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For students with a UnionCard

Specially for Students with a UnionCard VRIJHOF CULTURE offers some very interesting courses for a low budget price, in cooperation with the Student Union and the AKI/Artez. These courses will be given in English.


In this course, we offer you the opportunity to combine a regular Painting and Drawing course with a course Model painting. In the painting and drawing course the teacher will show you how to use a variety of styles you learn specific techniques through which you can discover your creativity and transfer your feeling onto canvas. You will learn technical skills and how to express yourself visually. Besides all this you can learn how to develop your skills in portraying the human body in 2-D form. We will work with live (nude) models, use a variety of approaches and employ different styles from art history. This course will give you the freedom to discover your own tastes and preferences and to develop these further.

• 8 weeks, 3 hrs, (19.00-22.00 hrs)

• Start Quartile 3, Monday February 6, follow-up 13-20-27 Feb, 6-13-20-27 March 2017

• Teacher: Louis van Aarle

• Location: Atelier in the Vrijhof

• Course fee: €50

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In this course the student is taken on a journey into the Persian music and culture. The student will get acquainted with subjects such as the microtonal tone system, free and irregular rhythms, improvisation, and the strong relation between music and poetry in the Persian culture. The subjects will be illustrated with theory, audio and visual examples. Finally, in this course there is ample space for practicing and playing together on Persian and own instruments.

• 8 weeks, 2 hrs (20.00-22.00 hrs)

• Start Quartile 3, Tuesday February 7, follow-up 14-21-28 Feb, 14021-28 March, 4 Apr 2017

• Teacher: Jan Pieter van der Giessen

• Location: Kleine zaal, Vrijhof

• Course fee: €50,--

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This course is for everyone who wants to learn how to visualize their ideas, their designs or projects by making images. By practical exercises, sufficient examples of images,  making sketch notes and using images to transfer information,  you will be trained in Visual Thinking,

Your sense of perception and visualization will be trained. By visualizing you will be able to focus longer and sharper. You will learn to make your ideas clear and understandable for others, your public. Visual Thinking supports your way of studying and lowers language barriers. It increases communication, activates and is fascinating. (By the way, you don’t need to have any drawing experience)

• 2 weeks, 2 hrs (19.00-21.00 hrs)

• Start Quartile 3, Wednesday February 15, follow-up 22 Feb. 2017

• Teacher: Anika Franke

• Location: Atelier in the Vrijhof

• Course fee: €12,50

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You will learn the basic principles of electrical welding, by the end of the course you will be welding your own creations. This course is necessary to join if you don't have any welding experience and you want to follow the Creative Welding course

• 8 weeks, 3 hrs. (19.00-22.00 hrs)

•  Start Quartile 3, Thursday 9 February, follow-up 16-23 Feb, 2-9-16-23-30 March 2017

• Teacher: Henk Maassen

• Location: Workshop 2 (metal workshop)

• Course fee: €50,00

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In this workshop we explore the meaning, possibilities and development of patterns. We will design and print patterns. The printed goods can be used for all kinds of purposes. The subjects will be :

Presentation, Introduction and overview of patterns. Working on simple patterns, creating inspiration boards and color cards,  developing patterns with different materials, developing patterns with different materials, printing the patterns.

• 8 weeks, 2 hrs. (19.00-21.00 hrs)

• Start Quartile 3, Wednesday February 1, follow-up 8-14 Feb, 1-8-15-22-29 March 2017

• Teacher: Christine van der Heide

• Location: AKI

• Course fee: €50,00

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Content workshops: the principles of working with clay will be highlighted with the aim of developing your own visual language. The lessons will take place in a classroom environment. The personal assistance is there to further the student’s development. Each student’s potential shall be taken into account with this.

The students will be acquainted with several techniques, such as:

solid modelling; scraping out; building up by hand; making flat clay slaps; working with plate mill; working with existing molds; making simple plaster molds; several  decoration techniques; glazing.

Another lesson will be dedicated to designing screen prints on transfers, which will then be used to decorate tableware.

• 8 weeks, 2 hrs

• Start Quartile 3,  Tuesday January 31, follow-up 7-14-28 Feb, 7-14-21-28 March 2017

• Teacher: Erik Kok

• Location: AKI

• Course fee: €50,--

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