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What others say about THE NEVER ENDING WORKSHOP:

“I liked it! You explain in a simple and clear way that even someone like me, who doesn’t have much practice, is happy with the result of the painting. Thanks for the class!​”
– Camila

“It’s amazing how things seem easier and not so scary 😊  Thank you so much!”
– Valérie

Why is this free?

I strongly believe that anyone on any budget should have access to sketch education. As long as I can afford it, I will offer this free online course.

Homage to the windmills (part 1)

Homage to the windmills (part 1)

A couple of days ago I agreed with my pal Roger Klaassen to visit the windmills of Zaanse Schans. We were especially interested in Verfmolen De Kat, which is used to prepare pigments. I was really looking forward to the visit, because of my recent handmade paint...

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1 year of The Never Ending Workshop

1 year of The Never Ending Workshop

I hope you are doing well. What a year it has been since I launched the first lesson of The Never Ending Workshop. In the past 365 days over 3,000 sketchers from all over the world have joined the online sketch workshop. The workshop contains 14 lectures now. Many of...

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(For English see below)

We gaan in het weekend van 6 en 7 november de prachtige herfstkleuren van het Bunderbos en Kasteel Elsloo schetsen. Ik neem je mee en geef tips over hoe je prachtige schetsen met herfstkleuren maakt.
Je ontvangt een palet met mijn handgemaakte aquarelverf, die je mag houden (ter waarde van € 65 en inbegrepen in de prijs!).

In the weekend of 6 and 7 November, we will sketch the beautiful autumn colors of the Bunderbos and Elsloo Castle. I will take you along and give you tips on how to make beautiful sketches with autumn colors.
You will receive a palette of my handmade watercolor paints, which you can keep (worth €65 and included in the price!). I will speak English and Dutch during the workshop.

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About Ruud

Ruud Otten is a sketch and watercolour artist. He has been drawing almost his entire life.

Next to creating art, Ruud has founded the national Urban Sketchers Netherlands group and was co-organiser of the 10th International Urban Sketchers Symposium 2019 in Amsterdam.


Most pieces of art on this website can be yours. I can deliver museum quality fine art prints to your house.
All art prints are produced ‘in-house’ using the highest quality archival giclee inks.
Contact me about pricing and your order request. I am also available for commissioned work and workshops. Get in touch for inquiries.

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