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Newsletter week 48, November 23th. - November 29th. Newcomers welcome!
Nov. 30 - Dec 6
Nov. 22 - Nov. 29
Nov. 16 - Nov. 22
Nov. 9 - Nov. 15
Oct. 26 - Nov. 1
Oct. 19-25

Location Weesperzijde 4 is a cooperation between Ruben Schwartz and Peter Eurlings. Both are providing lessons in practical art, drawing and painting. Two teachers under one roof. Please note that lessons are provided in cooperation the invoices for the lessons are separate on the firstpage of the website you will find more information about costs.Enjoy!

Day Time What? What? Teacher
Mo evening 11-23 19.00 - 22.00 Double portraiture & Pray-formance Peter
Tue evening 11-24 19.30 - 22.30
(different evening time)
Drop in life drawing/ painting, no tuition, bring own materials, 12 euro.New Ruben
We morning 11-25 10.00 - 13.00 Traditional & Experimental Peter
We evening 11-25 19.00 - 22.00 Double Figure and Portraiture (Experiment?) Peter
Th evening 11-26 19.30 - 22.30 (different evening time) Natural & Experimental Life drawing by Ruben Schwartz
Fr afternoon 11-27 13.00 - 16.00 Traditional & Experimental Peter
Fr evening 11-27 19.00 - 22.00 Portraiture Peter
Sa 11-28   no lessons  
Su 11-29   no lessons Peter

this monday evening: double portraiture/ pray-formance by
Thoth & Lila'Angelique naar boven

Monday November 23 th. 19.00 - 22.00

sign up & info: info@petereurlings.nl or 0642971097

Looking for unique experiences in drawing then this session will be most interesting. We will combine Portraiture study and study of Portraiture/ Figure in singing and music making motion. Stills / characteristics and experience of music.

After the unique experience of last Friday I would like to give you the opportunity of sketching portraiture in stills but also when singing/ pray-formance by Thoth and Lila'Angelique. Ever thought about sketching in theater or during concert. This is your chance.
What can you expect: drawing when models are singing - pray-formance/ music making and sketching when sitting still.



Life drawing and painting, open drop in session without tuition / no lesson by Ruben Schwartz: 12 Euronaar boven


Thuesday November 24th. 19.30 - 22.30
Doors open 19.15
register & info: rubenschwartz@wanadoo.nl or 0611006139

Join drop in session life/figure drawing and painting. Bring your own materials. No tuition.

By Ruben Schwartz. Costs: 12 Euro

This Thursday working with model Lance. Natural and Experimental Drawing by Ruben Schwartz.This tuesday w'll start with short one minute poses followed by 5 & 10 min ones. After the break opportunity to do an one hour study.
Our model is the english performer Lance.


experimental drawing and paintingnaar boven


Wednesday November 25th. 10.00 - 13.00
Friday November 27th. 13.00 - 16.00

sign up & info: info@petereurlings.nl or 0642971097

Next to the traditional lessons classes are given with the focus on the experiment. Drawing and painting is more or less making combinations of signs on a surface wich can tell a personal story or concept. Putting yourself into learning boundaries of image making aspects as a goal for learning and understanding these aspects is a way of collecting tools in your image making toolbox.

Geschilderde voorbeelden met als inspiratiebron Andy Warhol. Acrylverf op doek.

Start your private Andy Warhol 'factory' project or just the project you always wanted to start.

Choose your own theme, bring your own painting or leave the subject and motive to the teacher: in this example Depth and Space

Choose your own theme, bring your own painting or leave the subject and motive to the teacher.

Please consider that during portrait and model classes it is possible to work on your traditional or experimental subject, ofcourse without the contribution for the model. Several atelier spaces can be used during the same time period.


portrait- and model/ figure/ life drawing (painting)naar boven


Wednesday November 25th. 19.00 - 22.00 Double model: man & woman (anatomy, proportion, building up in sequences like shown in the picture)
Friday November 27th. 19.00 - 22.00 Theme: Portraitures!

sign up & info: info@petereurlings.nl or 0642971097

Life drawing and painting session are ment for studying and improving your skills in drawing and painting the human face and body.

Different techniques will be the subject of the sessions. Putting up not common situations to experience and extend your knowledge and practice by excercise.

Wednesday evening 19.00- 22.00 11-18, Life figure drawing/ painting.

