Printable Holiday Cards Gift
Botanical | Featured | Painting | Watercolor

Printable Holiday Cards Gift

Print out these cards for your friends and family this Holiday Season! What a year! 2020 has been full of challenges and new discoveries. Thank you for joining us, if you are a new member of our community. THANK YOU for sticking with us, if you are one of our loyal repeat students. Our gift…

Botanical Watercolor Weed Diary
Botanical | Featured | Watercolor

Botanical Watercolor Weed Diary

For the first meeting of the Botanical Watercolor Workshop I would like each of you to collect a weed, or two, as your specimen. The more common and despised the weed, the better. Try to collect the entire plant, if possible. Also try to collect examples of every part of the plant that you can…

Livestreaming Workshops FAQ
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Livestreaming Workshops FAQ

Answers to some frequently asked questions from our international livestreaming participants regarding payment, participating, supplies, etc…

Drawing Workshop within Power Cage Exhibition
Botanical | Watercolor

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…

Behind the Scenes at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
Botanical | Drawing | Watercolor

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…

BDR in der Tagesspiegel
Botanical

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….

Collaboration with Natural History Museum
Botanical

Collaboration with Natural History Museum

I am excited to officially announce a new collaboration with the Natural History Museum of Berlin; something that has been in the ‘planning and development’ phase for over a year now. Read more about the new workshop Wunderkammer Drawing.

Josef Albers “Interaction of Color” taught at Berlin Drawing Room
Botanical | Mixed media | Painting

Josef Albers “Interaction of Color” taught at Berlin Drawing Room

“In order to use color effectively it is necessary to recognize that color deceives continually” – Joseph Albers “Albers’ approach to color theory still feels relevant today because he places the importance of practice before theory. In doing this, he created one of the best manuals for any visual artist hoping to better understand the role that…

Art supplies in Berlin
Botanical | Drawing | Mixed media | Painting | Watercolor

Art supplies in Berlin

I have been meaning to get around to this for a long time now! Students ask me all the time where to go to buy art supplies in Berlin. Here are some of my recommendations, all in one spot! If you don’t see your favorite shop listed here, leave your recommendations in the comments. Thanks!…

Botanical Drawing Exhibition: July 2-3
Botanical | Drawing | Watercolor

Botanical Drawing Exhibition: July 2-3

Please join us for a special exhibition of botanical illustrations created during the Botanical Drawing Workshop. The drawings and paintings on display were created through a process of close observation, both at the Prinzessinensgarten and the Berlin Drawing Room.  The workshop is inspired by the Naturalists of the 19th century, who were simultaneously artists, explorers…