Drawing and painting,
beginners and advanced


‘My brushstrokes start in nothingness and they end in nothingness and in between there is the image’ – Karel appel

Draw what you see
See what you draw!

Everyone can learn to draw and paint from life. So you too! If you can look, you can draw and paint. The drawing techniques and painting techniques that you can learn from Anita offer sufficient support so you can make your drawings and paintings with confidence and joy.


The starting point of the classes is always: ‘everyone can find and keep pleasure in drawing and painting.’ During the week you can experiment with different painting and drawing techniques as well as different painting and drawing materials and subjects, so you can find exactly what suits you as a painter.

As much as possible we will draw and paint
outdoors at La Forêt Souriante.


The classes will take place outdoors or in the half open studio every morning on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 9.30 – 12.00. With a maximum size group of 7 and with an experienced art teacher on hand to offer individual support and instruction it is ideal for those who would like personal feedback and guidance. This also makes the workshop suitable for all levels.


Of course you can have a lazy afternoon at La Forêt Souriante or use the afternoons to continue painting and experimenting with different materials. But during the afternoons, we also offer activities at La Forêt Souriante and its surrounding area. We will visit nearby plus beaux villages, gardens and beautiful riverside spots. You can choose to paint or draw in these inspiring places, hike, swim, stroll through one of the beautiful villages or even go kayaking.


During the classes, Anita can give you various assignments that match your level and assignments that are just above your level. If everyone actually wants to continue at the end of the lesson, then the lesson is a success!


We provide folding chairs and painting shelves for painting outdoors at La Forêt Souriante or on location.
At the end of the day we will discuss all of your results while enjoying refreshing freshly squeezed juices.