Art Classes & Workshops

News from our art classes in Old Town Alexandria, including teacher interviews, videos from inside the classroom, and updates on teachers and students. Find out what's going on at the School and what class you want to take next!

To search the current catalog of classes, visit The Art League School home page.

Guest Instructor Kathleen Calhoun Sets the Tone

Kathleen Calhoun's upcoming workshop guides more experienced students through techniques to elevate their artwork and to compose eye catching pieces. Read more →

Bending Perceptions: Otto[wo]man Class Teaches Steel Welding, Furniture Making, and Fear Crushing

Art League instructor Donna Reinsel is perfectly aware of how provocative the name of her class, the “Ottowoman Project” is… and how fitting. Read more →

Summer Registration is Open!

It's time to check taking an art class off your summer bucket list. Registration for summer classes is open! Read more →

What’s That Wednesday: Fiber Arts Terms Explained

With classes including spinning and dyeing, you can learn about pretty much any part of the process, except for shearing the sheep. Read more →

Plein Air Painting: What It Is & How to Join the Fun

When the weather’s beautiful and the skies are blue, it doesn’t matter what you’re doing — reading, cooking, writing a blog post — you want to do it outside. Read more →

Paint Somewhere New: Come With Us to the Eastern Shore

Join a workshops in Wachapreague, a tiny town about 45 minutes from Chincoteague, with lots of good spots to paint. Read more →