When you want complete freedom to explore different art mediums and different subjects at your own pace, with the option of advice and support from an experienced teacher, the Open Studio sessions are for you. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never made art before, or if you’re already an artist, looking for a time and place to create – you can do it all here, and enjoy being around other people who are learning and experimenting too.
Need inspiration? The studio is full of things to give you ideas: books, art catalogues, materials you’ve never tried before and an array of work in progress stacked around the walls. People work from photos, copy great masters or contemporary geniuses, take their inspiration from interiors magazines, Starbucks art, travel memories, novels they’ve read etc. The variety of work that’s produced is staggering (see student’s gallery), and almost all of it ends up framed and hanging proudly on a wall.
The use of all studio materials is included in the price, with the exception of canvas. If you know you’re going to need a canvas it’s always best to bring one with you. They are readily available at branches of Co-op Bau & Hobby, the biggest Migros stores, many Papeteries, and of course, art supply stores (see here for addresses). Help yourself to coffee, tea and an apron or old shirt from our rack – you really don’t need to bring anything with you.
You are welcome to come to any Open Studio session – you don’t need to commit to any particular schedule, and you can pay as you go (CHF 75 for three hours or 50 for two hours) or buy an Abonnement. Payment details can be found here.
Open Studio sessions take place on Monday afternoons from 13.30 – 16.30, Tuesday evenings from 18.30 – 21.30 and occasionally on Wednesday mornings from 10.00 – 13.00 (for Monday afternoon dates see here, for Tuesday evening dates see here, and for Wednesday morning dates see here).
Image above by Dana B. after Klee.