creative research gallery and drawing center
a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization




OCTOBER 20-22, 2023

Pushing Boundaries with Graphite, Charcoal,
and Mixed Media

A 3-day Intensive Workshop with Hiroshi Hayakawa

October 20-22, 2023 (Friday evening through Sunday)

Friday, Oct. 20 - Charcoal
(Presentation, Drawing Session) 6-10

Saturday, Oct. 21
- Graphite
(Presentation/Demo, Drawing Session) 10-5
(1 hour break for lunch)

Sunday, Oct. 22
- Mixed Media
(Presentation/Demo, Drawing Session) 10-5
(1 hour break for lunch)

FINAL Registration Deadline: October 18, 2023


Workshop Tuition:


Class Enrollment Limit: 18


This workshop will introduce methods for achieving detail, expressiveness, and expansive tonal range through drawing. Each day will start with a brief presentation, followed by a demonstration of tools and techniques. Students will spend the rest of the day drawing from a live model guided by Hayakawa. The students will focus on the charcoal medium on Day 1, the graphite medium on Day 2, and then on Day 3, based on what they have learned during the previous sessions, students will explore their own unique, expressive potential by combining charcoal and graphite as well as other drawing mediums of their choice.

This class will cover the following topics:

• How to light a model in order to produce more visually striking outcomes

• How to push the expressive gestural quality of charcoal

• How to expand the detail and tonal range of graphite to its fullest potential

• How to combine charcoal and graphite (and other drawing mediums of the student’s choice) and take advantage of the characteristics of each to produce a successful result.

Materials List: (view or download printable PDF list here)

Level of Study: This class is suggested for individuals with some drawing experience. Basic knowledge of graphite and charcoal is expected.

* A 10% surcharge will be required for late payments or other non-standard transactions.

About the instructor:

Hiroshi Hayakawa was born and raised in Japan. He attended Columbus College of Art and Design earning BFAs in Photography and Fine Arts, and then Cranbrook Academy of Art for his MFA in Photography. He expresses his artistic vision in several mediums including drawing, painting, kinetic sculpture, alternative photography and papercrafts. In recent years, he has been focused on drawing, working on a series entitled “Vanitas". He teaches at Columbus College of Art and Design and exhibits nationally and internationally. He lives in Columbus Ohio with his wife Nanette, 3 cats, a French bulldog, and a turtle.


For those traveling to Cincinnati to attend this visiting artist workshop, there are many exciting or practical options for accommodations. For a special stay within a mile of Manifest's new facility, we would recommend checking with The Clifton House Bed & Breakfast* ( or The Gaslight Bed & Breakfast ( Alternatively, the 21c Museum Hotel is in the heart of downtown just four miles from our location (link). Many other common hotels are within a few miles of our location as well.

*We have confirmed that the Clifton House will honor a special discounted rate for Manifest workshop participants.

LOCATION: Unless otherwise specified, all courses are hosted at Manifest's new facility at 'M1' in Clifton at 3464 Central Parkway (see map and directions below). Manifest's new facility provides multiple studio classrooms, private lesson space, a darkroom, a film processing room, and a multi-purpose lecture and class meeting space as well as on-site parking, grounds, and exterior spaces in which to relax, discuss, and make art. The studios are outfitted with professional equipment, furniture, and study aids.


Map to Manifest's M1 Studios   |   Studio Calendar   |   Darkroom Calendar

All drawings by Hiroshi Hayakawa


 Josephine S. Russell
Charitable Trust

Manifest is supported by sustainability funding from the Ohio Arts Council, and through the generous direct contributions of individual supporters and private foundations who care deeply about Manifest's mission for the visual arts.

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2727 woodburn avenue
cincinnati, ohio 45206

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cincinnati, ohio 45223



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