Drawing courses: Teaching concept

A monk asked his master: "What is this, my self?"
The master answered: "Deep in your self there is something hidden. You must find and understand its hidden action."
The monk then asked him to say what this hidden action might be. The master simply closed his eyes and opened them again. (F. Franck)

The Philosophy

The courses are not just aimed at experienced artists but also - and primarily - at people who enjoy painting and drawing but do not believe they are talented enough to live out the creative side of their nature.

Particularly when drawing people, it is vital to draw what you see and not what you think you see. If you concentrate on what is visible – without judging, without imagining and free from patterns defined early on in life – in time you will develop a new way of seeing. Handling a pencil and brush, shading, applying colour and understanding composition are then just manual skills that anyone can learn. Once you have understood the basic terms, it is just a small step to the development of an individual stroke. And, after all, this is the most important thing. We do not all want to draw like Dürer or da Vinci. How dull it would be without van Gogh, Modigliani or Picasso!

A relaxed learning atmosphere is important. The starting point for this is a friendly partnership with the other students and the teacher. Everyone involved with the arts knows how crucial sensitivity is when dealing with artists and their work. Rejection or destructive criticism can cause creative people to abandon their work for long periods or even for ever. On the other hand, encouragement and positive discussion can drive us on to achieve greater heights. Many people have no idea what they can achieve artistically once they have overcome existing blocks and fears. Overcoming these hurdles and learning the basic skills of the artist are the most important goals of these courses.

 Materials required for the drawing workshop

 Materials required for the painting workshop

The drawing courses take place on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 - 17:00. On both days, after a short warm-up session, we will practice drawing portraits and nudes from life. A modest lunch will be provided during the lunch break. Contributions towards expenses approx. € 5 per day.

The course fee for one day is € 118, for two days € 208 / For students the fees are € 95 and € 158 respectively.

At the latest, registrations must be received 14 days before the course begins either by post, telephone or e-mail. Please also pay the course fee at this time by bank transfer to the following account: Wiesbadener Volksbank, Account IBAN: DE37510900000011110312.

We will also be happy to organise accommodation for you. Please ask.

All courses, workshops and creative holidays are accredited as training courses by the Hessian Academy for Teachers and recognised as preparatory vocational training courses by the Schools Office of the Rheingau-Taunus district and the state capital Wiesbaden.

Please enquire if you are interested in one-to-one tuition specially tailored to your interests.

If you need more information, just contact me directly at info@brigitteguhle.de or by telephone at +49 (0) 611 / 20 56 500. My answerphone is friendly and does not bite! Simply leave your telephone number and I will call you back.