Travel Sketching Workshop
One-week Summer Intensive
with Giulia Caruso
The poetry of the Carnet de Voyage, created by artists during the Romantic Age, is still alive and fascinating. Have you always wanted to be able to keep a sketchbook while travelling? To preserve memories in a more personal way? With this in depth one week workshop you will learn all the tools and tricks of the trade to find your own style and create your personal travel sketchbook.
We will explore Berlin, utilizing its variety of urban landscapes and landmarks to learn a variety of sketching techniques. During every step of the process there will be live step by step demos and individual tutoring, to really focus finding your own sketching voice. Using watercolor and other water based media, we will analyze each subject in order to find ways of rendering space and light.
This workshop is perfect for someone visiting Berlin as well as those based in the city wanting to learn techniques to carry along with them on their next voyage.
July 1-5, 2019
5 x 10am-1pm, Monday - Friday
* including 19% VAT
Watercolor Workshop: the Berlin Landscape
June 7 - 28, 2017
with 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. Learn how to create the effects of cool shadows and warm sunlight by layering transparent colors, how to control the paint flow for fine detail as well as smooth backgrounds and how to use the brush for different types of texture. Some mixed-media techniques combining watercolor and drawing will also be introduced, according to instructor Witte Wartena's own unique style.
We will explore subject matter and composition with an expanded version of the picturesque. Illuminated signs, trash or graffiti may not detract from a view, but add to an experiential and atmospheric image. Advertising Slogans or texts on the wall show a unique context.
The Workshop will take place twice per week, first in the studio and then outdoors. The classes held in the studio will focus on technique, which can then be applied in the field. We will meet every Saturday in a new location and paint plein-air. See pictures below for some examples of past plein-air sites.
No experience required! This class is perfect for beginners as well as more advanced students who want to improve their skills or just discover interesting landscape locations with fellow painters.
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)