Meet The Team

Stichting Atelier De Kunstvlieg was founded on August 1, 2006 by Frans Vierling. 

Board members:
Chairman: Mr. Emile Hubert Mazel
(Secretary of Administrative Court of Amsterdam)
Secretary: Ms. Drs. Esther Hebe Diana Mulder
(Orthopedagoog)
Treasurer: Mr. Pierre George Joseph Spijkermans
(Administrator) Guidance, Approach and Effect​

Frans Vierling

FULL TIME

Frans, director and artistic director. He started painting as a hobby. In 2000, he started as a promoter of people with a limitation.His experiences inspired him to set up a studio himself. 
Under his creative leadership, De Kunstvlieg expanded into a unique day-care project.

Sanny van Helden

FULL TIME

Sanny has been a stationary employee and coordinator since 2007. Responsible for the ins and outs at the studio. Besides from leading the participants, interns and volunteers, she also keeps busy with (social) media, expositions and organizing open houses and information days. 

Myrte de Vries

PART-TIME,

4 DAYS A WEEK

Myrte was an intern in 2015 during her study at the Grafisch Lyceum in Rotterdam, and joined us again in 2018.
She is a real people person and likes it very much in our Atelier. Her artistic talents can be seen in our atelier and also on her website

https://www.mermyrts.com/

Sade Huisman

Evelien Westendorp

PART-TIME,

2 DAYS A WEEK

Thanks to her studies Artistic Therapist and Graphic Design, Evelien knows a lot about art. Her knowledge is very useful in the creative guidance of our participants. She started as a volunteer at the founding and has been part-time since 2009.

PART-TIME,

3/4 DAYS A WEEK

Sade was an intern in 2013 during her study at The Hague University of Applied Sciences and joined the team in 2019.

She is very happy to be back and feels right at home at the Kunstvlieg. Here she can combine her love for illustrating and photography with her love for social work.

Marlous Kwestro

FLEXWORKER

Marlous started as a volunteer and likes to work with people.
She studied at the art academy and has experience working with our target group. This is noticeable in her creative and positive effort.​

Vanessa Hidalgo

FLEXWORKER

Vanessa, started as a volunteer and works here as a flexworker now. Because of her creative and original look, she is a good addition to the team.

Tejo Philips

Emmy Braam

VOLUNTEER, WEEKLY

Emmy has worked for 20 years as a secretary in the JKZ. In addition to her volunteer work at theater Briza and the Schildershoek, Emmy will support us one morning a week.

Khadija Chatrioui

VOLUNTEER, WEEKLY

As a visitor to our studio, Khadija was so enthusiastic about the pleasant atmosphere and the beautiful art that she spontaneously offered her voluntary commitment. She likes to help people but also likes to take care of a tidy clean studio.

Erik Buisman​

VOLUNTEER, WEEKLY

Erik has worked as a home supervisor for years with his SPW education. Erik got told about De Kunstvlieg and was immediately interested. Erik is very talented and likes to work together with our participating artists.

Carla van Pelt

VOLUNTEER, WEEKLY

We found Carla at the website of PEP and the website for volunteers, we are very happy with her presence. She loves to work together with our artists in the Atelier and enjoys being creative.

Sharda Bansie

VOLUNTEER, WEEKLY

​Sharda is a volunteer and likes to work with people. She worked for 15 years with pleasure at pension fund Horeca & Catering ..
She likes knitting, crocheting and drawing. she also comes to the studio with great pleasure.​

Vincent Both

Elisabeth Horwitz

VOLUNTEER, WEEKLY

When Elisabeth visited the gallery for an exposition in 2018, she was so amased with the atmosphere, the art and the people that she offered her voluntary commitment.

VOLUNTEER, WEEKLY

Vincent studied at the Royal Academy of Art at The Hague. When he's at de Kunstvlieg the thing he loves most is drawing and painting with our artists. He thinks Atelier de Kunstvlieg is a very educational place and very inspiring. We can't think of de Kunstvlieg without or Vincent anymore!

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Ceezje van de Straat

Nina Louise Kwestero

ALLEY CAT

Ceezje visits every now and then, gives and receives many hugs. Ceezje is regularly admired in the window.​

ADOPTION CHILD​/ SERVICE DOG

Since the 27th of june Nina lives with Marlous. Marlous takes Nina with her to the gallery. Nina loves to get attention from our artists and she enjoys being stroked on her belly.

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