Berlin Drawing Room offers workshops taught by artists since 2011.
Our focus is on drawing and painting, based in the belief that
everyone can learn how to draw!
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.
These accordion sketchbooks were made in the recent Watercolor Accordion Book Workshop with Giulia Caruso.
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.
I’ve always had an interest in this sort of cultural phenomena that is the apocalypse narrative – I find it fascinating. But the danger in being interested in that kind of narrative is that it can be very easily romanticized. It’s a horrible thing that can be made beautiful and is therefore not taken seriously. So as a remedy to that I shifted my focus to something that was more scientific, more tangible.
For our field trip we had a unique experience meeting with the curator and artists showing at DISPLAY in Schöneberg. The exhibition featured collaborative sculptural work by Marie Jeschke and Anja Langer. We spoke to curator Marie dePasquier about the development of the show Enrico - Autoaction in Rehearsals, later the artist joined our lively discussion about collaboration, chance and intuition when it comes to art making. It was a great experience to have all different perspectives and to learn more about the artist’s work.
I want to register the world I see around me. However I think it is not interesting to show the typical landmarks and beauty spots. They are well known and will be captured by many others (and probably better than I ever could). The unknown or unseen (overlooked) is more fascinating. Interview Link
Last Monday I visited Dave Hedderman, the current Portrait Drawing Intensive instructor with Berlin Drawing Room, in his studio and I rediscovered the breathtaking power of figurative works done right. I also had the rare chance of getting to know a very accomplished, yet modest, painter.