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The Art League School Classes in Fine Arts and Fine Crafts

2012/13


School Calendar September 2012 — August 2013

Fall Term 2012 Registration starts August 6, 2012 Start Date

End Date

September 17

November 18

Winter Term 2013 Registration starts November 5, 2012 Start Date

End Date

January 7

March 10

Spring Term 2013 Registration starts February 11, 2013 Start Date

End Date

April 8

June 10

Summer Term 2013 Registration starts May 6, 2013 Start Date

End Date

June 24

August 25

Summer Art Camps 2013 Registration starts February 11, 2013 Start Date

End Date

June 17

August 23

COVER: Rachel Collins–Watercolor Inside Cover: Rosemary Luckett–Mixed Media Executive Director: Suzanne Bethel School Director: Kathi Cohen Catalog Design: Liz Aukamp LaGarde, Suzanne Bethel

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 the express written permission of The Art League. Copyright © 2012 by The Art League All rights reserved.


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

Classes Drawing................................................................................................. 5–7 Watercolor............................................................................................ 8–9 Painting ............................................................................................. 10–16 Printmaking.............................................................................................. 17 Photography............................................................................................ 18 Teen/Children.................................................................................. 19–22 Ceramics........................................................................................... 23–24 Sculpture.......................................................................................... 25–26 Jewelry & Metal.............................................................................. 26–27 Special Classes...................................................................................... 28 Fibers................................................................................................. 28–33

Workshops Teen/Children.................................................................................. 19–22 Claymation............................................................................................... 21 Ceramics........................................................................................... 23–24 Fibers................................................................................................. 28–33 Drawing............................................................................................. 33–35 Watercolor....................................................................................... 35–36 Painting.............................................................................................. 37–41 Printmaking............................................................................................. 42 Photography........................................................................................... 43 Sculpture................................................................................................. 44 Jewelry.............................................................................................. 44–45 Bead, Glass & Book...................................................................... 46–47 Becoming Professional....................................................................... 47 Travel......................................................................................................... 48

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About The Art League

The Art League Development 703-519-1741

Gallery 703-683-1780

“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. You may be new to The Art League through participation in exhibits in our gallery, or through studies at our prestigious school. Whatever your introduction to us is, you’ll enjoy our dynamic and comprehensive visual arts offerings as well as exhibition and art sales opportunities in the largest gallery at the landmark Torpedo Factory Art Center (TFAC). These opportunities are presented by the League’s hundreds of artists, patrons, and volunteers.

Development/Outreach 703-519-1741 Outreach/ Scholarships/ Internships The League partners with the Alexandria Court Service Unit on our award-winning outreach project, SOHO—A Space of Her Own. The project teams mentors with at-risk girls who receive intensive art instruction and develop essential life skills. Working in groups, the girls redesign their personal spaces using their artwork and visual concepts learned during the program. To become a mentor or learn more, contact the Development Office. The Geri Gordon Scholarship Fund was established in 1998 to celebrate former Art League School Director Geri Gordon’s remarkable vision and 20 years of service and dedication. Scholarships are awarded for League art classes. Donations to the fund are welcome. Unpaid internships are available throughout the year. They provide excellent work experience in the visual arts and meet college internship requirements. For details, contact the Gallery.

Become a Benefactor and Support The Art League The Art League is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that generates revenue from the various activities of its gallery, school, and store. To offer exceptional services to a broad audience at reasonable cost, we solicit additional support in the form of contributions, corporate gifts, bequests, in-kind services, and grants. For more details on supporting the League, visit us online or contact the Development Office.

The Gallery

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The gallery is located on the first floor of the TFAC, in studio 21. Hours are 10:00am–6:00pm, Monday through Saturday, and 12:00pm–6:00pm on Sunday. The Gallery stays open late on Thursdays, 10:00am–9:00pm.

Join as an Artist Member for Full Benefits Membership in The Art League is open to all, and provides a fellowship of over 1,000 artists, as well as excellent exhibit opportunities. Members may enter monthly shows that are judged by art professionals such as art critics, educators, and museum curators. A reception opens each show, and works remain on display for one

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Store 703-548-8127

School 703-683-2323

month. Members receive a monthly newsletter, which includes notices of events, projects, and programs. The gallery sponsors lectures and technical seminars free of charge or at nominal cost. The gallery maintains a lending library of art history, biographical, technical, and media books. Members are invited to volunteer as aides or to help with painting, hanging shows, mailings, and other projects. For information, contact the gallery at 703-683-1780 or www.theartleague.org.

The Store

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Our store is located in room 217 of the TFAC and is open 9:15am– 4:00pm, Monday through Saturday, while classes are in session. The first two weeks of each term, extended evening and weekend hours are 6:00pm–8:00pm, Monday through Thursday, and 10:00am–4:00pm, Sundays. For the remainder of the term, evening hours are 6:30pm– 7:30pm Tuesday and Wednesday. Hours between terms are 10:00am–4:00pm Monday through Saturday. The store may close for lunch.

Art Supplies As a non-profit organization, The Art League Store sells supplies at a discounted price to League students and members. Every effort is made to stock items requested by instructors, as well as popular materials for the fine artist. Our staff of professional artists can guide you in your selection. Most class supply lists are available 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. Gwen Bragg–Watercolor


The School

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To Register

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 TFAC, and Madison Annex.

1. Updates, corrections, and additions to our catalog are published on our website throughout the year. Please go to www.theartleague.org/school routinely and check for updates.

Classes

2. After making your selections, you may enroll online using Visa, Mastercard, or Discover Network, or enroll by mail, fax (703-683-0167) or in person.

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. Our instructors are professional artists. The school offers children’s classes for ages five through teen, and camps throughout the summer. Information is available on our website or by contacting the school during office hours.

Workshops Art League instructors, as well as distinguished visiting instructors, offer concentrated week or weekend sessions in specific media, techniques, and subjects. Travel workshops to international and domestic locations are also offered yearround. For information on travel workshops, contact Margaret Cerutti at 703-683-1780 or margaretc@theartleague.org.

Weather In case of inclement weather, go to our website home page, call the school office, or tune in for announcements on TBD (WJLA ABC 7 and NewsChannel 8) as well as 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.

3. If not enrolling online, 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. Upon receipt of your registration form and payment in full, unless the class is full or cancelled, you are registered. If the class is full or cancelled, you will be notified and are entitled to a full refund. You may begin classes in any term and register for workshops at any time. 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 workshop and camp refunds are given unless The Art League School office is notified at least ten days prior to the start of the camp or workshop. No class refunds are given unless we are notified by the Friday prior to the start of the term (see calendar on the inside of the front cover of the catalog). There is a non-refundable registration fee of $20 that is included in the tuition.

Location

The public is invited to attend our annual Student/Faculty Show in The Art League Gallery, February 20–March 3, 2013. The reception will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2013.

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 in one other location: our Madison Annex, which can be entered at either 305 Madison Street or 808 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

School Policy

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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 consult a physician before registering.

Take the Yellow or Blue Line to the King Street Station; then take the Alexandria Dash Bus #2 or #5, eastbound. For the Madison Annex, stay on the bus until the Madison and North Fairfax Street intersection. For the TFAC, leave the bus at the King Street and Fairfax Street intersection then, walk 2 blocks east on King Street to North Union Street. Turn left on Union Street, and the TFAC is a half block down on the right. In addition, the free King Street Trolley runs every 15 minutes from the King Street Station to Union Street, seven days a week from 11:30am–10:15pm.

Student/Faculty Show

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 students enrolled in the school.

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Parking For students in the TFAC classrooms, there is inexpensive evening and weekend parking at the City Hall lot at 108 North Fairfax Street. For students in the Madison Annex, free parking is available weekdays after 6:30pm and on the weekends at Colonial Parking on 267 Montgomery Street.

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About The Art League

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Registration Form

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Registration Form 2012/2013 Register Online at www.theartleague.org or Mail or Fax this form with full payment to: School Office Info: THE ART LEAGUE SCHOOL Fax: 703-683-0167 105 NORTH UNION STREET Tel: 703-683-2323 ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314 www.theartleague.org Hours: Mon–Sat, 10:00am to 5:00pm

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Sketchbooks Stephen Procopio Through practice and demonstration, participants learn methods for developing more coherent and engaging sketchbooks. A portion of each class is spent examining and discussing works of other artists, including the masters e.g. Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rembrandt and contemporaries e.g. Eleanor Dickenson, James Jean, Craig Thompson. Time is spent drawing both in and out of the classroom.

$125

Fall, Spring & Summer

(6 weeks)

Thursday 9:30am–12:00pm (Fall only) Thursday 7:00pm–9:30pm (Spring & Summer only, Sp: Apr 25, Su: July 11)

Portrait Drawing Jin Chung

Lisa Semerad

Drawing

Fall, Winter & Spring

$180 Monday $180 Tuesday $195 Sunday

(9 weeks)

7:00pm–9:30pm Chung 10:00am–12:30pm (Fall & Winter only) Chung 10:30am–1:30pm Chung

Summer

$165 Wednesday 7:00pm–9:30pm (7 wks starts: July 10) Chung $175 Tues & Thurs 9:30am–12:30pm (4 wks starts: July 9) Semerad $175 Sunday 10:30am–1:30pm (8 wks starts: July 7) Chung

Scott Hutchison–Graphite

Pencil Techniques and Projects

Basic Drawing Peter Böttger Joe Kabriel Fred Markham Nick Xhiku

Jim Burford Scott Hutchison Tania Karpowitz Patrick Kirwin George Tkabladze Priscilla Treacy

Lisa Semerad

This class provides first-time/beginning students with a solid foundation in drawing. Working with pencil and charcoal, students learn to use line, value, gesture, and perspective. Students also develop the ability to “see” as artists. The class works with a variety of subjects including still life, figure, and landscape. Students often repeat this course to refine their control of the medium. Model fees are extra.

In this class students learn to use the various hardnesses of graphite pencils on many kinds of papers. The first seven weeks cover techniques such as blending, powders, washes, erasing, and line in expressive and realistic styles. Participants may use their own photos and props or those supplied by the teacher. The last few weeks may be devoted to personal projects. This class is suitable for all levels and provides a great opportunity to work with a versatile draftsman and designer at your side. Supplies are inexpensive and uncomplicated. Some previous drawing experience is required. A $10 materials fee, payable to the instructor, covers papers.

Winter

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

$175 Monday 7:00pm–9:30pm Hutchison $190 Tuesday 9:30am–12:30pm Karpowitz $175 Tuesday 7:00pm–9:30pm Böttger $175 Wednesday 9:30am–12:00pm Tkabladze: Fall; Xhiku: Winter,Spring $175 Wednesday 7:00pm–9:30pm Treacy $175 Thursday 7:00pm–9:30pm (Fall only) Kirwin $105 Fri 7:00pm–9:30pm (5 wks starts: F–Oct 19; W–Feb 8; Sp–May 10) Burford $175 Saturday 1:00pm–3:30pm Kabriel $175 Sunday 10:30am–1:00pm Markham

Summer

(9 weeks)

$175 Monday 7:00pm–9:30pm Hutchison $175 Tuesday 9:30am–12:00pm Burford $175 Tuesday 7:00pm–9:30pm Kirwin $160 Wednesday 9:30am–12:00pm Xhiku $160 Wednesday 7:00pm–9:30pm Treacy $105 Friday 7:00pm–9:30pm (5 wks starts: July 26) Burford $160 Saturday 1:00pm–3:30pm (8 wks starts: July 6) Burford $160 Sunday 10:30am–1:00pm (8 wks starts: July 7) Hutchison

$180 Monday $195 Thursday

(9 weeks)

7:00pm–9:30pm 12:30pm–3:30pm

Classical Figure Marjorie Forgues This class explores the classical process of painting and drawing the figure from start to finish. Students learn to understand form by drawing from the cast and then moving to the figure. An emphasis is placed on proportion, construction, and lighting as well as modeling of the form to create a realistic surface. Instruction includes demonstrations as well as one-on-one time.

