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Illustrating random people in Brussels

Bruselas, Belgium

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Experience hosted by Maria Alejandra

2.5 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

Hola!

I’m Alejandra Castro and I studied Fine Arts and Design. Are you looking for a creative experience? Than Brussels is the place to be!

As the second most multicultural city in the world, the streets of Brussels are abundant in fascinating people, clothes, textures and colors. This diversity will inspire us to create an original character! Together, we will design and illustrate a figure inspired by the inhabitants of Brussels.

In this experience, we will learn the basic steps of character creation and some illustration techniques with different materials. Together, we will develop a unique character with lots of personality, based on a picture you took of someone who caught your attention in the streets of Brussels.

We will meet at the wonderful and spacious Café Maison du Peuple (Parvis Saint Gilles) to draw. I will provide all materials, but don’t forget your picture and a notebook to make the first sketches of your character.


If you want to know more about me and discover some of my drawings, you can find me on social media:

https://www.instagram.com/manabanbana/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7a-ikWKhL5mRno0yUkb41w?view_as=subscriber
Hola!

I’m Alejandra Castro and I studied Fine Arts and Design. Are you looking for a creative experience? Than Brussels is the place to be!

As the second most multicultural city in the world, the streets of Brussels are abundant in fascinating people, clothes, textures and colors. This diversity will inspire us to create an original character! Together, we will design and illustrate a figure inspired by the inhabitants of Br…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Materials are included!
From $34
/ person
Fri, Dec 4
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$34 per person
$34 per person
Sat, Dec 5
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$34 per person
$34 per person
Tue, Dec 8
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$34 per person
$34 per person

Meet your host, Maria Alejandra

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 37 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am Alejandra Castro, I studied Arts and Design In Colombia, Currently, I am doing a master in information and media design in Luca School of Arts (Brussels).

I love drawing and Illustration, I love to share what I know with others. That is why I recently opened a Youtube channel with some tips and tricks about drawing and illustration. You can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7a-ikWKhL5mRno0yUkb41w?view_as=subscriber
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Where you'll be

We will draw at Café Maison du Peuple, located at the charming Parvis Saint Gilles. This is a beautiful and cosy bar with delicious food and an inspiring atmosphere. They have big tables that are very comfortable to draw on!

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 37 reviews.

Ghada
October 2020
Super fun experience , even for beginners. Maria was a great teacher who encouraged us to try out new techniques and whenever we were stuck, she helped us out. We highly recommend this activity when your passing by in Brussels.
Anne
August 2020
It was much better than I expected. She is such a lovely and talented person. It looks like I was meeting a friend :) She showed me different drawing styles and techniques and provided all materials. I loved how she sharpened my creativity. I have spent a wonderful time with Maria. Muito obrigada pela tarde! If you are in Brussels, I highly recommend this experience.
It was much better than I expected. She is such a lovely and talented person. It looks like I was meeting a friend :) She showed me different drawing styles and techniques and prov…
Amelia
August 2020
Such a wonderful experience - it was lovely to chat to Maria and she is extremely knowledgable and encouraging - it was great fun! I think someone of any standard of drawing would enjoy this a lot! Could not recommend more - thank you so much!
Such a wonderful experience - it was lovely to chat to Maria and she is extremely knowledgable and encouraging - it was great fun! I think someone of any standard of drawing would…
Siti
July 2020
Maria is such a sweetheart, because of Covid-19 we could not meet at the restaurant to draw, so we met at her atelier instead, which was awesome! She is very knowledgeable about different techniques and styles and made my husband and I motivated to continue to pick up our drawing skills. Thumbs up for a relaxed day.
Maria is such a sweetheart, because of Covid-19 we could not meet at the restaurant to draw, so we met at her atelier instead, which was awesome! She is very knowledgeable about di…
Martina
March 2020
María Alejandra is a super nice and friendly host! I had lot of fun with her, she made me feel like I’m not a total disaster at painting ;) I spent a lovely morning, I highly recommend this experience.
Philippe
February 2020
European dream. Our time together felt like two friends just hanging out at a café and sketching. At a very nice café/bar in the centre of the city in front of a market. For my first time in Europe and to feel this natural, I will cherish. This being said, Maria is very professional and fun. Challenged me to think playfully and showed me again the love of drawing. Come play~
European dream. Our time together felt like two friends just hanging out at a café and sketching. At a very nice café/bar in the centre of the city in front of a market. For my fir…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 3 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

You should bring a photo on your mobile of someone that caught your attention in the streets of Brussels

You should bring a notebook to do our first sketches