Figure Up Exhibition at BcmA: Exploring Figurative Art
Drawing | Featured | 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…

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!

Painting on location and the practice of mindful observation
Drawing | Featured | Mixed media | Watercolor

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.

Sketchbook Creative Journey
Drawing | Featured | Mixed media

Sketchbook Creative Journey

We are excited to introduce a new workshop format the the Berlin Drawing Room. The new series Sketchbook Practice will take place over the course of an entire year, starting in January. This format enables participants to embark on a deep personal journey of not only learning to draw but developing a practice that they can choose to continue or always return to over the course of a life time.

Behind the Scenes at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
Botanical | Drawing | Watercolor

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…

Drapery in Art History and in the Sketchbook
Drawing

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…

Josef Albers “Interaction of Color”
Painting

Josef Albers “Interaction of Color”

I first encountered Albers’ Interaction of Color as an undergraduate student at the Slade School of Fine Art, in London, U.K. The Slade had one of the original sets of screen prints that accompanied the first edition, so I spent hours poring over the prints and marveling at the mutability of color. Years later, when I was…

What is an Image Transfer Collage?
Mixed media

What is an Image Transfer Collage?

Watch a video demonstration and see examples of Keegan Luttrell’s ethereal work, using the same techniques that will be taught in the workshop, on the BLOG. Sign up for the upcoming mixed media workshop “Image Transfer Collage: Jan 22 – Feb 12” with Keegan, and find all details, here: REGISTRATION.