credentials

„A competent, appreciative and warm therapist with a deeper perpective on things.“

Dr. med. Astrid Matei
child and adolescent psychiatrist

„I had the pleasure to observe Mrs. Schoch’s work with traumatized children and experience her for several art therapy weeks in our clinic. I was consistently impressed by her admirably fine sense for the needs, fears and longings of each individual as well as her empathic and warm way of interacting with children and adolescents.“

Dr. med. Yvonne Grimmer
child and adolescent psychiatrist

„For a long time I strongly believed, I could not paint at all, I had a lack of talent. When I heard about another workshop on free painting, I pulled myself together and registered. Quite soon I realized, that painting consists of a huge amount of facets: Covering canvasses, being inspired by examples, photos or imagination, putting a concept on paper, mixing paint, painting the canvas for the first time, stepping back, painting over, taking a break, mixing new paint and painting over again. And I realized, that painting is not only talent, but also the ability to let go and just dare doing. Letting small brushstrokes become large, wide movements and just enjoying it. Thanks Kerstin for this experience!“

Anne-Sophie Waag
workshop participant

„In the beginning I was not sure, what to paint. But then I just started patinting and now I’m so enthusiastic about how my picture evolved. From the first until the last brushstroke I did not know, what the result will be. Kerstin gave me valueable tipps and still plenty of freedom. I had a lot of fun.“

Michaela Schramm
workshop participant

„Painting gave me much pleasure. I’m already looking forward to participate again and the great desire to try out more. Your sympathetic, sensitive and thereby so cheerful manner enabled me to join in the the workshop without the feeling of embarrassment I was worried about. The fact that painting made me feel so good has a lot to to with your person. Thank you for this!“

Dorothea Waag
workshop participant

„In the past I had the conception, that painting had to be representational. While the courses I found out, that Abstract Expressionism really is my thing. Kerstin gave me an understanding of Jackson Pollock, Cecil Brown and much more. I see pictures different than in the past and I am enthusiastic about it. Additionally, building the canvas frames, covering the canvas, mixing the primer and coating the canvas with it for the first time is something solemn. At my first workshop I arrived without an idea, what I wanted to paint. Kerstin gave me great support and consitently inspired me to experiment and supported my ideas. She allows space for the image to develop and is there, when I don’t know how to continue or need an honest opinion. The workshops resulted in brilliant and totally different pictures. I’m curious what kind of picture will arise from the next workshop.“

Sandra Grom
workshop participant