Wednesday 31 July 2019

The Hangar Schedule during The Holidays

F Y I :   D u r i n g   A u g u s t
will give all his usual
Drawing and Abstract (Pm and evening) on Monday 5 and 19 August
Acrylics on Wednesdays
Acrylics  on Saturday mornings

will give her Oil class as usual on Tuesday mornings

will not give her regular classes on Thursday but organizes a 2-day sculpture workshop on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 August (more info follows)

is closed in August. No watercolours, Acrylic Experiments or Life drawing until 10 September. (more info follows)

I wish you all a fantastic, sunny, healthy and creative summer!!

Monday 22 July 2019

The Hangar trip to Bargème - art creation & fun combined

On Friday 19 July, Charlotte, Fred, Hanneke, Ina, Kristina, MJ, Marijke, Marina, Maud, Nelly, Patrick and Pim, drove up to the beautiful village of Bargème. We've been there on previous Hangar trips and as always there was plenty of ahmospheric beauty for everyone to draw and paint! We have our favourite spots, with quaint little buildings, old stones, interesting plants and breathtaking views. And because of the hot sun we started in the morning under the trees of the park. Everyone was free to choose their own style - as long as it started with a good drawing!

Ina, MJ, Nelly and Marijke tackeled the view from different points, Maud, Patrick, Kristina et Fred drew the small old stone ruins while Hanneke and Charlotte, later joined by Nelly, drew and painted the view from the other side. Time flies when you're having fun, so before we knew it it was time for lunch - and we went to the wonderful restaurant-with-a-view 'Les Jardins de Bargème'

The food was wonderful - and the mood was great, what a fun group! We couldn't stop laughing, Pim of course had a couple of crazy jokes and Fred also showed an enormous sense of humor. But - disciplined as we were, just a bit after 2pm we went back to 'work', this time near the old ruins, a very interesting and characterful site. 
Marijke, Patrick, Maud, Ina, MJ, Nelly and Charlotte drew the marvellous ruins from this side (results below) while...
 ...Kristina and Fred drew it from the other side and Hanneke chose her own perfect spot in the village next to the fountain. Around 4.30pm we packed and drove back - and got together in the Hangar once more to check out the impressive amount of work! 
That you can admire here:
 Morning art: the little old stone building in the landscape...

 ...and thea landscape from other viewpoints...

 Afternoon Art: the large ruin, seen from both viewpoints, in styles that vary from bold sturdy pastel surfaces to delicate fine line drawings. I love it!

 And then there were the other drawings (and watercolours) of subjects like doors, bell towers and people!

Pim and I are so happy and impressed with everybody's hard work - and with the quality, the different styles and the originality of the drawings. We thank the participants for a wonderful day!!

If you missed this trip but would like to participate in one, just watch your email in the first week of  September, when we are announcing the last one of this year...

Monday 8 July 2019

What's the Acrylic Experiments-group up to?

On Monday afternoons, from 2 - 4.30pm there's always an acrylics class. Either with Pim (Abstract) or with Marina (Experiments) as instructors. Here are a couple of pictures and an explanation or two about how we (rock &) roll in the Acrylic Experiments group!

On the Mondays that Marina teaches her Life Model class (every other week) she also hosts the Acrylic Experiments in the afternoon. It is very calm at the moment, many regulars are on holiday, so if you want to pass by to try for yourself, you are most welcome. You can just pop in or send a mail to . Also write to that address if you'd like to be on the mailing list to receive the 'Weekly' with all the news and announcements about the class.

Last Monday we experimented with ways to apply paint, mediums, texture and materials...

  Three stages of a background by Celina.
OK – the last photo is certainly the best colour-wise, but you see anyway that  she added pink first, and then green. It is super-textured and rich in colour now ready to accept a foreground – which may well be a 'negative space' concept… More later!!

 The 'Making Of' Brenda's abstract on loose linen, first tape and spontaneous brush strokes, then splashes of thick paint for the background. Next time she will add a cartoon-style portrait...

Peter has worked a long time on his abstract with the title  'Everything I do gonna be funky from now on'. Every detail is exactly what he wants it to be.

 Like Peter, Irene also wants to work long on her abstracts. She can't help creating landscapes even if she doesn't mean to - it must be in her genes...

The acrylics atelier with Marina: Bring your own basic materials (canvas, paint, brushes). There will be ideas, general help & input and all kinds of mediums to experiment with. Beginners are welcome. The fee is 15€.