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Spring Drawing Workshop and Watercolor Workshop start in April!!

Registration is now open for the Spring Drawing Workshop and the Spring Watercolor Workshop
Class size is limited, so sign up now by writing to instructor and coordinator Mira O'Brien at You will receive a registration form and payment instructions.

Spring Drawing Workshop: April 8 - May 13

This class introduces basic techniques in drawing, with a focus on drawing from observation. Exercises explore technique, medium and strategies in visual thinking. The class is a perfect introduction for beginners, with some new skills to be learned for the more experienced.
Each class is structured around a formal topic (contour lines, tonality, negative space...), with examples from art-history and a brief discussion. We will build technique through a series of guided exercises, followed by time for experimentation and longer drawings. We will draw from a live model and from still life creations.
We will make an excursion to draw the ready-made still-lives of Berlin’s Natural History Museum, including dinosaur bones and exotic taxidermy. This class will take the form of a "Drawing Scavenger Hunt"!
Schedule: 7 meetings. 6 x Monday 6-9 pm and one field-trip.
Field-Trip to the Natural History Museum on Sunday, April 28, 12-3 pm.
Cost: 120 Euro

Spring Watercolor Workshop: April 24 - May 15

In this Workshop we will use the landscape of Berlin as a subject for learning the subtle medium of watercolor.  We will learn how to layer transparent colors to create the effect of cool shadows and warm sunlight, how to control the paint flow for fine detail as well as smooth backgrounds, and how to use the brush for different types of texture.
The Workshop will take place twice per week, first in the studio and then outdoors. The class held in Berlin Drawing Room studio will focus on technique, which can then be applied in the field. We will meet every Saturday in a new location, and paint plein-air. 
No experience required! This class is perfect for beginners as well as more advanced students who want to improve their skills or just discover interesting landscape locations with fellow painters!
Schedule: 7 meetings: 4 x on Wedneday in the studio from 6-9 pm  and 3 x on Saturday in the field from 12-3 pm.
Cost: 120 Euro