Mira O’Brien

Founding Director

Botanical Drawing Workshop

G Caruso

Drawing from Observation, Anatomy Drawing Workshop, Figure Drawing Workshop, Portrait Drawing Workshop, and more

G Caruso learned to draw and use watercolors in a dusty old art studio behind the main church in a small Italian medieval town. After painting countless wooden dummies, red lacquered teapots and cloth flowers she moved to Milan, where she discovered that living beings are far more rewarding. She has a degree in Painting at the Brera Academy of fine arts and for the last ten years she taught drawing, watercolor, painting, life drawing and engraving at the Laboratorio Artistico Association of Milan. She is the administrator of the Milan Urban Sketchers Official Regional Chapter (2014 – 2017).


Matthias Wilkens

Botanical Expert, Prinzessinnengarten

Botanical Drawing Workshop

Matthias is a botanical expert and head gardener at the Prinzessinnengarten.

Staudengärtnerei am Moritzplatz

Alisa Margolis

Painting Exploded

Alisa Margolis is an American painter whose work explores the intersection of the Baroque and a contemporary intuitive practice of picture making. Margolis was born in the Ukraine former USSR and was raised in New York City. She received her BA from Columbia University in New York (1997) with a Double Major in Visual Art and Art History and in 2003 she completed a postgraduate fellowship program at de Ateliers artists’ institute in Amsterdam/Netherlands. Her work has been shown internationally in solo and group exhibitions, such as the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Prague biennial, Renaissance Society, Chicago and the Triumph of Painting at the Saatchi Gallery, London. She has been the recipient of numerous grants, among others, the Villa Romana fellowship, Florence, Italy in 2015, Akademie Schloss Solitude Residency Fellowship, Stuttgart in 2009/2010, the Delfina Studio Trust Artist Residency in 2005/2006, and the de Ateliers fellowship grant in 2001. In 2016, she was awarded a Visiting Professorship at The Academy of Fine Arts at the University of the Arts Helsinki. In Berlin, Margolis is represented by Galerie Judin.

Katy Kirbach

Color: Theory and Practice

Katy Kirbach is an American painter based in Berlin and Chicago. Kirbach’s work combines geometric abstraction and weaving, creating an interdependent relationship between the ‘structure’ of the support and the ‘ornamentation’ of the painting.She received a BA (Hons) from the Slade School of Fine Art, London, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art from the Royal Academy Schools, London. In 2012 Kirbach was awarded the Abbey Scholarship in Painting, a 9-month residency at the British School at Rome, Italy. Her work has been shown internationally in solo and group exhibitions, including Bar4000, Chicago; Christian Larsen Gallery, Stockholm; the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, U.K.; and the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Kirbach is a Lecturer in the Painting and Drawing Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 


Anita Kroo

Creative Drawing

Anita Kroo is a Hungarian visual artist currently based in Berlin. She received her first MFA in Painting at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts (2011). In 2015 she was awarded the Merit Scholarship of Pratt Institute, which enabled her to complete her second MFA in New York City (2017). She has received numerous grants, among others, the Hungary Initiatives Foundation Study Scholarship, The Artist Grant of The Hungarian Academy in Rome, The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Artist Award, the Pratt Circle Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, and The Nerken Scholarship Award of the UJA-Federation of New York. Bordering on abstraction and figuration, her artwork consists of drawings, paintings, and intaglio prints. She has participated in various exhibitions in Budapest, Rome, New York City, and Berlin.

Instagram Artist Page

Keegan Luttrell

Photo Transfer: Image and Memory

Keegan Luttrell is a multi-media artist originally from the United States, living and working in Berlin. She completed her MFA in sculpture at Mills College in Oakland, California in 2013 and graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008 with a BFA in Art History, Theory and Criticism and a concentration in Photography. She has shown works in San Francisco, Oakland, Brooklyn, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Aix-en-Provence, France, Geneva, Switzerland, Berlin, Germany and Athens and Santorini, Greece. Previously she taught art at an international boarding school in the Swiss Alps.

– Impressions from Photo Transfer Workshop on Berlin Drawing Room Blog


Loren Britton

Paper-Making Workshop

Loren Britton is an artist and curator based in-between Berlin, DE and New York, USA. Britton’s work explores the transformation of form via linguistic devices. Britton works on histories of trans*gender bodies and experiences and they wonder how can we hold one another accountable and tenderly across time. Britton has exhibited their work in solo and group exhibitions in numerous arts institutions, galleries and artist run projects in Germany, Italy and in the United States. Britton is one of the head curators of the Queering Space Collective that curates exhibitions and projects around questions of where queerness meets form. Britton holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting & Bachelor of Arts in Art History from State University of New York at Purchase College, USA and an MFA in Painting & Printmaking from the Yale School of Art at Yale University, USA.


Klara Hobza

Drawing Water Workshop

Klara Hobza is a Berlin-based artist who likes to pursue self-imposed, large-scale endeavors. For the next 25 years, she will be scuba diving through Europe, entering the Rhine River at the mouth of the North Sea until she hits the Main River in Mainz, Germany, through to the Main-Danube-Canal, diving through the Danube River all the way to the Black Sea. Hobza uses her many challenges and encounters along the way as raw material for images and narratives articulated as videos, photos, drawings, sculptures, texts and lectures.

Hobza received an MFA from Columbia University in 2005. Since then, she has been exhibiting internationally and has been awarded several prizes and fellowships including: Ars viva/BDI (Germany), Stiftung Kunstfonds (Germany), DIVA (Denmark), NYFA (NY) and SculptureCenter Prize (NY), amongst others. Hobza´s work has been reviewed by numerous print, online and TV media, including the New York Times, Artforum, art – Das Kunstmagazin, frieze magazine, Monopol, Architectural Digest, Modern Painters, Scientific American and Popular Mechanics. The artist is represented by Soy Capitán, Berlin, WaldburgerWouters, Brussels and Galerie fuer Landschaftskunst, Hamburg.