about studio DAS
Studio DAS is an initiative by Daan and Astrid. Two Dutch sisters who love to work with their hands and drink cappuccino’s ;-). We create a wide variety of artwork. From small drypoint etchings for nursery and kids’ room to large drawings for galleries and everything in between. Our base is the art of drawing. From there we explore different techniques and materials. We use collage, printmaking, different kinds of paints, pencils, crayons and inks and mix them all together. For a nice selection of original art for nursery and kids’ room please visit our specialized Etsy shop. Interested in any of the other artworks displayed or commissioned work? Please contact us directly.
Daan picked up her creative passion when her youngest son was one year old. Although she loved to draw and paint until her late teens, she hadn’t touched a pen or brush since. Daan became mainly self-taught and developed her art skills by attending art classes here and there. During that time she worked as a communication advisor for a governmental organization. She decided to quit her job in 2017 and dedicate her life to the arts and be home for her 6 and 9 year old boys. Daan joined Astrid and followed two years of art education in the field of printmaking at the Academy of Fine art in Arendonk Belgium.
Daan really enjoys working with Astrid for studio DAS. Besides printmaking she likes to explore the art of drawing and painting portraits.
Before dedicating her life to art & yoga, Astrid worked as a marketeer, copywriter and teacher at Fontys College for Communication. In 2008, when her daughters were 5 and 6 years old, she quit her job and started her art education in the field of drawing. Simultaneously she started to practice yoga. Two passions she still enjoys after 12 years of practice. Not only as a hobby, but recently also professionally.
In June 2016 Astrid graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Arendonk with the short animation ‘Moving into stillness’ . At this moment she continues her art education in the field of printmaking and enjoys working with Daan for studio DAS. Astrid practices Ashtanga yoga and teaches once a week at Radiant Light Yoga in Antwerp.