Open call for
a painting course
Fridays or Sundays, March 2020
Budapest
About the painting course
The course consists of 4 sessions 4 hours each long.

Women artists

The 8th of March is the International Women's Day, so we're dedicating March to female artists. We'll learn about Georgia O'Keeffe and her erotic floral abstractions, about Louise Bourgeois and her issues of female identity in sculpture, about Marina Abramovic and her research of the limits of the body, the art group Guerrilla Girls and their outrageous visuals to expose gender and ethnic bias in art, about Niki de Saint Phalle and why she shot the Venus of Milo. As always, our theoretical part will inspire us for new paintings, new versions of The toilet of Venus. Males and the students of all levels of skills are highly welcome!
March Schedule
1 day

6th of March, Fri
8th of March, Sun
10:00-14:00



Life modelling class

We'll get introduced to the art group Guerrilla Girls and how they exposed gender and ethnical bias in art! We'll learn about the writer John Berger, his book 'The ways of seeing' – how the heroines of contemporary fashion ads refer to classic oil paintings and Venuses.

The first half of the class we'll exercise our sketching skills. I'll explain you the basics of anatomy and organize an outstanding model for the research. We'll try to create our version of Sleeping Venus.


Guerrilla Girls
Guerrilla Girls
John Berger, 'The ways of seeing'
2 day

13th of March, Fri
15th March, Sun
10:00-14:00
Life modelling class

We will learn about Niki de Saint Phalle and Louise Bourgeois — two sculptors who worked with the issues of female identity. I will introduce you to the basics of painting. We'll start to work on a canvas.

Meanwhile I'll show you the classic oil paintings with the Venuses of all epochs.
Louise Bourgeois
Louise Bourgeois
Niki de Saint Phalle
3 day

20th of March, Fri
22th of March, Sun

10:00-14:00



We will learn about the first female artists, who graduated from the Fine Arts Academies. Georgia O'Keeffe is one of them. There will be an installation by the Hungarian video production stylist Zsuzsi Matok. It will inspire us for a still life 'The Toilet of Venus'. We'll sketch and start the second painting.

Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O'Keeffe
4th day

27th of March, Fri
29th of March, Sun
We will get introduced to Marina Abramovic and Pussy Riot. We will finish our second painting The Toilet of Venus and learn about the storage rules.




Guerrilla Girls
Marina Abramovic
Louise Bourgeois
About a curator
My name is Oksana Devochkina and I am an artist. I graduated from the art faculty of the St. Petersburg State University with distinction. I have been painting from 2002 though I identified myself as an artist since 2015. I paint for money, I paint for fun, I paint to run from myself and I paint to find myself. And I invite you to join me. I speak English, Russian and German.

Portfolio on devochkina.com
Price
The early-bird price 25000 HUF is available for a Friday course till the 4th of March. The normal price is 30000 HUF.

Every painting workshop can be purchased separately for 7500 HUF if there is a space left.
Cash
by the appointment +36 20 213 91 76

PayPal
devochkina@tutdesign.ru

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Bank transfer
Devochkina Oksana
10404089-86766982-80511016
account type K&H retail

The list of materials
Shop addresses

  1. Nagymező utca 43
  2. Béla Bartók utca 61
  3. Űlloi ut 32
  4. 'Tiger' on Vaci utca


  1. Acrylic paints (not aquarelle or watercolours) / or tempera paints / or gouache paints / or oil paints. Kit is ok for the 1st time
  2. Extra white paint tube (in case of tempera — tempera white, in case of acrylics — white acrylic paint, in case oil kit — extra white titanium tube)
  3. 2-3 rough bristle brushes with a long stick (12-16 size)
  4. 2 canvases minimum 40*50cm
  5. color pencils + 1 graphite pencil
  6. a sketchbook a5
  7. an eraser
  8. a 100% cotton rag
  9. an apron is recommended
  10. in case oil — turpentine or matt lakk
More detailed here.

Materials are not included into the course price, though we can shop everything for extra 15 000, or you can go to the one of the listed stores. The early-bird price of the course with the materials will be 40 000, normal price with the materials included — 45 000.
Our space
Kunstfuck studio has enough room for ~6 students. Sometimes we work out of the studio exploring new workshops and hidden Budapest studios. The name of the residency — Kunstfuck — shows our post-modernistic attitude to the art and refers to a famous University of Arts in Stockholm — Konstfack (Konst — art, fack — faculty, Swedish).

Contact:
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+ 36 20 213 91 76
devochkina@gmail.com

Lonyai utca 24, Budapest


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