Format: An in-person class at the Berlin Drawing Room Studio with Mira O’Brien

An Experiential Process

Paint botanical watercolors in a small group setting with a focus on individual feedback. Each studio class will have a specific theme centered on the specimens collected by Mira. Drawing and painting from observation, we will immerse ourselves in the experiential nature of this process.

Beautiful and Unexpected Specimens

For each class, Mira will create a beautiful presentation of natural specimens. You can choose your own specimen from the collection to draw from. The specimens will focus around a seasonal theme such as “medicinal weeds”, forest mushrooms, fall foliage, etc…

All experience levels are welcome.

Instead of the step-by-step paint along format of Mira’s Online Botanical Watercolor Workshops, these studio classes will focus on individual feedback. Mira will present examples from her own work, and historical botanical artists, to give technical direction to the class theme. Based on each participant’s experience level and interests, Mira will suggest specific approaches and provide one on one demonstrations.

These studio sessions are a great supplement to ongoing Online Botanical Watercolor Workshop Series as a well as a great introduction to Mira and the Berlin Drawing Room for anyone curious about joining for a longer course.

Supplies: All the basic supplies to get started are available at the studio. If you have your own set of watercolors, brushes and paper you are highly recommended to bring them. Bring a mask and a warm sweater – we will be keeping the window open.

Botanical Watercolor Studio Class Dates:

  • September 12, 11-13:00
  • November 14, 11-13:00
  • Check back for more dates… if individual classes sell out due to the small group size and there is more interest an additional time slot can be added. [email protected]

Covid-19 Update: This workshop will take place indoors with a maximum group size of 6 people. All current safety guidelines will be followed. Bring proof of vaccination, recovery or negative test.

Location: Berlin Drawing Room Studio. Wrangelstrasse 31a, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg.

Cost: 35€
(includes 19% VAT)

Join with a friend and receive a 20% discount! Just use the code malvaceae at checkout.