The Art League School in Old Town Alexandria, VA offers drawing classes and workshops for beginning to advanced students. Basic drawing students work with pencil and charcoal, learning to use line, value, gesture, and perspective. Students work with a variety of subjects, including the figure, still life, and landscape. There are nine different sections offered. More advanced students learn to integrate other media into their work, including pen, ink, and watercolor, and begin to focus on more complex and advanced techniques. Courses are offered year-round, during the week, weekend, day and evening.

The Art League also offers open life drawing sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, for students who wish to draw or paint from a live model in a quiet, monitored environment.

Watch instructor Lisa Semerad demo for her drawing class

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Teresa Oaxaca
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Patrick Kirwin
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Deirdre Saunder
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Milena Spasic
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Jin Chung "Marie"
Jin Chung
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Ed McCluney Drawing
Ed McCluney

Drawing instructors

Drawing on the Creativity in Action blog

Artist and Art League instructor Beverly Ryan’s 'Drone Silhouette' seems to be suspended in air, blades whirling off the ground and ready to strike. We talked to Ryan about her process, her May 2018 Best in Show winning piece Drone Silhouette, and what makes her drone work tick.

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