SAKB Ateliers (art studios)

Welcome to SAKB Ateliers

The Stichting Amstelveense Kunst Belangen (SAKB Ateliers) has been an art centre for more than 30 years, serving Amstelveen and the region. It caters to amateurs, beginners as well as advanced. The SAKB programme consists of courses, open ateliers, workshops, lectures, masterclasses and exhibitions. You can enrol on-line, as well as ask for more information. It is also possible to download our folder as a pdf. The courses and workshops are given by professional teachers. All activities are available to everyone. Members enjoy reduced tariffs for Open Ateliers. All activities take place in our comfortable and well-equipped ateliers at Ouderkerkerlaan 15 in Amstelveen.

Courses

Courses consist mostly of 12 lessons in the autumn and 12 in the spring. Most have a fixed time of the week. Courses range through a wide number of techniques and there are also courses for children and adolescents. Inquiries and enrolment for courses should be made through the teacher. Payment is mostly due a few days before start of the course. See also ‘Course terms’.

Youth d3 – Wednesday - Drawing from nature for children of 7 to 13 years - Brigit Hamer
Drawing at petting farm Elsenhove: you can draw the animals, but can also have a try at the buildings, stables and fences (perspective) and in case of rain we can draw inside the stables. You really learn the difference between a chicken and a cow. We meet at the SAKB building at 2pm and go there by bike, but please tell me if you plan to join us. We will be back again at the SAKB building at 4:30.

d3 – Wednesday – Course for children 10 years and older - Brigit Hamer
You learn to use different materials and techniques, charcoal, pastels, pencil, ink, watercolor, lino-cut, collages with coloured paper , etc. All materials are available; you don’t have to bring your own. These are lessons with lines, shapes, and colors using different materials such as charcoal, pastels and crayons, ink, water based paint, collage with colored papers and magazines, linocuts and other homemade plates; but you can also draw with pencil, crayon or felt tip pens. You will learn color mixing and the use of light and dark, space and perspective. We also pay attention to composition, and learn to observe reality, noting the shape, structure, skin. We also look at other artists and how they solved problems. All the materials are available, and free to use. During each lesson a specific material is explained on the basis of an assignment. We will be copying, but also drawing from imagination, or just anything you can propose (abstract).

d3 – Wednesday – Course for children from 5 to 10 years - Brigit Hamer
This course is designed for children from 5 to 10 years who like to draw and paint. If you like to draw and paint, come to the children´s atelier on Wednesday afternoons. Every Wednesday there will be a theme assigned within which we will draw or paint with pencil or charcoal, pen and ink, chalk and gouache. We will also sometimes use colored paper and cut and paste pictures from magazines. Of course we pay attention to color, form, light and dark, but for this age the theme is the most important topic. So just enjoy drawing or painting. All the materials are available and free to use by participants. We are hoping to organize an exhibition in the hall of the SAKB building.

d3 - Wednesday - Building websites for children and adults - Gea van Diemen
This course is specially for children / adults of 11 years or older, who know what a computer is. You learn to build a simple website, with a few pages and photo´s and text. We also make buttons to jump from one page to another. We don´t use standard layout, but make our own. So you are free to invent a very personal website. We also do HTML-code and made the site searchable in Google. And you learn to obtain your own domain and to upload your site. Inportant: take your own labtop and install KompoZer (freeware).

d3 - Wednesday - Photoshop Elements for children and afults - Gea van Diemen
This course is specially for children / adults of 11 years or older, who know what a computer is. You want to learn what photoshop is? This course gives you all the basics. You learn how to adjust the colours and light of your photo´s or how to remove specs from someones face. We work with layers which enables you to do almost everything: cut out a bull, give him a hat, but him on top a layed table, etc. Important: take your own labtop with Photoshop Elements. You can download the free 30-days version, which will last for the course.

d5 – Friday – Comics and Manga drawing from 10 years - Danielle Faas
Learn to draw your own comic personality, make your own cartoon. You learn about anatomy, coloring, inking. Special attention will be given to the Japanese cartoon style Manga.

