Bestiarium: from science to fantasy
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Bestiarium: from science to fantasy

The history of drawing animals and inventing fantasy creatures is intrinsically intertwined. Albrecht Dürer’s rhinoceros for example, famously drawn from a written description of the animal and not from sight, is a combination of one man’s observations and the artists’ imagination. Sea creatures drawn into the uncharted waters of maps were similarly combinations of word…

Scholarship: Figure Drawing & Painting
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Scholarship: Figure Drawing & Painting

Apply for a full scholarship to participate in the online Figure Drawing & Painting Workshop Series. The scholarship is for the first three modules of this yearlong series, with the possibility to continue: Structural Anatomy: Feb 4 – March 4Thursdays 6-8pm CET Morpho Anatomy: Mar 11 – April 15Thursdays 6-8pm CET Dynamic Anatomy: April 22…

Figure Up Exhibition at BcmA: Exploring Figurative Art
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Figure Up Exhibition at BcmA: Exploring Figurative Art

“The drawings are representational, descriptive and the emphasis is on the figure. Referencing film, novels, popular music, fashion, cartoons, and contemporary forms of social media…”

Printable Holiday Cards Gift
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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…

Drawing Monsters: an exploration of the shadow
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Drawing Monsters: an exploration of the shadow

Artists throughout history have used monsters and mythological creatures to explore their inner worlds and experiment in a free and expressive way. by Heidy Weingartner Monsters have been popular mythical creatures for as long as humans have been telling stories. Mythology has used monsters to describe something or someone outside the bounds of acceptable form…

Drawing the City of Berlin at Berlinische Galerie
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Drawing the City of Berlin at Berlinische Galerie

The exhibition at Berlinische Galerie displays a special selection of more than 175 paper-based works portraying the city of Berlin from 1945 to today. by Heidy Weingartner The Berlin Drawing Room team and students had the opportunity to take a guided tour through the ‘Drawing the City’ exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie. The tour was…

Studio Visit with Ian Jehle
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Studio Visit with Ian Jehle

Artist Ian Jehle, instructor of The Art and Science of Color, meets us in his studio to discuss art, science and color theory, and how his teaching practice ties it all together.

Botanical Watercolor Weed Diary
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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…

Painting on location and the practice of mindful observation
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Painting on location and the practice of mindful observation

Painting on location is a practice that requires mindfulness and kindness towards ourselves. What we put on paper may not always be perfect or satisfying to our inner critic, but the time we spend in communion with the beauty before us, our eyes wide open and receptive, is an invaluable gift.