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2013/2014 WORKSHOPS & CLASSES o i l pa i nt i n g Portrait Painting Seth Haverkamp Saturday & Sunday │ January 11 & 12, 2013 │ 10:00 am–4:00 pm │ $250 for two days, includes modeling fee │ All skill levels │ Art Room, Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St., Falls Church Concentration and focusing on large shapes to achieve a likeness. Capturing the face and personality without the use of drawing. Shapes will be the focus versus the feature itself, removing the artist from the concept of eye, ear, nose, etc., to the big shapes throughout the painting and moving progressively to smaller details until the painting is completed. The limited palette will be used, and the painterly result of this loose approach brings new insight and results for students.

Painting the Figure—A Simple Approach Seth Haverkamp Saturday & Sunday │ April 12 & 13, 2014 │ 10:00 am–4:00 pm │ $250, includes modeling fee │ All skill levels │ ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church

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By using different shades of paint we will capture the figure without the use of drawing. Instead we will focus on painting in big shapes to get the gesture and proportions of the figure. In conjunction with wiping out, our shapes will get progressively smaller until we have completed paintings. Our palette will remain limited. This is a loose approach that can yield stunningly detailed, painterly paintings.

A ll-M e dia painting Scenes—Inside and Out Jean Marie Barrett Session 1 │ Tuesdays │ October 22 & 29, November 5 & 12, 2013 │ 7:00–9:00 pm │ $150 │ Beginner–Intermediate │ Studio 916, 916 West Broad St., Falls Church (2nd floor entry from parking lot behind building © Jean Marie Barrett All rights reserved

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Session 2 │ Tuesdays │ March 18 & 25, April 1 & 8 │ 7:00–9:00 pm │ $150 │ Beginner–Intermediate │ Studio 916, 916 West Broad St., Falls Church (2nd floor entry from parking lot behind building)) In this class, students will work from a variety of sources to create oil, acrylic, or watercolor paintings of landscapes and interior scenes. Students will be encouraged to explore the use of their own photos and other found images to create an “Idea Bank” from which to draw inspiration. Perspective, composition, color mixing, value and mood will be discussed and applied to student work.

Painting from Photos jean marie barrett Tuesdays | January 21 & 28, February 4 & 11 │ 7:00–9:00 pm │ $150 | Beginner–Intermediate | Studio 916, 916 W. Broad St., Falls Church (2nd floor entry from parking lot behind building) Learn fundamentals of painting using any photo and create strong compositions using the image you select. Demonstrations and personal instruction are assured, as class size maximum is 5 students. Create a believable representation from photos of your choice: family, landscapes, or scenes with people, animals, etc. Bring the images/ photos to the class with you. Students will be instructed in painting techniques and learn the challenges of working from photos.

Process Painting—Modern-Abstract Expression Brian Joseph Legan Session 1 │ Thursdays │ October 24 & 31, November 7 & 14, 2013 │ 7:00–9:00 pm │ $150 │ Beginners–Advanced │ Studio 916, 916 West Broad St., Falls Church (2nd floor entry from parking lot behind building) Session 2 │ Thursdays │ January 23 & 30, February 6 & 13, 2014 │ 7:00–9:00 pm │ $150 │ Beginners–Advanced │ Studio 916, 916 West Broad St., Falls Church Session 3 │ Thursdays │ March 20 & 27, April 3 & 10, 2014 │ 7:00– 9:00 pm │ $150 │ Beginners–Advanced │ Studio 916, 916 West Broad St., Falls Church

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Process Painting incorporates disciplines and techniques that can be applied to each artist’s own works. The class will draw on the inspiration and creative process by studying great painters and learning the processes they incorporated into their work so it can be applied to the student’s own art in this class and the future. Students will study process and paint application following the New York School of the 1950’s and the Ash Can School of the 1920’s.

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Plein Air Boot Camp BILL ABEL & OTHER award-winning PLEIN AIR PAINTERS Saturdays | March 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2014 | 1:00–3:00 pm | $30/class | Beginners–Intermediate | Art and Frame of Falls Church, 111 Park Ave., Falls Church Basic Plein Air fundamentals will be covered and demonstrated that can be used with any painting medium. Bring a photo of a favorite spot and learn how to frame the best composition and the steps to a strong composition BEFORE you begin to paint. Techniques, choice of focal point, use of color and temperature, and how to’s on various aspects of painting Plein Air (painting outside).

