Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spring Classes at the Great Falls School of Art: Sign Up!

Registration for classes is going on now for classes starting mid-April. The Great Falls School of Art (part of Great Falls Foundation for the Arts) will be conducting Spring classes in its new space: 1144 Walker Road, Suite D, Great Falls, VA. Go to to download the Spring bulletin and registration form. New for the Spring:
Children's and Teen classes
New Space
New Adult Classes
Meet some of the teachers on First Friday, April 3, 7-9pm

Some of the Classes being offered include:

Still Life Painting in Oils
Jill Banks

Still life painting is the ultimate teacher – learn how to achieve glorious color, draw with paint concentrating on simplifying forms into abstract shapes, and how to construct compelling compositions. The instructor will set up multiple still lifes for each class and teach students how to design their own incorporating some of their favorite objects. This is a great class for artists of all levels – from beginners to advanced. Information on the instructor can be found at: and on her blog at Supply list will be posted.

$300 plus $20 materials fee
Tuesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm, April 14 - June 9

Introduction to Sculpture
Kathleen Hedges

An introduction to sculpture explaining armatures and creating a clay work using an armature. This class is appropriate for beginning and continuing sculpture students.

$350 plus $75 materials fee
Thursdays, 10am-1pm, April 16 - June 11

Oil Painting from Your Favorite Photos
Adrienne Kralick

Learn to compose and create beautiful oil paintings from photo references that interest and excite you. This lively class is tailored to help each student at their own level whether beginner or advanced, with an emphasis on the concepts and painting techniques that can be learned from great paintings throughout history. Demonstrations and handouts are customized for the specific needs that arise during each session as the paintings progress. Additional information on the instructor and supply list can be found at

$300 Fridays, 9:30am-12:30pm, April 17 - June 12
$300 Sundays, 1:00pm-4:00pm, April 19 - June 14

Pop In & Paint
Adrienne Kralick

Enjoy a night out painting among other artists and friends. Bring your paints and whatever you want to work on and the instructor will be there to help you with problems, guide you along the way, give a critique or lesson based on your particular needs. . . just ask. Information on the instructor can be found at

$35 per class, Fridays, 7:00pm-9:30pm, no registration necessary April 17-June 12

Introduction to Watercolor
Linda Jones

This course covers the basic techniques in watercolor such as washes, wet into wet, dry brush and other brushwork, color mixing and composition, working with transparent watercolors and gouache. The course is suitable for beginners and continuing watercolor artists wishing to work on their technique. Each class will include handouts, photographs, still life, flowers, etc. A materials list will be provided. Information on the instructor can be found at

$300 Mondays, 1:00pm-5:00pm, April 13 - June 15

Download the full class bulletin and registration form

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