drawing Archive

George’s Artistic Adventure: Drawing, Day One

To read the introduction to this series, click here. Today was my first drawing class, and it went well! The teacher, George Tkabladze — henceforth “instructor George” — had us jump right in by drawing the still life setup below. Then he came around to give each of us pointers. I glanced around to Read more →

Back to School at The Art League Store

Classes for the fall term at The Art League School start next week, and the Store is ready to help you get back in the swing of things! The Art League Store, on the second floor of the Torpedo Factory at 105 North Union Street in Alexandria, sells fine art supplies at discounted, non-profit 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 →

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 →

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 →

Fashion Illustration Class

This fun new class at The Art League School begins this Saturday, October 9, and runs for five weeks… and there’s still room! Click here for more info and to register. This course introduces basic illustration styles and techniques to aspiring fashion illustrators and designers. Students will work on the drawing, sketching and textile Read more →