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Mixed Media Drawing Workshop
Artist-instructor: Alma Sinai
Location: Galerie Hell, Spittastraße 2, 10317 Berlin
May 16 – June 6, 2023
– 4x Tuesdays
– 18:00 – 20:00
Cost: 160 Euros
Materials List: Materials will be provided. Artist-instructor encourages to bring:
What to Expect:
Ink rollers, glue, scissors and paint: yes these tools can be used to create drawings! This workshop takes a process-based approach to drawing; expanding its definition to anything that can be done to a piece of paper. During hands-on exercises you will learn how to combine different mediums within one composition.
Techniques such as: collage, monoprint, frottage, as well as a mix of wet and dry mediums such as ink, charcoal and pastel, will be introduced through specific guided exercises during each class.
We will discuss movements and artist from 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.
Who can join:
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.
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 primarlly 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.