Upcoming Events

Worship, Music & Arts Opportunities at Columbia

CIFA Concert
Friday, April 17, 7:30 pm, Chapel

Join us for an evening of delightful music featuring Scott Schwertfeger, Classical Guitar Instructor, and Columbia's own Cornelia Frazier, Soprano.  Music of many types will be showcased by Mr. Schwertfeger and Ms. Frazier.  They will also perform three numbers originally written for lute and voice.  This is an event you don't want to miss.  The concert is free, but donations will be accepted for the CIFA Scholarship Fund. A reception will follow.

Beginner Art Class (for adults)
Wednesdays, March 25 through June 3, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Room 100

The Columbia Institute of Fine Arts will be offering an art class for beginners to intermediate art students with emphasis on drawing and painting representational art.  The classes will include instruction, independent work, and evaluation.  Ruth Ann Barr, local artist and retired Fairfax County art teacher, will conduct the class.

Classes will meet on Wednesdays from March 25 through June 3 (classes will not meet on Wednesday,
April 1) from 3pm to 5pm.  The cost of the class will be $220.  New students to CIFA will also be charged a $50 registration fee.  For more information, call the CIFA office at 703-534-2508.

Class Description:

OPEN STUDIO
Teacher:  Ruth Ann Barr

Open Studio:  An art class for beginners to intermediate art students with emphasis on drawing and painting representational art.  The classes will include instruction, independent work, and evaluation.

Materials:
Drawing Pencils, HB, 2H, B4, B6
Drawing paper 11"x 14" or 16"x20"
Layout Bond tablet
Tracing paper
Choice of:  Oil pastels, Colored pencil, Watercolor paint, or Acrylic paint.

Lesson One:
Introduction, Evaluation Exercise, Instruction in Graphite
Techniques, Independent Work in Pencil.

Lesson Two:
Introduction to Composition, Independent Work.

Lesson Three:
Continue Composition, Independent Work.

Lesson Four:
Introduction to View Point, Persepective, Independent Work.

Lesson Five:
Continue Perspective, Independent Work.

Lesson Six:
Introduction to Color Theory, Independent Work.

Lessons Seven:
Continue Color Theory, Independent Work.

Lesson Eight:
Introduction to Self Evaluation, Independent Work.

Lesson Nine:
Independent Work.

Lesson Ten:
Independent Work, Critique of Class.