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February 2021

Youth-Intermediate

February 6 - May 22
The Arts of Great Falls School, 756 Walker Road
Great Falls, VA 22066 United States
$300

Youth Ages 10-18  |  5 Sessions one Saturday a month 2:30-5:30pm  (Class size limited to 7 for distancing)Session II Dates - February 6, March 13, April 10, May 1, May 22 Read all Covid-19 Safety Policies & Guidelines before registering. Parents must agree to comply before registration is complete.  click here This class is for the young artist who has successfully completed Beginner Drawing and/or demonstrates a thorough understanding of perspective and proportions. COLOR STUDY Students will practice painting exercises in the study of…

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Youth Beginner Classical Drawing

February 20 - June 5
The Arts of Great Falls School, 756 Walker Road
Great Falls, VA 22066 United States
$300

Youth Ages 8-13  |  5 Sessions one Saturday monthly  12:30-2:30pm Session Dates - Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 17,  May 8, Jun 5 Read all Covid-19 Safety Policies & Guidelines before registering. Parents must agree to comply before registration is complete.  click here COURSE DESCRIPTION In these progressively oriented Saturday Art Lessons, the fine art objective is to develop drawing and seeing skills in the serious young artist.  The Fall/ Winter Session will focus on form drawing and getting started…

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Youth Intermediate Classical Drawing

February 20 - June 5
Great Falls Virginia
$300

Youth Ages 8-13  |  5 Sessions one Saturday monthly 3:30-5:30pm    Session Dates - Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 17,  May 8, Jun 5 Read all Covid-19 Safety Policies & Guidelines before registering. Parents must agree to comply before registration is complete.  click here COURSE DESCRIPTION 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…

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April 2021

Still Life Plus any Personal Painting Projects

April 6 - May 18
Online via Zoom VA 22066 United States
$375

Tuesdays 10:30am - 1:30pm EST  |  6 Weekly ONLINE Sessions plus bonus learning and added teacher consultation  There is an EARLIER START for the first class April 7 -- 9:30-11:00am demo by Jill, then be ready for student painting until 1:30pm. Personal Painting Projects other than Still Life also Welcomed (for Continuing or More Experienced Students) This class is being taught online only via Zoom. Small class size. Personal attention.  Jill will walk you through how to do this ...…

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Abstract from Still Life with Jennifer Duncan

April 22 - May 27
Online via Zoom VA 22066 United States
$275

Thursdays 2-4:30 pm  |  6 Weekly Classes ONLINE with ZOOM Class limited to 12 students Learn to create an expressive painting, using a tabletop still life as a reference. Through limited focus, mark-making, collage, and simplification you will learn methods of creating an abstract painting from your own still life or a photo provided by the instructor.  This course will focus on composition, acrylic color mixing and acrylic mediums. Supplies list will be provided to registered students. Questions? Contact Jennifer 571-214-6784…

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Evening Paint [Stills, Landscapes & Portraits]

April 27 - June 8
The Arts of Great Falls School, 756 Walker Road
Great Falls, VA 22066 United States
$375

Tuesdays 6:30-9:00pm  |  6 Weekly Sessions  IN-PERSON This session is being taught with a small class size and plenty of room to spread out. All levels are welcome and instruction will be tailored to your needs. Want to learn something in specific? Email me at: jill@jillbanks.com and I will work that into the instruction. Painting Supply List About Jill Banks: Awards and rewards have been plentiful since Jill turned to art as a second career in 2003. They include a First Place…

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Plein Air Landscapes in Oils with Jill Banks

April 29 - June 10
The Arts of Great Falls School, 756 Walker Road
Great Falls, VA 22066 United States
$475

Plein Air Class  IN-PERSON THURSDAYS 10am-2pm |  6 Weekly Sessions ______________________ Ease back into classes en Plein Air!  A VERY small group of students will paint together weekly for six sessions on location in the Northern Virginia area.  This class is not open for general registration. Jill will teach on how to paint in plein air. Packing for an outing is one of those necessities. How to pack for a plein air outing including suggested supplies: http://jillbanks.com/page/4833/plein-air-painting-supply-list About the instructor:  Jill…

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May 2021

Floral Still Life with Elizabeth Floyd

May 5 - June 9
Online via Zoom VA 22066 United States
$275

Wednesdays 10am-1:00pm |  6 Weekly Classes online via Zoom Spring Session -- May 5-June 9 Capturing the beauty of flowers is a wonderful way to connect with the season.  In this online course, we will gather together on Zoom to paint, connect and support each other while exploring floral still-life painting.  Each session will begin with a discussion and analysis of a significant floral still-life, and how we can apply the ideas discussed into our own paintings.  Then you will…

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Perspective in Paintings

May 12 - June 16
The Arts of Great Falls School, 756 Walker Road
Great Falls, VA 22066 United States
$225

WEDNESDAYS  |  5 Sessions  IN-PERSON    10am to 12:30pm Want to learn about perspective in a painting?  Want to paint a city scape, or two barns, or an Alexandria street?  Want to get the right perspective inside of a barn or with apples on a table?  This is the class for you!  In 6 weekly sessions, you will learn step by step the different kinds of perspective, how to create distance in a scene, how perspective creates a focal point…

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Award-Winning Watercolors PLEIN AIR

May 14 - June 18
The Arts of Great Falls School, 756 Walker Road
Great Falls, VA 22066 United States
$200

Fridays 10:00am-12 noon | 6 Weekly Sessions The Second Spring Session of Award-Winning Watercolors will be in PLEIN AIR (outdoors).  Enjoy painting scenes around the school on the Village Green or on the porches.  If weather is inclement, class will be inside the school or underneath cover. The instructor's hands-on approach will help students learn to capture the transparent quality of watercolor in the painting of landscapes and still life. Working with a limited palette and carefully planning strokes and…

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