Polishing Plein Air BILL ABEL & OTHER award-winning PLEIN AIR PAINTERS Saturdays | May 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2014 | 1:00–3:00 pm | $25/class | Meet at parking lot of Stifel & Capra, 260 W. Broad St., Falls Church Join other Plein Air artists in working on a winning Plein Air entry for the 5th Annual Plein Air contest, sponsored by Falls Church Arts. Some supplies available for those who are trying Plein Air painting for the first time. Open your imagination and start scouting now for a “scene in the city” that you particularly like, or bring a photo so you can learn how to “frame” your subject for a better effect. Very experienced Plein Air painters will be there to help you, from equipment to the finest techniques and ideas to bring your artwork to a whole new level. Your fee will be applied to the Painter’s Prize, which will be awarded to the artist who wins the most votes from the participating artists in this year’s Plein Air Festival.

Painting Night Scenes BILL ABEL & OTHER award-winning PLEIN AIR PAINTERS Saturday | May 31, 2014 | 7:00–9:00 pm | $40 | All skill levels | Meet at parking lot of Stifel and Capra, 260 W. Broad St., Falls Church Learn how to capture the night. Join other Plein Air artists in exploring how change of palette and choice of scene can make for amazing night paintings.

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watercolor pa i nt i n g Working with Opaque and Transparent Colors Bill Abel Session 1 │ Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday │ January 20, 21, 23, & 24, 2014 │ 10:00 am–1:00 pm │ $175 │ Beginner–Intermediate │ The Little City Studio, Stifel & Capra, 260 W. Broad St., Falls Church Session 2 │ Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday │February 3, 4, 6, & 7, 2014 │ 10:00 am–1:00 pm │ $175 │ Beginner–Intermediate │ The Little City Studio at Stifel & Capra, 260 W. Broad St., Falls Church Students will learn painting skills using different opacities of color that can provide extra depth and contrast to their watercolors. The nature of the pigment and application process and special techniques will add to the artists’ skills and open windows to further creative growth and execution skill to their particular artistic styles.

Mixing Colors on Contact Bill Abel © Deborah Conn All rights reserved

Session 1 │ Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday | November 4, 5, 7, & 8, 2013 | 10:00 am–1:00 pm | $175 | Beginner– Intermediate | The Little City Studio at Stifel & Capra, 260 W. Broad St., Falls Church Session 2 │ Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday | March 24, 25, 27, & 28, 2014 | 10:00 am–1:00 pm | $175 | Beginner– Intermediate | The Little City Studio at Stifel & Capra, 260 W. Broad St., Falls Church Liberating your style and energizing your artwork with a technique that allows for depth of color and contrast adds to the joy of watercolor painting. Studio time will allow for experimentation and to see what effects other artists achieve with this technique.

Watercolor for Beginners DEBORAH CONN Tuesdays | 7:00–10:00 pm | January 7, 13, 21, & 28, March 4 & 11, 2014 | $225 | Beginner | The Little City Studio at Stifel & Capra, 260 W. Broad St., Falls Church This class will teach you all you need to start painting in six days. Composition, value, color, materials, techniques and tips for the newcomer to watercolor. Learning the concepts and joy of painting with watercolors will provide a solid foundation for the student’s further exploration once the class is completed. Class listings continue on p. 12.

