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Arts & Crafts – Courses in English
Explore basic illustration methods and materials to create colourful and realistic images. Develop skills which will allow you to have a different and unique approach to the text being illustrated, depending on the literary genre and the age of its readers. We will discuss basic design and colour theory and look at some techniques of watercolour and drawing which will give you more control over your image and level of detail. This course is excellent for anyone who is always striving to draw or paint more "realistically".
Are you interested in printmaking but have hesitated to step into the technique until now? Or do you already have some printmaking experience? Here you can gain an insight into relief printmaking. Discover linocut, woodcut as well as monotype, and learn about advanced aspects of these techniques. You will receive individual support to develop your own artwork and have the opportunity to experiment, e.g. by combining various techniques. You will be surprised by the interesting results!
Our main focus is "The Camera". During this course you will become familiar with all your camera's most important functions and how to use them. You will also gain the technical know-how to start making the most of your digital SLR and develop a creative approach to photography as well as learning how to set the menu correctly to get the best technical results. We will go on location to shoot our pictures then evaluate them later in class.
The stone was and still is an essential part of the jewel. In this workshop we will concentrate on a few classical stone setting techniques such as the cabochon setting and prong setting. You will learn these classical techniques to develop and create your own design. We will mainly work with silver and semi-precious stones. Participants who want to work with gold should bring their own materials (including the soldering material). You are welcome to bring with you your own silver and stones; however, it will be possible to buy silver and a variety of semi-precious stones directly in the workshop.
Improve your observational and technical drawing skills by activating the right side of the brain whilst learning how to draw. Based on ideas in Betty Edwards’ book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain", you will discover drawing techniques which trick the brain into seeing better. These techniques can help improve realistic drawing skills, the drawing of faces, as well as one’s understanding of perspective. Even beginners can use this method to achieve surprising results.
In this workshop we will concentrate on the art of ring making. You will experience and practise the basic and essential techniques of the goldsmith such as sawing, filing and soldering. We will mainly work with silver and semi-precious stones. Participants who want to work with gold should bring their own materials (including the soldering material). You are welcome to bring your own silver; however, it will be possible to buy silver and stones directly in the workshop.
By making a piece of jewellery (a ring, bracelet, pair of earrings or a pendant), beginner goldsmiths will learn the basic goldsmithing techniques such as soldering, filing and sawing. Intermediate goldsmiths will have the opportunity to learn new techniques by designing and creating their own ideas. In this course we will mainly work with silver. You are welcome to bring your own silver and stones, however, it will be possible to buy silver and a variety of semi-precious stones directly in the workshop.
If you are interested in comic, manga or anime or you want to use your drawing and painting skills through illustration, computer games or film production, this is the course for you! We will look at basic methods of concept art and character design as well as proportion, shape, perspective, deformation, body language, expressions, mimics, anatomy and texturing. During this practical training, you will use your skills and imagination to create your own environments, props and characters: heroes, beauties, monsters, weapons, vehicles and others.
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In this course, you will learn how to enamel with a blow-torch, adding colour and joy to your jewellery. We shall mainly focus on experimental techniques to create lively, fun, expressive pieces. Enamel can be sifted, added in solid pieces, drawn upon, hair can be added to create lines after firing, and much more! Beginners will make a pendant; advanced students can bring their own ideas. Copper, silver, steel and a range of cords can be bought directly in the workshop. Please bring a work apron and a hairband.
Have you always dreamed of painting and creating your own art? Realise your vision and start painting now! In this course you will learn or revise fundamental techniques and, with guidance, transfer your ideas to paper. The result will be as varied as its creators. Acrylic paints are most suitable for this course, however, if you would prefer to work with other materials, please feel free to bring them along.
In this walk through the neighbourhood of "Münchner Freiheit", the area of Werneck-, Feilitzsch and Occamstraße, you will begin to capture the essence of what you see. This is the heart of "Altschwabing" and it beats from its history and narratives. Photography enthusiasts strolling here could make creative shots of the following themes: architecture, short-lived situations, history of the city, culture, nature, or simply just shapes and colours. You will gain a keen eye for making the invisible visible.
Have you ever wanted to get a taste of jewellery making? This workshop will teach you how to make a silver charm of your design. Almost anything can be made from sheet metal into a pendant to wear around your neck, including initials, flowers or animals. Please come with some images to start the creative process! This class will include instruction on sawing, piercing, filing, texturing and soldering; silver and a range of cords can be bought directly in the workshop.
Are you curious to understand more about how to draw faces? The human body and the human face all have their own symmetry. Learn how to visually analyze the proportions and how to apply them in your drawings. Based on ideas in Betty Edwards’ book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain", you will discover drawing techniques which trick the brain into seeing better. These techniques can help improve realistic drawing skills, the drawing of faces, as well as improve one’s understanding of perspective. Even beginners can use this method to achieve surprising results.
This course will teach you how to combine various techniques of watercolour, drawing, collage and stencilling to create expressive and colourful artworks. Through practical demonstrations and exercises, you will learn how to quickly sketch using watercolour and pencil, how to plan an image, how to apply various drawing and watercolour techniques, and how to incorporate collage and stencil elements to your work. We focus on developing your own unique approach to creating mixed media images on paper.
In this workshop, you will work with different forms of wax to create jewellery or small objects. Wax comes in hard blocks, tubes and rods which can be sawn and filed back, but it can also be melted down to create more natural, expressive shapes and textures. This enables you to work technically and very precisely or in a more spontaneous, intuitive manner. Wax can also be combined with other materials for casting for example, natural fibres, plastic and metal. The pieces can then be outsourced for casting in the metal of your choice.