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Level II Form Study

September 25, 2021 - January 15, 2022

$300

Youth Ages 12-18  |  5 Sessions
[One Saturday monthly 2:30-5:30pm]


Session Dates –
Sept. 25, Oct. 9, Nov. 6 ,  Dec. 11 , Jan. 8
[Prerequisite: previous drawing class or teacher approval]

COURSE DESCRIPTION
For the young artist who has successfully completed Beginner Drawing and/or who demonstrates a thorough understanding of perspective and proportions, ages 12 – 15.
Students practice their drawing skills in black and white oil on toned canvas pad sheets. Still
life objects are studied in exercises called “form studies”, under a single light source. Casts
from antiquity will also be introduced. The student practices “the art of the start” of the painting
process as well as longer studies. Participants become confident in the handling of paint and
in the articulation of value structure to create depth and atmosphere.

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


[All supplies will be provided.  A supply fee for the 5 sessions, can be 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.

Details

Start:
September 25
End:
January 15, 2022
Cost:
$300
Website:
greatfallsart.org

Venue

The Arts of Great Falls School
756 Walker Road
Great Falls, VA 22066 United States
Phone:
703-232-1575
Website:
www.greatfallsart.org

Organizer

The Arts of Great Falls
Phone:
703-232-1575
Email:
school@greatfallsart.org
Website:
www.greatfallsart.org

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