Amsterdam House of Arts & Crafts


Course Acrylic painting

Drawing & painting

Our painting course

Are you new to drawing or painting and want to start your creative journey from a blank canvas, than we have the course for you.


During the course you will dicover the basic techniques and elements of drawing and painting with acrylic paints. Light/dark, composition, form and shape color and use of materials.

Different excercises will help you get out of your comfort zone to be able to paint and draw more freely. Examine what shapes you like, what color combinations and experiment.

Experiencing the joy of creating and painting is central to this course. 

If you have questions, please feel free to drop us a line. 

Hello world

Let's paint the world together

We'd love to see you create some amazing ART


10 weeks

Mondaymorning basic 

TIme: 9:30-12:00

Dates: 18/9 - 25/9 - 2/10 - 9/10 - 16/10 - 23/10 - 30/10 - 6/11 -13/11 - 20/11


Mondayevening basic/advanced

Time: 19:30-22:oo

Dates: 18/9 - 25/9 - 2/10 - 9/10 - 16/10 - 23/10 - 30/10 - 6/11 - 13/11 - 20/11


Price: € 420,-

Including paper, tools, pencils & paints 

Fall 2023

Gerda Meester

Painting is the thread that weaves trough my life. I work many figuratively, with short detours to sillives, animals and landscapes. Color is an important element of all of my paintings.

I studied at Willem the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam and graduated 2007 at the Academy of visual arts in Amsterdam.  I worked as a teacher in formal education and I host drawing and painting classes for adults. Sharing my enthousiasme for, and knowledge of the technical aspects of painting is what I love best.

I participated in the Open Atelier Nieuwmarkt.

Paint your world

get creative with us


Are you new to drawing and painting and want to start your creative journey, then you are more than welcome to join our basic painting course on Mondaymornings.

The painting course in the evening are open to all levels. We work in groups on our own project but connected by a shared theme. Every class we will start with a short introduction. 

Classes end with a short round where we will discuss the work that has been made by the different students.


During our courses new broadening your creative horizon is possible. We deepen your knowledge and understanding of the basics of painting and drawing.

Knowledge about color, composition, shape and other image elements will be discussed and experienced.

In the lessons we will work on the basis of themes. This can be a famous painter or a painting technique. 

We will give an introduction with examples of the arthistory of a particular thema and give you excersises.  


In this course we learn from each other. We discuss the works of fellow students and we will be looking at the progress every one makes.

There is a lot of space for individual expression. Even though the themes will be handed to you by the teacher, how you then translate these themes into your own drawings and paintings is up to you.

At the end of the course you get the chance to show your work in the exhibition. 

Sign up today to start your  creative journey.