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Experimental Drawing I

September 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


A 5-Day Online Workshop!

Mondays, September 12–October 10, 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 – no experience necessary

Registration closes September 6, 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.


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


Priya Vadhyar (b. 1980, India) 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.

“”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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