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.

Upcoming Ceramics Workshop

Potter Simon Levin will be teaching a weekend workshop for The Art League, “Methods of Expression in Clay,” in January. We asked Simon about his ideas for the class and what we could expect. His answers are below. Class description: “Art is communication. Art explores an idea. This hands-on workshop employs a variety of exercises Read more →

Winter Painting Retreat in the Bahamas Almost Sold Out

“I think the Bahamas the best place I have ever found.” — Winslow Homer Has the approach of winter got you singing the blues? Escape the cold and gray and add some color to the season with The Art League’s upcoming travel workshop to the Bahamas this February. But don’t expect just a vacation. Read more →

Travel Tuesday: See What You’re Missing

The Art League’s travel workshops have included trips to far-flung destinations including Barcelona, London, Provence, and the Bahamas, and more local spots such as Richmond. Apart from the potential for some sight-seeing, travel is a great way to find inspiration — just ask any of the instructors who have led workshops in the past: Read more →

Upcoming Classes and Workshops Still Have Space!

Some fall term classes at The Art League still have spots open! Check below to see what sparks your interest, and don’t forget to check back before winter term — registration opens November 7. Classes by start date: 10/21: Basic Drawing with Jim Burford 10/23: Silver Jewelry with Michael Brehl10/24: Silver Jewelry with Gretchen Read more →

Travel workshops with The Art League: FAQs

The Art League’s amazing travel workshops — including local day trips and international workshops in such locations as the Bahamas and Spain —  are great ways to learn more about art and culture while globetrotting with expert instructors. Curious about joining us on the next expedition? We asked Travel Workshop Coordinator Margaret Cerutti for Read more →

Winter Break in the Bahamas with Susan Abbott

With as cold as it’s been this week, everyone is going to be itching to escape somewhere WARM and sunny this winter. Now is the time to book your Winter Break to the Bahamas with internationally known artist Susan Abbott! From February 9-14, 2012, escape to Elbow Cay, a tiny gem amongst the islands Read more →