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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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 →

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 →