Bestiarium: from science to fantasy
Drawing | Featured | Mixed media

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…

Drawing | Mixed media | Watercolor

Sketchbook Practice 2020 – A Virtual Exhibition

Visit out virtual gallery and take a look at some of the works that our students made during the workshop in the last year.

Figure Up Exhibition at BcmA: Exploring Figurative Art
Drawing | Mixed media

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…”

Drawing Monsters: an exploration of the shadow
Custom | Drawing | Featured | Mixed media

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
Custom | Drawing | Featured | Mixed media | Printmaking

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…

Mixed media | Painting

The Art and Science of Color Supply List

Sketchbook – A5 or larger (something that will hold together with a lot of use) Set of colour pencils (12 pencils minimum) Metal trowel palette knife Box to store your paint and brushes 2 jars for water (glass or plastic) Masking tape 5 cm house painting brush (#12 or higher) Schmencke: 75ml Acrylic Paints: Black,…

Studio Visit with Ian Jehle
Featured | Mixed media | Painting

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.

Drawing ourselves out of our shells
Drawing | Mixed media | Watercolor

Drawing ourselves out of our shells

A testimonial from a reluctant online student: The class hours flew by so quickly and the experience gave me the momentum to dig out my desk making it usable again and not merely the repository for every random paper that enters my apartment. In short, the class is giving me motivation to rejoin the world outside my kitchen!

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.