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Wildflower Watercolor Workshop

Artist-instructor:  Mira O’Brien

Format: In-person at our Berlin-Kreuzberg studio.
Wrangelstrasse 31a

Summer 2022
– 4x Thursdays
– 6:00-8:00pm

Cost: 140 €
(includes 19%VAT)


What to Expect:

Learn watercolor technique while discovering the delicate wildflowers that inhabit our urban environment during the spring. Through layering subtle watercolor washes and close observation we will create botanical watercolor paintings from live specimens. This intimate process reveals details and qualities in plants that we often consider weeds.

Botanical illustration started out of a necessity to document medicinal plants and their uses. We will look to this long history to learn about fascinating hidden powers possessed by our plant specimens, both as ascribed by folklore and current medicinal practice. Many wildflowers that can be found in an urban environment are considered weeds, however deepening our knowledge can alter our perception of them.

Topics covered:

  • Mixing colors for organic subjects with watercolors.
  • Watercolor layering techniques.
  • Watercolor effects specific to your subject, individual consultation.
  • Selected topics from the history of botanical illustration.
  • Feedback on your finished work.


This workshop is open to mixed levels. The class size is small making it possible to give individual feedback. Complete beginners will have the option to select a more simple specimen, such as an individual leaf or flower. Advanced students can take on a greater challenge by observing a more complex specimen. Nature and art enthusiasts alike are welcome!