Adult Workshops

Tous les cours sont dispensés en anglais et en français

These are day long workshops running monthly. Catering for all levels from the practising artist or designer to the complete beginner. There are no more than ten participants per workshop and the group dynamic has proven to be very positive since we first started the workshops at the opening of Espace5. Each workshop focuses on a particular subject and or technique and is offered at level I and II. At the end of the 10 sessions participants will put on an exhibition of their work within the walls of Espace5.

Underpinning all learning at Espace 5 is the recognition that the human species responds badly to stress and worry. So we leave all that at the door when crossing the threshold of Espace 5. Once in the workshop we generate a warm, friendly, stimulating atmosphere within a great facility, supported with excellent food and drinks. The mission of Espace 5 is to leave all visitors in a position where they are better equipped to deal with their own lives when they leave the space than when they first arrived. We are building a community of liberal minded learners.


Alongside that is the need to enhance the learners visual literacy and skill sets through a series of structured workshops which explore specific techniques, media and genre in depth.

Year Plan 18/19

Sep 29, 2018

10:30 AM - 17:30PM

Color Theory I - Abstract Art

Introduction to the complexities of colour theory. With the brief overview of the pioneering work the likes of Joseph Itten before moving to the practical implications of colour theory in image making 

Oct 27, 2018

10:30 AM - 17:30PM


Color Theory II - Abstract Art

Learners will enhance their understanding of color and begin to get a good feel for the incredible complexity and beauty inherent in color. Participants will translate their personal learning outcomes in authentic finished work in acrylic paints. 

Nov 24, 2018

10:30 AM - 17:30PM

CityScapes I - Dry Pastels

We will start with a look at early Renaissance cityscape's skipping through to the industrialized world cityscape. A brief introduction to basic perspective is necessary before we turn our attentions to our own work.

Dec 15, 2018

10:30 AM - 17:30PM

CityScapes II - Dry Pastels

The inspiration for this workshop will come from the cityscape's in comics and to be found in Sci-Fi.

A quick look at the illustrations for Gotham City will help us calibrate our own composition that we can then render.

Jan 26, 2019

10:30 AM - 17:30PM

Still Life Drawing I - Pencil

We could do worse than start with paying homage to the mark making of Durer. We will then take our time over the execution of a formal academic still life using a traditional step by step approach

Feb 23, 2019

10:30 AM - 17:30PM

Still Life Drawing II - Ink and Watercolor

The Dutch are of course past masters of this genre for pretty obvious reasons. We will take inspiration from their compositions whilst translating it to our own style.

Mar 23, 2019

10:30 AM - 17:30PM

Experimental Portraiture I - Dry Pastels

After a brief overview of the concept and reasoning behind portraiture we will execute a portrait of our own again using well tried academic practise.

Apr 27, 2019

10:30 AM - 17:30PM

Experimental Portraiture II - Mixed Media

This workshop will be approached via the work of the cubists. Specific exercises and drawing tools will enable the participants to develop their own unique composition. 

May 25, 2019

10:30 AM - 17:30PM

Composition & Decomposition I - Acrylics

Starting with a look at very different cultures approach to image making we will create an image based on our own story line which requires little or no technique.

Jun 22, 2019

10:30 AM - 17:30PM

Composition & Decomposition II - Acrylics

 Using the theory of movements like the Bauhaus we will design and execute our own composition using acrylic paints.

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Why not become a member of the ALLMINDS community and gain free access to events hosted by Espace 5 such as   :

  • any vernissage of exhibitions

  • regular Pro Talks

  • your own joint exhibition.

So why not do yourself a favour and register as a member now :

Silver Membership

4 Workshops

 Every Last Sunday of the month

10:30 - 17:30

Materials and lunch provided. Apero and small exhibition at the end of the day


800 chf

Gold Membership

10 Workshops

 Every Last Sunday of the month

10:30 - 17:30

Materials and lunch provided. Apero and small exhibition at the end of the day


1,800 chf

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