Drawing Water Workshop
with Klara Hobza, artist, drawing instructor and expert scuba diver.
Immerse yourself in deep observation and self-expression through the process of drawing water in motion. Explore how observational drawing can lead to abstract imagery by focusing on the unique qualities of water such as movement, rhythm and texture.
We will use the techniques of layered line drawing with liquid ink brush and charcoal. Out in the field we will practice both quick motion studies and multi layered long studies.
Day 1: After an introduction to water images spanning from Japanese masters to contemporary artists, we will exercise basic drawing techniques that help us depict water in movement and water as a reflecting surface.
Day 2-3: We will practice these skills out in the field at several exciting spots near the water.
The observational and immersive techniques acquired will prove valuable in the process of understanding the craft of making images.
August 2 – 5, 2018
Thursday, August 2nd in the studio, 6 – 9 pm
Saturday, August 4th at the river Spree, 2 – 5 pm
Sunday, August 5th at the river Spree and at Karpfenteich, 2 – 5 pm
Cost: 80€ + 12€ Materials Fee*= 92€
*Materials Fee includes: A4 Drawing Paper Block, Portfolio Folder, Waterbrush, Chinese Ink, Willow Charcoal
Draw the figure from the inside out! Learn the basics of anatomy, body structure and muscle dynamics that make up a traditional figure drawing foundation. By developing our technique, we open the possibility to capture on paper the specific gestures and emotions expressed by the model. Figure drawing has always been the primary focus of artist Giulia Caruso and she is ready to share her trade secrets.
Working from a live model, as well as from historical examples and live demonstrations, we will cover a range of traditional mediums including: graphite sticks, white and red chalks on toned paper and inks. We will focus on gesture drawing, negative space and relative proportions to achieve an expressive result. We will learn simple ground rules to manage foreshortening, avoid graphic symbolizations and other common issues.
During a Saturday field trip to the Altes Museum we will see how the portrayal of the human body has developed in classic times and make drawings on site from the classical statues.
June 19 - July 17, 2018
5 x on Tuesday in the studio from 6-9 pm
1 x Field-Trip (Saturday, July 7, 12-2pm)
Cost: 150 Euros (includes some supplies)
with Patrick J. Reed
Introduces basic drawing techniques with a focus on drawing from observation. Class exercises explore technique, medium and strategies in visual thinking. A perfect introduction for beginners, with new skills to be learned for the more experienced. You will see your skills improve, no matter what level you are starting at!
Each class is structured around a formal topic: contour lines, tonality, negative space, portraits, etc... with examples from art-history and contemporary art. Technique is built through guided exercises, followed by time for experimentation and longer drawings. We draw from a live model and from still-life creations.
The field-trip is an excursion to draw the ready-made still-lives of Berlin’s Natural History Museum, including dinosaur bones and exotic taxidermy.
May 8 - June 12, 2018 (SOLD OUT)
6 x Tuesdays from 6-9 pm
1 x Field-Trip to the Natural History Museum (Saturday, June 2, 12-2pm)
Cost: 150 Euros