classes

Spring 2009
Portrait Painting

This class teaches the fundamentals of painting the head in oil. Students will paint the model from life in 4 sessions. Beginning with a toned canvas, students will execute a careful drawing and subsequently build up the structure of the head from darks to lights. Emphasis is on understanding the structure of the head and learning to mix colors to create realistic and harmonious flesh tones. The class will begin with a demonstration of the alla prima technique, used by John Singer Sargent and handed down through generations of atelier painters and teachers. Experience with drawing and/or painting preferred.

JANUARY WORKSHOP
When: Mondays 6:30-8:45 p.m.
Dates: January 5, 12, (no class Jan 19), 26, Feb 2.
Cost: $144

SPRING I
When: Saturday 10 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Dates: February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28.
Cost: $384

SPRING II
When: Saturday 10 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Dates: April 11, 18, 25. May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
Cost: $384

Location: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th St SE Washington DC 20003
(202) 547-6839 www.chaw.org

Instructor: Sarah Griffin Thibodeaux
www.sarahgriffinthibodeaux.com

To register: call (202) 547-6839 or visit www.chaw.org

Open Studio

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop is sponsoring a 4-week figure drawing studio on Saturday afternoons in February 2009. This is an opportunity for artists to work on drawings or paintings in front of the live model in a session without an instructor.

Please bring your own drawing materials. Easels are available.

When: Saturdays 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th Street, S.E., Washington DC
Click here for directions

Cost: $60 for all 4 sessions payable to CHAW or $20/session drop-in.

Feb 2009 Session: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28.
Mar 2009 Session: March 7, 14, 21, 28.
Apr 2009 Session: (off 4/4 because of CHAW's event "Art & Go Seek") April 11, 18, (off Apr 25), May 2

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