drawing Archive

George’s Artistic Adventure: Week 4 1/2

See the rest of this series here. This week Basic Drawing met for the fifth time and Stained Glass met for the fourth time. Here’s where my stained glass panel is so far: The pattern paper is on top of the magenta and brown pieces, and the green (top row center) looks black in Read more →

George’s Artistic Adventure: Shaping Up

See the rest of this series here. Here’s what I did in today’s drawing class: That was taken near the end of class, though I fixed it up some after that. In particular, instructor George suggested I work on straight lines (as well as centering the subject on the paper). I can definitely see Read more →

George’s Artistic Adventure: Drawing, Day Two

Read my post from the first week of class here. Instructor George started off class this morning with a quick demo of our still life setup, which included our bottle friend from last time as well as a pear-like object and a pyramid on its side. He told us fear of drawing is a Read more →

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 →