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The Art League School Classes in Fine Arts and Fine Crafts

2016/17


Calendar Fall Term 2016 September 19–November 20

(registration begins August 8, 2016)

Winter Term 2017 January 9–March 12

(registration begins November 7, 2016)

Spring Term 2017 April 3–June 5

(registration begins February 13, 2017)

Summer Term 2017 June 19–August 20

(registration begins May 10, 2017)

Summer Art Camps 2017 June 19–August 20

(registration begins February 12, 2017)

COVER: Danni Dawson— Carla Hall the Paper Doll, Oil on canvas. (YES, that Carla Hall: www.carlahall.com) INSIDE COVER: Robert Liberace—Fifth Circle, Oil on linen. Imitation is the sincerest of flattery.* —Charles Caleb Colton *Be that as it may, this catalog or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without express written permission from The Art League. Executive Director: Suzanne Bethel School Director: Kathi Cohen Catalog Design: Ariane D’Souza Staff Photographer: George Miller Copyright © 2016 by The Art League. All rights reserved.

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Contents

Contents The Art League General Information/Policies ................................2–3 Location and Parking ..............................3, back cover School Registration Form..............................................4 Faculty.................................................. inside back cover

Classes Drawing............................................................................5–7 Watercolor...........................................................................8 Painting..........................................................................9–13 Printmaking................................................................ 14–15 Arts & Technology.......................................................... 15 Photography.............................................................. 16–17 Teen & Children........................................................ 18–21 Ceramics.....................................................................22–23 Sculpture................................................................... 24–25 Glass.................................................................................... 25 Jewelry & Metal.......................................................26–27 Paper & Book................................................................... 28 Fibers........................................................................... 28–33

Workshops Arts & Technology.......................................................... 15 Teen/Children........................................................... 18–21 Ceramics.....................................................................22–23 Glass.................................................................................... 25 Paper & Book................................................................... 28 Fibers & Textile....................................................... 28–33 Becoming Professional............................................... 33 Drawing...................................................................... 34–35 Watercolor................................................................ 36–37 Painting.......................................................................38–41 Printmaking...................................................................... 42 Photography.................................................................... 43 Sculpture...........................................................................44 Jewelry....................................................................... 45–46

and live!

Travel...................................................................................46 Visiting Artist Series......................................................47

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About The Art League

The Art League Website www.theartleague.org

Development 703-519-1741

Gallery 703-683-1780

Store 703-548-8127

School 703-683-2323

“By nurturing the artist, we enrich the community.” The A rt League develops the artist through education, exhibition, and a stimulating, supportive environment, while sharing the experience of the visual arts with the community. The Art League is a multifaceted, 501(c)(3) nonprofit visual arts organization. Since our founding in 1954, The Art League has used the visual arts to bring together people from a wide variety of talents, experiences, and communities. Through this work, we have become the largest visual arts organization of our kind in Virginia. Every year, we fill more than 10,000 class seats, offer exhibit opportunities for nearly 1,000 artists, and connect with a broad audience through a diverse range of artistic programming.

Membership To enhance The Art League member experience and to honor all those who make a significant committment to our League community, Art League membership is now a benefit that comes with engaging with our organization in one, or all, of the following ways: 1. You have paid the exhibiting artist dues in the gallery (Active Exhibiting Artist Member) 2. You have donated to our annual fund at the minimum level ($125) or above (Active Donor Member) 3. You have enrolled in at least one course in the last five academic terms AND have taken 12 or more courses in the past four years at the school (Active Student Member) If you meet any of the above criteria, congratulations! You are an Art League member! If you have questions about membership, please feel free to contact Rose O’Donnell roseo@theartleague.org or 703-549-5450.

Volunteering & Support Opportunities Volunteer The Art League provides a fun, relaxing, and welcoming place to help out in your community! Since The Art League’s inception, volunteering has been a mainstay of the organization, and we invite you to browse the volunteer and internship opportunities at www.theartleague.org/content/volunteeropportunities or contact us at gallery@theartleague.org or 703-683-1780.

Support Opportunities While The Art League generates a significant portion of our operating funds from programming, donors drive our outreach, accessibility, and future sustainability. There are myriad ways to become a supporter of The Art League: such as the Annual Fund with a one-time gift or pledge, or by joining the Seurat Society as a monthly giver. We invite you to explore these and our other giving avenues at www.theartleague.org/content/giving or please contact Charlene Haskell in our development office at 703-5191741 or develop@theartleague.org.

Community Engagement/Outreach 703-519-1741 The Art League’s outreach uses visual arts as a catalyst for personal enrichment, social engagement, and expressive catharsis. We are committed to our mission: providing life-affirming creative engagement for a l l com mu n ites, i nclud i ng the economically disadvantaged, and the physically, intellectually, and emotionally challenged, through hands-on experiences in the visual arts

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The Student/Faculty Show 2016

The Gallery

703-683-1780

The gallery is located on the first floor of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, in studio 21.

Gallery Hours Monday–Saturday

10:00am–6:00pm

Thursday

10:00am–9:00pm

Sunday

12:00pm–6:00pm

Become an Exhibiting Artist The Art League Gallery is a member gallery providing artists with the opportunity to have their work judged by esteemed arts professionals, and to compete to exhibit their work in one of the largest galleries in the Washington metro area. The Gallery hosts monthly juried shows, solo artist exhibits, student/faculty shows, and special exhibitions and fundraisers. Anyone can become an exhibiting artist.

The Store

703-548-8127

The Art League Store sells supplies at a discounted price to League students and members. Every effort is made to stock class items and popular materials for the fine artist. Our staff of professional artists can guide you in your selection. Our store is located in room 217 of the Torpedo Factory Art Center. The store closes a half-hour for lunch.

Store Hours Year Round:

Monday–Saturday 10:00am–4:00pm

During Terms: Monday–Saturday 9:15am–4:00pm Tuesday–Wednesday 9:15am–4:00pm & 6:30pm–7:30pm *Special late hours the first two weeks of each term: 6:00pm–8:00pm, Mon–Thurs and 10:00am–4:00pm Sunday.*

Class Art Supplies Students must pick up most class and workshop supply lists in the store. Due to our large enrollment, we are unable to email, fax, or read lists over the phone. To receive a class supply list by mail, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the store.


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The School

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The school office is located on the 2nd floor of the Torpedo Factory Art Center (TFAC), room 216. The office is open 10:00am–5:00pm, Monday through Saturday. Classes are held in the TFAC and the Madison Annex.

Classes The Art League School is a non-accredited institution and is open to all. A full range of day, evening, and weekend courses is offered in virtually all of the fine arts and many fine crafts. Professional artists teach our classes. The school also offers youth classes and summer camps for ages five through seventeen.

Workshops Art League instructors and distinguished visiting instructors, offer concentrated week or weekend sessions in specific media, techniques, and subjects. T ravel workshops to international and domestic locations are also offered yearround. For information on travel workshops, contact Margaret Cerutti at 703-549-5450 or margaretc@theartleague.org.

Student/Faculty Show The public is invited to attend our annual Student/Faculty Show in The Art League Gallery, February 22–March 5, 2017. Receiving for submissions is Presidents’ Day–Monday, February 20, 2017. There is a closing reception held on Sunday, March 5. 2017.

Registering for Courses You may begin classes in any term and register for workshops at any time. Here are three steps to enroll: 1. Browse the catalog or website to find classes, workshops, or camps. Ongoing additions and corrections are published online at www.theartleague.org/school. 2. You may enroll online in the course of your choice using Visa, Mastercard, or Discover, or enroll by mail, fax, or in person. If enrolling by mail, fill out the registration form and send it with your payment made out to The Art League School at 105 North Union Street Alexandria, VA 22314. 3. Upon receipt of your registration form and payment in full you are registered, unless the class is full or cancelled. If the class is full or cancelled, you will be notified and are entitled to a full refund. Deborah Ellis - Watercolor

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Registration Policy Late registrations will be honored for available classes only. A transfer fee of $20 will be assessed for each transfer from one class to another, unless the transfer was a result of an administrative decision. All transfers must be made before the third meeting of the class. No class refunds are given unless The Art League School office notified by the Friday before the start of the term (see calendar on the inside cover of the catalog). No workshop or camp refunds are given unless we are notified at least ten days before the start of the camp or workshop. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $20 included in tuition.

Weather In case of bad weather, check our website home page, call the school office, or tune in for announcements on WJLA ABC 7, NewsChannel 8, or WTOP 103.5 FM.

Holidays Classes do not meet on Thanksgiving, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, or July 4. These holidays, or any additional days designated by the instructor, will have make-up dates.

School Policy No student will be denied admission on the basis of race, sex, or ethnicity. However, because of the need for group cooperation in classes, The Art League reserves the option of refusing admission to any person deemed incompatible with any class group due to disruptiveness, or for any impediment to the learning process of the group as a whole. Safety precautions and proper use of art materials and chemicals are rigorously practiced. Please use discretion when registering for classes, as The Art League cannot be held responsible for adverse reactions that may arise in some individuals. If you are pregnant, or think you may be, please consu lt a physician before registering. Students are not permitted to photograph or film models, teacher demonstrations, or critiques. The Art League reserves the right to substitute an appropriate instructor when it is necessary. The Art League is not liable for personal injury or loss of property, including artwork belonging to enrolled students.

Location The Art League School is located in the Torpedo Factory Art Center (TFAC) at 105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Classes are also held at our Madison Annex location, which can be entered at either 305 Madison Street or 808 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Metro Our closest metro station is the King Street stop on the Blue and Yellow lines. From here, students may take the King Street Trolly to the Torpedo Factory Art Center or the DASH bus AT2 or AT5 eastbound to the Madison Annex at the intersection of Madison and North Fairfax Streets.

Parking For students in the TFAC classrooms, there is inexpensive evening and weekend parking at the City Hall lot at 108 North Fairfax Street. Near the Madison Annex, free parking is ava i lable a fter 6:30pm at Colon ia l Pa rk i ng on 267 Montgomery Street.

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Registration Form

Registration Form 2016/2017 Register online at www.theartleague.org or Mail or Fax form w/ full payment to: School Office Info: THE ART LEAGUE SCHOOL Fax: 1-703-519-1769 105 NORTH UNION STREET Tel: 703-683-2323 ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314 www.theartleague.org Hours: Mon–Sat, 10:00am to 5:00pm

Cash Receipt No.

For Office Use Only

STUDENT INFORMATION Name _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Email (for class confirmation) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Address (check if new address) [ ] _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ City _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ State _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Zip Code _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Day Phone _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Eve Phone _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Minor’s Age____________ Minor’s Adult Contact _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Emergency Contact & Phone _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ New to our School? [ ] yes [ ] no New to the Course(s)? [ ] yes [ ] no Hea rd about the school by: [ ] Word of Mouth [ ] Cata log [ ] Socia l Med ia [ ] Web sea rch [ ] Online ad [ ] Torpedo Factory [ ] Other _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ COURSE INFORMATION Term: [ ] Fall

[ ] Winter

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[ ] Workshop*

[ ] Camp

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Instructor _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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All Students: By submitting this form you indicate that you agree to abide by the school policies (see page 3) including the refund policy that states­— No refunds are given unless we are notified ten days prior to a workshop or camp, or the Friday prior to the start of term for classes (see school calendar). There is a nonrefundable registration fee of $20 (this fee is included in the tuition). Signature required __________________________________________ Name (please print) _________________________________________

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See the school calendar to determine c l a s s s t a r t d a t e s ( i n s i d e f r o n t c o v e r) .

Drawing

Basic Drawing Continued Tania Karpowitz

Priscilla Treacy

Developing skills learned in Basic Drawing class, students incorporate color into their work, approach more complex subject matter, and use different combinations of materials. Students strengthen their control of gesture, composition, line, perspective, shape, and value, gaining more self-confidence in their drawing abilities. This is an excellent refresher course before moving into advanced drawing classes or other media.

$210

Fall, Winter, and Spring

Monday

$110

Winter & Spring

Thursday

(9 Weeks)

9:30am–12:30pm

Karpowitz

(5 Weeks)

7:00pm–9:30pm

Treacy

Drawing

Language of Line Lisa Semerad Applying the academic concepts and emotional possibilities of line, this course offers a vital step for artists who would like to “loosen up.” Variations in contour, hatching/crosshatching, line systems, texture, movement, color interplay, and line as an element of overall rhythm and design are covered. Paper and surface varieties and their effect on different media are discussed. Suggested materials: graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, pastels, acrylic paint, or ink.

$220

Winter

(9 weeks)

Saturday 1:00pm–4:00pm

Portrait Drawing Jin Chung Lisa Semerad - Graphite

Basic Drawing (adult) Mark Anderson Patrick Kirwin Milena Spasic

Scott Hutchison Ed McCluney Priscilla Treacy

Tania Karpowitz Matthew Pinney

This class provides a solid foundation in drawing to beginning students. With pencil and charcoal, students learn to use line, value, gesture, and perspective, developing the ability to “see” as artists. The class works from a variety of subjects including still life, landscape, and occasionally figure. Model fees are extra.

Fall, Winter & Spring $195 Monday 7:00pm–9:30pm $210 Tuesday 1:00pm–4:00pm $195 Tuesday 7:00pm–9:30pm $195 Wednesday 9:30am–12:00pm $195 Wednesday 7:00pm–9:30pm $195 Saturday 1:30pm–4:00pm $195 Sunday 10:30am–1:00pm

(9 weeks) Hutchison Karpowitz Kirwin Spasic Treacy Spasic Pinney

Fall & Winter $195 Thursday $180 Thursday

7:00pm–9:30pm (Fall:9 weeks) McCluney 7:00pm–9:30pm (8 weeks) McCluney (Winter starts: Jan 25)

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

(5 weeks)

$110 Friday 7:00pm–9:30pm Anderson (starts: Fall-Oct 17; Spring-May 5 ;Winter-Feb 10; Summer-July 21)

Summer

(8 weeks)

$180 Monday 7:00pm–9:30pm Hutchison $195 Tuesday 1:00pm–4:00pm(no class July 4) Karpowitz $180 Tuesday 7:00pm–9:30pm(no class July 4) Kirwin $180 Wednesday 9:30am–12:00pm Spasic $180 Wednesday 7:00pm–9:30pm Treacy $180 Saturday 1:00pm–3:30pm Spasic $180 Sunday 10:30am–1:00pm (no class July 2) Pinney

Lisa Semerad

Students develop consistency, accuracy, and confidence before using color. Weekly demonstrations and drills train students to see proportions, planes, values, and learn systematic human head construction. Continuing students may use their preferred media to draw from photos, or 2- and 3-week poses. Basic Drawing is a suggested prerequisite. Model fees are extra.

$220

Fall, Winter & Spring

Tuesday Sunday

$200

Summer

Wednesday Thurs & Tues Sunday

(9 weeks)

9:30am–12:30pm (no Spring) 10:30am–1:30pm

Chung Chung

(8 weeks)

7:00pm–9:30pm Chung 9:30am–12:30pm Semerad (4 weeks/8 sessions, starts: July 6) 10:30am–1:30pm Chung

Figure Drawing Lisa Semerad Capture the figure quickly, accurately, and confidently while drawing from male or female models each week. This class emphasizes measuring, webbing, value, foreshortening, the head, and gesture drills to build strong, beginnings. Each week, the instructor demonstrates techniques using simple materials. Basic Drawing is helpful. Model fees are extra.

$205

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Thursday 9:30am–12:00pm Thursday 7:00pm–9:30pm

$190

Summer

Tues & Thurs

(4 weeks)

7:00pm–9:30pm

Class supply lists must be picked up at The Art League Store in the Torpedo Factory Art Center 5


Intermediate Figure Drawing: Long Pose Lisa Semerad Longer poses allow for focused, complete, or experimental study. Using clothed and nude models, poses range from one to six hours long. This class emphasizes composition, narrative, accuracy, style exploration, and creative approaches are emphasized. Numerous drawing materials are demonstrated. Prerequisites are Basic Drawing and Figure Drawing. Model fees are extra.

$220

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Thursday 12:30pm–3:30pm

$200

Summer

Thurs & Tues

(4 weeks)

1:00pm–4:00pm

(starts July 6)

Artistic Anatomical Drawing Mark Anderson

Thanasi Papapostolou

Drawing

This class provides an introduction to the basic principles of figure structure and anatomy as well as detailed lectures and instruction to more advanced students. Progressing sequentially, students learn to see anatomical form and render it effectively. Students work from a live model and lectures; advanced students may develop individual projects.

$220

Fall, Winter

Tuesday Sunday

1:00pm–4:00pm 6:00pm–9:00pm

(9 weeks) Papapostolou Papapostolou

Spring $175 Tuesday $220 Sunday

$195

1:00pm–4:00pm Papapostolou (7 wks; starts: March 28, 2017) 6:00pm–9:00pm (9 weeks) Anderson

Summer

Sunday

(8 weeks)

6:00pm–9:00pm

Anderson

Intermediate/Advanced The Figure and Portrait: A Modern Approach to Classical Drawing Robert Liberace This class explores beautiful master drawing techniques and the artists who used them. Using both authentic and contemporary materials, students study artists from Michelangelo to Ingres in order to develop a deeper understanding of the richness and power of their methods and materials. The fall and spring classes focus on red chalk, pencil, and silverpoint, while the winter class focuses on charcoal, pastel, and watercolor. Model fees are extra. [Fall: No class October 10, make-up December 9. Winter: No class January 20 or February 10, make ups March 17 & 24. Spring: No class April 14 or 21, make ups June 16 & 23.]

$380 Friday

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

10:00am–3:00pm Scott Hutchison - Graphite

Susan O’Neill - Charcoal

Expressive Figure Drawing Susan O’Neill Capture the vitality of the human form. Expressed through a combination of both classical and contemporary interpretations this class concentrates on drawing the figure with confidence and energy. Students work from a model, exploring the relationships between the rhythm of line, form, and contrast to create dynamic and inspired work. The instructor conducts weekly demonstrations with charcoal, red chalk, and mixed media. Spontaneity is encouraged, however, an acute understanding of the human figure is taught and emphasized. Model fees are extra.

$200

Fall & Winter

(9 weeks)

Tuesday 9:30pm–12:00pm

$145

Winter

(6 weeks)

Sunday 2:00pm–5:00pm

Gesture in Pen & Ink Jackie Saunders With quick drawings in pen and ink, students capture the spirit and vitality of the human figure. Contour, cross-contour, and rhythmic lines interact with washes of diluted ink to create expressive, lively figure drawings. Model fees are extra.

$220

Fall

(9 weeks)

Sunday 2:00pm–5:00pm

Gesture Drawing in Varied Media Priscilla Treacy A gesture drawing is defined by rapidity of execution or the attempt to capture action or movement. In this class, students explore creating gestural drawings using varied materials. The class takes as its guide those artists whose graphic works fall in the category of gesture, such as Rembrandt, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Matisse, among others. Exercises emphasize developing fluidity of line and focus. Model fees are extra.

$220

Fall, Winter & Spring

Saturday 9:30am–12:30pm

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(9 weeks)


Fashion Illustration (ages teen to adult)

Colored Pencil Drawing

Delphine Lee

Lisa Semerad

This course introduces basic illustration styles and techniques to aspiring fashion illustrators and designers. Students explore historic and contemporary fashion illustrations for inspiration. Students work on drawing, sketching, and textile rendering skills. Participants learn to accentuate illustrations through exaggeration and develop a unique style. Basic anatomy, design proportion, and rudimentary garment construction are covered. Familiarity with drawing materials is helpful.

Participants explore this flexible, fabulous feast of color, leaving class with hands and clothes clean. Studying still life and photos, students learn about color, layering, mixed media, and solvent techniques, and the rich textures afforded by various papers. Drawing experience is recommended. Experienced students may pursue personal projects. Bring supplies to first class.

$200

$100

Fall

(9 weeks)

$200

Winter

(9 weeks)

Tuesday 1:00pm–3:30pm

Summer

The Art of Caricature

Colored Pencil Drawing Continued

David Carter

Lisa Semerad

The face is a poignant subject of expression for the artist. Whether for humor, satire, or the creation of fictional characters, caricature extends this visual vocabulary beyond nature’s normal repertoire. Students learn to combine anatomy with creative techniques for exaggerating and distorting the rhythms, gestures, and proportions that make each face unique. Prior drawing/portrait experience is helpful. Model fees are extra.

This class is for people with a basic understanding of color selection and technique who wish to work on their own projects. Topics covered include composition, continuity, concept, and finish. The last hour each week concludes with a lesson for increasing creativity and originality. Bring supplies to first class.

$155

Winter & Summer

Thursday

Brandon Bentley Students learn to create interesting and expressive characters. Emphasis is on learning to draw a human character through facial expressions, hair, costume, and different poses. Each week demonstrates specific techniques that allow the student to find his or her own style, whether traditional heroes, manga characters, or “indie” type comics.

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Sunday 2:00pm–4:30pm

$185

Summer

(8 weeks)

Sunday 2:00pm–4:30pm

Mastering Cartooning (ages 10 to adult) Brandon Bentley Students further develop their skills and practice methods in cartooning step-by-step. The emphasis is on storytelling in comics—from writing a script, to drawing single panel and threepanel comics, and finally developing a one– to two–page story. This class aims to create fully finished portfolio pieces.

$200

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Sunday 11:00am–1:30pm

$185

Summer

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Tuesday 9:30am–12:30pm

(6 weeks)

7:00pm–10:00pm (starts: Winter-Jan 26; Summer-Jul 13)

The Art of Cartooning (ages 8 to adult)

$200

(starts: July 5)

Drawing

Wednesday

$220

9:45am–12:45pm

(4 weeks)

Sunday 11:00am–1:30pm

(8 weeks)

Sunday 11:00am–1:30pm Jacqueline Saunders - Ink & Wash

Composition & Design Fundamentals Lisa Semerad The foundation of strong imagery is design. Students learn to recognize and control movement within the picture plane through the study of shape, value, color, pattern, line, and texture. Most exercises are in abstract form, but relate to both abstract and representational art. No previous drawing experience needed.

Spring $200 Monday $200 Tuesday

(9 weeks)

7:00pm–9:30pm 1:00pm–3:30pm

Composition & Design Applications Lisa Semerad Build on the concepts from Composition & Design Fundamentals. Representation, depth, transparency, movement, narrative, and color are added to the design equation. Students utilize these to create more inventive, emotionally powerful, cohesive works of art. Group critiques enrich the class. Experience in individually chosen media is required. Acrylics, oil bars, oil and chalk pastels, and abstract artists are welcome. No oil paint permitted.

