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Experimental Drawing II, March 2022

March 9, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


A 5-Day Online Workshop!

Wednesdays, March 9, 16, 21, 30, and April 6, 10am-1pm ET via Zoom

About this Workshop:

Continuing from Experimental Drawing part I, this workshop delves deeper into the art of drawing. We will work further on our unique visual vocabulary as we tread the line between representation and abstraction. As we work through various exercises and prompts, participants will be encouraged to find new and bold ways of expressing themselves. As with part one of this class, we will use the elements of drawing and the principles of design as a guide. We will work with acrylic paint and water-soluble graphite.

Level: Intermediate – Prerequisite of Experimental Drawing I or similar drawing experience/working knowledge of using water soluble media.

Registration closes February 28, 2022 to allow time for students to 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.

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.


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
  • Acrylic paint, any brand (Titanium White, Mars Black, Burnt Sienna)
  • Acrylic medium, any brand (matte or gloss medium)
  • Drawing Board 20”x26,” x2 (example) (Note: Sturdy cardboard can work too)
  • Water soluble graphite2B, 6B, and 9B  (at least one of each degree)
  • Sharpener or X-acto Knife
  • Paper stump
  • Eraser
  • Paintbrushes of different sizes, shape and material
  • Rags
  • Large and small sponge
  • Spray bottle (water)
  • Container (for water)
  • Easel


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.


“I want to thank Pyramid Atlantic for providing a time and place (virtual for the time being) to take part in these Experimental Drawing classes. I think the creative thinking stimulated by the classes is applicable to many other areas of art, design and even science.”

—Previous Workshop Attendee

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