Drawing of a woman with curly hair

Drawing Classes

Everyone can learn to draw realistically. There is no special talent you need for that. In our art school you will learn the right methods and principles, you can use with any medium.

Portrait of a young woman

Painting Classes

A painting shouldn't be an overwhelming project. Even with just a few hours you can get impressive results. We are focus short alla prima portraits, so you have quick learning progress.

Student in the atelier drawing

Regular painting and drawing classes

The Freehand Art School offers regular structured classes to learn realistic painting and drawing. Our courses always focus on one topic, such as portrait drawing or fundamentals of painting. With our Fundamentals: Drawing and Open Painting & Drawing you can even start and learn flexibly with us at any time.

Students draws a Buddha head

Start with Fundamentals

You can start at any time at the Freihand art school. There is no application needed. We recommend everyone to take a few sessions of our Fundamentals Drawing Class. You will learn the basics you need to proceed with other classes or draw regular at life drawing sessions. During the class we will respond to your personal needs and adjust the assignments to your skill level.

Your first fundamental drawing session is for free.

oil painting of a green apple

Oil Painting Fundamentals

If you can already draw and want to learn how to paint, our Oil Painting Fundamentals class is the right class for your to learn the basics of painting. Similar to our introductory class, we will show you the first techniques of painting with simple step by steps assignments.
We will adapt individually to your skills and change the assignments if needed.

Students in art school drawing from the life model
Portrait session

Life Drawing from the model

We place a high value on working from the life model. That's why we have an uninstructed life drawing session every Wednesday night. Everyone is welcome, you can practice what you learned in our classes or just get some affordable model time. Draw on a newsprint pad, from the couch in your sketchbook or on your iPad – Draw like you want!

Sign up for the next session.

Student drawing a cube

What you learn in our art school

We offer different drawing and painting classes. You won't be tied to a subscription or two year study plan. You can take classes individually to your liking and personal goals. The instructors will regularly give demos and are always present to guide you.

  • Fundamentals are taught with handouts, references and simple step by step assignments.
  • Advanced students work mainly from the life model.

Everyone is welcome to join our art school. You don't need to apply. We are happy to advise you which course to take first.