Workshops

Short lessons program with a specific topic or technique for beginners or more advanced learners.nd

In addition to the six-monthly programs, Ateliers Westerdok also offers short workshops. The short series of lessons can only be booked as a full series. Individual lessons can only be booked if there are free places after the start of the course.

Material
You must provide your own materials. If necessary, paper is available at the studio. In the workshop description you will find more information about the specific materials required.

In case of a Lockdown
The lessons take place in the studio. In the event of a new lockdown due to Corona measures, the lessons will be continued online. Lessons will therefore not be postponed to a later time and there will be no refund.

How can you find more information about the short courses
Click on the blue letters of the short course below. Or scroll to the bottom of this page with a description of all workshops.

Short courses February- March 2021

Wednesday 10 February to 17 March from 10.00-12.30: Short course ‘Cityscapes in watercolor’
Number of weeks: 6
Teacher: Tatyana Yassievich
Level: (semi) advanced
Price: 200 euros

Wednesday 10 February to / m 17 March from 19.30-22.00: Short course drawing and painting texture: ‘Under the skin’ (main language English)
Number of weeks: 6
Art teacher: Cathelijn van Goor
Level: basic
Price: 200 euros

Thursday 11 February to 18 March from 19.30-22.00: Short course Sketchbook: ‘How to develop an idea’
Number of weeks: 6
Teacher: Sarah Barkmeijer
Level: (semi) advanced
Price: 200 euro

Saturday 13 February to 20 March from 10.00-12.30: Short course Drawing portraits
Number of weeks: 6
Teacher: Tatyana Yassievich
Level: basic + (semi) advanced
Price: 200 euro + 5 euro per lesson, contribution to model pot, pay on the spot

Saturday 13 February to March 20 from 10.00-12.30: Short painting course: ‘A variety of colors’
Number of weeks: 6
Teacher: Willem Moeselaar and Cathelijn van Goor
Level: basic + (semi) advanced
Price: 200 euro

Saturday February 13 to March 20 from 1.30 pm to 4 pm: Short course Drawing
Number of weeks: 6
Teacher: Cathelijn van Goor
Level: (semi) advanced
Price: 200 euros

Saturday February 13 to March 20 from 1.30 pm to 4 pm: Short course Paper-Art
Number of weeks: 6
Teacher: Sarah Barkmeijer
Level: basic
Price: 200 euros

Sunday 14 February to 14 March from 10.00-12.30: Short course Mix of Techniques
Number of weeks: 4
Dates: 14/02, 21/02, 07/03 and 14/03/2021
Teacher: Willem Moeselaar
Level: basic + (semi) advanced
Price: 140 euros

Monday February 15th to March 22nd from 19.30-22.00: Short course painting composition: ‘Determine place’
Number of weeks: 6
Teacher: Paul Nassenstein
Level: basic
Price: 200 euros

Monday February 15th to March 22nd from 19.30-22.00: Short Course Drawing Model
Number of weeks: 6
Teacher: Tatyana Yassievich
Level: basic + (semi) advanced
Price: 200 euro + 5 euro per lesson, contribution to the model pot, pay on the spot

Tuesday February 16 to March 23 from 19.30-22.00: Short course Proportion, Measurement, Tone: ‘Draw Like a Sculptor’
Number of weeks: 6
Teacher: Cathelijn van Goor
Level: basic
Price: 200 euros

Sunday 21 and 28 February from 11 am-5pm: Masterclass Juul Kraijer
Number of weeks: 21
Teacher: Juul Kraijer
Level: basic + (semi) advanced
Price: 250 euro + 40 euro contribution model pot

Sunday 28 February and 7 March from 11.00-16.30: Masterclass Rosemin Hendriks
Number of weeks: 2
Level: basic + (semi) advanced
Price: 220 euros

Reservation mandatory

Because of the Corona regulations Ateliers Westerdok is raganized with solid working spots in the studio and guiding path for for walking to guarantee the 1,5 meter distance rules.
With these Corona-protection layout the Atelier aan de kade contains  14 working spotsant the Atelier aan het zijstraatje just 11. Every working spot has its own ezel, table and chair.
Everyone should reserved a working spot on for hand.
For more information about the measurements , Click here.

The lessons take place in the studio, unless the studios are closed  due to a Corona lockdown. In that case the lessons will be continued online.

Below is an overview of all workshops. Click on the (green) button Courses to view all starting dates. In the schedule overview you will find specific information and click on the button reserve to book.

