Narrative Watercolour Illustration
-Weekend Edition-


Dates: 2 Days - From 10am to 3pm.
16th and 17th of February.

What will you achieve? This workshop will teach you the process of creating an illustration based on a text of your choosing (for example, a favourite children's book or fantasy novel - or even your own story!). 

During these 2 intensive (but fun!) days we will dive deep into: composition, storytelling and how to use colour to create a beautiful piece of work. But mainly, you will be working on your piece, and learning watercolour techniques to accomplish your illustration. 

Costs: €150 per person. This price includes:

  • Starter kit with required materials to take home,

  • High quality paper and other materials to use during the course,

  • Booklet with course information,

  • Step by step guidance on Paper & Brush techniques,

  • Personalised feedback,

  • Lunch both days,

  • Drink and snacks.

Teachers: Aafke Mertens (Curly Sketches) and Angela Maria Prevosti. 

Spots available: 8 max. Course is in English. 



Have you joined any of our workshops and feel like you want to learn more? Itching to visualise what you have in your head, but don't know where to start? Or maybe you want to polish your watercolour skills and need a little push? Then, this course is perfect for you!

In this intensive weekend illustration course, you will learn the process of creating a watercolour illustration in detail. We will be using a text (of your choosing) as inspiration, and we will touch different aspects of the illustration process, as well as hands-on watercolour painting. 

It's not required to know how to draw, but you do have to be motivated and open to new things! 

At the end of the weekend, you will have a greater understanding of: sketching, composition, storytelling and watercolour techniques. You will go home with a finished illustration and knowledge to continue your personal projects! 


The studio 

The course will take place in Studio 40-D, where Paper Brush Studio is located (at Amsteldijk 40-D). A perfect central location in Amsterdam, easy to reach by public transport.  


The teachers

This course will be given by both Angela and Aafke, who will combine their skills and knowledge to guide you on a personal level throughout the weekend. 

Angela, a Spanish artist and illustrator has a passion for details and watercolour techniques. Her work explores feelings, the human body and nature.  

Aafke, a freelance illustrator that makes her living through visual story telling, will energise your work! Her inspirations range from indigenous cultures and animals to daily life events.