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Online Workshops: Livestreaming and Interactive

Our online workshops are interactive, hands-on and supportive.

“To my delight, taking a drawing class online is FAR MORE FUN than I imagined it was going to be!”
– Melissa, online workshop participant

  • Livestreaming classes take place via online video conference (using Zoom). The instructor conducts live demos with step-by-step instruction so that you can work together in real time. You also have the opportunity to ask questions and get feedback during class time. 
  • We keep class sizes small and the atmosphere is interactive and supportive
  • Finish exercises or practice at your own pace, at home, outside of class time. 
  • Receive individual feedback on your completed work and exchange comments and questions with the instructor and your fellow workshop participants in an encouraging environment. 
  • Find supplemental material and watch the progress of other participants by visiting the workshop Dropbox folder in between classes. 
  • Recordings from each week’s livestreaming session are available in case you miss a class or want to review a demo.

Workshop Series: themes that progress 

We offer several themed workshop series that progress over the course of an entire year. Join at the start of any module and continue to gain new techniques and go deep into concepts with the same instructor. 

To learn more about the individual modules within each series, visit the workshop series page.

  • Botanical Watercolor
  • Sketchbook Practice
  • Figure Drawing
  • The Art and Science of…

Sketchbook Practice

Next Module: Mixed Media Sketchbook Practice

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Botanical Watercolor

Next Module: Winter Botanical Watercolor

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Figure and Anatomy

Online Drawing Workshops

Learning to draw is learning a new way to see. The process starts with sharpening your perception and acquiring new tools for observation. As you begin to observe more thoroughly, noticing things like negative space and tonality, your drawings take on life. As your perceptual skills are trained, not only will your drawings improve but you might start to notice new shapes and lines within your everyday environment. 

The field of drawing encompasses a wide range of materials and techniques and the subject matter is infinite. Anything you can observe, or imagine, can be drawn. Some of our workshops are highly specific, such as Anatomy Drawing, focusing on a particular subject or medium with an expert artist. Other workshops are more general, providing a perfect introduction for a beginner, such as Drawing from Observation. 

Whether you are interested in learning cross-hatching with ink, shading with charcoal, or just breaking loose with pastels, we have the right online drawing class for you. It is possible to join most courses from whatever level you are starting you at. If you need help selecting the perfect workshop, just get in touch.

Visual Storytelling Workshop

Drawing Thinking Workshop

Online Painting Workshops

“I learned so much about the world of colors during these online painting classes!  I actually learned to paint things that I never would have dreamt of being able to master. I enjoyed the class so much that I already signed up for the next online painting course.”

“This was the first course I took at the Berlin Drawing Room (me being an absolute beginner) and I loved each and every class. I learned so much about the world of colours from her! She had a very well chosen topic for each class, so that by the end of the workshop, we had covered a variety of different areas. I actually learned to paint things that I never would have dreamt of being able to master. Mira is a very approachable teacher, always friendly and with a big heart for her students! I enjoyed the class so much, that I also signed up for the Mixed Media Workshop.”

Sara Z. (Painting Workshop, 2014)

“This is the third course I have taken with Mira as a teacher. And I am one of those also taking the mixed media classes. So it is quite obvious for me to recommend this course to anybody who wants to get closer to his creative side. I really enjoy Mira´s approach which is really dinamic and fluid, you won´t definitely get bored here. If you just feel like “trying”, or if you would like to develop your skills and views more, this is the right course for you.”

Simone Brizzi (Painting Workshop, 2014)

“This was my second course at the Berlin Drawing Room (I also took the fall drawing workshop) and I’m now taking the mixed-media workshop. This workshop was so much fun and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves to paint regardless of skills. In this workshop you will learn among other things how to mix and experiment with different colours and styles of painting. The most fun for me was just letting go and painting with crazy colours and shapes, and I couldn’t believe how great it turned out! Mira is a great teacher who guides you throughout your painting with advice and great ideas. Since this workshop I honestly can’t stop painting every free minute I have!”

Kate P. (Painting Workshop, 2014)