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Nog éen cursus in Rotterdam, beginnend in maart

In maart (2018) zal de laatste teken/illustratie cursus in Rotterdam plaatsvinden.
Want na de zomer vertrek ik weer naar Australie.
De cursus biedt een gevarieerd programma dat alle kanten en facetten van tekenen
vooral, maar ook illustreren, belicht en in praktijk brengt.

De lokatie is direkt aan de Maas. Als je even niet tekent, kan je zo vanuit je stoel naar
de voorbijvarende schepen op het water en de mensen op de kade kijken.
Links zie je de groene torentjes van hotel New York en rechts de SS Rotterdam.

De volgende teken en illustratie cursus is verplaatst naar 13 maart 2017

Het begin van de cursus tekenen en illustreren in Rotterdam is verplaatst van 6 naar 13 maart 2017. Voor informatie zie de het vorige blog of kijk op de website www.hooywerk.com. Bellen kan op 06 434 127 44

Cursus tekenen en illustreren begint 6 maart 2017

Op maandagmiddag, 6 maart 2017 begint in Maaskoe, een voormalig kapitein´s huis aan de Maas, een teken- en illustratie cursus.
De cursus is al gehouden in Australie en in Duitsland. Nu gaat hij van start in Rotterdam.

Je leert de technieken en vaardigheden van het tekenen én illustreren. Bij tekenen alleen denken we vooral aan het natuurgetrouw overbrengen wat je voor je ziet. Bij illustreren komt ook de bijdrage aan een verhaal in afbeeldingen er nog bij. Dat kan natuurlijk ook natuurgetrouw zijn maar hoeft niet.

Starting a Drawing and Illustrating Course

In about a month the schools have started again, and so will the Drawing and Illustrating Courses in Berlin. 
I offer on Mondays a course for children in the afternoon and one for adults in the evening (both in German). You can also do a course Online when that suits you better.
Online is more flexible, of course, as you are not committed to the Mondays.
And if you live in nowhere or somewhere far away from Berlin than an Online Drawing and Illustrating Course might be just the thing for you. 

Drawing book


drawing book, tekenboek

My many years of experience with drawing and illustrating as well as with teaching Drawing I have collected in a book. I can not tell you when I started this lesson book as that is really a long time ago, but I finished it end of last year (2013). 
It is printed on a good quality paper, in full colour and ringbinded so you can leave the book open on your table. It contains 100 pages full of illustrations, instructions, ideas and inspiration.

I always thought that lesson books are meant to be complicated and difficult to understand so that one gets the feeling of learning something worth while.

Illustrating course

Illustrating is like giving a drawing a purpose.

You can illustrate a letter, a story, or a whole book.
You can illustrate a powerpoint presentation for work, or a handbook with instructions. You can illustrate a boring study book in such a way, that students will find it easier and nicer to study and take more in.
You can illustrate a children´s book so that a child will remember it fifty years down the track. And of course, you can illustrate a card and send it away.
You can also illustrate a point you want to make or a joke.

One hand and your eyes are all you need to be able to draw.

Pigs fly. Varkentjes vliegen

A little while ago I broke my foot.The foot is now in plaster and I walk with one leg and two crutches around. There is quite a bit I can not do for a while.
I can´t ride my bike, can not drive        (I don´t have a car anyway), can hardly walk, can´t shower, can´t play a sport, etc. etc.
But I can still draw which I do more as usual now.
In my classes I have sometimes people with a handicap. They might not be able to use their legs or have maybe only one arm.

Starting a drawing course

drawing things. Tekenen                                                                       Starting a drawing course 















Another schoolyear has begun and new courses are starting everywhere as well.

I am also starting again. It will be my third year of teaching drawing in Berlin for young people from 9 years old up, in German, on Saturday mornings.

How to make people recognizable

My nieces finished their school exams (and passed) !
Graduation day. Examen gehaaldTo make them recognizable I surrounded them with `props.`
Merel on the right has longer hair and she likes to wear high heels and dress a bit classic. Veerle has shorter hair and likes to wear sneakers and look more sporty.

Merel in Dutch is also the name of a bird, so I let the bird fly around her.
Veerle in Dutch sounds a lot like Veer and that means a feather. So feathers are flying around her. They also have a black cat who does not understand the excitement.

How to start and when to finish a drawing

How to start and when to finish a drawing

You´d think that the hard bit is the actual drawing you do,
but often it is the beginning and the end of a drawing that can be the biggest challenge.

What will be the purpose of your drawing, what will you draw and how will you start?

For instance, my nieces are doing their school exams and I would like to send them a card with a drawing for when they have finished.
I ride my bike and think. I do the dishes and think. I sit in the sun and think.
It is not so much thinking even, it feels more like daydreaming where ideas are floating around in my head and slowly I get a picture of what my drawing should look like.