$180 Friday

$160 Friday

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

7:30pm–10:30pm

Summer

(8 weeks)

7:30pm–10:30pm

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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.


Colored Pencil Drawing Lisa Semerad Participants explore drawing with this flexible, fabulous, controllable color feast, and leave class with hands and clothes clean. Through study from still life and photos students learn about color, layering, mixed media, and solvent technique, along with the rich color and texture possibilities of various paper surfaces. Previous drawing experience is recommended. Experienced students may pursue personal projects. Supply list is in the store. Bring supplies to first class.

Fall $180 Monday $195 Tuesday

(9 weeks) 7:00pm–9:30pm 12:30pm–3:30pm

Winter

Drawing

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$195 Tuesday

(9 weeks)

12:30pm–3:30pm

Summer

(4 weeks)

$100 Wednesday 9:30am–12:30pm (starts: July 10) $100 Wednesday 7:00pm–10:00pm (starts: July 10)

Colored Pencil Drawing Continued Lisa Semerad This class is for people who have a basic understanding of color selection and technique and want 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. Supply list is in the store. Bring supplies to first class.

$195

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Tuesday 9:30am–12:30pm

Figure Drawing Lisa Semerad

Scott Hutchison

Capture the figure quickly, accurately, and confidently. Drawing is from male or female models each week. Measuring, webbing, value, foreshortening, the head, and gesture drills are emphasized to build strong, well-placed “beginnings.” Weekly demos and simple materials are used. Basic Drawing is helpful. Model fees are extra.

Fall, Winter & Spring

$180 Thursday $180 Thursday

9:30am–12:00pm (9 weeks) 7:00pm–9:30pm (9 weeks)

Semerad Semerad

Summer

$175 Tues & Thurs 1:00pm–3:30pm (4 wks starts: July 9) Semerad $155 Thursday 7:00pm–9:30pm (7 wks starts: July 11) Hutchison

Lisa Semerad–Oil

Composition & Design Fundamentals Lisa Semerad The foundation of strong imagery is design—a vital element to all art forms. Students learn to recognize and control movement within the picture plane through study of shape, value, pattern, line, texture, and color in multiple formats. Most exercises are in abstract form, which are then related to both abstract and representational art. No previous drawing experience needed.

Figure Drawing: Long Pose

Summer

Tues & Thurs

7:00pm–9:30pm (starts: July 9)

Thanasi Papapostolou

Fall, Winter & Spring

Sunday Sunday

(9 weeks)

Scott Hutchison

This class comprises two main components: the principles of figure drawing and the study of artistic anatomy. Students learn the skills to depict the figure from live pose, memory, and imagination. Lectures, demos, discussions, and homework are planned. Model fees are extra.

Longer poses allow for more focused, complete or experimental study. Using both clothed and nude models, poses range from 1–6 hours long. Composition, narrative, accuracy, style exploration, and creative approaches are emphasized. Numerous drawing materials are demonstrated. Prerequisites are basic drawing and beginning figure. Model fees are extra.

Fall & Spring

4:00pm–7:00pm

Summer

5:00pm–8:00pm (starts: July 7)

(9 weeks) Papapostolou

(8 weeks) Hutchison

Gesture Drawing Jackie Saunders Students capture the spirit and vitality of the human figure with pen and ink. Contour, cross-contour, and rhythmic lines interact with washes of diluted ink to create expressive, lively figure drawings. Model fees are extra.

$160

Fall

Sunday 2:00pm–5:00pm

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(4 weeks)

Anatomical Drawing

$175

Thursday 12:30pm–3:30pm

(9 weeks)

$165

Lisa Semerad

$195

7:00pm–10:00pm 1:00pm–3:30pm

$195

Intermediate

Spring

$195 Monday $180 Tuesday

(7 weeks)


Gesture: Drawing and Painting the Figure

Drawing Combinations

Avis Fleming

Priscilla Treacy

See the figure as a dynamic whole. Gestural techniques in wet and dry media combine line and washes in both color and black and white to capture the pose, build volume, and anchor the figure in space. Emphasis is on expressive line in both contour and gesture.

This class explores media combinations in drawing such as black pencil and charcoal over pencil or photo-copies, graphite with turpentine, crayon resist with ink, pencil on board with conté and white acrylic, ball point with pencil and gouache, hard and colored pencils on tracing paper, oil washes with pencil on tracing paper, red and black chalk with ink lines and washes. Subject matter ranges from still life and landscape to figure and portrait, but emphasis is on exploration of the media and self-discovery. Each term introduces new media combinations. There is a small fee for some communal items, and model fees are extra.

$150

Winter

(6 weeks)

Thursday 1:00pm–4:00pm

Figure Drawing in Varied Media Priscilla Treacy

Fall, Winter & Spring

Saturday

$175

9:30am–12:30pm

Summer

Saturday

(9 weeks)

(8 weeks)

9:30am–12:30pm (starts: July 6)

Intermediate

The Figure and Portrait: A Modern Approach to Classical Drawing Robert Liberace This class explores beautiful master drawing techniques and the artists that 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.

$340 Fall, Winter & Spring Friday

(9 weeks)

10:00am–3:00pm

$165

(9 weeks)

Summer

Saturday

(8 weeks)

1:00pm–3:30pm

(starts: July 6)

The Art of Caricature David Carter The form and communicative potential of the face is a poignant means of expression for the artist. The art of caricature extends this visual vocabulary beyond nature’s normal repertoire. Whether for humor, satire, or the creation of fictional characters, caricature is “hyper-portraiture.” 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.

$150

Fall & Summer

Thursday

(6 weeks)

7:00pm–10:00pm

Mastering Cartooning (ages 10 to adult) Dana Yang Students further develop their skills and methods in cartooning using a step-by-step process of various styles and techniques. 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.

$180 Thanasi Papapostolou-Charcoal

Winter

Wednesday 10:00am–12:30pm

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Sunday 11:00am–1:30pm

$165 Sunday

Summer

(8 weeks)

11:00am–1:30pm

(starts: July 7)

Open-Life Drawing Sessions This monitored open studio is for participants of all levels who like to work from the model using their own media. Sessions require a set enrollment, thus registration is encouraged over drop-in. Drop in* is for currently enrolled students, Art League members, and Benefactors of the League only. Five-week sessions are held twice each term (one immediately following the other).

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

$65 Monday *$20 $65 Wednesday *$20 $55 Friday *$20

(5 weeks)

10:00am–3:00pm 10:00am–3:00pm (long pose) 1:00pm–5:00pm

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Drawing

$195

$180

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Beginning to advanced students learn to draw the figure model expressively through observation. The exercises are designed to sensitize the mind and eye to the human form’s dynamic design and provide an understanding of its anatomy, proportion, and symmetry. Different media (both wet and dry) are used each quarter. Short and long poses provide both gestural and study opportunities. Experienced students may work in the media of their choice. Model fees are extra.


Faces in Watercolor Jackie Saunders Learn to draw 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.

$175

Winter

(8 weeks)

Sunday 2:00pm–5:00pm

Watercolor: A Complete Approach Steve Fleming

Watercolor Susan Herron–Watercolor

Watercolor

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Beginning in Watercolor

$195

Fall, Winter & Spring

$150

Summer

Intermediate

Creative Watercolor

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

$150

Summer

Thursday 7:00pm–10:00pm Saturday 9:30am–12:30pm (starts: July 6)

Gwen Bragg

Rachel Collins

$195 $180 $180 $180 $195

Steve Fleming

$170 $155 $140 $155

Fall, Winter & Spring Monday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

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

(9 weeks) (9 weeks) (9 weeks) (9 weeks) (9 weeks)

Fall, Winter & Spring

Bragg Bragg Fleming Bragg Collins

(9 weeks)

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

Summer

Thursday Saturday

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

The focus in this continuing class is a loose and painterly approach to watercolor. Students are encouraged to simplify design plans and look for abstract shapes, contrasts, emotions, and moods. The emphasis is on inventive use of color and development of style.

$150

Watercolor from Start to Finish

(6 weeks)

Susan Herron

$195 (6 weeks)

Thursday 9:30am–12:30pm

This class introduces the basics of color mixing, brush handling, and composition in watercolor with emphasis on creative interpretation and developing a unique point of view. Students receive individual attention while painting a variety of subject matter. The class includes some outdoor painting, weather permitting. Thursday 7:00pm–10:00pm Saturday 9:30am–12:30pm

(9 weeks)

Thursday 9:30am–12:30pm

Susan Herron

$195

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Classes focus on a loose and expressive approach to transparent watercolor giving both the beginner and the intermediate painter the knowledge to improve and understand this exciting medium. Brush work, color mixing, modeling form, application of paint in various styles, and some basic design ideas are explored. Each week includes a complete painting demonstration with a specific lesson, painting time, and group critique.

(6 weeks)

1:00pm–4:00pm (starts: June 27) 1:00pm–4:00pm (starts: July 6)

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

$195

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

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

Summer Monday Monday Tuesday Wednesday

9:30am–12:30pm (7 wks starts: July 8) B ra g g 7:00pm–9:30pm (7 weeks starts: July 8) B ragg 7:00pm–9:30pm (6 wks starts: June 25) Fleming 7:00pm–9:30pm (7 weeks starts: July 10) Bragg

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The Watercolor Studio: Impressionism, Abstraction & Design

Gouache Painting in a Small Format

Steve Fleming

Miniature painting has had a rich tradition ranging from ancient Rome and medieval illuminated manuscripts, to India and Persia, to the Renaissance. The small format encourages the artist to create something intimate and personal. Gouache is the perfect medium for this type of work. Gouache is a heavy, opaque watercolor paint that has been used for centuries. It is easier to handle than transparent watercolor because it can be continually reworked, or “corrected.” Students learn techniques and use of tools and materials while the instructor provides examples, designs, and source materials for paintings. Different surfaces and formats are explored and demos of the medium are included.

This class offers a unique, creative atmosphere where engaging the right brain in the painting process is the fundamental goal. Each week’s lesson is based on the core concept of moving one’s work to the next level. Class direction is established through a discussion of concepts and artists as well as complete demonstrations and lectures. Students are encouraged to work in their personal style and develop their own direction. Experience in watercolor painting is required.

$265 Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Thursday 1:00pm–5:00pm

$180

Summer

(6 weeks)

Priscilla Treacy

$140

Fall & Spring

Wednesday

(6 weeks)

10:00am–12:30pm (Spring starts: Apr 24)

Thursday 1:00pm–5:00pm

Sumi-É: Oriental Brush Painting

Intermediate Watercolor

Aiko Erickson Charlene Fuhrman Schulz Betzi Robinson

Steve Fleming This class is for students who have some experience with the medium and are looking to express themselves. Class focus is on creating personal style through a better understanding of color, brushwork, application of paint, design, and composition. Students work on achieving looser more impressionistic results using photographs and still lifes, or working from memory. Each class offers a complete demonstration, painting time, and a critique.

