Paper & Brush

The Open Draw


The Open Draw

A social event for anyone excited about drawing, where we supply all the materials, while you have the freedom to experiment and have fun. Come along and have a go, meet other creative people, inspire and learn from each other in a great space!

Entry - 10 euro
Price Includes:

  • Unlimited use of art supplies -from pencils, to acrylic paint, to ink to pastels and everything in between!

  • Variety of high quality paper.

  • Reference library of books and magazines.

  • 3hrs of creativity.

  • Guidance on material use.

  • Yummy snacks on tables.

Upcoming events on Monday nights:

  • 24th of September - Theme: INK!

  • 22nd of October

  • 26th of November



Our current venue is at the cool cultural space CINETOL on Tolstraat 182 (just south of the Pijp and next to the Amstel river).

We transform CINETOL’s theatre space once a month into a drawing venue! And the Tolbar supplies us with nice drinks, and food for those who need a bite before coming in.

Do you know of any other interesting venues where The Open Draw could be hosted? Or would you like to invite us into your space for one night?

Get in touch! We’re always excited about collaborations!


How does it work?

Once a month you can attend The Open Draw nights. Every time doors will open at 7pm followed by a small welcome and a little “game” to get that drawing hand a bit relaxed and maybe meet your friendly neighbour.

Sometimes we will have some themes or a material that we’d like to push forward and encourage you to try it out.

After this short introduction, the night is free for you to have fun with our table full of art supplies, reference books and magazines. You can always pop into the Tolbar and get a drink to bring back into the room. The Paper Brush Team as well as volunteers will be around for any questions you might have.

Around 9pm we set up a “show & tell” table where we invite everyone to show us your work (you don’t have to!).

Finally at 10pm we have to close the doors! But we’ll be back next month!