d5 – Friday – Comics and Manga drawing for teenagers - Danielle Faas
Learn to draw your own comic personality, make your own cartoon. You learn about anatomy, coloring, inking. Special attention will be given to the Japanese cartoon style Manga.

d5 – Friday – Drawing and painting for teenagers - Brigit Hamer If you are 13 years or older you are welcome in this course on drawing and painting and understanding form, color, contrast, rhythm, volume, experiment, etc. Drawing and painting for teenagers This course begins in September specifically designed for high school kids who, in addition to their schoolwork, still want to make beautiful things. It is on Friday evenings from 7-9 pm. We already have a nice group, but you can still join us if you are 13 or older. Although it is a drawing and painting course, if we have a large enough group , we may be able to do some sculpturing a few times with Saskia de Rooy. We work on assigned themes, but this does not mean that you cannot do what you want ... A drawing or painting is in fact built up from different elements, and each evening we focus on another aspect. Picture elements are, for example: dark / light, form, rhythm, contrast, position, space, structure, composition, repetition, color, volume, experiment, lines etc. The topics mostly come from the students; easy topics are for example landscape or still life, people and animals, or abstract. We will also examine artists´ paintings. Come and join us and you will find that everyone has their own story to tell. Maybe it´s also possible to exhibit somewhere. We learn the importance of a good presentation. The course is led by Brigit Hamer. Information call 0294-283979.

d6a - Saterday - Kids Courses ceramics for 8-12 years - Martina Dielen This course will teach your child to work with clay with various hand forming techniques, building up a coil pot using rolls or slabs of clay to create a three-dimensional piece of work. For a colorful end result the clay form can be decorated with clay slip and then glazed after the biscuit firing . Age: 8 - 12 years To find out more about birthday party ideas for fun with clay with your friends : go to the website www.martinadielen.

Sculpture / modeling d2 – Tuesday evening – Modeling and sculpture - José Walinga The course consists of two parts, working with a model and working with a theme. With the model you learn about proportions and expressions. With the theme you develop your imagination. You learn about the ´grand gesture´ and start looking at your environment with new eyes. We work with clay, wax and stone. This course introduces you to a fascinating form of art.

d3 – Wednesday morning – Modeling and sculpture - José Walinga The course consists of two parts, working with a model and working with a theme. With the model you learn about proportions and expressions. With the theme you develop your imagination. You learn about the ´grand gesture´ and start looking at your environment with new eyes. We work with clay, wax and stone. This course introduces you to afascinating form of art.

d3 – Wednesday evening – Claymodeling from a model - Saskia de Rooij You begin with observing and discover form and plasticity, proportions, movement, composition and your own style. The course provides a good basis if you want to move on to sculpture afterwards.

d4a - Thursday - make your own Buddha head - Marian Sanders On this course you will learn the traditional way to make a buddha head. At first, we work with a grid or diagram as a starting point, but you´ll find that what you make is completely your own image. We work in wax or clay. In a later course we devote our time to the entire Buddha figure, but only if the Buddha head has worked out well.

d4b - Thursday - Animal Sculpturing/Modeling at Artis - Marian Sanders A whole afternoon working in Artis on an animal of your choice. After sketching the animal, we make an wire outline and work with wax on the spot. Much attention will be devoted to anatomy, movement and plasticity. With the aid of the drawings and and photographs we can finish the work at home. More practical information is provided after registration and during the Open Day.

d6 – Saturday – modeling and sculpture - Marian Sanders Drawing, portrait, anatomy, drapery, sketching on paper and working in clay, wax and plaster, on Saturdays. A multidisciplinary way to approach sculpturing. You do not need to be good at drawing, but you must like exploring and researching. Life drawing, portraits, anatomy, drapery, design sketches on paper and in clay, wax and plaster, on Saturday. A versatile way to deepen sculpting abilities. What forms are provided by nature (human, animal, plant, mineral?) that I can study to expand my visual language. Because I often hear: I want to cut in stone, or sculpt a portrait but cannot draw, it seemed like a good idea to take a year to research that field and initially shape forms in rapid materials such as wax, clay and plaster. Most of us have experience with design in clay, wax or stone, but without much previous study of them. It is not necessary to be able to draw, but the interest in finding out about it, to want to learn sketching and drawing from nature around you, to search in museums and books; everything can help you to find your own visual language in sculpting. All aspects of the sculpture are discussed including portraits. You can bring your own model or make the first rough form from pictures. There must be at least 4 participants. For specific information, please contact the teacher.

