Art Travel Workshops

Alexandria is our home, but Art Leaguers are citizens of the world! We track the adventures of our travel workshops, find teachers and members showing their work around the globe, and post photos from day trips. Fanny packs optional.

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The Art League Returns from Provence

Last weekend, artists returned from the latest Art League travel workshop, where they spent two weeks painting en plein air in the beautiful landscapes of Provence, France. Susan Abbott led the latest edition of the long-running workshop, June 22–July 7. The workshop focused on daily independent painting work (in oil, acrylic, or watercolor) and Read more →

Capturing the Color of the Pennsylvania Lavender Festival

Just in time to catch the yearly lavender bloom on this side of the Atlantic, a group of artists joined instructor Bobbi Pratte for a travel workshop to Willow Pond Farm in Pennsylvania for plein air painting in the sweeping lavender fields. This past Saturday and Sunday, Bobbi and her students painted the landscape, 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →