Het Tekenlab is perfect for exploring your creativity, discovering the city and learning some new words.

Varying lessons


Het Tekenlab (Drawinglab) organizes varying workshops and a series of short lessons with drawing as the foundation. Some courses are offered several times a year and others are one off courses. The drawing lessons may have a theme as starting point (travel and lines) in a specific location (city parks) or a determined way of drawing (walking and drawing). Drawing from observation forms the basis of all the lessons but is not necessarily the final goal.

On Location


Drawing can be done at any time and everywhere. This is why we do not have a permanent drawing studio. All lessons are given at different locations in Amsterdam… inside and out, familiar or unfamiliar. In this way you not only learn new drawing practices but you also become reacquainted with the city.


A creative way to improve your Dutch


Courses given by the Tekenlab are given in Dutch. This is a great opportunity to practice speaking Dutch in a relaxed and creative environment. Weather you have a basic knowledge of Dutch or no knowledge at all Het Tekenlab is perfect for exploring your creativity, discovering the city and learning some new words! Of course if needed English explanations are possible.


Upcoming courses


22, 29 July, 5, 12, 19, 26 August | Drawing the City – Summer afternoon drawing

During the summer months turn your normal Sunday afternoons into drawing afternoons. With pleasure and relaxation in mind, we will draw together at well-known or not so well known locations in Amsterdam. This is the starting point of the afternoons. Read more...


1, 8 September, 19, 26 October | Botanical Garden Zuidas

Starting in April (and every 2nd month following) Het Tekelab offers a series of short lesson where the plant takes center stage. In following these lessons you become familiar with garden in its different phases throughout the year.


With a combination of short practice sessions and longer exercises, you will discover through thoughtful observation the variation of buds, blossoms, leaves, stems and stalks. With the aid of different drawing materials you will translate your observations onto a flat drawing surface. Read more


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