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!

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George’s Artistic Adventure: Drawing, Day One

To read the introduction to this series, click here. Today was my first drawing class, and it went well! The teacher, George Tkabladze — henceforth “instructor George” — had us jump right in by drawing the still life setup below. Then he came around to give each of us pointers. I glanced around to Read more →

George’s Artistic Adventure: Prologue

It’s the start of fall classes at The Art League School this week, and I’m going back to school, too. My name is George, and I do the blogging here at The Art League. I’m going to be sharing my tentative steps into my first art classes in many years — I’m finally learning Read more →

Back to School at The Art League Store

Classes for the fall term at The Art League School start next week, and the Store is ready to help you get back in the swing of things! The Art League Store, on the second floor of the Torpedo Factory at 105 North Union Street in Alexandria, sells fine art supplies at discounted, non-profit 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 →

Two New Video Demos: Hammered Metal & Silk Screen Printing

We’ve just added two new instructor demos to our video demo playlist on YouTube! In the first with Michael Brehl demonstrates how to raise a copper bowl for his class, “Pound It Out: All Things Hammered.” You can watch him demonstrate the first round of raising below: In the other new video, Nancy McIntyre Read more →

Paint the Fall Foliage with Bobbi Pratte

Autumn in Pennsylvania: Painting Hickory Bridge Farm Plein air painting with Bobbi Pratte October 17–18, 2012 After June’s successful lavender-themed painting workshop in Pennsylvania, instructor Bobbi Pratte is returning to the area in October for another colorful event: the fall foliage at Hickory Bridge Farm. The workshop, October 17 & 18, “was a no-brainer,” Read more →