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Process Painting—Modern-Abstract Expression – Brian Joseph Legan

Our Instructors’ Art Works by our talented instructors

Watercolor & Monotypes – Deborah Conn

Watercolor & Plein Air – Bill Abel

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Portrait Painting & Painting the Figure – Seth Haverkamp

Photography – Art Pierson

Scenes—Inside and Out & Painting from Photos – Jean Marie Barrett

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pr i ntmak i n g Creating Watercolor Monotypes, All Ages Deborah Conn Saturday & Sunday │ January 18 & 19, 2014 │ 9:30 am–3:30 pm│ $160 (includes materials fee) │ Beginner–Experienced, All Ages │ The Little City Studio at Stifel & Capra, 260 W. Broad St., Falls Church In this workshop, students will learn to make one-of-a-kind works of art using Plexiglas plates, watercolors, and a small etching press. We’ll play with other kinds of tools, like watercolor pencils and crayons, bits of collage, and wet-media acetate, to make a variety of textures and designs. One class will focus on making a small flip press that students can use at home. No drawing skills necessary —students can make up their own designs or even trace photos or other images. With a lot of immediate gratification and frequent “happy accidents,” this would be a fun class for an adult and child to share, and it is suitable for all experience levels, from beginners through experienced painters. Students under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

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P H OTO G R A P H Y Introduction to Photoshop Arthur W. Pierson Saturday │ January 11, 2014 │ 10:00 am–4:00 pm │ Members $35, Nonmembers $50 │ Beginner–Intermediate │ ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church Back by popular demand, this seminar is intended for anyone interested in learning the basics of PhotoShop. It is also recommended for people who know a little about the software and wish to understand it better. The seminar will include: • Understanding color, color systems, and color profiles • Tools • Image size and cropping • File formats • Nondestructive edits, color balance, density, and contrast • Retouching • Preparing for output Participants are NOT encouraged to bring their own computers.

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OPEN art LABS Join us for one of our Open Art Labs. Artists of all skill levels are welcome and no registration is necessary.

Open Printmaking Lab Winter │ Dates and times to be announced │ No prior printmaking experience required │ Check FCA’s website for updates

Be sure to check FCA’s website for class and event additions and updates. If you want to receive FCA’s email newsletters and updates, please sign up on our website.

The Print Lab provides a general overview and allows students new to printmaking as well as experienced printmaking artists to gather together and work individually with other artists. Some tools, linoleum or wood, ink, paper, rollers and burnishing tools will be available for purchase or use during the lab hours by Open Lab leaders who can instruct on the techniques and use of materials, tools on linoleum, wood, etc. Printing paper and supplies will be provided at cost for students who do not have supplies.

Open Figure Drawing Lab Winter │ Dates and times to be announced │ All skill levels welcome │ Model present at each session │ Check FCA’s website for updates Join us at the Open Figure Drawing Lab to exercise and improve your figure drawing skills. Draw the human figure with other artists and students in a non-instructional setting.

Register for classes online at www.fallschurcharts.org/class-registration Or download a registration form (p. 19) at www.fallschurcharts.org/pdf/FCA-registerform.pdf And see p. 18 for map of class locations. Updates/more info at www.FallsChurchArts.org

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2013/2014 instructors Bill Abel Bill Abel is a self-taught watercolor artist living in Falls Church, where he has taught for many years. His technique develops and evolves as he works, teaches others, and learns, experimenting with different surfaces and papers to discover the unique qualities of each as they react to the medium. His use of abstract mid-value underpaintings give balance, temperature, and energy to his work. When asked about his influences, Bill says, “My apprenticeship with Tony Van Hasselt and Judi Wagner, two internationally © Bill Abel All rights reserved popular instructors and masters in their own time, had a big influence. The spirit of my grandfather and syndicated cartoonist Dudley Fisher, whom I never got to meet, but certainly inspired me to practice art as a valid career path.” His work hangs in private and public collections, and he was the recent first-place winner of the Don Beyer Volvo/Kia Plein Air Prize for 2013. Website: www.wherearthappens.com/index.php

Jean Marie Barrett Artist’s Statement—The purpose behind painting sunlit landscapes, weathered houses, intimate interiors and atmospheric nocturnes is to express what I remember of my youth. Yet memory is fickle— what is recalled could be a fabrication or at least an exaggeration. Making these paintings causes me to examine the impressions of my past that I have held as truth for so long. The act of painting provides me with a metaphorical crowbar to pry open my long held assumptions. I am becoming open to seeing new truths. Jean Marie holds a Master of Interdisciplinary Studies degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and Bachelor of Arts in art education from Michigan State University. She has been an art teacher in the Arlington Public Schools since 1987 and has taught at the Arlington Arts Center since 2006. Website: www.jeanmariebarrett.com

