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Level I Classical Drawing – Session 1

February 4 - June 3


First Time Youth Students Ages 8-13  |  4 Sessions
One Saturday monthly 12:30-2:30 pm

2023 Session Dates- Mar. 11, Apr. 22, Apr 29, Jun. 3

In these progressively oriented Saturday art lessons, the fine art objective is to develop drawing and seeing skills in the serious young artist, ranging in age from 8 – 13.  New students will learn the three important parts starting the drawing: 1) the envelope, 2) the separation of light from shadow, and 3) the five-value scale.  No matter what age, Michela will work with your young artist at their own level with their own personal set-up in their space.

Simple still life objects are used for practice with perspective and proportion under a single light source. Students draw with charcoal on toned paper. 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.

The mastery of skills are —
1). Successfully launching an envelope around the compositional elements in the still life arrangement
2). Successfully determining the correct tilts and angles of the still life arrangement
3). Successfully describing perspective in terms of the planes of the cube and the ellipsis of the circle
4). Consistently separating true light from true shadow
5). Consistently calibrating the value of the overall still life arrangement

[There is a $30 fee for all supplies needed for the 5 sessions, paid directly to instructor at the first class]

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


February 4
June 3


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756 Walker Road
Great Falls, VA 22066 United States
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