Winterschool with Tyas Leeuwerink - Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst

Winterschool with Tyas Leeuwerink

February 28 to March 2, 2023

After a successful first edition, the Cobra Museum is again offering a Winter School this year in collaboration with Tyas Leeuwerink. This master class is all about the personal manifesto.

As a maker, you probably recognise the intrinsic motivation to create. Sometimes this flame flares up fervently and sometimes it is at a lower pitch, but whatever you make and whatever form you choose, it says something about yourself and how you relate to the world you live in.

What do you take in from it, what appeals to you, what do you react to?

The Cobra artists responded pre-eminently to the times in which they lived. In a personal and collective quest, they strove for change within art and society. How do you relate to this time, place and society and how do you give form and substance to your thoughts? Surrounded by artworks from the Cobra collection and and our current exhibitions, you will explore this.

In this Winter School, you will work both individually and in groups, examining your own conviction and eloquence and seeking the form that best lends itself to it. Over three days, there will be short lectures and space for feedback. You will work on a series of works, stimulating you to create and opening yourself up to new ideas.

Practical information 

Dates and times: Tuesday 28 February to Thursday 2 March, daily from 10.00-17.00 hrs.
Language: Dutch and English
Cost: €185 per participant (incl. materials and coffee/tea).
For students, a special discounted rate of €150 applies on presentation of proof of registration at a recognised MBO, HBO or university course.
Tickets: go to 28 February 2023 and select tickets Winter School

Only 10 places are available. Everyone from 18 years old who has an affinity for art is welcome to participate in Winterschool, from beginners to advanced. Participants will receive the timetable and further instructions one week prior to the Winterschool.

For questions about the programme, please email o.g. “Winterschool”

Cobra Museum Tyas Leeuwerink
Cobra Museum Tyas Leeuwerink  Photo: Remon Rijper

About the lecturer:
Tyas Leeuwerink (1989, Amsterdam) is an artist and a lecturer at several leading museums in Amsterdam, including the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. He graduated from the Docent Beeldende Vorming programme and obtained the title Master of Fine Arts at the art academy. Within his work as an artist, the workings of the creative process, the moment of inspiration and working with light and dark are recurring themes. He uses various techniques in his visual work, including projection and moving image.