Winter Botanical Watercolor

with Mira O’Brien (Berlin Drawing Room Founding Director) and Matthias Wilkens (Botanical Expert from Prinzessinnengarten)

Learn techniques for botanical illustration inspired by the tradition of Naturalists, who recorded their scientific discoveries through detailed painting and drawing. We will be making our own discoveries through a process of close observation guided by Matthias’ botanical expertise. Drawing and watercolor techniques specific to the subject matter, such as layering with watercolors in order to capture different textures and the effect of fine detail, will be introduced each week.

Topics will include:

  • Microscopy drawing accompanied by scientific explanation.

  • Cross-sections with layered watercolor.

  • Winter specimen possibilities to draw and paint from: succulents, forced apple blossoms, ferns, orchids, seed pods, etc…

Supply List

Cost: 190€*

*includes 19% VAT

January 14 – February 11, 2020

5x Tuesday 6-9pm, in BDR Studio

1x Saturday February 1, 12-2pm, Botanical Garden

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