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.

Day-Long State Tour with The Art League!

Leuchtenberg Diamond Tiara,1900 Briolette, pear-shaped and old-cut diamonds, gold, platinum Arthur and Dorothy McFerrin Collection © C & M Photographers The Art League is gearing up for a day trip! On August 18th, we’re taking registered guests to Richmond to see “Faberge’ Revealed.” at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and then to Petersburg, Virginia to Read more →

New Sculpture Camp Added!

This special, last-minute addition to the summer camp roster is all about sculpture! The diversity of clay and other media is the focus of this camp on the third dimension. All materials are provided.Is your child yearning for something new? Art camp provides a wonderful way of introducing children to several forms of visual art. Read more →

The Full-Length Painting Demonstration With Kurt Schwarz!

Ask and you shall receive! In response to so many requests for the entire footage, here is the 12-ish minute-long video from Kurt Schwarz’s still life painting class! Part One Part Two Read more →

Video Demo: A Still Life Created Before Your Very Eyes!

Even in a quick visit to The Art League School’s still life painting class, one can learn so much. Instructor Kurt Schwarz demonstrated the basics of creating a still life portrait in roughly twenty minutes; he makes it look so easy! “Self Portrait” by Kurt Schwarz Here, in an edited 2+ minute composition, we Read more →

A Visit to the Open-Life Class

Upon first entering the Duke Street Annex of The Art League School, it’s easy to miss the Open Life classroom. The doors are disguised as part of a huge wall mural. Inside, the only lights are turned on a still nude model and the only sounds are those of purposeful strokes brushing against each Read more →

Ceramics Workshop with Lorna Meaden

Ceramic artist and Art League School guest instructor Lorna Meaden fell ill last month and students were heartbroken when her workshop was canceled. But good things come to those who wait! The acclaimed potter is well once more and her class, entitled “Thrown, Altered and Decorated” is back on the school schedule. Starting May Read more →