Friday Sept 30 – Illustrative Map making Workshop | Brooklyn Brainery

New Class at the Brooklyn Brainery!

Illustrative map-making, a class I’ve been wanting to design for a long while.

It will be a lovely opportunity to illustrate one of your holiday favorite spots, or visualize your city or¬†neighborhood so you friends and family know where they should go to when they visit you. And, if not that, you can always go back to childhood treasure map creation ūüėČ

This workshop is a great way to explore visual storytelling. We’ll look into answering different visual questions, look at some inspiring examples of maps, different illustration aspects such as planning, composition, color, and experiment with different techniques like drawing, ink, collage, paint and stamping.

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Kids Art Camp

I taught a Summer Art Camp for 6 young friends at The Art Studio New York. The girls all loved painting (who doesn’t), and¬†so that’s what we mostly did.

Besides that we experimented with charcoal and dug our hands into some clay, creating animal pinch-pots and other fun objects.

Food Illustration: Illustrate Your Own Recipe

A workshop for everyone who loves food; for foodies, crafters, artists, creators, and kitchen masters. Over the course of two hours we created a beautiful range of some yummy illustrated ingredients and dishes.

We started off with some warm-up drawing exercises and techniques. These excersizes had a focus on working with different art mediums and look at how to capture food illustration.

After that looked at everyone’s favourite recipes and how to turn them into beautiful cookbook worthy illustrations: how to arrange your ingredients on you page (composition), as well as use of color and text and what medium or style.

Check out the pinterest workshop inspiration board here.


Mixed Media & Collage Illustration Workshop – Brooklyn Brainery

June kicked off with a great workshop at the Brooklyn Brainery. This mixed media and collage workshop is perfect if you love creating art or illustration, but feel limited in your drawing skills, or if you want to try something new.

We decided to all work on a similar image; as a warming up exercise¬†I asked the group to create 2 – 3 different flowers, which we started¬†off by creating our own collage material, and combining those with magazines, and patterned paper. After that images of birds, cat’s and even a teapot pouring tea into winterboots were created. Loved it.