We have set up a centre for art, design & nature, a place to stimulate your senses, to make people aware of all the artistic beauty nature has to offer and of the influence nature has on art. Just outside Crayke we spotted an ideal location for our idea.

So what is going on at Dutch house?
A café with an arts & crafts shop. A diverse mix of art from local artists is for sale or just there for you to enjoy whilst having a cup of tea. In the café you can enjoy real Dutch specialities (pancakes, stroopwafels, etc) The courtyard offers comfortable seating and displays sculptures and plants. The whole setting is surrounded by an ecological sculpture garden, a perfect place to unwind, learn about ecological gardening and admire the cohesion between art and nature. There will be a kids nature zone in the garden. In the large art studio we offer a variety of courses/workshops involving art & nature, give lectures on specific topics, organise exhibitions and ‘after school’ projects / kids' clubs / children's parties! We will also offer Holiday experiences, involving art or nature. For example: wildlife sketching, field painting trip on the moors, garden tours, etc.

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April 15, 2010

Opening Weekend 1, 2 & 3 May!

Only 2 more weeks before opening weekend! We are working night and day to get everything ready for this exciting 3 day event.
You have the chance to meet inspiring local artists and join in on various creative taster sessions: sculpture making, willow weaving, raku jewellery, print making, glass art, card making, etc. Kids of all ages get hands-on with ‘crazy art’ activities and compete for yummie prizes!
You can try little tasters of the Dutch specialities offered in our café: pannekoeken [pancakes], poffertjes [tiny,tiny pancakes], stroopwafels [syrup waffles], koude schotel [Dutch salad], and more.
Guided tours and talks about ecological gardening, wild flower meadows and herbacious borders are held by Sjaak Kastelijn, the gardens manager of the Museum Gardens in York and the designer of Dutch house ecological sculpture garden.
The full program details will be revealed soon.

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