Walking tour/workshop

Colours at your fingertips


“Showing the world, one drawing at a time” – a healthy dose of curiosity is a real must for anyone who wants to live by the Urban Sketchers’ motto! We depict what we see around us, using the inks and paints that are so readily available. But have you ever wondered how they are made? This activity will help you get the answer, with the support of the Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten van Anderlecht (AKBA). You will soon see that anyone can create a colour and that pigments can sometimes be found in the most unlikely locations – right under our noses!

It is always good to learn something new, and it is even better to use what you have learned! You will also have the chance to test out the colours you make and see how they influence your work or the way you see the world. Grab your pen or paintbrush and (re)discover Saint-Guidon/Sint-Guido Collegiate Church, the Academie’s magnificent premises, the Erasmus house, the Beguinage or the charms of Rue Porselein/Porseleinstraat. You can wander the tour’s route as you please and draw with the sketchers you find there, learning from one another as you go.

And at 17:00, everyone will meet at the starting point to show off their day’s sketches!

In cooperation with Urban Sketchers and the Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten Anderlecht.

Practical information

Sat., 10:30 to 17:00.

Venue/starting point: Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten Anderlecht, Place de la Vaillance/Dapperheidsplein 17, Anderlecht

Please sign up by emailing For general information (e.g. background information, materials, locations, access, map), see

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