Ceramics d4b - Thursday - Ceramics courses for adults – Martina Dielen In this course you will learn various hand forming techniques, with coil pots (e.g. a vase or hollow form), or slab work to create a three-dimensional clay workpiece. You can decorate the creation with clay slip and later with transparent glaze. You may use your own brush glazes. You get a certain amount of time to work on you masterpiece. For more information visit my website www.martinadielen.nl

Readings Art History They will be in Dutch

Photoshop / Websites / Video Editing d7- Sunday - Photoshop - Gea van Diemen IMPORTANT: For this course, you need a laptop with the Dutch version of Photoshop (not Elements, but a CS version), it is possible to download the Dutch trial version of CS5, with 31 days free trial which is just enough time for the course. Please note that Photoshop is not an easy package. You need at least basic knowledge of computers to be able to follow this course. In this course you learn how to correct the exposure of a picture, to adjust your colors, to make a cut out, or straighten a crooked horizon. We also fix red-eye, blur pimples or sores, or remove other unconvieniant details. Most of all we get to know the creative possibilities of Photoshop. We will take selected pieces of a photo and put them on a separate layer, or drag them to another photo, or a photo of a drawing. Then we copy the selection, enlarge, rotate, outline, fade, change color, and so on. In this way we can create an unique work of art. On a big screen, I will show you step by step how things work. Then I will give you a creative assignment and you get to work with it, with my help if needed. There is a maximum of 8 students.

d7 - Sunday - creating websites - Gea van Diemen IMPORTANT: For this course you must bring your own laptop with the Dutch version of KompoZer. This package can be downloaded free at http://kompozer.net/download.php Some basic knowledge of the computer is needed. So you should at least know how (using Windows Explorer) to create folders, move files and put files on a USB stick. You should also be able to put photos from your camera on your laptop. I use Windows, not a Mac. In this course you will learn how to build a simple website, with multiple pages. We start at the beginning. On a big screen, I will show you how it works step by step. Then you get started with your own website and I walk along to help. We first make a design, also for the navigation around the website. Then we create pages with (photo) buttons and a background picture, pattern or color. Of course we do also pictures, text and links. To put multiple photos or text snippets below and next to each other on the same page we work with (hidden) tables. Further attention is paid to the HTML code. We also discuss how you can get your own domain name and upload your website. Maximum of 8 students.

Portrait / Model

d1C - Tuesday - Mini Course (self) portrait painting - Yvonne Maya Bakker Especially for beginners and advanced students who would like to make a self-portrait or work from a family photograph. During the first lesson only drawing is done, while you get some information about the structure of the skull, eye, jaw and neck. There is also time to examine which picture is suitable to use for the portrait and you can get advice about the materials and colors. For the first lesson you need only pencil, charcoal, kneaded eraser and paper. In the second lesson, for those who want it, there is an explanation about setting up the palette and mixing skin tone colors. Participants who wish to start a self-portrait in the second lesson should bring a mirror. You may work with oil or acrylic. You should bring your own materials . Information and registration: ymb@sakb.nl

d1C - Monday - Portrait Drawing - Edgar Jansen This course is a reflection of the great interest that currently exists for portraiture. The course ´portrait in pastel´ is intended for anyone who is fascinated by faces and wants to concentrate on portraits. It also gives the opportunity to better get to know this particular technique which involves both drawing and painting . With its subtle colors and velvety texture, this material is ideal for making portraits. An evening during this course consists of an introduction, two portrait sessions with personal individual supervision, and a joint discussion of all the results at the end. There is always a professional model. During the course a wide range of models will be posing. In terms of level, the course focuses on people who have some drawing experience. The aim is to develop the student´s own personal style. For information about the work of the teacher see www.edgarportraits.com Mobile no: 06-15613799

