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Address: TH 2 Long Street Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Phone Number:
27786105104
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07:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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A working art studio where the resident artist engages with visitors ,...

A working art studio where the resident artist engages with visitors , provides demonstrations and gives advice to artists and collectors

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Great art studio!

Lovely art studio and gallery on Thesen Island. You can watch Jan create his paintings with his fingers. Interesting works, amazing portraits from people all over Africa, and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
midnight_in_belgium
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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80 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely art studio and gallery on Thesen Island. You can watch Jan create his paintings with his fingers. Interesting works, amazing portraits from people all over Africa, and gorgeous landscapes. Very friendly welcome :) Definitely worth a visit.

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Jandreart, Owner at Jandreart Studio, responded to this review

Many thanks for the visit and the review. Look forward to welcoming you back to the studio More 

Knysna, South Africa
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Love taking friends visiting Knysna to the studio...it has become a "must do". There is always some interesting work to view, and being able to interact with Jan and find out the storey behind each painting makes it all the more worthwhile.

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1 Thank omeara2017
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Ask somebody if they know an artist that paints with their hands and they will look at you and say...of course. Then ask if they paint with a brush or actually paint with their hands! Meet Jan Raats, an award winning artist paint with his hands...not with a brush. I have seen painters all over the world and I have... More 

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1 Thank awadsworth
Uetikon am See, Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The depicted faces of Jan's paintings tell more than a million words. Hardship, love for life, better and worse days, loss of family and social structure, but the dignity always remains in their faces. Jan is not only an artist, he also handles the details like feedback, details of payment and shipment in a prompt and courteous way. I will... More 

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1 Thank PeterStaempfli
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We were blown away, not only by the art, the artist but by the welcome we received on entering the gallery. Jan's talent is beyond words - award winning, outstandingly poignant paintings of homeless men and woman and the warmest of welcomes, wine and plenty of chat. Thank you for the memories we take home with us, the paintings and... More 

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1 Thank Sally Ann H
Jandreart, Owner at Jandreart Studio, responded to this review

Hi Sally Ann, It was wonderful to meet you and Phillip. Many thanks for spending time in the studio and look forward to seeing your paintings in their new home More 

2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful studio on Thesen Island - a broad selection of beautiful original finger painted art. Owner clearly has a passion for his art. Served us a good cup of coffee whilst we admired his art and scenery.

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1 Thank Costa N
Knysna, South Africa
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is an artist in love with his work! Jan’s unconventional methods and personal nature create unique pieces with a special texture and distinctness, nowhere else to be found. You will miss out if you don’t pop into this welcoming gallery with a personal touch.

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1 Thank Guest J
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This Art Gallery is owned and run by Jan and Terry Raats. Jan is an artist of unlimited talent and the gallery is lined with his beautiful, and carefully created paintings, all done with his fingers. He paints most days and its fascinating and a must to watch him in action. Jan and Terry are so welcoming to all their... More 

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1 Thank Heather W
Jandreart, Owner at Jandreart Studio, responded to this review

Thank you for the very kind review. It was wonderful to see you back here again and I hope your new painting travels safely More 

Knysna, South Africa
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Jans art studio is on Thesens Island in beautiful Knysna on the Garden Route - inspiration indeed for an artist, as you will see if you visit, with stunning views over the lagoon. I have been attending a series of movies on artists lives being screened in the working studio, an entertaining Tues evening with wine and snacks, and the... More 

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1 Thank hugojean2012
Sedgefield, South Africa
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Jan helped to create a very special and personal Christmas present for my parents. My idea was brought to live on the canvas!

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3 Thank kysslouw
Jandreart, Owner at Jandreart Studio, responded to this review

Hi Louw, Thank you for allowing me the creativity to move beyond our original discussion about the painting. Thrilled that you happy with it Best More 

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