$200

Fall

(9 weeks)

Monday 7:00pm–9:30pm

Open-Life Drawing Sessions This monitored open studio is for participants of all levels who want to work from the model using their own media. Sessions require a minimum enrollment, thus registration is encouraged over drop–in*. Drop–in is for currently enrolled students and Art League members only. Two consecutive sessions run each term.

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer $70 $70 Wednesday $60 Friday $60 Saturday

Monday 10:00am–3:00pm 10:00am–3:00pm 1:00pm–5:00pm 1:00pm–5:00pm (Long Pose)

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

(5 weeks) *$20/drop-in *$20/drop-in *$20/drop-in *$20/drop-in

(4 weeks)

$60 Monday 10:00am–3:00pm *$20/drop-in (starts: Fall-Oct 24, Winter-Feb 13, Spring-May 8, Summer-July 24) $60 Wednesday 10:00am–3:00pm *$20/drop-in (starts: Fall-Oct 26, Winter-Feb 15, Spring-May 10, Summer-July 26) $50 Friday 1:00pm–5:00pm *$20/drop-in (starts: Fall-Oct 28, Winter-Feb 17, Spring-May 12, Summer-July 28) $50 Saturday 1:00pm–5:00pm (Long Pose) *$20/drop-in (starts: Fall-Oct 29, Winter-Feb 18, Spring-May 13)

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Sumi-É: Oriental Brush Painting Aiko Erickson Betzi Robinson

Charlene Fuhrman Schulz

Learn the East Asian brush painting art form of sumi-é. Classes include lessons for beginning through advanced level painters. Different schools of this ancient art, from traditional to experimental, as well as composition and design, are explained over the year’s curriculum. Fall and spring are team-taught by Betzi Robinson and Aiko Erickson; Charlene Fuhrman Schulz teaches winter; summer is team-taught by Fuhrman Schulz and Robinson.

$220

Fall, Winter & Spring

$155

Summer

(9 weeks)

Monday 1:00pm–4:00pm Tuesday 7:00pm–10:00pm (Winter only) Monday Tuesday

(6 weeks)

1:00pm–4:00pm 7:00pm–10:00pm

(starts: July 10) (starts: July 11)

Watercolor: Moving On Gwen Bragg Students with some experience in watercolor delve into challenging topics including mixing and using color, composing a successful painting, experimental approaches in watercolor, developing style and theme, and seeing and capturing the effects of light.

$220

Fall, Winter & Spring

$175

Summer

Tuesday 9:30am–12:30pm Tuesday 1:00pm–4:00pm Tuesday

Watercolor

Watercolor Gwenn Bragg - Watercolor

Watercolor from Start to Finish Gwen Bragg Alice Kale

Rachel Collins Joey Manlapaz

Catherine Hillis

This class introduces classic watercolor techniques, building from the simple to the more complex. Topics include value, composition, color mixing, and control of the medium. Demonstrations are included, but painting from still life and photos is emphasized. Experienced students focus on assignments improving color handling, composition, and specific painting challenges.

Fall, Winter & Spring

$220 Monday $200 Monday $200 Tuesday $220 Wednesday $200 Wednesday $220 Thursday $220 Saturday $220 Saturday

Summer

$175 Monday $160 Monday $160 Wednesday $155 Saturday $200 Saturday

In this class, the emphasis is on working with the elements that make watercolor unique and challenging—the water itself, the hues of different paints, and the complexities of various paper surfaces. Attention to composition, exposure to works of other artists, and critique of our own work are a large part of the sessions. Class includes interior, still life, and outdoor subjects, as well as an occasional life model, and museum/gallery visit. The individual participant’s objectives are a primary focus.

$320

Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Tuesday 9:30am–2:00pm

(9 weeks)

$220

Peter Ulrich Students develop confidence, consistency, and an individual style. Instruction includes class critique, demonstrations, and individual attention in solving problems in composition, value, and color harmony. The goal is to exploit the unique “magic” of watercolor with a variety of approaches. Beginners with some experience in drawing or other media are welcome.

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Deborah Ellis

9:30am–12:30pm (7 ws; starts Jul 10) Bragg 7:00pm–9:30pm (7 wks; starts: Jul 10) Bragg 7:00pm–9:30pm (7 weeks) Manlapaz 9:30pm–12:30pm (6 weeks) Hillis 1:00pm–4:00pm (8 weeks) Kale

Fall, Winter & Spring

(starts: July 11)

Intermediate Water/Color/Paper

Gestural Florals

Wednesday 1:00pm–4:00pm Saturday 9:30am–12:30pm

(7 weeks)

9:30am–12:30pm

9:30am–12:30pm Bragg 7:00pm–9:30pm Bragg 7:00pm–9:30pm Collins 9:30am–12:30pm Collins 7:00pm–9:30pm Manlapaz 9:30am–12:30pm Collins 9:30pm–12:30pm (Spr: no class May 6) Hillis 1:00pm–4:00pm (No Spring) Kale

The Watercolor Experience

$220

(9 weeks)

(9 weeks)

Jackie Saunders Participants paint flowers as living, moving “little people.” The individual personalities of flowers are captured with rhythmic contour line and fresh washes of undiluted pigments mixing directly on the paper. Students are encouraged to strive for a lively expression, not botanical accuracy. Students bring their own arrangements of flowers.

Spring

Sunday

2:00pm–5:00pm

(9 weeks)

Catherine Hillis - Watercolor


All Levels Foundation Painting

Painting

Tania Karpowitz This is a class about color: how its intensity, temperature, and value create space and how its understanding changes with visual context. Students progress through a series of projects with still life. Great for beginners, who are introduced to the core ideas of color at the start, this class is also helpful to advanced students who gain deeper understanding with each exercise repeated. Students meet exercises at their individual level.

$220

Fall, Winter, & Spring

Saturday

9:30am–12:30pm

(9 weeks) Karpowitz

Beginning–Advanced Pastel Painting Nancy Freeman For the beginner and intermediate pastel artist, this class provides an understanding of the basic concepts and techniques of soft pastels and drawing. Students explore different subjects, textures, papers, and application techniques. Experienced students develop their personal style and a deeper understanding of the medium. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor.

Fall & Spring

(9 weeks)

$200 Tuesday 7:00pm–9:30pm $370 Wednesday 10:00am–3:00pm

Intermediate Painting (Oil or Acrylic) Milena Spasic This class strengthens the perceptual and technical skills of students with prior experience in painting and drawing. Students work from observation and explore source material and subjects of their own choosing. The class focuses on working toward an individual aesthetic while considering the tensions of lines, shapes, planes, values, and colors in pictorial space. Painting from a model can be arranged. Model fees are extra.

$220

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Saturday 3:45pm–6:45pm

Milena Spasic - Oil

Beginning/Intermediate Painting (Oil or Acrylic) Jin Chung Matthew Pinney

Mike Francis Scott Hutchison Milena Spasic

This class introduces the foundational concepts of oil and acrylic painting, covering composition, value, color, materials, and techniques. Students paint from still life or other reference materials. Drawing experience is helpful.

$220

Fall, Winter & Spring

Monday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Sunday

$200

9:30am–12:30pm 7:00pm–10:00pm 9:30am–12:30pm 7:00pm–10:00pm 1:30pm–4:30pm

Summer

(9 weeks) Chung Spasic Karpowitz Hutchison Pinney

(8 weeks)

Monday 7:00pm–10:00pm Spasic (no class July 4) Karpowitz Tuesday 9:30am–12:30pm Wednesday 7:00pm–10:00pm Hutchison Saturday 9:30am–12:30pm Spasic Sunday 1:30pm–4:30pm Pinney

See the school calendar to determine c l a s s s t a r t d a t e s ( i n s i d e f r o n t c o v e r) !

This class is designed for those with some background in painting and drawing, as well as for the more advanced. Students choose subject matter from photographs or still life, and learn new ways of improving the painting. Demos and short art history lectures, with emphasis on color and design are given. Discussions focus on ongoing work, materials, and painting methods.

Fall, Winter & Spring $220 Tuesday $290 Friday

Painting

John Blee Tania Karpowitz

Intermediate Oil or Acrylic Painting

(9 weeks)

7:00pm–10:00pm 10:00am–2:00pm

Oil Painting Ted Reed Students with a solid grasp of oil painting fundamentals advance their understanding of color, composition, form, and materials. Intermediate students hone their skills and explore new challenges. Advanced students work with painting theory and focus on completing professional-quality work. Portrait, figure, and still-life painters are welcome. Model fees are extra for all students regardless of chosen subject matter.

$220

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Tuesday 7:00pm–10:00pm Wednesday 9:30am–12:30pm

$200

Summer

(8 weeks)

Tuesday 7:00pm–10:00pm Wednesday 9:30am–12:30pm

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Class supply lists must be picked up at The Art League Store in the Torpedo Factory Art Center

Waxy Media Techniques Lisa Semerad Students learn a variety of approaches using oil pastels and pigment stick and more. Transparent or heavy bodied, these products offer versatility without the mess of pastel dust. Class explores various surfaces that permit changes and supply permanenceThis class also covers solvent use for washes, scraping, layering, and mixing with oil paint mediums. Subject matter is varied. A sound knowledge of drawing and value is helpful.

$220

Fall

Tuesday 1:00pm–3:30pm

(9 weeks)

Trompe L’oeil and Photorealism Patrick Kirwin

Kurt Schwarz - Oil

Still Life in Oil Kurt Schwarz

$220 Joey Mánlapaz

John Murray

Still-life offers a way for painters to hone their skills. This class includes demonstrations of “blocking in” a painting. Students construct a permanent palette and produce archival quality paintings. Participants work to express value, light, and space in their work and learn layering and “alla prima” (wet-on-wet).

$220

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

(9 weeks)

Wednesday 1:00pm–4:00pm Fall,Spring,Summer:Schwarz Winter: Mánlapaz Thursday 7:00pm–10:00pm (no Summer) Murray

Independent Painting John Blee

Painting

This course provides an outlet to develop a personal pictorial language for both the beginner and the advanced painter. Painting subjects include the figure, still life, landscape, abstraction, and the imagination. Instruction is geared towards the individual student.

$220

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

$200

Summer

(8 weeks)

Sunday 5:30pm–8:30pm Sunday 5:30pm–8:30pm

Painting Projects in Oil or Pastel Lisa Semerad This class is for students familiar with their media who need time and counsel to bring their ideas to fruition. Any style or medium is welcome. Emphasis is on composition, narrative, color, technique, and utility. Class time includes teacher demonstrations, individual help, and group critiques every other week. Students supply their own photos or still life items to use, learning what to include or leave out of compositions.

Fall & Spring

(9 weeks)

Winter

(8 weeks)

$360 Wednesday 10:00am–3:00pm $220 Wednesday 7:00pm–10:00pm $330 Wednesday 10:00am–3:00pm $200 Wednesday 7:00pm–10:00pm

Summer $110

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Wednesday

The difference between photorealism and trompe l’oeil is one of composition. This class introduces those differences, as well as techniques for making texture and creating a perfect illusion. New students work on an introductory project encompassing various techniques. Experienced students have a choice of independent projects or projects designed by the instructor. Acrylics are used to speed up the process of learning, but experienced artists are encouraged to use oils. All media welcome.

7:00pm–10:00pm

(4 weeks)

(starts July 5)

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

Monday 7:00pm–10:00pm

(9 weeks)

Portrait and Figure Painting Jin Chung

Tania Karpowitz

Kurt Schwarz

Students improve their observational skills and gain an understanding of color and value. Emphasis is on completing and refining one’s work in oil or pastel painting. Model fees are extra. Supplies are discussed on the first day of class.

$220

Fall, Spring & Summer

(9 weeks)

$220

Winter

(9 weeks)

Monday Wednesday Monday Wednesday

1:00pm–4:00pm (no Summer) Karpowitz 7:00pm–10:00pm Schwarz 1:00pm–4:00pm 7:00pm–10:00pm

Karpowitz Chung

John Murray - Oil


Joey Manlapaz - Oil

Intermediate Portrait Painting (Oil or Pastel)

Landscape Painting

Danni Dawson

This outdoor class focuses on composition, value, and color relationships. Students examine the property of light and how it reveals form and color. Instruction includes demonstrations for newcomers to plein air (outdoor) painting. Class is held indoors during inclement weather. Locations may not be metro accessible and students are responsible for their own transportation.

Fred Markham

Students of the long pose enjoy a 3- to 5-week pose to produce a finished painting. Participants study the structure of the head, the skull, the muscles, the planes on the face, and the features. Students also learn to create skin tone through color studies. Homework assignments deal with clothing and background. The instructor demonstrates “alla prima” (wet-on-wet) painting and glazing. Model fees are extra.

$375

Fall, Winter & Spring

Thursday 9:30am–2:30pm Saturday 9:30am–2:30pm

(9 weeks)

Dec 9. Winter: No class Jan 20 or Feb 10, make-ups Mar 17 & 24. Spring: No class Apr 14 & 21, make-ups June 16 & 23. Model fees are extra.]

3:30pm–7:30pm

(4 weeks) (starts: Fall-Sept 24, Spring-Apr 29)

(9 weeks)

Explore both realist and expressive approaches to depicting the surrounding world. Students learn to show space on a 2-D surface through linear and atmospheric perspective, and examine composition, color, and techniques for the landscape painter. All levels welcome. Oil and acrylics are the mediums of choice.

$220

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Monday 1:00pm–4:00pm

$160

Summer

Monday

1:00pm–4:00pm

(6 weeks) (starts July 10)

Intermediate Plein Air Landscape Painting Sara Linda Poly

Referencing cityscapes by Pissaro, Hopper, or Estes, students paint from personal photos of favorite urban settings. Discover the grid system to create aerial perspective and learn about light, space, color mixing, and painting techniques. One or two large format completed works are expected.

This class focuses on simplifying the complex elements found in nature, building a solid composition, and choosing good subject matter. Students explore their personal reactions to the landscape while studying design, value, color, light patterns, and atmospheric perspective. Demonstrations, critiques, discussion of materials and techniques, and personal attention are included. Class meets at local parks and indoors only if the weather is extreme. Students may be new to plein air and use any medium they are well-versed in.

$220

$220

Urban Landscapes in Oil or Acrylic Joey Manlapaz

Fall & Spring

Tuesday 1:00pm–4:00pm

Painting

This class focuses on the two most important traditions in classical painting—Disegno and Colore. The first half of the term looks at the sculptural Tuscan approach of Disegno: a developed grisaille and subsequent layers of glazed paint. The second half of the term features the painterly Venetian practice of Colore which relies on direct application of paint. [Fall: No class Oct 10, make-up

Friday

9:30am–1:30pm

Bobbi Pratte

Robert Liberace

Fall, Winter & Spring

Fall & Spring

Saturday

Painting the Landscape

Intermediate/Advanced The Classical Portrait and Figure

$310

$160

(9 weeks)

Fall & Spring

(6 weeks)

Tuesday 10:00am–3:30pm (starts: Fall-Sept 12, Spr-Apr 25)

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Abstract Painting Deanna Schwartzberg Students of all levels develop a working knowledge of abstract painting and acrylic, challenging them to see and interpret in new ways. Learn color, line, movement, and form through individual instruction and group discussion. Subjects include landscape, still life, figure, and non-representation. Model fees are extra.

$300

Friday

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

(9 weeks)

10:00am–2:30pm

Beginning/Intermediate Abstract Drawing and Painting Joyce McCarten This class is for students at all levels who want to learn the abstract painting process. There are no limits to what an artist can create if they learn the basic language of abstraction and how to manipulate paint. The pure excitement of color, the mystery of line, the safety of structure, and the fun of mixed media are emphasized as the student begins to explore a different, more freeing way of painting. Still life and figure are often used as a starting point. Model fees are extra.

$220

Fall, Winter, Spring

(9 weeks)

$160

Summer

(6 weeks)

Wednesday 1:00pm–4:00pm Wednesday 1:00pm–4:00pm

All Levels Abstract Art— New & Creative Approaches Delna Dastur

Bryan Jernigan - Acrylic

All Levels Wildly Abstract Landscapes Brenda Belfield This class empowers painters to experience landscapes and translate their essential elements into an abstraction. Students of all levels discover new possibilities using unconventional tools and media and their own intuitive responses to nature. A small fee is payable to the instructor for supplied materials.

$160

Summer

Painting

Thursday

10:00am—1:00pm

(6 weeks) (starts July 13)

Abstract Painting (Oil or acrylic) Bryan Jernigan This class develops students’ painting skills through the selfexpression of color and form. Students use color concepts from Post-Impressionism to Action Painting. This class examines the motifs of landscape, figure, and still life along with the classic compositional elements of line, balance, and contrast. Novice and experienced painters discover the different levels of abstract – from semi-abstract to non-representational. Students respond to color and emotion and document it in class. Knowledge of acrylics or oils is prerequisite.

$220

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Wednesday 7:00pm–10:00pm Saturday 1:00pm–4:00pm

(no Spring)

$175

(7 weeks)

Summer

Wednesday 7:00pm–10:00pm Saturday 1:00pm–4:00pm

Class supply lists must be picked up at The Art League Store in the Torpedo Factory Art Center 12

Students explore imaginative ways to create abstract art by using a wide array of materials such as charcoal, pastel, ink, and paint. Students study line, color, and composition along with new methods to create texture, layers, and bold marks. A different contemporary artist is introduced in each class to inspire new approaches to abstraction. Critiques and demonstrations contribute to this intuitive process.

Fall & Spring $220 Tuesday $200 Tuesday

1:00pm–4:00pm 1:00pm–4:00pm

(Fall: 9 weeks) (Spring: 8 weeks)

Emerge Marsha Staiger Acrylic painters find a path to a series of artwork. In the first three classes, students use problem solving to expand control and invite new ideas into their personal visions. Students consciously break their old habits and conventions, daring to engage the intuitive and build up critical thinking for analyzing their creations. (Fall: no class on Columbus Day - October 10)

$375

Monday

Fall & Spring

10:00am–4:00pm

(8 weeks)

Rosemary Luckett - Collage (detail)


Delna Dastur - Mixed Media

Collage: When 2 + 2 > 4

Beverly Ryan

Rosemary Luckett

This class focuses on the development of non-objective paintings. Beginners concentrate on painting basics and composition while the advanced reach into 20th century and contemporary abstraction. All students explore personal expression, markmaking techniques and painting on a variety of surfaces. Pulling from the “real” world of figures and objects, the course investigates formal issues and new ways of working.

Students explore integrating materials using various adhesives and enlivening collage surfaces. They discover the excitement of working from the heart, accessing intuition, and making personal imagery by creating fantasy worlds, probing social issues, and transforming old items into new collaged pieces.

Fall, Winter & Spring $290 Thursday $260 Sunday

(9 weeks)

9:30am–1:30pm 11:00am–2:30pm

$220

Fall

Wednesday

Painting

Abstract in Oil or Acrylic: Beyond the Tangible

(9 weeks)

1:00pm–4:00pm

Collage: Discovery and Transformation Rosemary Luckett

Developing the Narrative Students link storylines and visual elements to say something with paint. Approaching content through personal experience, gestu ral draw ing or painting, and ex perimentation w ith seemingly random ideas, participants make discoveries leading to individualistic work. Risk-taking, intuitive problem-solving, and discussion lead students to insightful solutions and an individual vocabulary of forms.

Using collected papers, images, odds and ends, participants explore collage using the five universal shapes (circle, square, tria ngle, equ id ista nt cross, a nd spi ra l) to d iscover a nd understand their individual worldview. The class integrates both disparate and complimentary fragments into new compositions incorporating the universal shapes. The class asks questions, learns about adhesives, transforms materials and ideas into new forms and stories, while enjoying the play of creativity. Suggested preparation: read the book Signs of Life by Angeles Arrien.

$220

$175

Beverly Ryan

Fall, Winter & Spring

Tuesday 9:30am–12:30pm

(9 weeks)

Winter

Wednesday

1:00pm–4:00pm

(6 weeks) (starts Jan 18)

Class supply lists must be picked up at The Art League Store in the Torpedo Factory Art Center 13


Silk Screen Open Studio Nancy McIntyre This studio is for students who are taking or have taken Silk Screen Printing at The Art League. For $10.00/hour, currently enrolled or former silk screen students may work independently on a drop-in basis.

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Summer

(9 weeks)

Monday 4:00pm–7:00pm Monday 4:30pm–7:00pm

All Levels Solvent-Free Printmaking Priscilla Treacy Students learn several exciting techniques in etching and drypoint, using plastic plates to reproduce all the effects of metal-based printmaking. Inks are water-soluble. The class works linearly, tonally, texturally, and creates high-quality images and prints. Students learn how to deploy color and chinecollé to augment work. Materials fee is payable to the instructor. Remaining materials are available in the school store.

$220

Fall, Winter, & Spring

(9 weeks)

$155

Summer

(6 weeks)

Tuesday 9:30am–12:30pm Thursday 9:30am–12:30pm

Discover Graphics Atelier, Inc., in association with The Art League, also offers printmaking classes. The studio houses two etching and two lithographic presses and all other essentials for quality printmaking. Experienced printmakers may apply to be an affiliate artist and pay a monthly fee for open studio hours. For information call 703-549-1381 or visit www.discovergraphics.org. Supplies: Most supplies are available in the classroom. Other supplies are available in the Art League Store and are discussed by the instructor at the first class.

Printmaking Priscilla Treacy - Drypoint (Intaglio)

Beginning/Intermediate Etching and Intaglio Techniques Nancy Aldrich-Wolf

Silk Screen Printing Nancy McIntyre Silk screen printing can fill a page with color in a single stroke or build layer upon transparent layer of intricate detail. Screen prints may be vibrant or subtle, sharp-edged or brushy and textured. In this class, students create hand-painted, hand-cut, and photographic stencils, and then print through them using water-based non-toxic inks. A lab fee of $50, payable to the instructor, covers supplies and screen.

$230

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

Monday

12:30pm–3:30pm

(9 weeks)

(Fall and Winter only)

Monday 7:00pm–10:00pm

$220

Fall, Winter & Spring

Tuesday Thursday

Summer

$155 Tuesday $220 Thursday

7:00pm–10:00pm (9 weeks) Day 11:00am–4:00pm (5 weeks) Aldrich-Wolf 7:00pm–10:00pm (6 weeks) Day 11:00am–4:00pm Aldrich-Wolf (5 weeks; starts July 6)

All Levels Lithography (Stone & Metal Plate)

Continuing Silk Screen Printing

Printmaking

Pam Day

Etching is a technique that allows the printmaker to achieve wide tonal range and unlimited detail. Beginning and intermediate students, using zinc plates, learn line etching, aquatint, soft ground etching and dry point techniques to produce images and small print editions. A $40 lab fee is payable to instructor.

Nancy McIntyre

Nancy Aldrich-Wolf

For those who have already taken screen printing at The Art League or have significant silk screen experience elsewhere, this class offers individual instruction as students follow their own path working in this versatile medium. Course limited to two students.

