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Sketchbook Practice Materials: Lockdown Edition

The principle of this workshop is to show methods and techniques to develop a practice without having access to “the outside world” which also means that we’re gonna make work what you already have at home. The materials list is divided in categories of things you can start look around for in your house. We will go through this during the first class too anyway…

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Sketchbook Creative Journey

We are excited to introduce a new workshop format the the Berlin Drawing Room. The new series Sketchbook Practice will take place over the course of an entire year, starting in January. This format enables participants to embark on a deep personal journey of not only learning to draw but developing a practice that they can choose to continue or always return to over the course of a life time.

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Power Cage Exhibition

Berlin Drawing Room instructor and founder Mira O’Brien will be exhibiting her artwork, as well as teaching two one-night workshops, within the exhibition Power Cage (22.11. – 07.12.19). Vernissage: November 22, 6-10pm.The interdisziplinary project “POWER CAGE – Experimentalraum Aquarium” will open with a concert by Tomoko Sauvage, who will present a sound work with underwater microphones. More information and complete event program, including other exciting…

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Drawing Workshop within Power Cage Exhibition

During this drawing workshop, we will embody the spirit of the naturalists as they sought to record their specimens. How might the process of drawing from observation have influenced the view point and ultimately the findings of these early scientists? We will explore the unique intimacy of this meditative process, while also venturing into more interpretative, creative territory as we seek to reimagine the lost…

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Behind the Scenes at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

During the Wunderkammer Drawing Workshop we’ve been so lucky to meet some of the scientists that work at the Natural History Museum and not only hear about their research but gain access to the research collections and draw from their specimens. It has been fascinating to learn how different disciplines within the natural sciences record and document their specimens. There are varying traditions according to…

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BDR in der Tagesspiegel

“Drawing and Wonder” read full article HERE. “Pilze können die Wahrnehmung verändern – und genau darum geht es Mira O’Brien: Mit der Hilfe von Pilzen will die 36-Jährige lehren, die Welt um sich herum anders zu sehen. Der Plan ist jedoch nicht, sie zu essen und auf eine halluzinogene Wirkung zu warten, sondern sie zu zeichnen. „Denn je genauer wir uns ein Objekt anschauen, desto detaillierter…

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