drawing Archive

What’s That Thing? Tortillons

What is a tortillon? What's it for, and how's it different from a blending stump? Read more →

Wendy Donahoe talks Daydreams

“I decided against ‘Daydreamer,’ because I didn’t want to assign the figure an identity.” Read more →

Fall Drawing Classes for Beginners

Have you been looking at our brand-new catalog of art classes and you're not sure where to start? Are you a complete beginner looking to try out a new art class? Read more →

New Workshop: Drawing & Painting Architecture

Drawing And Painting Architecture In The Landscape July 26–28, 2013 Registration page A new weekend workshop at The Art League this summer will be bringing the outside in, as students apply landscape techniques and other lessons to compositions of man-made buildings and machines. Guest instructor Nicholas Raynolds, whose work has been exhibited internationally and Read more →

Portrait Drawing Demo with Jin Chung

Our latest video demo (below) comes to us courtesy of Jin Chung’s Monday evening class at The Art League, Portrait Drawing. Jin showed us the steps to drawing a complete portrait in vine charcoal and white chalk. You can find all of Jin’s classes here — registration is open for Spring classes. Click here Read more →

Q&A with Award Winner Amanda Nicholas

Drawn to the piece by its emotional content, interesting line, and “wealth of mark-making,” juror Trace Miller selected the drawing above, Burrow Hill, for best in show in this month’s all-media exhibit. The artist, Amanda Nicholas, a new Art League member, drew it en plein air using lithography crayon on Yupo paper. Amanda usually Read more →