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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Alla Prima Workshop with Rob Liberace

Painting instructor Rob Liberace taught a workshop last weekend — “The Painterly Sketch: Advanced Alla-Prima Portrait” — that packed the classroom with painters eager to learn from the talented artist. Rob was also kind enough to let us film his demo on the first day! In the video, Rob talks technique, color, and other Read more →

June Travel Workshop: Provence by Car

The Art League is hosting two lavender-themed travel workshops this summer: Susan Abbott’s popular trip to Provence, France, and closer to home, a plein air painting workshop with Bobbi Pratte following the Pennsylvania Lavender Festival. The weekend trip (June 23–24) will include painting time in lavender fields, a tour of the fields, and a Read more →

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 →