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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More Demos from The Art League School

Art League School instructors have graciously been sharing their class demos with us, and more videos are going up on YouTube. The up-to-date video playlist is here, and new videos will be added as we make them! Today’s videos: two new demos from Lisa Semerad’s drawing class, Pencil Techniques and Projects. Tuesday’s class was Read more →

Children’s Classes at The Art League School

Registration for spring term at The Art League School is now open, and that means young artists ages five and up can enroll in another slate of children’s classes and the popular summer art camp. Children’s art classes get rave reviews from the students, who often take them over again — and from the Read more →

New Video Demos from The Art League School

With winter classes in full swing at The Art League School, instructors are once again opening up their classrooms and allowing us to take footage of them demonstrating their craft. Ceramics chair Blair Meerfeld showed us how to throw a pitcher on the potter’s wheel, and made it look easy: And jewelry instructor Abby Read more →

Travel Workshop: Edinburgh Through the Eyes of the Artist

Art League instructor Robert Liberace has taken students to destinations including London, Rome, and Venice, but he says the upcoming travel workshop to Edinburgh, Scotland may outshine even those classic metropolises. “We’re going to have a great time,” Rob says. “We’ve been to a lot of great places but I think this one will Read more →

Turning Back Time with Sculpture

Art League instructor and forensic artist Joe Mullins has new work on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, using high-tech tools to learn more about a very old — and very young — mummy. Joe reconstructed the face of the 2,500-year-old, 3-year-old boy using CT scans and 3-D sculpting software. He Read more →

On the Horizon: Travel Workshop to Ethiopia

It’s not too soon to start getting excited about The Art League’s travel workshop this spring to Ethiopia. We spoke to instructor and photographer Andargé Asfaw, who was born in Ethiopia and called the land “a paradise” for photographers and other artists. This workshop is open to artists of all media. Inside Abune Aron Read more →