Creative workshops by experienced, professional tutors
In the heart of the French Dordogne you will find ‘Studio Felt and Fibers‘ the creative atelier of Esther Berghuis and Jan Meijer. This studio is completely dedicated to joining craft and artistic techniques in creative courses, led by experienced professional tutors. In this inspirational setting you will be able to fully concentrate on your creation and not worry about where to sleep or what to eat, because we take care of everything!
During your stay there will also be leisure time to enjoy all that this part of France has to offer.
When you return home, content and well rested ánd full of knowledge and inspiration, then we have reached our goal!
How it all started…
“In 1999 I, Esther, grabbed the chance of taking over a holiday/painting school in the Dordogne. This school was offering 2-week holidays combined with an ongoing painting course. Guided by an experienced tutor our guests improved their painting skills, each with their preferred medium at the spot of their choice in the huge garden of our 13th century gentilhommière. The relaxed atmosphere, the mellow way of teaching and the full catering all contributed to a feeling of being on holiday. This resulted in the most surprising and varied creations.
Unfortunately due to personal circumstances it lasted only 9 years.
But after a period of rest and healing, it started to itch again.
Newly married to Jan, changed to a new location, and moved on from my art of painting to felt/textiles, I found new energy and the urge to restart organising holidays and surround myself with inspiration, creation and knowledge.
All of this is now coming together in our new studio which will open its doors in June 2023 and will kick off with a full season of inspiring and varied courses.
We hope to see you there!”
Esther and Jan Meijer-Berghuis
Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or if you need any further information.