The foundation year is made up of two half-years and deals with all the basic principles. By working on specific assignments you investigate all the elements of an image. There are lessons from different tutors, each of whom teaches in a block of six lessons and deals with a particular aspect, such as form, composition, colour and space. How, for example, to get the right proportions or shape onto your paper? How to work with light and shade in a drawing? What are the colour possibilities in a painting or how to create the suggestion of spatial perspective?
In this course you’ll learn all this and also be introduced to various materials such as charcoal, pastels, acrylics and Indian ink.
The foundation course starts twice a year, in February and again mid-September. After you have completed the first half-year, you can begin the second half-year to complete the other lessons of the foundation year, continuing on the same time/day of the week.
Courses are initially only offered on the website 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 spot for all lessons. If you miss a lesson once, there will be no refund.
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. You can also occasionally book a single lesson.