Portrait café

What is Portrait Café
Casual portrait drawing with like-minded people. To practice, meet and learn from each other.
In Theater café De Lieve Vrouw in Amersfoort, The Netherlands.  On Friday morning from 10 am to about noon. every fortnight. Then beginners and advanced, amateurs and professional artists draw visitors to the café. Very fun and exciting.

You can of course be model too, or just come and watch.

Next time: see the datas.

What we do

  • If you want to draw, then it is good to know that we have two rounds. Arrival time is at 10.00 am. You will be welcomed by hostess Lia Helle.
    The first round starts just after arrival time. At that time everyone is ready to start drawing. A model sits 20 minutes or 45 minutes. Then we pause for a moment to watch each other's drawings and just for the fun.
    And then follows the next round.
    We work with pencil, charcoal or chalk (painting is only allowed outside).
  • If you want to be a model, it is best to arrive at about 10.00 am or just before 11.00 am.
  • If you come to watch, it does not matter what time you come.

You do not need to enroll or to register or subscribe. You just come when you feel like it.

Portrait café is free. But it is in a café, and you are expected to take consumption.

Feel free to come to draw, be a model, or to come and watch.

Take someone with you who likes to pose.

And ... Pass it on!

Hans and Marianne




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