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Drawing Workshop within Power Cage Exhibition

Bei diesem Zeichenworkshop werden die Teilnehmer*innen selbst den Geist der Naturalisten beim Aufzeichnen ihrer Exemplare verkörpern.Wie könnte der Prozess des Zeichnens durch Beobachtung die Sichtweise und letztendlich die Ergebnisse dieser frühen Wissenschaftler beeinflusst haben? Wir werden die einzigartige Intimität dieses meditativen Prozesses erforschen und uns gleichzeitig auf ein interpretatives und kreatives Terrain begeben, um die verlorenen wissenschaftlichen Werke von Jeanne Viellepreux-Power neu zu kreieren. Im…

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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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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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Results from Drawing Water Workshop

Last summer artist, drawing instructor and expert scuba diver Klara Hobza led the Drawing Water Workshop. Equal parts drawing workshop and immersive experience, the meditative nature of this class led to some stunning work made by the participants. This summer we are offering a second edition of this workshop. So if these images look inspiring to you, you can join us! View student work gallery…

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Linocut: The Underdog of Printmaking

There are a lot of ways to make a print. Some people are seduced by the glossy speed of pulling an ink-charged squeegee across a silkscreen. Others prefer tooling away at sheets of copper destined for an acid bath. I, for one, have always been a sucker for the linocut. Bold, graphic, and immediate, linocut is the underdog of the printmaking world. First used extensively…

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