Art Classes & Workshops

News from our art classes in Old Town Alexandria, including teacher interviews, videos from inside the classroom, and updates on teachers and students. Find out what's going on at the School and what class you want to take next!

To search the current catalog of classes, visit The Art League School home page.

Escape to the Bahamas with The Art League

The Art League makes a trip to the sunny Bahamas each year in February, and painters of all media join to paint en plein air (because sun and sand make for better conditions than snow and wind) in one of our travel workshops. Instructor Susan O'Neill will guide the group this year.  Read more →

The Hip Bone’s Connected to the Artistic Bone: John Murray Gets to the Marrow of Figurative Work

John Murray’s “Artistic Anatomical Drawing” class could be bone dry. But instead of lectures akin to medical school discourse, Murray incorporates figurative work and his breadth of knowledge of the human body to make figurative work really move. Read more →

Get Started Early on Artfelt Holiday Gifts for the Art Lover in your Life!

Need a gift for the art-lover in your life? The Art League is here to help—it's never too early to start! Read more →

Winter Registration is Open—Get started on your New Year’s Resolution!

As of this week, you can register for a brand-new year of workshops and the Winter term classes. Find all Winter Classes and Workshops here.  Read more →

Artist Opportunities #442

On Tuesdays, we gather a variety of artist opportunities from the DC area and beyond. Find one below and apply today — good luck! Read more →

Repost: 5 Things I Learned in Basic Drawing

As someone with a busy career and other life demands, I was feeling depleted creatively. Basic drawing was enriching and fulfilling in ways I didn’t expect. Read more →