From 2001 to 2015 I took the sculpture course of Artibus-UCK. My teachers were Caroline Teesing and Cissy van der Wel (final year). Once a year in the summer I go to a one-week sculpture class, usually the one organized in the Vosges, France, by Adriaan Seelen , now succeeded by Fieke de Rooij, where besides Adriaan and Fieke also Gerard van Rooij, Paul van Laere and Erica van Seeters give classes. In 2015 I took a course in letter carving given by Adriaan Seelen. Gerrit Peele helped me further in stonemasonry techniques. I always attend the summer classes abroad together with my sculpture-friend Ida. Some of the people I have learnt to know there have a nice common website.
When you like to hear how a summer course sculpturing in France sounds, click here (lasts 30 seconds).
Along the old canals of Utrecht an eternal poem is carved in stone: every Saturday 1 letter (character). Look at De Letters van Utrecht for more information about this wonderful project.
My home town Houten has an active platform for visual artists and lovers of visual art: Kunst om de Hoek, with activities like the Art Bike Days, an exposition in the town hall, monthly Art Cafés and a contribution to the Culture Night. At the Art Map of Houten you find all art in the public space of Houten.
Finally: thanks to Dick Sijtsma (website), Albert Ordelman and Leo van Kuik (many of the photo's)