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Youth-Intermediate Color Study

February 6, 2021 - May 22, 2021


Youth Ages 10-18  |  5 Sessions one Saturday a month
(Class size limited to 7 for distancing)Session II Dates –
February 6, March 13, April 10, May 1, May 22
[Prerequisite: Beginner Studies or equivalent]

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This class is for the young artist who has successfully completed Beginner Drawing and/or demonstrates a thorough understanding of perspective and proportions.

Students will practice painting exercises in the study of light key to strengthen their ability to recognize and mix color with accuracy.  This unique opportunity will have students painting in a full 23-color oil palette, and learning 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. 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.

SUPPLY FEE & OIL PAINTS NEEDED — Students will have the option to pay a fee for the 23-color palette of oil paints or purchase the 23-color palette (listed below).  To purchase the needed palette, it will cost about $120 OR you can pay $50 supply fee to get the paints on your students palette for the 5 sessions.  For all other materials, the supply fee for the entire session is $65 for all 5 sessions [includes #6 filbert paint brush, toned canvas, canvas paper, palette paper, paper towels and refreshments]

About the Artist Instructor: Our long-time instructor, Michela Mansuino, finished graduate school in June 2017 from Studio Incamminati, an Atelier for the study of humanist realism. Her awards are numerous, including the Maggie Price and Jack Richeson Scholarship Award, the Studio Incamminati Scholarship Award, and the D. Colman Witte Scholarship. Michela continues to teach at The Arts of Great Falls School bringing the graduate school instruction to her youth students. website

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.


February 6, 2021
May 22, 2021


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756 Walker Road
Great Falls, VA 22066 United States
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