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Workshop

Workshop

It is ‘Children’s Book Week’ in the Netherlands, and I was invited to the Beatrixschool in Nieuwegein to tell the children about the picture book ‘Kun jij dit?’ and to teach some drawing workshops. I had five groups of enthusiastic artists! The youngest children drew…

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Mice in the classroom! – Muizen in de klas!

Mice in the classroom! – Muizen in de klas!

During the book presentation of ‘Kun jij dit?‘, people could win of workshop of Annemarie and me. Teacher of classes 5/6 of the Juliana School drew a winning lot and today we went to her class. First, Annemarie read our book, discussing some themes of…

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Taalklas Houten (the end – slot)

Taalklas Houten (the end – slot)

Last Tuesday, I had my last workshops with the children of the Taalklas in Houten. One and a half year ago, I joined the project ‘Een boek voor jou’, an initiative of Marit Törnqvist. She had the brilliant idea to offer refugee children (mostly from…

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Taalklas Houten

Taalklas Houten

All happy faces this morning at the Taalklas in Houten, where refugee children learn dutch. With the oldest group, we went out for a real urban sketching workshop. The kids loved it – and so did the teachers and I. I said goodbye to three…

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Taalklas Houten

Taalklas Houten

Yesterday, my drawing friend Ivy and I taught workshops at the Taalklas Houten, where refugee children learn dutch. In the oldest group, we drew 3D-letters – it was not easy for the children, who worked very concentrated. In the youngest group we made origami animals…

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Warm sweaters – Warme truien

Warm sweaters – Warme truien

This morning, I went to the Taalklas in Houten (where refugee children learn dutch), to have a drawing workshop. The pictures above were taken in the youngest group. I started by reading/showing to them the picture book ‘De verrassing’ (The surprise) by Sylvia van Ommen…

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Get the creeps! – Gruwelijk eng!

Get the creeps! – Gruwelijk eng!

Yesterday, I had a workshop in the Taalklas Houten, the school where refugee children learn the dutch language. The theme of this year’s Children’s Book Week is ‘Get the creeps!’, so I wanted to make scary masks with the children. Even if the teachers wanted…

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Growth – Groei

Growth – Groei

Yesterday, I visited the Taalklas Houten again – the school where refugee children learn dutch. Since april, I come there every month to have a drawing workshop with the children. I have seen impressive progress and growth with these kids. On the pictures you see…

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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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Taalklas Houten (2)

Taalklas Houten (2)

This a portrait of me, drawn by Baraa from Syria, during a  drawing workshop at the Taalklas Houten. In the Taalklas, refugee children are taught the dutch language. Most of them come from Syria, others come from Eritrea. All of them are happy to draw….

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Taalklas Houten

Taalklas Houten

This morning, I gave two drawing workshops in de Taalklas in Houten, a class where refugee children learn the dutch language. The children made tangram-figures, inspired by  ‘Tangramkat’, a picture book made by Maranke Rinck and Martijn van der Linden. The kids really enjoyed the…

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Workshop

Workshop

Last week, I teached ‘Making comics’ at the Kempenhorst College in Oirschot. As a warming-up, we started with life drawing, with decreasing pose times to force pupils to work faster. After that, we practised some character design basics: basic shapes, create an attractive line-up (duo’s)…

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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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Workshop

Workshop

Last Friday I taught comic drawing at a school summer party. I drew characters on request by the children, and they drew after my instructions. I drew, among others, a Secret Agent Octopus, a carnivorous plant, a flying unicorn (talking about a challenge…) and lots…

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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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Kinderboekenweek

Kinderboekenweek

Het is Kinderboekenweek! Ik mocht op Bassisschool De Distelvlinder in Culemborg optreden. Hieronder ben ik bezig in groep 2, om een verhaal te tekenen dat door de kinderen zelf werd verzonnen. Het idee was gebaseerd op ‘Paultje en het paarse krijtje’ van Charles Johnson. Hierbij…

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Kom naar Culemborg op 4 oktober!

Kom naar Culemborg op 4 oktober!

Deze week begint de kinderboekenweek. Op zaterdag 4 oktober zal ik samen met Bram Wolthoorn present zijn op het Kinderboekenfeest bij boekhandel Tomey & Verstegen in Culemborg. We zullen dan kleine workshops verzorgen die te maken hebben met ‘Mijn eerste tuinboek’. Dus we gaan plantjes…

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