Workshop


Spring Workshop Illustration

I L L U S T R A T I E W O R K S H O P – 15 en 22 maart
(see below for English)

Deze maart zullen Claudi Kessels en ik een nieuwe illustratiecursus verzorgen: we zijn nog druk bezig met de voorbereidingen maar hebben al veel plannen:

Op de dinsdagen 15 en 22 maart tussen 10.00 en 14.00 uur geven wij een workshop voor iedereen die graag willen leren illustreren en meer over de veelzijdigheid van het vak te weten leren komen.

Tijdens de cursusdagen zal het volgende aan bod komen:
– illustratietechnieken (tekenen, schilderen, inkt, waterverf, collage)
– compositie, kleurgebruik, contrasten, lijnen/vlakken
– vakinhoudelijke kennis (klantencontact, redactioneel, producten, hoe stuur je iets op, waar laat je het maken)
– conceptontwikkeling
– basis digitale technieken
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Foto gemaakt tijdens onze Happy Makers workshop ‘maak je eigen zine’ (het papieratelier tijdens Meet the Blogger Amsterdam)

 

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Er zullen laagdrempelige teken- en stijlopdrachten zijn die je losmaken van je zelfkritiek of twijfel. Deze vormen iedere week een kleine opstap naar een afgerond werk. Verder zullen Claudi en Valesca inzicht geven in het werk van een illustrator en je tips geven hoe jezelf aan de slag kunt gaan.

Wij zorgen voor een lekkere, gezonde lunch, koffie, thee, sap ed.

Les 1 thema: lente (recept)
Les 2 thema:  collage (wall art / product / eigen vraag )

DATUM: 15 en 22 maart
TIJD: 10.00-14.00
LUNCH: inbegrepen
LOCATIE: De Winkel van Schinkel, Tweede Schinkelstraat 39-43
MAIL: post@claudikessels.nl of mail@valescavanwaveren.com
KOSTEN: 120,- (inclusief materiaal, lunch, drinken, goodiebag, kalender, hand outs en BTW)

We willen na deze twee cursusdagen graag een ‘terugkomdag’ of afspraak voor een gesprek met de deelnemers maken: als je daar behoefte aan hebt! Even één op één je werk bespreken, portfolio bekijken, praten over je vragen …

tot ziens!

vlinder_bloemenLente! Illustratie door Claudi Kessels

English

Claudi Kessels and I are busy preparing a new workshop. A winter wonder illustration workshop! 15th and 22nd of march between 10.00 and 14.00 we will lean you more about illustration and the many aspects of being an illustrator.

You will learn about:
-Illustration techniques, painting, collage, mini paper installation)
-Composition, use of color, contrasts, lines/filled surfaces.
-Inside knowledge of being a professional illustrator (client contact, editorial, products, how to send out your artwork, where do you produce it)
-concept development
-basics digital technique

There will be very easy drawing and style assignments, that will free you of self criticism or doubt. These will be a the first step towards the end products.
Claudi and I will give you insights in the job of an illustrator and give you tips on how to start out yourself.

Lesson 1 theme: spring (recepy)
Les 2 thema:  collage (wall art / product / your own question )

DATE: March 15 and 22
TIME: 10.00-14.00
LUNCH: included
LOCATION: De Winkel van Schinkel, Tweede Schinkelstraat 39-43
MAIL: claudikessels@gmail.com of mail@valescavanwaveren.com
COSTS: 120,- (including materials, lunch, drinks, goodiebag, calendar, handouts and TAX)

See you!

 
 

Winter wonder workshop

I L L U S T R A T I E W O R K S H O P – 1 en 8 december
(see below for English)

Wat doe jij deze winter??
Claudi Kessels en ik zijn weer druk bezig met het voorbereiden van een nieuwe workshop. Een winterse dit keer! Op 1 en 8 december tussen 10.00 en 14.00 geven wij een workshop voor iedereen die graag willen leren illustreren en meer over de veelzijdigheid van het vak te weten wil komen.

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Merry Mistletoe for Margriet’s winter special (2014)

Aan bod komen:
-illustratietechnieken (tekenen, schilderen, collage, mini-installatie van papier)
-compositie, kleurgebruik, contrasten, lijnen/vlakken
-vakinhoudelijke kennis (klantencontact, redactioneel, producten, hoe stuur je iets op, waar laat je het maken)
-conceptontwikkeling

Er zullen laagdrempelige teken- en stijlopdrachten zijn die je losmaken van je zelfkritiek of twijfel. Deze vormen iedere week zijn een kleine opstap naar een afgerond werk. Verder zullen Claudi en Valesca inzicht geven in het werk van een illustrator en je tips geven hoe jezelf aan de slag kunt gaan.

