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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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 →

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 →