We recently introduced the YouTube Channel RijksCreative, a series of art tutorials created as an initiative by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. If you have always wanted to try painting or experiment with a new style, we encourage you to check out RijksCreative’s most recent lesson. In it, you’ll watch Ruud Lanfermeijer give instructions on how to paint in the CoBrA style of famed Dutch artist Karel Appel. Visit RijksCreative online to learn more and see the entire collection of instructional videos!
Here’s the direct link to watch ‘How to create a Karel Appel painting’. Take a look at the video notes for a complete list of the supplies you’ll need before you begin!
As part of an initiative that brings both greater awareness and appreciation of the vast collection of masterpieces exhibited at the Rijksmuseum, the RijksCreative YouTube channel allows you to delve deeper into the style of prominent figures throughout art history. On RijksCreative you’ll find how-to videos in which art teachers from the museum demonstrate the steps to creating compositions like Rembrandt or painting self portraits like Van Gogh. Each video explains one art technique in detail so that even beginners can follow along!
Check out the RijksCreative channel here.
About the Rijksmuseum
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is the Dutch national museum dedicated to the arts and history. The building was designed by Pierre Cuypers and opened in 1885. The Rijksmuseum has on display over 8,000 objects and a total collection of over 1 million. A walk through the galleries is a journey through 800 years of art and history. Some of the museum’s masterpieces include works by Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Frans Hals, and Johannes Vermeer. The Rijksmuseum is the largest museum in the Netherlands and welcomes over 2.5 million visitors each year.
For more information about the museum please visit their website.