The Silver Moth Studio, a new art studio founded by well-known artist Jackie Jouvenal Washam and hosted at Foxcroft School, will open this summer with classes in painting, drawing, and ceramics, the School and Washam announced recently.
Washam is a professional artist who has made teaching and creating art her passion. She began her art career in Potomac, MD, at the age of 12 and went on to receive her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Syracuse University and her Master’s of Education from the University of Maryland. Washam then taught in Montgomery County Public Schools for seven years and conducted adult classes at the Yellow Barn Gallery in Glen Echo, MD. In 2017, Washam joined the Fine Arts faculty at Foxcroft School, where she teaches ceramics and painting. She also coaches soccer and tennis.
Silver Moth Studio classes range from painting the human figure and still life, and painting en plein air (outdoors) to sculpting and wheel-throwing. The schedule, too, offers variety; classes are currently scheduled for weekday mornings, afternoons, and early evenings. For a complete schedule, see www.silvermothstudio.com.
Classes will meet in the large art studio and adjacent ceramics room located in Foxcroft’s Schoolhouse. The picturesque 500-acre campus also offers an ideal setting to learn to paint en plein air.
“The mission of Silver Moth Studio is to support the arts in our community,” says Washam, a Purcellville, VA, resident. “Art builds bridges and connects cultures.”
“Silver Moth will strive to provide a space for individuals to express themselves, to explore and experiment through the creative process,” she continues. “I teach because I want to share my passion and instill that passion in others. To me, teaching is building a community where members can thrive.”
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