Online Classes

HYS ONLINE CLASSES

Participate in Historic Yellow Springs (HYS) classes from the comfort of your home or anywhere you have online access. Students will be emailed a Zoom link to access their class for the entire duration. Please have Zoom installed and set up on your computer. Each registration is for one person who will have available both a video and audio two-way connection during the class. HYS records each class and the video is available for students participating in the class during the semester. If you have questions, please contact Cher Pizzi, Arts Program Director, at cpizzi@yellowsprings.org

 


ONLINE CLASS

The Art of Gouache and Watercolor Painting

Level: Beginner to Advanced
Instructor: Emily Hirtle
5-week Online Class

Date 1: Wednesdays, Sept. 15–Oct.13, 2021 (5 weeks)
Date 2: Wednesdays, Oct
. 20–Nov.17, 2021 (5 weeks)
Time: 10am to 12pm
Location: Online (Zoom)

Medium: Gouache or Watercolor
Tuition: $100 Member, $120 Non-member

Learn the fundamentals of painting in the versatile medium of gouache. Water-based and quick drying, gouache may be applied in thin layers such as in watercolor or applied in thick opaque strokes as with acrylics. Explore the variety of styles possible with gouache as you develop skills and discover essential techniques used with this aqueous medium.

This class examines various brands of gouache products and painting surfaces, such as Mylar, toned papers, grounds and brushes. Learn how to overlay and blend colors, the correct paint consistency for each painting surface and mark making styles with a variety of brushes. Gain confidence in individual artistic decisions such as: color, temperature, tone, line, mark making, form, shape, placement, scale, composition, brush calligraphy and the application of the material.

You must register online for the class. Then you will be sent a link to the class on Zoom. Please be sure you have Zoom installed on your computer prior to the class.

 

Material Supply List 

          • Cold pressed watercolor paper in a watercolor block 9″x12″ (Arches or Fabriano)
          • Gouache or Watercolor tube paints
          • Colors: Ivory black, alizarin crimson, yellow ochre, raw sienna, burnt sienna, ultramarine blue, terre verde, burnt umber, and raw umber
          • Brushes: watercolor brushes in variety of sizes (flats and rounds)
          • Graphite (pencil)
          • Kneaded eraser
          • Masking tape
          • Butter knife
          • Watercolor palette
          • Two cups (for water)
          • Masonite board or a drawing board
          • Paper towel or a piece of cloth

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ONLINE CLASS

Gouache, Oil and Acrylic Animal Painting

 

Level: Beginner to Advanced
Instructor: Emily Hirtle
5-week Online Class
Date 1: Wednesdays, Sept. 15–Oct.13, 2021 (5 weeks)
Date 2: Wednesdays, Oct. 20–Nov.17, 2021 (5 weeks)
Time: 1 pm – 3 pm
Location: Online (Zoom)
Medium: Gouache, Oil and Acrylic
Tuition: $100 Member, $120 Non-member

The animal and the bird are our subject. We will be drawing from life, using photo reference, examining master copies and working from memory as well. You will delve into a range of dry and wet media.  You will learn various drawing approaches as you explore a variety of media and material. We will focus on technical accuracy with an emphasis on your calligraphy and brush strokes.

 

Material Supply List

          • Arches Cold-pressed watercolor block or Hot-pressed watercolor block (11″ x 14″ or 11″ x 17″)
          • Graphite pencil
          • Kneaded eraser
          • Walnut ink
          • Watercolor (Windsor & Newton or Hohlbein)
          • Colors: ivory black, terra verde, raw sienna, burnt sienna,yellow ochre, ultra marine blue, burnt umber, raw umber, alizarin crimson
          • White Gouache (Hohlbein)
          • Round plastic palette for ink
          • Large rectangular palette for watercolor and gouache
            (both palettes available at Blick or Artist and Craftsman)
          • Masking tape (artist tape)
          • Two cups for water
          • Paper towel or cloth
          • Watercolor Brushes: rounds and flats in variety of sizes
          • Designate some watercolor brushes for ink only
            (variety of sizes, rounds and flats)

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ONLINE CLASS

Drawing with Adrian Martinez

Level: All levels
Limit 8 students
Instructor: Adrian Martinez
Length: 5 weeks
Date 1: Tues., Sept. 14 – Oct. 12
Date 2: Tues., Oct. 19 – Nov. 16
Time: 10am – 12pm
Location: Online
Tuition: $200 Member, $225 Non-member

Online class with specific focus on major drawing techniques that were developed during the Renaissance. Techniques include a trois crayons, a drawing technique developed in seventeenth-century in which you use sanguine, black and white contes. By using a limited palette of these easily distinguished colors on toned paper an artist may create a powerful image with clear qualities of value, color and shape. Class initiates with demonstration by Adrian Martinez who will illustrate the variety of character and fluidity of line possible with simple drawing tools. Students may draw from still life, master drawing or photo as subject. Material list is provided.

 

Material Supply List

          • Drawing Pencils
          • Conte a Paris Drawing Pencils: White, Black and Sanguine (reddish brown, #7 or #610)
          • Charcoal pencil (optional)
          • White Rubber Eraser
          • Strathmore Drawing Tablet (white or toned)
          • Painter’s Tape
          • Drawing Board

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