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Level II Color Study

February 25 - June 10


Youth Ages 10-18  |  5 Sessions
[One Saturday monthly 2:30-5:30pm]
[Prerequisite: previous drawing class or teacher approval]
Instructor: Michela Mansuino

Session Dates – Feb. 25, Mar. 25, May 20, Jun. 10
[A $80 supply fee for all 4 classes can be paid directly to instructor at 1st class and includes paints. See other options below.]

This class will give students the opportunity to work in a full 23-color oil palette and learn to mix the colors that they see in brightly colored still life set ups under a variety of colored lights. The practice of color study ties in with traditional skill-based learning by enabling the student to paint in light key, the quality of all the colors in a painting relating to each other under the same light source, a technique employed by Monet.  Color study is a form of improving drawing skills. We use the Henry Hensche exercises practiced by Studio Incamminati.  These exercises strengthen the student’s ability to recognize and mix color in the light and shadow with accuracy. Students will use one 12 X 16-inch toned canvas per day. Students will have the option to pay a fee for the 23-color palette of oil paints rather than purchase all the paints (See list below).  To purchase the needed palette, it will cost about $120, OR you can pay an additional $50 paint fee to get the paints on your student’s palette for the 4 sessions.

About the Artist Instructor: Our long-time instructor, Michela Mansuino, is an instructor at Studio Incamminati, where she graduated in in 2017, an Atelier for the study of humanist realism in Philadelphia. Her awards are numerous, including two honorable mentions from the Portrait Society of America, first prize in the Strictly Painting Competition, Finalist in the ARC International Salon. Michela continues to teach the Youth Program at The Arts of Great Falls on weekends, bringing classical art instruction to her youth students.  website=www.mansuino.com

If you are purchasing paint for the 23-color palette. Below is the list of oil paints needed for the class.
[Pigment prices are noted below by brand name – 1st price Winsor & Newton – 2nd Utrecht – 3rd Dick Blick online student grade] 37 ml. tubes
Raw Umber [$6.20 — $5.89 — $3.05]
Burnt Sienna [$6.20 — $5.89 — $3.05]
Permanent Alizarin Crimson or hue [$18.30 — $13.49 — $3.05]
Permanent Rose or Primary Magenta [$8.50 — $13.49 — $3.05]
Perylene Red or Naphthol Crimson= Gamblin [$10.47 – no U — $3.05]
Cadmium Red Deep or Hue [$18.30 — $16.19 — $3.05]
Cadmium Red or Hue [$18.30 — $16.19 — $3.05]
Cadmium Scarlet [$18.30 only W & N]
Cadmium Orange or Hue [$18.30 — $13.49 — $3.05]
Raw Sienna [$6.20 — $5.89 — $3.05]
Indian Yellow [$8.50 — $6.99 – no Dick Blick]
Cadmium Yellow Pale or Lemon or Hue [$18.30 — $16.19 — $3.05]
Cadmium Yellow or Hue [$18.30 — $13.49 — $3.05]
Cadmium Green Pale or Perm. Light Green [$18.30 — $6.99 — $3.05]
Viridian or Hue [$18.30 — $13.49 — $3.05]
Phthalo Green green shade or blue shade [Gamblin $5.89 — $3.05]
Phthalo Turquoise [$6.50 only W & N]
Cerulean Blue or Hue [$18.30 — $16.19 — $3.05]
Cobalt Blue or Hue [$18.30 — $16.19 — $3.05]
French or Ultramarine Blue [$8.50 — $6.99 — $3.05]
Dioxazine Purple [$8.50 — $6.99 — $3.05]
Titanium White [$23.15 — $14.59 — $8.49] for large tube 150 ml.

If you have any difficulty with registration, contact us at School@GreatFallsArt.org


February 25
June 10


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Great Falls, VA 22066 United States
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