Open Studio Life-Drawing

weekly model drawing, model painting, portrait drawing, portrait painting after 'life' model

General information

Ateliers Westerdok offers open sessions for anyone wishing to paint or draw independently using a live model. Professionals and amateurs can brush up their drawing and painting skills and technique in an informal atmosphere.
Professional and experienced models with varied looks and body-types are booked to support and facilitate the creative process.
There is no formal teaching but there is always a guide on hand (who also paints or draws him/herself) to supervise the class and to facilitate the models. Models pose clothed, nude or semi-nude. The character of each session varies according to the model, chosen theme or poses and the length of each pose.
You will need to provide your own drawing and painting materials. Paper is available if required. A workspace with an easel and a table is ready for you at the studio.

Waitinglist
Are all places reserved but would you like to participate if a space 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.

Modelfee
For each session an additional contribution of € 5 per participant per session will be charged for the model pool, which is managed on behalf of the participants by Ateliers Westerdok. This extra contribution will be settled when you book your Prepaid. The prices stated in the agenda are without the contribution for the modelfee. The amount for this modelfee will only be visible during the registration process.

Materials

You will need to provide your own drawing and painting materials.  For these sessions it is not permitted to use our materials or small equipment, but easels and tables are of course made available. Large sketch or drawing paper of 50 x 65 cm. or 70 x100 cm. is available. Please bring 2 euros in cash with you for this as there is no Cash Dispenser close by.

Zoom
For some of these sessions on Thursday evenings we will also provide an online connection via ZOOM, so you can also join from home. For these sessions, you also need to register via our booking site.

Mailinglist
Updates are announced via the newsletter or can be seen in the booking system. During the holidays there is an adjusted schedule. This will be announced via the newsletter and on this page. Please subscribe to our newsletter below.

Reservation required
Because of the Corona measures, Ateliers Westerdok is equipped with fixed workplaces and walking routes to guarantee the 1.5 distance rule. With this Corona-free interior, 14 workplaces have been realized in the Atelier on the quay and 11 workspaces in the Atelier on the side street. Each workplace has its own easel, table and chair. Everyone must register per lesson in advance. An instruction film about how to make your booking can be found on the FAQ page. For more information about our measures regarding Corona, please see this page.

Explanation diagram below

The diagram below shows two buttons:

  • the Classes button shows the overview of this week’s lessons for this course (not all courses).
  • The Courses button shows the start dates of the different classes. You can then click on Info per course to find the planning of that course.

Models this month

Tuesday 10.30-13.00
December 1: Sook in colorful clothes, 1 long pose
December 8: Niek, characteristic face, 1 long portrait pose
December 15: Almendra, handsome Peruvian, 1 long pose, half dressed
December 22: Fabiana, slim Italian, 1 long pose, half dressed

Wednesday 20.00-22.30
December 2: Lisa, USA, dark, expressive short poses, undressed
December 9: Ditte, blond Scandinavian model, short poses, undressed
December 16: Maria Jose, dark Spanish model, short poses, undressed
December 23: Francesca, graceful Italian model, short poses, undressed

Thursday 19.30-22.00
December 3: Balthazar, male model undressed, short poses
December 10: Mark, male model undressed, short poses
December 17: Celia, female model, undressed, short poses
December 24: no session due to Christmas

Friday 10.00-12.30
December 4 & 11: Susanne
December 18: Francesca

Press the “Classes” button to see the weekly schedule.

Regular sessions

Tuesday morning
from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
1 long pose, clothed or nude
facilitator: Ruud Ritsma)
Wednesday evening
from 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm
short poses, nude
facilitator: Ruud Ritsma)
Thursday evening
from 7.30 pm to 10 pm
inspiration evening model, clothed or nude - theme varies per week . Also to participate home via Zoom
facilitator: Joeri Léfevre
Friday morning
from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
2 or 3 weeks same long pose, nude
facilitator: Amber Moonen or Jiri Jilma

Prices from June 2020

Zoom session

10

per session

Zoom session is € 5,- incl. VAT +  € 5,- modelfee

Buy a Prepaid

One-off class

15

per session

A single session is € 10,- including 21% btw + contribution of € 5 for the modelfee

Buy a Prepaid

Pre-paid package 10

140

for 10 sessions

This package is valid for 4 months after purchase and is personal. A Pre-paid package for 10 sessions is € 90 incl. 21% VAT. + contribution of € 50 for the modelfee.

Buy a Prepaid

Pre-paid package 20

260

for 20 sessions

This package is valid for 6 months after purchase and is personal. A Pre-paid package for 20 sessions is € 160, – including 21% VAT. + contribution of € 100 for the modelfee

Buy a Prepaid

Prices from January 2021

Zoom session

10

per session

Zoom session is € 5,- incl. VAT +  € 5,- modelfee

Buy a Prepaid

One-off class

17,50

per session

A single session is € 12,50  including 21% btw + contribution of € 5 for the modelfee

Buy a Prepaid

Pre-paid package 10

162,50

for 10 sessions

This package is valid for 4 months after purchase and is personal. A Pre-paid package for 10 sessions is € 112,50 incl. 21% VAT. + contribution of € 50 for the modelfee.

Buy a Prepaid

Pre-paid package 20

300

for 20 sessions

This package is valid for 6 months after purchase and is personal. A Pre-paid package for 20 sessions is € 200, – including 21% VAT. + contribution of € 100 for the modelfee

Buy a Prepaid

Summer program

There will be an adapted summer program between July 10, 2021 and August 22, 2021 . We then offer two sessions per week. The Wednesday evenings take place weekly. In addition, also some Sunday mornings. The exact data is in the overview.

Exposition Open Studio Life-Drawing

Every year there is a special exhibition with work by participants who join the Open Studio Life-Drawing sessions. 

Information about participation and announcements for this exhibition runs via the newsletter and Facebook.

In 2020, the annual exhibition from May 28 to June 18 will be postponed due to Corona. A new date for this exhibition will be set later. Participants who want to participate can register via info@atelierswesterdok.nl.