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

$150

Summer

(6 weeks)

Thursday 7:00pm–10:00pm

$195

$150

Intermediate

Monday Tuesday

Water/Color/Paper Deborah Ellis 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. 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, outdoor sources, as well as an occasional life model, and museum/gallery visit. The individual participant’s objectives are a primary focus.

$290 Fall, Winter & Spring

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Monday 1:00pm–4:00pm Tuesday 7:00pm–10:00pm

Summer

(6 weeks)

1:00pm–4:00pm (starts: July 8) 7:00pm–10:00pm (starts: July 9) Deborah Ellis–Watercolor

(9 weeks)

Tuesday 9:30am–2:00pm

Watercolor: Moving On Gwen Bragg This class is designed for 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.

$195

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

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

$165 Tuesday

Summer

(7 weeks)

10:00am–1:00pm (starts: July 9)

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Watercolor

Thursday 7:00pm–10:00pm

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$195

This class is for artists interested in the techniques of the East Asian brush painting art form. Classes include lessons for beginning through advanced level painters. Each of the artist instructors brings a personal specialization. Different schools of this ancient art, from traditional to experimental, are explained over the year’s curriculum and include composition and design. The fall and spring sessions are team-taught by Betzi Robinson and Aiko Erickson. Charlene Fuhrman Schulz teaches the winter session. The summer session is team-taught by Charlene Fuhrman Schulz and Betzi Robinson.


Intermediate

Oil or Acrylic Painting Mike Francis 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 as time allows. Discussions focus on ongoing work, materials, techniques, and painting methods.

Fall, Winter & Spring

$195 Tuesday $265 Friday

7:00pm–10:00pm 10:00am–2:00pm

(9 weeks) Francis Francis

Oil Painting Ted Reed This class is designed for students with a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of oil painting. Beginners learn the fundamentals including color, composition, form, and materials. Intermediate students hone existing 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.

$195

Painting Matt Pinney–Oil

Beginning/Intermediate

Painting (Oil or Acrylic) Scott Hutchison Joe Kabriel Patrick Kirwin Matt Pinney

Tania Karpowitz

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Painting

This class introduces the underlying concepts of oil and acrylic painting and provides a solid foundation for further exploration. Composition, value, color, materials, and techniques are covered. Students paint from still life or the figure. Model fees are extra. Drawing experience is helpful. $195 $195 $195 $195 $195

7:00pm–10:00pm (9 weeks) 1:00pm–4:00pm (9 weeks) 7:00pm–10:00pm (9 weeks) 9:30am–12:30pm (9 weeks) 12:30pm–3:30pm (9 weeks)

Kabriel Karpowitz Hutchison Karpowitz Pinney

Summer

$165 Monday 9:30am–12:30pm (7 wks starts: July 8) Kirwin $165 Wednesday 7:00pm–10:00pm (7 wks starts: July 10) Hutchison $180 Saturday 9:30am–12:30pm (8 wks starts: July 6) Hutchison $180 Sunday 1:30pm–4:30pm (8 wks starts: July 7) Hutchison

Intermediate Painting (Oil or Acrylic) Joe Kabriel This class is designed to enhance the methods and techniques of the student with some exposure to painting. Students develop observational skills and knowledge of various subjects, including landscape, still life, and the model. Model fees are extra. Prerequisite is drawing/painting experience.

$195

Fall, Winter & Spring

Saturday 3:45pm–6:45pm

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(9 weeks)

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

All Media Painting Mike Francis Participants who wish to work in oil, acrylic, watercolor, drawing, or mixed media are welcome in this course. Class discussions and demonstrations focus on paint handling, composition, methods, materials, and techniques in relation to old and modern master artists. Beginning students should have some drawing experience and are encouraged to start with oil paint, although acrylic paint may be substituted. Advanced students may choose and provide their own subject matter.

$195

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Monday 10:00am–1:00pm

Fall, Winter & Spring Monday Tuesday Wednesday Saturday Sunday

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

(9 weeks)

Mike Francis–Oil


Painting Projects in Oil or Pastel Lisa Semerad This class is for students who are familiar with their media and who need time and counsel to bring their ideas to fruition. Any style of painting is welcome as are additional media such as oil pastel or charcoal. Emphasis is on composition, narrative, color, technique, and utility. Class time includes mostly individual help with group critiques every other week during lunch or at the end of class. Students must supply their own photos or still life items. Instruction includes using these items as a launching point for learning what to include or leave out of the composition. Teacher demonstrations are also included.

Fall & Winter $300 $175 Nancy Freeman–Pastel

Oil Painting Students learn the technical and expressive fundamentals of oil painting. Beginning students work from still life. Advanced students choose their subject matter. Demonstrations aid students in composition, color, and paint handling. Experience in drawing is helpful.

$195

Fall, Winter & Spring

Friday

$180

(9 weeks)

10:00am–1:00pm

Summer

Friday

(8 weeks)

10:00am–1:00pm

Basic Oil Painting and Beyond

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

(9 weeks)

Tuesday 9:30am–12:30pm

Color: Achieve What You Envision

(9 weeks)

Joe Spollen Under appreciated through the years and considered a fragile art form despite its beauty and spontaneity, pastel is now one of the fastest growing media in the country. This class examines the capabilities, surprising stability, and accessibility of this resurgent painting process. In this course participants use only a minimum amount of supplies that are tailored for producing quick results. Any complexities of this medium are simplified to create successful pieces of artwork.

Fall, Winter & Spring

$150

Summer

Tuesday

7:15pm–9:45pm

Exploring Pastel 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. Various subjects, textures, papers, and application techniques are explored. Continuing and advanced students develop facility, personal style, and a deeper understanding of the medium. A $10 material fee is payable to the instructor.

$340 Fall & Spring

This class teaches the painter to develop a smarter eye for color. Specific projects are designed to help students solve common problems and experience color theory in their paintings. A variety of still-life exercises cultivate a fusion of color perception with color strategy. More advanced students are encouraged to pursue independent projects and the development of a personal color language.

Wednesday 10:00am–3:00pm

Thursday

Winter

(6 weeks)

7:00pm–10:00pm (starts: Jan 17)

(7 weeks) (starts: July 9)

Beginning–Advanced

David Carter

$150

(8 weeks)

Thursday 7:15pm–9:45pm

(9 weeks)

Independent Painting John Blee This course provides an outlet for development of a personal pictorial language for both the beginner and the advanced painter. Painting subjects include the figure, still life, landscape, and the imagination. Abstraction is also an area of concentration. Instruction is geared towards the individual student.

$195

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Sunday 5:30pm–8:30pm

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$175 Sunday

Summer

(8 weeks)

5:30pm–8:30pm (starts: July 7)

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Painting

$195

9:30am–2:30pm 6:45pm–9:45pm

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These lessons offer a methodical approach for progressing from an absolute beginner to a more advanced painter. A step-by-step process for painting is presented, and students receive one-on-one assistance. Five items critical to oil painting are addressed: composition, color, value, texture, and edges. Students receive instruction in the use of paint, medium, solvents, brushes and brush strokes, under painting and glazing techniques, working on a toned background, and practical application of the color wheel. Repeating and advanced students work on personal projects.

Wednesday Wednesday

Pastel Painting

$165

Priscilla Treacy

9:30am–2:30pm 6:45pm–9:45pm

Spring $320 $195

Scott Hutchison

(8 weeks)

Wednesday Wednesday


Painting and Drawing with Linear Perspective Patrick Kirwin Many artists have difficulty interpreting perspective as it relates to the painting they want to make. In this in-depth perspective class, concepts are studied then applied to a painting or drawing. The sequence of observation, drawing, application to a composition, and execution of linear perspective in a final artwork is the goal of this class. The perspective of things observed close-up and far-away is studied as is the perspective of reflections and shadows. Drawing media, oil, or acrylic paints may be used.

$195

Winter

(9 weeks)

Tuesday 7:00pm–10:00pm

All Levels

Potential Space and the Found Carol Dupré–Oil

All About Acrylics Patrick Kirwin This class explores the possibilities of acrylics through hands-on experimentation, painting, lectures, and demonstrations. From extending the drying time to broadening the range of colors and paint viscosity, as well as the variety of film sheens, new mediums, and specialized additives, participants learn to paint with this unique and versatile medium. Techniques for the application of acrylic paint range from watercolor-like washes to think full bodied paint that may be applied with palette knives. Students work on paintings of their own imagery.

$195

Spring

(9 weeks)

Tuesday 7:00pm–10:00pm

Impressionist Painting in Acrylic The Impressionists (French, English, and American) turned the world of art on its head in the latter part of the 19th century. In this course, the fresh and vibrant techniques of these captivating artists are explored. Participants work on canvas (board or stretched) using water-based media. Resource materials include: student and instructor photographs and still life set-ups, and pleinair in the Old Town area, weather permitting.

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Painting

Peter Ulrich

$195

Fall & Winter

(9 weeks)

Wednesday 9:30am–12:30pm

Carol Dupré This seminar covers important questions about painting, about a vulgate of language management or redirection within art language, paint language, histories of art reread, then the highly stimulated areas of approach that can reassess the significance of painting. Materials and variables of application, color mixtures, background facilitation or potencies, initial bases of anatomical structure and points of restructuration or editing of form are all covered. Also studied is the problem of content hierarchies versus surface diplomacy. Different pathways will be taken by each student—according to interest and area of study. An overview of painting is converted into intriguing manifestations of realities, cavorting through the witty wiles of art, through nature’s oblivion, into the divided and inquiring mind that is cross-bred in conceptual ranges. (A divided mind is an essential human trait. And, by not forcing on it any one singular concept or context, the bifurcation gains energies from the split to become divergence, to become divisions, to reignite creative impulses.)

$205 Fall & Winter

Studio Painting No Instructor Artists who like a place and time to paint in any medium find this setting ideal. There is no instructor.

$145

Fall, Spring & Summer Winter

(8 weeks)

Trompe L’oeil and Photo Realism

Sunday

Patrick Kirwin

Figure Painting

$195

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

(9 weeks)

Sunday 10:00am–4:30pm

$130

The difference between Photo Realism and Trompe L’oeil is one of composition. This class includes instruction on those differences, techniques for making texture, and creating a perfect illusion. New students work on an introductory project encompassing various techniques. Experienced participants 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. Any media may be used.

(8 weeks)

Tuesday 1:00pm–4:00pm

10:00am–4:30pm (no class Feb 17)

Tania Karpowitz Students learn to “see” the figure; investigate the complex color of skin and how to paint it. Close attention is paid to the skeletal and muscular structure beneath the skin. Participants discover how the basic techniques of figure painting remain constant, while each figure presents new challenges. Model fees are extra.

$265 Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Saturday 1:00pm–5:00pm

(9 weeks)

Monday 7:00pm–10:00pm

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Portrait and Figure Painting

Intermediate

Kurt Schwarz

Portrait Painting (Oil or Pastel)

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.

Danni Dawson

$195

Fall, Spring & Summer

(9 weeks)

Wednesday 7:00pm–10:00pm

$340 Fall, Winter & Spring

Costumed Figure Students learn to paint costumed models through the study of anatomy, texture, and form. Class begins with studies of the model in several different outfits, and concludes with a multi-week long pose in oil.

