Drawing Class “Probestunde”

Artist-Instructor: Alma Sinai

Location: In-person at Alma’s Studio (Erdmannstraße 13, 10827 Schöneberg-Berlin)
Note: There is no restroom in the studio but very friendly cafe’s around the corner.

Language: English

February 1, 2024
– Thursday
– 18:00-19:30

Reserve Spot: Please email a.sinai@berlindrawingroom.com to reserve your spot in the class.

Cost: 10-20€ suggested cash donation.

Materials: Basic drawing supplies will be available to use. Feel free to bring your own sketchbook and preferred daring materials.

What to Expect:

Have you always wanted to learn how to draw? Join us for an introduction to drawing from observation.

Come and visit out new studio space in Schöneberg, meet artist-instructor Alma Sinai and join some beginner drawing exercises that are both fun and start to build a drawing foundation. These exercises are part of the process of learning a new way to see and translating your observations onto paper.

Alma will lead you through a step-by-step sketching process using a still life, demonstrating how to keenly observe and comprehend the shapes and forms before you. Learn how to use contour lines and tonality to bring the image to life on your paper.

This class is suitable for all levels and is directed towards people who are interested in participating in the Drawing from Observation workshop (starting February 8th) and would like to visit the studio before committing to the full workshop.

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 past 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.