Urban Landscape: Sketching with Watercolor Class (video)
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Urban Landscape: Sketching with Watercolor Class (video)

You don’t need to travel in order to explore! We look at how to use watercolor to sketch an urban environment in a simple and fast way without perspective knowledge. A basic urban sketching style you can use for your practice that focus on the principles of foreground/background. G Caruso is the artist-instructor of the…

Figure Drawing Class: Venus with Biceps (video)
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Figure Drawing Class: Venus with Biceps (video)

The representation of women’s strength in art and in contemporary media. During this figure drawing class we challenge classical perceptions of what form a woman should take. We start with an examination of way in which women’s strength has been represented in both art history and modern photography. Celebrate the range of ways that the…

Edible Spring Wildflowers in Watercolor
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Edible Spring Wildflowers in Watercolor

As spring emerges I’m always so grateful to those very early tiny flowers that give the signal that winter is over. These weeds and wildflowers that are first on the scene are so fragile looking one can hardly believe they would also be so brave. Pictured here are Veronica chamaedrys also known as cat eyes….

Interview with Ali Fitzgerald: artist, comics creator and graphic novelist
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Interview with Ali Fitzgerald: artist, comics creator and graphic novelist

I interviewed Ali on her return to Berlin from her residency in France. I was curious about her personal relationship with her visual storytelling, how she brings together the written word and visual image, then how she passes on this wonderful knowledge as a tool for her students. I found her deep connection from mind…

Three Generations Paint Together in Online Class
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Three Generations Paint Together in Online Class

During the past year lockdowns around the world as well as the decrees or altogether halt of travel, due the pandemic, has kept quite a few families apart. Especially amongst an expat community, like the one I belong to in Berlin, many people have their families spread out across multiple countries. While video calls and…

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…

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 Artist Ian Jehle
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Studio Visit with Artist 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.