Art League School 2018 Workshops, Alexandria, VA

by Susan Abbott

Inventing a Still Life

March 20th-23rd (four days), 10:00 am-4:00 pm

 

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Throughout art history, still life has been one of the most experimental and inventive genres, and this intensive workshop explores how the subject of objects on a table top has played a revolutionary role in the use of color and depiction of space.

We’ll use slides, drawings and quick color studies to examine many approaches to creating a still life, and pay special attention to the use of props, drapes and pattern in still life composition. Students will have the chance to develop a larger still life oil or watercolor from sketch to completion.

Oil, watercolor, or acrylic are welcome. 

Click here or call the Art League at 703-683-2323 to register.

 
 

From Amateur to Professional

Saturday, March 24th, 10:00-4:00

This intensive seminar demystifies the business side of being a professional artist. Students learn about building a resume, approaching galleries, organizing shows, coping with rejection, slides, publicity, marketing, taxes, and many other topics. Each participant receives a booklet of worksheets and information.   

Call the Art League at (703) 683-2323 to register.

 

"In one day, Susan told me all the highlights of all the unread art business books sitting on the floor of my studio. This should be a required course for all BFA students!"

"In one day, Susan told me all the highlights of all the unread art business books sitting on the floor of my studio. This should be a required course for all BFA students!"

"Your class helped me get a sense of direction and purpose when traveling. Now that my trip is over, I can look back to places and drawing with fond memories. Thank you!" "This class really helped me on my recent trip to the Greek islands. I went with a group of watercolorists and my journal was the envy of the group."

"Your class helped me get a sense of direction and purpose when traveling. Now that my trip is over, I can look back to places and drawing with fond memories. Thank you!"

"This class really helped me on my recent trip to the Greek islands. I went with a group of watercolorists and my journal was the envy of the group."

Traveling with Your Sketchbook

March 16th (pm), 17th and 18th

This popular workshop teaches students to use gesture, contour, collage, and color to record their travels. Participants learn to use the sketchbook as a journal, and to make it a work of art. Students use picturesque Old Town Alexandria as source material, and for inspiration look at many artists' sketchbook journals. Past students say, “This class changed my life!” 

Call (703) 683-2323 to register.