Painting Workshops at the Berlin Drawing Room

Painting Workshops at the Berlin Drawing Room

Painting Workshop

with Patrick J. Reed

This workshop is an introduction to the expressive and versatile medium of painting. Starting with basic color theory, learn how to mix colors and achieve a unified color world. Through exercises designed to show the difference between hue and value, or the relationship between complimentary colors, we sharpen our understanding of how colors interact and how to mix paint.  Learn step by step how to approach making a painting, exploring techniques for layering and using brushstrokes to create form and space.  

While the focus is on painting from direct observation, such as from a still-life, there are still opportunities to explore individual style and personal expression. We will look to examples from both art history and contemporary art for technical and conceptual insights. A field trip to contemporary art galleries is a great opportunity to learn about Berlin's art scene and current trends in painting. 

Non-toxic acrylic paint will be supplied.

February 7 - March 14, 2017
6x on Wednesday in the studio from 6-9 pm
1 x Field trip on Saturday, March 3 from 12-2 pm 

Cost: 150 Euros (including paint)

This was the first course I took with Mira (me being an absolute beginner) and I loved each and every class. I learned so much about the world of colours from her! She had a very well chosen topic for each class, so that by the end of the workshop, we had covered a variety of different areas. I actually learned to paint things that I never would have dreamt of being able to master. Mira is a very approachable teacher, always friendly and with a big heart for her students! I enjoyed the class so much, that I also signed up for the Mixed Media Workshop.
— Sara Z. (Painting Workshop, 2014)
This is the third course I have taken with Mira as a teacher. And I am one of those also taking the mixed media classes. So it is quite obvious for me to recommend this course to anybody who wants to get closer to his creative side. I really enjoy Mira´s approach which is really dinamic and fluid, you won´t definitely get bored here. If you just feel like “trying”, or if you would like to develop your skills and views more, this is the right course for you.
— Simone Brizzi (Painting Workshop, 2014)
This was my second course with Mira (I also took the fall drawing workshop) and I’m now taking the mixed-media workshop. This workshop was so much fun and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves to paint regardless of skills. In this workshop you will learn among other things how to mix and experiment with different colours and styles of painting. The most fun for me was just letting go and painting with crazy colours and shapes, and I couldn’t believe how great it turned out! Mira is a great teacher who guides you throughout your painting with advice and great ideas. Since this workshop I honestly can’t stop painting every free minute I have!
— Kate P. (Painting Workshop, 2014)