Anja Kooistra owner of the Rolling Hills Studio

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of daily life.”
Pablo Picasso

I’ve always felt that art is more than creative beauty – it’s an inner therapy that allows me to release my stresses and worries in my life. We all have them but when I’m working in my studio, I appreciate the creative process so much more. It’s not just about the end product, it’s about how I get there. Getting my hands dirty, looking at a piece of material, picking out a model, gazing through the windows to the rolling hillsides around the studio. This is why I love art and I love what I do.

Now I’m finding the more workshops I do, the more I see people finding the same paths. The vibes from the studio, the greetings of my happy dogs, the music, laughter, dancing, food and friendships deepened during the workshop sessions just enhance the art therapy. I’ve found (personally and in talking with my artists) that it’s more important to give yourself the freedom to express what’s inside you. That’s truly what art is about.

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A 360 view inside the Rolling Hills Studio where our workshops take place throughout the year.

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