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Fine Arts: Painting 2


Entrance requirements

To apply for Painting 2, please register in Osiris. Participance in the entrance exam of Photography 2 consists of writing a motivation letter, and preparing an artistic portfolio. If these are of sufficient quality, you will be invited for the second round, in which you will be interviewed online by the teacher about your motivation.
After your application is reviewed, you will be informed whether you are invited to the interview on 27 January 2021. The entrance exam date for Painting 2 is on 4 February 2021.
You can apply from 1 December 2020 until 20 January 2021 for this course through Osiris. You may find the link below.

Specific Entry Requirements Painting 2: **
Some painting experience is requested, and an open and experimental attitude is essential. Preferably you followed Painting-1.

Please prepapre a portfolio with at least 10 paintings (paintings on paper are permitted) and / or drawings, including at least:

-3 Paintings from direct perception (portrait, landscape, still life)
-3 Paintings that make use of your imagination and/or abstraction

Additionally, you write a motivation letter (max. 500 words) in which you explain why you want to participate in Painting 2.


What will you paint en which form is best for it? The course combines the development of content with a further development of your technical skills. How do you get ideas and how do you elaborate them? That could be from the perception, from the media, from your memory, a feeling, a social engagement, imagination, a philosophical question, the act of painting itself, etcetera… Parting from explicit assignments you implore various methods in combination with various technical skills, amongst which use of color, sense of form and composition. You are encouraged to experiment and to reflect on your work and that of others. You learn to find words for what you see. Gradually you begin developing your own style and subject matter. In each lesson you´ll get to know new examples of relevant paintings from the art history by means of a short PowerPoint presentation.

Course objectives

Development of content; intensification of the perception, further application of the principles of the painting technique, development of personal ideas and imagery.


Online entrance interview: 4 February 2021 (date is not negotiable)
Lessons: Thursday from 19.00 – 21.30 hrs (with reservaton)
Period: 11th of February until 27th of May 2021 (dates with reservation)
Location: all classes will take place at KABK, Prinsessegracht 4, Den Haag unless COVID19 circumstances change radically
Room: tba

Mode of instruction

The course consists of several modules, each of which deals with a specific method or subject matter. All lessons are practical with thematic assignments, aimed at learning to deal with content, different materials and techniques and their specific expression and application. Individual tutorials while painting; short PowerPoint presentations with relevant images from art history, and collective evaluations of the work. Between classes: keeping a visual inspiration diary, which will be evaluated individually in each lesson. At the end of the semester an individual speech on a painter of your own choice and participation in a joint exhibition.

Mode of assesment

Attendance to the lessons is mandatory for 80% Individual assessment of work at the end of the course. At the end of the course there will be an exhibition. Participation in that is required. At least 10 paintings and a full inspiration book. A lecture about a painter of your choice.


All applicable materials for painting and drawing, as well as tools, books, other printed information and audiovisual means.


[Liza Swaving](mailto:


Please register before 20 January 2021!

NB: This course is NOT available in Usis.
Registration: you can register for the course via this link.


This course is part of Practicum Artium. These courses are exclusively intented for students of Leiden University.

For other courses in the domains of fine arts and music, please visit: Elective courses music and fine arts