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At Schilderles Amsterdam, everyone is welcome, from the absolute beginner to the experienced student. In our courses, you receive personal instruction from our teachers, with whom you can follow a lesson program or design on your own path. All the assignments can be viewed via videos. We use a flexible roster so you can plan your lessons around your schedule. This way, everyone can come paint with us.

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The
studio

Schilderles Amsterdam has been around for more than ten years. You can find us on the Stadionplein, surrounded by Amsterdam School architecture. Behind the sliding door at number 67, you’ll find our spacious yet cozy studio. Every day, students come here to paint. The smell of oil paint and fresh coffee fills the space, where you can paint in peace and quiet.

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Trial Course oil paint

Trial Course oil paint

  • 4 lessons, 2.5 hours each, in our studio
  • Valid for 8 weeks from date of purchase
  • Flexible planning via our online roster
  • Oil paint, brushes, and solvent included
  • With extra online instructional videos (via Vimeo)
  • € 156 (incl. VAT)
Do you want to find out if oil paint is for you?
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Basics Course oil paint

Basics Course oil paint

  • 10 lessons, 2.5 hours each, at our studio
  • Valid for 5 months from date of purchase
  • Flexible planning via our online roster
  • Oil paint, brushes, and solvent included
  • With extra online instructional videos (via Vimeo)
  • € 299 (incl. VAT)
Do you want to learn the basic techniques of painting with oil paint?
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Extended Basics Course oil paint

Extended Basics Course oil paint

  • 20 lessons, 2.5 hours each, at our studio
  • Valid for 8 months from date of purchase
  • Flexible planning via our online roster
  • Oil paint, brushes, and solvent included
  • With extra online instructional videos (via Vimeo)
  • € 579 (incl. VAT)
Do you want to learn basic techniques and explore extra techniques and styles?
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One-year Course oil paint

One-year Course oil paint

  • 40 lessons, 2.5 hours each, at our studio
  • Valid for one year from date of purchase
  • Flexible planning via our online roster
  • Oil paint, brushes, and solvent included
  • With extra online instructional videos (via Vimeo)
  • € 1069 (incl. VAT)
Do you want to learn the basic techniques and find out what kind of painter you are?
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Workshops

Workshops

  • inspiring workshops in our studio
  • by Schilderles Amsterdam teachers or a guest instructor
  • explore a painting technique, a particular artistic school, or a specific subject
Let yourself be surprised by our inspiring workshops
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At-home Painting Courses

At-home Landscape Painting Course

  • acrylic paint in four basic colors, brushes, a palette and a canvas
  • instructional videos that you can watch when it best suits you
  • including a gift card
Learn how to paint from your living room
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Gift card

Gift card

  • an inspiring gift
  • can be applied towards any of our course
  • from Workshop tot (At-home) Painting Course
  • valid for two years
Gift a unique experience
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There is more

There is more

We love being challenged to organize an inspiring experience for your company, organization or friend group.

Examples of workshops we've organized are:

  • paint like Van Gogh
  • abstract painting with acrylic paing
  • masterclass XXL painting
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Plan your lessons
on your schedule

Because we offer painting lessons nearly every day and guide everyone individually, you can decide when you want to come paint. After you have booked a course, you can immediately begin planning your lessons on our roster.

The
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Bas Giesen

Bas graduated from the Art Academy in Maastricht and is also a costume designer in addition to being a visual artist. He is wonderful at guiding students and patiently helps you improve your work.

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Martijn den Ouden

Martijn graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy with a degree in Image and Language. In addition to being a visual artist and owner of Schilderles Amsterdam, he is also a writer. From the vantage point of several disciplines, Martijn expertly guides you through your creative process.

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Dion Rosina

Dion graduated from the Amsterdam University for the Arts. He has a great passion for oil paint and often tries out new techniques to find a wider range of expression in his work. His work has been exhibited at the Rembrandt House in Amsterdam, among other places.

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Wolf Hekkema

Wolf studies art history at the University of Amsterdam. In 2020, he participated in the television program and painting competition Project Rembrandt, which he won. Wolf develops painting techniques and delves into the psychological aspects of painting. His enthusiasm for painting is contagious.

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Floor de Bruin

Floor is studying at the Amsterdam University of the Arts to become a fine art teacher. In her paintings, she plays with the point at which stillness and tension intersect. Along with the students at Schilderles Amsterdam, she is on a journey of discovery exploring the various possibilities of oil paint.

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About
us

Since 2018, Schilderles Amsterdam has been led by Martijn den Ouden and Janne Colenbrander.
Martijn graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and works as a visual artist, poet, and teacher.
His visual work has been exhibited by WG Kunst and Saatchi, among others. He has produced four poetry collections published by Querido, where he met Janne.

After a career in the literary world, Janne began working as a freelance communication consultant. She worked for organizations like The School of Life and Oude Kerk Amsterdam. At Schilderles Amsterdam, Janne and Martijn aim to create a space in which everyone is welcome, where the student is central, and where you can experience the joy of painting.

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