Willemijn Bouman
visual artist
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STUDYING THE PRIMARY FORM – drawing and painting

'Put the blue of the sea against the blue of the heavens, wipe some white of a sail in it and the wind starts to blow.' Willem Hussem.

This painter and poet from The Hague, lived and worked from 1936 untill 1974, in a former bathing house in the Mijtensstraat, The Hague. For twelve years untill 2006 I painted in this beautiful artstudio and gave the workshops 'studying the primairy form' as many have experienced and enjoyed. After a long stay in Turkey I continue giving my workshops in Otterlo, de Veluwe.

On the following information pages you can read further about the workshops 'studying the primairy form' – painting and drawing:

!! Look at the end of this page, for the latest workshop news !!

About THE PRIMARY FORM: drawing and painting

I teach the workshops: 'studying the primairy form' since 1993. And from that time I have developed the methodics and content of the lessons to make a diverse offer with different levels and strong visual results. Giving attention to participants in quality lessons is important, therefore I prefer to teach in small groups with a maximum of six. Who wants work independently is also most welcome to join.
Participants can be beginners or advanced. And you can inquire by email or apply for art–making in my studio in Otterlo, de Veluwe.
In my resume you can read about my teachings in the past.

What means 'studying the primairy form'?

- 'imagine and visualise then realise' -

Primary form is the basics of the world of elements and we study all form for it's meaning which is the starting point for abstraction and figuration. It is the most important and effective part of visual art. Like learning to talk and to walk.
By observing and analysing ones personal world of experience and shapes, it can be transformed into a specific language of images. Also the working of colour in relation to form will be discussed, as well as perspective and measures of scale; and designing and presenting. An important part of primary form is exercising with materials like: paper and canvas, paint and ink, brushes, pencils and pens and several chalks and coals.

!! ATTENTION ATTENTION !! ...the latest news...

The workshops in Turkey are ended but we continue in Otterlo, de Veluwe.

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