Young artists in Northern Virginia are extremely lucky to have Michela Mansuino as our Youth Program instructor for The Arts of Great Falls. Michela is an exceptional artist and instructor. She currently teaches at the Human Realist Program for the highly acclaimed Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia, where she studied and earned a diploma of achievement. In addition to youth classes at The Arts of Great Falls, Michela also teaches several adult classes in portraiture, still life, color study and master copies. Michela has won numerous awards, including two honorable mentions from the Portrait Society of America, first prize in the Strictly Painting Competition, and was a finalist in the ARC International Salon. Additionally, her plein air painting, “Still Life with Raffaello,” was featured in Fine Art Connoisseur magazine in July 2022.