Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Summer Painting & Drawing Course in Berlin

Summer Painting & Drawing Workshop
Berlin Collective : Mira O’Brien, Artist & Instructor

This course will introduce basic techniques in drawing and painting, which will be developed into a personal project. A very limited number of students will meet in the artist’s studio in Kreuzberg. Painting and drawing from observation will be the starting focus, taking advantage of the summer weather with plein air painting, visiting the incredible ready-made still lives of Berlin’s Natural History Museum, and drawing from a live model. The critique sessions and theoretical instruction held back in the studio will give rise to individual projects for the second part of the class. Each student will receive personalized instruction on his or her chosen project.

Mira O’Brien is an American artist based in Berlin. She received her MFA in Painting from Yale University and her BA in art and philosophy from UCLA. Her teaching experience ranges from Yale to public schools in Los Angeles. Her work is exhibited internationally, notably in the Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles, a solo show at Vierter Stock supported by the US Embassy in Berlin, and a project in east-Berlin’s historic theater the Volksb├╝hne.

Starts June 27th
Meets 2 times a week: Monday 10-1pm, Wednesday 6-9pm
Participants are asked to commit to 4 week increments, 8 weeks offered in total.

Berlin Collective Registration Fee: 30 euros
Cost: 10 euros an hour, 3 hours a day (30 euros a day)

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