Dirk teaches about 2 to 4 drawing workshops per year in different places. Workshops will be anounced here roughly 4 months before the actual date. Register early as the workshops are usually booked up quickly. To register for a workshop in Germany, please fill out the form below with your information and finally click the submit button. To register for a workshop in other countries please write to the contacts given in the description.
Hotel Information (for workshops in the artist's studio in Germany only): A room in a nearby hotel will be booked for every attendant (Euro 40 incl. breakfast per night). Hotel payment is due on arrival at the hotel. There will be a free transfer (10 mins) from the hotel to the studio.
Please contact us if you want to find something on your own, e.g. holiday

appartment or if you have any other question or need help with planning your trip.
Every workshop is attended by a broad mix of people from all over the world. So far we had drawing enthusiasts from almost 40 different countries. Since 2010 Workshop places have been Germany, Spain, USA and Austria.
All workshop attendants are invited to join our workshop group on Facebook.

Further Workshop plans for the USA had to be postponed unfortunately.

GERMANY: Advanced Realism In Portrait Drawing

The aim of this 5 day workshop is to give the participants a sound understanding of how to create lifelike and realistic portraits, from basic methods to advanced drawing techniques and theory to add depth, volume, atmosphere and life to portrait drawings. Techniques on how to render realistic hair and how to create complex textures like skin with a layering approach, tonal value relationship, drawing details and working with different kinds of contrast to achieve a balanced visual interest in drawing are on the agenda. Many more aspects will be covered. Dirk will use demos, will answer all questions and also will discuss studio practices. While working from photographs during the workshop the gained skills and knowledge can and should be used for life drawing and painting experiences as well. Beginner to advanced levels. Tuition: € 690.00 (includes materials needed during the workshop).

Drawing workshop

Workshop Registration

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28 October - 1 November 2017


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The workshop will be held in the studio in Warmsen, Schamerloh 84, Germany. After registration you will receive a registration confirmation email with payment details. Payment options are bank transfer and Paypal. Your registration will not be confirmed until receiving the payment. The maximum number of participants is 12. To allow riskfree booking especially for international participants there is no minimum number of students per workshop. Attendants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis.

All workshops will be held in German and English language. Cancellations by the participant made in writing three weeks (21 days) prior to the start of the event are subject to a € 50,00 cancellation fee. No tuition refunds will be given for any cancellation requests received after the cancellation deadline but a substitution date for a future workshop can be arranged. A full tuition refund will be issued if the event is cancelled. Please feel free to write an email should you have any question.

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