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Youth – Advanced Studies

September 21, 2020 - November 16, 2020


Youth Ages 10-18  |  Mondays 10am-1:00pm
Class Dates:  Sept. 21 & Sept. 28  |  Oct. 19 & 26  |  Nov. 9 & 16

Class size limited to 7 for distancing
[Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation]

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STUDY THEMES — Mastercopy, Charcoal Live Portrait, Full Color Live Portrait
Each six week session will focus on developing a separate skill for the aspiring young portrait artist.  Mastercopy develops the ability to select placement of the subject in the rectangle, expression,  painting skill from grisaille to duotone to full color, and practicing the solutions other artists have mastered.  Charcoal Live Portrait develops the skill of value accuracy and the live portrait session.  Full Color Live Portrait Study develops the color painting skill, the accuracy of value and the live portrait session.

About the Artist Instructor Michela Mansuino —Michela graduated in 2017 from Studio Incamminati, an atelier for the study of humanist realism in Philadelphia. Her awards are numerous, including the Maggie Price and Jack Richeson Scholarship Award for 2014 -15, the Studio Incamminati Scholarship Award, and the D. Colman Witte Scholarship for the 2015-16 & 2016-17 Academic Years. Michela continues to teach at The Arts of Great Falls School and in Philadelphia.  In December 2016, Michela was selected by The Arts Council of Fairfax County as one of three talented Fairfax County artists with extensive arts education experience for the FY17 Artist Residencies in Middle Schools program.  Website

Supplies —
3B or 5B graphite pencils, really anything will be fine
18 X 24 inch paper or a sketchbook to draw in two gray toned 16 X 20 inch canvas pad sheets, or similar one 16 X 20 gray toned, stretched canvas.


September 21, 2020
November 16, 2020


The Arts of Great Falls School
756 Walker Road
Great Falls, VA 22066 United States


The Arts of Great Falls

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