Wunderkammer Drawing
Jan
11
to Mar 1

Wunderkammer Drawing

with Mira O'Brien (BDR Founding Director) in collaboration with the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (Natural History Museum)

Location: Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Invalidenstr. 43 · 10115 Berlin

January 11 - March 1, 2019
Fridays 10:30am-1:30pm
Drawing: January 11, 18, 25, February 1
Watercolor: February 8, 15, 22, March 1

Cost: 124€ per 4 week module. 224€ for both modules.
(includes museum admission)

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Paper-Making Workshop
Oct
4
to Oct 7

Paper-Making Workshop

with Loren Britton

Get your hands wet in paper pulp while exploring the process of papermaking!

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.

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Drawing Water Workshop
Aug
2
to Aug 5

Drawing Water Workshop

with Klara Hobza, artist, drawing instructor and expert scuba diver

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

 

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Colors from Nature: SOLD OUT
Jul
7
12:00 PM12:00

Colors from Nature: SOLD OUT

Where does the myriad of colors that create our daily palette come from? Plants have been used as natural dyes and pigments. Even plants that can be found in our everyday environment, such as red onion and the common weed Goldenrod, have the hidden potential to create color.

Learn to create and use paints made from plants with Kristin Hensel, who 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 following recipes that Kristin has rediscovered following historical recipes and experimentation.

Kristin aims “to sensitize people to colors in order to appreciate their origin from nature and thus protect our environment.”

Saturday, July 7, 12-4pm

50 Euro (materials included*)

*Participants are encouraged to bring their own watercolor brushes and paper if they already have them.

Kristin Hensel received her Diplom in design at the College of Art & Design Burg Giebichenstein Halle/ Saale. She is a lecturer in Fashion & Textile Design and a certified City Nature Guide in Berlin. She is a co-initiator of the Färberpflanzenbeetes (Dyeing Plants Garden)  in the community garden Allmende-Kontor in Berlin.

Offered as part of our Guest Artist Workshop series. 

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Botanical Drawing SOLD OUT
Jun
13
to Jul 4

Botanical Drawing SOLD OUT

The Botanical Drawing Workshop starting in June is already sold out. Please see our next scheduled Botanical Drawing Workshop starting July 25 using the link below.

with Mira O'Brien (BDR Founding Director) and Matthias Wilkens (Botanist from Prinzessinnengarten)

June 13 - July 4, 2018

4 x on Wednesday in the studio from 6 - 9 pm
3 x at the Prinzessinnengarten from 12 - 3 pm 

 

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Sketching with Giulia: Module #2
Feb
14
to Mar 7

Sketching with Giulia: Module #2

Module #2: February `14 - March 7, 2018
Wednesdays 10-12:00 am (x4)
Cost: 85 Euro per module
Materials: Some materials that can be shared will be provided and other materials for individual use such as paper or brushes will be available to purchase for a low price. Most items not exceeding 2-3 Euro. 

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Sketching with Giulia: Module #1
Jan
17
to Feb 7

Sketching with Giulia: Module #1

Module #1: January `17 - February 7, 2018
Wednesdays 10-12:00 am (x4)
Module #2: February `14 - March 7, 2018
Wednesdays 10-12:00 am (x4)
Cost: 85 Euro per module, 160 Euro for both modules.
Materials: Some materials that can be shared will be provided and other materials for individual use such as paper or brushes will be available to purchase for a low price. Most items not exceeding 2-3 Euro. 

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Photo Transfer: Image and Memory
Jan
9
to Jan 30

Photo Transfer: Image and Memory

ith Keegan Luttrell

In this workshop we will explore the materials and various methods used to make successful image transfers. Image transfers have a beautiful, ethereal quality and can be used in a multitude of art applications.

  • Course Schedule: January 9-30, 2018
    • 4 x on Tuesday from 6-9 pm
    • 1 x Field-Trip visiting galleries. January 27, 12-2pm.
  • Location: Berlin Drawing Room
  • Cost: 140 Euros 
  • Sign up: contact@berlindrawingroom.com
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Watercolor Accordion Book Workshop
Oct
5
to Oct 12

Watercolor Accordion Book Workshop

Make your own sketch book and learn watercolor techniques, led by artist Giulia Caruso. Giulia will guide the class with step by step demonstrations of each new technique!

Schedule: October 5-12, 2017Schedule: October 5-12, 2017
Thursday, Oct 5 (6-9pm): Make a Japanese style accordion book and introduction to the materials to be used during the workshop.
Saturday, Oct 7 (12-3pm): Paint on location, focusing on figurative sculptures that make up monuments and landscapes
Thursday, Oct 12 (6-9pm): Life drawing with nude model and step by step instruction.

Cost: 90 Euro, including book making materials.
Sign Up: contact@berlindrawingroom.com

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Photo Transfer Salon
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

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, Keegen 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 of with a complementary glass of Prosecco to get the creative juices flowing! 

Date: Thursday, August 10, 7-10pm

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

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Watercolor Workshop: the Berlin Landscape
Jun
7
to Jun 28

Watercolor Workshop: the Berlin Landscape

with instructor/ artist Witte Wartena

Learn the subtle medium of watercolor while looking to the urban-landscape of Berlin as a subject. Watercolor techniques, as well as basic color theory are covered in this workshop.

  • June 7 - 28, 2017
    • 4 x on Wednesday in the studio from 6-9 pm (June 7, 14, 21, 28)
    • 3 x on Saturday in the field from 12-3 pm (June 10, 17, 24)
  • Cost: 150 Euros 
  • Sign up: contact@berlindrawingroom.com
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Portrait Drawing Intensive #2
Feb
25
11:00 AM11:00

Portrait Drawing Intensive #2

with master portrait artist Dave Hedderman

Immerse yourself in an intensive exploration of portraiture, one of the most challenging and rewarding drawing subjects. 

