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Apr 9,2018 – Jun 11,2018    Time: 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Ages 14-18   Tuition: $330 for 6 sessions [Spring Class Dates: April 9 & 30 — May 14 & 21 — June 4 & 11]
For the young artist who demonstrates the ability to handle paint with proficiency, having command of the drawing skill including perspective, and/or has taken both Beginner and Intermediate Drawing.  In these next five sessions, students will concentrate on drawing and painting the portrait. Portraits have always been popular and can become a means of income for the artist. The most famous painting in the world is a portrait: the Mona Lisa. Students will start by studying the planes in pencil on paper from diagrams and the planar head mannequin. We will move quickly into form study in black and white oil paint, then closed grisaille in burnt sienna. The last three classes will be with a live model and students will expand their palette to full color. Students are encouraged to bring their sketchbooks to class.
Model fees are separate and will be divided among the students (estimated at $12-15 per day per student for the three model days).  Supply fee is $45 for all six lessons.
About the Artist Instructor Michela Mansuino — Our long-time instructor, Michela Mansuino is recent graduate of Studio Incamminati, in Philadelphia, an Atelier for the study of humanist realism. 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.
Michela's website


The Arts of Great Falls
756 Walker Road
Great Falls, 22066

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