Offering workshops taught by artists since 2011.
Our focus is on drawing and painting, based in the belief that
everyone can learn how to draw!
There are a lot of ways to make a print. Some people are seduced by the glossy speed of pulling an ink-charged squeegee across a silkscreen. Others prefer tooling away at sheets of copper destined for an acid bath. I, for one, have always been a sucker for the linocut.
“In order to use color effectively it is necessary to recognize that color deceives continually" - Joseph Albers
“Albers’ approach to color theory still feels relevant today because he places the importance of practice before theory. In doing this, he created one of the best manuals for any visual artist hoping to better understand the role that color plays within their work.
Read full blog post by Katy Kirbach
Upon first encountering Alisa Margolis’ paintings online I was unsure whether I was looking at paint. The American artist's work ranges from technically rendered explosions and carefully constructed rubble to the Baroque meets deep space and the Athenians at a rock concert. - Read the full blog post by Hallie Frost
During the Wunderkammer Drawing Workshop we've been so lucky to meet some of the scientists that work at the Natural History Museum and not only hear about their research but gain access to the research collections and draw from their specimens.
It has been fascinating to learn how different disciplines within the natural sciences record and document their specimens. There are varying traditions according to the scientific branch, responding to the unique characteristics of their subject matter.
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Last summer artist, drawing instructor and expert scuba diver Klara Hobza led the Drawing Water Workshop. Equal parts drawing workshop and immersive experience, the meditative nature of this class led to some stunning work made by the participants. This summer we are offering a second edition of this workshop. So if these images look inspiring to you, you can join us!
View student work gallery HERE.
To hone her drawing practice, Klara Hobza visits the water. Wherever she is, everyday she tries to find the closest river, lake or ocean to draw its surface. Hobza’s Drawing Water Workshop with the Berlin Drawing Room arose out of her deep engagement with water as subject matter in combination with a long term drawing practice. FULL ARTICLE by Hallie Frost
Looking back on a special exhibition of botanical illustrations created during the Botanical Drawing Workshop. The drawings and paintings on display were created through a process of close observation, both at the Prinzessinensgarten and the Berlin Drawing Room. See documentation.
“Drawing and Wonder” read full article HERE.
“Pilze können die Wahrnehmung verändern – und genau darum geht es Mira O’Brien: Mit der Hilfe von Pilzen will die 36-Jährige lehren, die Welt um sich herum anders zu sehen. Der Plan ist jedoch nicht, sie zu essen und auf eine halluzinogene Wirkung zu warten, sondern sie zu zeichnen. „Denn je genauer wir uns ein Objekt anschauen, desto detaillierter nehmen wir es auch wahr“, sagt O’Brien.”
New to the blog: follow Giulia’s sketchbook through the museum, drawing folds and drapery.
“Drawing drapery is one of the things that most often makes my students moan and roll their eyes. It can be frustrating and discouraging how a simple piece of cloth can be so stubborn in its shadows and so hard to render with decent softness and volume. But drapery can be the perfect starting point to learn how to master chiaroscuro and find confidence in other subjects. If you can make a dress feel alive, then everything else will follow.”
Watch a video demonstration and see examples of Keegan Luttrell’s ethereal work, using the same techniques that will be taught in the workshop, on the BLOG.
Sign up for the upcoming mixed media workshop “Image Transfer Collage: Jan 22 - Feb 12” with Keegan, and find all details, here: REGISTRATION.
I am excited to officially announce a new collaboration with the Natural History Museum of Berlin; something that has been in the 'planning and development' phase for over a year now.
By Maya Chung on ART MAZE Mag
Britton is currently grappling with the hegemony of language and naming through the use of paper pulp. Called Second Date, their current exhibition at the Field Projects Gallery in New York showcases a number of colorful paper pulp creations, which Britton sees as a way of digesting political urgency….
Watch instructor Keegan Luttrell give a demonstration of one of the photo transfer techniques to be practiced in the upcoming workshop Photo Transfer: Image and Memory.
Kristin Hensel has been researching and teaching the history of natural dyes and pigments for many years in Berlin. Using a technique similar to watercolors, we will paint with these beautiful natural colors that Kristin has rediscovered following historical recipes and experimentation.
Learn to make paints from plants in the one day workshop “Colors from Nature” on July 7, 2018!
These accordion sketchbooks were made in the recent Watercolor Accordion Book Workshop with Giulia Caruso.
We are so proud of BDR instructor Keegan Luttrell for her solo exhibition at Berlin project space Display. Check out the documentation of her performance installation.
We had such an amazing time hosting this group of students from London while they were exploring Berlin and making art. We designed a unique workshop for the students to channel their experience of the city into mixed media artworks.
Impressions from our Summer Art Program for the children living at the Notunterkunft Wrangelstrasse; a place where refugees live temporarily in Berlin. We were happy to share a bit of fun and creativity with our neighbors. Read more and see images.
"I am fascinated with both traditional and contemporary painting techniques and feel that the combination of the two can create a powerful image." - Maureen Jeram
We are very excited to offer the Painting Workshop with internationally acclaimed painter Maureen Jeram. Maureen combines her training in Italian Renaissance painting with her studies under George Baselitz to give you an entirely fresh approach to traditional painting techniques.