‘Art' is a shortcut to ‘Self'



Art-Expression is a visual & intellectual adventure to learn, practice and use visual arts in favor of exploring and expressing self, developing communication skills as well as processing and exchanging context.


Not just any painting course



Here we have revised the conventional order of most painting classes: Even though you will be learning about the techniques and theories of painting, we do not start with them. Instead, we begin with retrieving the desire and the joy of using art as a reflective medium.

Our participants are encouraged and empowered to link thoughts and emotions with visual expression and not to be afraid to share them.



© Aida Eyvazzadeh |  Mirror of Creation Workshops Berlin


If you find the core,
you will learn the way!



After finding one's organic relationship to the medium of painting, learning techniques and improving skills become easier and more fun.

Art-Expression is an invitation to step over the barriers and limitations of verbal communication and expand the possibilities of expression with the unique qualities of using and creating images.



© Anna Mato |  Mirror of Creation Workshops Berlin


'Good Art' or 'Bad Art'?
let's erase that thought!



Breaking free from judgments of others and oneself is the key to retrieving our bonds with the medium of art.

Art-Expression programs offer a safe sphere in which the complexities related to social, class, gender, personal barriers and beyond can be addressed, processed and discussed. The art practice remains the heart of this process and its fundamental tool.

By offering a set of mind-triggering tasks, the participants will use simple and easy-to-achieve visual arts techniques to materialise their thoughts.




Anyone and Everyone!



Whether you have not touched painting materials since you were a toddler or you are a practicing artist, you are welcome to join our community!

Here we practice exploring what visual language and visual expression can do on a personal level. And exactly because of that we encourage people from different disciplines and backgrounds, age groups and genders with or without knowledge of art to mingle within the same program.

No one's work is compared to anyone else's. Each person will be facilitated to learn, improve and expand based on their unique and singular capacities and desire.







Hi there!

I’m Golnar,
a visual artist, culture manager, art-researcher and art educator.

I am the founder of Art-Expression Workshops & Mirror of Creation Projects.

I am also a travel enthusiast, storyteller, book-worm and cat mom. 




Art-Expressien came to life, one day back in 2009 when I decided to open my atelier for a group of my friends to use art for connectivity, expression and healing.


This intuitive notion eventually lead to such a beautiful collective experience that I decided to invest more time and research into it and create a similar program for everyone.


Fifteen years later, orientet around the notion of free expression, plurality, community and knowledgable facilitation, Art-Expression has expanded and grown into what it is today.


From Berlin to Istanbul, from Tehran to Amsterdam; I have met and worked with so many wonderful people and creative minds. I have opened this creative space for people younger than five years old and older than eighty. The poeple that have joined this family have brought it colors from all cultures, diciplines, backgrounds, lifestyles and professions.


I have thrived in learning and sharing alongside each and every being that joined me on this inspiring, insightful and creative journey!


I hope that one day we, too, can meet and share our stories and express and exchange in the realm of art and creation.


Feel welcome to also check out  
>> My Website
& the
>> Mirror of Creation Projects