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Fine Arts: Painting 2

Course 2014-2015

Entrance requirements

  • make three paintings based on perception (landscape, portrait etc.) – make three paintings based on a thema of choice.


Students examine the expressive and applicatory possibilities of painting techniques. They will gain basic knowledge and insight into painting techniques and in the application of colours.
The students will furthermore learn to use images on a formal as well as on a content level; they will learn to organise the working process and they will gain practical and technical skills. Attention will be paid to they theory and application of colour, line, contrast, tone values, and also to expressive possibilities such as representation, expression, technical possibilities of different varieties of paint, different tools used for painting, and the study of perceptive forms.

Course objectives

Classes are primarily intended to learn and understand about visual language; technical skills will be taught for those who have need of it. Lessons will focus on image development and the intensiffying of the the perception. The course consists of several modules, in which a specific theme or vision will be studied. Objectives are learning to consciously apply visual elements and the development of an own visual language.


Entrance exam: 24th of January or 5th of February, if any places are still available
Lessons: Thursday 19:00-21:30
Period: 05-02-2015 t/m 04-06-2015
Location: KABK, Prinsessegracht 4, Den Haag
Room: BA.020
No Lessons during the following Holidays:
voorjaarsvakantie (23-02-2015 t/m 27-02-2015) en Hemelvaartsdag (14-05-2015)

Mode of instruction

Practical lessons with individual guidance and group meetings.

Mode of assesment

Individual assesment of work at the end of the course


All applicable materials for painting and drawing, as well as tools, magazines, books and audiovisual means.


Iris Luttmer


NB: This course is NOT available in Usis. To register, visit


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

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