Spring

(9 weeks)

Thursday 9:30am–2:30pm

Marjorie Forgues

$180

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. Various materials and techniques are analyzed. Model fees are extra.

(9 weeks)

Monday 10:00am–12:30pm

Intermediate

Portrait & Figure Painting (Oil or Pastel) Danni Dawson Students of the long pose enjoy a 3- to 5-week pose to produce a finished painting. Participants work on proportions and on the space around the figure. For homework study, different parts of the body are emphasized. The instructor demonstrates “alla prima” painting and glazing. Model fees are extra.

$340 Fall, Winter & Spring Saturday 9:30am–2:30pm

(9 weeks)

Intermediate/Advanced

The Classical Portrait and Figure Robert Liberace 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 which involves 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.

$265 Fall, Winter & Spring Friday

(9 weeks)

3:30pm–7:30pm

Four Weeks One Pose Marjorie Forgues This class provides an opportunity for painters with some previous experience to concentrate on classical painting techniques while capturing a single pose. Model fees are extra.

$160 Sunday

Summer

(4 weeks)

10:30am–3:30pm (starts: July 7)

Kurt Schwarz–Oil

Painting

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Still Life in Oil Kurt Schwarz

John Murray

Still-life painting offers a way to hone 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. Layering and “alla prima” are also covered.

$195

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Wednesday 1:00pm–4:00pm Schwartz: Fall, Spring; Murray: Winter Thursday 7:00pm–10:00pm Murray

$195

Summer

Wednesday

1:00pm–4:00pm

(9 weeks) Schwartz

Painting & Drawing Animals

(9 weeks)

Monday 7:00pm–9:30pm

$180

Winter

Fred Markham This outdoor class focuses on composition, value organization, and color relation. Students examine the property of light and how it reveals form and color. Demonstrations clarify procedures for newcomers to plein air painting. Class is held indoors during inclement weather. Saturday

Fall

(7 weeks)

$165

Spring

Thursday

(7 weeks) 9:30am–12:30pm (starts: Apr 11)

Plein Air Landscape Painting Sara Linda Poly

Landscape Painting

Fall & Spring

A successful plein air painting starts with good site selection and a winning composition. We will explore how to achieve both when we head outside with sketchbooks and other paper surfaces. We will gather research on value, color, and form which can be used in the studio, or outside on another day, to create paintings. A minimum of supplies will guarantee that you cover much more ground and explore many more possibilities in your search for the perfect plein air painting.

Intermediate

(9 weeks)

Monday 10:00am–12:30pm

$150

Bobbi Pratte

Saturday 9:30am–12:30pm

Basic animal anatomy is taught as students draw or paint animal portraits from photographs.

Fall

Plein Air and Paper

$165

Marjorie Forgues

$180

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(6 weeks)

9:30am–12:30pm (Spring starts: May 4) Danni Dawson–Oil

This class concentrates on simplifying complex elements found in nature and building a solid composition. Students explore their personal reactions to landscape while learning design, value, color, light patterns, atmospheric perspective, and paint application. Demonstrations, critiques, and discussion of materials and techniques are included. Class meets in a new local park each week, unless inclement weather is expected.

$195

Fall & Spring

(7 weeks)

Tuesday 10:00am–2:30pm (Fall starts: Sept 18; Spring starts: Apr 23)

Painting the Landscape— “Breaking It Down” Through demonstrations and confidence building exercises, students learn techniques, methods, and approaches to painting the landscape. This class explores and focuses on a different element of landscape each quarter. Fall: trees, flora, and the figure outdoors. Winter: clouds and skies. Spring: earth, rocks, buildings, and mountains. Summer: water. Students should have previous painting experience and are welcome to work in oil, acrylic, or oil pastel.

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Painting

Bobbi Pratte

$195

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Monday 1:30pm–4:30pm

Intermediate

Landscape Painting: Above and Beyond Sara Linda Poly This class covers choosing subject matter, simplification of elements, and achieving a strong composition. The use of contrast, strong or subtle light, and color to show distance or more drama is explored as participants are taught techniques for painting skies, cloud formations, sunsets, sunrises, and night scenes. Any medium is welcome.

$130 Tuesday

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Winter

1:00pm–4:00pm (starts: Mar 5)

(5 weeks)


Beverly Ryan–Oil

Painting Old Town Alexandria “En Plein Air”

Intermediate/Advanced

Peter Ulrich

Abstract Expressions

This two-day class explores the picturesque streets in Old Town as subject matter for “en plein air” painting in any media. Students select two sites, the first site for a morning painting, the other for an afternoon painting. Each scene is rendered over the two-day period. In case of rain or excessive heat, students may choose to escape to a classroom and use photos taken of the chosen scenes to finish the works.

Marsha Staiger

$150 July 10 & 11, 2013 (Wed–Thurs)

10:00am–4:00pm

$150 July 13 & 14, 2013 (Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Students liberate their inner voices, feelings, experiences, and personal visions through abstract expression. The root of the class is experimentation. Emphasis is on the principles and elements of design and composition, as well as intuition, self-expression, visual brain-storming, fearless painting techniques, and personal mark-making. Students focus on building a cohesive body of work. A field trip to the Hirshhorn Museum is part of the learning experience.

$340 Fall, Winter & Spring

Abstract Painting

(9 weeks)

Monday 10:00am–3:00pm

Deanna Schwartzberg Students of all levels develop a working knowledge of abstract painting and acrylic that challenges them to see and interpret in new ways. Color, line, movement, and form are taught through individual instruction and group discussion. Subjects include landscape, still life, and figure as well as non-representation. Model fees are extra. Friday

10:00am–2:30pm

(9 weeks)

$195

Beginning/Intermediate

Marsha Staiger This class introduces abstraction using the most diverse medium, acrylic paint. Demonstrations, critique, and art history enhance participants’ knowledge of composition, color principles, and exploration of personal vision. All levels are welcome. A small fee for models or extra supplies is payable to the instructor.

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

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

$180

Summer

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

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

(9 weeks)

Saturday 9:30am–12:30pm

Abstracting with Acrylic Mixed Media

$195

This class develops students’ painting skills through the self-expression of color and form. Students use color concepts from Post-Impressionism to Action Painting. The motifs of landscape, figure, and still life are examined. There are critiques, slide presentations, and gallery field trips.

(8 weeks)

Developing the Narrative Beverly Ryan Students find ways to link storylines and visual elements to say something with paint. By approaching content through personal experience, gestural drawing or painting, and experimentation with seemingly random ideas, discoveries are made that lead to individualistic narrative work. Risktaking, intuitive problem-solving, and discussion are encouraged and lead the student to insightful solutions. The building of one’s own vocabulary of forms is a goal.

$195

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Tuesday 9:30am–12:30pm

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Painting

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

Jim Burford

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$270

Abstract Painting & Beyond (Acrylic and/or oil, alkyd, mixed media)


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.

$150

Summer

Monday Tuesday

(6 weeks)

1:00pm–4:00pm (starts: July 8) 7:00pm–10:00pm (starts: July 9)

Collage: When 2 + 2 > 4 Delna Dastur–Mixed Media

All Levels

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

$135

Winter

(5 weeks)

Tuesday 1:00pm–4:00pm

$165

Spring

(7 weeks)

Tuesday 1:00pm–4:00pm

Abstract in Oil or Acrylic — Beyond the Tangible 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, mark-making 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.

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Painting

Beverly Ryan

Fall, Winter & Spring

$265 Thursday $195 Sunday

(9 weeks)

9:30am–1:30pm 11:30am–2:30pm

All Levels

Abstract: Ten Exciting Ways to Begin Brenda Belfield The choice of ideas as well as “tools” influences how an abstraction develops. Demos and discussions show ten or more approaches to beginning an abstract in order to lead painters to think more intuitively, recognize habits that limit creativity, and develop new directions in painting. Mixed media: acrylics, collage, and drawing media.

$150 Thursday

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Summer

(6 weeks)

10:00am—1:00pm (starts: July 18)

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

$195

Fall

(9 weeks)

Wednesday 1:00pm–4:00pm

Collage: Art of Transformation Rosemary Luckett This is the perfect opportunity to finally use those papers, images, odds and ends, and other stashed away ephemera. Students integrate both disparate and complimentary fragments into new collage compositions. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, learn about adhesives, transform materials and ideas into new forms, and enjoy the play of creativity.

$150

Winter

Wednesday

(6 weeks)

1:00pm–4:00pm (starts: Jan 23) Joyce McCarten–Oil


Printmaking

Intermediate/ Advanced

Silk Screen Printing

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

Printmaking Projects and Techniques Penny Barringer

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. Students create hand-painted, hand-cut, and photographic stencils, and then print through them using water-based non-toxic inks. Lab fee of $50, payable to the instructor, covers supplies and screen.

$215

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

(9 weeks)

Monday 7:00pm–10:00pm Tuesday 7:00pm–10:00pm (Fall only)

Fall, Winter & Spring

$235 Wednesday 10:00am–3:00pm (6 weeks- fall starts Oct 19) $185 Thursday 7:00pm–10:00pm (8 weeks Fall starts: Oct 13)

Summer

$205 Wednesday 10:00am–3:00pm ( 5 weeks starts: July 10) $145 Thursday 7:00pm–10:00pm (6 weeks starts: July 11)

Silk Screen Open Studio Nancy McIntyre This studio is for students who are taking or have taken Silk Screen Printing at The Art League. It offers an opportunity to work independently, on a drop-in basis, for $10.00/hour.

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

Monday 4:00pm–7:00pm

The Art League, through association with Discover Graphics Atelier, Inc., a non-profit workshop, offers a wide range of printmaking classes. Discover Graphics is printmaking studio under the direction of Penny Barringer with two etching and two lithographic presses and all the necessary equipment for printmaking. Experienced printmakers may apply to be an affiliated artist and pay a monthly fee to cover basic supplies and equipment during open studio hours. For information call 703-549-1381. Supplies: Most supplies are available in the classroom. Other supplies are available in The Art League Store and will be discussed by the instructor at the first class. Beginning/ Intermediate

Etching and Intaglio Techniques Pam Day

Nancy Aldrich-Wolf

Etching allows for the achievment of wide tonal range and unlimited detail. Students produce images and print editions using line etching, aquatint, soft ground etching, and dry point. A $40 lab fee is payable to instructor.

Fall, Winter & Spring $210 Tuesday $205 Thursday

7:00pm–10:00 pm (9 weeks) 11:00am–4:00pm (5 weeks)

Day Aldrich-Wolf

Summer $145 Tuesday $205 Thursday

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

Lithography (stone & metal plate)

Penny Barringer Harriet Lawler Whether monotype or monoprint, “the painterly print” calls for work in color. Wide ranges of inking techniques, both abstract and realistic, are used. Some experience with color is helpful. A $40 lab fee is payable to instructor.

