Ateliers Westerdok offers a variety of drawing and painting classes for both beginners and more advanced levels. A course at Ateliers Westerdok can be followed in two ways:
Would you like to attend weekly lessons at a fixed time? Then you can buy a fixed course per season, which lasts an average of 18 weeks.
Courses are initially only offered on the site as a complete curriculum. You can then register for the complete lesson program of 18 to 19 lessons per February or mid-September. This gives you priority on the available spots and guarantees that you have a place for all lessons. Regular participants have priority over Pre-paid participants up to two weeks before the start of the course season for reserving the available places. Unfortunately though, if you miss a lesson, you can’t catch up later or get your money back.
A year’s course consists of 2 seasons, which begin in Mid-September and early February of each year. On national holidays and in the summer holidays there are no classes.
Course materials are not included. For each class you attend with a life-model, a contribution of 5 euros to the model’s fee is included in the course fee.
Prepaid package 10 lessons
If you prefer to draw and paint regularly, but you cannot commit to a fixed day, or perhaps you are you going away for a while, then you can buy a Pre paid package of 10 lessons.
From two weeks before the start of the course it is possible to book the available spots as separate lessons. You can then buy a Prepaid package to book 10 lessons of your choice.
The Prepaid package is valid for 4 months from purchase. You are free at any time to attend lessons from available spots.
Regular participants have priority over Pre-paid participants to reserve the available places up to two weeks before the start of the course season.
Are all places reserved for a lesson but would you like to participate if a place becomes available? Then sign up for the waiting list. If someone has to unsubscribe, you will receive a message that a place has become available and you can still make your booking. There are no classes during the summer holidays.
No material is included in the lessons. For every lesson or open studio model session you attend, for which a model is booked, an amount of 5 euros applies for the contribution to the model pool. You will be able to pay them separately. You cannot use a prepaid credit for weekly lessons for workshops or Masterclasses.
Single or trial lesson
If you want to try out a lesson once, before you buy the course or Pre-paid 10 lessons, you buy a Pre-paid for 1 trial lesson. You can take a trial lesson at any time of the year, and make reservations for availability. Please note that regular participants and Pre-paid participants have priority over the available places.
Although the standard language in most of the classes is Dutch, English-speaking students are of course always welcome; all our art teachers can speak English during the individual explanation and guidance. Especially for English-speaking participants, we offer an art class in English on Wednesday evening.