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Beginning Painting (Oil or Acrylic) (adult)

Instructor: Milena Spasic

*This class is FULL. Please email to be added to the waiting list.* $220

This is an ideal class for absolute beginners or those with limited experience. The class introduces students to the fundamentals of painting including the tools, materials and techniques painters rely on. The emphasis will be on painting from observation, ways of starting a painting, understanding how to develop a painting using value and shape contrasts, as well as exploring the physical working properties of paint. Students will begin with a limited palette of hues but expand their color choices in the later part of the class. Guidance on how to set up and light a workspace and subject matter will be provided. Group discussions will be held to share work, exchange experiences and receive feedback from the instructor. Students will also receive individual feedback.

Covid Policy for Students in this Class

Our current safety protocol requires Proof-of-Vaccination (link to FAQs) to attend this class. The classroom is equipped with HEPA/UV-C air cleaners. Masks are required until the current situation changes.

We follow all Covid Safety protocols on the national, state, and local levels for onsite activities and monitor Alexandria’s conditions.

In-person classes are held when Alexandria sustains thresholds of:

—the Daily New Case Rate at or below 25.0 per 100k; with

—the Covid-19 Infection Rate at or below 1.10; and

—the Positive Test Rate is at or below 10% or below

Most supplies and supply lists may also be obtained at The Art League Store in the Torpedo Factory, room 217.  The store hours are 11am – 5pm, Wednesday through Sunday. We offer curbside pickup at The Art League Store, allowing our customers to buy over the phone or online and then drive to our location at 105 North Union Street (or “curb”) to pick it up, without having to leave your car. Call ahead here: 703-548-8127. We offer a price-matching guarantee to our customers based on the advertised price for a specific product. If a rival offers the same product for a lower advertised price, The Art League Store will match the lower price.

For more information, contact The Art League School at 703-683-2323.

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When registration is open (check the “Registration starts” date above), click the Add to Cart button to select this course. Add as many classes and workshops as you like, and then proceed to the Checkout page to complete your registration.

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