Lithography enables artists to achieve multiple prints using a wide range of techniques, including crayon and pencil shading, washes, and pen and ink. Students learn to grind a stone and/ or prepare a metal plate, develop an image, and print a small edition. A $45 lab fee is payable to instructor.

$230

$245

Fall, Winter & Spring

Monday 4:00pm–7:00pm

(9 weeks)

Fall & Spring

Saturday

(6 weeks)

11:00am–4:00pm

S e e t h e s c h o o l c a l e n d a r t o d e t e r m i n e c l a s s s t a r t d a t e s ( i n s i d e f r o n t c o v e r)! 14


Monotype Printmaking Harriet Lawler Whether monotype or monoprint, these painterly prints call for work in color. This class covers a wide range of inking techniques, both abstract and realistic. Some experience with color is helpful. A $40 lab fee is payable to the instructor.

Fall & Spring

(6 weeks)

$215

Winter & Summer

(6 weeks)

Wednesday

11:00am–3:00pm

Saturday 12:00pm–4:00pm

Ed McCluney This course is designed for beginners as well as accomplished printmakers. Woodblock printing is a direct and versatile printing process and one of the oldest methods of printing. Using gouges, students learn or improve cutting skills, create personal images and experiment with various types of wood and papers. Prints are hand-pulled by traditional rubbing methods or manual presses. Both black-and-white and color printing are explored. A $40 lab fee is payable to the instructor.

$220

Fall & Spring

(9 weeks)

$155

Summer

(6 weeks)

Wednesday 7:00pm–10:00pm

Intermediate/Advanced Etching Printmaking Projects and Techniques Pam Day

Ed McCluney

David Skibiak

This class is designed for students with some background in printmaking as well as more advanced students. Working with a master printmaker, students refine their skills in intaglio, lithography, and monotype printing by focusing on individual or class projects. New and more advanced techniques are introduced for student exploration. A $40 lab fee is payable to instructor.

Fall & Spring

(9 weeks)

Winter

(9 weeks)

Summer

(6 weeks)

$220 Thursday

7:00pm–10:00pm

$220 Wednesday 11:00am–2:00pm $220 Thursday 7:00pm–10:00pm $155 Wednesday 11:00am–2:00pm $155 Thursday 7:00pm–10:00pm

Photoshop Workshop Alison Duvall

Woodblock Printmaking

Wednesday 7:00pm–10:00pm

Ar t s & Technolog y

$215

Arts & Technology

Day

McCluney Skibiak McCluney Day

Pam Day - Etching

Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop and apply these skills to photos. This class covers everything from editing and correcting photos to creating new images. This class is taught using Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud. Students bring a laptop and download the free trial from www.adobe.com before the first class. Each workshop meets Tuesday and Thursday for two weeks. $110

November 29, December 1, 6, & 8, 2016 7:00pm–9:00pm

$110

March 21, 23, 28, 30, 2017

7:00pm–9:00pm

Lightroom Workshop Pete Duvall Learn to use Adobe Lightroom as the centerpiece for digital photog raphy work f low a nd integ rate it w ith Photoshop. Participants learn to use the program to organize, edit, print, and share images. This class is taught using Lightroom. Students should bring a laptop and download the month-long trial of Lightroom from www.adobe.com prior to class. $105 September 17, 2016

(Saturday)

11:00am–4:00pm

$105 March 18, 2017

(Saturday)

11:00am–4:00pm

Dynamic Sculptures & Installations John Kauffman Learn how artists create interactive installations and kinetic sculptures. This workshop teaches how to incorporate motion, light, and sound into your work with a simple, inexpensive device called a microcontroller. Without any prior knowledge of electronics or programming, participants learn to achieve interactive pieces that respond to environmental changes. Students bring a laptop and, prior to the workshop, directly order a kit of parts ($80). Parts are reusable and students can continue to experiment in the future with no further investment in tools. $190 January 7 & 8, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

9:00am–4:00pm

$190 June 17 & 18, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

9:00am–4:00pm

iPad Apps for the Traditional Artist Bobbi Pratte Students explore how digital apps can benefit the traditional artist. The iPad can help artists work out issues with existing images or assist in the creation of new ones. It can help improve observational skills. Students learn a variety of apps that help with value, color, drawing, and composition. Students also discover how the iPad helps when they are working plein air or when traveling. The focus is not creating digital art, but rather how to support and enhance creative time that is spent at the easel, drawing table, or outside the studio. $105 March 18, 2017

(Saturday)

10:00am–4:00pm

Fiberworks PCW for the Beginner Marilyn Harrington For

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$100 November 20, 2016

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10:30pm–4:30pm

Advanced Fiberworks PCW Marilyn Harrington For

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$100 February 12, 2017

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10:30pm–4:30pm

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Photography

Photography Evan McGurrin - Photography

Introduction to Photography

Introduction to Photography

Andargé Asfaw

Pete Duvall

Learn the fundamentals of photography using either a film or a digital camera. Students become proficient in the use of their cameras including aperture, shutter speed, and exposure. Class includes camera exercises, lectures, discussions, critiques, home assignments with reviews, and class field trips held during regular class time or on a Saturday. Field trips enhance the learning experience by providing one-on-one hands-on instruction. Please bring your camera manual to each class.

Learn the fundamentals of photography, using either a film or a digital camera. Students become proficient in the use of their cameras including aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Each class includes both a lecture and critique. Students shoot on their own each week and bring images to class for discussion. Instructors may hold off-site photo shoots. A manually operable camera, film or digital is required.

$215

$215

Fall

(9 weeks)

Wednesday 7:00pm–9:30pm Thursday 7:00pm–9:30pm

$215

Winter

(9 weeks)

Monday 7:00pm–9:30pm Wednesday 7:00pm–9:30pm

$215

Spring

(9 weeks)

Summer

Monday 7:00pm–9:30pm Thursday 7:00pm–9:30pm

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$215 $195

Evan McGurrin

Fall, Winter & Spring

Thursday Thursday Sunday Sunday

(9 weeks)

10:00am–12:30pm McGurrin 7:00pm–9:30pm (Winter only) Duvall 4:00pm–6:30pm (Fall & Spring) Gosling 6:00pm–8:30pm (Winter only) Gosling

Summer

Wednesday 7:00pm–9:30pm

$215

Stephen Gosling

Wednesday Sunday

7:00pm–9:30pm 6:00pm–8:30pm

(9 weeks) (8 weeks)

Duvall Gosling

(9 weeks)

Enroll online at www.theartleague.org


See updates and additions o n l i n e at w w w.t h e a r t l e a g u e . o r g Night Photography Pete Duvall This class explores time exposures at night, limited or controlled light sources, and catching movement. Students participate in bi-weekly shoots in the area, critiques, and technical discussions. A camera with manual capability, a small notebook, a tripod, and a working knowledge of photography are required.

$220

Fall & Spring

(9 weeks)

Thursday 7:00pm–9:30pm

Intermediate Photography Stephen Gosling For those who have completed Introduction to Photography and are comfortable shooting in manual mode on their cameras, this course is designed to help you take the next step in becoming more proficient with your camera. Class discusses equipment and technique for shooting sports, portraits, landscapes, nature, travel, and other subjects. Students go on shooting “field trips” outside to practice methods and improve their skills.

$220 Sunday

Fall

(9 weeks)

6:30pm–9:00pm Andargé Asfaw - Photography

Stephen Gosling - Photography

Photography

Intermediate Photography I Pete Duvall

Evan McGurrin

This class is for those who are familiar with their camera and would like more in-depth discussion on developing composition and style while honing and adding techniques, and discussing equipment choices. Included are weekly critiques of student work. A manually operated camera, film or digital, and comfort shooting in manual mode is required.

$220

Fall & Winter

Wednesday

$220

7:00pm–9:30pm

Winter & Spring

Thursday

1:00pm–4:00pm

(9 weeks) Duvall

(9 weeks) McGurrin

Intermediate Photography II Pete Duvall This class is for those who have completed Intermediate I and look to further their study of photography. With a concentration on fine art photography, this class focuses on refining technique and composition, as well as developing themes into cohesive bodies of work. Class includes weekly assignments and critiques.

$220

Spring

(9 weeks)

Wednesday 7:00pm–9:30pm

Darkroom & Film Photography Alison Duvall Learn the basics of traditional black & white photography including proper film exposure, development, and negative processing. Any skill level is welcome. 35mm and medium format cameras are welcome, but not required. There is also an opportunity to experiment with the plastic Holga “toy camera.”

$245

Fall, Winter & Spring

Sunday

$225

5:00pm–8:00pm

Summer

Sunday

5:00pm–8:00pm

(9 weeks) Duvall

(8 weeks) Duvall

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Painting & Drawing for Teens (ages 14 & up)

Teen Classes

This course strengthens artistic skills in a variety of media using traditional and abstract subject matter. Each lesson emphasizes composition and design. Projects are generally completed by the end of each class session, leading to a larger body of work for those developing a portfolio. Please come with all supplies. $185 July 10–14, 2017 (Mon–Fri)

9:30am–12:30pm or 1:00pm–4:00pm

$185 July 24–28, 2017 (Mon–Fri)

9:30am–12:30pm or 1:00pm–4:00pm

$185 July 31–Aug 4, 2017 (Mon–Fri)

9:30am–12:30pm or 1:00pm–4:00pm

Manga Comic Workshop for Teens Students learn to draw manga-style characters in this fun and creative workshop. Manga methods, designs, and techniques for creating engaging heroes with expressive eyes, unique hair, and awesome costumes are explored. Materials are included.

Painting & Drawing for Teens Workshop

Creative Drawing and Painting for Teens

(Mon–Fri)

July 17–21, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

9:30am���12:00pm 1:00pm–3:30pm

$170

July 24–28, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

9:30am–12:00pm

Darkroom Photography for Teens (ages 12 & up)

This course is designed for teens wishing to expand their artistic skills, personal expression, and visual understanding within a structured format. Students use a variety of media as they explore relationships between form, texture, and color. This class employs both traditional and abstract methods with an emphasis on design and composition.

Students explore cyanotypes, photograms, pinhole cameras, and the basics of the black and white darkroom. All equipment and materials are provided. Students may bring their own 35mm film camera.

Fall,Winter, & Spring

Sunday 1:30pm–4:00pm

(9 weeks)

Delphine Lee This course introduces basic illustration styles and techniques to aspiring fashion illustrators and designers. Students’ work on the drawing, sketching and textile rendering skills needed to create illustrations for sales presentation and production. Basic design proportion and composition are covered. Participants also learn to accentuate their illustration through exaggeration and fabric rendering. Students illustrate poses from supplied fashion photos and render actual fabrics samples for drape, texture and pattern.

$200

Sunday

Fall

11:00am – 1:30pm

Alison Duvall

$200 July 10–14, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

1:00pm–4:00pm

$200 July 24–28, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

1:00pm–4:00pm

Ceramics Workshop for Teens: Wheel Techniques

Fashion Illustration (ages teen to adult)

Tee n Cla s se s

July 10–14, 2017

$170

Karen Day

$200

(9 weeks)

Students concentrate on developing potters’ wheel techniques in a relaxed and imaginative environment. Each day, students work to make a variety of projects. All materials provided. $200 July 17–21, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

9:30am–12:00pm

Life Size Paper Maché Lisa Schumaier Students delve into realism, fantasy, or whimsy, creating 3-D, lifesize figures out of paper, chicken wire, paint, and miscellaneous objects. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor. $200 July 17–21, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

9:30am–12:30pm

Manga Character Creation

Fashion Illustration Workshop for Teens

Brandon Bentley

Delphine Lee

Students learn to create an original Manga (Japanese-style comic) character. Participants explore new methods for designing different expressions, poses, and costumes. This class covers character construction, face development, body proportions, inking, shading, coloring, and final design.

This course introduces basic illustration styles and techniques to aspiring fashion illustrators and designers. Students explore historic and contemporary fashion illustrations for inspiration. Students work on drawing, sketching, and textile rendering skills Students draw poses from supplied fashion photos and render actual fabric samples for drape, texture, and pattern. Familiarity with drawing materials (pencil, ink, marker, gouache) is helpful.

$200

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

$185

Summer

(8 weeks)

Sunday 11:00am–1:30pm Sunday 11:00am–1:30pm

Learn the fundamentals of photography, using either a film or a digital camera. Students become proficient in the use of their cameras including aperture, shutter speed, and exposure. Each class includes both a lecture and critique. Students shoot on their own each week and bring images to class for discussion.

Winter

Sunday 2:30pm–4:30pm

August 7–11, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

1:00pm–3:30pm

Nick Barnes

Alison Duvall

$200

$170

Jewelry Workshop for Teens

Photography for Teens

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$170

(9 weeks)

Participants make three projects: 1) forging and soldering a sterling silver ring, 2) cold connecting (riveting, entrapping, and bolting) to make a pin or pendant with Plexiglas, aluminum, brass, and cubic zirconia, 3) combining techniques to make an individual project. Students are encouraged to bring personal items to include in their final project. A $45 materials fee, paid to the instructor, covers the cost of project-specific materials. $240 August 14–18, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

10:00am–3:00pm


Children’s Classes

Student Work from Art Fun-damentals

Art Fun-damentals (ages 5–8)

The Art of Cartooning (ages 8 to adult)

Jean Stark

Brandon Bentley

Deborah Clark

Children discover the world of texture, line, shape, and color as they create original artwork. Students develop a wide range of skills including painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, and sculpture. Each term expands the artistic horizons of the children, whether they are new to art or repeating the class. A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. Students need to purchase a few basic supplies in addition.

Students learn to draw interesting and expressive characters through facial expressions, hair, costume, and different poses. Each week demonstrates specific techniques that allow students to find their own style, whether “traditional western” heroes, manga characters, or “indie” comics.

$200

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

$185

$185

Summer

(8 weeks)

Fall, Winter & Spring

Thursday Saturday Saturday Sunday Sunday

$155

Summer

Saturday Saturday

(9 weeks)

4:00pm–6:00pm 10:00am–12:00pm 1:00pm–3:00pm 11:00am–1:00pm 1:30pm–3:30pm

Stark Clark Clark Stark Stark

(7 weeks)

10:00am–12:00pm (starts: July 8) 1:00pm–3:00pm (starts: July 8)

Clark Clark

Basic Drawing for Young People (ages 9–13) Marcia Madison Students are introduced to classical and contemporary notions of drawing, learning the language of two-dimensional space. Students explore composition, line, light, and shade.

$185

Fall & Spring

(9 weeks)

Sunday 1:30pm–3:30pm

$165

Winter

Sunday

1:30pm–3:30pm

(8 weeks) (no class Feb 19)

Drawing and Painting (ages 9–12) Karen Day

$200

Fall, Winter & Spring

Saturday Saturday

(9 weeks)

9:30am–12:00pm 1:00pm–3:30pm

Sunday 2:00pm–4:30pm

Mastering Cartooning (ages 10 to adult) Brandon Bentley Students further develop their skills and methods in cartooning step-by-step. The emphasis is on storytelling in comics—from writing a script, to drawing single panel and three-panel comics, and finally developing a one– to two– page story. This class aims to create fully finished portfolio pieces.

$200

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

$185

Summer

(8 weeks)

Sunday 11:00am–1:30pm Sunday 11:00am–1:30pm

Metalworking & Jewelry (ages 10-13) Michael Brehl Explore basic metalworking processes such as forging, melting, blending, annealing, and metal coloration. Make a beautiful copper chain bracelet or sculptural projects in this fun workshop. Contact instructor via e-mail about parent participation (this class is fun for adults, too). Some copper is included in tuition; there is an additional materials fee for larger projects or silver. There is a studio fee payable to the instructor.

$200

Fall & Spring

(9 weeks)

$170

Winter

(7 weeks)

Sunday

1:30pm–4:00pm

Sunday 1:30pm–4:00pm

Handbuilding Ceramics (ages 10 to adult) Kathlyn Avila-Reyes

Hand Spindles: Portable Spinning

(ages 10 – 13)

Sylvia DeMar

Students with all levels of experience explore clay in a supportive atmosphere. Students learn a variety of handbuilding skills with an emphasis on creativity and having fun. Students are encouraged to explore their own ideas and projects. All work is fired for permanence. Tuition includes materials and firing.

The easy, portable nature of hand spindles makes them a must for anyone with an interest in spinning yarn. Participants learn the fundamentals of drafting, spinning, and finishing both singleand two-ply yarns. The history and variety of this great tool are also examined. A $15 materials fee, payable to the instructor, covers a drop spindle and fiber.

$245

$95

Fall, Winter & Spring

Monday 4:00pm–6:00pm

(9 weeks)

Children’s Classes

Students study basic drawing and painting concepts. The class explores composition and color theory, introducing historical and contemporary art as inspiration. A multimedia approach helps students gain confidence with many materials.

Sunday 2:00pm–4:30pm

Sunday

Winter

1:00pm–3:00pm

(3 weeks)

(starts: Jan 15)

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Drawing Camp

Art Camps

$155

July 17–21, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

Painting Camp

9:30am–12:00pm* or 1:00pm–3:30pm*

(ages 8–12)

Open to all levels to build painting skills in a relaxed and imaginative environment. Curriculum includes the basics of value, perspective, and color mixing. Projects may include acrylics or watercolors. All materials provided.

Art Camps Ceramic Camp projects

Unleash your child’s imagination this summer! A rt camp provides children a wonderful introduction to several forms of visual art. In our regular art camp, each day brings a new project that may include drawing, painting, printmaking, or sculpture. Specialty camps, like Drawing Camp or Painting Camp, focus on immersion in one particular medium. Each week of our A rtists’ Camp is different. Register for multiple weeks throughout the summer for an immersive artistic experience! Tuition for full-day camps includes a supervised lunch hour. Combine regular and specialty camps, or two specialty camps, for a custom, full-day schedule! When creating a custom full-day camp, the $35 per week charge for the supervised lunch hour must be added and campers bring their own food. (Combinable camps are denoted by an asterisk.*)

Artists’ Camp

(ages 5–7) or (ages 8–11)

Enjoy the experience of art for five days. Each day brings a new project, and each week is different. All materials are provided. $345 June 19–23, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

$155

(Mon–Fri)

June 19–23, 2017

$345 June 26–30, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

$155

(Mon–Fri)

June 26–30, 2017

9:30am–3:30pm 9:30am–12:00pm

9 :30am–3:30pm 9:30am–12:00pm

July 10–14, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

July 10–14, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

$345 July 17–21, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

$155

(Mon–Fri)

July 17–21, 2017

$345 July 24–28, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

$155

(Mon–Fri)

July 24–28, 2017

$345 July 31–Aug 4, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

$155

(Mon–Fri)

July 31–Aug 4, 2017

$345 August 7–11, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

$155

(Mon–Fri)

August 7–11, 2017

$345 August 14–18, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

$155

(Mon–Fri)

August 14–18, 2017

9:30am–12:00pm*

(Mon–Fri)

9:30am–12:00pm*

$155

August 7–11, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

1:00pm–3:30pm*

Cartooning Camp

(ages 8–12)

This camp explores the methods, techniques and procedures which are used in the creation of comic strips and comic books. The focus is on the basic principles of visual storytelling and drawing techniques that relate to the cartoon art form. All materials are provided. $160 June 19–23, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

9:30am–12:00pm*

$160 July 17–21, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

9:30pm–12:00pm*

$160 July 31–August 4, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

Photo Camp

9:30pm–12:00pm* or 1:00pm–3:30pm*

(ages 8–11)

Alison Duvall Students explore a variety of photography techniques including cyanotypes, photograms, the basics of black and white darkroom, and pinhole camera photography. All equipment, including cameras, and materials are provided. $180 June 26–30, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

1:00pm–3:30pm* Camper at Artist’s Camp

9:30am–12:00pm

(Mon, Wed–Fri)

$155

(Mon–Fri)

July 24–28, 2017

or 1:00pm–3:30pm

(Mon,Wed–Fri)

$345

June 26-30, 2017

$155

9:30am–3:30pm

$295 July 3, 5–7, 2017 July 3, 5–7, 2017

$155

or 1:00pm–3:30pm

$135

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(ages 8–11)

Students of all levels explore the concepts, skills, and fun of drawing in a relaxed and imaginative environment. Curriculum includes the basics of line, perspective, gesture, and form. All materials provided.

or 1:00pm–3:30pm 9:30am–3:30pm 9:30am–12:00pm or 1:00pm–3:30pm 9:30am–3:30pm 9:30am–12:00pm or 1:00pm–3:30pm 9:30am–3:30pm 9:30am–12:00pm or 1:00pm–3:30pm 9:30am–3:30pm 9:30am–12:00pm or 1:00pm–3:30pm 9:30am–3:30pm 9:30am–12:00pm or 1:00pm–3:30pm 9:30am–3:30pm 9:30am–12:00pm or 1:00pm–3:30pm

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Art Camps

Campers at Fiber Camp

Ceramics Camp I: Handbuilding

(ages 10–13)

Students concentrate on developing ceramic skills in a relaxed and imaginative environment. All materials provided. $200 July 10–14, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

$200 August 7–11, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

9:30am–12:00pm* or 1:00pm–3:30pm* 1:00pm–3:30pm*

Jewelry Camp

(ages 9–12)

Michael Brehl Students explore various materials and techniques as they produce jewelry projects. All materials are included. $200 July 31–August 4, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

9:30am–12:30pm* or 1:00pm–4:00pm*

Ceramics Camp II: Wheel Techniques (ages 10–13)

Fiber Camp

Students with previous ceramics experience concentrate on developing wheel techniques in a relaxed and imaginative environment. Each day, students work on the potters’ wheel. All materials provided.

