Watercolour Botanicals
Jul
19
to Jul 21

Watercolour Botanicals

- 3 Day Course -

During this course you will learn, step by step, the process of creating botanical illustrations while learning the basics of watercolour.

Using a beautiful colour palette and fresh flowers you will explore the world of botanical art; texture, colours, light, shadow and composition. Then, you will combine the knowledge to create a botanical watercolour illustration ready to hang on the wall!

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Watercolor Workshop - Mixing and Choosing your Color Palettes
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Watercolor Workshop - Mixing and Choosing your Color Palettes

Explore the exciting world of color combinations!
In this workshop, you will learn how color works. The aim is to create stronger colorful pieces using reduced palettes that add meaning and personality to your artwork.

We will do so through a series of four fun exercises:
- Color mixing
- Working with warm and cold tones
- Practice color combinations according to different themes
- Creating your own palette for a final piece

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Floral Lettering
Aug
3
11:00 AM11:00

Floral Lettering

In this workshop Majken will teach you how to draw simple floral shapes and arrangements which we then combine with beautiful letterforms. We will use color and mixed media, with a main focus on botanical elements in simple illustrations. Get ready to make your letters bloom!

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Drawing for beginners - Fun exercises!
Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

Drawing for beginners - Fun exercises!

This workshop is specially designed for those people who want to learn how to draw but don’t know where to start.

We will go into the basics of drawing, how to simplify shapes, mix colours and get amazing results with simple techniques! It will be a playful workshop with different exercises for you to try, get inspired and build up knowledge to use on a final piece.

During the workshop, we will use markers, pencils and pens.

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Introduction to Watercolor - Fun Exercises
Aug
10
11:00 AM11:00

Introduction to Watercolor - Fun Exercises

Dying to start painting with watercolours, but you don’t know where to start? Have you tried stuff at home but you’re not sure what you’re doing?

Or maybe you have been to our “Fun Exercises workshop” before but would like to learn some new tips and get new exercises to continue painting? This workshop is for you!!!

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Watercolor Fundamentals in Illustration
Aug
20
to Sep 24

Watercolor Fundamentals in Illustration

- Six Week Course -

Did you always love watercolor illustrations and want to learn the process behind them? Itching to visualize what you have in your head, but don't know where to start? Or maybe you want to polish your watercolor skills and need a little push? Then, this course is perfect for you!

At the end of the course, you will have a greater understanding of: sketching, color and texture studies, and watercolor techniques. You will go home with three finished illustrations and knowledge to continue your personal projects! 

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

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Watercolour Workshop - Tropical Fun!
Jun
29
11:00 AM11:00

Watercolour Workshop - Tropical Fun!

Wow our summer introduction to watercolour class has been a great success! Inspired by tropical plants, the beach and flamingos, you can enjoy this workshop during July as well! We will teach three basic exercises and in each of them, we will focus in one different way to use watercolor.
Level: Beginners

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Watercolour Level 2 - Step by step
Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

Watercolour Level 2 - Step by step

Learn in detail how Àngela paints her illustrations and enjoy her guidance during this step by step workshop.

During this class you will paint an illustration that is already drawn on paper, one of Àngela's illustrations (the bird in the pic!). You will get real understanding of the process of painting an illustration with watercolours, and hopefully use it to paint your own drawings in the future.

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Gouache Botanicals with Niharika
Jun
8
4:00 PM16:00

Gouache Botanicals with Niharika

In this workshop, Niharika will be teaching you her process of painting Botanicals in Gouache and will help you to understand the possibilities of gouache. You will be using black support to paint on and make the vibrancy of the colours pop up.

During the workshop, you will be using fresh flowers as an inspiration and will be painting, playing and splattering different layers of colours while having fun.

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Introduction to Watercolor - Fun exercises!
Jun
8
11:00 AM11:00

Introduction to Watercolor - Fun exercises!

Dying to start painting with watercolours, but you don’t know where to start? Have you tried stuff at home but you’re not sure what you’re doing? This workshop is for you!!!

We will go into the basics, learn some fun techniques and start playing. The aim of this workshop is for you to feel more confident with watercolours and go home to paint.
Level: Beginners!

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Introduction to RISO printing - Printing with 2 colours
May
25
to May 26

Introduction to RISO printing - Printing with 2 colours

We are super excited to present to you our latest addition to the studio: our Riso Printer! (Also known as a  Risograph Digital Duplicator) Create your own series of postcards while learning the basics of RISO printing with 2 (incredibly vibrant) colours.

There are many ways of creating cool works with RISO - but to simplify the process we are starting with analogue (hand-drawn) techniques that we can then scan into the machine. Are you ready to push yourself and jump into this challenge?

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Introduction to Watercolor - Fun exercises!
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Introduction to Watercolor - Fun exercises!

Dying to start painting with watercolours, but you don’t know where to start? Have you tried stuff at home but you’re not sure what you’re doing? This workshop is for you!!!

We will go into the basics, learn some fun techniques and start playing. Be fast booking your spot- this is our most popular workshop!
Level: Beginners!

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Open Draw - Portrait Party!
May
20
7:00 PM19:00

Open Draw - Portrait Party!

May Edition!
For this Monday evening, we have an optional theme: Portrait party!
Let's meet and draw each other for fun!

✎What is The Open Draw?
A social event for anyone excited about drawing, where we supply all the materials. Come along and have a go, meet other creative people, inspire and learn from each other in a great space full of drawing materials.

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Foiling technique - Add gold to your illustrations!!
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Foiling technique - Add gold to your illustrations!!

Treat your loved ones (and yourself!) to some delicate, shiny stationery and paper goods. We will be using a special foiling technique to enhance your very own hand-drawn designs with a touch of metallic foil! Create a beautiful bundle of stationery delights ranging from greetings cards and gift tags to small, delicate artworks.

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The Open Draw - April Edition: The Zine Challenge
Apr
15
7:00 PM19:00

The Open Draw - April Edition: The Zine Challenge

On Monday evenings, we transform the cafe at Midwest into a cool drawing event! During this April edition we will guide you into creating a fun zine for you to share with other members of the Open Draw community.

Why zines? They a great way to explore storytelling; the theme can be anything as well as the techniques you use (drawing, collage, paint, writing); within one evening you will have a little book in your hands! Will you join us?

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The Open Draw - March Edition
Mar
18
7:00 PM19:00

The Open Draw - March Edition

On Monday evenings, we transform the cafe at Midwest into a cool drawing event! A table full of materials, paper and inspirational books; a bar where you can get your favourite hot/cold drinks; lovely people that all love to draw and be creative = The Open Draw!

March edition: (Optional) Theme of the night: Daily Life!

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The Open Draw - Drawing Party
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

The Open Draw - Drawing Party

The Open Draw is moving to a new location and we’d like to invite you to celebrate with us! Meet other ‘drawing buddies’ - take part in our drawing challenges and get a chance to win some cool gifts!!! DJ Ivy Van der Vorst will be setting up the right music to get you motivated!

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Bullet Journaling with Lona Aalders
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

Bullet Journaling with Lona Aalders

Bullet Journaling is a great solution for those seeking to organize their busy daily life in a fun and creative way. Learn how to set up a journal fitted to your needs and start to make it look cool in your own way by learning about hand lettering, doodling, washi tape and the age old art of cutting and pasting pretty images.

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