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Myrte has an amazing job and now you can learn from her life as a creative entrepreneur. You can follow a workshop from the best creative aspects in her business. Myrte helps you to learn the tricks of the trade, and makes sure the inspiration flows freely so you can continue this flow you started at home.
Over the years Myrte has built up some experience in illustration and the implementation of surface design. In these workshops you can now learn what is involved in making the products of MYRTE. You can start an amazing spare time passion or if you dream bigger, more!

All workshops are held in Myrte’s atelier on Strijp-S in Eindhoven. You can easily reach us with public transport. Contact us for available dates or see the button on your right next to the details of the workshops and book the spot for your desired date. You can have an exclusive session if you bring 5 friends in total. we’ll then book you a spot most convenient for you.

Beginners Workshop Watercolour

Watercolour is a populair and wonderful medium. It is very therapeutic to feel and see a soft filament brush add colours to paper and blend them to create a brightly coloured work of art. You need some patience, but you’ll get to nice results quickly. It is very hot right now to created simplified shapes with this paint so even if drawing is not your strongest talent, you will get impressive and fun results quickly.

We’ll draw some simple things, of course all related to nature. But we’ll also tap into our imagination to render subjects and paint them with watercolour.

And what’s more amazing; you’ll get your first set of watercolour, paper and 2 brushes!

Subjects we’ll be discussing:

  • Properties of the paint and the brushes
  • Blending colours
  • Colour properties
  • Building a watercolour; light and dark
  • Techniques; coarse and fine
  • Tips and tricks: how to achieve a pretty look
  • Information and inspiration to turn this paint into your new passion

Duration: 3 uur
Price: 70 euro inclusief materiaal
Minimum number of people: 5

Click the button to your right to book your spot or contact us for available dates; or gather 5 friends and let us know what date suits you.

Tip!

  • If you have a group of 5 or more people that would like to take part; we can schedule a date especially for you
  • If you have a special occasion such as a babyshower or a themed birthday party, let us know and we’ll make it extra special!
  • All workshops are available in Dutch and English

Book your spot here

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Workshop Surface Design

You see it everywhere; (repeat) patterns and motifs on clothing and all kinds of other products. MYRTE is actually built around surface pattern design. We’ll dive into this broad subject and reduce it to make something tangible on our own style. In this workshop we’ll focus on learning how to make an all-over design or repeat pattern. We’ll inspire you in all kinds of ways to make one in your style.

You will experience the design process of a repeat pattern. Elements will include:

  • Determining how to use which repetition to which design or product. we’ll explore the different techniques that are involved with pattern design on fabric
  • Trends and choice of colours
  • Styles (all over/placed/densely covered/geometric/realistic/soft/tiny/big)
  • In the sketching phase we’ll work with colour, looking for a nice combination to execute our idea in
  • Available materials are acrylics, markers, crayons, pastels, ink, coloured paper
  • Then we’ll manually transfer our design to a repeat pattern to understand the principle
  • You will receive a sheet with clear information on how you can continue creating a pattern on your computer at home
  • And you will receive all kinds of tips on where to find the people who can help you design new products with your design at home

If drawing isn’t your best developed talent I will prepare sheets with elements that you can use such as flowers, ladybugs, birds, fish etc to make a wonderful pattern. But the most you’ll need is your style, taste and creativity. With that you can make an amazing pattern!

Duration: 3 uur
Price: 50 euro inclusief materiaal
Minimum number of people: 5

Click the button to your right to book your spot or contact us for available dates; or gather 5 friends and let us know what date suits you.

Tip!

  • If you have a group of 5 or more people that would like to take part; we can schedule a date especially for you
  • If you have a special occasion such as a babyshower or a themed birthday party, let us know and we’ll make it extra special!
  • All workshops are available in Dutch and English

Book your spot here

  • Select options Details

Pick-You-Brain-Sessie

In my work as an independent illustrator and business owner I have received a lot of e-mails with questions about running a business. I love helping people and I have been able to help inspiring people. I have built a brand and a company without any loans or funds from external parties. I am proud of that but it can be useful for others. If you ever wonder;”How did she do it?”then this is the sesh for you.

I have helped companies figure out their strategies and I have shown people where to find what they are looking for. Because of this I have been a part of new passions turned into businesses and taking small brands to the next step.

You can ask me anything. For example:

  • Your personal goals
  • How to get beyond a certain point
  • How to create a profitable product
  • Things to keep in mind when starting a business
  • Determining the next step for your product or brand
  • Tips for telling your brand’s story
  • I can even check your website to see where you need improvement
  • How does retail work
  • How does it work to enter a market with a new product

You can read here why I decided to offer these sessions and some testimonials. I promise to do my utmost to help you by using my experience running a company since I started drawing in 2008 and decided to make my passion a new business.

For companies, up and running or in the making the price is 299,- euro per session of 1 hour.

If you’re not there yet and you’d like advise on whether you should start a company then it’s 149.- euro per hour.

  • There’s a 1 hour minimum. I am counting all the time I am spending on you and your case.
  • If the session takes 20 minutes, there’s still 30 minuten left to ask follow-up questions through e-mail. If you won’t use this they are not redeemable.
  • If we spend more than 1 hour talking, you will get a second invoice for the extra time.
  • You can e-mail me questions prior to the meeting so I know what you want to know and we get the most out of the time.
  • A personal meeting here in Eindhoven is the best option, but if you want I can help you through e-mail, skype or phone too.

Click on the button to your right to book a session. I will contact you to set a date to talk over cake and tea what you plans are.

Book your session here

  • Pick-Your-Brain-Session

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Important stuff

  • Workshops cannot be cancelled after 7 days after booking. If you workshop is in 7 days it cannot be cancelled at all. This is due to the arrangements we have to make and the materials we buy for you.
  • If you happen to be ill on the workshop date we’ll try to book you another day, but cannot guarantee this. If there’s less than 6 people on your booked day we can’t book you another day. You will get a 25% discount on the next booking.