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Experimental Drawing Workshop

Artist-instructor: Alma Sinai

Format: In-Person
Location: Galerie Hell, Spittastraße 2, 10317 Berlin

July 18 – August 8, 2023
– 4x Tuesdays
– 18:00 – 20:00

Cost: 160 Euros
(includes 19%VAT)

Materials List: Basic materials will be provided. More material options will be discussed during the first class and you will have the option to bring in materials and sources specific to your interests.

What to Expect:

What is the definition of a drawing? Combine experimental processes and materials with traditional drawing mediums for a unique mixed media approach. Create imagery by merging traditional and unconventional drawing techniques, with artist Alma Sinai guiding you step by step on this journey.

Alma will share techniques and concepts that she uses in her own studio practice, opening to the door to your own personal exploration. Themes Alma will introduce include composition, observation and training visual memory. Learn techniques for leaving impressions and traces on paper.

Some of the mediums and topics during these hybrid sessions:

  • mono-printing with found objects such as nets, sponges…
  • collage elements – found material or own drawings
  • composition – finding unity with contrasting materials
  • traditional drawing mediums: pencil, pen, graphite, ink, etc…

The workshop suits all levels from beginners to people with more experience.

Taking precedence from Art History:

We will discuss movements and artist who focused on collage and mixed media drawing as their primary visual expression, from the early 20th Century up to contemporary. This approach to image making includes free association, randomness and chance and a fascination with the subconscious. We will embrace this approach by looking at artist that use these tools for more personal ends, bringing notions of self-expression and subjectivity into the picture.

Let’s explore what drawing can be:

Would you like to explore your own creativity and self-expression? This workshop is open to complete beginners as well as those with more experience, with plenty of time for personalized instruction.


The workshop takes place in Galerie Hell, Spittastraße 2, 10317 Berlin. Near S-Bahnhof Ostkreuz.

About Your Instructor:

Alma Sinai was born (1989) and raised in Tehran. After receiving an associate degree in Cinema from University of Art in Tehran she moved to the USA in 2010. She pursued a BFA degree at RISD followed by an MFA at PArsons. In the past decade alongside being active as an interdisciplinary artist she has also been working as a teaching artist.

Sinai primarily works in printmaking, drawing, video and installation and she usually focuses on binaries such as absence & presence, indoor & outdoor, visible & invisible. Alongside the repetition is one of the common aspects throughout her projects. In the process of recurrence in the print-motifs, patterns and looped video narratives with no exit points, meanings get lost, added and distorted.

She has had solo and group exhibitions internationally in venues such as Dastan Gallery, 009821 Projects, International print center New York (IPCNY), Slaturhusid Culture Center, Site:Brooklyn, University of Edinburgh and Pratt institute. In the pas years Sinai has attended residency fellowship programs including Vermont Studio Center and Lunga School in Iceland. She’s been based in Berlin since October 2021 after doing an artist residency program at GlogauAIR.