Art Craft Café | Art School

“Be inspired, get educated, be creative and shop local.  These are the amazing attributes of the Art Craft Cafe that you can experience everyday.”

Artcraftcafé Foundation is a non-profit organization formed to introduce creative and environmental connections that will contribute to the sustainable future of St. Maarten – St. Martin.

Artist Tess Verheij founded the ArtCraftCafe as a place to teach, inspire and highlight art. Tess opened her first Art Craft Café in London, England before moving to the Caribbean.

The space in Philipsburg consists of an art gallery, an art school and the wastefactory. The Art School focuses on the community and teaching art.

And Tess is a great teacher and supporter of the local economy. She deserves your support!

Art Craft Cafe - Art School Location - Front Street, Philipsburg - Painting for Kids and Adults - by Tess Verheij
Art Craft Café - Art School Experience - Painting, Art Lessons by Tess Verheij - Arts and Crafts for Adults and Kids - Activity

The school offers classes and sessions for locals and tourists including every age and skill level.

Sip and Paint has become a very popular evening event, as well as team building opportunities, date nights, birthday parties, school trips and private classes.

Local schools take part in projects that include upcycling materials to create functional creations such as bird houses and planters.

The art classes vary from simple crafts to complex artistic paintings on canvas.

There is something for everyone, get involved and be inspired.

Art Craft Café | Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, easy overview:

  • Unique We Are! SXM Special
    Join a Sip and Paint at special Rate.

  • Pricing from – to
    Pricing and times upon request

  • Working times
    Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Location on map & Address
    #3 Front Street, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

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by Rosanne Scali on Art Craft Café | Art School by Tess Verheij

Visited and spoke to Tess for our second stay on SXM. She inspired me greatly with her passion and energy during our last visit that I picked up painting again. Showed her some of my new creations and loved her reaction. We supported her great cause with the new Waste Factory by buying some pieces. Colorful art and beautiful people!

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