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Experimental Drawing I, January 2022

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

$375.00

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A 5-Day Online Workshop!

Wednesdays, January 26–February 23, 10am-1pm ET via Zoom


About this Workshop:

Drawing is fundamental to the art making process. Whether it’s a quick sketch to tease out ideas, a study to be translated into another medium, or a work of art in its own right, drawing can help us understand ourselves and the unique way in which we see the world. The goal of this workshop is to use drawing as a means of self-expression. While the principles of drawing will guide our journey, we will use exercises and prompts to extend our ways of seeing and working. As we experiment with line, mark-making and composition, you will be encouraged to go beyond what is visible and wade into the unknown. We will work with water-soluble graphite, a versatile tool that allows for soft washes, bold inky marks and everything in between.

Level: All levels welcome.

Registration closes January 17, 2022 to allow time for students to gather/purchase their materials. With your registration you’ll receive the full materials list (with helpful links) to purchase your items, any helpful handouts about the process, as well as a quick 1-page “how-to” on downloading and using the Zoom video app.

Featured images by Priya Vadhyar

 

Please Note: The online session will be recorded for Pyramid Atlantic’s private use to better optimize our programming and share as examples for funders. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded. Access to the recording(s) will be made available to all participants for a limited time.

Class Materials List:

At registration, students will receive the full materials list (with any helpful links) to purchase supplies. The list includes:

Your Instructor:

Contemporary artist Priya Vadhyar‘s paintings manifest the meeting of the particular and the universal, knowing and not-knowing, thinking and no mind. Her work embodies the interplay of spontaneity and restraint, the discovery of unexpected visions, contradictions and many horizons which reveal unity amidst the illusion of boundaries and multiplicity. Priya’s work has been exhibited internationally at venues including Seacourt Print Workshop (Bangor, Ireland), Pyramid Atlantic Art Center (Hyattsville, MD), BlackRock Center for the Arts (Germantown, MD), Carroll Community College (Westminster, MD) and The Drawing Studio (Tucson, AZ).  Learn more about her work at www.priyavadhyar.com.

“”It absolutely renewed my interest in drawing and inspired me to think about drawing and painting in new ways.”

—Workshop Attendee

 

“I really appreciated the philosophical emphasis, the thought-provoking poems and quotes, and the examples were often very inspiring … there was a lot more than just drawing in the class, and that also exceeded my expectations.”

—Workshop Attendee

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