You start this course at the beginning, that is: drawing from observation, using the effects of light and shadow, mixing colors, how to use different types of brushes and paints, and how to construct an engaging composition. You will be introduced to a wealth of possible materials; from pen and ink to charcoal, acrylic paint, oil paint and pastels.
If you ever stand in front of a painting and think ‘I want to be able to do that’ or when you have a hundred pictures on your phone that you ‘should make something out of’, but you have not touched a pencil or brush for years and you don’t know where to start, then this course is for you. And if you sometimes make a nice doodle and you wish to go further with that, or you encounter artistic problems you cannot solve by yourself, you’re very welcome.
Teacher and artist Rini Brakkee has been drawing, painting and crafting in all possible materials since childhood. She graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld academy and exhibits her work regularly. After working as a teacher for various clients she workshop/gallery space Groeten van Marc in 2017. She would love to share with you the inspiration that you can find in any circumstance, and the utter joy that comes from making your very own artwork.
Drawing and painting is relaxing for many people, and at the same time an adventure. As Bob Ross said: “You can do anything you want to do. This is your world.” And that’s what makes it so wonderful: once you have practiced the technique a bit you can make whatever you want, you’re the boss inside your painting or drawing. Be surprised and inspired!
Broad overview of the course program
Still life with geometrical shapes (pencil)
Still life with glassware (charcoal)
Color wheel, dark-light ladder
Still life with fruit
(Self) portrait sketching in pencil and painting in oils
Line perspective (ink and watercolors)
Atmospheric perspective, landscape in acrylic paint
Proportions of the human body
Aspects of a balanced/interesting composition (collage)
Transferring a photo to canvas or paper
If you have other interests or things you would like to learn, just ask! At Groeten van Marc experiments are encouraged!
Non Dutch speakers are very welcome, we can speak English.