Why: it is pure joy!
The inspiration came to me in that period of my life when I worked with young kids who were turned off and had already lost their way. Later I started making art with my son and my daughter, and it is pure joy (along with numerous disasters)! With my children and my first students, I have witnessed the intensity and the enthusiasm of the first, unrepeatable contact with art, and that moment when kids become aware of their own enormous potentiality.
This is the driver that characterizes every art lesson I give at the European School of Bergen: my young students are enthusiastic and motivated.
Who, where, when
The courses that I propose are designed for children and teens aged 4 to 18 years, and also adults who want to draw and paint again.
Private lessons (single or small groups) take place at my home in Alkmaar or at a student’s home as preferred, from September to June.
I will continue to teach art classes at the European School of Bergen (the timetable will be arranged in September together with the PAC extracurricular activities coordinator, and considering students’ preferences).
I also offer summer courses in Italy in the months of July and August. The courses will be of 10 one-hour sessions unless there are special needs.
During the course, students will become familiar with the compositional techniques of colour, the relationships between line and form in drawing and the transferral of these values to painting. Particular attention is paid to the observation of reality, while respecting individual interpretation and imagination. Students will also acquire an awareness of the relationships between our mind, eyes, hands, and the world we live in.
My main goal is to communicate to students my enthusiasm for the relationships that we can create with what is living around us through a continual examination of our own perspective of reality and paying heed to the personal reading that every person brings to their perceptions.
In my classes there is a serene and cheerful atmosphere, as everyone is stimulated to find the right combination of talent, knowledge, experience and experimentation of different techniques.
For information, you can contact me at this email address ia.mariacostantiniart.com