Drawing and painting classes for kids in Amsterdam
Do you like to make big wonderful paintings? Or to draw small comic strips? Do you like to build a spaceship out of cardboard? Or a papier maché castle? Do you want to learn how to draw a horse that looks very real? It is all possible at Atelier Greetings from Marc. So you will develop your skills in various media, and also use your imagination and creativity.
Each lesson starts with an exercise that is meant to teach you something about drawing and painting, about old and new art, or to give you an idea for a new work of art. For example, we might make a poster of ourselves as a superhero, or put chance to work like the surrealists did, or make a mask. In the exercises we will discover chalk, pencil, acrylic oil and watercolor paint, felt pen, collage, charcoal, stamp making (depending a little on the abilities of the group) and much more. When you are done with the exercise, you can start working on your own project, and we will of course help you with that. Twice a year we organize an exhibition with your artworks!
Rini Brakkee is the owner of Groeten van Marc, she has a lot of experience in giving creative lessons to children. The most important thing is fun and self-confidence, then learning comes naturally. She is curious about every child and his/her ambitions.
Melany Mol teaches the classes on Thursdays. She graduated in 2016 as an art teacher from the Art Academy Utrecht. She developed her teaching skills further while working in various high schools and museums. Because of this varied background she can switch easily between different levels and make anyone curious about art. Her classes are typically humorous and fun. Growth and development are a central feature.
Lieselot Versteeg is our substitute teacher, she works as a visual artist and writer and is interested in the stories that unfold when bodies and materials transform. Teaching and facilitating creative processes of kids is an important part of her practice. She develops and teaches workshops and classes in various primary schools in Amsterdam.
Try – out class
Do you want to attend a try-out class? We look forward to meeting you! Send an e-mail to Rini at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0618081820. Costs are € 10, – You can enroll on any desired date (outside the school holidays), because we always have fun new assignments where children can learn something at every level. Momentarily we have open spots only on Thursday afternoon and evening.
Twice a year we organize and exhibition of the artworks made by the kids. Hopefully this will be possible again June/July 2021.
Class times kids age 6 to 12: 16.00 – 17.30 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Teenagers age 12 to 18: Thursday 19.00 – 20.30
Start date is depending on the end of the lockdown.
Do you have a lower income and would you like to give your child a great quality art course nonetheless? See if this is possible with subsidy from the Jongeren Cultuurfonds