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Matter Painting

A voyage of self discovery

Workshops

Matter Painting

  • 'I have no talent for drawing or painting.'
  • 'Others are much better than me.'
  • 'I'm not creative.'
  • 'I need to practice a lot before I can make a painting.'

Are you someone who thinks like this? Then this workshop is for you.

Did you know that creativity has little to do with talent? Allow yourself the opportunity to discover how much you are capable of.

In this course you'll learn to work freely with the various materials, to follow your feelings, and to let go of your need to make a good impression on others.

Workshop - half day (3 hours)

During this workshop you'll learn to get out of your head, and into your hands. You'll become acquainted with the materials and learn to trust your hands. By focusing on the process rather than on the result, you'll create something that is more than what you could have thought possible. At the end of the morning you'll go home with a piece of handmade Matter Art.

Workshop - all day (6 hours, including lunch)

During this workshop you'll learn to play with the materials and to find the balance between thinking and feeling. You'll observe from intuition. You'll learn to play, to let go, to experience deeply what art is. At the end of the day you'll go home with two pieces of handmade Matter Art.

Guidance

I ensure the availability of materials and provide you with the opporutnities to experiment with all possibilities. I also provide a safe environment and monitor your process, step by step, allowing you to let go of thinking about technique and the end results, so you can learn to trust your own intuition.

If you get stuck, I'm happy to offer tips or suggestions so that you can continue. I connect with what you're doing and help you take the next step.

Together we'll go on a journey of discovery into your unique way of expressing yourself in images.

Photos from Previous Workshops

photo: high school students from Oldenzaal
high school students from Oldenzaal
photo: high school students from Oldenzaal
high school students from Oldenzaal
photo: Jan Boudewijn, one of the artists
Jan Boudewijn, one of the artists
photo: high school student from Oldenzaal
high school student from Oldenzaal
photo: high school students from Oldenzaal
high school students from Oldenzaal
photo: participant Karin from Lonneker
participant Karin from Lonneker
photo: participant Dieuw from Driebergen
participant Dieuw from Driebergen
photo: high school students from Oldenzaal
high school students from Oldenzaal
photo: fellow participants Karin and Winnie
fellow participants Karin and Winnie
photo: participant Frans de Jong
participant Frans de Jong
photo: participant Marijke
participant Marijke
photo: participant Andre from Madrid
participant Andre from Madrid
photo: mother and son participants, Annette and Frank from Hengelo
mother and son participants, Annette and Frank from Hengelo
photo: participant Mahmoud from Wassenaar
participant Mahmoud from Wassenaar
photo: high school students from Oldenzaal
high school students from Oldenzaal
photo: artist Bert with a participant at a location in Limburg
artist Bert with a participant at a location in Limburg

Studio Location

photo: Atelier Vadertje Cats

Atelier Vadertje Cats
Jacobcatskade 11
1052BR Amsterdam

Info and Registration

Conditions

Participation in the workshops is at your own risk.

At the beginning of the workshop, participants sign a contract indicating their agreement to follow all safety precautions, and to assume any risk.

Participants should wear, or bring, clothing and footwear that they don't mind getting dirty.

Teachers

Bert Janssen
(06) 39790774

Jan Boudewijn
(06) 81873940

Costs and Times

6 uur
€ 90 pp
1000 - 1600
A simple lunch will be provided

3 uur
€ 45 pp
1000 - 1300

All Materials Included.
(Other times are possible, by prior arrangement.)

Participant Reactions

I didn't know that making a painting could be such fun.
—Carsten
Lovely work! Painting, construction, destruction - all together. Water all over your painting, sand - setting it on fire! And still, a result that surprised you, created by yourself. A feast!
—Frans