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Julia Mandle



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Julia Mandle is the founder of Art LAB Amsterdam and the main instructor. She spent 15 years in NYC working as a professional artist and has become well known in Amsterdam for her unique teaching programs, especially her school-wide exhibitions of "Klik” the digital black & white photography project at the elementary schools of Ijburg (Laterna Magica and Montessori Steigereiland). Reviewed in several articles, the exhibitions astonished many viewers by the ability of the children and professional quality of the presented artwork.

Julia Mandle has a Master's degree in Fine Art and a Bachelor's degree in Art History with special honors. She believes in making art accessible to all ages and abilities. She comes from a family of artists including two generations of painters. Like Julia, her grandmother also founded her own small-scale arts program in her home atelier. Julia's father was the director of the prestigious American arts academy, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).  

Each year Mandle encourages her students to enter into International Art Competitions. Each year one or more of her young students have won and placed in each competition, including at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam! 

Mandle's own artwork is conceptual, ranging widely in material and is exhibited internationally. For more information about her artwork, visit:

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