Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Cultural immersion Language and Art lessons

I offer Cultural immersions in Art and Language, this is most interesting for those with some existing language proficiency. We can approach these lessons in a practical or theoretical way, you can use them for hobby interest or for preparations for further study. Perhaps you are considering a visit to Germany and want to build up confidence in your language skills with a focus on Arts or Social Issues, Politics, Environmental Affairs? All of these are themes that I share a passionate interest in. Included in the subject Art can be contemporary Dance, Fine Art and Conceptual Art, we can visit Art Exhibitions, Museums or approach your German Language practice with practical Art lessons. You can combine any aspects of my lesson repertoire (Art, several approaches to Yoga, Languages, basic Drama) with either English or German as instruction languages. These lessons are not available as one hour sessions, the shortest I offer is 2 hours for practical Art Practice and 3 hours for excursions with conversation throughout and tea and summary conversation at the end of the session.

Workshop Leading and assisting for drama, arts, working with children, young people, adults, OAPs, people with learning difficulties and speakers of other languages. I have a lot of experience working with shy learners and enjoy the challenge of raising interest in a project with those who are easily distracted.

Private & Group Art Tuition, German and English Language lessons, Yoga practice and basic drama workshop skills, which are very useful in raising confidence, group dynamic building and also suitable as a way of getting the body moving as exercise while engaged in focused but expressive free play. As I offer a range of lessons in different fields I would like to begin with the fundamental basics: All of the lessons I offer are in skills that I am passionate about and enjoy sharing. I can offer combination classes in which I can give Art lessons in German or a mixture of German and English, depending on the language level of the participants.

Hourly rates during the summer months are £20 per hour, discounts are available for regular students on weekly 2 hour sessions (payable in advance) and on second and subsequent 3+ hour sessions.


Birgit Deubner was born in Cologne Germany, her father a painter introduced her to naive Eastern European styles of painting from an early age. A radio program about Matisse sealed the decision to become an artist in order to never retire.

Anthropological study, latin, history and philosophy at a progressive school in Cologne further nurtured her position.


exhibitions and events:

2011 Pop-Up Gallery, Fitzrovia, London, UK. curated by Nolan Browne

2011 ICA invited by Shunt, London, UK. invited by Robin Spalding

2011 Catlin Art Guide (publication, UK), on sale nationwide, selected by Justin Hammond

2011 Last Fridays Shorts, TAP / Coexist, Southend on Sea, UK, selected by Michaela Freeman

2010 SHUNT, London, (UK), curated by Robin Spalding

2010 Art Murmur, Oakland, (USA)

2010 Benaki Museum, Athens, (Greece) Out of the box Intermedia curated by Sozita Goudouna

2010 Affordable Art Fair, London, (UK), Emerging Artists (works sold to collections) curated by Jessica Hall

2010 Southend on Sea Art Festival, Kent, (UK), invited by Coexist

2010 Pause and Eject II, Shoreditch, London

2009 Portobello Film Festival, London, (UK)

2009 Quad, Derby, (UK), curated by Alfredo Cramerotti

2009 Pause and Eject I, Brick Lane, London, (UK)

2009 Workstation, Sheffield (UK), curated by Josh Tennant from Red Wire Liverpool

2009 BBC Big Screen (UK), 6 weeks of hourly 3 minute screenings of 'Dungbeetle and Sisyphus',

2008 Slowness, Red Wire Gallery, Liverpool, (UK), curated by Vanessa Bartlett

2008 Liverpool Independent Biennial, commissioned piece 'Dungbeetle and Sisyphus', Arena Gallery, Greenland Street area, Liverpool, (UK), curated by Tony Smith

2008 The Liar the Witch and the Wardrobe, Bridewell Gallery, Liverpool, (UK), curated by Vanessa Bartlett
2008/1 research, UK-Istanbul overland journey

2007 6 months research and production residency South India, with 2 exhibitions in public spaces.

2007 Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool (solo)

2006 Siem Reap, Cambodia

2006/10 Independent Biennial Liverpool, (UK), public spaces performances with lead wings

2006/08 Independent Biennial Liverpool, (UK), Bracket This 3, curated by Tomas Harold, presented by Mercy