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art classes

Art classes at NADAS take place every Tuesday evening and include drawing, charcoal, watercolour, and printmaking. Classes are led by resident artist Gabrielle Reeves and are open to all levels, including absolute beginners.

Classes are organized into monthly series, however drop-ins are always welcome. Please do not hesitate to join when you can!

Materials for each series are available to borrow for an additional cost. Students are always welcome to bring their own supplies and may contact us for details on what to bring.

We also host regular art workshops, led by Gabrielle as well as visiting artists.

 
 

mixed media sketchbook series

Tuesdays, 05, 12, 19, 26 March, 19.00 - 21.00

A sketchbook is perfect place to capture daily experiences and environments, while also improving drawing and painting skills. In this series, participants will learn the basics of how to start and maintain a personal sketchbook. We will work on four individual drawing and painting projects, introducing the basics of watercolour for on-location painting, how to draw perspective and architecture, as well as pen and mixed media techniques - equipping participants with practical tools to continue using their sketchbooks following the series.

Led by Gabrielle Reeves

introduction to watercolour

Saturday, 16 February, 14.00 - 17.00

In this workshop, students will be introduced to a variety of watercolor techniques and build basic knowledge of the medium. The course will explore basic color theory, materials, and application processes, and will focus on creating several studies of simple objects from life. This workshop is open to all levels of students, whether you are new to watercolour or looking to expand your skills in observational painting.

Led by Gabrielle Reeves

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printmaking series: urban life

Tuesdays 05, 212, 19, 26 February, 19.00 - 21.00

In this 4-part series, students will learn a variety of printmaking techniques and build basic knowledge of the medium, including an introduction to materials, drawing and carving an image, and producing a series of prints. Throughout the series students will work on one project, focusing on the theme of urban life.

Led by Gabrielle Reeves

vanitas still-life watercolour

Thursdays, Thursdays, 24, 31 January,
7 February, 19.00 - 21.00

In this 3-part art workshop series, participants will explore the aesthetic, symbolic and technical value of art-making through the fascinating concept of Vanitas - a still-life genre that prevailed in the Netherlands in the 17th century, in which the transient nature of life is both focused on and immortalised in art. 

Led by Siettie

picnic time with klimt:
child-parent workshop, part II

Thursday, 31 January, 14.30 - 16.30

This workshop will guide children and their parents to explore Gustav Klimt's famous style and technique - the use of patterns, shapes and gold - through the theme of picnic time! The workshops is designed to foster meaningful artistic collaborations between parents and their children.

Led by Siettie

tea time with picasso:
child-parent workshop, part I

Thursday, 24 January, 14.30 - 16.30

This workshop will guide children and their parents through a simple and accessible step-by-step art-making process, where they will experiment with the concept of Picasso's cubism. This workshop seeks to benefit children and parents by encouraging creative and meaningful artistic relationships between generations. 

Led by Siettie

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expressionist painting course

Saturdays, 1 December - 26 January, 13.00 - 16.00

In this 10-part series on expressionist painting, participants will have the chance to experience the power of paint and the language colour. The could will also cover history of expressionist art. 

Led by Reyhan Tezer

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pastel life drawing

Tuesdays, 4 & 11 December, 19.00 - 21.00 

In this 2-part series, students will learn a variety of drawing techniques and build basic knowledge of charcoal and pastel, including an introduction to materials, and how to approach drawing the human figure. Throughout the series students will work on two projects, focusing on the theme of life drawing.

Led by Gabrielle Reeves

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watercolour painting series

Tuesdays 6, 13, 20, 27 November, 19.00 - 21.00

In this 4-part series, students will learn a variety of watercolour techniques and build basic knowledge of the medium. Classes will explore colour theory, materials, and application processes, and will focus on four basic projects: small object studies, still-life, portrait painting and working from a live model. This series is open to all levels of students, whether you are new to watercolour or looking to expand your skills. Drop-ins are always welcome.

Led by Gabrielle Reeves

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urban sketching workshop

Sunday, 4 November, 14.00 - 17.00

In this workshop, students will learn a variety of urban sketching techniques and build basic knowledge in combining watercolour with pen. The course immerses students in Yeldeğirmeni neighbourhood, where they will learn to create an on-location watercolour sketch as a way to respond to their surroundings. This series is open to all levels of students, whether you are new to urban sketching or watercolour, or looking to expand your skills in observational painting.  

Led by Gabrielle Reeves

drawing the human figure:
charcoal drawing series

Tuesdays, 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 October, 19.00 - 21.00 

In this series, students will learn a variety of drawing techniques and build basic knowledge of the medium. Participants will learn how to approach drawing the human face, hands, feet, and figure, while also becoming familiar with materials. Each class will focus on a specific project, however students may also drop-in to any individual class within the series. 

Led by Gabrielle Reeves

floral still life painting

Thursday, 18 October, 19.30 - 21.30

In this workshop, participants will explore floral still life painting through the use of automatic and instinctive impulses, employing watercolour as their painting medium. They will learn to engage consciously in right-brain activity in re-creating harmonious, lush, and spirited versions of still life florals through a closely-guided and hands-on process.

Led by visiting teacher: Siettie

automatic portrait drawing

Thursday, 10 October, 19.30 - 21.30

In this workshop, participants will explore portrait-making and the self through the use of automatic and instinctive impulses. They will also learn to engage consciously in right-brain activity in creating portraits not only of themselves, but also of their peers, through a closely-guided and hands-on process. 

Led by visiting teacher: Siettie

urban sketching workshop

Sunday, 7 October, 14.00 - 17.00

In this workshop, students will learn a variety of urban sketching techniques and build basic knowledge in combining watercolour with pen. The course immerses students in Yeldeğirmeni neighbourhood, where they will learn to create an on-location watercolour sketch as a way to respond to their surroundings. This series is open to all levels of students, whether you are new to urban sketching or watercolour, or looking to expand your skills in observational painting.

Led by Gabrielle Reeves

botanical watercolour workshop

Saturday, 7 July 2018, 14.00 - 17.00

In this workshop, students will learn a variety of watercolour techniques and build basic knowledge of the medium. The course will explore colour theory, materials, and application processes, and will focus on creating a detailed study of a botanical subject from life. This series is open to all levels of students, whether you are new to watercolour or looking to expand your skills in observational painting. 

Led by Gabrielle Reeves