ART CLASS: DRAWING STILL LIFE
Students will learn the fundamentals of drawing the complexities of Still life and Landscapes, while practicing their Italian skills. Instructions are given both in Italian, and in English, if you are only interested in learning drawing techniques.
When and where:
Available upon request
at the Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S.Park Ave. , Chevy Chase, MD 20815, or 4827 Rugby Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Cost: $ 265 (for a minimum of 5 students) To register, call the office at 301-215-7885
To start, you can bring pencils, eraser, and a hard back sketch pad. Students are free to choose the size and the kind of paper.
- artist’s loft™ fundamentals™ charcoal set $4.99 Item# 10183300 This is an all-in-one charcoal set perfect for the beginning artist, including everything you need to bring your imagination to life. This set includes pencils, pastels …
- artist’s loft™ tree sketchbook $7.99 Item# 10202420 This stylish sketchbook is perfect for both students and artists. Hardbound with a greyboard cover, it contains high quality sketch paper with a versatile surface …)
The course is for adults and also for middle school/high school students.
The instructor: Sofia Caligiuri
Artist Statement and Exhibition Narrative:
I am an Italian-Naturalized American artist who lives and works in the Metropolitan Area of Washington DC.
I was born in Calabria, Italy, and later moved to Rome where I studied as a painter at the Academy of Fine Arts under Alberto Ziveri. My favorite teachers included Fiorella Diamantini and Arnoldo Ciarrocchi, an exquisite Master Etcher who also taught Maccari. We used to have etching lessons on Saturday mornings, while eating pizza bianca sprinkled with oil and salt accompanied by a couple sips of wine. In this way, students enjoyed both intellectual and physical nourishment. I remember that it felt like a mystical experience each time.
I illustrated several journals in Italy. Published two books “Le Novellette” Artemide Edizioni, Roma Italy 2004 and “The Fief, a story of love and other virtues” Artemide Edizioni, 2002 Roma, Italy.
I have held exhibitions of my work in Italy and in the United States.
My imagery emphasizes the idea that the impermanence of all phenomena underlies the search for the meaning of life. Therefore, I follow memories and thoughts as Traces that ultimately will bring me to find Evidences of how my life developed and what type of evolution I experienced. In other terms, my work is a tool that I use to get to know myself better and especially to discover what kind of mission I have in this life and fully develop my own potential.