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The Art League Plein Air Painters on Patch

Last month, The Art League Plein Air Painters met at River Farm for a day of painting chronicled in this great post by Ruth Baja Williams on Patch. Read her write-up for an idea of what they do — it’s an informally organized group, started last year, that makes occasional outings to paint together. Read more →

Children’s Art Contest

Art League kids and parents! Wishing more people could see your masterpiece from Summer Art Camp? Washington Parent magazine is looking for artwork by children ages 5 to 15 to go on the cover of, and inside, their November arts issue. The deadline is September 30. Click here for details on how to enter, Read more →

Fashion, Art, Ice Cream, and Drawing at The Art League This Week!

Did you see the news this morning? Holly Morris did a live segment for FOX 5 Morning News at the Torpedo Factory highlighting everything going on arts-wise in Alexandria this week, and had her 60-second portrait made by Art League instructor Patrick Kirwin. Watch the video here! The fascinator Holly wore was made by Read more →

12-Hour Drawing Marathon on September 8

Sharpen your pencils and grab your newsprint pads! Our Drawing Marathon Fundraiser is the forth and final event in The Art League’s “30-Something” Summer Series of events. From 10:00am-10:00pm on Saturday, September 8, artists may come to The Art League’s Duke Street Annex and draw for as little or as long as they like Read more →

Bowled Over: A Blogger Tries Pottery

Have you watched the Ice Cream Bowl Throwdown video we posted yesterday? They make it look easy, don’t they? Don’t make me laugh. My name is George. I do the blogging here at The Art League. Blogging, while requiring a certain amount of creative output, isn’t really a “fine art.” So we thought it Read more →

The Ice Cream Bowl Throwdown

With the ceramics department’s annual Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser just around the corner, three potters gathered in The Art League’s ceramics studio last Friday for a throwdown. The contestants were Tiffany, Jack, and Blair, who have been churning out hundreds of bowls over the past few weeks along with other ceramics artists. Their challenge: Read more →