Workshop


Back to school! 6 days of illustration

BACK TO SCHOOL – een nieuwe illustratiecursus onder een nieuwe naam
>>> FOR ENGLISH READ BELOW

DATUM: 6 donderdagen (om de week) vanaf 8 september
TIJD: 13.00 – 16.00
PLAATS: Atelier OOSTERBOSCH – Vinkenstraat 154, Amsterdam
PRIJS: 350,- (incl. btw) voor 6 lessen OF 175,- (incl. btw) voor 3 lessen (les 1-3 of les 4-6)

Hoera! Illustration Studio Claudi & Valesca is een feit! Voortaan geven Claudi Kessels en ik onze lessen onder deze naam. Om dit te vieren beginnen we met een expositie bij Atelier Oosterbosch op 4 september (zie de vorige blogpost). De lessen zullen vanaf 8 september eens in de twee weken plaats vinden, zodat cursisten (lekker rustig aan!) veel tijd hebben voor eigen onderzoek en het geleerde in de praktijk te brengen. Er zullen laagdrempelige teken en stijlopdrachten zijn die je losmaken van zelfkritiek of twijfel. Hiermee starten we iedere les en deze vormen een opstap naar een afgerond werk. Je zult inzicht krijgen in het werk van een illustrator en we geven je tips geven hoe je zelf aan de slag kunt gaan.

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Tijdens de cursusdagen zal het volgende aan bod komen:
Illustratietechnieken: tekenen, schilderen, inkt, waterverf, collage
Stijlontwikkeling: stijl experimenten, compositie, kleurgebruik, contrasten, lijntekening, vorm/vlak)
Vakinhoudelijke kennis: waar laat je iets maken? klantencontact, hoe stuur je iets op? redactioneel/product, acquisitie
Conceptontwikkeling: hoe vertaal je een tekst naar een helder communicatief beeld met een eigen twist?
Basis digitale technieken: Een scan schoonmaken, selecteren werken in lagen, kleuren aanpassen, werken met maskers, drukklaar maken van een bestand

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Cursusdata zijn:
Blok A 8 sept, 22 sept, 6 okt (hierna 1 week extra vrij ivm herfstvakantie)
Blok B 27 okt, 10 nov, 24 nov
Heb je interesse, stuur dan een mailtje naar post@claudikessels.nl of mail@valescavanwaveren.com

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>>> BACK TO SCHOOL – a new illustration course under a new name

Claudi Kessels and I proudly present: Illustration Studio Claudi & Valesca! After the kick-off exhibition on the 4th of september (see the earlier post) we will give a six days illustration course, with a slow pace (once every two weeks) from Atelier Oosterbosch. By doing so our students have plenty of time to make homework and digest all that they have learned! We will set up an inspiring program.
Every two weeks we will start our lessons with some easy assignments to get in the creative mood and get rid of creative self-criticism and doubts. This will be a first step in making your final creations. During the lessons you will learn about: different illustration techniques, developing your own style, illustration as a profession, concept development, and digital basics.

Coursedates on Thursdays are:
Bloc A 8 sept, 22 sept, 6 oct (1 week extra ‘no school’ because of autumn holiday )
Bloc B 27 oct, 10 nov, 24 nov

TIME: 1 till 4 PM
PLACE: Atelier OOSTERBOSCH – Vinkenstraat 154, Amsterdam
PRICE: 350,- (incl. TAX) voor 6 lessen OF 175,- (incl. TAX) voor 3 lessen (lesson 1-3 of lesson 4-6)

 
 

Illustration Studio Claudi & Valesca

EXPOSITIE WATERWERELD samen met Claudi Kessels in Atelier Oosterbosch
(see below for English)
OPENING: zondag 4 september 2016
TIJD: 16.00-18.00
PLAATS: Atelier OOSTERBOSCH – Vinkenstraat 154, Amsterdam
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Illustratie ‘Bearded sailor’ door Claudi Kessels, illustraties rechts door Valesca van Waveren

Na de zomervakantie starten illustrator Claudi Kessels en ik samen officieel onze ‘Illustration Studio’
De workshops die Claudi en ik de afgelopen 2 jaar hebben gegeven op verschillende locaties waaronder Meet The Blogger Amsterdam, Flavourites Live, Show Up event alsook vanuit onze eigen studio hebben zich ontwikkeld tot een inspirerend programma, en het heeft zijn vruchten afgeworpen.

Cursisten zijn enthousiast en blijven elkaar motiveren. Er zijn voor de cursisten mooie opdrachten uit voortgekomen (o.a. voor Flow, Elle en voor verschillende restaurants) en een mooie feature door (aaaah!) the Jealous Curator. (Jaaaa, wij zijn natuurlijk hartstikke trots op onze getalenteerde groep)

Dit alles heeft bijgedragen aan mooie plannen voor het nieuwe jaar. Om deze plannen te presenteren is iedereen van harte welkom bij de feestelijke opening van de illustratie studio, die we starten met een expositie in Atelier Oosterbosch.
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Links Atelier Oosterbosch, rechts illustratie Valesca van Waveren ‘de Vuurdoop’ voor het Parool.

Vanaf 8 september starten Claudi en ik met nieuwe (tweewekelijkse) illustratielessen! Hierover zeer binnenkort meer op dit blog.

ENGLISH >>>
EXHIBITION WATERWORLD together with Claudi Kessels.
OPENING: sunday september 4th 2016
TIME: 16.00-18.00
PLACE: Atelier OOSTERBOSCH – Vinkenstraat 154, Amsterdam

After the summer holidays, Illustrator Claudi Kessels and I will officially start our ‘Illustration Studio’. Teaming up several times a year to give Illustration workshops! In the last two years we have had the pleasure of hosting workshops at several locations such as Meet the Blogger Amsterdam, Favorites Live, Show Up event and also in our own studio’s. We have developed an inspiring program, and can be proud of our students.

