Learn how to draw and paint after nature.

Solko Schalm gives courses in classical painting and drawing in Rotterdam. No entry level is required, the courses are as much for absolute beginners as for accomplished artists who want to polish up their skills and techniques.
The courses are organized in blocks of 8 classes, in which the 8 most important aspects of the classical tradition are treated and explained in depth.

The classes are based upon the most important elements of painting and observation, and since one works after nature, everyone can work at one's own level.
The focus is on truly learning how to paint after observation. This approach is aimed at enlarging ones freedom of expression, and to give everyone the means to play with that expression. Pictorial tools as perspective, composition, atmosphere, color-theory, brush-techniques and lighting are treated once every 8 weeks.

One course consists of one set of 8 classes and the cost of it is € 160,-, including all materials used. One can start the courses at any date. Once a year a separate "Basics"course is organized in which all these elements are thoroughly explained from the most elementary beginnings.

Classes take place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 19:30 to 21:30 at the studio in the Hoogstraat 43a in Rotterdam, between subway station Oostplein and Blaak.

For further inquiries, or to join the courses, you can e-mail to or call +31 6 16464218. Solko is fluent in English.