For all ages and levels, beginners are welcome.
Materials will be provided for your first course. A list of art supplies will be discussed according to your needs.

Course duration: 2 hours
1 to 6 participants
Languages sproken : french, english, german & italian

Adress:
DB artcourses
6 Cours des Bastions
1205 Geneva

The workshop is located on the lower ground floor (on the left down the stairs)

On demand :
Private mentoring & online courses
Coaching for art students
Private groups & team building creativity events
Children workshops

For any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me

  • Block-printing, one of the most ancestral ways of applying a hand designed pattern on a surface.

      Try on traditional Indian block-printing and then design, carve and print your very own images with rubber stamps. This is a fun workshop that can be practiced on fabric, paper, wood and almost any surface. You can embellish and personalize so many items, small or large, you will end up wanting to print your patterns everywhere! Your imagination and interest will do the magic!    
  • Welcome onboard an adventure that will improve your drawing and painting skills and inspire you on many levels.

      We will study and practice the path that brings to a stunning realistic result. From observing the subject to sketching and shading to the finished watercolor plate: this technique will wake up the poet and the scientist in you. It works in us as an active form of meditation as well as a constant invitation to awe in front of Nature’s miracles. There is an ever-growing community of botanical artists worldwide. Be prepared to be hooked and indulge in a life-time passion!
  • Drawing & Color

    From: CHF70.00

    An introductory module to own the basics of drawing and color

    Discover a whole range of tools, both physical and theoretical, and how to choose and use them. Study principles of perspective and composition, learn how to look at a subject and find your own way of drawing and shading before translating the black and white values into color. Learn notions of warm and cold as well as color harmony. Practice mixing the primary colors to obtain the whole rainbow. This course is a good introduction for Botanical watercolor, Sketchbooks, Trompe-l’oeil and Illustration workshops.
     
  • Illustration

    From: CHF70.00

    Learn to create a trompe-l’oeil, from concept to realization

    Through specific exercises and demonstrations, you will receive technical and inspirational support. Besides notions of composition, drawing and color, learn some techniques of paint finishes, including examples of wood graining and marbling. From there you will dream of opening new perspectives on walls or surfaces of all kinds!
  • Learn to create a trompe-l’oeil, from concept to realization

     Through specific exercises and demonstrations, you will receive technical and inspirational support. Besides notions of composition, drawing and color, learn some techniques of paint finishes, including examples of wood graining and marbling.

     From there you will dream of opening new perspectives on walls or surfaces of all kinds!

     

  • Painting Furniture

    From: CHF70.00

    Give a new life to old objects and pieces of furniture

    To paint on objects and furniture is a very ancient tradition. There is a vast choice of motifs coming from folklore and history of arts and crafts around the world, but you can also create a style of your own, once you learn to prepare your surfaces and use the right colors and varnishes. Learn to execute nice finishes and patinas, apply a stylish pattern or go for a hint of trompe-l’oeil. Revamp an old table, a tray, a chair, a frame… From homes to gardens there are so many ideas that you might be inspired to open a production of personalized gifts!
  • Painting with ink

    From: CHF70.00

    Give yourself a chance to dive into very poetical and mysterious worlds.

    With just a little ink and a brush, you will witness magic happen on the page. Learn to connect to your inner creative realm while letting your mind, hand and heart meander on the white page. You will see imaginary creatures, silhouettes or mysterious landscapes appear. An instantly enthusing process. For all levels, no previous artistic experience needed.
  • Papercutting

    From: CHF70.00

    Explore centuries of silhouette and découpage and experiment to find your own style

    A very poetical technique with quite a history, from ancient China to the Pays d’En-Haut in Switzerland, sought after by numerous contemporary artists. We will play with examples of many origins and various tools. This is a very specific and graphic technique, where you learn to plan your work, draw and cut with an eye for the negative space. There are many applications possible: cards, calendars, works to be framed, all the way to illustration and, why not, shadow theaters!
  • Sketchbooks

    From: CHF70.00

    The artist’s path: an invitation to save your memories and treasure boxes on paper

    Sketchbooks are the most rewarding objects for an artist, as a visual journal, they record their creative journey and tell much about their author, the places visited, the subjects chosen, the technique exploration, the questions, colors and thoughts of the moment, small or great discoveries, stunning or delicate encounters… Anything can be perpetuated by a little scribbling and a dash of color. Travels, projects, recipes, you will soon be addicted to creatively drop your white pebbles so you can find your way back in memory and time, developing your own voice and visual way of expressing your life path.