d2 - Tuesday afternoon - Painting - models and more - Yvonne Maya Bakker This is a course for people with experience in drawing and painting the human figure, who want to work in a freer style, and would like to try abstract painting. The tasks are meant to stimulate the imagination. The attempt is more important than the result. We work with acrylics, drawing materials, and mixed media; and we make collages and monoprints. You need to be willing to try new ways. d1b - Friday - Portrait Drawing - Edgar Jansen This course is a reflection of the great interest that currently exists for portraiture. The course ´portrait in pastel´ is intended for anyone who is fascinated by faces and wants to concentrate on portraits. It also gives the opportunity to better get to know this particular technique which involves both drawing and painting . With its subtle colors and velvety texture, this material is ideal for making portraits. An evening during this course consists of an introduction, two portrait sessions with personal individual supervision, and a joint discussion of all the results at the end. There is always a professional model. During the course a wide range of models will be posing. In terms of level, the course focuses on people who have some drawing experience. The aim is to develop the student´s own personal style. For information about the work of the teacher see www.edgarportraits.com Mobile no: 06-15613799 Drawing / painting d2a - Tuesday morning and Wednesday morning - Water color for beginners and more experienced - Ellen ten Kroode We work from observation (academically) with still-life, flowers, and possibly a landscape. We dip into art history as well. We work classically, with everyone working on the same subject. In the watercolor course we often work from (academic) observation: still life, flowers and, if possible, landscape. There is also room for free work and assignments that stimulate the imagination and creativity. Occasionally we will talk about developments in the history of art. The technique is explained classically, everyyone in the group working with the same subject, but the teacher guides you individually and at your own level. The drawing is important as the basis of the watercolor; but drawing experience is not per se necessary, because the course also focuses on its development. Also shape, composition and the relationship between light and dark will be discussed as the basis of a good painting. Essential aspects such as brush handling, saving the white spaces, brightness and blending of the colors will get our attention. The beginner will work with simple themes, so as to gain control over the watercolor technique. A composition can be built with transparent layers (glazing technique), or by painting color wet on wet to create a spontaneous and free image. Ellen ten Kroode provides simple supervision from A to Z. She will teach you the technique using different subjects. By practising a technique sufficiently you can learn to develop your creativity. In the first lesson we will discuss what materials you should obtain. Both advanced and novice aquarellists can also join the water color course in January (midway through) with 12 lessons still to go.

d2a - Tuesday - Drawing and painting in general - Judith van Nus A course for people with some experience in drawing and painting the figure, who want to work more freely and want to expore abstraction. The instruction will help you to prickle your fantasy and widen your view. The search will be as important as the result. We will work with acryl paint, a variation of drawing materials, mixed medium and make collages and monoprints. What you need most in this course is the guts to experiment and the power to search and find new ideas.

d2c - Tuesday evening - Drawing and painting in general - Mieke Bruning This is it: finally you have time to draw and paint! But what? And how? And with what materials? Pencil, charcoal, oil, acrylic, indian ink, pastels? And will you do it at home or ... ? In this course you are going to draw your own living room in perspective, you will paint the sea with crashing waves, draw the soft fur of a cat or tiger, create a trompe l´oeil, paint a pear so you can almost taste it, your landscape gets depth and looks like it goes on forever, you discover the beauty of a piece of wood or a faded hogweed, you learn about colors and how to mix them and how nice it is to be able to draw a chair you can almost sit on, you are going to paint in the manner of a famous painter, you will paint a portrait of a loved one or a vase with a well-drawn ellipse or you might absorb yourself in a red rose, the eye of a chameleon or let your imagination run wild ... In this course, all this is covered. And you will be assisted and advised as you like. We draw with charcoal, pencil, pen and ink and pastels and paint with oil and acrylic. The lessons include coffee and, tea at breaks, paper and the use of small materials (charcoal, eraser, pencil etc), and there is a friendly atmosphere. Also included: photo service: at the end of the lesson I will send you a photo by email of what you have created.

