Successful registrations for paint workshops

“It is fun to learn together how to draw and paint”, states Dutch artist Harmen Kooistra. In one of AFEdemy’s projects, Culture on Prescription, 10 Dutch participants get the chance to draw and paint together under the guidance of Harmen Kooistra starting in May. This project is meant for people who are willing to get in contact with other people and who want to learn how to draw and paint in a group setting. The sessions are held in Cultuurhuis Garenspinnerij in Gouda, The Netherlands from May 9th to June 20th. At the first introductory session, AFEdemy from Gouda will be present. After this, there will be 6 sessions with the artist.


With the support of Senioren Journaal and Sociaal Team Gouda we recruited 7 participants so far for the workshop.

Harmen Kooistra

Harmen Kooistra from Bodegraven is an artist for 40 years now. “It is a blessing to be a painter and to be able to work freely as a painter”, is a theme that he carries with him from 1976. Harmen’s interests are the Dutch landscape, artwork of Rembrandt, galaxies, flowers and still life. Besides creating his own art and making a calendar annually with drawings of Bodegraven, he teaches drawing and art classes to adults in Bodegraven. To learn more about Harmen Kooistra visit his website: