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Burnt Sienna Art School Berlin

"Like Florence in Berlin"

...a sanctuary of a studio

​Burnt Sienna Berlin is an art school founded in 2016 by visual artist Louise Thomas.

We pride ourselves on offering small class sizes, the highest level of teaching, and flexibility towards artistic development.

We offer two core courses in drawing and painting, which take place once every season.

 The traditional teaching techniques and methods Louise brings from this highly respected art school in Cornwall are brought to Berlin and work alongside contemporary methods including curation of an exhibition of student work in a local gallery. 

Unlike other independent art schools in Berlin, Burnt Sienna Art School Berlin limits class sizes in order to ensure the highest level of artistic development and flexibility towards methods of teaching. We cultivate modern ideas alongside traditional techniques and harness something in the vibrancy of the Berlin art scene. 

The school has moved to a beautiful attic space and has evolved into a rich community offering painting and drawing classes year round.


"I am very inspired and would like more !"


Who are we?


Louise Thomas

Visual artist and Burnt Sienna Art School Berlin founder and director since 2016

Louise Thomas is a visual artist based in Berlin and a visiting tutor at the Newlyn School of Art and Falmouth University since 2010.

Louise founded Burnt Sienna art school Berlin 2016 and has over 10 years of experience teaching Fine Art.

London-born Louise received her BA in Fine Art from the Falmouth School of Art UK in 2007, following a Diploma in Art Foundation from Kingston University, London in 2004. 

Louise has exhibited Internationally and shows works regularly in London and Berlin. 

Shortlisted for the Celeste Painting Prize and 4 New Sensations, organised by the Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4, both in 2007. 

Recent solo exhibitions include The discovery room Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin 2019, Starmaps, Das Gift project space 2017, GTA Tru Life at ASHLEY, Berlin and Artifice of Paradise at BISCHOFF/WEISS, London (both 2013).

Louise teaches the following classes:

Portrait in oil class

Oil painting for beginners

Beginners Life drawing course

Intermediate Life drawing course

Gabriel Andres Asturias

Art model and snail trainer

Gabriel Andrés Asturias Alonso Ekenberg Marenco Rudeke Samayoa Jort Villacorta was born in Guatemala almost 23 years ago,  having an incredibly inspiring loving mother and a father who taught him endurance he decided to move to Berlin when he graduated from high-school at 18, there he started living life unconventionally and testing the boundaries of survival (as he puts it) making new friendships who turned into loyal institutions to his life and self growth. He then discovered that all he ever wanted to do was help people who needed and asked for assistance. His hobbies are simple pleasures, his childhood gamecube which his mother brought back from Guatemala with a batch of games; but his pride is taking good care of a cornucopia of slug, 4 beetles, and an escargatoire of several species of snails in a terrarium he once constructed one early spring.

Gabriel models for:

1-day colour pastels class

Portrait in oil class

Beginners Life drawing course

Intermediate Life drawing course

Tadeusz Fopp

Drawing tutor

An architect by formation, art gallery assistant by trade will teach you classic renaissance techniques and help you with that hard shortening trick.

He tutors:

Louise tutors:

1-day Colour pastels class

Beginners Life drawing course

Intermediate Life drawing course


 Burnt Sienna Art School Berlin


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