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Explore Our Fall Classes: A Video Tour

Artwork by Art League instructors, left to right, top to bottom: Delna Dastur, Alison Duvall, Nick Xhiku, Jimmy Powers, Gretchen Raber, Jackie Saunders, Linda Hurt, Abby Goldblatt, Nancy Freeman, Penny Barringer, Carlos Beltran-Baldiviezo, and Charles Johnson.
Artwork by Art League instructors, left to right, top to bottom: Delna Dastur, Alison Duvall, Nick Xhiku, Jimmy Powers, Gretchen Raber, Jackie Saunders, Linda Hurt, Abby Goldblatt, Nancy Freeman, Penny Barringer, Carlos Beltran-Baldiviezo, and Charles Johnson.

Fall classes at The Art League start next week!

It’s still not too late to register, though. We’ve put together a video tour of just one week of classes to give you an idea of what’s going on — but these are only seven of over 200 classes (and 50 workshops) happening this Fall. So click here to search the full catalog of classes by medium, your favorite instructor, or time of day and day of the week.

Drawing on our video library of classes, here’s a look at some of the classes offered over one week at The Art League, starting on Monday, September 16 with …

Portrait Drawing with Jin Chung (Monday, 7:00–9:30 pm)

Chung teaches the fundamentals of portraiture in this class. Students may use their preferred medium while working from photographs and live models. This class is a great first step into seeing like a portrait artist. (Click here for the full list of Fall drawing classes and workshops.)

Tuesday: Silk Screen Printing with Nancy McIntyre (7:00–10:00 pm)

Just one of our entrees to printmaking, this class (also offered Mondays) shows students how to work with the silk screen and the possibilities of building layers of color. (Click here for the full list of Fall printmaking classes and workshops.)

Wednesday: Forensic Facial Reconstruction with Joe Mullins (7:00–10:00 pm)

Part sculpture class, part murder mystery, this seven-week class is taught by forensic artist Joe Mullins and shows students how the experts reconstruct a person’s appearance based on their skull. (Click here for some of our other uncommon classes and workshops.)

Thursday: The Watercolor Studio with Steve Fleming (1:00–5:00 pm)

This class is for students with some experience in watercolor. Instructor Steve Fleming demonstrates concepts and techniques designed to take students’ paintings to the next level, as seen in the demo above. (Click here for the full list of Fall painting classes and workshops.)

Friday: Throwing/Handbuilding Ceramics with Blair Meerfeld (7:00–9:30 pm)

This course is for students of all levels who want to learn to build pottery by hand or throw it on the potter’s wheel, and there are actually 17 different classes to choose from this Fall. (Click here for the full list of Fall ceramics classes and workshops.)

Saturday: Wood and Stone Sculpture with George Tkabladze (9:30 am–12:30 pm)

Starting with a sketch and continuing through carving, patina, and mounting, students in Wood & Stone Sculpture work on a project in a medium of their choice with one-on-one guidance from the instructor. You can see some of the possibilities in the video above. (Click here for the full list of Fall sculpture classes and workshops.)

Sunday: All Things Hammered with Michael Brehl (5:00–8:00 pm)

Working with copper, silver, or gold, students learn to create forms with a hammer to make jewelry, containers, and small sculptures. (Click here for our full list of Fall jewelry and metal classes and workshops.)

These are just some of our Fall classes — it doesn’t even include some of our most popular options like stained glass, our fiber arts department, and photography classes. To explore the wide variety of classes you can take here, just browse this YouTube playlist, search our online catalog, or take a look at this year’s Student/Faculty Show.

So what will you try this Fall?

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