d3 - Wednesday - Oil painting - Piet Reekers Oil gives us the opportunity to work with different structures in one painting: from very thin and transparent layers to very thick and opaque. The aim of this course is to introduce you to all these possibilities. You will try your hand at them all and learn about underpainting, mixing the paint with different media, color, varnish, etc. This course is for beginners as well as for more experienced students. For beginners, the course has two parts: a] Learning to build a painting up from a charcoal sketch and painting of light and dark with a neutral color. This we do while painting a still life. b] Freer working from the imagination, figurative or abstract. For the first class bring drawing and charcoal; the rest of the materials needed will be discussed during the first lesson . This course is given with visual arts and art history as background. For this the teacher was trained at a nationally accredited art academy as well as obtaining a first class teaching qualification for art history and painting and drawing. Note: this course will also be given in the winter of 2012 / 2012. The photo on the right shows the work of one of the students. To see more work by students of Piet Reekers, click on ‘Organization” and then click ‘Links’. There you will find a direct link to a website with work by students.

d3c - Wednesday - Painting in your own visual language - Jeannette Hartgerink You need daring, fun, humor and commitment to paint in your own visual imagery. Your own experiences, thoughts and ideas guarantee an inexhaustible source of inspiration that you can learn to put into a painting. You will be guided in this course in the use of different techniques and materials such as chalk, sand, acrylic gesso, modeling paste, paper and we also paint on wood. We will look at examples of photos or images that intrigue you; and we will work with materials like stamps, spatulas, sponges, brushes and cloths. During the course you will be continually challenged to cross new frontiers. You learn where your talents lie and what your style is. While teaching, I learned that every one of us has one’s own talent and one’s own visual language to express oneself. Your own imagery is like a mirror of the soul. It is an image that comes from within yourself, and that I consider art. Cost per single lesson: 20 euros. Number of participants: max 10. Students who have followed a course of 5 lessons , can also follow individual lessons separately throughout the year.. The price includes materials.

d4 - Thursday - Water color for experienced painters- Yvonne Maya Bakker For those who have some experience and want to dig deeper into painting in watercolors. The discussion at the end of each lesson is important, as we then decide what challenge to set for the next lesson. Watercolour is a unique material. It can be used in transparent layers, where previous layers remain visible, but also as opaque layers. You can use a lot of water (wet in wet) or paint the forms ‘dry’ next to each other, or combine these techniques. You can mix colors on a palette or build them up with different colored layers on your paper; you can build your watercolor cautiously or spontaneously respond to the specific properties of this material. All these and more techniques will be discussed. Experiment and find out how best to use the power of this medium.

Acrylic paint

allows you to quickly perform multiple experiments. In this course that property is used to rapidly develop an understanding of the effect of accents, light-dark, depth and movement or to improve your painting skills. The lesson often begins with a demonstration and a theme, but everyone mayt follow their own path. The guidance is individual. An important part of the lesson is the discussion at the end. Also have a look at this watercolor video.

d4 - Thursday afternoon and evening - Drawing and painting tailor-made - Piet Reekers The perfect course for students who want to work on their own paintings, but would also like to get professional advice. But if you want a basic course, that is also possible. Anyone who registers for a course in drawing and painting would be wise to ask themself the question: "Do I want to learn from nature, eg portrait or still life, or do I prefer to work from imagination?". The course that I teach is directed at the latter. Everybody has to a greater or lesser extent the ability to make something. I build on that ability. Also, I assume that the student has a serious interest in the visual arts and is receptive to learn from both modern and ancient art. If you want to learn to paint in your own style and you have an interest in painting, I have enough clues to help you with the technical side and the tracking down of your own fantasies. You may work with any material you want. My preference is for students who are independent enough to work without needing an assignment;, but those who want to follow a program in which the basics of drawing and painting are discussed are also welcome. This course is given with a background of the visual arts and arts history. For this, the teacher was trained at an accredited art school followed by teacher training, where he obtained a teaching qualification in art (first class) and a teaching qualification in painting and drawing (first class). Note: this course will be given from January 2013.

