The magnificent setting conducive to a physical and mental retirement make it a privileged place for artistic production.The relationship with nature and the cultural richness of the Kloster (activities and heritage) are all elements that enrich the participants. The meetings, collaborations and projects carried out are of an indisputable richness. They are real oxygen bubbles, breaking with everyday life, which help to improve the spirit and practice of the participants.
It was important for me to write this letter by attesting to the quality of the place and the dynamics, different and complementary, carried by Knut Willich and Jan-Christoph Tonigs. Among all the centers dedicated to printmaking that I have been able to attend (from China to Canada) as an artist / teacher, the Kloster Bentagle is one of the best centers that I have had the opportunity to attend.