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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September 17, 2010

Grow patterns

On the weekend of 14th and the 15th of August Dutch House hosted a fabulous two day drawing work shop by Anna Poulton. The workshop Grow Pattern focussed on a mixed media combination of drawing, printing, sketching of natural forms, structures, textures and colours.
Our art studio was transformed into a giant still life of flowers, branches, leaves entwined with lights and colourful drapes. On the end of the second day the sketches, drawings and prints where put together in individual collages. Participants where all very pleased with there end work. Anna is a self driven inspirational artist who has managed to create her unique way of working. Her direct relation with the natural world creates an ultimate awareness of it s detailed beauty.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed looking at the many wall paintings that you have done. Not being very handy with a paintbrush, even though
    I know what I like in the way of art, I took the easier option to order this canvas print from the site wahooart.com .

    It’s an unusual work called Forest music 1, by Remedios Varo Uranga, a Spanish-Mexican woman artist.