d4 - Thursday afternoon - water and -animals in several techniques The theme is classical, but you work with the material you prefer: charcoal, chalk, ink, sepia, as well as paint. We also dip into art history . In this course we have already been working for two years on different themes. This time the theme is WATER. What color is water? How can you portray water? The teacher introduces examples from art history and we are also going to just have a good look around us. We might draw outside beside a body of water or simply put a glass of water in front of us on the table. We can use various materials of your own choice: charcoal, oil and pastels, Indian ink, bistre and acrylics are available. It is recommended to bring your own materials. Paper will be provided . We will also look at life in water: fish, water plants and maybe a pair of swimming legs? Pictures may offer some guidance but we can also work from our imagination. The teacher provides classical lessons but also helps individuals. The group’s assignments stimulate and motivate: we frequently step back from our work, check each other´s work and share the surprises of the material. There is a tea break and later a debriefing.

d4 - Thursday - Starting course drawing and painting - Brigit Hamer This course is especially for those who think they cannot even ´draw a straight line´ and want to learn to do so. It provides the very first steps on the road to becoming a painter. In a relatively short time, the rudiments of drawing and painting are explained. Everybody just takes a brush in hand and begins setting lines on paper. You are in a group with others who ‘simply can’t do it’ so nobody needs to beembarassed. And above all, it is fun being creative. Our teacher, Brigit Hamer, likes everyone to have a good time and to enjoy being creative.

d4c-do - Thursday - Introduction to oil painting - Brigit Hamer Since the invention of oil painting in the 15th century, there has never been a more beautiful way of painting. Oil paint may sound difficult but it is a very pleasant, smooth paint that fills with oxygen and unlike water-based paints just becomes fuller. This course is an introduction, but it also gives clues about how to design a painting. We paint from observation, because by taking a good look you learn the most. Oils are based on linseed oil as binder and thinned with turpentine. Brushes are cleaned with turpentine, water and soap. In this course we begin with the preparation of a canvas or panel and paint a still life, with attention to the form, and light and dark; and an explaination of colors. There is also attention given to composition and structure.

d4c - do - General drawing and painting - Mieke Bruning This is it: finally you have time to draw and paint! But what? And how? And with what material? Pencil, charcoal, oil, acrylic, indian ink, pastels? And will you do it at home or ... ? In this course you are going to draw your own living room in perspective, you will paint the sea with crashing waves, draw the soft fur of a cat or tiger, create a trompe l´oeil, paint a pear so that you can almost taste it, put depth in a landscape so that it lookslike it goes on forever, discover the beauty of a piece of wood or a faded hogweed, learn about colors and how to mix them, and how nice it is to be able to draw a chair you can almost sit on; you are going to paint in the manner of a famous painter, paint a portrait of a loved one or a vase with a well-drawn ellipse or become absorbed in a red rose or the eye of a chameleon, or simply let your imagination run wild ... In this course, all this is covered. And you will be assisted and advised as you like. We draw with charcoal, pencil, pen and ink and pastels, and paint with oils and acrylics. The lessons include coffee and tea at breaks, paper, and the use of some basic materials (charcoal, eraser, pencil etc); and there is a friendly atmosphere. Also included: photo service: at the end of the lesson I will send you a photo by email of what you have created.

