Ateliers Westerdok

About Ateliers Westerdok

Ateliers Westerdok’s former name was Atelier Sanne and was located in the former ROC building at the Westerstraat 187 in Amsterdam. Starting at 1997 several drawing and painting courses were given here for children and adults. At the start of 2009 the studio moved to the Westerdok. Ateliers Westerdok is part of a new artist’s breeding ground on the Westerdok island.
Ateliers Westerdok strives to have as many people as possible take part actively in making visual art. Lessons are given in drawing and painting for groups of adults, youths and children. There’s an open walk-in studio and lectures, dinner parties for artists and film evenings are organized. Moreover workshops are organized for organizations and companies. To offer a wide range of art education is the starting point. There is attention for craftsmanship and technique, but in the end an individual, present-day interpretation is central in all of our lessons and in the development of the participants. The teachers are professional artists with a modern art-education, who are often connected with a gallery and give lessons with a refreshing attitude.


Ateliers Westerdok is located on Westerdokseiland in the centrum of Amsterdam, which is at a continuation of the Prinsengracht. The address is Westerdok 318, the entrance is around the corner: Winthontstraat 13.