Historic Yellow Springs

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.


Drawing with Adrian Martinez

Online Class

Drawing by Adrian Martinez
Silverpoint drawing by Adrian Martinez.

Level: All levels
Limit: 8 students
Instructor: Adrian Martinez
Length: 4 weeks
DATE 1: Tuesdays, Jan. 4 – 25, 2022
DATE 2: Tuesdays, Feb. 1 – 22, 2022
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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