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Spring Classes Start Monday!

Early One Morning and detail, 300,000 matchsticks, by Andy Yoder. 43" diameter.
Early One Morning and detail, 300,000 matchsticks, by Andy Yoder. 43″ diameter.

Spring is a time to go outside: outside the house, outside your phone, outside the box, and outside your comfort zone.

Our favorite way to get there? Art classes, of course!

Spring term at The Art League begins the week of April 4. Our classes aren’t for a degree or a certificate — they’re about learning, growing, and unlocking your creativity. So if this time of year has you feeling like trying something new, we have lots of suggestions for you!

Painting by Art League instructor Patrick Kirwin.
Painting by Art League instructor Patrick Kirwin.

You can see the full Spring catalog online (almost 200 classes!), and check out these featured classes as well:

Trompe l’oeil means “fool the eye,” and the techniques taught in this class can make for a lot of fun. Example: here’s the instructor demonstrating how to paint a convincing “marble” surface using a plastic bag and a paintbrush.

This class is for absolute beginner pastel artists as well as those who have some experience under their belts. The instructor showed us a quick pastel sketch a while back for our video demo series.


A wide-ranging, free-wheeling, try-anything class that’s new this year. Here’s the instructor explaining what it’s all about.

This class is all about surface design. What’s surface design? We’re glad you asked.

A facial reconstruction by Joe Mullins.
A facial reconstruction by Joe Mullins.

Any questions about the class or workshop that caught your eye? Looking for the right class for you? The School office staff can help you out: school@theartleague.org or 703-683-2323.

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