Study content

Experiment - Process - Synthesis

Study content

Personal experimentation and research as well as exercises inspired by the Assenza method help students develop an awareness for process and challenge individual creativity.


Themes of an epoch

Painting themes: gestures of colour, birth of colour, primary colours, poetry of colour

Themes relating to the world/nature: the elements, minerals, plants, animals

Themes related to the mankind: human form, people and spaces, the nature of the invisible, man and cosmos

How we work on a theme

1. Content

Collect and collate background knowledge. Open up to enlarge the scope of experiences through the senses, through the realms of thinking and feeling.

2. Experiment

Experiment with substance; experience the potential of material and formal qualities.

3. Practical exercises 

Concrete practical exercises help students develop painting and drawing skills and knowledge.

4. Process

Artistic analysis ‒ formulation of a process. Exchange within the group.

5. Synthesis and project work 

Bringing together the different steps of study to reach a synthesis of work pieces; painting, drawing or other artistic form. Individual development of a selected project within the given theme.



Students are encouraged to experiment with a wide variety of materials and techniques; including acrylics, pigments, earth pigments, oils, watercolours, ink and plant colours on various image carriers: canvas, wood, cardboard, paper, etc.