14 July, 2018 10:00 - 26 August, 2018 17:00
The All you can Art Summerschool 2018 has started! Thirty-five creative talents - of all ages, backgrounds and educational levels - participate for six weeks and have the chance to develop themselves in the artistic field. All students will experiment, cooperate and debate under the guidance of renowned artists. You can read all about it in this blog. Follow the Summerschool students of 2018 and join the open studio!
Wednesday 22 August
Johan Gielen, head of education and public in the Kunsthal, gives a tour throughout the building today. He tells the students more about the architecture and his own function. After lunch, Steffi Geelen, also from the Kunsthal, gives a writing and storytelling workshop. The rest of the time the students work individually.
Tuesday 21 August
This week no workshops are planned. The students will mainly work on the projects that they started the last weeks and finish them for the presentation moment on Sunday during the Finissage of All you can Art 3. In the afternoon there is a picnic outside with the people from Stichting Antes, who have been working with artist Johanna Zapato for the last weeks.
Wednesday 15 August
Johanna Zapato teaches the Summerschool today. First she tells a little bit more about herself and then she starts with drawing techniques. How do light and shadow work and how do you draw an object realistically? These are exercises that the students work on. Another assignment they get is to make a drawing based on a characteristic of themselves. This drawing will serve as the basis for the cyanotype that the students will make tomorrow.
Tuesday 14 August
This week artists Omar Kuwas, Johanna Zapato and Tittel Boomgaart teach the summerschool. Tittel, who has her own creative storytelling company in Curaçao, tells the students more about her journey from IBB to the art academy and her business. She gives the students some association exercises and after that they have to make a year plan: where do they want to be in a year from now and how are they going to get there? After these assignments Tittel shows some more of her early work from IBB.
Tuesday 7 august
This week its Liesbeth Labeur’s turn to lead the summerschool. On the first day she starts with a lot of drawing exercises. In very short assignments the students are challenged to draw a portrait of someone else; with their eyes closed, or sitting backwards, or while a pencil is attached to the end of a stick. All this to challenge the students to draw bigger and more intuitively. In the next assignment they tell their secrets to an object and include both the secret and the object in their drawing. An hour later they have to cut up the drawing and make a new creation out of it. These creations are put together on the wall and so the first Summerschool portrait is created. In the last hours of the day the students continue to work on their individual projects.
Friday 3 August
In the morning the students work on the last things for the final encounter on the bridge of the Museumpark. At 3 o’clock the children from the Toermalijn arrive in the park where they are met by the summerschool students. Afterwards the children come inside to work with the students in the All you can Art Atelier.
Thursday 2 August
Today Roxette starts the day by telling the students more about her own work when she was still a student at the Willem de Kooning academy. She tells the students about the experiences as an artist that have enriched and inspired her. She advises the students to be conscious of their own perspective on the world and to look well; every object and image carries an ideology and an intention and as an artist you need to be aware of this. In the afternoon the students continue to prepare for “De Grote Zomeroversteek”.
Friday 27 July
Eric from We Are Here is a guest lecturer today. He tells the students more about We Are Here and his experiences as someone without papers living in the Netherlands. The students ask him a lot of questions about his life as a refugee from Congo. Afterwards the students continue to work on the products. Elke provides individual feedback for each student and challenges them to think outside of the box. At the end of the day the students still do a group feedback with David. They walk past each other’s work and comment on each other’s projects.
Thursday 26 July
Today the students continue to work on their products. Some work with textiles, others bought products that are going to be decorated, and some work with chicken wire on a sculpture. Rieneke gives the students individual feedback.
Wednesday 25 July
Today the Summerschool students go along with Elke Uitentuis. She, just like Rieneke, talks about her own work and life and her involvement with the We Are Here group first. We Are Here is a foundation of undocumented migrants and supporters in Amsterdam. The students get the assignment to make a product inspired by the living rooms of refugees that have to move from squat to squat. The whole afternoon the students work on their ideas and present them at the end of the day.
Friday 20 July
Today Roxette Capriles takes the summerschool students under her wings. She starts the morning playful, with a game of hide-and-seek. While hidden throughout the exhibition space, everybody quickly has to sketch a portrait of the person looking for them. After that the students do a role-play. When everybody is warmed up and awake they continue working on their own projects. In the afternoon there is a sit-down where the students can share their experiences of the first week.
Thursday 19 July
Today everybody continues working on their own project. At 11 o’clock Emily Ansenk, Director of the Kunsthal, tells the students something about the Kunsthal and her own carrier. She advises the students to talk to people while they are here and not close themselves off. This is what brought her very far. After lunch the students continue working. Every part of the hall becomes a separate atelier. In the afternoon the volunteers from the Kunsthal visit Hal 2 and work with the artists and summerschool students. Some students have already created an interactive work where the volunteers can participate in. At the end of the day many paintings and installations have already formed. For the next weeks, the summerschool students will continue to work on these projects along with many others that will come up.
Wednesday 18 July
In the morning David starts again with a small round about everybody’s ‘catch of the day’. Today all the students are prepared and they paid more attention to their surroundings before arriving. They make a plan for a sculpture, a painting or a project based on their catch of the day. After individual meetings with David, the students start working on their plan. Some use wood and work in 3D, others use paint or ink. The students work individually for the rest of the afternoon.
