Exhibition ‘The Potato Eaters. Mistake or Masterpiece?’
What was Vincent van Gogh hoping to achieve with the painting The Potato Eaters? Find out in the exhibition.
Get creative in one of the drawing workshops in the exhibition The Potato Eaters. Mistake or Masterpiece?. There’s no need to register in advance, simply sign up at the Information Desk in the museum on the day of your visit.
The Potato Eaters Studio offers you the unique opportunity to draw close to the life-size reconstruction of the farmers' cottage in the exhibition.
Advance registration is not required, just sign-up at the Information Desk on the day. But as there are limited spaces available, make sure you arrive on time.
Have you had a good look at The Potato Eaters’ hands? Van Gogh made them large and, perhaps excessively, bony. Getting these hands right was no easy task.
The exhibition includes the many sketches and preliminary studies that Vincent made to practice and perfect the hands. Was it difficult? There’s only one way to find out. Roll up your sleeves and surprise yourself during this workshop.
You simply can’t get much closer to Vincent than this! Join us as we go in search of the authentic ‘types’ that Van Gogh wanted to capture in his paintings.
During this workshop, we’ll be drawing from a model – real models of course, that appear to have stepped straight out of Vincent’s time. In 90 minutes, you’ll learn the basics of proportions, dimensions and movement.
The drawing from a model workshops are held every Saturday and Sunday, and are suitable for all ages.
Do you think Van Gogh’s Potato Eaters are perfect as they are? Or if it were up to you, perhaps you’d make a few changes? In this workshop, you’ll create your own version of The Potato Eaters using different coloured crayons.
Please note, the programme is subject to availability. It is possible that a workshop is cancelled or rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances. We ask for your understanding in this matter. Please check the current programme at the Information Desk in the museum.