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Winter Art Classes For Your New Year’s Resolutions!

Winter classes at The Art League (painting by Susan Herron)

Classes start meeting next week (January 5 to 11) or later this month, and it’s not too late to join the fun!

Taking a new class is a great way to work on your New Year’s Resolution to try something new or learn a new skill. Browse all our Winter classes below or search our catalog yourself here — or, see below for some tips on classes to take to fulfill your personal resolution.

  • All Classes

  • All Workshops

  • Drawing Classes


  • Painting Classes


  • Watercolor Classes


  • Printmaking Classes


  • Photography Classes


  • Kids & Teen Art Classes

    Kids & Teens

  • Ceramics Classes


  • Sculpture Classes


  • Jewelry & Metal Classes


  • Fiber Arts Classes

    Fiber Arts

  • Paper & Book Classes

    Paper &

  • Glass & Mosaic Classes

    Glass & Mosaic

  • Technology & Art Classes

    Art & Technology

  • Becoming Professional Classes

    Becoming Professional

So, what do you want to do this year?

. . . try something new.

We have you covered there! Every class and workshop we offer is new if you haven’t taken it before. But if you’re looking for something recently added to our catalog, why don’t you try one of these?

  • Photography: Style and Momentum: This class is for experienced photographers who want guided critiques of their work and tips for honing their style and technique.
  • Japanese Papermaking and Beyond: Fiber artist Saaraliisa Ylitalo joined our faculty last year to teach the Japanese art of papermaking.
  • Printmaking in Color: We just got a new printing press at our Madison Annex — come try it out!
  • Forensic Sculpture: Not new to the catalog, but we bet you’ll be the first person on your block to take a class in forensic facial reconstruction!

. . . work out.

Sometimes, creativity and physical activity have a happy overlap.

. . . travel.

We organize travel art workshops every year, but there are also classes closer to home that can make your own travels more fun!

  • Sketchbooks: Packing a sketchbook and inks makes any trip more memorable in a different way from photographs.
  • Intro to Photography: That said, if you want to make some killer vacation albums this summer, why not spend your winter learning the ins and outs of your camera and how to see with a photographer’s eye?
  • Paint the Bahamas: Shortcut to summer — fly to Elbow Cay and paint with Susan Abbott!

. . . learn a new language.

OK, you were probably thinking of French or Mandarin — but an important part of taking art classes is learning the (non-verbal) language of visual art: things like composition and color.

  • Basic Drawing: The class we recommend most to those who want to take their first art class.
  • Anatomical Drawing (intro or advanced): Artistic anatomy is the foundation of figure drawing. Just ask da Vinci!
  • Sumi-é: This class is an opportunity to learn a non-Western tradition of painting. Sumi-é is a form of brush painting with roots in calligraphy.

. . . be creative and make mistakes!

It’s pretty much our motto here at The Art League School. So find your class (please call or email the School if you need help picking one out) and get to it! And don’t forget to share with us, whatever it is you make this Winter!

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