Enjoy the experience of art through fiber for five straight days. Each day brings a new fiber technique such as weaving, surface design, basketry, felting, and more. All materials are included. $175

July 10–14, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

9:30am–12:00pm*

$200 July 17–21, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

1:00pm–3:30pm*

$175

July 17–21, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

9:30am–12:00pm*

$200 July 24–28. 2017

(Mon–Fri)

1:00pm–3:30pm*

$175

July 31–August 4, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

9:30am–12:00pm*

$200 July 31–August 4, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

9:30am–12:00pm*

Sculpture Camp

(ages 5–7)

The diversity of clay and other media is the focus of this camp on the third dimension. All materials provided. $190 June 26–30, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

9:30am–12:00pm*

$190 July 24–28, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

1:00pm–3:30pm*

Sculpture Camp

(ages 8–11)

The diversity of clay and other media is the focus of this camp on the third dimension. All materials provided. $190 June 26–30, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

1:00pm–3:30pm*

$190 July 24–28, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

9:30am–12:00pm*

(ages 7–11)

Clay Animation Movie Camp

(ages 8–12)

Jesse Turnbull This camp is ideal for anyone who has ever wanted to make his/ her own animated movies. Students go through all the steps the pros take—from character creation to construction, sometimes even destruction! Students use real animator’s clay, design sets, and work in small groups to make a 3-minute movie with sound and voices! Participants should bring a bag lunch. This class has a 12 student cap, and adults may not register. $340 August 8–11, 2016

(Mon–Thurs) 10:00am–2:30pm

$340 August 20–23, 2016

(Mon–Thurs) 10:00am–2:30pm

$340 July 24–27, 2017

(Mon–Thurs) 10:00am–2:30pm

$340 August 7–10, 2017

(Mon–Thurs) 1 0:00am–2:30pm

$340 August 21–24, 2017

(Mon–Thurs) 10:00am–2:30pm

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Ceramics

Ceramics

Joan Ulrich - Ceramic

The Art League Ceramics program at our Madison Annex in Old Town Alexandria boasts large, bright, and well equipped studios. Open studio time allows students to practice and expand their skills outside of class. Previously enrolled students interested in a complete clay experience may participate in our assistant work-study program to learn how to mix glazes, recycle clay, and load kilns. Work-study assistants are eligible for tuition reduc t ion . Plea se ca l l T he A r t L ea g ue S chool for deta i ls. The Art League ceramics classes accommodates beginners and those with advanced skills. Students may choose to make pieces on the potters’ wheel, handbuild, or take a sculptural approach to their work. Most instructors can teach all methods of construction. Workshops led by well known, established artists from around the country are offered throughout the year. The Art League fires the majority of its work at cone six oxidation in electric and gas reduction kilns at no additional cost. The facility also fires with raku or wood kilns for an additional fee.

Throwing/Handbuilding Ceramics Carlos Beltràn Baldiviezo Susan Greenleaf Lori Katz Kirke Martin Blair Meerfeld Stew Rowels Allison Severance Julia Walther Joan Ulrich

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Jumpstart in Ceramics Blair Meerfeld Have you always wanted to try pottery? In this one-day event, participants explore the creativity and diversity of clay in a fun, relaxed environment. Supplies are included. $50

August 27, 2016

(Saturday)

10:00am–12:30pm

$50

January 7, 2017

(Saturday)

10:00am–12:30pm

$50

April 1, 2017

(Saturday)

10:00am–12:30pm

$50

June 17, 2017

(Saturday)

10:00am–12:30pm

$50

August 26, 2017

(Saturday)

10:00am–12:30pm

Handbuilding Ceramics (ages 10 to adult) Kathlyn Avila-Reyes Participants with all levels of experience explore clay in a supportive atmosphere. Students learn a variety of handbuilding skills with an emphasis on creativity and having fun. Students are encouraged to explore their own ideas and projects. The fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glazes, and firing in the electric kiln.

$240

Fall, Winter & Spring

The tuition includes 25 pounds of clay, glazes, and electric kiln firing service. Students of all levels are welcome. New students may buy tools for approximately $20 at the first class.

Monday 4:00pm–6:00pm

$270

Kathlyn Avila-Reyes

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

Monday Monday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Thursday Friday Friday Friday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday

7:00pm–9:30pm 7:00pm–9:30pm 10:00am–12:30pm 1:00pm–3:30pm 4:00pm–6:30pm 7:00pm–9:30pm 7:00pm–9:30pm 10:00am–12:30pm 7:00pm–9:30pm 5:30pm–8:00pm 8:00pm–10:30pm 10:00am–12:30pm 1:00pm–3:30pm 7:00pm–9:30pm 9:30am–12:00pm 12:30pm–3:00pm 3:00pm–5:30pm 6:00pm–8:30pm

(handbuilding only)

(9 weeks) Walther Meerfeld Meerfeld Severance Severance Severance Meerfeld Katz Ulrich Meerfeld Meerfeld Greenleaf Greenleaf Rowels Martin Martin Martin Beltràn Baldiviezo

(9 weeks)

Creative Handbuilding Ceramics (adult) This class is designed for the experienced handbuilder who wants to create whimsical ceramic figures or projects of their own. Participants’ imaginations are sparked with a variety of techniques. Specially tailored demonstrations and weekly feedback expand the creative possibilities. The fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glazes, and firing in the electric kiln.

$270

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

(9 weeks)

Thursday 4:00pm–6:30pm

Tiles Yvette Jacobs Kitchen back splashes, small fountains, and tiles as works of art are just some of the projects beginning and advanced students create in this class. Instruction includes techniques like slip trailing, bas relief, scraffitto, gold, lusters, and more.

$270

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

Thursday 10:00am–12:30pm

(9 weeks)


Surface Decoration Techniques Carlos Beltràn Baldiviezo Find exciting alternatives to dipping, pouring and brushing glazes. Students learn a variety of hand-building techniques to create ceramic works. The class shows multiple ways to create a unique and expressive surface finish: image transfer, decals, monoprint, brushwork, patinas, embossing, sgraffito, stamping, stains, wax and lacquer resists, slips, mason stains, china painting, stencils, faux glazes, and glazing. Students are encouraged to explore numerous approaches. All work is fired. Tuition includes clay, glazes, and firing in an electric kiln.

$270

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

Wednesday 7:00pm–9:30pm

(9 weeks)

Woodfiring Workshop Blair Meerfeld

Allison Severance

$200 Please see theartleague.org for dates

Ceramics

Discover the magic of firing in a woodfired salt kiln, where pots are naturally decorated by the flames, wood ash, and salt! Saturday, students load the kiln and allow it to preheat through the night. The main firebox is lit early Sunday morning and finishes by the evening. Along with plenty of shared food and conversation, Blair and Allison emphasize glazing, stacking, stoking, and salting techniques. Participants may bring 12–18 pieces. This workshop is held offsite at Highfield Pottery in Maryland. For details please contact Blair Meerfeld at The Art League Ceramics Department: blairm@theartleague.org. (Sat–Sun)

Raku Firing Workshop Staff Experience the Raku firing process and learn about its vibrant possibilities. Each participant may bring up to six pieces of previously bisque-fired ware. Glazes are included with the firing fee. Raku tongs and safety gear are furnished. For further information regarding this fascinating method of firing your work, contact Blair Meerfeld at The Art League Ceramics Department: blairm@theartleague.org. Offered periodically. Please see theartleague.org for dates. Allison Severence - Ceramics

Kathlyn Avila-Reyes - Ceramics

Visiting Artist Good Pots for Good Food Dan Finnegan This workshop presents a demonstration and discussion about pots for serving and cooking, emphasizing considerations of color, form, and surface. For those who wish only to attend the lecture, please plan to bring a dish to share and pay $5 at the door. $5

January 27, 2017 (Fri Potluck/Slide Show) 7:00pm-9:00pm OR

$95 January 28, 2017 (Fri Potluck/Slide Show) 7:00pm-9:00pm &

January 28, 2017

(Saturday) 10:00am–4:00pm

Visiting Artist Well Rounded Pots Birdie Boone Birdie demonstrates her technical approach to handbuilding utilitarian forms: constructing with thin slabs, using drape and press molds, shaping with soft ribs, joining soft to firm clay, and creating a compelling surface. Reflecting on the power of gesture and metaphor, discussion explores correlations between tangible (physical) and intangible (emotional) elements. The workshop also examines technical choices about clay body, forming method, surface treatment and firing method.

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$5

June 9, 2017 (Fri Potluck/Slide Show) 7:00pm-9:00pm OR

$180 June 9, 2017 (Fri Potluck/Slide Show)

June 10 & 11, 2017 (Sat–Sun)

7:00pm-9:00pm & 10:00am-4:00pm

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Sculpture

Sculpture

Donna Reinsel - Metal Bench

Beginning/Intermediate Sculpture

Figure Sculpture

George Tkabladze

Thanasi Papapostolou

This course introduces the techniques and skills to achieve artistic expression through volume. Free to explore abstract or representational projects, students may work with a model, or bring in their own concepts for sculptures. Instructor guides students on particular methods to best produce their works. The fee includes two bags of clay. Model and firing fees are extra.

This class introduces the concepts and techniques of sculpting the human form. Students begin to develop the basic skills of clay modeling and figure assemblage, while learning to see, perceive, and reproduce the human form with all of its complexities. Live models and anatomical casts are used. Tuition includes two bags of clay. Model and firing fees are extra.

$265

$265

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Thursday 1:00pm–4:00pm Saturday 1:00pm–4:00pm

$220

Summer

(8 weeks)

Fall, & Winter

(9 weeks)

Tuesday 9:30am–12:30pm Tuesday 7:00pm–10:00pm Sunday 2:00pm–5:00pm

Saturday 1:00pm–4:00pm

$225

Wood and Stone Sculpture

Tuesday 9:30am–12:30pm (starts March 28) Tuesday 7:00pm–10:00pm (starts March 28) Sunday 2:00pm–5:00pm (meets 9:30am–4:30pm 3/26 & 4/2; no class 4/16)

George Tkabladze

Spring

(7 weeks)

Students learn the techniques and skills to sculpt in the ancient mediums of wood and stone, starting with the sketch and continuing to carve, finish, patina, and mount the piece on a base. Students work on an individual project in the medium they choose. The studio is equipped with tools. Wood and stone are available for purchase in class.

$245

$245

Experts recreate the faces of subjects who may have been dead for thousands of years. Using modern forensic techniques, each student puts together a sculpted reconstruction of a human head starting with only a skull as a reference. At the end of the course, the real subjects are revealed, solving a 7-week mystery! Cast skulls and plasticine are included, other supplies are extra.

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Thursday 9:30am–12:30pm Thursday 7:00pm–10:00pm Saturday 9:30am–12:30pm

$225

Summer

(8 weeks)

Thursday 7:00pm–10:00pm Saturday 9:30am–12:30pm

Students are encouraged to use anything from found objects, surplus materials, or random items from the attic to inspire ideas for sculpture. Students may also begin with the idea, then figure out the materials that not only express it, but expand the idea in surprising ways. This is a class for anyone, from beginners to professionals, who is interested in creative problem solving, silencing the inner critic, and having fun!

Fall, Winter

Sunday

$180

(9 weeks)

6:00pm–9:00pm

Spring & Summer

Sunday

7:00pm–10:00pm

(8 weeks) Tkabladze

Mystery Solved: Facial Reconstruction Joe Mullins

Fall, Winter & Spring

(7 weeks)

Thursday 6:00pm–9:00pm (starts: Fall-Sept 29, Winter-Jan 19, Spring-Apr 13)

Andy Yoder

$235

Summer

Tuesday

$250

Mixed Media Sculpture

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George Tkabladze

(6 weeks)

2:00pm–5:00pm (starts: Spring-May 7; Summer-July 9 )

Metal Sculpture Brian Kirk Students learn basic metalsmithing techniques, focusing on oxyacetylene welding, brazing, and an introduction to arc welding. Ferrous and nonferrous metals and their applications are discussed. Students create a free-standing mask, or independent projects, in steel. Supplies are discussed at the first class. Opportunity for supervised open studio time.

$300

Fall, Winter, & Spring

(9 weeks)

Monday 7:00pm–10:00pm

$280 Monday

Summer 7:00pm–10:00pm

(8 weeks)


Metal Sculpture Donna Reinsel This course is designed for both the absolute beginner and the experienced artist. Students learn oxyacetylene welding and cutting, metal-bending, drilling, grinding, finishing techniques, and proper safety precautions. Students design their own projects and create sculptural works as they hone metal working skills. Individual attention and a hands-on approach address the needs of all skill levels. Opportunity for supervised open studio time.

$300

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

$275

Summer

(8 weeks)

Monday 10:00am–1:00pm Sunday 10:00am–1:00pm

Glass & Mosaic Student Work (Hamburger)- Stained Glass

Stained Glass

Sunday 10:00am–1:00pm

Steel Furniture Design and Construction Donna Reinsel Absolute beginners and metalworkers of all skill levels become proficient in oxyacetylene steel fabrication as it applies to furniture making. With individual instructor guidance, each student uses creative problem solving to design and build a small object such as a chair, table, lamp, chandelier, shelf or picture frame in a traditional, modern, or artistic style. Group and individual instruction covers steel selection, clamping, finishes, and the safe use of power tools like the drill press, plasma cutter, and MIG welder. Experience in welding or design is not required.

Jimmy Powers

Stephen Sherwin

Beginning students learn basic techniques to make a small stained glass panel: design, cutting, foiling and/or leading, soldering, puttying, applying a patina, and framing. Intermediate and advanced students hone skills and learn new techniques for advanced projects. (Pregnant women should check with their doctor before registering.) Supplies are discussed at the first class.

$220

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

Monday Tuesday Tuesday Saturday Saturday

7:00pm–9:30pm 10:00am–12:30pm 7:00pm–9:30pm 10:00am–12:30pm 1:00pm–3:30pm

$300

Fall, Winter, Spring

(9 weeks)

All Levels Mosaics

$275

Summer

(8 weeks)

Anita Bucsay Damron

Friday Friday

6:30pm–9:30pm 6:30pm–9:30pm

Open Studio for Sculpture Currently enrolled Art League students may work on their own pojects. For an additional fee, the group may hire a model.

$105

Friday

Fall, Winter & Spring

10:00am–3:00pm

(9 weeks) George Tkabladze - Marble

(9 weeks) Powers Sherwin Powers Sherwin Sherwin

Students design and create a fine art mosaic piece using a variety of materials like glass, ceramic, stone, shell, metal, and polymer. Planning, design, material selection, methods, and tools are covered. Several projects are offered, or students may pursue a project of their choice with instructor approval. However, no projects taught in the specialty workshops are offered in this course. A materials fee of $90 for new students is payable to the instructor.

$200

Fall, Winter & Spring

Tuesday Thursday Sunday

$185

(9 weeks)

10:00am–12:30pm 7:00pm–9:30pm 6:00pm–8:30pm

(no Spring)

Summer

Thursday Sunday

(8 weeks)

7:00pm–9:30pm 6:00pm–8:30pm

Jumpstart in Mosaic $105 September 10 & 11, 2016 10:00am–4:00pm (Saturday) & 1:00pm–3:00pm (Sunday)

Outdoor Mosaic Tabletop $105 August 27 & 28, 2016

10:00am–4:00pm (Saturday) &

1:00pm–3:00pm (Sunday)

Layered Media Mosaic Landscape $95 December 3, 2016

(Saturday)

10:00am–4:00pm

Classical Mosaic with Smalti Glass $70

December 11, 2016

12:00pm–6:00pm

$70

June 17, 2017

12:00pm–6:00pm

Mosaic Tapestry $195

January 7 & 8, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

(Saturday)

10:00am–4:00pm

Micro-Mosaic Jewelry $105 March 18, 2017

Sculpture | Glass & Mosaic

Mosaic Workshops with Anita Bucsay Damron

Mosaic Stepping Stones $105 August 26 & 27, 2017 10:00am–4:00pm (Saturday) & 1:00pm–3:00pm (Sunday)

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Jewelry & Metal

Fast Track to Jewelry: Wax Model Casting and Multiples Gretchen Raber This class is for the beginning jewelry student who wants a fast and economical way to create jewelry. It is also for the experienced student and jewelry maker who wants to produce work to market at a competitive price. Wax modeling partners perfectly with basic metal jewelry classes and is particularly useful to the beginner in ring making. The ability to produce duplicates with molds reduces production time and makes components a breeze. Creating in hard and soft waxes allows students to use simple home tools and machines. Beginners learn layout, measuring, carving, faux granulation, precious stone and wood inlay, stone setting, lathe and mill working, and much more. Instruction in finishing the metal art is covered. The course skill sets translate into mastery in metalwork.

Jewelry & Metal

$270 Winter Tina Chisena - Copper, Brass

The Art League’s jewelry program teaches art jewelry and small metal object creation and design. Classes are suited for beginners, unless noted. The studio is equipped with an extensive assortment of tools and machines. Tools and supplies are discussed during the first class. A $20 lab fee is payable at the first class to cover consumables. Tool kits may be rented for the duration of a jewelry class or purchased for home use.

Metal Jewelry Nick Barnes Gretchen Raber

Michael Brehl

Tina Chisena

Learn to design and create stunning art jewelry from silver sheet, wire, and other metals. Beginners explore essential jewelry-making skills: layout, sawing, soldering, forming, surface texturing, chain making, simple stone setting, and finishing. Advanced students expand their skills with an emphasis on creativity, design, and play. Exploring materials such as colored metals, woods, Lucite, and precious metals, along with cold connection riveting and stamping, participants broaden their design and jewelry-making repertoire. Beginners and advanced students benefit from individual attention as they build their jewelry skills.

Fall

(5 weeks)

$270 Monday 10:00am–3:00pm (starts: Oct 3) Raber $175 Monday 10:00am–3:00pm (starts: Nov 7, 3wks) Raber $195 Wed 10:00am–3:00pm (starts: Sept 21 or Oct 26) Barnes $195 Wed 7:00pm–10:00pm (starts: Sept 21 or Oct 26) Barnes $270 Saturday 10:00am–3:00pm (starts: Sept 24) Barnes

Fall

(9 weeks)

$270 Thursday 1:00pm–4:00pm Brehl $270 Sunday 10:00am–1:00pm Brehl

Winter

(5 weeks)

$270 Monday 10:00am–3:00pm (starts: Jan 9 or Feb 13) Raber $270 Wed 10:00am–3:00pm (starts: Jan 11or Feb 15) Barnes $195 Wed 7:00pm–10:00pm (starts: Jan 11 or Feb 15) Barnes $270 Friday 9:30am–2:30pm (starts: Jan 13) Brehl $270 Saturday 10:00am–3:00pm (starts: Jan 14) Barnes

Spring

(5 weeks)

$270 Monday 10:00am–3:00pm (starts: Apr 3) Raber $220 Monday 10:00am–3:00pm (4 wks, starts: May 8) Raber $270 Wed 10:00am–3:00pm (starts: Apr 5orMay 10) Barnes $195 Wed 7:00pm–10:00pm (starts: Apr 5 or May 10) Barnes $270 Thursday 10:00am–3:00pm (starts: Apr 6) Brehl $195 Thursday 7:00pm–10:00pm (starts: Apr 6) Brehl $270 Sunday 10:00am–1:00pm (starts: Apr 9, 9weeks) Brehl

Summer

(no class April 16 Easter Sunday)

(5 weeks)

$195 Monday 7:00pm–10:00pm (starts: July 12) Chisena $270 Wed 10:00am–3:00pm (starts: June 21) Barnes $195 Wed 7:00pm–10:00pm (starts: June 21) Barnes $220 Saturday 10:00am–3:00pm (4 weeks starts: June 24) Barnes $270 Sunday 11:00am–4:00pm (starts: July 16) Brehl

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Thursday 10:00am–3:00pm

$270

Saturday

Spring

9:30am–12:30pm

(5 weeks) (8 weeks)

(starts Apr 8)

Making Small Tools and Stamps Tina Chisena Students make small jewelry making tools such as stamps, chisels and repoussé tools suitable for use on metal, polymer, regular ceramic bodies, and metal clays in addition to leather and wood. This course focuses on steel tools, but also provides information about making wood tools. Tool steel stock is available for purchase in the classroom.

$195

Winter

Monday 7:00pm–10:00pm

(5 weeks)

Independent Jewelry Design Mary Ellen Trozzo This independent study class gives students the opportunity to take a breath and process the technical skills learned in other classes. Students work to develop their artistic style and formulate individual jewelry concepts. There are no requirements for what work should be or what skills must be incorporated in the pieces. Class time is open for discussion of reasons and concepts behind individual projects. This can be practical (e.g. incorporating bevels) or theoretical. Students are encouraged to think about the purpose behind their work. Class reviews rivets, cold connections, and professional finishing techniques.

$270

Summer

Thursday 11:30am–4:30pm

(5 weeks)

Gretchen Raber - Silver and Metals


Metalwork & Jewelry for Young People (ages 10-13)

Jewelry & Metal

Michael Brehl Ex plore basic meta lwork i ng processes such as forg i ng, melting, blending, annealing, and metal coloration. Make a beautiful copper chain bracelet or sculptural projects in this fun kids workshop. Contact instructor via e-mail about parent participation (this class is fun for adults, too). Some copper is included in tuition; there is an additional materials fee for larger projects or silver. There is a studio fee payable to the instructor.

$205

Sunday

Fall & Spring

(9 weeks)

1:30pm–4:00pm

$175 Winter

(7 weeks)

Sunday 1:30pm–4:00pm

Sandcasting Michael Brehl Students cast a small gold or silver object using the ancient technique of sandcasting. The class includes a short introduction to wax working and finishing techniques. This is a perfect opportunity for projects such as wedding bands.

$195

Fall

$195

Winter

Thursday

7:00pm–10:00pm

(5 weeks)

(starts Oct 13)

Sunday 10:00am–1:00pm

(5 weeks)

Enameling on Metal Abby Goldblatt Basic enameling techniques for beginners are taught every term. Advanced students may work on their own projects with teacher’s instruction in specialized techniques including cloisonné and the etching techniques of bassetaille and champlevé. There is a $20 lab fee for all enameling classes; this covers the cost of studio consumables and enamels, not metal.

Fall, Winter & Spring $270 Tuesday $220 Tuesday $270 Tuesday

10:00am–3:00pm (5 weeks: Fall–Sept 21; Winter–Jan 10; Spring–Apr 4) 10:00am–3:00pm (4 weeks: Fall–Oct 25; Winter–Feb 14; Spring–May 1) 7:00pm–10:00pm (9 weeks)

Summer $270 Tuesday $195 Tuesday

10:00am–3:00pm 7:00pm–10:00pm

(5 weeks)

(starts June 20) (starts June 20)

Michael Brehl

$270

Fall

(9 weeks)

$270

Fall, Winter, & Spring

(9 weeks)

9:30am–12:30pm

Sunday 5:00pm–8:00pm Sunday

Tina Chisena A bezel is a thin band of metal, used to hold a stone or object onto a piece of jewelry. Proper forming, fitting, soldering, and finishing are demonstrated. Students fabricate one to two bezels and set something into them. Students may bring materials to be set, including cabochon stones, wood, plastic, tile fragments, etc. Inexpensive cabochons are available for purchase from instructor. Students are encouraged to bring drawings or designs with simple forms for projects.

$195

Monday

Fall

7:00pm–10:00pm

Summer

5:00pm–8:00pm

(5 weeks)

(starts July 16)

Mary Ellen Trozzo - Gold, Tourmaline

(5 weeks)

(starts Oct 3)

Jewelry with Gems: Stonesetting Mary Ellen Trozzo Stoneset ti ng demonstrations a nd d isc u ssions of stone characteristics refine students’ setting skills. Bezel, tube, and flush setting and construction tips are taught. A basic kit is available for purchase from the instructor, including stones, sterling settings, burrs, and polishers.

