painting Archive

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 →

Painting & Sculpture: A Week in Thomas, WV

Sign up to spend a week in Thomas, West Virginia studying with renowned artists Danni Dawson, Mike Francis, and Paul Lucchesi. The quaint and quirky town of Thomas is the perfect backdrop and retreat for a week of intense artistic creation. Focus on landscape and still life painting with Danni and Mike, or sculpt Read more →

The Full-Length Painting Demonstration With Kurt Schwarz!

Ask and you shall receive! In response to so many requests for the entire footage, here is the 12-ish minute-long video from Kurt Schwarz’s still life painting class! Part One Part Two Read more →

Video Demo: A Still Life Created Before Your Very Eyes!

Even in a quick visit to The Art League School’s still life painting class, one can learn so much. Instructor Kurt Schwarz demonstrated the basics of creating a still life portrait in roughly twenty minutes; he makes it look so easy! “Self Portrait” by Kurt Schwarz Here, in an edited 2+ minute composition, we 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 →

“Paper Dolls” Opens Tonight!

Fierce Sonia’s show is installed and it looks amazing! The integration of photography, painting, and collage is fresh and inventive. This is a must see show! Read more →