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Fine Arts: Drawing 2



Participance in the entrance exam of Drawing 2 consists of writing a motivation letter, and preparingan 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 interview is on 4 February 2021.
You can apply from 1 December 2020 until 20 January 2021 for this course through Osiris. The link will be published shortly.

Specific entry requirements Drawing 2:
Prepare a portfolio with a at least 10 drawings (max. 20 mb, PDF) and upload it in Osiris. A higher quantity of work is appreciated. Make sure to include a great variety in the application of materials and subjects. It is not necessary that all the works are completed. Sketches and dummies are equally important to give a good indication of your work.
In addition, you need to write a motivation letter of max. 500 words in which you explain your assignment and why you want to participate in Drawing 2.
The capacity to progress is an important factor and will be held in high regard at the admission. Also creativity, originality and the content of the work are important. Please make sure that there is enough variation in technique, size and subject in your drawings.


The focus in Drawing 2 lies on the development of an authentic drawing style and also on the intensification of the subject matter of the work. The objective is that the work differs itself from the work of other draughtsman. There is a high degree of independence and creative freedom involved in this subject because there are no assignments. Each student should lay out a plan for himself to work on. It is expected that there will be research performed on conceptual analysis, the interaction of different visual elements, technique and the use of drawing tools. The content of the work is held in higher regard than the technical execution of the drawing. Also research on professional artist and visiting art exhibitions is important. This will provide you with more insight on art in general and will help you analysing art better. A strong dynamic of the group is essential because feedback and different perspectives and opinions are important to guarantee a good progression. The academy also expects full effort from all participants of this subject to protect the quality of the education.

Course objectives

The objectives are to come to an understanding of what the work is actually about. What message does the creator wants to convey towards the viewer. Another important objective is developing the subject matter in a way that it isn’t one-dimensional but ambiguous. It is also important to develop a original signature in your work. Something that distinguishes itself and has a high level of authenticity. Originality is appreciated at the academy.


Interview date: first week of February 2021
Lessons: Wednesday from 19:00 – 21.30 hrs. (with reservation)
Period: 11 February until 27 May 2021 (dates with reservation)
Location: all classes take place at KABK, Prinsessegracht 4, Den Haag, unless the COVID19 situation demands otherwise
Room: tba

Mode of instruction

Life classes with individual guidance and collective analysis.

Mode of assesment

Attendance to the lessons is mandatory for 80% Individual assessment of work at the end of the course. All assignments should be completed and present. At the end of the course there will be an exhibition. Participation in that is required.


Books about art history, art philosophy and contemporary art. Museums, galleries and other art exhibitions.


Liza Swaving


Please register before 20 January 2021!
NB: This course is NOT available in Usis. Registration via Osiris: Osiris aanmelden


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