$270

Winter

$195

Spring

Thursday

Students transform sheet copper, silver, or gold into hollow forms; a cone, cube or sphere. Participants also learn the art of repoussé— an ancient metalwork technique used to create a bas relief sculptural surface. Students use hammers, steel forms, chasing and repoussé tools, and soldering methods to create detailed jewelry, containers, or small sculptures.

$195

Basic Bezels

Thursday

Pound It Out—All Things Hammered

Thursday

Michael Brehl - Copper

10:00am–3:00pm 7:00pm–10:00pm

(5 weeks)

(starts Feb 16)

(5 weeks)

(starts May 11)

Stonesetting Continued Mary Ellen Trozzo Students learn to make custom settings with various styles of bezels, prong settings, and settings for unusually shaped stones. Techniques such as channel setting and fancy tube settings are introduced. There is also discussion of stone characteristics as they relate to design and fabrication of wearable art.

$270 Spring Thursday

12:00pm–5:00pm

(5 weeks)

(starts May 11)

Wax Carving Mary Ellen Trozzo Hard wax carving techniques are an aspect of model making in jewelry design. Through demonstrations and hands-on experience, students explore techniques such as layout, carving hollow forms and mirror images, texturing, faux granulation, and flame finishing. Although models are sent out for completion, upon return, finishing techniques are explained. Prior use of basic jewelry hand tools is prerequisite.

$195

Summer

Thursday 6:30pm–9:30pm

(5 weeks)

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Paper & Book Calligraphy Hermineh Miller This class gives beginning students solid basic skills in the calligraphic arts and help intermediate students learn new hands. Working with dip pens and large nibs, students learn control of ink and paint, letter structure, rhythm, alphabet analysis, spacing, and basic page layout. A number of small calligraphic projects are assigned to build confidence in newly acquired skills.

$200

Fall, Winter, & Spring

Fibers & Textile

(9 weeks)

Paper & Book

Saturday 10:00am–12:30pm

Korean Style Felted Paper: Joomchi Saaraliisa Ylitalo Tea Okropiridze - Tapestry

Joomchi is a Korean technique for making textured handmade paper. Students combine layers of mulberry papers of various shapes and colors to create a new piece of paper. This technique is similar to felting, but uses paper instead of wool The resulting crinkled papers lend themselves to surface design, bookmaking, collage, or anywhere one would use decorative paper. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor.

The fiber studio provides workspaces with floor looms, table looms, spinning wheels, dyeing facilities, a silk steamer, and an extensive library. For a nominal fee, students may buy open studio time. Floor loom rental fees include open studio time.

$115

All About Wool

October 29, 2016

(Saturday)

10:00am – 4:00pm

Sylvia DeMar

Japanese Papermaking Saaraliisa Ylitalo Japanese paper, known as washi, is characterized by its thinness and strength. It is commonly made from the inner bark of the mulberry bush, but the method demonstrated applies to all plant fibers. The class progresses through all the steps in Japanese papermaking, starting with pulp preparation: cooking and scraping the fibers clean and then beating them into pulp, then forming sheets using the nagashizuki method with flexible screens. Students form as many sheets as time allows from both abaca (banana fibers or Manila Hemp) and kozo (mulberry fibers). Learn the beauty of these fibers and techniques! A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor. $115

January 28, 2017

(Sunday)

10:00am–4:00pm

Spinning Thread From Paper Saaraliisa Ylitalo The art of making thread and using it to weave cloth dates back to 7th century Japan. In this workshop, students explore this wonderful part of the world of paper arts. Participants prepare Japanese papers to make shifu (define), twist the paper into thread using a rough brick and hand held spindles, and finally weave a small piece of cloth on a simple card loom from these hand spun threads. The class also explores coloring on the paper and discusses contemporary uses for paper thread, such as bookbinding, knitting and weaving. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor. $115

December 3, 2016

(Saturday)

10:00am–4:00pm Saaraliisa Ylitalo - Paper

Participants learn about long and short wools, fine and coarse wools, dual-coated sheep, and more. Students leave able to identify the best type of wool for any project. Wool washing, sorting, and preparation techniques are included. No experience necessary. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor.

$105

Fall & Spring

(3 weeks)

Thursday 7:00pm–9:30pm(starts: Fall-Oct 18; Spring-Apr 18)

Beginning/Intermediate Knitting Barbara Garren

Diana Kreutz

This course is for both the absolute beginner and those with some experience wishing to increase their skills. Beginners learn the basics: pattern reading, casting on, knitting, purling, cabling, and casting off while creating a fashionable scarf. Students with experience may work on a project of their choice. Individualized instruction meets the needs of each student. Materials are extra.

$125

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

Tuesday Thursday Sunday

(5 weeks)

7:00pm–9:00pm 11:00am—1:00pm 10:00am–12:00pm

Garren Garren Kreutz

Knitting Projects: Beyond Square Barbara Garren

Diana Kreutz

This class is designed for those who are beyond scarves and are ready to knit that project that she/he is afraid to undertake alone. Participants are guided through “intermediate knitter” growing pains while learning to read a pattern, fix mistakes, and figure out gauge and sizing.

$105

Fall, Winter & Spring

(4 weeks)

Tuesday

7:00pm–9:00pm Garren (starts: F-Oct 25; W-Feb 14; Sp-May 11)

Thursday

11:00am–1:00pm Garren (starts: F-Oct 27; W-Feb 16; Sp-May 12)

Sunday

10:00am–12:00pm Kreutz (starts: F-Oct 30; W-Feb 19; Sp-May 14)

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Basic Weaving

Fiberworks PCW for the Beginner

Linda Hurt

Marilyn Harrington

Students sample basic hand-controlled techniques such as tapestry, rug making, lace, and cloth making. Learn to dress a rigid-heddle loom, weave samples, and create an independent project. A $15 materials fee is payable on the first day. Students may rent a loom for $25.

Learn the basics of using powerful weaving design software. Create and customize threadings, treadlings, and tie-ups to simulate finished weaving. The class learns to manipulate editing tools such as cut, copy, and repeat. Instructor demos with Fiberworks PCW for PC. The functionality is similar for Mac, but nomenclature may vary. Participants must bring a laptop with Fiberworks already installed. Download from www.fiberworks-pcw.com.

$200

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Thursday 7:00pm–9:30pm Saturday 1:00pm–3:30pm

$135

Summer

(5 weeks)

Saturday 1:00pm–3:30pm

$100 November 20, 2016

(Sunday)

10:30pm–4:30pm

Advanced Fiberworks PCW Marilyn Harrington

Students with experience weaving on a simple rigid heddle loom learn advanced techniques such as using two heddles, planning a project, yarn selection, an d finishing. Students may rent a loom.

Building on the basics of Fiberworks PCW, participants explore controlling color palette, parallel threadings and treadlings, and advanced editing funtions. Instructor demos with Fiberworks PCW for PC. The functionality is similar for Mac, but nomenclature may vary. Participants must bring a laptop with Fiberworks already installed. Download from www.fiberworks-pcw.com.

$175

$100 February 12, 2017

Continuing Rigid Heddle: Projects & Techniques Linda Hurt

Fall, Winter & Spring

Thursday Saturday

$140

7:00pm–9:30pm 1:00pm–3:30pm

(7 weeks) (starts: F-Oct 8;W-Jan 28;Sp-Apr 22)

Summer

Saturday

(5 weeks)

1:00pm–3:30pm

Marilyn Harrington

$135

Summer

Tuesday Tuesday

(9 weeks)

10:00am–12:30pm Harrington 7:00pm–9:30pm Blackmon

(5 weeks)

10:00am–12:30pm Harrington 7:00pm–9:30pm Blackmon

Projects & Advanced Weaving Techniques Andrea Blackmon

Marilyn Harrington

Students develop practical experience in planning, weaving, and finishing projects, or pursuing advanced harness techniques. Looms available for rent include 4- to 10-harness floor looms and portable 4- to 8-harness table looms.

$200

Fall, Winter & Spring

Tuesday Tuesday

$140

October 8 & 15, 2016

(Saturday)

9:30am–12:30pm

$60

Feb 25 & Mar 4, 2017

(Saturday)

9:30am–12:30pm

Inkle Weaving Linda Hurt Inkle weaving produces items such as belts and guitar straps. Participants learn to read inkle patterns and warp a loom with their choice of colors. Projects may be taken home between sessions for practice. Tuition includes loom rental and materials. $80

Oct 29 & Nov 5, 2016

(Saturday)

9:30am–12:30pm

Inkle Weaving: Beyond the Basics Linda Hurt Students learn various pick up techniques used to create patterns in their weaving. Participants must have basic inkle warping and weaving skills. Materials included, loom rental if needed is extra. $70

February 11 & 18, 2017

(Saturday)

9:30am–12:30pm Andrea Blackmon - Weaving

1:00pm–3:30pm Harrington 7:00pm–9:30pm Blackmon

Summer

Tuesday Tuesday

(9 weeks)

$60

Fibers

Fall, Winter & Spring

Tuesday Tuesday

Beginning/Intermediate Card Weaving Card weaving produces narrow straps, belts, leashes, and trims. Students learn to read weaving patterns and warp cards with their choice of colors. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor.

In this introduction to the versatile and more complex 4-harness loom, students learn to dress the loom, weave samples of various loom-controlled patterns, and have an opportunity to weave an independent project. A $25 materials fee is payable on the first day of class. Students may rent a floor loom for $30.

$200

10:30pm–4:30pm

Linda Hurt

Introduction to 4-Shaft Weaving Andrea Blackmon

(Sunday)

(starts: F-Oct 6;W-Jan 26;Sp-Apr 20)

(5 weeks)

1:00pm–3:30pm Harrington 7:00pm–9:30pm Blackmon

Freeform Weaving Raquel Rosa This class combines textiles with unfettered artistry. Liberated from traditional patterns and structure, students draw inspiration from visual media, performance art, music, and literature. Previous weaving experience is not necessary– just willingness to experiment. Looms are available for rent for $25, payable to the instructor. A $15 materials fee covers the cost of yarn. Students are encouraged to bring yarn and odds and ends from home.

Fall, Winter, & Spring $185 Sunday

Summer $135

Sunday

(8 weeks)

1:00pm–3:30pm 1:00pm–3:30pm

(5 weeks) (starts July 9)

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Tapestry Tea Okropiridze Students are introduced to basic and intermediate Gobelin tapestry weaving techniques, creating a miniature woven tapestry sample on a small frame loom. Warping the loom, color mixing and hatching, finishing, and design shaping techniques are covered. The instructor works closely with students in class and provides individual guidance and demonstrations. A $30 fee is payable to the instructor for materials and frame loom use. $185

September 17 & 18, 2016 (Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$185

March 18 & 19, 2017

10:00am–4:00pm

$200

(Sat–Sun)

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

(9 weeks)

Saturday 10:00am–12:30pm

Rug Making and Wall Hangings: A Non-Traditional Approach Michael Heilman Students explore the contemporary design potential of nontraditional rug making techniques. Using hand held tools and various yarns, cloth strips, and other materials, participants experiment with color, texture, and sculpting to create a myriad of surfaces, patterns, and effects for rugs or wall hangings. Initial tools and practice materials to begin are provided for a $30 materials fee, payable at first class.

$140

Fall, Winter & Spring

(5 weeks)

Wednesday 10:00am–12:30pm Thursday 7:00pm–9:30pm

Fibers

A continuation of the introductory course, this class allows students to work on projects under the instructor’s supervision. Students explore advanced techniques and dyeing raw materials.

(5 weeks)

Wednesday 10:00am–12:30pm (Fall: starts Oct 19; Winter: starts Feb 8) Thursday 7:00pm–9:30pm (Fall: starts Oct 20; Winter: starts Feb 9)

Hand Spindles: The Portable Spinning Choice Sylvia DeMar The easy, portable nature of hand spindles makes them a must for anyone with an interest in spinning yarn. Participants learn the fundamentals of drafting, spinning, and finishing both singleand two-ply yarns. The history and variety of this great tool are also examined. A $15 materials fee, payable to the instructor, covers a drop spindle and fiber.

$105

Fall

$105

Spring

Sunday

1:00pm–3:30pm

Wednesday

7:00pm–9:30pm

Hand Spindles: The Portable Spinning Choice

Students learn the fundamentals of drafting, spinning, and finishing both single and 2-ply yarns using a spinning wheel. Participants may use a school wheel or bring their own. Some open studio time is available for practice. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor.

Fall & Spring

(3 weeks)

(starts: Oct 2)

(3 weeks)

(starts: May 17)

Intermediate Spinning with Varied Materials Sylvia De Mar Students explore spinning beyond single strand wool yarn, like balanced two-ply, multi-ply, cabled-ply, Navajo ply, and more. Students spin variegated rovings and blend fibers to create striped, segmented, and heathered rovings. The class experiments with fibers such as alpaca, camel, mohair, silk, cashmere, flax, hemp, cotton, bamboo, and soy silk. Students must be able to spin single strand yarns. A $25 materials fee is payable to the instructor.

$160

Spring

Sunday

$140

(6 weeks)

7:00pm–9:30pm

(starts July 5)

Open Studio – Carding Party Sylvia DeMar Bring fiber prep tools and join with others to share tips and techniques. Some tools are on hand for use, but participants are encouraged to bring their own. Not a class, but an instructor is on hand to answer questions and demonstrate unfamiliar techniques. $20

August 14, 2016

(Sunday)

10:00pm–4:00pm

$20

February 26, 2017

(Sunday)

10:00pm–4:00pm

$20

June 25, 2017

(Sunday)

10:00pm–4:00pm

(ages 10 – 13) Sylvia DeMar

1:00pm–3:00pm

(no class: Apr 16, May 7)

Summer

Wednesday

Dyer’s Open Studio

Winter

(7 weeks)

10:00am–12:30pm

The easy, portable nature of hand spindles makes them a must for anyone with an interest in spinning yarn. Participants learn the fundamentals of drafting, spinning, and finishing both singleand two-ply yarns. The history and variety of this great tool are also examined. A $15 materials fee, payable to the instructor, covers a drop spindle and fiber. Sunday

(6 weeks)

10:00am–12:30pm (Fall only; starts Oct 2) 7:00pm–9:30pm (Spring only; starts Apr 5)

Sylvia DeMar

$95

(3 weeks)

(starts: Jan 15)

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Sylvia DeMar

Sunday Wednesday

Michael Heilman

Fall & Winter

Spinning: The Wheel Goes Round

$140

Rug Making and Wall Hangings: A Non-Traditional Approach Continued

$140

Michael Heilman - Rug

Dyers: this one’s for you–a day to experiment and share tips and techniques with fellow dyeing enthusiasts. Use the studio’s equipment (pots, pans, stove, measures, etc.) Although some dyes are available, participants are encouraged to bring their own. This is not a class, however an instructor is available to answer questions and demonstrate unfamiliar techniques. $30

August 27, 2016

(Saturday)

10:00pm–4:00pm

$30

March 19, 2017

(Saturday)

10:00pm–4:00pm

$30

July 30, 2017

(Saturday)

10:00pm–4:00pm


Beginning Jumpstart in Wet Felting

Intermediate/Advanced Felting: Expanding the Possibilities

Renate Maile-Moskowitz

Renate Maile-Moskowitz

Participants explore hands-on the endless creative possibilities of wool felt. This is a great opportunity for novices to learn the basics of this fiber medium. All materials included. $100 September 19, 2016

(Monday)

10:00am–4:00pm

Students with some felting experience continue to explore the possibilities of 2-D and 3-D design in felt. A variety of techniques are addressed including inlay, mosaic style, cut outs, Mola style, transparency, pleating, and resist dyeing.

$100 Sept 19 & 26, 2016

(Monday)

7:00pm–10:00pm

$195

$100 January 9, 2017

(Monday)

10:00am–4:00pm

$100 January 9 & 16, 2017

(Monday)

7:00pm–10:00pm

Sylvia DeMar

Renate Maile-Moskowitz Silk has been the luxurious companion of felters, papermakers, and fiber artists for centuries. This workshop explores the endless possibilities of silk cocoons and silk fabrics through the techniques of unraveling, stretching, degumming, dyeing, embossing, devoré, and felting. All materials included. September 17, 2016

(8 weeks)

Dyeing: Indigo—A Blue Like None Other

Unraveling the Secrets of Silk

$120

Fall, Winter & Spring

Monday 10:00am–1:00pm (starts: F-Oct 3; W-Jan 23; Sp-Apr 3) Monday 7:00pm–10:00pm (starts: F-Oct 3 W-Jan 23; Sp-Apr 3)

(Saturday)

10:00am–4:00pm

Unlike conventional dyes, indigo uses the air to impart its unique shades of blue to natural fibers. Participants explore the mysteries of setting up, caring for, and maintaining an indigo vat. No previous dye experience is needed. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor. Students may bring items to dye. $100 November 13, 2016 $100 March 12, 2017

(Sunday) (Sunday)

10:00am–5:00pm 10:00am–5:00pm

Jumpstart in Nuno Felting

All in One Dyepot

Renate Maile-Moskowitz

Sylvia DeMar

Nuno or lamination felting has become the couture craze of felting on international runways. This felt is lightweight with drape and flexibility. Students explore the technique, which permanently combines fabric and wool through a felting process without sewing or hemming. All materials included.

Participants use household dyes in a one-pot “stew” of wool, silk, cotton, nylon, yarn, whole cloth, acrylic and anything else on hand. This explores the results obtained with a “union dye” on a variety of fiber types processes at the same time. Materials provided for samples, but participants may bring a variety of materials.

$125

October 1, 2016

(Saturday)

10:00am–5:00pm

$40

$125

January 7, 2017

(Saturday)

10:00am–5:00pm

November 19, 2016

10:00am–2:00pm

Dyeing: Natural Color Kitchen

Felting Workshops with Renate Maile-Moskowitz Sculptural Needle Felting: A Dragon’s Tail $70

September 26, 2016

(Monday)

12:00p m – 4:00p m

$90

October 12, 2016

(Wednesday) 10:00am – 4:00p m

Felted Jewelry $85

October 15, 2016

(Saturday)

12:00p m – 4:00p m

Nuno Felted De-Gummed Organza $90

October 22, 2016

(Saturday)

10:00am –5:00p m

Devoré or Burnout Nuno Scarf $115

November 12, 2016

(Saturday)

10:00am –5:00p m

Felted Handbag $90

January 11, 2017

(Wednesday) 10:00am – 4:00p m

Weaving: Painted Warp Ikat $175

January 14 & 15, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am – 4:00p m

Lattice Felted Nuno Scarf $115

January 21, 2017

(Saturday) 10:00am – 5:00pm

Tassel/Slashed Wet Felted Scarf $120

March 11, 2017

(Saturday) 10:00am – 5:00pm

Mola Stretches for Wet Felting Scraps $90

March 25, 2017

(Saturday)

10:00am –5:00p m

Romanesque Felting: Fibula Pin $85

April 1, 2017

(Saturday)

10:00am –2:00p m

(Saturday)

12:00p m – 4:00p m

Felted Flowers $85

April 22, 2017

Students explore the use of natural dyes, beginning with the extraction of dye colors from raw materials like tree bark, roots, or leaves. This class covers dyeing both plant and animal fibers, emphasizing dye room safety. Participants take home samples dyed in class. A $25 materials fee is payable to the instructor. $170

Felted Slippers

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Fibers

Sylvia DeMar

June 10 & 11, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–3:00pm

Acid and Fiber Reactive Dyes Sylvia DeMar This workshop is a great introduction to dyeing. Day one introduces acid dyes specifically designed to work on wool, alpaca, and other protein-based fibers. Day two expands the options with an introduction to fiber-reactive dyes that work with both plant and protein fibers. Dye room safety is emphasized. $170

February 4 & 5, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

11:00am–4:00pm

Beginner/Intermediate Silk Painting Clara Graves With Sennelier Tinfix dyes, students explore the amazing way dye flows on silk and learn to create brilliantly colored images. Participants learn about the dyes, resists, the silk, and the best methods for fixing the dyes. Experience the movement, fluidity, and vibrancy that are the hallmarks of this art form. A $45 materials fee for all supplies is payable to the instructor. $185 $185

December 10 & 11, 2016 (Sat–Sun) July 15 & 16, 2017 (Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm 10:00am–4:00pm

Batik Fabric: Surface Design Denise Vauthier Batik, Indonesian for “wax writing,” is an ancient technique for creating designs and patterns on fabric. Students explore this magical art: layering colors of dyes, resisting with wax, and creating beautiful cloth. Colors, dyes, discharges, design, resources, and modern ways to achieve a batik “look” are covered. Materials fee of $45.00 payable at start of class. $175

August 6 & 7, 2016

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

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Hand Stitching Julie Booth This is not your grandmother’s cross-stitch! Students develop a personal vocabulary of mark-making, using basic hand stitches and relief printing techniques. Through a series of thoughtprovoking exercises exploring hand stitches, students develop a sampler book or portfolio. The works of contemporary hand stitching artists are presented. Returning students may work on independent projects. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor. A supply list is available in the school store.

$240

Fall

Wednesday

10:00am-3:00pm

(5 weeks)

(no class: Oct 12)

Jumpstart in Hand Stitching Julie Booth

Student Works in Felting

Fabric Design: Batik Clara Graves

Fibers

Students learn to build layers of dye and non-toxic soy wax to create a finished piece of cloth. Students receive attention to what develops on their silk and guidance on the best ways to move forward with designs. Students leave with samples and a finished scarf. A materials fee of $45 is payable to the instructor. $185

February 18 & 19, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$185

August 5 & 6, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

All levels Design and Print Your Own Fabric Candace Edgerley Students learn spontaneous methods of applying color to fabric and two different screen printing processes. Students create custom fabric designs using dyes and textured items to layer color on cotton and silk. Thermofax screen printing allows students to print their own line drawings, black and white photographs, or copyright free images onto fabric or paper. Deconstructed screen prints serve as background for detailed images. A $45 materials fee is payable to the instructor. $195

December 3 & 4, 2016

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$195

February 11 & 12, 2017

(Tues–Wed) 10:00am–4:00pm

Dyeing: Shibori: Tie-Dye on Steroids Candace Edgerley

$185

$125

January 7 & 8, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

Spring

Wednesday

10:00am–4:00pm

(3 weeks)

7:00pm–10:00pm (meets: April 5, 19 & 26)

Hand Stitching Continued: Surface and Structure Julie Booth Students take their stitching to the next level…and the third dimension! Participants focus on manipulating basic hand stitches to build rich surfaces and structures, creating a number of dimensional stitch samplers and a finished piece. A supply list is available in the School store. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor.

