video demo Archive

Two Trompe L’œil Demos with Patrick Kirwin

Patrick Kirwin, a trompe l’oeil master, shares his bag of tricks in his classes at The Art League. We recently visited the classroom to see how he paints picture-perfect marble. Read more →

The Watercolor Experience with Peter Ulrich

Our latest trip to The Art League School took us to Peter Ulrich‘s classroom in the new Madison Annex, where he showed his class “The Watercolor Experience” how to paint a rainy-day scene with a limited palette. Peter used only Daniel Smith Indanthrone Blue, Da Vinci Cadmium Red Light, and Winsor & Newton Raw 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 →

A Quick Pastel Sketch Demo with Nancy Freeman

With Winter term classes underway, our camera crew is once again making the rounds of Art League classrooms to record instructor demos. Today we’re pleased to add the first pastel demo to our library, courtesy of Nancy Freeman! In the video, Nancy shows her Wednesday morning Exploring Pastel class how to do a quick Read more →

What is Sumi-é?

We recently visited Betzi Robinson’s class to learn about the art of sumi-é (soo-me-eh), or brush painting. Betzi showed us how to paint a great horned owl (above) and sparrows (at the bottom of this post) and told us all about the art form. Students from absolute beginners to accomplished artists take sumi-é classes, Read more →

Video Demo: Glazing Over a Grisaille Underpainting

With fall classes well underway at The Art League School, we’ll be bringing you new instructor video demos in the weeks ahead. Today’s video comes from Priscilla Treacy’s class, “Basic Oil Painting and Beyond”: For more of our instructor demos, check out this YouTube playlist. Read more →