Fall $145 Monday $205 Thursday

10:00am–3:00pm (5 weeks) 1:00pm–4:00pm (6 weeks)

Barringer Lawler

10:00am–3:00pm (5 weeks)

Barringer

Spring $205 Saturday

Summer $145 Monday

7:00pm–10:00pm (6 weeks)

Lawler

Tuesday 10:00am–3:00pm Saturday 10:00am–3:00pm

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Printmaking

(6 weeks)

$205 Tuesday $145 Saturday

7:00pm–10:00pm (6 weeks) Lawler 10:00am–3:00pm (5 wks st: Oct 25) Barringer www.theartleague.org

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

Winter

Introduction to Monotype Printmaking

Winter

Penny Barringer

$235

Nancy Aldrich-Wolf–Etching


Photography

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Photography

Darkroom Photography Alison Duvall

Introduction to Photography Alison Duvall

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. 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 optional, weekend, off-site photo shoots in addition to regularly scheduled classes.

$200 Fall Tuesday Thursday

(9 weeks) 7:00pm–9:30pm 10:00am–12:30pm

$200 Winter Thursday Thursday

(9 weeks) 10:00am–12:30pm 7:00pm–9:30pm

$200 Spring Thursday

A. Duvall P. Duvall

(9 weeks) 10:00am–12:30pm

$200 Summer Wednesday

P. Duvall A. Duvall

A. Duvall

(9 weeks)

7:00pm–9:30pm

P. Duvall

$235

Fall, Winter & Spring

$225

Summer

Intermediate Photography Pete Duvall 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.

$200 Winter & Spring $180

Summer

Night Photography

$200 Wednesday 7:00pm–9:30pm (9 weeks) $200 Thursday 7:00pm–9:30pm (9 weeks) $200 Sunday 6:00pm–8:30pm (9 weeks)

A s faw A s faw A s faw

Winter

$200 Monday $200 Wednesday $200 Thursday $165 Sunday

(9 weeks) (9 weeks) (9 weeks) (7 weeks)

A s faw Jones A s faw Jones

$200 Wednesday 7:00pm–9:30pm (9 weeks) $200 Thursday 7:00pm–9:30pm (9 weeks) $200 Sunday 6:00pm–8:30pm (9 weeks)

A s faw A s faw A s faw

7:00pm–9:30pm 7:00pm–9:30pm 7:00pm–9:30pm 6:00pm–8:30pm

Spring

Summer

$200 Monday $180 Thursday $180 Sunday

7:00pm–9:30pm (9 weeks) A s faw 7:00pm–9:30pm (8 weeks) A s faw 6:00pm–8:30pm (8 wks starts: July 7) J o n e s

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(9 weeks)

Wednesday 7:00pm–9:30pm

Andargé Asfaw

Fall

(8 weeks)

Sunday 5:00pm–8:00pm

Introduction to Photography Donna Jones

(9 weeks)

Sunday 5:00pm–8:00pm

Thursday 7:00pm–9:30pm

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. 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.

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Learn the basics of traditional black & white photography including proper film exposure, film development, and printing of negatives. Any skill level is welcome from beginner to advanced. 35mm and medium format cameras are welcome, but not required. There is also an opportunity to experiment with the plastic Holga “toy camera.”

(8 weeks)

Pete Duvall We see with our mind’s eye rather than our physical eye. This class explores time exposures at night, limited or controlled light sources, and catching movement on film. 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.

$200 Fall & Spring

(9 weeks)

Thursday 7:00pm–9:30pm Andargé Asfaw–Photograph


Teen Classes

Justin Pyles–Oil

Manga Character Creation

Painting & Drawing for Teens (ages 14 & up)

Dana Yang

Jim Burford

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

This course is designed for strengthening artistic skills. A variety of media is explored using traditional as well as 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.

$170

(9 weeks)

$175 July 8–12, 2013 (Mon–Fri) 9:30am–12:30pm or 1:00pm–4:00pm

(8 weeks)

$175 July 29–August 2, 2013 (Mon–Fri) 9:30am–12:30pm or 1:00pm–4:00pm

$160

Summer

Sunday

11:00am–1:30pm

(starts: July 7)

Photography for Teens (ages 12 & up)

Exploring Multiple Mediums

Alison Duvall

Matt Pinney Students learn the fundamentals of art making practices through projects that emphasize different skills and media. Using drawing, painting, some multi-media techniques, and sculpture, participants explore different ways of making an effective work of art. This course is ideal for portfolio preparation. Students demonstrating proficiency are encouraged to pursue independent projects approved by the instructor. All skill levels are welcome. A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor.

$180

Fall & Spring

(9 weeks)

Sunday 4:00pm–6:30pm

Creative Drawing and Painting for Teens

Students explore a variety of techniques: cyanotypes, photograms, basics of black and white darkroom, and pinhole camera. Bring a 35mm film camera. Loaner cameras available, contact school office for info. All other materials provided. $180 July 15–19, 2013

(Mon–Fri)

1:00pm–4:00pm

$180 July 29–August 2, 2013

(Mon–Fri)

1:00pm–4:00pm

Ceramics Workshop for Teens A balance of hand building and pottery wheel skills is taught, with emphasis on creativity and fun. Students are encouraged to explore their own ideas/projects. All work fired for permanence. Tuition includes clay, tools, & firing. $190 July 15–19, 2013

Karen Day

Life Size Paper Maché

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. An emphasis on design and composition is encouraged, and traditional as well as abstract methods are employed.

Lisa Schumaier

$180

Nick Barnes

Winter

(9 weeks)

Sunday 1:30pm–4:00pm

Manga Comic Workshop for Teens Dana Yang Students learn to draw manga-style characters in this fun and creative workshop. Common Manga methods, designs, and techniques for creating engaging heroes with expressive eyes, unique hair, and awesome costumes are explored. Materials are included. $155 July 8–12, 2013

(Mon–Fri)

9:30am–12:00pm

$155 July 22–26, 2013

(Mon–Fri)

1:00pm–3:30pm

(Mon–Fri)

9:30am–12:00pm

Students delve into realism, fantasy, or the whimsy in creating 3-D, life-size figures out of paper, chicken wire, paint, and miscellaneous objects. $20 materials fee payable to instructor. $190 July 22–26, 2013

(Mon–Fri)

9:30am–12:30pm

Jewelry Workshop for Teens Participants complete three projects. Project 1: forging and soldering techniques using sterling silver to make a finger ring. Project 2: cold connection techniques such as riveting, entrapping, and bolting as they make a pin or pendant using plexiglass, aluminum, brass, and cubic zirconia. Project 3: explores linking various materials using a combination of fabrication and soldering techniques. 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 12–16, 2013

(Mon–Fri)

10:00am–3:00pm

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Teen Classes

Sunday 11:00am–1:30pm

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Fall, Winter & Spring

Karen Day


Basic Art Camp Enjoy the experience of art for five days. Each day brings a new project, and each week is different. All materials are provided. $150 (Mon–Fri) 9:30am–12:00pm or 1:00pm–3:30pm $335 (Mon–Fri) 9:30am–3:30pm June 17–21 ages 5–7 am, pm*, or all-day

ages 8–11 am*, pm, or all-day

June 24–28 ages 5–7 am, pm, or all-day

ages 8–11 am*, pm*, or all-day

July 1, 2, 3 & 5 (four days only, half day $130/full day $285) ages 5–7 ages 8–11 am, pm*, or all-day am*, pm*, or all-day

Is your child yearning for something new? Art camp provides a wonderful way of introducing children to several forms of visual art. In our basic art camp, each day brings a new project which may include drawing, painting, printmaking, or sculpture. In the specialty camps the focus is on immersing the children in one media. Camps come in whole and half day sessions over a five day week. Tuition for the all-day camps includes a supervised lunch hour. Create your own all-day session by combining a basic camp with a media specialty camp. (*Combinable camps are denoted by an asterisk.*) When creating your own allday session, there is an additional $35 per week charge for the supervised lunch hour. Campers in any all-day session should bring their own lunch for the midday break.

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Art Camps

Summer Art Camps

ages 8–11 am, pm*, or all-day

July 15–19 ages 5–7 am, pm, or all-day

ages 8–11 am*, pm*, or all-day

July 22–26 ages 5–7 am, pm, or all-day

ages 8–11 am*, pm*, or all-day

July 29–August 2 ages 5–7 am*, pm, or all-day

ages 8–11 am*, pm*, or all-day

August 5–9 ages 5–7 am, pm, or all-day

ages 8–11 am*, pm*, or all-day

August 12–16 ages 5–7 am, pm, or all-day

ages 8–11 am*, pm*, or all-day

August 19–23 ages 5–7 am, pm, or all-day

ages 8–11 am, pm, or all-day

ages 12 & up pm*

ages 12 & up am*

Painting Camp

Drawing Camp Students concentrate on the concepts, skills, and fun of drawing. Open to all levels to build rendering skills in a relaxed and imaginative environment. Curriculum includes the basics of line, perspective, gesture, and form. All materials provided. $150 June 24–28, 2013 (Mon–Fri) 9:30am–12:00pm* or 1:00pm–3:30pm*

ages 8–11

$150 July 15–19, 2013 (Mon–Fri) 9:30am–12:00pm* or 1:00pm–3:30pm*

ages 8–11

$150 August 12–16, 2013 (Mon–Fri) 9:30am–12:00pm* or 1:00pm–3:30pm*

ages 8–11

Cartooning Camp 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.

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July 8–12 ages 5–7 am, pm*, or all-day

$150 June 24–28, 2013 (Mon–Fri) 9:30am–12:00pm*

ages 8–12

$150 July 15–19, 2013 (Mon–Fri) 9:30pm–12:00pm*

ages 8–12

$150 August 5–9, 2013 (Mon–Fri) 9:30pm–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. $130 July 1, 2, 3 & 5, 2013 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri) ages 8–12 9:30am–12:00pm* $150 July 22–26, 2013 (Mon–Fri) 9:30am–12:00pm*

ages 8–12


Jewelry Camp Nick Barnes Students explore various materials and techniques as they produce jewelry projects. All materials are included. $195 August 5–9, 2013 (Mon–Fri) 9:30am–12:30pm* or 1:00pm–4:00pm*

ages 9–12

Fiber Camp 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.

