Next Course:  (Sold Out)

This course is now full. However, it is still possible to join as a Witness, meaning, you can participate on the live sessions, get the recordings and summaries, but your work will not be discussed and you will not have access to my one to one feedback. The materials should give you enough basic guidance to undertake the process in your own time should you wish to. This option is only available until the start of the course on February 18th.

ONLINE PAINTING COURSES:

Would you like to be free from self-criticism and stagnation in your painting practice?

 

Would you like to experience more freedom, to feel like you are getting closer to what you would really like to paint?

OR

 

Do you sometimes feel creatively isolated and experience 'technique panic' when you stand in front of your canvas?

 

Would you rather feel connected, in-flow, interested & inspired?

 

You have come to the right place.

 

No matter where your creative process is at, you can free it further.

You can come closer to the artist YOU are.

My goal is to help you develop a personal feeling for your painting and creative process in general and a deeper sense of the world around you.

 

We are all creative beings, and cultivation of this creativity is a practice.

These courses are not about perfecting your technique.

They are about INSPIRING you, FREEING you and CONNECTING you to your own capacity to know and to EXPERIMENT with CONFIDENCE.

These painting courses are: 

  • Open to everyone with a serious interest in painting including artists and beginners.

  • Abstract or semi-abstract.

  • Not fixed on techniques and at the same time... 

  • full of technical information relevant to YOUR practice, based on your questions, obstacles and achievements during our process together.

They will give you:

  • Ongoing, one-to-one support during lessons AND in-between lessons! Yes, that's right, I'll personally be on the phone with you or via video call to help you with feedback and when you're stuck.

  • After each class, you will also receive the recording of the live session, PLUS a written summary with relevant links and references for you to review at your own pace later.

How do these online courses work?

 

Each one of these courses is planned as a "module". Taking more than one course will give you a strong base to help you improve your painting work quite significantly. Modules will cover colour, composition, light& dark, nature-based work, narrative, and others.

 

The online sessions are a gathering point and a focus.

 

That's where we give feedback, instructions, guidance and sometimes we paint too, although most of the painting happens offline, between sessions so that you have more time.

This is why I offer free ad-hoc support in case you get stuck or have questions.

You can just call me and we have a one to one video call to get you inspired again. This, pretty much whenever you need it... 

Hope you can join me on one of these courses.

Scroll down for information about the next one.

ONE-TO-ONE ONLINE SUPPORT:

If you are unable to join a course, I also offer online support outside courses, which you can book directly with me here.

 

Sessions are £50 for an hour and £35 for half an hour.

Hope to work with you soon!

Johanna Berger: Award-winning international artist, therapeutical arts practitioner and creative consultant in business and education. Founder of BLANK Gallery and Studios. Johanna's work has sold to collectors in many countries. She currently teaches online and when permitted, runs painting retreats abroad, as well as travelling to exhibit her work and conduct creative research.

 

She is also the mother of a lovely 13-year-old girl, a tabby cat and a puppy all based in a little house with a studio in the back garden, right by the South Downs in the UK.

About this course:

 

This new course is about expanding our understanding (and perception) of darkness, beyond the usual negative connotations, in order to become more aware of its enticing mystery, its warmth, holding, richness, grounding... 


This was explored at length by Rembrandt, not as much in his self-portraits as with the rest of his work, so we will spend some time looking at his paintings too.

As with a lot of my painting courses, this one will be a mix of nature sketching, the Rembrandt studies and your own experimentation with painting.. 


You will need to allow time to work in between sessions, as those will be mainly used for feedback, questions, and other forms of exchange.


You will get a summary after each session and a recording of the Zoom, to review at a later date.

All my courses are open to all levels of painting ability but if you are an absolute beginner, I will ask you to first have a chat with me to make sure my method is right for you.

 

All courses are abstract or semi-abstract and the focus is not on techniques but on your connection to the work and your own progress. I will teach techniques individually, in response to questions from you or if I notice you are stuck or would benefit from knowing something specific.

Included with this course, is also access to feedback from me, as and when you need it. This is only available during the course but if you would like to book a session with me to guide your work outside a workshop, that is perfectly possible too. One to one sessions cost £50 per hour or £35 for half an hour or, FREE during a course.

We start on February 18th at 5 pm.

Dates are (UK TIME ZONE: 

Thursday, Feb 18, 5-7 PM
Saturday, Feb 20, 4-6 PM

Thursday, Feb 25, 5-7 PM

Saturday, Feb 27, 4-6 PM

Thursday, Mar 4, 5-7 PM

Times elsewhere:

Thursdays, 12 am to 2 pm/ Saturdays, 11 am to 1 am in NY.

Thursdays,  9 am to 11 am/ Saturdays, 8 am to 10 am in California

Thursdays, 6 pm to 8 pm/ Saturdays,  5 pm to 7 pm in Europe.

Thursdays, 2 pm to 4 pm/ Saturdays, 1 pm to 3 pm in Chile.

Cost: A single payment of £180 OR £120, which is offered as a discount to those in need upon application (an email explaining your situation).

US: $245/$164

EU: 205 EU/ 136 EU


I believe that doing this work will help you build resilience and adaptability. With the study of darkness comes a sort of grounded positivity.

MATERIALS:

A note about materials suitable for these courses. You can use any sort of paint you have available and are familiar with, including Acrylics, oils and also watercolours, Gouache and mixed media.

You will also need soft pastels for the Rembrandt studies.

It's very open. You can work on canvas or paper, although canvas is more satisfying. I recommend larger sizes whenever possible with a minimum of 80cm2.

Ideally, you will have a range of colours and different size brushes, from thin to big, including house brushes.

I will send out a more detailed list upon booking and follow up with a phone call to review studio/ work set up and materials, for those who need it.

Any questions, email me or call.

johanna.berger@hotmail.com

07946465942

 

OR BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE

Painting the Seasons 2: WINTER/ SOLD OUT

PAINTING WINTER LIGHT

The second on the PAINTING THE SEASONS SERIES: WINTER 

(you don’t need to have done the previous one).

 

Dates: January 8, 9, 15 & 16.

Time: 4-6 PM UK

This is from 11 am to 1 pm in NY.

from 8 am to 10 am in California. 

5 pm to 7 pm in Europe and 1 pm to 3 pm in South America.

Online, via live zoom sessions 

Cost: A single payment of £165 OR £100, which is offered as a discount to those in need upon application (an email explaining your situation).

US: $220/$134

EU: 185 EU/ 112 EU

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

Looking at LIGHT is one of the most uplifting things to do.

 

In this short course, I will guide you through a number of observation exercises, which will add new qualities to your painting work.

The main aim of this course is to give you new inspiration.

Suitable for any painting technique and format, including acrylics, oils & watercolour.

 

This course is online via Zoom and will be guided live.

It will include support between sessions, as and when you need it.

You will also receive an email after each session, including a summary, plus references to other artists or things to look at.

 

In all these online courses, the groups are a wonderful source of feedback and support.

 

Usually a mix of people from different locations and at very different points in their practice.

 

AND its perfectly timed to be your Christmas Present!

Ask to be gifted this course or gift it to yourself.

MATERIALS:

A note about materials suitable for these courses. You can use any sort of paint you have available and are familiar with, including Acrylics, oils and also watercolours & Gouache.

It's very open. You can work on canvas or paper. Ideally, you will have a range of colours and different size brushes, from thin to big, including house brushes.

I will send out a more detailed list upon booking and follow up with a phone call to review studio/ work set up and materials, for those who need it.

Next Course:
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL. You can join as a Witness (see above) before February 18 or email me to be on a waiting list in case of cancellations.