Experimental Drawing I
April 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm$390.00
A 5-Week Virtual Workshop!
Tuesdays, April 4–May 2, 10am-1pm ET via Zoom
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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! No previous drawing experience necessary.
Registration closes March 26, 2023. With your registration you’ll receive a materials list (with helpful links) to purchase your supplies, along with any helpful handouts, as well as a quick 1-page “how-to” on downloading and using the Zoom video app.
Sample 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:
- Canson Mixed Media Drawing Paper 18×24” 160 gsm or equivalent
- Lyra Watersoluble graphite – at least one each of 2B, 6B and 9B (must be watersoluble)
- Drawing Board 20”x26” (x2) (example; can substitute sturdy cardboard)
- Paintbrushes of different sizes, shape and material
- Large and small sponge
- Spray bottle (water)
- Container (for water)
Priya Vadhyar is a visual artist currently living in Ellicott City (MD). In her current work, Priya explores the manifestation of, what Loren Eiseley calls, one’s “interior geography,” and the self’s relationship with the sum of things. Her work is an inquiry into the nature of boundaries, and the revelations that lie in juxtapositions—something and nothing, form and formlessness, edge and void, known and unknown, stillness and chaos. Priya’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She teaches workshops in addition to her studio practice. Learn more about her work at www.priyavadhyar.com.
“Priya’s style of teaching is amazing! Her prepared handouts and the exercises that happened during the class and as part of the follow-on assignment were so helpful.”
—Workshop Attendee, Summer 2021
“Priya is an excellent teacher who is obviously engaged with the current art world and dips back into history as well; her presentations were beyond excellent.”
—Workshop Attendee, Spring 2022