assistant: KOEN JACOBS

The springschool is a new initiative of MASieraad, intended for students or graduates of art academies, and artists/designers/teachers that seek to deepen their work. We are looking for an international group of participants. At the first spring school Aldo Bakker, Liesbeth den Besten, Ted Noten and Ruudt Peters give each one day of teaching.  MAGNITUDE takes place in the Dutch countryside.


In astronomy, MAGNITUDE  is a unitless measure of the brightness of an object in a defined passband, often in the visible or infrared spectrum, but sometimes across all wavelengths. An imprecise but systematic determination of the magnitude of objects was introduced in ancient times by Hipparchus.

In this springschool MAGNITUDE we learn how to look, work, write, and talk. The tree artists and art-historian guide you on the way to delve deeper into your own visual language and get a better understanding of your artistic language.

In MAGNITUDE we emphasize an awareness of your place as artist/jewellery-maker in the jewellery field. MAGNITUDE is about strength, we will positively convert this energy into art and art- jewellery.

It can be difficult to stick clearly to your concept until the very end – critics, former teachers or the wearer are always looking over your shoulder.  In MAGNITUDE we will silence those inner voices and celebrate the making, trying to discover MAGNITUDE in all its possible entities. You learn to think open minded in MAGNITUDE and give shape to your own dreams.

The MAGNITUDE springschool is built on a step-by-step process of education in which an end product is not the most important goal. The emphasis lies on personal guidance and development. The participants are given the tools with which to continue this process on their own. By means of direct action people learn to take steps.


We arrange an ‘open call’ especially for BA students from art-schools who are in their final BA program, they can apply to attend MAGNITUDE for a reduced price of € 1275,-- exclusive 21% VAT tax. There are only 3 spots available, Deadline 1st of February 2023. How to apply? Please send with your application: 1, Letter of recommendation from your professor. 2, Official certificate of registration from your university. 3, statement about why you want to attend the workshop and what you want to learn.


Dates: 11 till 14 April, 2023.
Arrival: Tuesday, 11rd April, 2023, 9.00 hrs at the train station of Ravenstein.
The course starts: Tuesday, 11rd April, 2023, 10.00 hrs at the summer studio.
The course ends: Friday, 14th April, 2023,
Departure: Friday, 14th April, 2023, 19.00 hrs. at the train station of Ravenstein.
Place: Summer studio, Ravenstein the Netherlands
Accommodations: 2 / 4 person rooms, de Maasgaarde, Megen.

Price: Including accommodation, food, drinks, wine, and insurance.

€ 1775,-- euro exclusive 21% VAT tax

Non European participants don't have to pay 21% VAT tax
European participants with a valid VAT number do not have to pay VAT

REGISTRATION Please mail to: info@ruudtpeters.nl

- 6 images of your work, only in 72 dpi.
- photo of yourself
- curriculum vitae
- statement of motivation: why you like to participate

Amount: ±12 persons can participate in the course

Language: English, German, Dutch  

Registration closes: 1st of April 2023

Participation: Registrations are processed in the order in which they arrive.


Total payment: The total springschool fee has to be paid 1st of April 2023 before the workshop starts.

This sum confirms the participation and is non refundable.

Please transfer at : M.P. PETERS with mention of MASieraad

IBAN NL12 ABNA 0590 4588 41  -   BIC-Swift  ABNANL2A

ABN AMRO BANK, Gustav Mahlerlaan 10, 1082 PP  Amsterdam, the Netherlands

(We send you an invoice, we don’t accept cheques)


If we receive your application and total payment before the 1st of February 2023 a discount on the price will be given, discount price: 1575,--  euro exclusive 21% VAT tax


For more information: info@ruudtpeters.nl

We would be very grateful if you would pass on this information to other interested artists & jewellery makers.