Beginner Classical Drawing
February 23 @ 2:30 pm – June 8 @ 5:30 pm
Session II dates: February 23, March 23, April 27, May 18, June 8 REGISTRATION OPEN
In these progressively oriented Saturday Art Lessons, the fine art objective is to develop drawing and seeing skills in the serious young artist. Students will learn the three important moments of the start of a drawing: 1) the envelope, 2) the separation of light from shadow, and 3) the block-in. Simple still lifes of boxes and bottles are drawn with charcoal on toned paper with perspective and proportion under a single light source. Participants will learn how to see and successfully articulate monumental shapes of light and shadow, create the illusion of depth and fully realize tonal relationships. The Charles Bargue Drawing Course will be introduced during the second semester. [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 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.