Current Artist-Instructors:

Mira O’Brien

Artist and Founder of Berlin Drawing Room

Botanical Watercolor Workshop

Alma Sinai

Studio Manager at Berlin Drawing Room 

Mixed Media WorkshopDrawing From ObservationLinocut,& Monoprint 

Alma Sinai is an interdisciplinary artist and educator, born (1989) and raised in Iran. She holds an associate degree in Cinema from the University of Art in Tehran. In 2010 she moved to the USA and pursued a BFA degree at RISD followed by an MFA at Parsons. 


Sinai primarily works in printmaking, drawing, video and installation and she usually focuses on binaries such as absence & presence, indoor & outdoor, visible & invisible, and the space in between. Alongside that, repetition is one of the common aspects throughout her projects. In the process of recurrence in the print-motifs, patterns and looped video narratives with no exit points, meanings get lost, added and distorted.


She has had solo and group exhibitions internationally in venues such as Dastan Gallery, 009821 Projects, International print center New York (IPCNY), Slaturhusid Culture Center, Site:Brooklyn, University of Edinburgh and Pratt institute. Sinai has also attended residency fellowship programs including Vermont Studio Center, LungA School in Iceland. Sinai attended GlogauAIR residency program in 2021 and has been based in Berlin since then.


Karina Rovira 

Cyanotype Workshop

Karina is a visual artist and analog photographer born in Florida to Puerto Rican parents. She holds a BFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design and is currently based in Berlin. Karina works primarily with 35mm, 4×5 film and often carries a camcorder. She wants to learn and explore the nature of human connection and communication in her work. Under everything, there are floating meanings and figments of feeling that crave to be understood. Karina teases out these fragile lines of thought and catches them in the light, always with a sensibility of quiet noticing. 

Tora Aghabayova 

Drawing From ObservationIntro Painting Workshop    

Tora Aghabayova is an Azerbaijani multidisciplinary artist based in Berlin. Formally trained as a painter with a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Azerbaijani State Art Academy. She also has over 13 years of teaching experience having taught at Azerbaijani State Art Academy, and Expat Learning Centre in, Shanghai, China.  

Tora has experimented with performance and video art at the onset of her career. Her performance piece in a format of a video installation entitle ‘Mood’ was on display at the first Azerbaijani pavilion exhibition at the Venice Biennial in 2007. In her most recent series of paintings entitles “Nonexistent Myths” Tora revisits and reinvents scenes from biblical mythology. While incorporating elements of surrealism and dark humour, Tora is subtly mocking the piousness and religiosity of the Rennissance epoch art.


Oded Arad is an Israeli artist, living and working from Berlin. He is an MFA graduate of Hito Steyerl’s class at the Berlin University of the Arts (UDK). The media he uses vary from painting, drawings, an experimental film that he writes, produces and directs. His works are mainly concerned with the themes of memory, the grotesque and humor, and have been exhibited in Germany, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Israel. Oded is currently working on graphic novel. 

During his workshops he wants to discover together with his students their specific way of expressing themselves, or the way they see the world.


Matthias Wilkens

Botanical Expert, Prinzessinnengarten

Botanical Drawing Workshop

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

Staudengärtnerei am Moritzplatz

Julia Herfurth

Linocut Printmaking Workshop

Julia Herfurth is a freelance artist and project coordinator from Berlin. She works in the medium of traditional printing techniques, drawing, photography and site-specific installations. She is also specialized in praticipatory art. 

Julia received her diploma in Fine Arts from Bauhaus University Weimer and completed the MA Art in Context at the Berlin University of the Arts. Since 2006 she has been involved in national and international exhibitions and art festivals in i.e. Berlin, Hamburg, Leipzig, Vienna, Istanbul and Melbourne. As project coordinator/artistic associate she has been involved in interdisciplinary art projects in Berlin and Brandenburg. 

In 2020 she realized the permanent exhibition “School in the woods” – 1928 to present day at the temporary visitor center at UNESCO World Heritage Bauhaus Denkmal Bundesschule Bernau as artisitic co-director. Recently she gave a workshop at Berlin University of the Arts on the topic of participatory art and loved to introduce traditional printmaking techniques to others.


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.

Adèle Salaün Meuriot

Adele was born in Paris and graduated from the national superior school of Fine Arts in Lyon. Her artistic practice is based on the representation of light in painting, with a particular attraction for the work of chiaroscuro, and the reprsentation of intimate scenes. She studied the work of light in Persian pictorial works in Iran during her fifth year of study. Her work is nourished by cinematographic references and depicts people around her. She moved to Berlin in September 2022 after two years of workshops with groups of students and several exhibitions in Paris and Lyon. 

Her workshops are built around different themes such a self-portraiture, light and shadow, the representation of movement (water, fire, body gestures), how to animate a gaze, how to stage a subject in a composition. All this involves a conversation with the students to bring them to their own imagination and subjectivity. Her workshops involve both technical drawing and painting combined with personal artistic development. Through the study of ink, acrylic, oil or drawing, she gives advice on how to appropriate each practice with our own style.



Artist-Instructors from past workshops:

Anita Kroo

Creative DrawingMixed Media Drawing 

Anita Kroo is a Hungarian visual artist currently based in Budapest. 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. In 2019, Kroo was awarded an artist grant by the salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts. She is currently a doctoral student at the Professional Doctorate in Fine Art program at University of East London. Recently, she has exhibited her artwork at UEL in the annual professional doctorate fine art group exhibition this June of 2021. 

Instagram Artist Page

G Caruso


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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.


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.