Participants are enthusiastic about the course and form an inspiring group that continuous to motivate each other. Resulting in beautiful assignments for a.o. Flow Magazine, Elle, and several restaurants, as well as an interview with (aaaah!) the Jealous Curator! (You can imagine how proud we are of our talented group of students)

This all contributed to new plans for the coming year. To present our plans we welcome everybody to the opening party of the illustration studio, kicking of with an exhibitor in Atelier Oosterbosch.

From september 8th onwards Claudi and I will start new biweekly illustration lessons. More about this soon on this blog!

 
 

Teaching at UCK in Utrecht

Hi there! From september till november I’ll be teaching at UCK in Utrecht at tuesday evenings. I will be replacing fellow illustrator and friend (and fellow mum!) Kim Welling during her maternity leave. She is expecting a second little one✨! I am honoured and happy Kim asked me to do this. In this lessons you will learn illustrating ‘analogue’ and ‘digital’. There is a room filled with computers, a beamer, and lot’s of material. Really looking forward to this. I love handmade works, flaws and mistakes. But I am so so gratefull for the possibilities of photoshop. It allows me to play a little in the composition, to combine elements I like best, and to adjust colors until I’m happy. So this is something I really enjoy teaching.
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In 12 evenings I will introduce you to illustration and working digitally. Enjoying painting/drawing/making is a first requirement and a basic computer knowledge is wanted. We will be scanning our handmade works, and I will learn lot’s of tips and tricks, mostly in Photoshop. It would be wise to order get photoshop in advance just so you can get to know the program. UCK has a really nice students offer!

If you are interested in a ‘les digital focused’ workshop in Amsterdam: Claudi Kessels and I are making new (september) plans for a workshop where the focus is more on working ‘analogue’. If you want us to keep you posted on that, please mail Claudi Kessels or me.

 
 

Mapping Amsterdam

On June 14th Claudi Kessels and I gave a workshop on how to make a map. It was our first time we gave our workshop at the inspiring Atelier Oosterbosch. This meant we could start of right in the centre of Amsterdam and take a nice walk to the Bickerseiland. The lovely old Amsterdam Warehouses, the water, and the flowers in full bloom made it a really beautiful starting Point.
Taking back all our reference materials we started with making maps back at the atelier. One of our participants, Herma Starreveld, made a really nice ‘making of’ blogpost about it, including a little movie showing her map!


 
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First time in Atelier Oosterbosch! On the left you see Claudi Kessels
 
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Flowers and a cat on a purrrfect spot- Bickerseiland
 
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The map of Herma Starreveld, go to‘making of’
 
Again we had some awesome talents at our table! You might want to check out there works:
Herma Starreveld
Jaqueline Storm
Marielle Hoekstra (SOONOK)
Caroline Vieira
Larisa Wiegant
Susanne Steenkamp
Thalysia van Esch (Stokwolf)
Martijntje van Schooten
Anita Oosterbosch

Claudi and I are making new workshop plans for after the summer holidays! If you would like some more information about that mail Claudi at claudikessels@gmail.com or me at mail@valescavanwaveren.com


 

 
 

Workshop AMSTERDAM mapmaking/productillustration

AMSTERDAM
mapmaking || product illustration

DATE: 14 June 2016
TIME: 10.00 – 14.30
PRICE: € 75,– inc BTW | lunch | artmaterials | handouts
PLACE: Atelier OOSTERBOSCH | Vinkenstraat 154 • Amsterdam
SUBJECT: Amsterdam, make your own map or product inspired on Amsterdam

Atelier OOSTERBOSCH is situated in a very inspiring and central neighbourhood of Amsterdam. Therefore, we want to start the day having a short walk around this neighbourhood collecting reference material for your own map. ( ± 30 minutes)

Claudi Kessels and I have worked on a new lessonplan for this illustration workshop and will give you loads of inspiration,
relevant theory and short drawing exercises: to guide you to your own map.

If you would like to be making images, experiment with style and technique, get to know illustration as a profession, get back to the drawing table, meet inspiring people or want to work on a portfolio piece this is something for you! Please contact us for more information or have a look at our website.

post@claudikessels.nl || http://www.claudikessels.nl
mail@valescavanwaveren.com || http://www.valescavanwaveren.com


 
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Atelier Oosterbosch


 

summerinthecity Summer in the city, illustration by Claudi Kessels


 

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Map of walking route through Bergen for Libelle


 
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Detail of Map Bergen


 
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Map of walking route through Leeuwarden for Libelle


 

 
 

Spring Workshop Illustration

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This march Claudi Kessels and I gave another Illustration workshop. This time we had 11 super talented participants, and a lot of fun! It is just so rewarding to see what people make, and also to see how everyone inspires each other.

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The beautiful prune drawing above is by Martijntje van Schooten (I really love those colors!). This was one of the ingredients she drew for the first workshop day with was all about illustrating recipes.

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The Garland above is a ‘motivational garland’ Cynthia Borst made during our second workshop day, which was about making collages and garlands.

Claudi and I were (as always) really thankful for the group of wonderful people that came together:

Anita van Oosterbosch
Jaqueline Storm
Muriel van der Meer Mohr
Marielle Hoekstra
Martijntje van Schooten
Nicola Kloosterman
Cynthia Borst
Laura de Grave
Sofieke Sparla
Naomi den Besten
Petra van Brecht

Claudi and I will be making plans again for an upcoming workshop! If you want us to keep you posted on any next events, please send Claudi Kessels or me a little mail and we’ll let you know about any new plans!

 
 

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