We had the pleasure of having Wouter van Reek over for an artist talk and a workshop. Some people know him for his illustrations and animations of Keepvogel (Coppernickel in English), but currently his live animations also accompany a theater and music performance. In his presentation he talked about his inspiration and his fascination for the act of drawing. He showed us some clips of ‘di shu’, Chinese water calligraphy. The workshop afterwards made it possible to easily try out combining drawing on a Wacom with writing code. Next to the master students, also a few bachelor students from Animation and Illustration participated. A real eye opener!