This workshop will take place as two modules. It is possible to sign up for just one or both. Module #1 will draw from a male model. Module #2 will draw from a female model. 

Schedule:
Module #1: January 21, 11am-4pm (includes break)
Module #2: February 25, 11am-4pm (includes break)
Location: 3/4 Studio, 155 Reichenberger Strasse, 10999 Berlin
Cost: 50 euro per module or 80 euro for both
Sign up: contact@berlindrawingroom.com

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Portrait Drawing Intensive #1
Jan
21
11:00 AM11:00

Portrait Drawing Intensive #1

with master portrait artist Dave Hedderman

Immerse yourself in an intensive exploration of portraiture, one of the most challenging and rewarding drawing subjects. 

This workshop will take place as two modules. It is possible to sign up for just one or both. Module #1 will draw from a male model. Module #2 will draw from a female model. 

Schedule:
Module #1: January 21, 11am-4pm (includes break) FULL
Module #2: February 25, 11am-4pm (includes break)
Location: 3/4 Studio, 155 Reichenberger Strasse, 10999 Berlin
Cost: 50 euro per module or 80 euro for both
Sign up: contact@berlindrawingroom.com

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Painting Workshop
Sep
27
to Nov 1

Painting Workshop

An introduction to the expressive and versatile medium of painting. Starting with basic color theory, sharpen your understanding of how colors interact. Learn step by step how to making a painting, exploring techniques for layering and using brushstrokes to create form and space.  

Schedule:
- 6x Tuesday 6-9pm
- 1x Field trip: Saturday, October 22 12-2pm

Cost: 150 Euros (includes paint)

Sign up: This workshop is currently full! 

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Cyanotype Workshop: Drawing in Four Dimensions
Sep
10
to Sep 11

Cyanotype Workshop: Drawing in Four Dimensions

Dive into the process of Cyanotype in this intensive weekend workshop! Cyanotype is a photographic technique that exposes images in sunlight. Creating an image requires no negatives but rather invites a direct approach that combines elements of drawing, painting and sculpture with the final element of time.

Learn to paint with light and iron with artist Hiroshi McDonald Mori. This workshop is the first in a series of Guest Artists Workshops where artists are invited to teach techniques specific to their own practice. 

During this 2 day workshop, you can expect to learn:
- Chemistry involved in Cyanotype technique
- Results of using different types of paper and other surfaces for printing
- How to make test prints to set exposure time in varying weather conditions
- Tips for creating a sharper image, or a blurred "in-motion" image
- Experimental techniques for drawing and painting with Cyanotype
- Using tea to create varied tones
- Introduction to the history of Cyanotype and examples of artists, both historical and contemporary

Schedule: 11:00 - 15:00, September 10-11 (Saturday & Sunday)
Location: Hiroshi's studio near Moritzplatz, exact address given upon registration
Cost: 80 Euro (2 days, includes all chemistry, paper for test prints)

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Botanical Drawing Exhibition
Sep
3
to Sep 4

Botanical Drawing Exhibition

Please join us for 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. 


The workshop is inspired by the Naturalists of the 19th century, who were simultaneously artists, explorers and scientists. Through the process of drawing from life, we are seeking to discover what kind of understanding and knowledge can be gained through direct observation. Does it have a different content or quality than knowledge acquired through more passive or indirect channels? Does the process of close observation, even when directed at mundane subject matter such as the weeds of Kreuzberg, yield something unexpected? 


Botanical Drawing Exhibition: September 3-4
Opening Reception with the artists: September 3, 2-5 pm
Open for viewing Sunday: 12-5 pm

Location: Prinzessinnengarten (Tiny Haus near the woodworking area)
Prinzenstr. 35 – 38 /  Prinzessinnenstr. 15 (U8 Moritzplatz), 10969 Berlin

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Botanical Drawing Workshop
Aug
10
to Aug 31

Botanical Drawing Workshop

Learn techniques for botanical illustration in this workshop held in collaboration with the Prinzessinnengarten.  

Schedule:
4 x Wednesdays 6-9 pm at the Berlin Drawing Room
- August 10, 17, 24, 31
3 x Saturdays 12-3 pm at the Prinzessinnengarten
- August 13, 20, 27

Cost: 140 Euro

This workshop is currently FULL. To find out about future workshops, sign up for our mailing list. 

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Summer Art Program at Refugee Center
Jul
26
to Aug 30

Summer Art Program at Refugee Center

We are very pleased to announce the Summer Art Program we have organized with a local refugee center in Kreuzberg. The Berlin Drawing Room is offering free weekly art classes to the children living at this shelter during the summer school vacation. Classes are taught by a small group of volunteers, including Berlin Drawing Room instructors and students. Our aim is to bring creative, fun, high-quality classes to this special group of children. 

We are proud to have reached a point that we can give something back to the community!

Thank you to everyone that has donated art supplies, their time and their energy to this project!

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Watercolor Workshop
Jul
6
to Jul 27

Watercolor Workshop

Learn the subtle medium of watercolor while looking to the landscape of Berlin as a subject. Watercolor techniques, as well as basic color theory, are covered in this workshop.

Schedule:
- 4 x Wednesday from 6-9 pm
- 3 x Saturday in the field from 12-3 pm (July 9, 16, 23)
Cost: 140 Euros

Full.
Sign up: contact@berlindrawingroom.com

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