Martin Geiger - Cross Contours (Online); Friday, June 4, 2021

This demo/talk is part of our Technique Takeaway series.

  • Technique Takeaways are non-refundable.
  • If you are unable to attend live, you will have access to the recording for 30 days.
  • You will receive the Zoom meeting invitation the day before the talk (don’t forget to check your junk folder).
  • To take part, you will need a camera enabled computer OR an IPad/smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.


Date: Friday, June 25, 2021
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Pacific Time, 5:00-6:30 PM Eastern Time, 10-11:30 London Time

Our Technique Takeaways are presented live via Zoom. Discover specific art techniques that you can ‘take away’  from some of your favorite artists and apply to your own work. Each one and a half hour presentation will showcase a different process that each of these artists incorporates in their daily art practice.  Instruction will be through a combination of lecture and demonstration by the artists.


This technique demonstration will be on the use of Cross Contour hatching, a technical approach to shading that has become mysterious to many modern draughtsman. We will hear a short explanation and then observe a few demonstrations of how and to what end, the use of Cross Contour Hatching can supplement your drawing practice.

Martin Geiger is a figurative painter and draughtsman who works and lives in Staunton, Virginia. He received an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant in 2018 and graduated in 2019, after four years, from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. He currently teaches at the Beverly Street Studio School in Staunton and works part-time at Bronzecraft Foundry in Waynesboro, VA. 

Words that describe his work might include light, geometry, space and activity. He is constantly chasing implied grandeur and action, compelling him to explore constantly to find the most invigorating subjects in my immediate area. While he tends to return to oil painting, his curiosity often lures him into other mediums like graphite and charcoal, watercolors and inks, and even sculpture.

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