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Call +31596-851433 or +316-51072536

Sculpting is passionately turning creativity into a work of art.

Find out which sculpture you will release from the stone.


Included in the fee of the workshop is the FREE use of various tools, sculpting block, coffee, tea, soup and last but not least: inspiring guidance of sculptor Hans Nipshagen. Lunch can be provided at an additional cost. The course days can be consecutive or intermittent. Upon registration you will receive a confirmation and bill. After payment your registration will be final. Please note that you cannot pay by ATM or credit card.

When can you come to us?

All year! All the practical information: Every Friday between 10.00-16.00 you are welcome to take a sculpting workshop or course. In combination with a ticket for five or ten days you determine, based on your schedule, when you will participate. Groups of four to a maximum of eight people can join us for the group workshops. In the summer and May holiday, workshops are organized from Monday to Friday. Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +316 - 510 72 536. Sign up in time, because full = full.

Do you wish to stay for more than one day at De Houwer in Groningen? That is possible! Our campsite dell’Arte offers you a comfortable and leisurely stay with the possibility of cycling, fishing and hiking through the peaceful environment of the cultural Oldambt.



In order for us to provide the best possible service, reservation is necessary. You can call us at +316 - 510 72 536 or +31696 - 851433. You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Upon registration you will receive a confirmation and bill. After payment, your participation in the course or workshop will be final.

Renting a workplace

Are you looking for a studio to work independently? To sculpt alone, or with a group? Including or excluding tools and/or (soap)stone? Contact us to realize your wishes.

Gift idea

Want to gift someone with a creative and relaxing experience? Order a gift certificate at De Houwer! The certificate can be used for the purchase of rough (soap)stone, sculpting tools, sculpting and workshops. Please transfer the desired amount to 156.345.552, stating your name and address. After receiving the payment, we will send you the gift certificate by mail. The certificate is valid until 1 year after the value date.

Available values

Any desired amount

Health and safety

Safety glasses

We advise you to wear safety glasses – also when you are a spectacle wearer. You can buy a pair of safety glasses from us for 5 euros.

Work shoes

Please wear sturdy shoes. Consider buying safety shoes or clogs to wear during the workshops.

Working height

Adjust the height of the sculpture block regularly to a comfortable working height.

Formation of dust

Please avoid unnecessary formation of dust, for instance by not blowing away dust. Instead, you can use our vacuum cleaner. Mouth caps are available at the workshop. When you are working outside, we advise you to take the direction of the wind and the working place of the other participants into account.

Safety instructions

Safety, health and wellbeing are a fixed part of our instructions. After you have been instructed, we expect you to know and follow the safety rules.


Sculptor Hans Nipshagen is not liable for personal injury and/or theft, loss or damage of your personal belongings.