Les 1 thema: wintergroet
Les 2 thema: WinterWonderLand

DATUM: 1 en 8 december
TIJD: 10.00-14.00
LUNCH: inbegrepen
LOCATIE: De Winkel van Schinkel, Tweede Schinkelstraat 39-43
MAIL: claudikessels@gmail.com of mail@valescavanwaveren.com
KOSTEN: 120,- (inclusief materiaal, lunch, drinks, goodiebag, kalender en BTW)

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Winterfamily by Claudi Kessels

What are you doing this winter?
Claudi Kessels and I are busy preparing a new workshop. A winter wonder illustration workshop! 1st and 8th of december between 10.00 and 14.00 we will lean you more about illustration and the many aspects of being an illustrator.

You will learn about:
-Illustration techniques, painting, collage, mini paper installation)
-Composition, use of color, contrasts, lines/filled surfaces.
-Inside knowledge of being a professional illustrator (client contact, editorial, products, how to send out your artwork, where do you produce it)
-concept development

There will be very easy drawing and style assignments, that will free you of self criticism or doubt. These will be a the first step towards the end products.
Claudi and I will give you insights in the job of an illustrator and give you tips on how to start out yourself.

Lesson 1 theme: winter greetings
Lesson 2 theme: winterwonderland

DATE: 1st and 8th of December
TIME: 10.00-14.00
LUNCH: included
LOCATION: De Winkel van Schinkel, Tweede Schinkelstraat 39-43
MAIL: claudikessels@gmail.com of mail@valescavanwaveren.com
COSTS: 120,- (including materials, lunch, drinks, goodiebag, calendar and TAX)

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Meet the blogger Amsterdam

Claudi Kessels and me were invited by het Papieratelier to give a short and sweet illustration workshop at the Meet the Blogger Event 2015 in Amsterdam. We came up with the idea to make zines with the participants. Inspired by the theme ‘Growth’, the participants made beautiful drawings of plants, insects and leaves. The idea was to make a little personal playground booklet were you can draw, look at nature, find new ideas, and think about your personal growth. The participants made nice covers, we gave them a lot of content pages, and helped them to bind their zine.
If you would like to make such a zine as well, check out Claudi’s blog (post 12th of Octobre) to find the *really easy!* binding instructions, and also read more about the other Papier atelier workshops on Happymakersblog.

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My work being sold at the MTBA shop!
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After finishing the workshop, I started my own personal play-around zine as well. If you like to see how it keeps developing, please follow my posts on Instagram.
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Make your own zine

During the 2015 Meet the blogger conference Happy Makers Blog will host 3 workshops in their own creative workspace ‘het papieratelier’, including our workshop ‘Make your own Zine!’ I will be hosting together with illustrator and workshop-partner Claudi Kessels .

We will guide you in making your own Zine in only 45 minutes. Zines are self-published, small-circulation, often nonprofit books, papers, or websites. They usually deal with topics too controversial or niche for mainstream media, presented in an unpolished layout and unusual design. You can be an author, editor, art director, and publisher of a zine, all at the same time, and that’s part of what makes them so awesome. You will make a cool cover, bind your zine, and fill it with nice content. You will get all the ingrediënts you need to make a really cool zine.

Read more about the workshop and also the other lovely workshops (how about paper cutting with Geertje Aalders, or Letterpressing gift labels with Tiny Risselada)

http://www.happymakersblog.com/het-papieratelier-bij-meet-the-blogger

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ShowUP Event

Here are some impressions of the workshop I did at the showUP Trade Show for Home and Gift, 23th and 24th of august. The location, right outside, next to the Chocolate stand and the Coffeebar, was excellent, the weather was nice, and there were lovely people (big and small) who were attending my workshop. In short I was glad to be part of it.

In case you weren’t there, here’s a nice and small selection, to get the impression:
Interior stylist Marie Gon gave a really inspiring lecture!
There was a really nice duo called Siebring&Zoetmulder: really lovely stuff. One makes prints and pillows (and more) and the other one makes cabinets and tables (and more), and both suit each other perfectly.
There were the lovely mum and gorgeous daughters from the brand Sloppop: If you like it! Wear it! (well I think I’m going to put some nice oversized 80’s inspired dress on my birthday wish list!)
And there was a brand called Fest Amsterdam, who use all my home-dream-colors, that speak to my heart.

Next event is planned 7th and 8th of february, put it in your agenda!

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The crime scene, where watercolor stains could be found.
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The girls from Sloppop!
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Peeling of a mask quickly! The experiment worked well!
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A place in the sun
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Watercolor example
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Standing next to a chocolate stand and a coffee bar (not bad!)

 
 

Watercolor workshop

I’m a huge fan of showUP Trade Show for home and gift. I wrote about this in earlier posts (even on my older blog) I can totally loose myself in all the lovely stationary and the great mix of handmade design and lovely products for the home. You can imagine how thrilled I was that I was invited to give a workshop on watercolor!
If you like, drop by on 23 & 24 August at Expo Haarlemmermeer, Stelling 1, Vijfhuizen.
I will be there sunday 10.00 – 18.00 and monday 10.00-16.30.
Pictures below are watercolor compositions I made this summer for Libelle, 250 dagjes uit. I hope I can inspire people to make compositions like these and more.

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