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Figure in the Landscape with Jill

All levels welcome!

  • Started Mar 19
  • 325 US dollars
  • Village Center 756 Walker Rd


Learn the basic elements of capturing people in paint from Jill Banks! For the Spring session, we'll take advantage of the warmer weather for one or two of the sessions to move our model and easels outside into the Great Falls Village Centre to focus on the figure "in the landscape." It will be a chance to loosen up and learn a bit about painting en plein air, capturing life as Jill loves to do. That day or days, plan to do multiple painted or drawn sketches. In studio days, students can work either on the portrait or entire figure. This course covers the basic elements of capturing people in paint: composition, mood, gesture, form, structure and features. Models are clothed. Instruction in painting will cover features and how to achieve beautiful skin tones. Supply lists are provided through the links below. Model fees are extra, paid directly to the instructor the first day of class. (For information on the instructor, see her web site: Potential make-up day if the instructor misses a class is Tuesday, May 21. For one or two of these classes, we will paint outside in the Great Falls Village Centre with the emphasis being figure in the landscape vs. a studied portrait. This will combine a bit of plein air and changing light fun and challenges with capturing people. Those days will be weather permitting and the class will be informed in advance. You are welcome to draw in charcoal. *I will give a demo at the beginning of the March 19 class which will be extended to 10am to 2pm. You'll be drawing/painting for the rest of that class!

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The Arts of Great Falls, Walker Road, Great Falls, VA, USA

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