Arts & Crafts – Courses in English
In this walk through the neighbourhood of Schwabing at "Münchner Freiheit", you will begin to capture the essence of what you see, be it architecture, people or details. Your instructor will help you eliminate distractions and see and capture subjects with a more creative eye. During this walk you will practise setting up compositions, looking to all corners of the frame. The photo tour will give you the opportunity to practise what you learn.
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.
This course aims to develop an understanding of the role of drawing combined with a personal and expressive use of various watercolour techniques. Through practical demonstrations and exercises, we will investigate both traditional and experimental working methods including how to use colours effectively. Individual tuition for all levels from beginners to the more experienced course participants.
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.
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.
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 class we will further develop the skills necessary for creating unique and unforgettable characters. We will concentrate on different categories of characters - heroes, beauties, monsters, q-characters, animals, robots, aliens etc. By practical training we will emphasize the importance of anatomy, lines, shading, texturing and overall "personalization" of the characters. Taking "The basics of concept art and character design" class first is desirable, but not obligatory.
Immerse yourself, for a weekend, in painting. Switch off and free your mind from the daily grind. This is a course for all those who already have a little experience with acrylic painting and are familiar with the basics. The focus will be on your own works. We will discuss the appropriate composition of the picture and analyse which technique is best suited for developing your painting style. The group atmosphere creates a positive support, especially as it gives us a different perspective on our own pieces.
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.
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".