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Painting Like Van Gogh

Learn how to paint like Vincent Van Gogh with your own private art teacher.
Hands on Workshop
2.5 hours
Art workshops
Private venue

Meet your private, experienced art teacher and let him/her show you how to paint like the famous Post-Impressionist painter: Vincent Van Gogh.
This workshop is a great way to learn about the artist and understand how he used colors and brush strokes to express his feelings and emotions. All you need to do is follow the instructions of your art teacher on how to use shape, color, brushstrokes like Van Gogh and you will be painting like him in no-time.
In the studio, several still lifes will be set up as decoration and inspiration, like sunflowers, gladiolus, irises, old shoes, clogs, chairs, decanter with lemons, vases etc, which are things that also inspired the Post-Impressionist master himself. Around the still lifes, you will find easels and work tables with painting tools.
The art teacher will introduce the assignment by explaning the technique, the use of color and give a short demonstration. You will paint your own flowers (or other stil life’s) on a canvas of 30 x 40 cm.
A special box is given to you to take away your own painting directly.
The Painting Like Van Gogh hands-on workshop is the perfect combination to an earlier visit to the Van Gogh Museum (Discovering Van Gogh).

This experience is available in the following languages : English

Meeting Point: At the Van Gogh workshop
Finish: At the Van Gogh workshop

6 years
2 Hrs, 30 Min
A private, experienced and skilled art teacher who knows how to handle children
A private venue
All the material needed to paint like Van Gogh
Your own Van Gogh reproduction at the end of the workshop
Transfer to and from the workshop
Snacks and drinks (except for water)
How to use paint and brush strokes to transcribe emotions
Learning how to paint like Van Gogh
Learning a bit about the life of the Post-Impressionist painter

Is this a private activity?

It sure is. Your family members will be the only ones in the art workshop, along with your private art teacher.

Do the parents participate?

Of course! Everyone will be creating their own works of art. That is the fun part!

Is it suitable for kids under 6 years old?

Yes, even the youngest children are welcome. They might not know exactly who Van Gogh was, but they will surely have fun mixing the paint on the canvas.

Can I paint something other than Van Gogh?

The idea of this workshop is to introduce you and your family to Van Gogh’s art and painting technique, as he is one of the most famous Dutch painters. But should you want to do something different, you are more than welcome to do so. At the end, creating a family-bonding moment where everyone enjoys themselves is what matters most.

Do I need to bring special material?

No! You do not need to bring anything as all the material is prepared for you.

Are we leaving the workshop with anything?

Of course, you will leave the workshop with your creations. We will make sure that these do not become too bulky, so you can easily put them in your suitcase when coming back home.

Will my teenage kids like the activity?

If they like arts & crafts, they will love this hands-on activity. However, if they do not care much for art, then we recommend looking at some of our other activities.
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