Drawing and painting from life


‘My brushstrokes start in nothingness and they end in nothingness and in between there is the image’ – Karel appel

Draw what you see
See what you draw!


Sign in for these holiday weeks in 2023:
Saturday 27 May – Saturday 3 June 2023
Saturday 22 July – Saturday 29 July 2023


Everyone can learn how to draw and paint from life. So you too! If you can look, you can draw and paint. The drawing techniques and painting techniques that you can learn from Anita, offer sufficient support to create your drawings and paintings with confidence and joy.


During the classes Anita gives several assignments corresponding to your level and and assignments just above your level. During the week you can experiment with different painting and drawing techniques as well as different painting and drawing materials and subjects, so you can find exactly what suits you as a painter.

As much as possible we will draw and paint
outdoors at La Forêt Souriante.


Would you like to discover or develop your own painting and drawing qualities in peace? With a maximum size group of 7 and with an experienced art teacher on hand to offer individual support and instruction it is ideal for those who would like personal feedback and guidance. This also makes the workshop suitable for all levels. As a graduate teacher at the Amsterdam University of Art. Anita is also happy to accompany students (to be) of art academies


As much as possible we draw and paint outdoors at La Forêt Souriante. There will be also opportunities to draw and paint on location.


Review of a guest of the life drawing holidayweek 2022:
“Anita is a fantastic teacher, who easily understands
the needs of the individual student. She senses
exactly what the student needs at that moment.”


During the classes there will be enough time to discuss each other’s work. It’s not only instructive to get feedback, but just as instructive to give feedback!