$240

Winter

$175

Spring

Wednesday Wednesday

10:00am–3:00pm 7:00pm–10:00pm

(5 weeks)

(starts Jan 18)

(7 weeks)

(starts Apr 26)

To Tell a Story with Cloth: Impressions, Connections, and Memories Julie Booth Students paint, print, and stitch fabrics to compose a piece that honors, celebrates, or commemorates a person, place, or time in their lives. A supply list is available in the School store. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor.

Shibori is a Japanese word for the technique of resist dyeing fabric by stitching, binding, or wrapping. Students learn the basics of this art, Arashi (pole wrapped), Trikit (stitch resist), and Boshi (capping), while making samples using silk and cotton fabrics. Dyes, discharges, and the care of silk are covered. Students design and complete two personal silk scarf projects. Materials fee of $45 due at first session.

$195

Fall

$240

Spring

$195

Oct 8 & 9, 2016

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Julie Booth

$195

March 4 & 5, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$195 July 29 & 30, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Patching, stitching, appliquéing, darning, and needle weaving are all methods to mend or “heal” fabric. Students gather inspiration from mending and stitching traditions of other cultures including Japanese Boro, Indian Kantha, and the molas of the San Blas Islands. Students may bring recycled or repurposed cloth, and/ or cloth with personal significance. A supply list is available in the School store. A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor.

Low Water Immersion Dyeing Candace Edgerley Save time! Save water! Save dye! Learn this fast and colorful way to dye cotton, silk and rayon for quilting, rag weaving, and rug hooking, or create cloth to serve as a basis for other surface techniques such as stamping or painting. Create unique pieces of cloth with multiple colors and subtle underlying patterns. The technique can also be used on yarns. All materials are included. $100 November 1, 2016

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Making marks with needle and thread in fabric is an expressive art form. Students learn techniques for manipulating basic stitches while working towards a personal vocabulary of mark making. Some fabric painting/printing techniques are also covered. This class provides the beginner with necessary skills for taking Hand Stitching Continued. Previous Hand Stitching students may join for a refresher or to work on an independent project. A supply list is available in the School store. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor.

(Tuesday)

10:00am—3:00pm

Wednesday Wednesday

7:00pm–10:00pm 10:00am–3:00pm

(8 weeks)

(no class: Oct 12)

(5 weeks)

(starts Apr 19)

Patching, Stitching, & Weaving: Healing Cloth

$185

September 10 & 11, 2016 (Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$185

June 17 & 18, 2017

10:00am–4:00pm

(Sat–Sun)

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Hat Experiments: Sinamay Sensations Jan Wutkowski Experiment with one of millinery’s favorite materials:flat straw sinamay. Learn how it behaves when blocked or free-styled, how to dye and stencil the straw, and how to create dimensional color and texture by layering. Students prepare the sinamay, shape it over a hat block, then embellish with rolling, folding, or with demonstrated flower-making techniques to create a one of a kind hat! A supply fee of $50–100 (depending on materials) includes sinamay, wire, petersham, sizing, dye, textiles, and stabilizers. $210

August 20 & 21, 2016

(Sat–Sun)

Becoming Professional

10:00am–4:00pm

21st Century Basketry: Twining & Random Weave Tamryn McDermott This is a beginning level introduction to a variety of materials and techniques used by contemporary basket makers and artists today. The workshop focuses on the basic techniques of twining and random weave. It is ideal for a beginning or intermediate basket weave interested in exploring materials and new methods. No previous experience is necessary. $185

September 17 & 18, 2016 (Fri–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

21st Century Basketry: Coiling & Plaiting Tamryn McDermott

$185

November 5 & 6, 2016

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am –4:00pm

Amateur to Professional Susan Abbott This intensive workshop 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. $105 April 1, 2017

(Saturday)

10:00am–4:00pm

Photographing Your Artwork Pete Duvall & Alison Duvall

For a f u l l description, please see page 28.

Learn the basics of taking images of artwork for gallery submission, websites, or print reproduction. Lighting, lenses, backdrops, film and digital options are explored. Both 2-D and 3-D artwork are discussed. Sudents bring a camera (film or digital) that can be operated in full manual mode and a notebook. No artwork needed.

$115

$105 March 19, 2017

Spinning Thread from Paper Saaraliisa Ylitalo December 3, 2016

(Saturday)

10:00am–4:00pm

(Sunday)

11:00am–4:00pm

Korean Handmade Textured Paper: Joomchi

Basic Matting, Mounts, and Framing

Saaraliisa Ylitalo

Stephen Collins

For a f u l l description, please see page 28. $115

October 29, 2016

(Saturday)

10:00am – 4:00pm Student Work - Basketry

Learn the fundamentals of matting, mounting, and framing with an emphasis on conservation. Students grasp design, preservation techniques, tools, and the mathematics of framing as well as practice hands on mat cutting, paper mounting techniques, and pre-cut frame assembly. Constructed mounts for textile projects are demonstrated. Excellent for artists, collectors, or art enthusiasts. A $25 materals fee covering some supplies and use of tools is payable to the instructor. $175

September 10 & 11, 2016 (Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$175

January 7 & 8, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$175

June 17 & 18, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Fibers | Becoming Professional

This workshop provides an introduction to a variety of materials and techniques used by contemporary basket makers and artists today. The focus is on introductory techniques of coiling and plaiting. It is ideal for a beginning or intermediate basket weaver interested in exploring materials and new techniques. No previous experience is necessary.

Susan Abbott - Oil

Gold Leaf Workshop III

Sgraffito, Granito, Pastiglia, and Advanced Toning Techniques

with William Adair For a f u l l description, please see page 46. $200 October 7, 2016

(Friday)

Master Framer’s Tour at the Phillip’s Collection with William Adair $TBA November 13, 2016

(Sunday)

meets at 2:00pm

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Abstract Drawing Joyce McCarten This workshop is designed to help the accomplished artist move into new territory. Artists draw from a model within a setup for gestures, long poses, and intuitive exercises. Traditional elements of drawing are examined in the transitional work of various 19th and 20th century artists. Students are encouraged to work against their own grain to allow unpredictable ideas to emerge. Model fees are extra. Limited to 12 students. $285

September 9–11, 2016

(Fri–Sun)

9:30am–4:30pm

$285

September 8–10, 2017

(Fri–Sun)

9:30am–4:30pm

Linear Perspective Patrick Kirwin

Drawing Workshops Dan Thompson - Silverpoint

Crash Course in Drawing Deirdre Saunder This workshop is ideal for beginners and those in need of a refresher course. Fundamental drawing techniques, primarily in pencil and charcoal, are taught. Students learn to use line, value, gesture, and perspective, and develop the ability to “see” as artists. Subjects include still life, figure, landscape, and photographic references. Model fees and supplies are extra. $195

September 10 & 11, 2016 (Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$195

March 18 & 19, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$195

September 9 & 10, 2017 (Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

All Levels The Sketchbook Diary

D r aw ing Wo rk s h o p s

Alice Kale

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Creating a sketchbook diary, whether as a travel or personal record, captures memories in a way photographs rarely do. Learn the pleasure of sketching on the go, using supplies one can easily carry in a bag or purse. Students learn to identify manageable subjects, such as a window or doorway instead of complex architecture, and to work efficiently so they can complete a sketch on-site in locations around Old Town, Alexandria. $195

August 27 & 28, 2016

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Mastering Organic Form through Structural Drawing Dan Thompson This workshop investigates the nuances of form through structural drawing. Using toy constructions on day one, students learn the vocabulary of structural drawing, based upon the block. The second session raises the bar considerably, guiding students through organic form drawing exercises. These exercises force highly creative thought about space, navigating through a given form, and interpreting light on the form. The information is extremely useful in long posed figure work. Model fees extra. $215

August 20 & 21, 2016

(Sat–Sun)

9:30am–4:30pm

Many artists cite “perspective” as one of the most difficult challenges to overcome when setting up a composition. In this workshop, students enhance their ability for critical observation as they learn the rules of perspective, perspective measurement, division of shapes into an even or odd number of spaces, circles in perspective, and inclined planes. This knowledge can then be applied to real drawing and painting situations and used to create clear spatial order within pictures. $195

September 17 & 18, 2016 (Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Drawing 101 Rick Weaver All levels of artists gain a better understanding of the principles of drawing from observation. Demonstrations and exercises are used to explain perspective, light and shadow, line and mass, and simplifying techniques. All topics are adapted to levels suited to the student body. This is a great place to start for beginners and an invaluable back-to-basics course for the more experienced student. $195

December 10 & 11, 2016 (Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm Alice Kale - Ink & Watercolor


Vitality: Gesture in the Human Figure

Drawing the Human Head

Dan Thompson

Rick Weaver

This workshop focuses on the ability of each participant to capture the sense of energy specific to each pose. All skill levels are encouraged to participate. By means of varying pose lengths (from very short to intermediate) the exercises cover the first marks, abbreviations of the pose, longer linear relationships, and the calligraphy of the start. Students may work in oil or drawing media. Model fees are extra.

This workshop is a two-day summary of the academic drawing principles an artist must understand to give an effective rendering of the human head. Starting with the mechanics of neck and head movement, participants progress to a comprehensive look at proportion, ball and plane simplification of the head, straight-line simplification, skeletal and muscular anatomy, and structural analysis of the features, volume as planes, and light and shade. All work is from a live model. Model fees are extra.

$215

December 10 & 11, 2016 (Sat–Sun)

9:30am–4:30pm

Problem Parts: Hands & Feet

$195

June 17 & 18, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Basic Drawing Intensive

David Carter Many times overlooked by even the most prolific artists, the hands and feet do not need to be the avoided extremities. In this course, the essential aspects of anatomy, form simplification, and gesture are taught using references from photos and live models to render believable hands and feet. Model fees are extra.

Priscilla Treacy

Traveling with your Sketchbook

Learn to translate the 3-D world into a 2-D drawing! This intensive workshop provides training in basic drawing techniques including: light and shadow, line quality, positive/negative space, composition, perspective, and proportion. Through a series of demonstrations and exercises based on still life, students learn to create visually interesting drawings while acquiring a sound understanding of materials and the methods that lead to success. No prior experience is necessary.

Susan Abbott

$195

$195

January 7 & 8, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

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!” $215

March 24, 2017

(Friday)

March 25 & 26, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

7:00pm–9:00pm & 10:00am–4:00pm

Teresa Oaxaca Working from a live model, the instructor demonstrates construction of a 2D likeness using light and shade with emphasis upon transition and articulation of the form. Gesture and expression are discussed, including how the artists may bring the form to life with their own natural calligraphy of style. Topics include chiaroscuro, form modeling, half tones and high lights, massing of tone, terminator/core line of shadows, basic anatomy and how to render detail without losing form or overall harmony. Model fees are extra. January 7 & 8, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

The Figure in Charcoal

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

The Techniques of Tiepolo Robert Liberace Venice, known for its celebrated painters such as Titian and Tintoretto also produced one of the greatest draftsmen in history, Giambatista Tiepolo. He fused the great traditions of Florentine “disegno” with Venetian “colorito” to produce a distinctly original approach to drawing. This class explores Tiepolo’s dynamic approach to ink and red chalk drawing and looks at both traditional tools and modern day equivalents to achieve similar effects to the great 18th century master. $345 March 31, April 1 & 2, 2017

Avis Fleming Increase your enjoyment of travel, nature, and outdoor activity by keeping a sketchbook. Basic drawing techniques in pen, pencil, and watercolor are adapted for speed and smaller scale, and consideration is given to developing sketches into finished work. $180 June 10 & 11, 2017 (Old Town) 11:00am–4:00pm

(Fri–Sat)

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The Figure in Silverpoint Dan Thompson This course investigates the medieval drawing technique of silverpoint. As a delicate and indelible media, silverpoint drawing teaches students about the purity of line isolated on a smooth, prepared drawing surface. Students also gain insight into pregraphite era drawing. Students learn to float their image and develop hatch marks. Examples of masterworks, such as those of A. Legros, are referenced. Studies in the figure enable each participant to become part of the resurgence of interest in silverpoint within contemporary figure art. Model fees are extra.

10:00am–4:00pm

August 19 & 20, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

9:30am–4:30pm

Draw the Portrait/Sculpt the Portrait Dan Thompson This cross-disciplinary workshop focuses on the ability to interpret form. The lessons are geared toward intermediate level studies and recommended for students who have some experience with long pose drawing. For each of the three days, the course begins with sculpture; students model life-sized portraiture, in the round. The second half of each day involves a long pose graphite portrait. Students learn the importance of correlating tonality in pencil with planar form. Students also transform their sense of landmark structures in the human face and address hatch marks differently, from life sittings. Model fees are extra. $330 August 21 & 23, 2017

(Mon–Wed)

9:30am–4:30pm

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Addressing the complexity of drawing the human figure, this workshop covers a method in which contours may be simplified into a straight-line approach, beginning from a general block and then carving out the forms with shadow and shading techniques. Students work from the model and receive regular critiques and individualized instruction. Model fees are extra. June 10 & 11, 2017

10:00am–4:00pm

Sketchbook Workshop

$215

Teresa Oaxaca

$195

(Sat–Sun)

$230 June 10 & 11, 2017 (Old Town) 11:00am–4:00pm & June 12, 2017 (National Zoo) 11:00am–4:00pm

Charcoal Portrait Drawing

$195

June 17 & 18, 2017

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Wate r colo r Wo rk s h o p s

Watercolor Workshops

Peter Ulrich - Watercolor

Jumpstart in Watercolor

Know Your Watercolor Palette

Rachel Collins

Rachel Collins

This intensive workshop gives students a chance to explore the many possibilities of the medium. It serves as a basic introduction to watercolor, a refresher for someone who hasn’t painted for a while, and a preparation for students looking to pursue a longer study of the medium. No previous watercolor experience is required, although very basic drawing skills are helpful.

The “color” part of “watercolor” offers both excitement and challenge to the painter in this transparent medium. A series of paint-handling and color-mixing exercises in this workshop enable the watercolorist to use the colors on his or her palette with more confidence and understanding of why pigments and color act the way they do. The focus is on acquiring knowledge and skills that students may apply every time one paints, rather than on producing a finished painting in class.

$195

September 13 & 14, 2016 (Tues–Wed) 10:00am–4:00pm

$195

June 21 & 22, 2017

$195

September 9 & 10, 2017 (Sat–Sun)

(Wed–Thurs) 10:00am–4:00pm 10:00am–4:00pm

$195

November 29 & 30, 2016 (Tues–Wed) 10:00am–4:00pm

Jumpstart in Sumi-é

Playing with Textural Illusion in Watercolor

Charlene Fuhrman-Schulz

Rachel Collins

This course is designed for those who have admired an East Asian brush painting and wondered, “How’d they do that?” as well as those who have never picked up a brush. This workshop involves two days of intensive instruction in sumi-é for the absolute beginner or artist in another medium wishing to expand their horizon. There is step-by-step, hands-on instruction in the fundamentals of the techniques employed in this fascinating art with its traditions stretching back more than a thousand years. Previous participants in this workshop are welcome.

Because watercolor does not have literal texture in its painting surface beyond the texture of the paper, watercolorists experiment with all sorts of ways ot create the sense of a textured surface. Giving this a try introduces students to a different approach to putting paint to paper! For watercolorists with at least a little experience.

$195

Limited Palette in Watercolor

January 7 & 8, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$195

December 7 & 8, 2016

(Wed–Thurs) 10:00am–4:00pm

Peter Ulrich

Glazing in Watercolor Glazing in water allows students to paint layers of color over an already painted surface. Glazing is a natural technique for this transparent medium, but the actual process of layering can make or break one’s watercolor paintings. Students learn the many uses for glazing and how to apply the paint effectively to build both color and composition. This workshop works best for students with at least a little experience in watercolor.

Limiting one’s palette to three colors achieves a number of positive things for the artist. First, the composition is strongly unified and harmonious since one is mixing the colors and they are automatically related. Second, the painting conveys a mood such as brilliant hues producing a bright scene, or subdued hues a more somber scene. Third, it leads to careful consideration of composition and value to achieve strong paintings. This workshop explores a wide variety of limited palettes to produce paintings that are unified, convey a mood, and are strongly stated.

$195

$195

Rachel Collins

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August 24 & 25, 2016

(Wed–Thurs) 10:00am–4:00pm

Nov 30 & Dec 1, 2016

(Wed–Thurs) 10:00am–4:00pm


Landscape Painting in Sumi-é

Timothy J. Clark

Charlene Fuhrman-Schulz

Visiting artist Timothy Clark is known for his expressive watercolors, collected by museums from coast to coast. In this workshop, Clark teaches the classic lessons of painting with an eye to the unique expressive sense of each student. Participants spend one day focused on still life and color, one day on figure, fabrics, and form, and a day putting it all together.

Learn to paint landscapes using ink, brush, and rice paper. The workshop is ideal for the first time painter or for those wishing to refine their skills, and offers step-by-step, hands-on instruction. The techniques covered range from spontaneous (or splashing ink) to fine line detail and washes. Instruction concentrates on the elements necessary to create a landscape painting in the oriental style — that is mountains, waterfalls, trees, and mist.

$345 January 6–8, 2017

(Fri–Sat)

10:00am–4:30pm

Faces in Watercolor Learn to draw and paint human faces using shape, proportion, sighting techniques, contour and cross-contour line. Students learn to mix warm and cool flesh tones from fresh washes of watercolor pigment and define features with clean, descriptive shadow shapes. Correct placement of the features is taught to capture not only the likeness but the spirit of the model. Model fees are extra. March 25 & 26, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Susan Abbott This intensive workshop combines art history and challenging painting exercises to study how great artists from Giotto to today’s masters use color. Participants look at how color theory has been interpreted from the middle ages onward, and how these lessons on color intensity, complements, color mixing, and many other aspects of color use may be incorporated to improve one’s own paintings. Instruction is in gouache or watercolor. (Tues–Fri)

10:00am–4:00pm

This workshop offers intensive instruction for those who wish to paint flowers in the splashing ink style of Sumi-é painting. It is ideal for the first-time painter or for those wishing to refine their skills. The workshop offers step-by-step, hands-on instruction and concentrates on flowers such as the iris, wisteria, morning glory, peony, and lotus. Instruction also includes background wash, and the subjects typically associated with traditional flower paintings such as birds, rocks, butterflies, and bees. March 18 & 19, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Making Space—Perspective In Watercolor Gwen Bragg Paintings take on new life and dimension as students work from objects, photographs, and outdoor locations in Old Town. Each day has a particular focus on linear and aerial perspective and creating the illusion of depth. $195

June 19 & 20, 2017

(Mon–Tues) 10:00am–4:00pm

Alice Kale

Rachel Collins Still life painting is a time-honored way to hone skills but hardly stops there. A still life can tell a story, and artists can be both dramatist and stage manager: devising the plot, characters, set design, lighting, casting, and props. From this one can create exciting, unified paintings in watercolor. For watercolorists with at least a little experience. April 1 & 2, 2017

10:00am–4:00pm

Flowers from Photos

Still Life in Watercolor

$195

(Sat–Sun)

Charlene Fuhrman-Schulz

$195

Color Lessons from the Masters

$360 March 28–31, 2017

December 3 & 4, 2016

Watercolor Flowers in the Style of Sumi-é

Jackie Saunders

$195

$195

Wate r colo r Wo rk s h o p s

Still Life, Figure & Fabric

(Sat–Sun)

Learn how to get the best composition out of a photograph, in addition to techniques to grid, enlarge, and paint on a large scale. $195

August 26 & 27, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00pm–4:00pm Rachel Collins - Watercolor

10:00am–4:00pm

Atmospheric Watercolors Peter Ulrich Wet-into-wet watercolor offers wonderful opportunities for creating a mood or “atmosphere”. Landscapes and cityscapes in the rain, fog, or haze are especially good candidates for expressive treatment by transparent washes and subtle effects. This approach is not only limited to somber, bad-weather scenes. Bright shimmering sunlight, especially when dappled by overhead trees or sparkling on water, also lends itself to watercolor’s unique effects. This workshop explores a gamut of atmospheric subjects. Students work from photographs and imagination. $195

March 22 & 23, 2017

(Wed–Thurs) 10:00am–4:00pm

Achieving Dramatic Effects in Watercolor Peter Ulrich This workshop explores bold effects achieved by dramatic value contrast and the excitement of adjacent complementary colors. Students learn to create colorful, interesting, and transparent shadow areas from dull and black areas in reference photos. Creative use of compositional elements to enhance the center of interest is demonstrated. The importance of selection of subject matter is addressed, including the powerful effects achieved by “looking into the light” to create eye-catching art. $195

September 7 & 8, 2016

(Tues–Wed) 10:00am–4:00pm

$195

September 6 & 7, 2017

(Wed–Thurs) 10:00am–4:00pm

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P ainting Wo rk s h o p s

Painting Workshops

Patrick Kirwin - Acrylic

A Week in the Indiana Countryside

Painting in a Controlled Palette

Diane Tesler

Dan Thompson

Students spend a week of intensive painting in Diane’s Midwest hideaway. Northern Indiana farm country is a land of space and austere beauty. A variety of locations around the town of Kewanna (population 500) and the surrounding countryside offer wonderful painting possibilities. Students may work in oil and gouache. Each class is limited to five. Lunch and dinner at Diane’s house are included. Travel and lodging are additional. Please call the school for further information.

Recommended for any level, this workshop concentrates on painting in a warm/cool tonal palette with an historical basis. Students create a limited palette, painting a long-pose figure in an abbreviated grisaille (monochrome). Students learn to organize tones on the canvas into a nine-value statement. Discussion explores warm and cool colors and where to push the relationship to maximize visual effect. Lastly, participants refine and layer colors in practical application. Students learn the value of color tonality as they address enduring challenges of capturing the human figure from live sittings. Model fees extra.

$530 August 8–12, 2016 $530 August 7–11, 2017

(Monday–Friday) (Monday–Friday)

$330 August 22–24, 2016

Painting in Danni’s Living Room or Rose Garden Danni Dawson

Color with Acrylic Paint

Participants paint exquisite flower scenes in Danni’s beautiful rose garden or paint from interesting still lifes arranged in her home. Painters with previous experience savor the rich colors and delicate shapes of nature in full bloom, or delight in the variety of subject matter present in still lifes. A gourmet lunch is provided each day. The workshop is located offsite in Arlington, and participants are responsible for transportation.

