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If you were to go on a discovery nowadays, how would you travel, where would you go? A question I asked a group of 10 year olds in the local multicultural primary school, where I was teaching, training to become … Continue reading
Soundscape by Suzanne Uittenbogaard. To inspire children in her class to draw on a large piece of white paper with a dot stamped on it right in the centre of it. We both did the course – to become … Continue reading
This week I also conducted a workshop with the youngest in school, 6 year olds. They were explained that we need more insects and flowers, but we have little space for flower fields in the city. Therefor we need to … Continue reading
One of the first results from a workshop I did at the Flevopark School in my neighborhood. Insects are in danger and we need to help them. By inventing new, hybrid species, we can do this. This funky flying … Continue reading
My mother’s sewing machine, a wedding gift. [Both my parents died and the sewing machine was a matter of dispute when they divorced.] I can’t believe I threw it out. Vito made some beautiful pieces with it. Read about it … Continue reading
As I am training to become an art teacher, I monitored a workshop by a classmate. In the classroom were works of art done by the children hanging on all walls and windows. This is the work done by a … Continue reading
The image above is early creative work by an ex-motorclub member. The image below the tattoo that has now been removed.
A composition of magazine paper rolls, done by a 10-yearsold pupil of the local school. It looks like a modern Léger, a message from a world where media are the new (industrial*) revolution. * a big theme in Leger’s work. … Continue reading
An image called Coma. Like I said, a world flashed by when my nephew was fighting for his life after a motorcycle accident. He was in coma, and his luck tilted on the 5th day, after having suffered a 50/50 percent chance … Continue reading
For the first time, the Netherlands will have its own Outsider Art Museum, with world-class works of art by international outsider* artists. The Hermitage in Amsterdam is the museum to welcome the prodigies of this newly recognized group of creatives. I’m excited … Continue reading