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Figure in the Landscape with Jill

All levels welcome!

  • Starts Sep 24
  • 390 US dollars
  • Village Centre School

Available spaces


Learn the basic elements of capturing people in paint from Jill Banks! Tuesdays, 10:30am to 1:30pm (expanded hours on the first day of class only -- 10:00am to 2:00pm) September 24 - October 29. Potential make-up day for school closure or teacher absence is on Tuesday, November 5. Six sessions For the Fall session, we'll take advantage of the 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: 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 September 24 class which will be extended to 10am to 2pm. You'll be drawing/painting for the rest of that class!

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • 756 Walker Rd suite c, Great Falls, VA, USA


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