Tag archive for kindertekening

Prinses Maxima Centrum

Prinses Maxima Centrum

Tuesday, I went to the Prinses Maxima Centrum to make drawings for the children who are treated there for cancer. Sometimes, You meet children that don’t want a drawing, because they can draw everything themselves. Like Iris: she knew how to draw a dragonfly. I…

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Prinses Maxima Centrum

Prinses Maxima Centrum

Yesterday I had a kind of jubilee. For the tenth time, I went to the Prinses Maxima Centrum (the dutch national center for research and treatment of children with cancer) for my volunteer work for the Foundation ‘Tekenen voor Kinderen’. Wojtek wanted me to draw…

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Monster fishes in Gorinchem – Monstervissen in Gorinchem

Monster fishes in Gorinchem – Monstervissen in Gorinchem

Last Tuesday, I went to the AZC (Refugee Center) in Gorinchem to draw with the children there, most of them from Syria, one from Afghanistan. Very popular among the children were the monster fishes, demonstrated on the pictures by Ahmed & Ahmed. I think some…

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Taalklas Houten (4)

Taalklas Houten (4)

Today was my fifth visit (a second time with my drawing partner Ivy) to the Taalklas Houten, where refugee children learn the dutch language. I have been in the two groups I worked with today twice before, and the progress they are making is remarkable!…

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School

School

Last Friday, I taught some drawing lessons at a primary school, ‘De Flambouw’. The children worked with enthusiasm and concentration –  and they had fun. With the pupils of groups 3-4 (6-8 years) I played a game drawing monsters. Some of the children drew cute…

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Arnhem

Arnhem

Saturday I went to the sketchcrawl of the Gelderland Urban Sketchers in Arnhem, together with my 11 year old daughter. We went a bit early, so we could both sketch this purple café in the city center of Arnhem. Compare them! Afgelopen zaterdag deed ik…

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Inspiration – Inspiratie

Inspiration – Inspiratie

We were staying in Lana (Italy). Three boys were playing badminton in front of our mobile home while I was making this drawing. Their shuttle came down under our table and when one of the boys picked it up, he kept staring at my drawing….

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GRRRRRR!

GRRRRRR!

Last week, I gave a workshop to the youngest classes of a primary school, about drawing wild animals. I drew an elephant and a lion in the classroom, and after that the children drew their own pet toys. Today, I got this drawing of a…

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Colouring Contest

Colouring Contest

The historical society ‘Voet van Oudheusden’ in Culemborg celebrates its 75 years this year. One of the activities was a colouring contest for school children. A stunning 642 plates were returned! I was member of the jury, and it was no easy task to select…

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Father & daughter’s work

Father & daughter’s work

My daughter (6 years) and I painted the same picture from a book cover. Mijn dochter (6 jaar) en ik schilderden dezelfde foto van een boekomslag.

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Expression

Expression

My youngest daughter (6) is a bit of a clown and she likes to make funny faces. One of her faces says ‘Sor-ry, butI didn’t do this’… I guess all parents will recognise it. This is how she drew herself. I love the expression –…

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Masks on stones

Masks on stones

Last weekend, we spent a few days camping. My daughters and I collected some stones and painted ‘African masks’ on it. I was really surprised by their precision and patience. Het afgelopen weekend zaten we een paar dagen op de camping. Mijn dochters en ik…

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Drawings by my daughters and me

Drawings by my daughters and me

When my daughters see me drawing or painting outdoor, they like to join me. So last week, on our vacation, they went with me to draw a typical Alsatian house. They were a bit scared by the size of the house, so I told them…

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Specifications

Specifications

  When my 7 year old daughter saw the drawing I made for my nephew, she started to cry: ‘You promise to make me a drawing all the time, but you never do it!’ And she is right, of course… So she and I went…

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Christmas greetings from my girls

Christmas greetings from my girls

Here you see two Christmas card that my daughters sent to their friends. Left is the one made by my 5 year old daughter, right is the one made by my 7 year old daughter. Both had some digital help from their father. Hier zie…

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The patience of a child

The patience of a child

This drawing was made by my five year old daughter. With an amazing patience she had been drawing for hours… and then her light blue felt tip was empty. Deze tekening is gemaakt door mijn vijfjarige dochter. Met een verbazend geduld heeft ze een paar uur achterelkaar zitten tekenen……

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