Tutor’s Page – Workshops

Tutor’s Page – Workshops   Every artist lives in a time of Modernism and a Post-Modernism world. It is called a ‘Post-Modernism’ time because some of the ‘Modernism’ moved on in the late 1960s. *  see Paris student riots 1968 ‘Social Demographic Commentators’ with a penchant for boxing in fluid…

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Tales of the Atelier – Vol.2

‘Tales of the Atelier’, Vol.2, ISSN 2205-7528 The visual storybook of art vignettes, lessons & memoirs by Pieter Zaadstra. Full colour coffee table style magazine size 27.5 mm x 21 mm x 96 pages thick cover square spine perfect bound. Purchase Volume 2 via the PayPal button below. Mailout starts…

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Leisure Artists

Leisure Artist in the Great Game “Everyone is an artist,” said my father in his atelier. “Everyone is capable of being deeply moved when they view things felt. The art of projecting your feelings into paintings lies in things felt. Express your innermost feelings and the art will move deeply.”…

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Feeling

Here is another short studio conversation in a series of commentaries and lectures about atelier art practice: You cannot paint a feeling you do not truly feel. You cannot represent a mood if the mood is not within you. You cannot catch a spirit you do not believe exists. You…

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Expressing Eloquence

Portrait of Anneke It is uncommon to find an artist who is capable of expressing clear aims and ideals. An eccentricity of manner and irregularity of life are more important than talent for well-defined explanation and eloquence. A Post-modernism peculiarity among artists is to dismiss the audience. Yet seeking audience…

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Workshops

Zaadstra Art Workshops Workshops are available in my teaching studio. Workshops are booked as a series of 5 sessions. Maximum participants per workshop series is capped at 6. Individual cost for 5 sessions = $350 plus GST. Each daily session is 5 hours between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click…

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The School of Den Hague Artists

The School of Den Hague artists! They dared to dream of muddied terrain. Surf crashing on wide sandy beaches. Distant bursts of light. Shafts of sun crashing through a skylight in the grey clouds. They called it ‘Tegenlicht’. Against the light. That’s what it means. At the centre of the…

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A Radiation of Jellyfish – Visual Diary

“Pieter, you were born in the old world, grew up during the poverty of the Cold War and now you are a technophile,” mused my father in his atelier. “What do you see?” As a child in Cold War Europe he also asked me the same question. What did I…

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Preamble to Tonal Drawing Workshop

Every artist lives today in a modern and a postmodern world. It is called a ‘postmodern’ world because ‘modern’ moved on in the late 1960s. Commentators decided on behalf of the entire world to label new fashions as postmodern. They ushered in the ‘anything goes & the audience does not…

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Analysis of Yupo synthetic sheets

Yupo is a synthetic paper with a huge attitude. In brief a sheet of Yupo is robust and tough. It will not tear or rip unless nicked to begin a break. It is commonly used on produce labels, tags and signs in industry and many other areas like bank notes…

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