Image Transfer Collage

with Keegan Luttrell

Image transfers have a beautiful, ethereal quality and are extremely versatile in their application. Source images can be combinations of anything from photos, magazines and other collected materials to drawings or basically anything you can print from the internet. Explore the materials and methods used to make successful image transfers, combining collage, painting and drawing to create layered images. Learn several photo transfer techniques (including solvent, acrylic and transparency alcohol transfers) and how they work with different surface materials, such as paper, wood, canvas, etc. Seamlessly combine your source images into a painting or collage by knowing which image transfer technique is right for any composition.

As a class we will consider the process of image replication in relation to memory, through discussion and looking at the work of contemporary and historical artists. Participants will leave with the knowledge to continue experimenting with image transfers as well as a conceptual framework to explore artistic notions of memory. 

January 22 - February 12, 2019
4 x on Tuesday from 6-9 pm
1 x Field-Trip: Saturday Feb, 9, 12-2 pm (visiting galleries)
Cost: 166 Euros* (includes 19% VAT)
Materials: Materials specific to the photo-transfer techniques will be provided, as well as some general art supplies. Students will bring own source material and individual project material, to be discussed.

*Price will increase by 19% for payments received on and after January 1, 2019 to reflect the addition of VAT.

Paper-Making Workshop

with Loren Britton

Get your hands wet in paper pulp while exploring the process of papermaking! This workshop takes a fresh look at the everyday material of paper, using an approach that is tactile, colorful and playful. Take your paper scraps and transform them into a new ‘drawing’, ‘painting’ or hybrid sculpture.

Pulling from histories of collective making we will explore the materiality of paper together. Learning from artist, Loren Britton, who uses this process in their own work, we will process, pulp, practice, and produce pulp works that embed bits of our own and collective history into a new object.

October 4, 6, 7, 2018
Thursday, Oct 4: 6 - 9 pm
Saturday, Oct 7: 12 - 4pm
Sunday, Oct 8: 12 - 4pm

Cost: 105€
Community Price: Sign up with a friend and you each pay 85€ (20% discount!)
Materials included: Participants will be encouraged but not required to bring their own paper pulp materials for conceptual reasons.

Photo Transfer Salon

with Keegan Luttrell

Join us for an evening of art making in a laid back studio setting. Photo transfer is an accessible mixed media technique that can produce beautiful and layered results when combined with watercolor or acrylic paint. Using a non-toxic solvent, Keegan will guide the class step by step through the image transfer technique. Each student will have a unique image that can then be painted over to create a finished work. 

All materials are included, however you are welcome to bring your own xerox images. We will start off with a complementary glass of Prosecco to get the creative juices flowing! 

Upcoming Dates:
Please inquire. 
Also available for private groups.

Cost: 43 Euro (includes all materials and a glass of Prosecco)

It is a very interesting experience were you push yourself to create an art piece, even from everyday objects, reaching surprising results. Mira O’Brien is a very talented artist and instructor with a lot experience that will help you to think about other artistic points of view.
I’m already looking forward for the next workshop at Berlin Drawing Room.
— Miguel C. (Mixed Media Workshop, 2015)
I truly enjoyed every part of the workshop! The combination of simple assignments with presentations on historical backgrounds and contemporary art, and discussions through all classes, almost automatically lead to creating and understanding the process of developing more complex projects, and eventually our final project.
— Wiesje B. (Mixed Media Workshop, 2016)
My second workshop after painting, and I enjoyed both of them so much. Wonderful group of people, and I really like the balance in the class of instruction, looking at other paintings for inspiration, and working on our own projects. The assignments themselves are also thought provoking and meaningful, and it is always fascinating to see how different each work is, though we start with the same framework of the assignment. I’m really looking forward to continuing in the fall!
— Mayumi K. (Mixed Media, 2014)