This Wednesday November 25th., 19.00 -22.00, double model: Man & Woman (please note: volume drawing will be introduced next week, not this week)
This Wednesday we will work again with the models Thoth & Lila'Angelique and study. Probably the last time because they will continue their tour Thursday through Europe.
The sequence of steps (and really steps) of building up a drawing after figure is the topic of this session. It's not mentioned to produce a beautifull drawing but to build up your knowledge of anatomy, proportion, balance and technical drawing skills. After warming up with short excercises: 5 x 1 minute, 2 x 5 minute and 1 x 15 minute we will work on a 1 pose long study in the sequence like shown in the picture below.
Life drawing, figure drawing, sequence of building up a drawing.
More possibilities :
Although the theme of Wednesday evening is Life figure drawing it's ofcourse possible to train and study in painting or drawing the portrait.
Portrait drawing by Peter Eurlings, size A4, year 2000, charcoal on paper.
I can recommend to portraiture sleeping people although it takes some effort to stand up earlier then the sleeping ones. (drawing by Peter with charcoal pencil)

Friday evening 11-27: Portraiture, architecture as a whole.

naar boven

This Friday evening November 27th., 19.00 - 22.00, Portaiture sessions. Male model (Frank) portraiture, architecture as a whole.
Poses: 2 x 5, 1 x 10, 1 x 20, 1 x 40, 1 x 75 min.
Head study in drawing materials: architecture of the head.Architecture of the head. Study of connections, proportions and perspective/shape.Architecture of the head. Study of planes and connections. Frank, a professional ballet dancer will pose for us tonight: Portraiture.

Wednesday evening good for experiment?

naar boven

A suggestion for those who want to express themself during Portraiture and Life drawing/ painting:
Examine the color palette, brush stroke, composition, technique of some German Expressionsist and let your inspire yourself by there self-learned technique of early 20th. century.

Three bathers, 1913, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Art Gallery of New South Wales.Selfportrait, 1906, Karl Schmitt Rotluf.
Three bathers, 1913, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Selfportrait, 1906, Karl Schmitt Rotluf (German Expressionists)




natural and experimental life drawing, Thursday evening, by Ruben Schwartznaar boven


Thursday evening November 26th.19.30 - 22.30

register & info: rubenschwartz@wanadoo.nl or 0611006139

The 'Natural & Experimental' Life drawing and painting sessions by Ruben Schwartz are:
Open for all levels, please sign up before but ofcourse those who want to come spontaneous consider yourself being very welcome!
For this lesson you pay cash:
15 Euro contribution for the lesson/ class and 5 Euro contribution for the model.

Drawing by Topolski as an example of concept of this course: Natural & Experimental drawing by Ruben Schwartz.This lesson will be used to go further into gesture- and contourexercises like we did in the first two lessons. More comprehension for those who allready participated, introduction for new participants.
Each time I’ll introduce a new aspect in consistency with former ones.
This time it will be weight.
Our objective is always to come to the object or the event as near as possible and, while drawing, to respond directly to it.

Lessons in 'natural & experimental'
life drawing/ painting by Ruben Schwartz.


Drawing by Ruben as an example for Ruben's Lessons/class "Natural and Experimental Drawing
Sketch by Ruben Schwartz

Drawing by Ruben as an example for Ruben's Lessons/class "Natural and Experimental Drawing
Sketch by Ruben Schwartz

Drawing by Goya as an example for Ruben's Lessons/class "Natural and Experimental Drawing
Drawing by Goya

Impression of Ruben Schwartz: 'Drawing my beautiful son'

Drawing and watching are connected. Even without any art ambitions it can give a lot of pleasure to learn to watch better. We are actualy quiet blind for the surrounding world. Our perception of things stands in the way of our observation. Learning to observe better, for example by drawing, triggers more in a human being than just producing a drawing.
Different methods of learning to watch or draw exist ; More exact methods where you learn about proportions, structures, perspective, tone, color etc with mainly a cognitive approach. Apart from that there are more free methods where you learn to see yourself as the main instrument. Actualy these are about loosing habits rather than acquiring knowledge. This is the way I’ll try to teach. Try, because in the end you are the one who has to find the freedom to develop a personal style. I will give directions, but practicing, working, will be the most important.
We will work with life figures/ models.