Summer Workshops: Drawing and Watercolor!


Sign up now for June/ July Workshops at the Berlin Drawing Room!  
I will be offering the Drawing Workshop from June 24 - July 29 and the long awaited Watercolor Workshop from June 25 - July 16.  

To sign up, contact me at miraob@gmail.com. You will receive a registration form with payment instructions. 

Summer Drawing Workshop: June 24 - July 29

This workshop introduces basic techniques in drawing, with a focus on drawing from observation. Exercises explore technique, medium and strategies in visual thinking. This class is a perfect introduction for beginners, with some new skills to be learned for the more experienced. You will see your skills improve, no matter what level you are starting at!

Each class is structured around a formal topic: contour lines, tonality, negative space, portraits, etc...  with examples from art-history and contemporary art, followed by a brief discussion. We will build technique through 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: Tuesday 6-9 pm (June 24 - July 29)  Field-Trip: Saturday, July 12, 12-2 pm.
Cost: 140 Euro for the complete Workshop (7 classes: 6 regular plus 1 field-trip)
(materials are not included, find the supply list here)
for more info: drawing workshop

Summer Watercolor Workshop: June 25 - July 16


In this Workshop we will use the landscape of Berlin as a subject for learning the subtle medium of watercolor.  Basic color theory will also be covered. 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.

Tiergarten (Spring 2013)
The Workshop will take place twice per week, first in the studio and then outdoors. The classes 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.  See pictures below for some examples of past plein-air sites.

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!

June 25 - July 16
7 meetings: 4 x on Wedneday in the studio 
from 6-9 pm  
(June 25, July 2, 9, 16)
and 3 x on Saturday in the field from 12-3 pm. (June 28, July 5, 13)
cost: 140 Euros 
(materials are not included, find the supply list here)

for more info: watercolor workshop

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