Marsha Staiger

$450 August 15–19, 2016

(Mon– Fri)

10:00am–4:00pm

$450 December 5–9, 2016

(Mon– Fri)

10:00am–4:00pm

$450 June 5–9, 2017 $450 August 14–18, 2017

(Mon– Fri) (Mon– Fri)

10:00am–4:00pm 10:00am–4:00pm

9:30am–4:30pm

In this workshop, students work through easy-to-understand exercises using the three color properties of hue, value, and intensity to create vibrant paintings. With an exploration of the color wheel and acrylic paint characteristics, students receive lessons in missing colors, layering technique, brushwork, creating edges and more. Students gain a greater understanding of how complements and monochromatic color schemes create contrast in order to make the most of color in watercolor and acrylic paintings. $430 August 22–26, 2016

(Mon–Fri)

10:00am–4:00pm

Mastering Color

A Week in Thomas, West Virginia

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(Mon–Wed)

Danni Dawson, Mike Francis, Paul Lucchesi & Kurt Schwarz

David Carter

Spend a week painting still life or landscape with Danni Dawson, Mike Francis, and Kurt Schwarz or sculpting with Paul Lucchesi. Participants may choose to focus on one style or switch freely among the four instructors. Workshop includes lunch. Lodging is not included. Please see www.theartleague.org for details.

What color should you use? How do you mix it? An understanding of color theory is essential for students making the transition from drawing to painting. Using acrylics, this course helps students who are unsure of the role color relationships play in art and design. Lectures, demonstrations, exercises, and discussions are included.

$530 August 22–26, 2016 $530 August 21–25, 2017

$195

August 27 & 28, 2016

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$195

August 26 & 27, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

(Mon–Fri) (Mon–Fri)

10:00am–5:00pm 10:00am–5:00pm


Personal Narrative Triptych

Weekend in the Plein Air Landscape

Beverly Ryan

Mike Francis

Using photo-transferred personal images and acrylic paint, participants create a mixed media narrative triptych on small wooden panels. The workshop includes planning a composition and instruction in several photo transfer techniques. Narratives emerge as painted and imported imagery are layered. A $45 fee, payable to the instructor, covers three 12” X 12” cradled wooden panels.

Participants meet along the Potomac in Alexandria for two afternoon painting sessions. Artists of all media are invited to join in for session demos, critiques, and discussions of the materials and techniques. Prerequisite: some experience in drawing and painting. Students supply all materials, including easels. Locations may not be metro accessible and students are responsible for their own transportation. Meets rain or shine.

$195

August 27 & 28, 2016

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$195

August 26 & 27, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Introduction to Encaustic Beverly Ryan Participants learn to paint with encaustic, a mixture of beeswax and pigment. This course covers basic techniques of painting and fusing, transparent and opaque layering, scribing, image transfer, combining oil paint and wax, collage, tools, recommended supports, and safety concerns. The workshop consists of demonstrations and hands-on experience. Workshop fee includes materials, four supports, and use of equipment.

$100 October 8 & 9, 2016

(Sat–Sun)

1:00pm–4:00pm

$100 April 22 & 23, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

1:00pm–4:00pm

Frans Hals: Birth of the Painterly Portrait Robert Liberace

10:00am–4:00pm

$330 January 7 & 8, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$330 September 9 & 10, 2017 (Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$345 December 2–4, 2016

Stretching the Limits

10:00am –4:00pm

Working with the Abstract Figure

Delna Dastur

Marsha Staiger

This workshop explores new art materials in exciting ways! Learn how to create different textures using a variety of materials on a range of supports. Using the work of contemporary artists as inspiration, participants begin an adventure in color, composition, and technique. Pushing boundaries to discover different approaches to abstract art, the aim is to be innovative and completely uninhibited. Demonstrations and individual critiques contribute to this intuitive process. $195

(Fri–Sun)

September 17 & 18, 2016 (Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Abstraction employs the same formal principles that great representational painting does: line, form, value, movement, composition, and color. Students learn to utilize ultra simplification, expressive brushwork, spatial flattening, and saturated color. These modes work alone or in combination to move a work toward abstraction. A model fee is payable to the instructor. $360 December 5–8, 2016

(Mon–Thurs) 10:00am–4:00pm

P ainting Wo rk s h o p s

$330 September 10 & 11, 2016 (Sat–Sun)

Frans Hals was the first portrait painter to merge rigorous naturalism with effortless, economical virtuosity. His sublime approach signaled the beginning of alla prima painting and inf luenced some of the greatest painters of the nineteenth century like Zorn, Sorolla, and Sargent. Explore the methods and materials of this Dutch master and apply them in the studio by creating portraits inspired by his impeccable grace and fluidity.

Teresa Oaxaca - Oil

Linear Perspective Patrick Kirwin Many artists cite “perspective” as one of the most difficult challenges of setting up a composition. In this workshop, students enhance their ability for critical observation as they learn the rules of perspective, perspective measurement, division of shapes into an even or odd number of spaces, circles in perspective, and inclined planes. With this knowledge, students can then create clear spatial order within their own paintings and drawings. $195

September 17 & 18, 2016 (Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Jumpstart in Color Kurt Schwarz Students learn to mix oil colors through various “color studies.” These painting exercises are designed to hone the perception of temperature and improve the ability to mix color accurately. Participants then learn to apply the paint cleanly with an emphasis on wet-in-wet mixing directly on the canvas. $195

December 3 & 4, 2016

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Design and Composition for Abstract Acrylic Marsha Staiger Students learn to control the direction of their painting and avoid the usual traps and frustrations of developing a work. Discussion includes planning, color mixing, shape, line, and movement in design. Working from still life, figure, and landscape, the class takes advantage of color theory, mark making, and composition. Students develop a holistic view of their creations, enabling them to progress through their paintings confidently. $195

September 3 & 4, 2016

$430 August 21 – 25, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

(Mon–Fri)

10:00am–4:00pm

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Crash Course in Acrylic Painting Deirdre Saunder This workshop is ideal for beginners or those in need of some additional basic painting knowledge. Fundamental painting techniques are taught using a variety of brushes, palette knives, rollers, and other tools. Color mixing, the use of acrylic mediums, and the use of different painting surfaces are covered as the students explore the use of photographic references and subject matter ranging from still life to landscape. $195

December 10 & 11, 2016 (Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Jumpstart in Pastel Painting Nancy Freeman

P ainting Wo rk s h o p s

Using a modest palette of soft pastels, participants are introduced to this fundamental medium for making color studies, quick sketches, or ambitious paintings. Participants work from a still life set-up to ensure confidence in the diverse applications of pastel and complete a finished, frameable work. Special attention is given to the preparation of surfaces, pastel’s durability, and its versatility. The use of pastels for this workshop is included. Students need to purchase paper and a few other basic supplies. $195

December 3 & 4, 2016

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Skies, Night, and Dramatic Light in the Landscape Sara Linda Poly Learn to choose and use photos or sketches for reference material, to start with a very strong composition for more success, to simplify elements, and to create mystery and excitement for more drama. Instruction includes the use of contrast, color, and strong and subtle passages of light. Students study techniques for painting skies, cloud formations, sunrise and sunsets, night scenes, and interesting lighting effects. Any medium is welcome. $195

December 6–7, 2016

(Tues–Wed) 10:00am–4:00pm

Portrait Interpretations Tania Karpowitz Looking at art history, this workshop examines how the portrait has been reinterpreted over time. Students experiment with materials, composition, and thinking about their own view of what makes a portrait. As students uncover their idea, they focus on developing their image. Participants are encouraged to start thinking about these ideas before class and to bring some examples of portrait images by other artists. Model fees extra.

Alla Prima Portrait Painting Teresa Oaxaca Alla prima is Italian for “at first attempt,” an apt description and a good goal for a class that has a different long pose each day. The class begins with a painting demonstration by the instructor, followed by students working individually from the live model and receiving regular individualized critiques. On the second day, students dive into the beginning of another portrait. A materials lecture and examples for study are presented. Discussion includes creating emphasis, light and dark, drawing, and navigating color. $295 March 20–22, 2017

(Mon – Wed) 10:00am–4:00pm

Emerge Marsha Staiger

Painting Water

Acrylic painters find a path to a series of artwork. In the first three sessions, students use problem solving to expand control and invite new ideas into their personal visions. Students consciously break old habits and conventions, daring to engage the intuitive and build up critical thinking for analyzing their creations.

Patrick Kirwin

$360 March 20–23, 2017

$195

December 6 & 7, 2016

(Tues–Weds) 10:00am–4:00pm

Water is exciting imagery to paint and there are many techniques to capture its many facets. In this workshop, students paint the ocean waves at the shore, reflections in a still lake and waterfalls. For speed, it is recommended to use acrylics so the class can paint quickly in layers. Instructor demonstrations precede each subject. $195

January 7 & 8, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Taking the Bull by the Horns: Creating a Body of Work Diane Tesler Participants plan and start a series of three to four paintings based on their own photos and sketches. The first afternoon, students meet with Diane to review ideas and plan subject matter for the week. This workshop offers a chance to explore ideas in depth and from different angles, while initiating the practice of developing several paintings simultaneously. Canvas and stretching supplies are used to move beyond standard canvas sizes. After the workshop, students are encouraged to keep in contact with Diane via email for feedback on works in progress. $360 March 20, 2017

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Tania Karpowitz - Oil

March 21–24, 2017

1:00pm–3:00pm (Mon) & 10:00am–4:00pm (Tues–Fri)

(Mon–Thurs) 10:00am–4:00pm

Still Life and Floral in Oil Robert Johnson This workshop concentrates on capturing the natural beauty of flora and other still life subjects in oil while working directly from life. The beauty and power of fresh undisturbed oil paint, as well as the expressive and descriptive quality of the brushstroke is stressed. The instructor demonstrates and emphasizes the direct alla-prima approach to painting. All levels welcome. $320 March 24–26, 2017

(Fri–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Color Mixing for the Artist Priscilla Treacy This workshop thoroughly explores the four properties of color: hue, value, temperature, and saturation. Targeted exercises help students come away with a greater ability to use color sensitively and creatively. All work is done with either acrylic or oil. A lab fee for some materials is payable to the instructor. $195

March 25 & 26, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm


Color Lessons from the Masters

Exploring Sargent

Susan Abbott

Robert Liberace

This intensive workshop combines art history and challenging painting exercises to study how great artists from Giotto to today’s masters use color. Participants look at how color theory has been interpreted from the middle ages onward, and how these lessons on color intensity, complements, color mixing, and many other aspects of color use may be incorporated to improve one’s own paintings. Instruction is in gouache or watercolor.

John Singer Sargent’s unerring eye and bold, fluid application distinguishes him as one of the greatest artists to ever handle a brush. This class is inspired by the extraordinary portrait technique of Sargent and explores many aspects of his approach from the colors on his palette to his enthusiasm for the great baroque artists, Velasquez and Hals. In addition to focusing on the great master Sargent, we also look at the structure, features, and anatomical form of the face.

$360 March 28–31, 2017

(Tues–Fri)

10:00am–4:00pm

Next Step in Encaustic Painting

$480 September 11–15, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

10:00am–4:00pm

iPad Apps for the Traditional Artist

Beverly Ryan Encaustic painters explore this exciting medium on four consecutive afternoons. Demonstrations and plenty of hands on time provide the opportunity for students to review basic techniques, try new materials, develop imagery for a series, work in a larger format, explore mixed media, hone tool skills, and connect with other encaustic enthusiasts. Workshop fee includes most materials, three 15”x15” panels, four 10” x 10” panels, and use of equipment

Bobbi Pratte

$455 March 27–30, 2017

Join Mike Francis for plein air painting in Wachapreague, a small town on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Hosted by Current Reflections Fine Arts Gallery, students have access to sites featuring wetlands and marshes, fishing boats, Victorian houses, and dramatic skies. Schedules and weather permitting, excursions to a vineyard and unspoiled barrier islands provide additional views. Instruction includes demos, critiques, and discussion of techniques and materials. All media are welcome, however participants should have prior experience in their chosen media. Please see www. theartleague.org, or call (703) 683-2323 for more details.

1:00pm–5:00pm

Palette Knife Painting Patrick Kirwin Participants paint dynamic images using various painting knives and acrylic paint. Acrylic is used for its quick drying time and because gel medium can extend the paint as a thick paint body, making a more economical use of paint. Participants choose to paint realistically or abstractly, using their own reference or instructor set up still life. Demonstrations show making lines, blends, textural treatments, round objects, the sequence of painting, and demos upon request. $195

April 1 & 2, 2017

(Sat – Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Brenda Belfield This intuitive abstract painting workshop teaches the creative process: developing ideas that are not pictured in your mind but come from a process of experimentation and discovery, analysis and revision. Through demonstrations and challenging assignments, students experience the creative process and develop abstract self-expression with acrylics and mixed media on paper and canvas. All levels are welcome. July 8 & 9, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Painting Atmospheric Skies Patrick Kirwin Participants study skies and paint them for accuracy and to create mood. In landscapes, the sky imbues the painting with atmosphere, be it a bright, sunny day or a stormy, foreboding afternoon. Techniques for various cloud formations and colors for seasonal skies are emphasized. Painting demonstrations in acrylic by the instructor show brushwork technique and unusual tools and tricks for painting. Oils or acrylics may be used. $195

July 22 & 23, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

(Saturday)

10:00am–4:00pm

Plein Air Painting on Virginia’s Eastern Shore Mike Francis

$230 June 10–11, 2017

(Saturday–Sunday)

$540 June 10–14, 2017

(Saturday–Wednesday)

Fast Figure Painting Kurt Schwarz

Jumpstart into Abstraction

$195

$105 March 18, 2017

P ainting Wo rk s h o p s

(Mon–Thurs)

For a f u l l descr iption, plea se see page 15 .

Working from 15-minute to half-hour poses, students begin to develop a quick and masterful paint-handling technique for capturing the figure. Focus is placed on dark shapes, essential planes and masses, as well as color and value. Model fees are extra. $195

June 10 & 11, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Abstract Painting: Thinking Large Painting Small Brenda Belfield Painting on small 12x12 canvases, students create abstract mixed media acrylic works that visually combine to form large-scale compositions. Paintings are organized in a variety of ways to understand design elements and color harmony, thus creating large paintings individually and together. All levels are welcome. $195

August 26 & 27, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm Diane Tesler - Oil

10:00am–4:00pm

Intermediate/Advanced Abstract Painting Joyce McCarten Abstract painting can be representational or non-subjective. Whatever the preference, working in a series can lead to making work that is personal and satisfying. Students have three days to develop ideas through drawing, painting, and mixed media. New creative solutions to conceptual problems are discovered as students learn to paint in layers, integrate subject and ground, and use transparencies, found images, and lost and found lines. $300 March 27–29, 2017

(Mon–Wed)

9:30am–4:30pm

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All Levels Jumpstart in Wood Engraving Rosemary Feit Covey Wood engraving allows the printmaker to create detailed images and prints without a press. This workshop is appropriate for the beginner with no art experience and also the more accomplished artist. Engraving surfaces include resingrave, maple, and boxwood. All levels, ages 14 to adult are welcome. $195

September 10 & 11, 2016 (Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$195

June 17 & 18, 2017

10:00am–4:00pm

(Sat–Sun)

The Monotype Party Mike Francis

Printmaking Workshops

Pattee Hipschen

Thomas Hipschen

In the last quarter of the 1800s, monotype parties were all the rage for artists in Europe and America. In this two-day intensive workshop, participants use their drawings, paintings, or photos as reference as they explore the printing territory pioneered by Edgar Degas. Demonstrations include traditional monotype printing techniques and manipulation of the image with watercolor, gouache, and pastels. A gourmet lunch is served daily. A $20 lab fee, payable to the instructor, covers all supplies and lunch. This workshop is offsite. $230 September 17 &18, 2016 (Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$230 March 18 & 19, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$230 September 16 & 17, 2017 (Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Intensive Monotype Ed McCluney - Etching

Monotype Explorations Harriet Lawler Monotype is the painterly printmaking process that creates one off prints. Explore the techniques used by Degas, Sargent and Prendergast. Subtractive and additive methods of image making, color blending, and painterly techniques are the focus of the workshop. A $20 lab fee is payable to the instructor. $180 September 10 & 11, 2016 (Sat–Sun)

10:00am–3:00pm

Iridescence and Design in Gelli Plate Printing

Print m a k ing Wo rk s h o p s

Priscilla Treacy The Gelli plate is an amazing tool for creating monotypes. With planning, stencils, stamps, and iridescent and interference paints, surprisingly complex artwork results. Exploiting color theory, students overlay compositions on various papers with paints to create stunning and unique monotypes. A materials fee is payable to the instructor. There is an additional supply list. $195

September 10 & 11, 2016 (Sat–Sun)

Jumpstart in Etching Ed McCluney This fundamentals workshop is a great place for beginners to start and an invaluable refresher course for more experienced students. Students learn to produce prints using three techniques: line etching, aquatint and dry point. Limited to ten students. A $20 lab fee, payable to the instructor, covers all supplies except plates, printing paper and paper towels. $180 December 3 & 4, 2016

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–3:00pm

Jumpstart in Silk Screen Printing Nancy McIntyre Students explore the silk screen medium for twelve focused hours. Returning students should come with a project in mind. Beginners learn the three basic types of silk screen stencil (cut, photographic, and hand-painted) and create two small editions of prints, using only non-toxic, water-based inks. All supplies are included. Limited to eight students. $230 December 10 & 11, 2016 (Sat–Sun)

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10:00am–4:00pm

10:00am–4:00pm

Harriet Lawler / Pamela Day Students delve into the fascinating monotype process in an intensive workshop. A new inking technique with water and oil-based inks is explored each morning and afternoon . A $40 lab fee payable to instructor covers all supplies except paper and paper towels. Limited to ten students. For beginners/ intermediates. $380 June 12–16, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

10:00am–3:00pm

Gelli Plates Explored Priscilla Treacy Although spontaneity in monotype is part of the attraction to Gelli Plates, a little planning can make the difference between ordinary work and something truly artful and unique. Students learn new approaches to using the correct paints, working in layers, exploiting color theory to create compositions. A materials fee is payable to the instructor. There is an additional supply list. $195

September 9 & 10, 2017 (Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Mike Francis - Monotype


Basic Photographic Lighting Tools Robin Reid

$100 August 13, 2016

(Saturday)

10:00am–4:00pm

$100 December 10, 2016

(Saturday)

10:00am–4:00pm

$100 April 8, 2017

(Wednesday) 10:00am–4:00pm

$100 August 19, 2017

(Saturday)

10:00am–4:00pm

Photoshop Workshop Alison Duvall Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop and apply these skills to photos. This class covers everything from editing and correcting photos to creating new images. This class is taught using Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud. Students bring a laptop and download the free trial from www.adobe.com before the first class. Each workshop meets Tuesday and Thursday for two weeks.

Photography Workshops Alison Duvall & Pete Duvall Learn to use your camera beyond “auto” mode. Day one teaches the basics of your camera, including exposure, white balance, ISO, and lens choices. Day two includes time photographing “out in the field” with the instructors, followed by detailed discussion on downloading, editing, and organizing digital images. Students should bring a camera with charged batteries. (Sat–Sun)

March 21, 23, 28, 30, 2017

7:00pm–9:00pm

Pete Duvall

Jumpstart in Photography

January 7 & 8, 2017

November 29, December 1, 6, & 8, 2016 7:00pm–9:00pm

$110

Lightroom Workshop

Andargé Asfaw - Photography

$185

$110

Ph o togr a p hy Wo rk s h o p s

Photography is all about capturing light. But what light is needed? Daylight doesn’t always cooperate; but pop-up flash is limited. Before investing, learn about the tools professionals use: flash, strobe, reflectors, umbrellas, gels, gobos, grids, and snoots. Participants learn to make many of these tools inexpensively. Participants examine how the color of light impacts photographs, and when to change the type of light. This workshop is taught offsite in a studio in Alexandria.

Learn to use Adobe Lightroom as the centerpiece for digital photog raphy work f low a nd integ rate it w ith Photoshop. Participants learn to use the program to organize, edit, print, or share images. This class is taught using Lightroom. Students should bring a laptop and download the month-long trial of Lightroom from www.adobe.com prior to class. $105 September 17, 2016

(Saturday)

$105 March 18, 2017

(Saturday)

11:00am–4:00pm 11:00am–4:00pm Robin Reid - Photography

11:00am–4:00pm

Architectural Photography Andargé Asfaw Learn the elements of good architectural photography including perspective, scale, lighting, and composition, as well as technical aspects such as camera formats, lenses, filters, and lighting. On day one, students meet on location as the instructor works alongside the students, teaching through demonstration and lecture. A critique of the students’ work followed by demonstration of editing features in Photoshop occurs in the classroom on day two. Both film and digital cameras are welcome. Tuition is $175. National Building Museum:

December 3 & 4, 2016 (Sat–Sun)

Library of Congress:

March 25 & 26, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

Hirschorn Museum:

June 10 & 11, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

(all meet from 10:00am–4:00pm)

Portrait Photography Robin Reid In this offsite workshop addressing studio portraiture, the goal is to teach the student how to quickly produce a saleable, flattering photograph. Topics include lighting principles, use of strobes, portraiture posing, and f laws. Sample sheets, educational resources, reviews, and critiques are made available. $195

September 24 & 25, 2016 (Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$195

November 12 & 13, 2016 (Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$195

March 4 & 5, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$195

July 15 & 16, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

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The Portrait in Clay: Structure and Expression Rick Weaver Through demonstrations and individual critiques, students learn the rudiments of creating a life size, ready-to-fire clay bust from life. From armature building and clay application techniques, to principles of measuring, structure, anatomy, composition, expression and surface finish, this workshop gives students a comprehensive overview of the ideas central to making compelling and structurally sound portrait sculpture. Tuition includes two bags of clay. Model and firing fees are extra. $300 January 6–8, 2017

(Fri–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Sculpting Hands & Feet Thanasi Papapostolou Because of the complexity inherent in the structure of hands and feet, artists tend to leave these to the final stages of their work or even avoid them altogether. This workshop offers a systematic approach to sculpting these difficult body parts. All materials except plasticine are included, model fees are extra. $220 December 3 & 4, 2016

(Saturday)

10:00am–4:00pm

Plaster Cast Relief Sculpture

Sculpture Workshops S c ulp tu r e Wo rk s h o p s

Thanasi Papapostolou - Hydrocal

Relief sculpture bridges the skills of the painter and the sculptor. Casting a relief sculpture is an effective way for beginners to learn casting technique before attempting more complex pieces. Day one of the workshop focuses on sculpting a portrait relief from a live model. On day two, participants make a plaster mold and cast the finished piece. Materials are included, model fees are extra. $195

March 25 & April 1, 2017

(Saturdays) 10:00am–4:00pm

Portrait Sculpture Charles Flickinger

Figure Sculpture Charles Flickinger The focus of this workshop is the anatomy of the figure, gesture, and proportion. Gesture is the core of any figurative work, and therefore the essential movement, rhythm and flow of the pose is stressed. What lighting best illuminates form, texture, or detail is discussed. Use of tools to achieve various types of surfaces is explored as well as the engineering aspects of building small figures in clay. Includes two bags of clay. Model fees are extra. $200 September 10 & 11, 2016 (Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Dynamic Sculptures & Installations John Kauffman Learn how artists create interactive installations and kinetic sculptures. This workshop teaches how to incorporate motion, light, and sound into your work with a simple, inexpensive device called a microcontroller. Without any prior knowledge of electronics or programming, participants learn to achieve interactive pieces that respond to environmental changes. Students bring a laptop and, prior to the workshop, directly order a kit of parts ($80). Parts are reusable and students can continue to experiment in the future with no further investment in tools. $180 January 7 & 8, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

9:00am–4:00pm

$180 June 17 & 18, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

9:00am–4:00pm

Figure Sculpture Paul Lucchesi Students of all levels have an opportunity to study portrait and figure sculpture with an internationally famous sculptor. Students work in clay, with emphasis on anatomy, technique, and expression. Three bags of clay are included. Model and firing fees are extra and may be paid to the instructor.

