About the Activity

For hundreds of years Amsterdam has been the home to revolutionary life art works. Discover why with our Amsterdam Life Art Workshop?

Discover how Amsterdam has contributed to the world of life art with our Amsterdam Life Art Workshop!

The Amsterdam Life Art Workshop is an unmissable experience for any one interested in art, or the artistic history of Amsterdam

Amsterdam has been synonymous with fine are since the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century. Although life art had been a developing discipline for many years in The Netherlands, it was Amsterdam’s favourite son, Rembrandt Van Rijn, who revolutionised this art form.

Amsterdam Life Art Workshop

Rembrandt’s most famous works, such as what is perhaps his most brilliant portrait masterpiece, Portrait of Jan Six, are life art pieces. Rembrandt’s portraits are often remembered for their immortalising famous and influential figures from the Dutch Golden Age, typified by one of his most recognisable works, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp.  However Rembrandt was prolific – he painted hundreds of portraits, slowly perfecting techniques which would permanently alter the practices of the artistic world.

At our life art drawing class, we will give you a short talk on the history of life art and will show you examples of the different kinds of work, both realist and impressionist, that characterize this fascinating artistic discipline. You will be shown several different techniques, including how to invoke a sense of scale and motion. We will provide painting materials and a model for you to draw, giving you an amazing opportunity to capture the essence of a real art model.

Our instructor is a passionate artist who loves to help others discover their talents – this is the perfect way to celebrate visiting one of the artistic capitals of the world.

Amsterdam Life Art Workshop

We hold our Amsterdam Life Art Workshop in a private venue, but can be arranged anywhere you like! In your accommodation, offices or even your house! Just inquire with our booking team, and we will make all the arrangements!

Looking for more interesting things to do in Amsterdam? Interested in our fascinating museums? Our charming canals? Our crazy nightlife? Well, who wouldn’t be? Amsterdam has so much to offer – find out just how much on our activities page, that features the full range of our activities.

  • Please bring all relevant documentation with you to your departure point, including your voucher.
  • We advise booking this workshop at least 48 hours in advance.  Later bookings are possible, but it may not be possible to provide all features of the package.  Please inquire if booking less than 48 hours in advance.
  • Groups smaller than 10 can book this activity, but must inquire with our bookings team before hand.


Nude Model (for one hour)
Welcome drink (beer/wine/soft drink)

Duration: 2 hours
Minimum Group Size: 8
Starting Time: Daily after 13:00
Location: At your location