What do you want to make? And how do you go about it?
Clay is a great material that we can work with in endless ways. It's up to you to go wild and create interesting objects. This can be either objects or Things or Art with a capital A. Let's get started!
In this course you can brainstorm, sketch, design, test, and execute. Or you can play, play, play.
In the course we will mainly create work, but will also touch upon the creative process and techniques. We discuss some details classically; but guidance and process are largely individual. Each participant is given the space for their own way of working.
If you have questions, please feel free to drop us a line.
Roxane van Beek works as an independent artist with a focus on ceramics. She also works as an illustrator and graphic designer. Originally trained as a Japanologist, she finds a lot of inspiration in the art and cultures of Japan and other Asian countries.
In her work Roxane is searching both for human mysticism, the rituals and mysteries that are such a part of our lives – as well as for a delightful banality we often end up with.
In this way she also seeks out the tension between objects and art; when is it just a Thing, and when does a Thing take on a life of its own?
As a teacher, she likes to encourage her students: create space for yourself to explore and play. The works that arise from experimenting will automatically form a series, which will provide you with information for the next experiments!
Amsterdam House of Arts & Crafts offers four course blocks a year. All of our courses have a maximum of ten consecutive classes. You choose how many classes you want to attend per course block.
We are all busy people that sometimes want to go on holliday, have business duties or other engagements which sometimes makes it hard to attend all ten consecutive classes.
This is why you can choose the number of classes you take in a course. We offer a six, eight or ten classes package. At the beginning of each course you let the teacher know when you will attend the classes. This way you can be as flexible as you need to be.
And we also know when we will see you. Even with six lessons you will be able to start your creative journey. And if you want to go all in, with ten out of ten lessons you are also more than welcome.