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.

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.

Supply List for Color: Theory and Practice
Mixed media

Supply List for Color: Theory and Practice

Available to purchase at first class: mixed media paper block  (12 Euro from Boesner) – make sure to bring 12 Euro exact change to first class. Bring:  Clean palette or disposable palettes Scissors glue stick Optional: your own brushes other optional materials will be discussed during the workshop, as things progress and individual interests develop…

Collaboration with Natural History Museum
Botanical

Collaboration with Natural History Museum

I am excited to officially announce a new collaboration with the Natural History Museum of Berlin; something that has been in the ‘planning and development’ phase for over a year now. Read more about the new workshop Wunderkammer Drawing.

Josef Albers “Interaction of Color” taught at Berlin Drawing Room
Botanical | Mixed media | Painting

Josef Albers “Interaction of Color” taught at Berlin Drawing Room

“In order to use color effectively it is necessary to recognize that color deceives continually” – Joseph Albers “Albers’ approach to color theory still feels relevant today because he places the importance of practice before theory. In doing this, he created one of the best manuals for any visual artist hoping to better understand the role that…

Art supplies in Berlin
Botanical | Drawing | Mixed media | Painting | Watercolor

Art supplies in Berlin

I have been meaning to get around to this for a long time now! Students ask me all the time where to go to buy art supplies in Berlin. Here are some of my recommendations, all in one spot! If you don’t see your favorite shop listed here, leave your recommendations in the comments. Thanks!…

Drawing with Body Movement
Drawing | Mixed media

Drawing with Body Movement

For this class of the Mixed Media Workshop we used body movement as a drawing technique. After an invigorating warm-up exercise, led by student and dancer Marina, we were ready to start! See the process in the pictures below. We used the entire range of motion of the body to create marks, resulting in abstract process based…

Contemporary Botanical Artists
Botanical | Mixed media | Painting

Contemporary Botanical Artists

Linda Stillman uses actual plants as pigment to create her colorful drawings and paintings, often plants from a specific garden or location. The identification of the plants becomes a part of the title and the artwork itself. Taryn Simon: In Paperwork and the Will of Capital, Simon examines accords, treaties, and decrees drafted to influence systems of governance and…

Alberto Baraya’s Herbarium of Artificial Plants
Botanical | Mixed media

Alberto Baraya’s Herbarium of Artificial Plants

Alberto Baraya’s “Herbarium of Artificial Plants” is an example of a contemporary artist engaging with the technique and history of traditional Herbarium plates. Instead of collecting living plant specimens and drying them, he collects artificial plants and disassembles them. Important to his research, like a true Botanist, is the context and location in which the…

Mixed media

Death and the Maiden (Mixed Media class)

Last week in Mixed Media, we revisited a theme that originated in 16th century Northern Europe: Death and the Maiden. Related to earlier Medieval motifs, such as Danse Macabre or the dance of death, the Death and the Maiden theme has an added erotic element. It seems the sentiment “all life ends” shifts to “all beauty must die”. Rather than showing…