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Learn urban sketching

Berlin, Germany

Experience hosted by Karen

2 hoursHosted in English and German
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Free cancellation
Full refund at least 7 days before the experience starts or within 24 hours of booking.
Up to 2 people, private groups available
Includes drinks

What you'll do

As an experienced artist I will show you how to sketch a Berlin motive by your own and take it as a souvenir back home. For that you do not need any prior knowledge, because I will show you the basics for realistic sketching and drawing. I invite you to become part of the artist metropolis. Make your own experience and see how it feels to be an artist of this city.

We will draw in my neighborhood in Kreuzberg near the Oberbaum-Bridge. There we will be inspired by the special atmosphere. As you draw and look closely, you will notice that you are in direct contact with the place and the people around you. In doing so, I can draw attention to special places and tell stories from my own history during and after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Depending on the weather we will draw under the free sky or we go to one of the numerous cafes nearby.

With the resulting pictures you can document the Berlin visit in a highly individual way and create your special drawn travel diary.
In this way, you can take home unique pictures and impressions and send them to family and friends.
Other things to note
You don't have to be an artist to join this experience! I'll show you the basics to make a picture of Berlin.
As an experienced artist I will show you how to sketch a Berlin motive by your own and take it as a souvenir back home. For that you do not need any prior knowledge, because I will show you the basics for realistic sketching and drawing. I invite you to become part of the artist metropolis. Make your own experience and see how it feels to be an artist of this city.

We will draw in my neighborhood in Kreuzberg near the Oberbaum-Bridge.…

What's included

  • Drinks
    equipment for painting like paper, colors and different drawing material

Meet your host, Karen

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 88 Reviews
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Hi, I'm Karen. I live and work for more than 20 years as an artist and illustrator in Kreuzberg and love Berlin. I make art and children's books and discover the city with color and paper new again and again. Because I know the city long time and have been drawing since my childhood I want to invite you to paint your own picture of Berlin with my help. You don't need to be an artist, because I like to show you the basics and techniques in drawing so that you can paint an individual motif from the environment.
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Where you'll be

We will explore the surroundings of the Oberbaum-Bridge, especially Kreuzberg. Here we'll draw what inspires us. This area is very special, because east and west were separated here until 1989 and a part of the original Berlin wall is still there. Today it's a peaceful place where two creative and artistic districts meet - the bridge is the symbol for their connection. All in all it's a place with a very inspiring charisma and with many stories.

Rated 4.85 out of 5 from 88 reviews.

Annabel
September 2020
Karen was encouraging, kind and knowledgeable in her art. I left having learned some new things, and wanting to draw more often! The others at the session were regulars I think, and they were really welcoming and lovely as well. It is amazing how you can see a city differently by taking the time to observe it, and being surrounded by people who like to do the same. Overall, I recommend the experience.
Karen was encouraging, kind and knowledgeable in her art. I left having learned some new things, and wanting to draw more often! The others at the session were regulars I think, an…
Natalia
August 2020
Karen is very friendly and encouraging teacher. Through the tools in her magic box we felt reconnected with Leonardo Da Vinci himself. And just within 2 hours under Karen's guidance I discovered, to my own surprise, that I can actually draw :)
Karen is very friendly and encouraging teacher. Through the tools in her magic box we felt reconnected with Leonardo Da Vinci himself. And just within 2 hours under Karen's guidanc…
Yuri
August 2020
Karen was a wonderful person to meet to. She had skills and mediums that exceeded my expectations and really tried helping me to learn more about drawing and painting. I would recommend to anyone who looks for drawing experience and trying something new from even short visit in Berlin.
Karen was a wonderful person to meet to. She had skills and mediums that exceeded my expectations and really tried helping me to learn more about drawing and painting. I would reco…
Alina
February 2020
Karen ist speziell auf einzelne Wünsche und Probleme eingegangen und hat sich um alle gekümmert, obwohl wir eine ziemlich große Gruppe waren. Man merkt, dass ihr das Thema am Herzen liegt und sie wirklich was davon versteht.
Zsófi
February 2020
I loved taking part in this. We went to a cute cafe with a very nice atmosphere. Karen was well prepared and had a lot of art supplies to choose from. Even with a background in art and drawing I learned new things and could try new techniques!
I loved taking part in this. We went to a cute cafe with a very nice atmosphere. Karen was well prepared and had a lot of art supplies to choose from. Even with a background in art…
Natalie
January 2020
This was such a wonderful experience! From getting to know a local, receiving excellent artistic knowledge, and getting to create something you could take back home with you! Hanging out with Karen was like catching up with an old friend. Plus, the sketching session was tailored to meet my extremely, beginner needs. Thank you again Karen!
This was such a wonderful experience! From getting to know a local, receiving excellent artistic knowledge, and getting to create something you could take back home with you! Hangi…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

You don't need to bring anything, but if you want you can of course draw in your own sketchbook.