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Level II Form Study

October 15, 2022 - January 21, 2023


Youth Ages 12-18  |  4 Sessions
[One Saturday monthly 2:30-5:30pm]

Session Dates –
Oct. 15, Nov. 19,  Dec. 17 , Jan. 21
[Prerequisite: previous drawing class or teacher approval]

For the young artist who has successfully completed Beginner Drawing and/or who demonstrates a thorough understanding of perspective and proportions, ages 12 – 15.
Students practice their drawing skills in black and white oil on toned canvas pad sheets. Still
life objects are studied in exercises called “form studies”, under a single light source. Casts
from antiquity will also be introduced. The student practices “the art of the start” of the painting
process as well as longer studies. Participants become confident in the handling of paint and
in the articulation of value structure to create depth and atmosphere.

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

[All supplies will be provided.  A supply fee for all materials at cost for the 4 sessions, can be paid directly to instructor at the first session]

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


October 15, 2022
January 21


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