Mira O’Brien

Founding Director
Botanical Drawing Workshop

G Caruso

Studio Manager

Sketchbook Practice Workshop, Figure Drawing Workshop, and more…

G Caruso is a traditional italian artist focused on studying and transmitting the knowledge and methods of old classical masters. After years of intense foundation work in the studio of Antonio Marroni, Italian artist preserving the tradition of the “Bottega d’Arte” with all its techniques, G graduated at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera di Milano, with a curriculum focused on figure, pedagogy and symbolism in art.
G Caruso taught at the Laboratorio Artistico of Milan for ten years before moving to Berlin and starting the collaboration with Berlin Drawing Room.
G’s personal art and teaching are deeply intertwined through the concepts of constant practice, study of classics and a disciplined approach to projects, always with the goal of discovering new things to then bring to the students.



Klara Hobza

Daily Drawing Meeting, Drawing Water Workshop

Klara Hobza is a Berlin-based artist who likes to pursue self-imposed, large-scale endeavors. For the next 25 years, she will be scuba diving through Europe, entering the Rhine River at the mouth of the North Sea until she hits the Main River in Mainz, Germany, through to the Main-Danube-Canal, diving through the Danube River all the way to the Black Sea. Hobza uses her many challenges and encounters along the way as raw material for images and narratives articulated as videos, photos, drawings, sculptures, texts and lectures.

Hobza received an MFA from Columbia University in 2005. Since then, she has been exhibiting internationally and has been awarded several prizes and fellowships including: Ars viva/BDI (Germany), Stiftung Kunstfonds (Germany), DIVA (Denmark), NYFA (NY) and SculptureCenter Prize (NY), amongst others. Hobza´s work has been reviewed by numerous print, online and TV media, including the New York Times, Artforum, art – Das Kunstmagazin, frieze magazine, Monopol, Architectural Digest, Modern Painters, Scientific American and Popular Mechanics. The artist is represented by Soy Capitán, Berlin, WaldburgerWouters, Brussels and Galerie fuer Landschaftskunst, Hamburg.




Matthias Wilkens

Botanical Expert, Prinzessinnengarten

Botanical Drawing Workshop

Matthias is a botanical expert and head gardener at the Prinzessinnengarten.

Staudengärtnerei am Moritzplatz

Olaf Kuhnemann

Intro Painting Workshop

Olaf Kuhnemann is an Israeli German painter based in Berlin and Tel-Aviv. He Studied with Artist Zvi Lachman in Israel and is a graduate of the New York Studio School and of Parsons School of Design, (MFA) NY USA. Kuhnemann uses the themes of autobiography, free association and imagination to explore the language of painting and its endless possibilities. Kuhnemann employs paper as a central medium, using oil, graphite and colored pencils, combining abstraction, figurative drawing and painting from observation with free association.

Kuhnemann has exhibited in galleries and museums in Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, Berlin, Oldenburg, Bielefeld, London, Bregenz , Budapest , NY. He is the recipient of the Tel-Aviv Museum Isracard prize 2008 and was included in the Jurors pick for the Book 100 Painters of Tomorrow 2014. He was artist in residence at the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. He taught painting and drawing at the Midrasha School of Art and at Avni Institute in Israel 2003-2009 and has given artist talks and lectures at Bezalel Academy of art Israel, and at UDK, class of Leiko Ikumera in Berlin.


Ian Jehle

The Art and Science of Color

Ian Jehle is a Canadian artist and teacher based in Berlin and Washington DC. He is currently on the faculty at American University in Washington DC and previously was head of engineering at the construction firm P&J Arcomet. Jehle studied computer science, mathematics, philosophy and visual arts at American University, Kansas City Art Institute, Brandeis University and Columbia University.

Jehle’s work focuses on the intersection of math, engineering and visual arts. His large scale math-based installation projects are often participatory in nature, using games, puzzles and live events where participants are invited to create works of art by following a simple set of mathematical rules. Jehle considers his teaching an important part of his art-making process and often includes groups of students in the design and implementation of his project based works.


Kristin Hensel

Colors from Nature

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 on Tempelhofer Feld in Berlin.



Alisa Margolis

Painting Exploded

Alisa Margolis is an American painter whose work explores the intersection of the Baroque and a contemporary intuitive practice of picture making. Margolis was born in the Ukraine former USSR and was raised in New York City. She received her BA from Columbia University in New York (1997) with a Double Major in Visual Art and Art History and in 2003 she completed a postgraduate fellowship program at de Ateliers artists’ institute in Amsterdam/Netherlands. Her work has been shown internationally in solo and group exhibitions, such as the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Prague biennial, Renaissance Society, Chicago and the Triumph of Painting at the Saatchi Gallery, London. She has been the recipient of numerous grants, among others, the Villa Romana fellowship, Florence, Italy in 2015, Akademie Schloss Solitude Residency Fellowship, Stuttgart in 2009/2010, the Delfina Studio Trust Artist Residency in 2005/2006, and the de Ateliers fellowship grant in 2001. In 2016, she was awarded a Visiting Professorship at The Academy of Fine Arts at the University of the Arts Helsinki. In Berlin, Margolis is represented by Galerie Judin.

Anita Kroo

Creative Drawing

Anita Kroo is a Hungarian visual artist currently based in Berlin. She received her first MFA in Painting at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts (2011). In 2015 she was awarded the Merit Scholarship of Pratt Institute, which enabled her to complete her second MFA in New York City (2017). She has received numerous grants, among others, the Hungary Initiatives Foundation Study Scholarship, The Artist Grant of The Hungarian Academy in Rome, The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Artist Award, the Pratt Circle Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, and The Nerken Scholarship Award of the UJA-Federation of New York. Bordering on abstraction and figuration, her artwork consists of drawings, paintings, and intaglio prints. She has participated in various exhibitions in Budapest, Rome, New York City, and Berlin.

Instagram Artist Page

Keegan Luttrell

Photo Transfer: Image and Memory

Keegan Luttrell is a multi-media artist originally from the United States, living and working in Berlin. She completed her MFA in sculpture at Mills College in Oakland, California in 2013 and graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008 with a BFA in Art History, Theory and Criticism and a concentration in Photography. She has shown works in San Francisco, Oakland, Brooklyn, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Aix-en-Provence, France, Geneva, Switzerland, Berlin, Germany and Athens and Santorini, Greece. Previously she taught art at an international boarding school in the Swiss Alps.

– Impressions from Photo Transfer Workshop on Berlin Drawing Room Blog


Loren Britton

Paper-Making Workshop

Loren Britton is an artist and curator based in-between Berlin, DE and New York, USA. Britton’s work explores the transformation of form via linguistic devices. Britton works on histories of trans*gender bodies and experiences and they wonder how can we hold one another accountable and tenderly across time. Britton has exhibited their work in solo and group exhibitions in numerous arts institutions, galleries and artist run projects in Germany, Italy and in the United States. Britton is one of the head curators of the Queering Space Collective that curates exhibitions and projects around questions of where queerness meets form. Britton holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting & Bachelor of Arts in Art History from State University of New York at Purchase College, USA and an MFA in Painting & Printmaking from the Yale School of Art at Yale University, USA.