Studios in the Netherlands
AGA LAB, Amsterdam
One of AGA LAB’s volunteers Geert met us at the door, he was delighted to tell us all about this truly remarkable workshop. Geert was the perfect host explaining everything in detail. We loved our visit and hope to come back again in a couple of years. This studio was a HUGE surprise being of a breathtaking scale and covering so many different types of printmaking techniques.
AGA LAB is a creative space and laboratory for crossovers in technique, material and image. Their mission is to offer ‘context for research, experiment and production to national and international creators, by being specialised in a broad range of graphic techniques.’
If you have the chance, visit this impressive studio. http://agalab.nl/?lang=en
Atelier Open, Amsterdam
Edith Brouwer welcomed us into her studio in Amsterdam where we discovered she is a linocut expert.
Edith also organises many important exhibitions and exchanges in Holland, one of these annual events is ‘The Ode aan de Lino’ from the Atelier Open gallery. Edith regularly hosts lino cutting and printing workshops in the studio.
Edith’s website https://www.atelieropen.nl/
Atelier Indrukwekkend, Delft
In April whilst in Holland we visited Kirsten Peerdeman at her lovely printmaking studio in Delft, Atelier Indrukwekkend, where she organizes various creative workshops from screen printing to etching, relief and letterpress.
Kirsten fell in love with printmaking at art school and having wanted her own business since the age of 6 she set about planning her future which meant a studio where she could interact with other artists and printmakers. Her studio in Delft is in a picturesque setting beside a canal and contains some gorgeous old presses amongst other interesting printmaking paraphernalia.
If you are in Delft we can recommend visiting Kirsten and maybe doing one of her amazing workshops.
Take a look at Kirsten’s website: https://www.atelierindrukwekkend.com/