Reduction as Enrichment

painting - drawing, 12 – 16 July 2021

Reduction as Enrichment


Summer workshop on the theme "Reduction as Enrichment"

12 – 16 July 2021  


When we hear the word "reduction", we often associate it in everyday life with renunciation or a decision against something.

At the same time, however, reduction can also be a decision for something, such as achieving clarity and the competence to make conscious decisions.

In this summer course, we will learn all about clarity in reduced painting.

In order to approach this, we will explore the organic forms and qualities of nature in painting and drawing and set out on the path of reduction with specific exercises.

The following questions will guide us:

  • Which material do I choose and why?
  • What are my sources of inspiration?
  • Which colours do I choose and why?
  • What role does the rhythm of the surfaces and lines play?
  • How do I get my impressions? Do I perceive details or the big picture?
  • How can I use the quality of (the) formal language (surfaces, lines)?
  • What is my personal motivation for choosing reduction?


Technique: ink, watercolour, gouache, pigments, collage, drawing