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AdA’s 2020 curriculum has not started due to Covid19.

We will now start in the spring of 2022 with a series of one-week Masterclasses.

The master classes emphasize the craft and provide the opportunity to get acquainted with the method of Joke Frima’s studio programs.

The masterclasses are scheduled on the following dates:
17/04 – 23/04/2022 (spring break) 01/05 – 07/05/2022 (Easter holiday) 22/05 – 28/05/2022 (Ascension week) 05/06 – 11/06/2022 (Pentecost week)

Cost of the masterclass

The lessons are €500 per masterclass, for students at an art or secondary school, €250. The stay is €200 for 6 nights. (There are 6 single bedrooms on site in Vissingy and a kitchen is available where students can prepare their meals.)

The number of students

The number of students per masterclass is a maximum of 8. Each student must become a member of the non-profit association AdA, €20 per year.

If you are interested, push the apply button and ask for more information if needed. You can also find more information at Curriculum.

In September 2022 we will start with the Atelier/Apprenticeship programme 

(Further details on this will be announced later)


AdA is an atelier and not a school. The Three Year Atelier programme is divided into three years or periods, the beginning, the advanced and the further advanced student. The exact time spent in each period will be individually adapted. This depends on the personal development and progress of the student. Students can register for three months at the beginning of each trimester.

The languages in which the instruction is given are English, French, Italian and Dutch.

Academic Calendar  click here

(The apprenticeship program described below will start in the near future.)

Introductory Trimester

For those who are not yet sure whether the Programme for a whole year is suitable for them, we offer a trial period of three months, after which the student can decide whether or not to continue.

Shot-Term Programme

This programme is for those who do not have the opportunity to participate in the Three-Year Atelier Programme. The bespoke content of their Programme is put together in consultation with Joke Frima, the course director, depending on personal circumstances and ability.

The part-time programme consists of at least three months and the same applies to the Introductory trimester.

Fulltime Programme

After successful completion of the full-time curriculum, a Diploma Certificate will be awarded.

For a description of the content of the Thee Year Atelier Programme, click here..

Become instructor?

For students of the full-time curriculum, customised training can be offered if the student shows interest in becoming an instructor.

The Atelier Programme

The Atelier Programme is from Monday to Friday,
three hours session in the morning and three hours in the afternoon, from 9 am to 12 am and from 2 pm to 5 pm


  1. Masterclasses
  2. Short Term programme
  3. Introductory trimester programme
  4. Atelier/Apprenticeship program

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Included in the tuition fees are: your place in the atelier, an easel, plaster casts, still-life material, models and some drawing material like charcoal and paper.

Not included are oil paint, canvasses, and all other materials.