classes

Fall 2008
Landscape Painting

Enjoy painting the outdoors in the fall in Washington, D.C. In this class, we will meet on location and paint the landscape in oil in four sessions. The first session will focus on choosing a subject and composing the painting, putting down a drawing. After a careful drawing, students begin laying in paint, paying careful attention to color mixing and the effects of light. Students must bring landscape easel. In case of rain, we will meet at the National Gallery of Art from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and visit the French 19th century collection.

When: Saturday mornings 9 a.m. - noon
Dates: October 4, 11, 18, 25. Nov 1, 8, 15, 22.
Cost: $320

Open Studio - Figure Drawing

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop is sponsoring a 4-week figure drawing studio on Saturday afternoons in Fall 2008. This is an opportunity for artists to work on drawings in front of the live model in a session without an instructor. Ellen Cornett, who teaches figure drawing at CHAW, will monitor the nude-model session in the following format:
  • 15 minutes of 20 second gestures
  • Two 10 minute poses
  • One half hour pose
  • The balance of the time taken with one long pose
  • Finish with 15 minutes of group critique

Please bring your own drawing materials. Easels are available.
When: Saturdays 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th Street, S.E., Washington DC
Click here for directions
Dates & Models:
  • November 1 Stephanie
  • November 15 Brian
  • November 29 Paula
  • December 13 Gabe

Monitor: Ellen Cornett
Cost: $60 for all 4 sessions payable to CHAW or $20/session drop-in.
Note: This session is a trial event with CHAW to see if there is interest and attendance. If so, it may grow into a regularly scheduled session.


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