Rudsel Martinus, Artist, born march 31, 1956 in Curacao ‚Äč

Studied in holland:

  • NIMETO-Utrecht (1977/1981: High technical education, (MTS), Painting Department).
  • SOL-Utrecht (1982/1987: Drawing and Handcrafts)
  • Amsterdam School of the Arts (1987/1989: drawing and art history).

He is “Visual artist” and was “Visual arts teacher”.

  • 1989 through 1999: acting director Art academy Curacao.
  • 1993 through 2009: Educational academy Curacao.
  • 2009 to 2016: University of Curacao Dr. Moises da Costa Gomez (UOC): 
  • The faculty of Arts, department Teacher Training for primary education

Function and duties:

  • Scientific employee
  • Teacher drawing and crafts / Cultural Artistic Education, (CAV), (A combination of Visual Education, Drama and Music)
  • Coordinator first year “Teacher Training for primary education” (LOFO).
  • Coordinator Cultural Artistic Education
  • Coordinator ICT
  • Staff member of the faculty of Arts

In his spare time, he gave drawing lessons to children between the ages of 6 and 12 for 10 years, from 1999 to 2009. He researched the visual development of these children and developed various didactic approaches in providing visual education to children. He brought this knowledge back to the students at the pedagogical academy and at the university where he worked. He discovers that there is no such thing as teaching children how to draw, but that he does guide children in their visual development. He did this by offering them various materials. The material should be seen as a visual problem solving. In short, as a visual teacher you are a supervisor for these children. Their world of experience is central.