Inventing a Still Life
March 20th-23rd (four days), 10:00 am-4:00 pm
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.
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.