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Event Phone: 703-330-2787


Ages 15 & up
(6 Weeks)  Feb. 7 - March 21;  no class Feb. 14
Thurs
. 6:30-8:30pm

Instructor:  Jean Seelig
Learn fundamental Asian brush painting techniques while painting on rice paper, silk and other surfaces! Award-winning artist Jean Seelig will introduce the 4000-year-old philosophy, traditions and techniques of Sumi-e brush painting as she teaches students to capture the essential spirit as well as the appearance of natural forms within their designs. One stroke techniques will be demonstrated and practiced during the class. Motifs will vary with the season.
Course fee includes tuition and $15 supply fee.

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Event Phone: 703-330-2787


Ages 11 - 18
(5 Weeks)  Feb. 7 - March 21;  no class Feb. 14 and March 7
Thu. 6:30-8:30pm

Instructor: Cheryl Miehl
Visual art journaling is an exciting frontier for self-expression. The art form combines art and words, providing a place to access creative energy, stretch image-making capabilities and explore techniques, tools and processes to create very personalized artwork. Artists will experiment with graphite, colored pencil, caran d’ache crayons, paint, collage and printmaking techniques to learn the basic skills of art journaling. Visual Art Journals emphasize the use of color (lots of color!), texture, shape, line and image. No previous artistic experience required as there are no rules, just self-expression!  Course fee includes tuition and $25 supply fee.

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Ages 15 & up
(4.5 hours) February 9
Sat. 10am - 2:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz

Take your drawings to new depths of visual interest with a better understanding of the colored pencils medium. This workshop will focus on color blending, shading and textural variations possible with an array of application techniques. Train your eye to see form and color with greater distinction -- colored pencils are supremely portable and ideal for urban and plein air sketching in the field, cartoon coloring, mixed media explorations, and abstract compositions.  Suitable for beginners and intermediate students. Course fee includes tuition and $8 supply fee.

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Ages 15 & up 
(5 Weeks)  Feb. 19 - Mar. 19
Tue. 10:30am-12:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz
Versatile and forgiving, water-based acrylics may be manipulated with a wide array of methods, applied to many different surfaces, and modified with various additives. We will explore application techniques, surface variations, and the effect of medium additives to stretch the reach of our creativity. Small class size allows for individual instruction: students new to acrylics will learn introductory basics; more advanced students will further develop skills and explore new directions. The class may be taken multiple times; new subject matter is presented in each session. Canvases and boards will be provided by the instructor; registrants will receive a list of materials to bring to class via email after registration.  Course fee includes tuition and $12 canvas fee.

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Ages 15 - Adult
(5 weeks) Feb. 22 - Mar. 22
Fri. 10:30am-12:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz
Jump into an adventure and into the world of watercolor. Beginners will learn the basic tools and techniques of the medium; more advanced students are encouraged to explore new methods, materials and styles. You can grow as an artist with the class since it is offered throughout the year. A different approach or subject matter is presented each session. Watercolor paper will be provided by the instructor, along with individual instruction geared for your comfort level. Supply list will be provided. Course fee includes tuition and paper supply fee.

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Ages 15 & up
(4.5 hours) March 9
Sat. 10am-2:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz

If you love pure color, you will love pastels! Learn about different pastel supports (types of papers and boards) while exploring a variety of techniques in this workshop. Dive right in without needing paintbrushes, solvents or a palette - no other medium allows you to apply rich color to the support as quickly as you can with pastels. Students new to the medium will learn basic tools & techniques; more experienced students will further develop skills and explore new directions. Supplies will be provided, $8 supply fee is included.

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Ages 15 & up 
(5 Weeks)  April 2 - May 7, No class April 16
Tue. 10:30am-12:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz
Versatile and forgiving, water-based acrylics may be manipulated with a wide array of methods, applied to many different surfaces, and modified with various additives. We will explore application techniques, surface variations, and the effect of medium additives to stretch the reach of our creativity. Small class size allows for individual instruction: students new to acrylics will learn introductory basics; more advanced students will further develop skills and explore new directions. The class may be taken multiple times; new subject matter is presented in each session. Canvases and boards will be provided by the instructor; registrants will receive a list of materials to bring to class via email after registration.  Course fee includes tuition and $12 canvas fee.

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Age 15 & up
(5 weeks) April 3 - May 1
Wed. 7:00pm-8:30pm

Instructor: Emily Thomson
Develop your observational and rendering skills. Learn to understand and draw in terms of line, value, shape, texture, light, space, composition, and perspective using a variety of media and techniques. Please bring your artist sketching pencils and charcoals, and an 18" x 24" drawing pad. This class may be taken multiple times; the lessons presented will vary from session to session. Students new to drawing instruction will learn basic techniques; more advanced students will further develop skills & explore new directions.

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Ages 15 - Adult
(5 weeks) April 5 - May 10, No class April 19
Fri. 10:30am-12:30pm

Instructor: Michele Frantz
Jump into an adventure and into the world of watercolor. Beginners will learn the basic tools and techniques of the medium; more advanced students are encouraged to explore new methods, materials and styles. You can grow as an artist with the class since it is offered throughout the year. A different approach or subject matter is presented each session. Watercolor paper will be provided by the instructor, along with individual instruction geared for your comfort level. Supply list will be provided. Course fee includes tuition and paper supply fee.

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Age 15 & up
(12 hours) April 5 - May 17; (no class 4/19)
Fri. 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Suhail Mir

Do you know the basic functions of your camera, but want to bring the “wow” factor to your photos? Improve your skills through 6 lessons with an expert. We will focus on using composition and lighting to capture more compelling images, and help you transition away from using automatic camera settings and move into the creative use of manual mode. We will gain practice with guided photo walks around town, then learn to take better photos through hands-on tutorials in the Center's computer lab. Please bring your DSLR camera to class. Enrollment limited to 8 students..

Check out the work of the instructor at http://suhailmirphotography.com/

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