Historic Yellow Springs

Adult Fine Art Classes

Explore and develop your art skills in our oil and acrylic painting, watercolor, plein air, drawing, sculpture, textile, mixed media, print making, photography and digital media classes. Adult art classes and workshops are available to students 16 years and older with the exception of Life Drawing (18 and up). Some art classes have a materials list (see description). Click on the link to download file.


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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Drawing and Painting Basics

Monday AM Art Classes

Oil painting by Rhona Candeloro.

Level: Beginner to Advanced
Limit: 8 students
Instructor: Rhona Candeloro
Length: 4 weeks
DATE 1: Mondays, Jan. 3 – 24, 2022
DATE 2: Mondays, Jan. 31 – Feb. 21, 2022
Time: 10am – 1pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $125 Member, $145 Non-member

This class begins with some basic drawing lessons and moves on to painting, with either oils or acrylics as soon, as the student feels ready. The focus is on learning to mix colors and training your eyes to recognize subtle tonal values, while developing your skills with a pencil and brush. Students may work from the still life setups provided, bring in their own objects, or from photos (digital media works well). Using traditional drawing and painting techniques, we will be studying how light defines shape and color, allowing form to emerge. There is no experience necessary. Everyone works at their own pace and level. A materials list will be provided.

Material List (pdf)

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Pastel Painting in the Studio

Tuesday AM Art Classes

Pastel drawing by Louise Dusinberre.

Level: All levels
Limit: 8 students
Instructor: Louise Dusinberre
Length: 4 weeks
DATE 1: Tuesdays, Jan. 4 – 25, 2022
DATE 2: Tuesdays, Feb. 1 – 22, 2022
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $135 Member, $155 Non-member

Open to all levels. Beginners welcome.

Learn to “see again”! Work from still life compositions to develop, or refresh your skills. Using pencil, charcoal and chalk pastels, we will explore the elements of design: line, shape, form, value and color.

Learn new techniques and develop your skills in a relaxed and stress-free environment. Enjoy demonstrations and weekly critiques.

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Beginning Oil Painting

Tuesday PM Art Classes

Oil painting of still life by Martin M. Pieczonka.

Level: Beginner
Limit: 8 students
Instructor: Martin Pieczonka
Length: 4 weeks
DATE 1: Tuesdays, Jan. 4 – 25, 2022
DATE 2: Tuesdays, Feb. 1 – 22, 2022
Time: 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $125 Member, $145 Non-member

Do you want to try oil painting but feel intimidated by the tools and materials? This class is for you. We'll focus on the basics while working on small paintings from a new still life each week. Learn very helpful tips on the behavior of paint and mediums, palette preparation, color mixing and brush work. The goal is to achieve results with basic materials while painting from an uncluttered still life featuring a fruit or vegetable. A basic level of experience in drawing is required. A materials list is provided.

Material List (pdf)

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Beginning Drawing

Wednesday AM Art Classes

Drawing of still life by Martin M. Pieczonka.

Level: Beginner
Limit: 8 students
Instructor: Martin Pieczonka
Length: 4 weeks
DATE 1: Wednesdays, Jan. 5 – 26, 2022
DATE 2: Wednesdays, Feb. 2 – 23, 2022
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $125 Member, $145 Non-member

Beginning Drawing Martin M. Pieczonka Winter 2022 Draw what you see by learning to see what you draw. This class will introduce to visual techniques that make drawing rewarding and fun. Discover ways to draw establishing the underling structure from a variety of still life objects. We will focus on drawing a new, uncluttered still life each week using graphite, charcoal, or the drawing material of your choice. You will receive individual encouragement and support of your achievements as you progress at your required pace. Instructor demonstrations will help you to understand techniques and materials. A materials list is provided.

Material List (pdf)

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Paint Curious? Painting with Acrylics

Wednesday PM Art Classes

Painting by Rhona Candeloro.

Level: Beginner to Advanced
Limit: 8 students
Instructor: Rhona Candeloro
Length: 4 weeks
DATE 1: Wednesdays, Jan. 5 – 26, 2022
DATE 2: Wednesdays, Feb. 2 – 23, 2022
Time: 6:30 - 9:30pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $115 Member, $135 Non-member

Are you curious about what you could do if you gave it a try? Been to a Wine and Paint party and thought it was fun? Took an art class in college and enjoyed it? Then this is the class for you. In this intro to painting class you will learn some basic drawing techniques and then move on to painting with acrylics or the medium of your choice. The focus is on learning to mix colors and training your eyes to recognize subtle tonal values, while developing your skills with a pencil and brush. We will work from studio setups or photos of your choice. There is no experience necessary. Everyone works at their own pace and level. A materials list will be provided.

Material List (pdf)

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Painting the Landscape in the Studio

Thursday AM Art Classes

“Twilight Time to Dream Awhile, in Veils of Deepening Blue” Oil on Linen, 18″ x 38″ by Martin Pieczonka.

Level: All levels
Limit: 8 students
Instructor: Martin Pieczonka
Length: 4 weeks
DATE 1: Thursdays, Jan. 6 – 27, 2022
DATE 2: Thursdays, Feb. 3 – 24, 2022
Time: 11 am – 2 pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $125 Member, $145 Non-member

Landscape Oil Painting in the Studio Martin M. Pieczonka In this class you will have the opportunity to work from your previous outdoor paintings, sketches and any photographic reference you have. Various subjects will be covered and demonstrated on matters such as composition, color, linear and aerial perspective. Techniques on brushwork and paint handling and different methods of developing a painting will be presented and demonstrated. Come with your experience level and work at your required pace to achieve desired results and growth in your work. A materials list is provided.

Material List (pdf)

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Life Drawing, Painting and Sculpture

Thursday PM Art Classes

Life Drawing, Painting and Sculpture

Level: All levels
Limit: 8 students
Class Monitor: Martin Pieczonka
Thursday, Jan. 6 – Feb. 24, 2022
Time: 6:45 – 9:45pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition:
10-week card: $135 Member, $155 Non-member
5-week card: $95 Member, $105 Non-member

This class presents the opportunity to draw, paint or sculpt from the human figure without formal instruction. Students may pre-register for a 5 or 10-week class card. Drop-ins are welcome at $20 member and $25 non-member per class and must pay the monitor at the beginning of each class.

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Classic Landscape Painting Techniques

Friday AM Art Classes

Oil painting by Adrian Martinez

Level: Beginner to Advanced
Limit: 8 students
Instructor: Adrian Martinez
Length: 5 weeks
Fridays, Jan. 28 - Feb. 25, 2022
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Location: Fine Art Studio
Tuition: $245 Member, $265 Non-member

From Caravaggio to Corot, painters have had different opinions on how an oil painted landscape should look. Pick a master painting, or a style of interest to you, and instructor Adrian Martinez will work with you to analyze that technique while you complete your own painting—applying your own vision in this five-week course. As in his usual practice, Adrian will also paint his version of a particular style as a demonstration in class along with students.

Material List (pdf)

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