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FCA Opens Green Show, Offers New Classes

(Photo: Courtesy of Barb Cram)
(Photo: Courtesy of Barb Cram)

The Falls Church Arts Green Show had its opening reception last Thursday, Feb. 12, at ArtSpace Falls Church and was filled throughout the evening with over 25 artists artworks represented and more than 150 guests in attendance. The Green show had several interpretations of the word green woven through the variety of styles and interpretations by the many artists. The show, which is open through March 8, was juried by Matt Somma, Jeff Duka and Brian Legan.

Falls Church Arts also announced a new slate of winter sessions classes to go along with the previously-announced iPad Art class, which is scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 21, from 1 – 4 p.m. Bobbi Pratte, nationally known landscape painter and juror for the 2014 Falls Church Plein Air Festival, will be teaching the popular class.

The Watercolor for Beginners class with artist/instructor Deborah Conn will begin next Monday, Feb. 23, from noon – 3 p.m. Deborah, like the rest of Falls Church Arts’ artist/instructors has won several awards and has just returned from a Masters Watercolor week and is anxious to begin the 2015 watercolor classes. Building upon the basic instruction, Deborah aims to help her students successfully achieve mastery of basic skills in the six Monday afternoon classes.

Elizabeth Benforado, who has a Master in Fine Arts degree from University of Wisconsin, will be teaching a Drawing class. This third set of Drawing classes are offered on Thursday afternoons in March from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. The classes offer a series of special exercises that focus the student on producing improved awareness of what they actually see and students can build considerable expertise to improve their drawings and develop their style. Classes begin on March 5 and will be held at the Falls Church Community Center at 223 Little Falls Street.

Richard Levine will be teaching another Pastels class on Tuesdays in March beginning March 17th from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Pastels class is for all skill levels, but is especially for beginner to intermediate students. In three classes students learn the basics of pastels: application, mixing, how to use water, various papers, grades of pastels, and finishing and framing techniques particular to pastels. The Pastel classes are scheduled for March 17, 24, and 31.

For more information or to register for classes, visit or call 703-679-7881.