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".
In this walk through the neighbourhood of Schwabing and around the Christmas market at Münchner Freiheit, you will begin to capture the essence of what you see, be it architecture, people or details at the Christmas market. 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.
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.
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.
This course is for beginners as well as those who wish to improve their drawing skills and refine their understanding of visual language. Using pencils and charcoal, we will explore fundamental techniques such as proportion, shape, perspective, line weights, shading, and value. Students will develop drawing skills and become confident using the tools of visual expression. Needed: PC/laptop/tablet with microphone and camera, good internet connection, current browser version. You will receive the access data by e-mail in good time before the course begins.
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 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.
Find out 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.
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 some 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.