painting Archive

Bugs’ Life: Megan Partridge’s “Bugs. Or Kafka on Prozac.” Brings Humanity to the Insect World

Megan Partridge’s bugs not only bring their own life to the canvas...but also a similarity to our own every day lives. The very human feelings of imbibing too much, or inspiration, or of smugness are portrayed in the style of work as well as the expression of the bugs. Read more →

Escape to the Bahamas with The Art League

The Art League makes a trip to the sunny Bahamas each year in February, and painters of all media join to paint en plein air (because sun and sand make for better conditions than snow and wind) in one of our travel workshops. Instructor Susan O'Neill will guide the group this year.  Read more →

Guest Instructor Kathleen Calhoun Sets the Tone

Kathleen Calhoun's upcoming workshop guides more experienced students through techniques to elevate their artwork and to compose eye catching pieces. Read more →

Plein Air Painting: What It Is & How to Join the Fun

When the weather’s beautiful and the skies are blue, it doesn’t matter what you’re doing — reading, cooking, writing a blog post — you want to do it outside. Read more →

On View: The Feeling of Manhattan

In our latest solo exhibit, artist Robert Gilbert brings bustling Manhattan into our gallery in Old Town Alexandria. Read more →

Photos from Yesterday’s Draw-a-Thon

On Thursday, we held a members-only Draw-a-Thon at The Art League. That means short-pose figure, long-pose portrait, and bring-your-own art materials. Read more →