Lisa Schumaier–Paper Maché & Mixed Media

Photo Camp Students explore a variety of photography techniques including cyanotypes, photograms, the basics of black and white darkroom, and pinhole camera photography. Bring a 35mm film camera. Loaner cameras are available, contact the school office for information. All other materials are provided. (Mon–Fri)

ages 8–11

$190 July 8–12, 2013 (Mon–Fri) 9:30am–12:00pm* or 1:00pm–3:30pm*

ages 10–13

$190 July 22–26, 2013 1:00pm–3:30pm*

(Mon–Fri)

ages 10–13

$190 July 29–August 2, 2013 1:00pm–3:30pm*

(Mon–Fri)

ages 10–13

Ceramics Camp II: Wheel Techniques Students concentrate on developing wheel techniques in a relaxed and imaginative environment. Each day students will work on the potters’ wheel. All materials provided. $190 August 5–9,2013 (Mon–Fri) 9:30am–12:00pm*

ages 10–13

$170 August 5–9, 2013 (Mon–Fri) 9:30am–12:00pm*

ages 7–11

Clay Animation Movie Camp (ages 8–12) 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. Twelve students maximum, no adults. $340 August 13–16, 2012

(Mon–Thurs)

10:00am–2:30pm

$340 August 20–23, 2012

(Mon–Thurs)

10:00am–2:30pm

$340 June 17–20, 2013

(Mon–Thurs)

10:00am–2:30pm

$340 August 12–15, 2013

(Mon–Thurs)

10:00am–2:30pm

$340 August 19–22, 2013

(Mon–Thurs)

10:00am–2:30pm

Halloween Clay Animation (ages 8–12) Andrew Morgan Participants design an original Halloween creature with professional animation clay and see it come to life on the big screen in this one-day clay-animation workshop! Working in small groups, students create a 3-minute spooktacular movie with sound effects and voices. Participants should bring a bag lunch and get ready for haunting! Students are mailed a DVD of their movie. Twelve students maximum, no adults. $130 October 20, 2012

(Saturday)

10:00am–3:00pm

Clay Animation Workshop (ages 8–12)

Sculpture Camp

Andrew Morgan

The diversity of clay and other media is the focus of this camp on the third dimension. All materials provided. $190 June 17–21, 2013 (Mon–Fri) 9:30am–12:00pm* (Mon–Fri)

$170 July 1, 2, 3 & 5, 2013 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri) 9:30am–12:00pm* (Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri)

$190 July 29–August 2, 2013 (Mon–Fri) 9:30am–12:00pm* $190 July 29–August 2, 2013 1:00pm–3:30pm*

ages 7–11

(Mon–Fri)

ages 5–7 ages 8–11 ages 5–7

How do they make those clay-animated movies? This one-day course shows how it’s done. Students use real animator’s clay, design sets, and work in a small group to make a 3-minute animated movie with sound and voices! Each student receives a DVD-copy of their movie. Who said movies can’t be made in a day? Bring a bag lunch! Twelve students maximum, no adults. $130 April 6, 2013

(Saturday)

10:00am–3:00pm

ages 8–11 ages 8–11 ages 5–7

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Art Camps

Students concentrate on developing ceramic skills in a relaxed and imaginative environment. All materials provided.

$170 July 1, 2, 3 & 5, 2013 1:00pm–3:30pm*

$170 July 22–26, 2013 (Mon–Fri) 9:30am–12:00pm*

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Ceramics Camp

$190 June 17–21, 2013 1:00pm–3:30pm*

ages 7–11

Andrew Morgan

Alison Duvall

$180 July 22–26, 2013 1:00pm–3:30pm*

$170 July 8–12, 2013 (Mon–Fri) 9:30am–12:00pm*


Drawing and Painting (ages 9–12) Karen Day Students study basic drawing and painting concepts. A multimedia approach helps the student gain confidence with varied materials. Visual concepts such as composition and color theory are explored. Students are introduced to a variety of artists’ works that can be motivational.

$175

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

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

The Art of Cartooning (ages 8 to adult) Dana Yang Students learn to create interesting and expressive characters using step-by-step methods. 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 it be “traditional western” heroes, manga characters, or “indie” comics.

Children’s Classes

$175

Fall, Winter & Spring

$165

Summer

Sunday

Art Fun-damentals (ages 5–8) Karen Day Justin Pyles

Suzanne Kordalski Parrish Ali Wunder Jennifer Yamane

Children discover the world of texture, line, shape, and color as they create original artwork. A wide range of basic media skills are developed including painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, and sculpture. Each term expands the artistic horizon 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 meeting. Students need to purchase a few basic supplies in addition to those in the fee. $165 $165 $165 $165 $165 $165

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Children’s Classes

Fall, Winter & Spring Tuesday Thursday Saturday Saturday Sunday Sunday

$95 $95 $145 $145 $155 $155

Wunder Day Yamane Yamane P y le s P y le s

10:00am–12:00pm (4 wks starts: July 9) Parrish 1:00pm–3:00pm (4 wks starts: July 9) Parrish 10:00am–12:00pm (7 wks starts: July 11) Parrish 1:00pm–3:00pm (7 wks starts: July 11) Parrish 10:00am–12:00pm (8 wks starts: July 6) Yamane 1:00pm–3:00pm (8 wks starts: July 6) Yamane

Beyond Art Fun-damentals (ages 8–10) Karen Day Building on the skills learned in Art Fun-damentals, children expand their knowledge through a range of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, and collage. A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. Students need to purchase a few basic supplies in addition to those in the fee.

$165 Sunday

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Fall & Spring 1:30pm–3:30pm

(9 weeks)

(8 weeks)

2:00pm–4:30pm (starts: July7)

Mastering Cartooning (ages 10 to adult) Dana Yang Students further develop their skills and methods in cartooning using a step-by-step process of various styles and techniques. The emphasis is on storytelling in co mics— 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.

$175

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Sunday 11:00am–1:30pm

$165

4:00pm–6:00pm (9 weeks) 4:00pm–6:00pm (9 weeks) 10:00am–12:00pm (9 weeks) 1:00pm–3:00pm (9 weeks) 11:00am–1:00pm (9 weeks) 1:30pm–3:30pm (9 weeks)

Summer Tuesday Tuesday Thursday Thursday Saturday Saturday

(9 weeks)

Sunday 2:00pm–4:30pm

Summer

Sunday

11:00am–1:30pm

(8 weeks) (starts: July 7)

Mixed Up Mediums (ages 9–12) Tatyana Leykin Projects alternate between drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, and 3-D design throughout this unique survey of mixed media techniques. Combine materials and explore familiar subjects with a fresh perspective and approach. Develop an essential visual vocabulary of line, composition, design, and construction while building creative expression. All skill levels welcome. $15 materials fee payable to instructor.

$165

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Sunday 11:00am–1:00pm

Ceramics (ages 10 to adult) Kathlyn Avila-Reyes Participants with all levels of experience explore clay in a supportive atmosphere, guided by a skilled instructor. A balance of hand building and pottery wheel skills is taught, with an emphasis on creativity and having fun. Students are encouraged to explore their own ideas and projects. All work is fired for permanence. The fee includes clay, tools, and firing.

$225

Fall, Winter & Spring

Monday 4:00pm–6:00pm

(9 weeks)


Ceramics

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. $45 September 15, 2012

(Saturday)

$45 December 8, 2012

(Saturday)

10:00am–12:30pm 10:00am–12:30pm

$45 March 23, 2013

(Saturday)

10:00am–12:30pm

$45 June 22, 2013

(Saturday)

10:00am–12:30pm

$45 September 14, 2013

(Saturday)

10:00am–12:30pm

Throwing/Handbuilding Ceramics Carlos Beltràn Baldiviezo Jack Heimerman Lori Katz Lorraine Oerth Joan Ulrich

Susan Cohen Blair Meerfeld

The materials fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glazes, and firing in the electric kiln. New students may buy tools for approximately $15 at the first class. Students of all levels are welcome.

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

(9 weeks)

$245 (includes $75 materials and firing fee)

Blair Meerfeld–Clay

The Art League Ceramics Studio is located at our Madison Annex in Old Town, Alexandria. The studios are large, bright, and well equipped, easily stimulating creativity. Open studio time allows students to practice and expand their skills outside of class. Students interested in a complete clay experience may participate in our assistant work-study program and have the opportunity to learn how to mix glazes, recycle clay, and load kilns. Participants in the assistants program are eligible for tuition reduction. Please call The Art League School for details. The Art League Ceramics Studio offers daytime, evening, and weekend classes accommodating 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. Additional workshops are available during the year for students to work with well known, established artists from around the country.

Tiles & Mosaics Carlos Beltràn Baldiviezo Kitchen back splashes, garden carpets, small fountains, and tiles to be hung as works of art are just a few of the projects students create in this beginning to advanced class. Instruction includes techniques such as slip trailing, bas relief, scraffitto, gold, lusters, and more.

$245 Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

(9 weeks)

Thursday 10:00am–12:30pm

Beginning / Intermediate

Surface Decoration Techniques Lorraine Oerth

$245 Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

(9 weeks)

Tuesday 1:30pm–4:00pm

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Ceramics

This class focuses on surface decoration for both handbuilt and wheel-thrown ceramics. Integrating clay and artistic expression was a challenge undertaken by Picasso and others. Students are encouraged to experiment with numerous techniques.

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The Art League Ceramics Studio fires the majority of its work at cone six oxidation in electric kilns at no additional cost. The facility also fires with gas reduction, raku, or wood kilns for an additional fee.

Monday 7:00pm–9:30pm Co h e n Monday 7:00pm–9:30pm Katz Tuesday 10:00am–12:30pm Meerfeld Tuesday 7:00pm–9:30pm Meerfeld Tuesday 7:00pm–9:30pm Oerth Wednesday 10:00am–12:30pm Katz Wednesday 7:00pm–9:30pm Meerfeld Thursday 5:30pm–8:00pm Ulrich Thursday 8:00pm–10:30pm Ulrich Friday 10:00am–12:30pm Ulrich Friday 1:00pm–3:30pm Meerfeld Friday 7:00pm–9:30pm Meerfeld Sunday 9:30am–12:00pm Heimerman Sunday 12:30pm–3:00pm Heimerman Sunday 3:00pm–5:30pm Heimerman Sunday (hand building) 6:00pm–8:30pm Beltràn Baldiviezo


Making Pots for the Wood Kiln

Functional Pottery

Blair Meerfeld

Linda Christianson

This course focuses on making forms and surfaces appropriate for the wood firing process. Students are encouraged to think of the effects of the flames on their wares as soon as the clay touches the wheel. Textures and surfaces left thick and defined catch ash and encourage natural ash glazes. Class participants experiment with different clay bodies and learn about their possibilities, which seem endless! Discussions include historic pots and firing techniques, and what these bring to contemporary work.

This three-day workshop focuses on functional wheel thrown pottery. Several approaches to handle, spout, and feet making are explored. Demonstrations, slides, and group discussion form the basis for an understanding of how to look critically at ceramic work, as well as expand the understanding of form, surface, volume, and intent. Linda demonstrates throwing and altering forms in the morning, followed by a break for lunch with a film. Participants will be able to work hands-on in the afternoon, with one-on-one attention from Linda.

$85

$190 January 4, 2013 (Fri slide show/pot luck) 7:00pm–9:00pm & January 5–6, 2013 (Sat–Sun) 10:00am–4:00pm

Fall & Spring

Friday Friday

(3 weeks)

1:00pm–3:30pm 7:00pm–9:30pm

Linda Christianson–Clay

All Levels

Figurative Ceramics Lindsay Pichaske Discover the rich expressive possibilities of sculpting human and animal figures in clay. From torsos and limbs to eyes and hands, students learn hand-building and sculpting techniques to create evocative figure sculptures. Presentations on human and animal anatomy, as well as historical and contemporary ceramic figure sculpture provide inspiration and context for student’s work. Additionally, individual guidance helps each student develop his or her particular sculptural idea. Oxides, glazes, and post-firing surfaces bring them to life.

$245 Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

(9 weeks)

Wednesday 7:00pm–9:30pm Lindsay Pichaske–Low-fire Ceramic and Mixed Media

Woodfiring Workshop Blair Meerfeld

Allison Severance

Participate first hand in the magic of firing pots in a wood kiln! This is a unique opportunity to experience the entire process of firing a woodfired salt kiln as pots are naturally decorated by the flames, wood ash, and salt. Students begin by loading the kiln on Saturday morning and allowing it to preheat through the night. The main firebox is lit early Sunday morning and finishes Sunday evening. Along with a lot of shared food and conversation, Blair and Allison place a strong emphasis on their glazing, stacking, stoking, and salting techniques. Participants may bring 12–18 pieces. This workshop is held offsite at the instructors’ studio in Maryland. For details please contact Blair Meerfeld at The Art League Ceramics Department: blairm@theartleague.org. $195 Dates to be decided

Begins at 10:00am

Ceramics

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The Associates’ Program in Ceramics

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.