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Deborah Conn Deborah Conn is a Falls Church-based artist who works in watercolor, acrylics, collage, and various forms of drawing media. Her favorite subjects are people. She exhibits her work at The Gallery Underground in Crystal City and at Stifel & Capra in Falls Church. Deborah’s paintings have been shown at the Torpedo Factory and Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, Strathmore Hall in Rockville, the Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church, and many other venues in the Washington metropolitan area. Formerly, she taught elementary–aged children in the Winchester, Virginia, school system. Awards include • Honorable Mention, Vienna Arts Treasury of Art Show, 2012 • Dick Blick Award, Baltimore Watercolor Society Mid-Atlantic Exhibit, 2012 • Third Place, Gallery West “Colors,” 2012 • First Place, Falls Church Arts “Sketchy” show, 2012 • First Place, Tinner Hill Blues Festival Show, 2012 • George Dumas Award, 2011 Vienna Arts Society Treasury of Art show • Honorable Mention, 2011 Virginia Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition • Third Place, 2011 Vienna Arts Society spring exhibition • Honorable Mention, 2011 Falls Church Arts “MiXeD uP” show • Honorable Mention, 2011 Art in [Alexandria] City Hall

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She is a signature member of Potomac Valley Watercolorists and the Baltimore Watercolor Society and an artist member of the Virginia Watercolor Society. In addition to Falls Church Arts, she belongs to the Art League of Alexandria, Vienna Arts Society, and the Miniature Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers Society of Washington, DC. Website: www.deborahconn.com

Seth Haverkamp Seth Haverkamp received a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Carson Newman College in 2003. Leading up to his BFA, he spent a year in Cleveland Institute of Art and a year in Memphis College of Art. In 2005 he had the opportunity to study at Studio Incamminati for a year with renowned artist Nelson Shanks. Upon leaving Incamminati he settled in a small studio in northern Virginia, where his career in painting began. In continuing his education, Seth took classes under master figure and portrait painter Robert Liberace. It was at this time that Seth also started teaching himself. He infused his teaching with the strongest elements of all his teachers, along with his personal approaches to what he feels is a comprehensive technique for both beginners and amateurs. In addition to studio work, Seth paints portrait commission Some notable commissions include Bill Best, co-inventor of the radial tire; Michael Lockhart, president of Armstrong Flooring; and Madeline, the daughter of Catherine Graham, publisher of the Washington Post.

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In 2008 Seth was awarded Best In Show in the Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition with a painting of his eldest daughter, Echo. In 2011 he received an Award of Excellence in the same competition for his painting of his wife, entitled “The Matriarch.” In the 2013 competition, Seth received Top Honors along with Peoples Choice Award for “Essie’s Headdress,” a painting of his second daughter. Seth currently resides in east Tennessee with his artist wife, Kat, and their four children, Echo, Essie, Penelope, and Caspian. Website: www.sethhaverkamp.com

BRIAN JOSEPH LEGAN Brian Legan is an artist who uses a variety of media in his modern and abstract work. He has taught summer classes for the last two years at the Arlington Art Center, as well as various art and art history classes in the Arlington Public Schools. He has also given private Instruction since 2011. His past experience also includes serving as art curator at the DC Loft Gallery. Brian holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree fromVirginia Commonwealth University. He received a partial scholarship from the Virginia Handcrafter’s Guild and Honorable Mention in the National Scholastic Art Competition at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC.

Arthur W. Pierson Art Pierson has been a practicing commercial photographer for 32 years, specializing in corporate, architectural, and studio work. He has received numerous commendations, including the Golden Mirror Award, Virginia Press Association citations, McGraw-Hill Readership Survey Award, and Award of Merit from the Society for Technical Communication, as well as a Presidential citation from Collingwood Library and Museum. Art has a Bachelor of Science from Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Photography. He has been a resident of the City of Falls Church since 1983. Website: www.piersonphoto.com

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Free parking is available at all locations. Please obey all parking signs and be sure you are parked in a legal parking space.

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