Short course 'Cityscapes in watercolor'

Wednesday 10 February to 17 March from 10.00-12.30

Do you want to explore watercolour painting, but never took the opportunty? Or do you want to develop a specific study in watercolours? Why not devote a short time to trying out or further investigation this technique. During this workshop your teacher introduces the technical aspects of the materials used. How do you use the paint? Which techniques can you explore? Which papers can you choose? Which colours do you use?
In addition to the technical explanation you get various assignments. You often work from the classical approach, studying a still-life for example. The panoramic views over the Westerdok, the boats and architecture, the skies and the reflections on the water though also make this spot a very special place to paint in watercolours.
In case of a lockdown, the lessons continue online. You then use photos or digital material that you receive as a source of inspiration.

Short course drawing and painting texture: ’Under the skin’ (main language English)

Wednesday February 10th to March 17th from 19.30-22.00

How do you express the texture of fabric or other materials? That is what we’ll be dealing with in this section. The scaly skin of a fish, for example, will need to be treated differently than the bark of a tree trunk or a bird’s feathers. Using pencil and acrylic paint you’ll investigate how to express a suggestion of various different surfaces. The focus here is:- texture. 

Short course Sketchbook: 'How to develop an idea'

Thursday 11 February to 18 March from 19.30-22.00

What can form the starting point for making visual art? An assignment, a study of form or an experiment might give you the impulse to know what you want to aim for. In this block you get acquainted with how to develop your ideas in order to make visual art.
Through experiment and study, collecting and sketching you become aware where your interests lie and how to further develop your ideas. You get insights into the concepts behind works of art of other artists, as a result of which the personal approach to your own work becomes more profound. For example, how did Yves Klein arrive at the choice of working solely with ultramarine pigment?
During the lessons you work with a source book, in which you gather your choices and set them down. This could be visual material but also a text, a piece of music or an artistic event. You can make use of this source book further on in the course and beyond, whilst also making your own work.

Short course Portrait drawing and painting

Saturday 13 February to 20 March from 10.00-12.30

In these lessons, you’ll get to grips with reproducing the human figure on a flat surface. In the lessons, we concentrate on making a head and shoulders portrait.
The basic principles such as proportion, foreshortening, creating lines and the toning of colour will be dealt with in various studies. We work with a live model, both while drawing as well as when painting.
For these lessons a contribution applies of 5 euros for the modelfee to be paid on the spot at the studio. If the lessons are taught online in the event of a lockdown, digital samples will be sent.

Short course painting: 'A variety of colors'

Saturday 13 February to 20 March from 10.00-12.30

In this block, you’ll be learning about colour – the basic techniques of mixing colours and the effect of the surroundings on colours. Through various assignments you discover what makes up a colour. You’ll not only be mixing cool and warm colours, but also investigate colour contrast and colour tones. As well as making colour charts, you will paint a still-life with acrylic paint – in colour of course! The focus here is:- mixing colours. 

Short course Drawing

Saturday February 13 to March 20 from 1.30 pm to 4 pm

In this short course, you explore the possibilities within the medium of drawing in a playful way. You explore the boundaries of drawing and beyond.
Every lesson, you work from an assignment, with varied and diverse drawing materials. Sometimes you draw from perception, sometimes from the imagination or in an abstract way. Using examples from contemporary, but also classical drawings, you get a broad understanding and under-pinning of what it really means to draw. You try to broaden your own possibilities and expand your capabilities. By trying new things, you get ever closer to your own core strengths and abilities with regard to drawing. Everybody follows their own process: sketches, very precise and detailed drawings, drawing with loose and wild lines, contrast built from deep layering, drawing with colour or in black and white, drawing at very large or very small scale, collage, drawing with spots or lines; these are just some examples of the variety of techniques that is covered in the lessons.
In addition to technique also comes experimentation, interpretation, imagination, creating your own unique and interesting image whilst evaluating its significance.
This course is suitable for intermediate and advanced students. Each season, the lessons are adapted to the group. You can join the course several times and develop your skills with whilst setting ever new challenges. 

Short course Paper-Art

Saturday February 13 to March 20 from 1.30 pm to 4 pm

Paper is often used as a support for a work of art, but in this short course, paper itself plays the leading role.
Each lesson you use a different technique, angle and source of inspiration to approach the material ‘paper’. Applications such as embossing, folding, cutting, deforming, framing, composition, 3D modeling, product design are all covered.
In addition to the range of new techniques, you will be inspired and guided in making your own original paper work pieces. Sources of inspiration include Alexander Lucie Houdkova, Korzer-Robinson, Jen Stark, Geraldine Gonzalez, Mia Pearlman and Peter Gentenaar.
After this short course you will be able to independently further develop your research into paper as a material and you will be given tools to further deepen your techniques.

