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Travel Sketching Supply List

Below you will find a list of the materials we will use during the workshop. Since we will be working on location, we suggest also to bring some snacks and drinks for the break, a folding chair/blanket to sit on the ground and a windbreaker/k-way jacket (Berlin weather is unpredictable). Sketchbook: watercolor paper, min 200gsm, A5/A4 size as preferred (suggested: hahnemühle watercolor sketchbook) Water resistant…

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Sketchbook Practice Watercolor

The upcoming module of the yearlong Sketchbook Practice Workshop with G Caruso will be focused on watercolor. Find details HERE. Watercolor is a medium beloved for its immediacy and versatility. Centuries before the modern romantic age revival as a carnet de voyage (travel sketching) medium, watercolor was employed by old masters in their sketches. We will explore how to use watercolor to make projects sketches, color…

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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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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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Drapery in Art History and in the Sketchbook

Flowing folds of fabric can be incredibly expressive, suggestive, or even uncanny, making drapery a crucial subject to master for artists throughout the centuries. The formal properties of drapery have been used to accentuate and guide compositions, even serving as emotional cues, within sculpture, drawing and painting. Being able to proper render drapery has also been a way for artists to put their technical mastery…

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Klara Hobza draws water

To hone her drawing practice, Klara Hobza visits the water. Wherever she is, everyday she tries to find the closest river, lake or ocean to draw its surface. “Water forces you not to cling to landmarks” she says, and I recall some introductory art class professor referring to drawing as “mapping”. Not here.  Hobza’s Drawing Water Workshop with the Berlin Drawing Room arose out of her deep…

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