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Wunderkammer Drawing: SOLD OUT
to Feb 1

Wunderkammer Drawing: SOLD OUT

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 SOLD OUT
Watercolor: February 8, 15, 22, March 1

Cost: 147€ per 4 week module. 266€ for both modules. (includes 19% VAT)
(includes museum admission)

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Colors from Nature: SOLD OUT
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
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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Botanical Drawing Exhibition
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
to Aug 31

Botanical Drawing Workshop

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

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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