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The Associates’ Program within the Ceramics Department provides access to shared studio space for advanced artists interested in working in a cooperative learning environment. The program provides the opportunity for Ceramic Artists to refine their craft while working toward defined goals in an atmosphere of artistic interaction, healthy critique, and professional growth. The Associates’ Program is an important part of The Art League’s Ceramics Program. Associates are expected to help with educational and other outreach programs when necessary on a rotating basis. All clay, raw materials and firing fees are extra. For an application and more information on this program or other opportunities in the Ceramics Department, contact Blair Meerfeld at blairm@theartleague.org.


Figure Sculpture Charles Johnson

(9 weeks)

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

Sculptural Anatomy Donna Reinsel–Steel, Fur

Students develop an understanding of muscle shape, attachment , and function. Using plasticine clay, participants learn human anatomy by sculpting a flayed figure. Plasticine is not included.

Beginning/Intermediate Sculpture Peter Böttger George Tkabladze

Thanasi Papapostolu Nick Xhiku

This course introduces students to the possibilities of artistic expression through volume. Students discover the main principles of proportion along with the mysteries and surprises that accompany the creative process. Participants work with a model to better capture the physical and psychological character of nature. The fee includes two bags of clay. Model and firing fees are extra.

Fall $245 Tuesday $245 Tuesday $245 Thursday

9:30am–12:30pm (8 wks, starts: Jan 22) Böttger 7:00pm–10:00pm (9 weeks) Papapostolu 1:00pm–4:00pm (9 weeks) Xhiku

Spring

$245 Tuesday $245 Tuesday $245 Thursday

Böttger Papapostolu Tkabladze

Winter

$210 Tuesday $245 Tuesday $245 Thursday

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

$215

Winter

(9 weeks)

Wednesday 10:00am–1:00pm

Sculpture from Scrap Rosemary Luckett Learn how to integrate collected materials and ideas into a 3-D sculpture using adhesives, fasteners, and shaping where necessary. Drawing on the tradition of Miro, Rauschenberg, and Nevelson, students balance objects and ideas into a free standing sculpture. A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor.

$160

Winter

Sunday

1:15pm–4:15pm

(6 weeks) (starts: Jan 20)

Mystery Solved: Facial Reconstruction Joe Mullins

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

Böttger Papapostolu Xhiku

Summer

$245 Tuesday

Marjorie Forgues

7:00pm–10:00pm (9 weeks)

Xhiku

Wood and Stone Sculpture Nick Xhiku

George Tkabladze

Carving these ancient mediums is a great experience for every sculptor. This class provides students with the techniques and skills needed for stone and wood carving, starting with the sketch and continuing to the carving, finishing, patina, and mounting of the piece on a base. Students work on an individual project in the medium they choose. The studio is equipped with power and hand tools. Wood and stone are available for purchase in class.

Ever wondered how experts recreate a face when the subject may have been dead for thousands of years? By utilizing modern forensic techniques and materials, 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.

$250 Fall, Winter & Spring Wednesday

(7 weeks)

7:00pm–10:00pm Peter Böttger–Bronze

Fall $225 Thursday $225 Saturday

Tkabladze Tkabladze

Winter & Spring

$225 Thursday $225 Saturday

7:00pm–10:00pm (9 weeks) 9:30am–12:30pm (9 weeks)

7:00pm–10:00pm (9 weeks) 9:30am–12:30pm (9 weeks)

Xhiku Xhiku

Summer

$210 Thursday $225 Saturday

7:00pm–10:00pm (8 weeks) 9:30am–12:30pm (9 weeks)

Xhiku Xhiku

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Sculpture

$255 Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

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Sculpture

What could be more fascinating to sculpt than the human figure? Sculpt a hand, head, torso, or entire person. This class encourages full development of each student’s artistic talent through one-on-one instruction. Life models are used for the creation of small clay figures or larger figurative fragments. The fee includes three bags of clay. Model and firing fees are extra. El maestro habla español.


Life Size Paper Maché Lisa Schumaier Students delve into the realm of realism, fantasy, or the whimsical in creating 3-dimensional, life-size figures out of paper, chicken wire, paint, and miscellaneous objects. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor. $190 July 22–26, 2013

(Mon–Fri)

9:30am–12:30pm

Metal Sculpture Brian Kirk

$280 Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

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Jewelry & Metal

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.

(9 weeks)

Monday 7:00pm–10:00pm

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 the use of proper safety precautions. Working with the instructor, students design their own projects and create sculptural works while they hone metal working skills. Individual attention and a hands-on approach address the needs of students at all skill levels.

$280 Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

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

$255 Summer Sunday

(8 weeks)

10:00am–1:00pm (starts: July 7) George Tkabladze–Stone

Jewelry & Metal This program covers various aspects of designing and creating art jewelry and small metal objects. Each class is suited for beginners, unless noted. The classrooms are equipped with an extensive assortment of tools and machines, and personal tools and supplies are discussed during the first class. A $20 lab fee is payable to the instructor at the first class except for Enameling on Metal. Basic jewelry tool kits may be rented for home use for the duration of any jewelry class.

Silver Jewelry the Easy Way—Wax Modeling Gretchen Raber This fast and fun approach allows students to design jewelry with simple tools and inexpensive materials. Participants explore various wax working and model making methods used to create rings, earrings, pendants, or bracelets from start to finish. Completed models are sent out to be cast in metal. Finishing techniques are covered upon return of the cast work.

$230 Fall & Winter

(8 weeks)

Monday 7:00pm–10:00pm

Silver Jewelry Nick Barnes Tina Chisena

Michael Brehl Gretchen Raber

Learn how to design and create stunning jewelry from silver sheet and wire. Traditional tools and their uses are covered in depth. Layout, sawing, soldering, forming, surface texturing, chain making, simple stone setting, and finishing are examined. Beginners and more advanced students benefit from individual attention as they build their jewelry skills.

Fall $250 Monday 10:00am–3:00pm (5 wks starts: Sept 17 or Oct 22) Raber $170 Wednesday 7:00pm–10:00pm (5 wks starts: Sept 19 or Oct 24) Barnes $250 Thursday 10:00am–3:00pm (5 wks starts: Sept 20) Brehl $170 Thursday 7:00pm–10:00pm (5 wks starts: Sept 20) Brehl $250 Saturday 10:00am–3:00pm (5 wks starts: Sept 22) Barnes $250 Sunday 11:00am–4:00pm (5 wks starts: Oct 21) Brehl

Winter

$250 Monday 10:00am–3:00pm (5 wks starts: Jan 7 or Feb 11) Raber $250 Wednesday 10:00am–3:00pm (5 wks starts: Jan 9 or Feb 13) Barnes $250 Thursday 10:00am–3:00pm (5 wks starts: Jan 10) Brehl $170 Thursday 7:00pm–10:00pm (5 wks starts: Jan 10) B re h l $250 Sunday 11:00am–4:00pm (5 wks starts: Jan 13) B re h l

Spring

$250 Monday 10:00am–3:00pm (5 wks starts: Apr 8) R a b e r $210 Monday 10:00am–3:00pm (4 wks starts: May 13) R aber $170 Wednesday 7:00pm–10:00pm (5 wks starts: Apr 10 or May 15) Barnes $250 Sunday 11:00am–4:00pm (5 wks starts: Apr 14) B re h l $210 Sunday 11:00am–4:00pm (4 wks starts: May 19) B re h l

Summer

$170 Monday 7:00pm–10:00pm (5 wks starts: July 8) Chisena $170 Wednesday 7:00pm–10:00pm (5 wks starts: June 26) Barnes $250 Thursday 10:00am–3:00pm (5 wks starts: June 27) Barnes $250 Saturday 10:00am–3:00pm (5 wks starts: July 6) Barnes $250 Sunday 11:00am–4:00pm (5 wks starts: July 14) B re h l

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Jewelry Projects Gretchen Raber This fun and inventive course is designed for those silver jewelry students who have some basic metal working knowledge and wish to expand their skills and repertoire. The design and execution of personal jewelry projects serves as the vehicle for the student to explore various techniques and additional materials.

$250 Fall, Winter & Spring Thursday

(5 weeks)

10:00am–3:00pm (F–Oct 25; W–Feb 14; Sp–Apr 11)

Silver Jewelry with Creative Materials Nick Barnes

Fall $250 Wednesday 10:00am–3:00pm (5 wks starts: Sept 19 or Oct 24)

Winter $170 Wednesday 7:00pm–10:00pm (5 wks starts: Jan 9 or Feb 13) $250 Saturday 10:00am–3:00pm (5 wks starts: Jan 12)

Spring $250 Wednesday 10:00am–3:00pm (5 wks starts: Apr 10 or May 15)

Summer $250 Wednesday 10:00am–3:00pm (5 wks starts: June 26)

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. $60 October 10, 2012

(Wednesday) 10:00am–2:00pm

$60 April 20, 2013

(Saturday)

10:00am–2:00pm

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

$250 Tuesday 10:00am–3:00pm (5 wks: F–Sept 18; W–Jan 8; Sp–Apr 9) $210 Tuesday 10:00am–3:00pm (4 wks: F–Oct 23; W–Feb 12; Sp–May 14) $250 Tuesday 7:00pm–10:00pm (9 weeks) $210 Saturday 10:00am–3:00pm (Fall only 4 wks starts: Oct 27)

Summer

$250 Tuesday $170 Tuesday

10:00am–3:00pm (5 wks starts: June 25) 7:00pm–10:00pm (5 wks starts: June 25)

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Gretchen Raber–Silver and Gold

Pound It Out—All Things Hammered Michael Brehl Students learn to transform sheet copper, silver, or gold into hollow forms; a cone, cube or sphere. Participants are also introduced to the art of repoussé— an ancient technique of working metal from both sides to create a bas relief sculptural surface. Emphasis is on using various types of hammers, steel forms, chasing and repoussé tools, and soldering methods as students explore metalsmithing techniques that change metal into detailed jewelry, containers, or small sculptures.

$250 Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Sunday 5:00pm–8:00pm

$170

Summer

Sunday

(5 weeks)

5:00pm–8:00pm (starts: July 14)

Jewelry with Gems: Stonesetting Mary Ellen Trozzo Beginners learn basic stone-setting techniques for pearls, cabochons, and faceted stones. Students are directed step-bystep through three or more projects. Some prior experience with metal-working is encouraged. Intermediate students work to perfect basic setting skills and learn new techniques. Participants are encouraged to bring personal setting projects.

$250 Spring Thursday

(5 weeks)

10:00am–3:00pm (starts: May 16)

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The emphasis of this class is on creativity, design, and play. By exploring the properties of materials such as Lucite, colored metals, woods, and precious metals, along with cold connection riveting and stamping, students increase their design and jewelry-making palette in a broad and exciting way.


Special Classes Calligraphy

Gene Sterud Participants learn the ancient techniques of ceramic and glass mosaics. A kit fee of $100 is payable to the instructor.

$180

Hermineh Miller This class is structured to give 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. Students are supported in their skill development by progressive instruction that builds upon previously given information. A number of small calligraphic projects are assigned to build confidence in newly acquired skills.

