Art League School, Alexandria, VA

by Susan Abbott

Color Lessons from the Masters

March 28th-31st (four days), 2017, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Filled

This unique workshop offers an in-depth examination of the work of art history's great colorists, including Giotto, Veronese, De Kooning and other 20th century painters.

We'll explore their masterful use of a wide range of approaches to color composition, including complements, analogous color, color value, color mixing, and chromatic neutrals.

Then we'll take these ideas and apply them to our own painting through landscape, still life, and abstract exercises.

Oil, watercolor, or acrylic are welcome. 

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

 
 

From Amateur to Professional

April 1st, 2017, 10am-4 pm 

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.   

Click here or 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

Filled

March 24th (pm), 25th and 26th, 2017

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!” 

Click here or call (703) 683-2323 to register.