About Art Workshops

Art for All

At Art Workshops we present a variety of creative workshops for various skill-levels and age groups. We believe that there is creative potential in everyone and commit ourselves to helping you discover it in a relaxed and stimulating environment. Each group or student is coached on an individual level and on a case to case basis. Therefore you need not fret about your level of competency or lack there off!


Socialising Opportunities for Ex-pat's

Being ex-pats ourselves, we know the need for making new connections and establishing sound social networks as soon as possible. We also know what a handy tool art and creative activities can be in coping with living in a new country and culture. Therefore we see these workshops as social activities and events as much as they are educational. Art Workshops is a great place to meet people and pick up handy tips on how to integrate into Swiss society.

Variety of Activities

Art Workshops has something for everyone. From a little reserved ‘me-time’ each week, to space to work on your art at your own pace. From quality and intensive coaching from highly qualified and experienced teachers and artists, to relaxing workshops for mothers and toddlers. From excellent opportunities to accumulate valuable CAS hours to fun team building events. From art for beginners to creative workshops after school, in the comfort of your own school.

Who Presents the Workshops?

Art Workshops are presented by South African and English artists and art teachers Ira van der Merwe (O’Neill) and Bridget Wilkins. Between these two diverse artists the students at Art Workshops can be guaranteed of not only high quality instruction but loads of fun times.



In English

Art Workshops are presented in English, although some German and Swiss-German sneak in every now and them. Your English does however not have to be very good in order to get the best out of Art Workshops. I have been amazed at how much can be communicated and learnt by means of gesturing and demonstration! This not only speaks of the power of art to transcend language and cultural barriers, but also the love and commitment the teachers here have to art and their students.


Annual Art Books

We have two volumes this year!

* Volume 1 (adult students)

* Volume 2 (juniors) Fr 65


Order a book.

Note: Books can be ordered all through the year.

Important Notices

* Studio closes on the 16th of Dec.

* Workshops resumes on the 17th of Jan.