Tuesday 17 July
Today is the first day of the All you can Art summerschool 2018. This year 35 students will work and learn in the All you can Art atelier for 6 weeks under guidance of the IBB artists. David Bade kicks off the summerschool with an assignment. During the introduction round everybody has to share a ‘catch of the day’. What struck the students before they came to the Kunsthal? What did they notice? After David shortly tells the students about his own carrier as an artist and the IBB, the young and old students start working on their catch. They make an associative sketch en get the assignment to pay even more attention tomorrow morning.
14 July Opening All you can Art 3
During the opening of All you can Art 3 on 14 July, the summerschool students came together for the first time at the Kunsthal. They received a short introduction of the Kunsthal and IBB team and then they got started. Together with artist Roxette Capriles they showed a performance where everyone was completely wrapped up in aluminum foil. Standing in the centre of the group, Roxette sang a song about prejudices and the Summerschool officially started with a bang!
Friday 24 August
Today is officially the last day of the All you can Art Summerschool 2018. It were 6 fantastic weeks and today the students talk a lot about their experiences. In the end of the afternoon there is a sit-down with all the students to look back at the last weeks. Everybody will still see each other on Sunday during the festive finissage of the All you can Art exhibition.
Thursday 23 August
The summerschool students also each have their own knowledge to give, and today Kid Feng, one of the students shares his experiences with dance with the others in a workshop about body awareness. He teaches the students what your body is capable of and how to create patterns that can be used in a freestyle. Later in the afternoon Lennart from Colart teaches the students about color and pigment in paint.
Friday 17 August
The students get time today to finish the projects that will be presented during the finisage of the exhibition on Sunday 26th off august. In the morning Johanna gives the students some questions to think about. They get time to answer the questions extensively and Johanna has individual conversations with everyone about what they wrote. She, as a student councilor at IBB, knows that self-reflection and motivation is just as important as talent to get anywhere. At the end of the day the students sit down outside to reflect on the week.
Thursday 16 August
Today the students work with Omar Kuwas on a cyanotype, a photographic blueprint. The drawing they made yesterday serves as a basis for the blueprint. On a plastic sheet the students draw the negative for the cyanotype. This negative is put on a piece of paper with different kinds of chemicals that are needed to develop the blueprint. When all of the blueprints are ready, Robert Rost from Colart gives the students a workshop in acryl paint and how to use it. First he explains more about the consistency and ingredients of acryl paint and afterwards the students experiment with its uses.
Friday 10 August
Today the students start by that are not finished yet. In the afternoon the students go with the mobile atelier and Elvis And Roxette to Laurens Delfshaven to have conversations with the inhabitants and draw their portraits. At the end of the day we say goodbye to some students for whom the Summerschool is finished after this week!
Thursday 9 August
Liesbeth starts the day with an experiment. They make portraits while the artists around them start playing music in a sort of spontaneous jam session. The students include the atmosphere of the music in their portraits. Tomorrow the students will go the Laurens Delfshaven to make portraits of the elderly who live there. In the afternoon the summerschool visits the museum Boijmans van Beuningen to learn how to really look at art. They visit some big works from the collection, among others works from Dalí and Warhol.
Wednesday 8 August
Today the students learn how to work with ink. In the morning they do simple exercises to get acquainted with the material and they work together on a large piece of paper. Afterwards they make stamps out of different textiles and Styrofoam. After these warm-up exercises the students work with three different printing techniques: lithography, letterpress, and serigraphy.
Wednesday 1 August
Today the students continue to prepare for the pre-encounter that is happening today in Slinge. They create masks with mirror elements, outfits and instruments. After lunch the mobile atelier drives to Slinge and the students take the metro. At the Toermarlijn a carnavalesque meeting is staged with a parade and jam session in the sandbox on the playground of the Toermalijn. When they return to the Kunsthal the students continue to work on the props they will need for the final encounter on Friday.
Tuesday 31 July
This week Roxette Capriles will teach the summerschool. The whole week is a sort of boot camp with all kinds of short do and think exercises. Furthermore the students will work together with Roxette and work towards a meeting with children from primary school De Toermalijn in Slinge. During this project called “De Grote Zomeroversteek” the students from the summerschool will go with the mobile atelier to the school on Wednesday and meet in Museumpark on Friday. Today the students start with association games to make their creativity flow, also they send a secret message to the Toermalijn to announce their visit tomorrow. The rest of the afternoon the students work on masks and other props to take with them tomorrow. The theme of this project is the encounter with the other. Who is this other?
Tuesday 24 July
Artist Rieneke de Vries and artist Elke Uitentuis work together this week with the summerschool students. Rieneke starts the week by talking about her own work that revolves around themes such as the migrant crisis and ‘Fort Europe’. She asks the students to do some research about borders, the rights of refugees and the production of cheap products in non-western countries. Afterwards Rieneke talks about the city and the two worlds that exist next to each other without touching; the world of people that have enough to eat and the people that do not. The students go into the city with a set of assignments. They have coffee in the Pauluskerk, a place in Rotterdam for all kinds of people who can’t make it on their own in the city. Secondly the students look for patterns in commercial clothing shops. These patterns will be used this week to make a product for the project ‘we sell reality’, initiated by Rieneke de Vries and Elke Uitentuis. The revenues partly go to undocumented migrants. Lastly, the students have to look for situations and places where the two worlds, that Rieneke talked about, touch each other.