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Arno Stern online courses

Arno Stern and his team have worked intensively on a completely new form of Arno Stern training program. Namely: ONLINE and WITH SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION. Arno Stern has reworked the content of his courses and developed new presentations, which describe all the practical aspects of the Play Of Painting and the Closlieu, even better in this […]


During the restrictive Covid19 period I do not receive visitors in the painting place. Usually it happens actually every week; and I answer many questions that follow the initial impression. It is astonishing to stand between these enveloping walls; and the visitors remain silent – until someone asks the question: “Were several painters involved in […]

Words of a Servant

That we are concerned about the future is well founded. Can we accept the fact that the jungle is being cleared to grow fuel crops and that animal species are dying out? We ask ourselves: is it indifferent to some people? Or is this questioning against their economic interests, and their advantage drives away their […]


Formulation – proof against racism

Against all racist prejudices, an impressive text just written by Arno Stern : In 1950, my Thursday Academy was located in the attractive district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, and 150 children came there every week. It was a daily flood of images, a torrent of enthusiasm among those who let them emanate from them. I was the […]

No point in crying over the killing of bears, elephants, butterflies

“Don’t lament the fact that, in spite of what environmentalists say, certain animal breeds are still being exterminated. There is no point in crying over the killing of bears, elephants, butterflies… We must make it impossible to feel the urge to kill. The question must be asked: how is it possible that humans are indifferent […]


Thanks for supporting your locals

❤️ Thanks for all your support during these difficult times 🌈. We are starting our 5️⃣th year with the same low prices: from CHF 70/month for the Painting Play 🎨 and CHF 150 for Birthday parties 🎉. Few places still available! details on Tariffs and Hours. #closlieu #arnostern #supportyourlocals


Arno Stern Classes

At the beginning of my training courses in the practice of the profession of Servant of the Play of Painting, I say to my listeners: “I invite you to a journey to an unknown country that you will discover with amazement and enthusiasm!” I used to say that when I was welcoming students in the Closlieu. Now, […]


We are back

Update 7.6.2020: no longer restricted to 5 participants, meaning we can host birthday parties (see here details) and other events and team-events I hope you are well and with good energy levels these days. As announced by the Swiss Federal Council, the Coronavirus measures are gradually loosening up. Hence, I am resuming the activity at Painting Room […]


Arno Stern on the first traces of humans

A few weeks ago, Arno Stern invited you to take advantage of the current circumstances to have your children draw. He suggested to do what he himself has been doing for 70 years: offer them a ritual, a framework, a time and an attention on your part, elements suitable for this essential activity for them. […]