Short course Mix of Techniques

Sunday 14 February to 14 March from 10.00-12.30

This course guides you and provides inspiration in order to develop your own creativity. Would you like to try out some new techniques in addition to drawing and painting? Do you want to develop your own ideas when creating a new work? Would you like to try out something new or enrich your own artistic development? Then this course is for you. It allows for experimentation in drawing, painting, textiles, photography and with other materials as you expand your technical capabilities and interests.
The lessons are led by Willem Moeselaar, who shares with you his knowledge of a wide range of visual techniques; printing and graphic design are his speciality. He will demonstrate techniques, inspire you with introductions to key artists and facilitate reflection on particular works of art. There are also classes in techniques such as screen printing, ceramics and textiles.
The Studio offers a professional etching press for number of printing techniques which you can try out during these lessons.
The teacher questions you, stimulates you, gives assignments and provides technical support. On this course, you will work at your own level and be individually coached and guided. Suitable for beginners to advanced. 

Short course painting compositions: 'Determining composition'

Monday, February 15 to March 22 from 19.30-22.00

This block is about how and where to position forms, objects and colours in your work. You’ll make studies of geometric figures in charcoal, paint and collage. Then using objects you’ve chosen, you’ll arrange your own still-life, based on the theory of underlying composition. Once you’ve determined how you want to frame the still-life on your paper, you set to work with your own materials. The focus here is:- composition. 

Short course Model drawing and painting

Monday, February 15 to March 22 from 19.30-22.00

In these lessons, you’ll get to grips with reproducing the human figure on a flat surface. In the lessons, we working on the head-to-toe human figure.
The basic principles such as proportion, foreshortening, creating lines and the toning of colour will be dealt with in various studies. We work with a live model, both while drawing as well as when painting.
For these lessons a contribution applies of 5 euros for the modelfee to be paid on the spot at the studio. If the lessons are taught online in the event of a lockdown, digital samples will be sent. The focus here is:- proportions of the figure. 

Short course Proportion, Measurement, Tone: 'Draw Like a Sculptor'

Tuesday February 16 to March 23 from 19.30-22.00

In a straightforward fashion, you learn how to successfully arrive at the right form and size of an object. Drawing like a sculptor, you’ll start by ‘hacking out’ the rough shape of your subject. Using more refined techniques you’ll arrive at the right proportions and an accurate impression of a still-life. You also learn how to work with light and shade on paper to create the impression of a 3-dimensional object. You work with charcoal and ink on white paper as well as with white chalk on black paper. The focus here is:- measure and compare. 

Masterclass Juul Kraijer

Sunday 21 and 28 February from 11 am-5pm

“A face and profile with a branching vein from the nose, a girl’s figure with vertebrae in the shape of bird’s heads, a human head on the body of a snake: Juul Kraijer (Assen, 1970) draws what is anatomically impossible. Her drawings, which are often man-sized, depict ’embodied states of mind’, not real situations.
Kraijer does not show much in her work. There is rarely a question of perspective, an environment, clothing or furniture. Instead, the figures are surrounded by blank paper. Moreover, she draws her figures largely from lines, she only fills in a few parts. The material Kraijer works with, charcoal and pastel, reinforces the emptiness in her drawings: it is loose and powdery and has a thin and soft appearance. Erasing and sweeping is almost as important to Kraijer. She leaves earlier positions of the body partly visible, they remain as traces on the paper. ”
source: https://hollandsemeesters.info/posts/show/7962

In this Masterclass of 2 days you will be inspired and guided by Juul to create one or more of your own works based on a model. You explore drawing with charcoal on the basis of the human (female) body.
The artist introduces her own work by showing the short documentary ‘Dutch Masters’, supplemented with images of recent work. After this inspiration, Juul invites the undressed model to the stage and gives instructions on how to get started with charcoal. You work on large drawing papers of 70 x 100 cm. The short positions can also be used on smaller sheets.
You explore the material by drawing and, on the basis of art-historical examples, you will investigate your imagination and your own interpretation of the model. You will make several studies this weekend.
A model is present all weekend. When booking this Masterclass an extra model contribution of 40 euros is added.

Masterclass Rosemin Hendriks

Sunday 28 February and 7 March from 11 am to 4.30 pm

In this two-day masterclass, you will be inspired and guided by Rosemin to come up with your own work based on a photo of yourself or a model of your own choice.
After an introduction by the artist about her own work and inspiration plus a short film, you start working on a photographic portrait. In doing so, you are the model yourself. If you have provided your own model, you can photograph him or her during this part of the Masterclass.
You select one of the photos taken. An A3 print of it is used for setting up your drawing in charcoal or pencil. Then, using your imagination, you begin to interpret in your own way the different elements that make up the face.
During the second day you continue work on your portrait. You can, if you wish, bring along a number of pictures of things that inspire you (in terms of shape for example). You can perhaps choose to integrate some their elements into your own portrait. Also, you can use a number of supporting colours to accentuate certain elements.