In the XIXth century painters like Monet, Pissaro, Sisley, Renoir, Degas, Manet or Maurice de Vlaminck, came to the Chatou island, attracted by the particular light of the place, today the island is called “Impressionists island”.
Les Ateliers du Présent are located in Chatou, near Paris, two step of RER-A metro station Chatou-Croissy , 17bis, avenue d’Aligre.
In 1996, Liane Collot d’Herbois with Janny Mager visited her editor in Chatou. There she gives two lectures, reserved to physicians, therapists, pedagoges and artists. Around 150 persons showed up to listen.
Some times later Chantal Bernard with Janny Mager and a group therapists began a research into the Collot therapy and patient cases.
In 2000 the first charcoal course started..
In 2002 on request of the participants, the first therapeutic training began .
Since that time there were four therapeutic trainings of 4-6 years each.
Since 2008 our training is accredited by the EA- European Academy- later transformed into iARTe-International Coordination of Anthroposophic Arts Therapies and Education- This institution, recognised by the medical section of the Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland, is responsable for the evaluation and the quality of anthroposophic art therapy trainings.
Liane Collot d’Herbois in conference