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Thanasi Papapostolou

$410 December 8–11, 2016

(Thurs–Sun) 10:00am–3:30pm

$410 March 20–23, 2017

(Mon–Thurs) 10:00am–3:30pm

Workshop participants focus on the anatomy of the head and capturing likeness, personality, and mood in terra cotta. Students sculpt from a single pose in this two day intensive workshop. Visualizing 3-D form and choosing tools are addressed. Clay is included. Model and firing fees are extra. $200 June 17 & 18, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Draw the Portrait/Sculpt the Portrait Dan Thompson This cross-disciplinary workshop focuses on the ability to interpret form. The lessons are geared toward intermediate level studies and are recommended for students who have some experience with long pose drawing. For each of the three days, the course begins with sculpture; students model life sized portraiture, in the round. The second half of each day involves a long pose graphite portrait. Students learn the importance of correlating tonality in pencil with planar form. Students also transform their sense of landmark structures in the human face and address hatch marks differently, from life sittings. Model fees extra. $330 August 21–23, 2017

(Mon–Wed)

9:30am–4:30pm

A Week in Thomas, West Virginia Danni Dawson, Mike Francis, Paul Lucchesi & Kurt Schwarz Spend a week painting still life or landscape with Danni Dawson, Mike Francis, and Kurt Schwarz or sculpting with Paul Lucchesi. Participants may choose to focus on one style or switch freely among the four instructors. Workshop includes lunch. Lodging is not included. Please see www.theartleague.org for details. $530 August 22–26, 2016

(Mon–Fri)

10:00am–5:00pm

$530 August 21–25, 2017

(Mon–Fri)

10:00am–5:00pm

See updates & additions at www.theartleague.org


Introduction to Chain Making for Jewelers

Jewelry Workshops

Nick Barnes Explore the ancient technique of chain making using fine and sterling silver. Participants work through the principles of this process, making sample pieces using soldered and cold connection techniques. There should be time to complete a few bracelet lengths. Students must know metalworking techniques, including hand filing, pliers forming, and torch soldering. A tools and materials list is available from the instructor once enrolled. $185

September 17 & 18, 2016 (Sat-Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$185

September 16 & 17, 2017 (Sat-Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Acrylic Carving Techniques for Jewelers:Bead & Link Forms Nick Barnes This workshop explores carving and heat manipulation of acrylic and similar materials to create an endless variety of form, as well as decorative carved finishes for small scale jewelry. Students must have knowledge of sawing, filing, and using a flex shaft rotary tool. A supplies list is available from the instructor once enrolled. A $55 materials fee is payable to the instructor. $185

December 3 & 4, 2016

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

The New Silver: Precious Metal Clay Paula Coupe Participants make fine silver jewelry with ease and speed using a different approach from conventional methods. PMC is a compound of fine silver particles mixed into an organic binder that can be rolled, shaped, and textured with amazing detail. Students learn about the various types and forms of PMC and try the basic techniques for creating and finishing jewelry. Metal clay and a $15 tool kit may be purchased from the instructor. Nick Barnes - Acrylite & Stone

Jumpstart in Enameling Abby Goldblatt This workshop is an easy and inexpensive way for the beginner to experience the beauty and versatility of enamel. For those considering an enameling class, this is an excellent opportunity to try out this exciting art form. A $45 materials fee covers all supplies. $175

August 20 & 21, 2016

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–3:00pm

$175

August 19 & 20, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–3:00pm

Small Scale Fold Forming for Jewelers Nick Barnes Further explore fold forming’s creative and artistic possibilities in relationship to small-scale jewelry design. Students produce a number sample pieces including bezels, bails, and finger rings. Students must know basic metalworking including annealing, hard soldering, cutting, and cleaning sheet metals. A tools and materials list is available from the instructor once enrolled.

$195

December 10 & 11, 2016 (Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$195

June 17 & 18, 2017

10:00am–4:00pm

(Sat–Sun)

Silver Soldering for Jewelry Gretchen Raber Students spend an intensive hands-on day devoted to working with the acetylene torch. Torch safety is stressed along with techniques, materials, and equipment. Participants practice with metal and silver solders. Materials are included. $105 March 4, 2017

(Saturday)

10:00am–4:00pm

Patterned Metal Sheet Jewelry: Mokume-Gane Eric Burris

$100 August 27, 2016

(Saturday)

10:00am–4:00pm

Students learn a low-tech, low cost and efficient method of making fusion bonded Mokume-gane. Each participant is provided with a premade billet that is ready to be worked into either a seamless washer formed ring or a forged band ring, both done with an inside sterling silver liner. Materials fee payable to the instructor for pre made billet and ring liner. Students should have a good knowledge of soldering and use of basic hand tools.

$185

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$195

April 1 & 2, 2017

Sept 12(Mon), 19(Mon) & 26(Mon), 2016 10:00am–1:00pm

This workshop introduces the expanded possibilities of metal clay when paired with enameling. The first day, students create jewelry pieces from metal clay. Basic techniques for working with the clay are covered along with design considerations for future enameling. On day two, basic procedures are demonstrated and students enamel their own work. Clay and a $15 clay tool kit are available for purchase. A $20 materials fee paid to the enameling instructor covers all other supplies. $195

March 18 & 19, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

or 7:00pm–10:00pm

Sept 11(Mon), 18(Mon) & 25 (Mon), 2017

Jewe lr y Wo rk s h o p s

Students experiment with the three types of metal clay—Precious Metal Clay (PMC), BRONZclay and COPPRclay. Students make a pendant and/or earrings with each clay type, and learn their different properties, techniques, and finishing possibilities. All levels are welcome. A $50 tool and materials fee, including enough clay for each project, is payable to the instructor. Additional tools and clay are available for purchase.

$175

9:30am–5:30pm

Paula Coupe & Abby Goldblatt

Paula Coupe

(Sat–Sun)

Metal Clay and Enameling

Jump into Metal Clay

$175

March 25 & 26, 2017

10:00am–1:00pm

or 7:00pm–10:00pm

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Felted Jewelry Renate Maile-Moskowitz Students explore the endless possibilities of using wool to make necklaces, rings, pendants, earrings, and other jewelry. Materials are included in the tuition. $85

October 15, 2016

(Saturday)

12:00pm–4:00pm

Romanesque Felting: Fibula Pin

Travel Workshops

Renate Maile–Moskowitz For those searching high and low for closures matching their jackets, shawls, scarves, or bags, the ancient Romans invented the perfect solution millennia ago! Fibula pins, the first safety pins, adorned their togas. These elegant creations have no size limit. Elaborating on these metal fastenings with felt, participants make modern, colorful, and unique creations to suit their needs. $85

April 1, 2017

(Saturday)

10:00am–2:00pm

Blacksmithing for Silversmiths

Peter Ulrich - Watercolor

Michael Brehl Learn to make your own tools. Mushroom, blowhorn, anticlastic, and raising stakes can be made, as well as chasing tools and a stonesetting jig. If participants complete one blowhorn stake and one mushroom stake, the class pays for itself! Cutting, forming, welding, grinding, sanding, and polishing techniques are demonstrated. Prior jewelry or silversmithing experience is required. Welders, grinders, and other large power tools are used. This workshop is physically demanding and also requires reasonably good eyesight and depth perception. A materials fee is payable to the instructor (around $70, depending on the material used). Registered students should contact the instructor at least one week prior to class to discuss individual material needs. $195

June 10 & 11, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Introduction to Enamel & Fold Forming

Jewe lr y Wo rk s h o p s | T r ave l Wo rk s h o p s

Nick Barnes

This workshop explores torch and kiln enameling and the dramatic effects of fold forming for small-scale jewelry design. Students work through a number of fold forming samples to develop a sense of the technique. Next, students explore a number of enameling techniques, and apply those best suited to one or two of their fold formed pieces. A tools and materials list is available from instructor once enrolled. A$55 materials fee is payable to the instructors on the first day of the workshop. $185

March 11 & 12, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Hollow Metal Bead Techniques for Jewelers Nick Barnes Participants learn how to texture and form a basic button bead using roller texture & etching techniques as well as soldering and clean up. Students make a number of sample beads to use as bases for overlay decorative techniques, including basic granulation on argentium silver. This is a detail-oriented workshop exploring the decorative forms this technique creates, and allows students to work at their own pace. A supplies list is available from the instructor once enrolled. Space is limited to 10 students. An $80 materials fee is payable to the instructor. $185

January 3 & 4, 2017

(Wed–Thurs) 10:00am-4:00pm

Fold Forming for Beginners Nick Barnes Delve into the creative and artistic possibilities of fold forming metal for small-scale jewelry. Students produce a number of sheet blanks and manufacture a number of working pieces. Students must have metalworking skills including annealing, hard soldering, cutting, and cleaning sheet metals. There is no time to go over basics. A supplies list is available from instructor once enrolled. A$55 materials fee is payable to the instructor. $185

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Abby Goldblatt

August 26 & 27, 2017

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

T he A r t Leag ue of fers workshops led by d isti ng u ished v isiti ng a r tists a nd A r t Lea g ue fac u lt y. I nstr uc tion i n a sp eci f ic med iu m is of fered i n concent rated 2 - d ay to 2-week sessions. For individual brochu res on any of the workshops listed below, please ca ll Ma rga ret Cerutti at 703- 683-1780x13 or ema i l ma rga retc@thea r tleag ue.org.

The Sketchbook Traveler in Paris, France with Alice Kale Watercolor/museum exploration

September 4–14, 2016 $2, 675.00

Plein Air Painting in the Chesapeake Area with Peter Ulrich Plein air painting

Fall 2016

Master Framer’s Tour at the Phillip’s Collection with William Adair November 13, 2016

(Sunday)

meets at 2:00pm

The Mansions of Newport, Rhode Island Fine Art Collections in Holiday Splendor Museum overnight trip

November 2016

Bahamas Winter Painting Retreat 2017 with Susan Abbott Plein air painting, open to all media

February 2017

Venice, Italy: Through the Eyes of the Artist with Robert Liberace Drawing/museum exploration

Spring 2017

Croatia: The Island of Hvar Dalmation Coast and Adriatic Sea with Matt Pinney Plein air painting

June 2017

Drawing & Painting The Splendor of Greece with Thanasi Papapostolou Plein air/historical site exploration

June 2017


Visiting Artist Series

Visiting Artist Series

“Repose” © Timothy J. Clark - Watercolor

Gold Leaf Workshop III

Sgraffito, Granito, Pastiglia, and Advanced Toning Techniques

with William Adair Work with a renowned master gilder in his studio, a converted carriage house in Dupont Circle, housing an extraordinary collection of gilding and frames from around the world! New and experienced students gain hands-on experience with the timeless decorative methods of sgraffito, granito, and pastiglia. Students produce sgraffito samples of classic designs on gilded frames. Students also learn granito, a decorative technique reminiscent of leather punch work, and pastiglia, low-relief decoration made from thickened gesso. Students also practice the initial application of metal leaf to an unfinished frame and learn advanced toning techniques. A materials fee of $60 is payable to Gold Leaf Studios. $200 October 7, 2016

(Friday)

The Artistic Frame: An Inquiry Into the Enhancement of Paintings Curated by William Adair

Juror: Clarice Smith

A frame conservator, frame historian, and master gilder, William Adair began his career in frame conservation at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery. This special exhibit at The Art League Gallery features a collection of frames created by artists who have participated in Bill’s gold leaf workshops. Artists created their own artwork and then developed frame designs to complement and become extensions of the work. *This juried exhibit honors the participating artists and is a gift to our community. It is free and all are encouraged to attend.* Exhibit: November 8 – December 4, 2016 Opening Reception: November 10, 2016, Curator ‘s Talk at 6:30pm

Still Life, Figure & Fabric Timothy J. Clark Visiting artist Timothy J. Clark is known for his expressive watercolors, collected by museums from coast to coast. In this workshop, Clark teaches the classic lessons of painting with an eye to the unique expressive sense of each student. Participants spend one day focused on still life and color, one day on figure, fabrics, and form, and a day putting it all together. $345 January 6–8, 2017

(Fri–Sat)

10:00am–4:30pm

Best Practices in Painting George O’Hanlon

Tatiana Zaytseva

Natural Pigments, a specialty artist materials company, spent years developing this technical workshop to teach skills that are not taught in art school and universities: a thorough understanding of artists’ materials and tools, what they are designed to do, when to choose them and how to provide considerable longevity to one’s finished work. This informationpacked workshop includes all aspects of constructing a painting from the support and ground to the final layers. The practical procedures to build an oil painting, based on conservation research during the past century, are clearly explained and demonstrated. This workshop is designed for painters of all mediums, but special emphasis is given to oil painting. $450 June 12–14, 2017

(Mon – Wed) 9:00am–5:00pm

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Thank You

You help us deliver:

You help us inspire:

• Hundreds of visual art classes to thousands of students

“Whether you are a life-long resident of the DC area or a newcomer like me, The Art League becomes an instant support community. The Art League is a place that builds skills, provides a welcoming space, and always makes you part of the arts family.” – Nancy Jacques

• Inspiring gallery exhibits and solo artist shows

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• Locally-focused and nationally-celebrated community engagement and outreach programs • Highly-anticipated signature events for all audiences and ages • Cultural lectures, networking & hands-on experiences throughout the year You help us sustain:

“By nurturing the artist, we enrich the community.” The Art League develops the artist through education, exhibition, and a stimulating, supportive environment, while sharing the experience of the visual arts with the community.

“That secret ingredient that makes Art League classes so rewarding? In an increasingly standardized and impersonal world, The Art League enables each student to follow an inspiration along with his or her own path. The freedom to take classes in any order, at any level, allows classmates from all over the world, at all levels of artistic growth and development to learn together. There is neither dogma nor taboo nor assembly line nor party line. Rather, The Art League offers an atmosphere of artistic freedom and subtle encouragement.” – Larry Jarvik We extend our thanks to you—our many students, artists, friends, neighbors, and institutions—whose donations have supported all of us at The Art League. We believe that people like you will make it possible for The Art League to continue our commitment to artistic inclusion and creative excellence. During this exciting year of Art League programs, we hope that you will consider making a further investment in the League by including us in your giving plans. Donations will be gratefully accepted at www.theartleague.org/donations or by Charlene Haskell in the Development Office: 703-519-1741.

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Faculty Nancy Aldrich-Wolf BA, University of North Carolina Mark Anderson MFA Boston University, BA California State University Andargé Asfaw Graduate of the Hallmark Institute of Photography Kathlyn Avila-Reyes BS, Virgina State; Art Certification, Corcoran College of Art + Design Nick Barnes BA, The Polytechnic School of Wolvehampton; Montgomery College Brenda Belfield BA George Washington University; Corcoran College of Art + Design Carlos Beltràn Baldiviezo BFA, Mississippi State University Brandon Bentley BFA, The Art Institute of Washington Andrea Blackmon BS, University of Minnesota John Blee MA, Hunter College; BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art; studied with Helen Frankenthaler and Robert Motherwell Julie Booth BA, Wesleyan University; Certificate Degree, Scientific Illustration, Rhode Island School of Design

Delphine Lee BFA Parsons School of Design Robert Liberace MFA, George Washington University Rosemary Luckett BS, Saint Mary College; Marymount University; studied with Jennie Lea Knight, Anne Truit, Hank Harmon; Marcia Madison Corcoran College of Art + Design Renate Maile-Moskowitz BFA,MFA University of Maryland; BS equivalent, University of Stuttgart, Germany Joey Manlapaz MFA George Washington University Frederick Markham MFA, George Washington University; Postbaccalaureate, University of Kentucky; BFA, Transylvania University Kirke Martin BFA Appalachian Center for Crafts Joyce McCarten BA, Penn State University; Corcoran College of Art + Design; Northern Virginia Community College Ed McCluney MFA Univ. of Massachusetts at Amherst; BFA Norfolk State Univ. Evan McGurrin BA, Virginia Intermont College Nancy McIntyre BFA, Rhode Island School of Design Blair Meerfeld BA, Adams State College

Gwen Bragg NWS; MFA, BS, James Madison University

Hermineh Miller MFA, BA, Michigan State University; Eastern Michigan University

Michael Brehl MFA, University of Washington, Seattle; BFA, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Joe Mullins James Madison University; Savannah College of Art & Design

David Bowen Carter MFA, American University; BFA, James Madison University Tina Chisena MFA, Towson University Jin Chung BA, Virginia Commonwealth University

John Murray Maryland Institute College of Art; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Tea Okropiridze MFA State Institute of Culture, Tblisi Georgia Susan O’Neill BFA University of Michigan

Deborah Clark BFA Painting, BS Art Education, Kutztown State University,

Thanasi Papapostolou MFA, New York Academy of Art; BFA, Univ. of Pennsylvania; Four Year Certificate, Sculpture, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Rachel Collins MALS, University of Wisconsin; BA, Middlebury College

Matthew Pinney MFA, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; BFA, Indiana Univ.

Anita Bucsay Damron MA University of Massachusetts Delna Dastur MFA, American University; BA, Wellesley College

Sara Linda Poly Maryland Institute College of Art; Northern Virginia Community College; Prince George’s County Community College

Danni Dawson MFA, BFA, George Washington University

Jimmy Powers BS, James Madison University

Karen Day BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art

Bobbi Pratte Parsons School of Design

Pamela Day BA, Lawrence University

Gretchen Raber MFA, American University; BS, State University of NY

Sylvia DeMar BA, University of Maryland; Spinning for over 25 years

Ted Reed JD, Cum Laude, Harvard Law School; AB, Studio Art and English Literature, Summa Cum Laude, Bowdoin College

Alison Duvall BFA, Syracuse University Peter Duvall BFA, Syracuse University Deborah Ellis AB, Cum Laude, Radcliffe College; Art Students’ League, New York Aiko Erickson BA, California State University at Long Beach; Corcoran College of Art + Design; Apprentice to Kawai Bolcusetsu and Ando Seisen Michael Francis MFA, George Washington University; BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art; Corcoran College of Art + Design Nancy Freeman BFA, Wayne State University Charlene Fuhrman-Schulz MA, Washington University, St Louis; Studying under painting master I-Hsiung Ju Barbara Garren BA, West Chester University of Pennsylvania; MBA, Marymount College; knitting for over 40 years Abby Schindler Goldblatt MFA, BA, Kent State University Stephen Gosling BA LIverpool John Moores University Susan Greenleaf Trinity Univ.; Columbia Visual Arts Center at Antioch Univ. Marilyn Harrington Springwater Fiber Workshop Artist Michael Heilman BA, JD, Univ. of Wisconsin; 10 years making & weaving rugs Catherine Hillis Elected member, Washington Society of Landscape Painters Linda Hurt BFA University of Wisconsin; over twenty years experience knitting, spinning, and weaving

Donna Reinsel Frostburg State University; BS, University of Maryland; Catholic University; BFA, Corcoran College of Art + Design Betzi Robinson BFA, Carnegie Mellon University Beverly Ryan MS, Columbia University; BA, Franklin and Marshall College; Corcoran College of Art + Design Stew Rowles MS & BA Southern Illinois University Jacqueline Saunders MFA, University of Arkansas Deanna Schwartzberg BFA, New York University; Corcoran College of Art + Design; George Washington University; Art Students’ League, NY Kurt Schwarz BFA, George Washington University Lisa Semerad Northern Virginia Community College; Apprenticeships with Nelson Shanks and Danni Dawson Allison Severance BFA, Hood College Stephen Sherwin MFA Wayne State University David Skibiak BA Virginia Tech Milena Spasic MFA Academy of Art College San Francisco, BFA Corcoran College of Art + Design Marsha Staiger BA, University of Louisville in Kentucky

Scott Hutchison MFA, George Washington University; BFA, Drake University

Jean Stark BFA & MAT, Maryland Institute College of Art

Yvette Jacobs BFA Parsons School of Design

George Tkabladze MFA & BFA, Sculpture, Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts, Tbilisi, Georgia. Tbilisi I. Nikoladze Art College, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Bryan Jernigan MA Drake University, BS Oklahoma State Unifersity Alice Kale BFA George Washington University Tania Karpowitz MFA, Indiana University; BFA, Boston University Lori Katz Jersey City State University; George Washington University Brian D. Kirk MIS, Sculpture & Ceramics, Virginia Commonwealth University; BFA, George Washington University; Corcoran College of Art + Design Patrick Kirwin MFA, George Washington University; BA, Columbus College of Art and Design; Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Priscilla Treacy MA, Villa Schifanoia, Graduate School of Fine Arts of Rosary College, Florence, Italy; BA, Oberlin College Mar y Ellen Trozzo BA, University of Mar yland; Fachhochscule für Gestaltung, Schwabisch Gmund, Germany; Columbia School of Gemology Joan Ulrich Northern Illinois University; Lill Street Studios, Chicago Illinois Peter Ulrich PhD, MIT; BS, Yale Julia Walthers Post-Bac University of Colorado at Boulder, BA Carleton College

Diana Kreutz BA, University of Maryland

Saaraliisa Ylitalo MA, Montclair State University; BA, Lawrence University

Harriet Lawler Over 20 years of printmaking experience

Andy Yoder BFA Cleveland Inst. of Art, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Background image: Beverly Ryan - Encaustic


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School Calendar Fall Term 2016: September 19–November 20 (registration begins August 8, 2016)

Winter Term 2017: January 9–March 12 (registration begins November 7, 2016)

Spring Term 2017: April 3–June 5 (registration begins February 13, 2017)

Summer Term 2017: June 19–August 20 (registration begins May 10, 2017)

Summer Art Camps 2017: June 19–August 20 (registration begins February 12, 2017)


The Art League School Catalog 2016/17