d6a-saterday - Still life in oils and acrylics - Janneke Stilma In this course the pleasure of painting comes first. It is intended for people who want to learn painting from observation in a relaxed way. No other topic offers you the chance to improve and perfect your drawing skills and painting techniques and to try out your ideas ina still life. It does not move, you can easily light it and the lighting stays that way, and. you can work on it for a few hours or weeks if you want to. We will of talk about composition (how to arrange the subject to make it interesting), do some drawing exercises, deal extensively with the mixing of colors, and use different techniques: underpainting, glazing, wet in wet, impasto, sgraffito, painting with knife etc. The topics are endless. The accidental still life, eg a pair of sneakers that have been kicked off or a bunch of keys thrown on the newspaper. A flower still life, from an exuberant color impression to a delicate and detailed bouquet. Or a carefully constructed still life in which everything has been carefully arranged, and the dark / light ratios and shadows refine and reinforce the forms. Does any of this interest you and do you want try your hand at home in the world of oils and acrylics? Then sign up! Experience is not required. We work in small groups allowing intensive individual coaching (each at his / her own level). For the first lesson please bring drawing paper, pencil and eraser. Take a look at my website www.jannekestilma.com

Open Studios (Open Ateliers)

Open ateliers are run by SAKB volunteers who organize the class, the model, and also the coffee. The ateliers do not have teachers but are an opportunity to work freely, perhaps in addition to a regular course. It is not necessary to enrol and payment is per session in cash.

d1 – Open Studio model / portrait – Monday morning Several short poses (about 15 minutes each) and one pose of one hour. We work with a clothed model, portrait or full body. Once a month, on the last Monday, we have a nude model.

d2a – Open Studio sculpture – Tuesday morning - Marten de Vries This atelier is for everyone who wants to work in three dimensions. Stools and turntables are available, as well as tools. This is not a course, but you will be able to discuss your work with others. This open atelier is also open during the summer stop. For information, phone Marten de Vries. For a preview of the results of the Open Atelier please click to the website of the group.

d2a - Open studio work freely - Tuesday morning - Helen van der Ploeg This workshop is designed for those who wish to work independently. Or for those who miss home studio space. In this workshop you will work in the company of others who also work on their own. You can use our SAKB easels, tables, etc. There is obviously an opportunity to exchange ideas or advice. Supervisor Helen will look after coffee and cake, which is included in the price. Come along!

d2b Open studio three dimensional works - Tuesday - Laura Ruhe This open studio has the same structure as the open studio sculpture on Tuesday morning with Marten de Vries, and it actually runs through the afternoon, with the difference that Laura Ruhe will be your hostess. This means in practice that (in consultation) you can fill in your own desired times to join in. Between 12.30 and 13.00 we have lunch together (bring your own) . Do you wish to participate in this workshop? Please contact Laura first by telephone (see ‘Supervision’ for contact information) as the studio can be quite busy. She can give you more detailed information. Stools and turntables are available, as well as some tools such as mallets, chisels, rasps and files. There will be no lessons given but you can discuss your work with other participants which often leads to better results. A foretaste of what is being made in the open studio sculpture / three-dimensional can be found on the group’s website.

d3a – Open Studio model / portrait – Wednesday morning - Jean ette Hartgerink This open atelier is also available during the summer stop. The clothed model sits in the same pose during the whole morning. There is no nude model.

d3c – Open Studio nude model – Wednesday evening – John Woodside This open atelier starts with short poses of 5 minutes, then a few longer ones of 15 and 30 minutes and we end with a one-hour pose (or possibly two half hour poses). On the last Wednesday of the month, we work with two different poses of one hour. With the long poses you have the opportunity to make a more finished painting, for example in oils, pastel or watercolour. The level of the participants varies from beginners to advanced, thus everybody is welcome. Although this is not a course, the friendly discussions and exchange of ideas among atelier visitors can be very stimulating and instructive.

d6a – Open Atelier model / portrait – Saturday morning – Dick Houweling A clothed model can be drawn or painted in two different poses of one hour each. On the last Saturday of the month we have a nude model.

Organisation

The Stichting Amstelveense KunstBelangen (SAKB) has been a solid center for training and practice of the visual arts since 1975. We provide teachers of high quality with contemporary knowledge and the ability to share this with people who like to be busy in the visual arts. Thus we contribute to the cultural development and enrichment of the region Amstelveen.

Mission

SAKB Ateliers would like to enrich the lives of people in the Amstelveen area with visual arts, to be a meeting place where professional teachers give lessons and amateurs and professionals alike work with images, and share this with others.

