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Youth Intermediate Classical Drawing

February 20 - June 5


Youth Ages 8-13  |  5 Sessions one Saturday monthly
[Class size limited to 7 for distancing]

Session Dates –
Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 17,  May 8, Jun 5
[Prerequisite: previous drawing class or teacher approval]

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In these progressively oriented Saturday Art Lessons, the fine art objective is to continue developing seeing and drawing skills in the serious young artist.  The Fall/ Winter Session will focus on form drawing and getting started (“the art of the start”). These exercises are an essential step in the building of skill sets for the young aspiring artist.  These are done in charcoal of more challenging still life arrangements with a single light source.  Students are required to have mastery of the fundamental drawing skill before moving on to the Intermediate Level.

 The mastery of skills are=
1). Successfully launching an envelope around the compositional elements in the still life arrangement
2). Successfully determining the correct tilts and angles of the still life arrangement
3). Successfully describing perspective in terms of the planes of the cube and the ellipsis of the circle
4). Consistently separating true light from true shadow
5). Consistently calibrating the value of the overall still life arrangement

[There is a $50 fee for all supplies needed for the 5 sessions, paid directly to instructor at the first session]

About the Artist Instructor Michela Mansuino — Our instructor, Michela Mansuino graduated in June 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.


February 20
June 5


Great Falls Virginia


The Arts of Great Falls

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