This course has unfortunately been canceled for fall 2019. Do you wish to be updated about next year’s program for teenagers? Send Rini an email at email@example.com
For young people that enjoy painting, drawing and making art, and who consider going to art school, this course will be perfect. We dive deeper into the technique of various modern and contemporary artists, but also study their motivations: why do they make art? And why do they make the kind of art they do? How is your surrounding culture and your history influential on your world view, and how would you like to change the world?
First we look at the work of an artist and discuss, and read something about their life and way of working. Then we make one or more works ourselves, based on the technique, statement or other aspect of the artist we studied. We can do this in various media: oil paint, acrylics, drawing media (charcoal, ink, pencils, crayons, etc), photography, video, sculptural materials, and collage. We devote two classes to each artist.
This fall we will be inspired by the following artists:
Kerry James Marshall
Possibly you will be asked to do a small assignment at home, such as taking pictures or writing something.
Teacher Rini Brakkee took many art classes herself as a child up until she went to the Gerrit Rietveld academy to get her Bachelor of Fine Arts. She believes everyone should experience the joy of creating. Especially as a teenager, when you are forming your identity and position towards others, it is enriching to express yourself in art. Art has not one true answer, in art diversity and originality is celebrated, one makes art to discover oneself and to share something with the viewer. Teenagers can be very hard on themselves and others, and by looking at art with an open and curious mind, we practice tolerance and positive community.
Do you have a lower income but you want to give your child a great art course? It’s possible to receive funding from the Jongeren Cultuur Fonds