Vision

Arts, education and civic engagement in the region Amstelveen are mentioned in one breath with SAKB Ateliers. SAKB Ateliers is the center where anyone interested in the (practice of) the visual arts can go and feel at home. Social organisations within the region also feel involved. Characteristic of SAKB Ateliers are the following core values: - Easy accessibility: all art lovers are welcome to SAKB Ateliers, from amateur to professional . SAKB Ateliers also provides a wide variety of courses, workshops and open ateliers. - Openness: the teachers and supervisors are friendly, approachable and welcoming, and all members are given the opportunity to exhibit their work . SAKB Ateliers makes workspace available where anyone can work independently, thus without supervision. - Professional: most of our teachers are certified, they all have extensive experience in teaching and they do this in a well equipped work environment. - Developmental: there is attention to every working level and for specific target groups. SAKB Ateliers is working, for example, with other institutions in Amstelveen on arts and cultural education for pupils of primary and secondary education.

Methods

At SAKB you will find: * Courses for adults, adolescents, and children in drawing, painting, sculpting, modeling, and art history, among other possibilities, under the guidance of qualified instructors / professional artists. * Open walk-in ateliers for sculpture, drawing and painting where everybody can work independently (with, among other subjects, a model), without supervision . * Workshops * Exhibitions * Newsletter

Membership

Because SAKB Ateliers is a foundation, there are no members in the legal sense but so-called “participants”. Yet for convenience we often use the word "members" in everyday speech. SAKB-members pay an annual contribution of € 37.50 to account number 4384296. They receive the Newsletter and receive discounts for example at the Open Ateliers, excursions, and lectures. Moreover SAKB members may exhibit in SAKB areas designated for this. Members are kept informed about all SAKB activities, exhibitions, and other messages concerning the various art disciplines, through the Newsletter. The Stichting Amstelveense Kunst Belangen (SAKB Ateliers) was founded in 1975. Its goal is to promote the professional as well as amateur artist and take part in the cultural life of Amstelveen. This is done by organizing courses and organising Open Ateliers, giving art exhibitions and publishing a news letter. At the SAKB Ateliers you will find courses for adults, children and adolescents in drawing, painting, sculpting and modeling with professional teachers. Open ateliers ( form) are for sculpture and modeling (without a model) as well as for drawing and painting with a model. Although it is not necessary in order to attend courses or ateliers you can become a member of the SAKB Ateliers by subscribing and paying € 37, 50 per year. With this you support the SAKB. In return you get a discount on the OpenAteliers, you can exhibit your art in our exhibition space, and receive our newsletter. Newsletter – with these buttons you can subscribe or unsubscribe to our newsletter Links – useful and interesting links

Online Gallery

Under this button you will find a new exhibition almost every month. Here we focus on one of our members and show his or her work.

Expositions

Here you find a short description of the exhibition at ‘Brentano – Klaasje Zevenster’ and in the hallway at the Ouderkerkerlaan 15. There is a new exhibition every month.

Events

Here you find photo´s of events.

Renting a studio

Are you interested in renting a studio? The four studios at the Ouderkerkerlaan 15 building can be rented per morning, afternoon or evening. If you wish to come with friends or simply work alone, there is sufficient space in well lighted rooms provided with tables, easels, and work benches. Our building is easy to get to by public transportation but if you wish to come by car the parking is free. Members pay 15 euro per day section (morning, afternoon, or evening), non-members pay 18 euro. For more information, email verhuur@sakb.nl or phone 020-6458125. Especially in the period of June to the end of August we have very attractive rates per session: SAKB members: 15 euros. non-members: 18 euros.

Contact

Click on ‘Who is who’ (‘wie is wie’) for a complete list of all teachers, open atelier supervisors, and board members with their name, e-mail, phone number and photo. Management - a complete list of the board members with their name, e-mail, phone number and photo.

Locations-

Here you find the addresses of the different locations, for example where exhibitions are held.

SAKB Ateliers (art studios)