Becoming Professional

Becoming Professional

The Art League School in Old Town Alexandria, VA offers classes and workshops to help students become professional artists.

Students of all levels, from the beginner to the experienced artist, can learn about building a resume, approaching galleries, organizing shows, coping with rejection, slides, publicity, marketing, taxes, and many other topics.

Courses are offered year-round, during the week, weekend, day and evening.

Our blogger George shows off his first exhibit entries
Our blogger George shows off his first exhibit entries

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Becoming Professional on the Creativity in Action blog

What if pottery could float on glaze? What if glaze could be more than just function? Tomorrow we are hosting ceramics artist Ryan Rakhshan…
Artwork was created especially for these frames, perhaps the opposite of what one might expect….
Every Tuesday, we gather a variety of artist opportunities around the DC area and beyond. Find one below and enter today — good luck!…
There’s a position open at the National Park Service in DC (with travel required, naturally) for U.S. citizens with experience in large-format photography….
Yesterday, we took a trip to Gold Leaf Studios to see the workshop firsthand — a veritable theme park of frames and framing history….

Your help is needed to support The Art League’s future!

Your support of The Art League reflects where you envision the world of creativity will take us tomorrow. Are you ready to map the future for your — and your community’s — creative life?