posted Jan 16, 2012, 5:27 PM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster

The Vienna Arts Society is offering a variety of evening art classes this winter at the Vienna Art Center, 115 Pleasant Street, NW, Vienna.

All classes will run for five weeks (with a make-up class in case of inclement weather) and begin at 7:00 p.m. Those interested must register in advance by sending a check for $150.00, made out to “Vienna Arts Society”, to the Vienna Art Center,115 Pleasant St., NW, Vienna, VA 22180; ATTN: Pauline Lorfano.

Questions?  Call 703-319-3971.  Details about the classes and a registration form is available at

Tuesdays, beginning January 10, award winning artist Deborah Conn will teach a five week series on Watercolor Monotypes.  All experience levels welcome.

Students will prepare plexiglass plates and paint images on them using watercolor, caran d’ache, watercolor pencils and/or Stabilo crayons. They will then transfer their images to damp printmaking paper using a small etching press. Artists will explore other techniques such as chine colle, using wet media acetate, and a two-plate process. One class will focus on constructing a small "flip press" and making hand-rubbed monotypes using that and other tools. "Happy accidents", instant gratification, and a sense of play are integral to the process, making it an engaging and really fun creative experience!
Deborah Conn, "Pier Fishing", watercolor monotype

Wednesdays, beginning January 11, Richelle Kaufman will teach Classical Drawing.  Students of all levels of skill will master this craft so they can take their own paths. 

Learn the universal rules of how to draw what you see, taking advantage of the experiences of fine artists, mastering this craft and then finding your own path. This is a five week workshop for beginning to advanced students. The class will focus on classical drawing as a fundamental tool in one’s development as a fine artist. Whether you are a painter or a sculptor, or would like to become one, your ability to draw realistically and constructively provides you with a solid basis for growth. Students will work with objects, and a variety of media will be explored. You will gain a better understanding of composition, construction, perspective, tonal value, light and shadow.  Students will produce finished easel drawings ready to frame.