Hélène Aarts studied art (painting and graphical arts) and didactics at The Academy of fine Arts in Tilburg and the Design Academy in Eindhoven. In drawing classes and in recent papers (Porto 2013, Cyprus 2014) and lectures she focuses on idea generation, experiencing space and research by drawing.
Currently working as assistant professor (drawing and Media) at the Faculty of The Built Environment at Eindhoven University of Technology (since 2002) and as a visual artist (painting, drawing). She developed and lectured new drawing curricula for the Faculty of Industrial Design (TUE). Before, she was assistant professor at the Faculty of Industrial Design at Delft University of Technology for more than 10 years and several years at the department of Civil Engineering. Besides, she developed and lectured new drawing curricula for the faculty of Industrial Design at Twente University of Technology. Recently she started with some other colleagues the initiative of “Tekenmeesters”, who create drawing lessons for the professional architect and designer.