Ingrid Dijkers will be visiting Blue Twig Studio and teaching some absolutely fun classes in June. These are just a few interview questions to help you get to know her better. Of course, you can visit her website and get to know her better. I’m sure you will agree that her style is most amazing.
Tell us a little bit about yourself, where you live, etc.
I was born in Breda, the Netherlands and immigrated with my parents at a young age to Canada, later immigrating to the United States.
Currently I live in Plymouth, Michigan. It’s a small historical town of 10,000, outside of Ann Arbor. We have lived in the city for about 35 years. When we first moved here it was just a small quiet town on the edge of nowhere, which really appealed to us. Over the years the outskirts have grown and developed, resulting in a lot of change. The whole mentality of the small town has all but disappeared now and now we are in the midst of getting our house ready to sell and plan to move to a new small town to recapture what we miss so much.
Have you always made art? Or when did you start? What made you start?
Both my parents have their Masters in the Fine Arts, so I had exposure my entire life. My real interest started developing when I was in college though.
What is the earliest memory you have of anything art related?
I must have been around 3 or 4 years old at the time and my Mother let me help her paint a little bit of the sky of a painting she was working on. It was larger than me ,which I was most impressed with. The painting was of a cathedral in the town that I was born in, in the Netherlands
Is your family artistic?
My parents, as I mentioned above.
I have 2 daughters that really have no interest at all … my husband either, yet they are all so incredibly supportive of what I do.
Do you have an art degree or other art credentials?
I dropped out on my way to a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree. While in college I realized that the degree was of little significance to me and I was more interested in pursuing a direction of my own. In all this time, I have had no interest in going back to school.
How long have you been teaching?
About 9 years now.
What is your favorite class to teach?
Anything related to Journaling, but I am interested in expanding … perhaps doll making.
What is your favorite art medium? And why?
I have dabbled in so many mediums throughout the years, honestly I can’t pick a favorite.
Where can people find you? Facebook, blog, website, Instagram, etc.
These are the classes Ingrid will be teaching and the links to the website for more information. I hope you will be able to find one or more that appeal to you and get registered for them. They are filling up quickly. All 3 classes are all-day classes, so be sure to bring a lunch/snacks with you.
I absolutely adore her art and creative spirit. I hope I will be able to sit in on one or more of these upcoming classes.
Over the Edge – June 3rd
Mandala Journal – June 4th
Through the Rabbit Hole – June 5th
Let Your Inner Artist out to Play
5039 N Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80918