$180

Mosaics

Fall, Winter & Spring

(9 weeks)

Saturday 10:00am–12:30pm

Fall, Winter & Spring

Wednesday 7:00pm–9:30pm Sunday 1:00pm–3:30pm

$165

Summer

(9 weeks) (Winter & Spring only)

(8 weeks)

Wednesday 7:00pm–9:30pm

Fibers

The Fine Art of Graphic Design Ann Mullikin This class is for students who are interested in pursuing a career in graphic arts and the ability to achieve professionallooking marketing materials. Students receive a strong foundation in typography, layout, logo/letterhead design, color, and print production.

$195

Fall & Spring

(9 weeks)

Special Classes

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Tuesday 7:00pm–9:30pm

Apps for Artists Nancy Freeman With the advent of smart phones and tablet computers there has been an explosion of amazing, inexpensive tools to create art. Some start with a blank “canvas” on which to draw or paint. Some start with a camera. Some start with an existing image. Many can do all three. This survey course covers the range of apps that artists can use. Although there are thousands of image apps, they fall into six main categories, which are divided into four weeks. All class sessions begin with demonstrations and examples of these remarkable tools, and then allow time for students to work with them and ask questions. Participants need to bring an iPad.

The studio provides large workspaces with an assortment of floor looms, table looms, spinning wheels, dyeing facilities, silk steamer, and an extensive fiber library. Open studio is available to Art League members and students for a nominal fee. Our floor loom rental fees include open studio time. Please check the website for updates, additions, and more extensive descriptions of our classes.

$100

Renate Maile-Moskowitz

Spring

(4 weeks)

Monday 7:00pm–10:00pm

Stained Glass Jimmy Powers Beginning students learn basic techniques for making 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 to be used on advanced projects. (Pregnant women should check with their doctor before registering.) Supplies are discussed at the first class.

$200 Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

(9 weeks)

Monday 7:00pm–9:30pm Tuesday 7:00pm–9:30pm Thursday 10:00am–12:30pm (Fall, Winter & Spring only) Saturday 10:00am–12:30pm Saturday 1:00pm–3:30pm

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Tea Okropiridze–Tapestry

Unraveling the Secrets of Silk 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. Tuition includes all materials. $110 September 15, 2012

(Saturday)

10:00am–4:00pm

$110 May 18, 2012

(Saturday)

10:00am–4:00pm

All About Wool Sylvia DeMar Participants learn the differences between long and short wools, fine versus coarse wools, dual-coated sheep, and more to enable them to choose the best type of wool for any project. Wool washing, sorting, and preparation techniques are included in this three part workshop. No experience necessary. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor. $80 November 1, 8 & 15, 2012 (Thursday)

7:00pm–9:30pm


Basic Weaving Linda Hurt

Continuing Rigid Heddle: Projects & Techniques

Jean Weems

Linda Hurt

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

Fall, Winter & Spring

$185 Tuesday $185 Thursday $185 Saturday

10:00am–12:30pm (9 weeks) 7:00pm–9:30pm (9 weeks) 10:00am–12:30pm (9 weeks)

Weems Hurt Hurt

Summer

$120 Saturday

10:00am–12:30pm (5 wks starts: July 6)

Hurt

Fall, Winter & Spring

$185 Tuesday $185 Tuesday

11:00am–1:30pm (9 weeks) 7:00pm–9:30pm (9 weeks)

Harrington Blackmon

Summer

$115 Tuesday $115 Tuesday

11:00am–1:30pm (5 wks starts: July 9) Harrington 7:00pm–9:30pm (5 wks starts: July 9) Blackmon

Raquel Rosa Release yourself from structure and patterns. This class facilitates the exploration of new and unexpected ways of weaving. Previous experience is not needed, just an open mind and a willingness to experiment. Students may draw inspiration from visual media, performance art, music, and literature. Looms are available for rent for $30, and a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor covers the cost of weaving materials. Students are invited to bring yarn and findings from home.

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

Monday

Fall, Winter & Spring

(7 weeks)

Tuesday 10:00am–12:30pm (starts: F–Oct 2; W–Jan 22; Sp–Apr 23) Weems Thursday 7:00pm–9:30pm (starts: F–Oct 4; W–Jan 24; Sp–Apr 25) Hurt Saturday 10:00am–12:30pm (starts: F–Oct 6; W–Jan 26; Sp–Apr 27) Hurt

$115

Summer

(5 weeks)

Saturday 10:00am–12:30pm

(starts: July 13)

Hurt

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.

Fall, Winter & Spring

$185 Tuesday $185 Tuesday

1:00pm–3:30pm (9 weeks) 7:00pm–9:30pm (9 weeks)

Harrington Blackmon

Summer

$115 Tuesday $115 Tuesday

1:00pm–3:30pm (5 wks starts: July 9) Harrington 7:00pm–9:30pm (5 wks starts: July 9) Blackmon

Classic Crackle Weave and More Susan Wilson

Freeform Weaving

$115

$150

Andrea Blackmon Marilyn Harrington

Marilyn Harrington

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 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.

Students with prior weaving experience on a simple rigid heddle loom learn more advanced techniques such as the use of two heddles, planning a project, yarn selection, and finishing. Looms are available for rental.

Projects & Advanced Weaving Techniques

Introduction to 4-Shaft Weaving Andrea Blackmon

Jean Weems

(5 weeks)

7:00pm–9:30pm (Summer starts: July 8)

$200 September 8–10, 2012

(Sat–Mon)

10:00am–4:00pm

All Levels

Plain Weave Plus Marilyn Harrington

Card Weaving Linda Hurt 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 and covers supplies. $60 October 13 & 20, 2012

(Saturday)

1:30pm–4:30pm

$60 March 2 & 9, 2013

(Saturday)

1:30pm–4:30pm

Inkle Weaving

Plain weave is a structure often abandoned in favor of the supposedly more exciting twills and tied weaves, but plain weave can be exciting and dramatic. This round robin workshop produces a variety of beautiful plain weave samples. Many of the techniques can be woven on a 4-shaft loom. Appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and more advanced weavers wanting to try some new techniques. Participants are assigned a warp with suggested materials in order to have time to warp the loom prior to the workshop. Looms are available for rental. $160 March 2 & 3, 2013

Linda Hurt Inkle weaving produces such items as belts, or guitar straps. Participants learn to read inkle weaving patterns, and warp a loom with their choice of colors. Projects may be taken home between sessions so participants may practice weaving. Tuition includes loom rental and materials. $80 November 3 & 10, 2012

(Saturday)

1:30pm–4:30pm

$80 February 16 & 23, 2013

(Saturday)

1:30pm–4:30pm

(Sat–Sun) 10:00am–4:00pm

Double Your Weaving Marilyn Harrington Learn the basics of double weave including two-sided fabrics, double-width fabric, tubes, and stuffing. Draft and warping instructions are provided. Each person is expected to bring a pre-warped loom. Looms are available for rental. $80 April 6, 2013

(Saturday)

10:00am–4:00pm

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Beginning/Intermediate

Susan Wilson, author of Weave Classic Crackle & More, presents the surprisingly versatile crackle weave. The essentials of drafting and designing in classic crackle are covered with consideration of the design elements of proportion, color, value, and texture. On-loom exercises will include at least twelve distinctly different fabrics, all on a crackle threading. Comprehensive instruction in multi-shaft crackle is included. A pre-warped 4-shaft loom required. Looms are available for a nominal fee for workshop participants.


Double Your Weaving Again

Hand Spindles: The Portable Spinning Choice

Marilyn Harrington

Sylvia DeMar

With eight or more harnesses double weave can truly be double-sided. This round robin workshop explores some of the possibilities of double weave including different structures and fibers on each side, moving colors from front to back, deflected double weave, and more. Each participant is assigned a warp and must bring the pre-warped loom to the workshop. Looms are available for rental.

With a hand spindle, one can produce the same great yarns that a wheel produces with the added luxury of taking it anywhere! The easy, portable nature of hand spindles makes them a must for anyone with an interest in spinning. Participants learn the fundamentals of drafting, spinning, and finishing both single- and 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.

$160 June 22 & 23, 2013

(Sat–Sun) 10:00am–4:00pm

Tapestry Tea Okropiridze

$85

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 various 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.

Sunday

Winter

(3 weeks) (Oct 7, 14 & 21)

(2 weeks)

12:00pm–4:00pm (Feb 3 & 10)

Spinning: The Wheel Goes Round Sylvia DeMar

Dyeing: Indigo–A Blue Like None Other Sylvia DeMar

$120

Unlike conventional dyes, indigo uses the air to impart its unique shades of blue to natural fibers. Participants explore the mysteries of setting up an indigo vat, producing color, and caring for and maintaining your indigo vat. No previous dye experience is needed. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor.

Sunday Tuesday

$170 September 15 & 16, 2012

(Sat–Sun) 10:00am–4:00pm

$170 March 23 & 24, 2013

(Sat–Sun) 10:00am–4:00pm

$85 October 28, 2012

(Sunday)

10:00am–5:00pm

$85 March 10, 2013

(Sunday)

10:00am–5:00pm

In this introductory class to using natural dyes, students join the instructor in the dye kitchen where the focus is on the extraction of dye colors from raw materials, for example tree bark, roots, and leaves. This hands-on class covers preparing fibers for dyeing and mordanting, as well as safety precautions. A minimum of two mordants are used. Both plant and animal fibers are prepared for dyeing. Participants take home samples dyed in class. Dye room safety is emphasized. A $25 materials fee is payable to the instructor and covers supplies. $150 June 8 & 9, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–3:00pm

Fall & Spring

Sylvia DeMar Participants learn a wide variety of spinning techniques beyond single-ply wool yarn, beginning with a balanced twoply, expanding to multi-plys, cabled-plys, Navajo-ply, and various novelty types. Explore the spinning of variegated rovings for a variety of effects. Students are also shown how to blend fibers to create striped, segmented, and heathered rovings. Possible plant and animal fibers include: llama, alpaca, camel, mohair, silk, cashmere, angora, flax, hemp, cotton, bamboo, tencel, soy silk, eco-spun, nylon, and fake cashmere. Participants may use a school wheel or bring their own, and must be comfortable spinning single-ply yarns. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor.

$90

Spring

Sunday

(4 weeks)

10:00am–12:30pm (starts: May 12)

Beginning / Intermediate

Knitting

Ready to go beyond dyeing with food dyes? This workshop offers an introduction to the next level of dyes. Day one introduces participants to 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. This workshop is a great introduction to dyeing for spinners, weavers, knitters, quilters, rug hookers, and felters. Dye room safety is emphasized.

Barbara Garren

11:00am–4:00pm

(6 weeks)

Survey of Spinning Techniques with Varied Materials

Sylvia DeMar

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–12:30pm (Fall only starts: Sept 30) 7:00pm–9:30pm (Spring only starts: Apr 23)

Fiber Reactive and Acid Dyes

$140 February 9 & 10, 2013

Diana Kreutz

This course is for both the absolute beginner and those who may have some experience, but wish 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 prior experience may work on a project of their choice to increase their skills. All instruction is individualized to meet the needs of each student. Materials are extra.

$100

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

Tuesday Thursday Sunday

30

1:00pm–3:30pm

Students learn the fundamentals of spinning: drafting, spinning, and finishing both single and 2-ply yarns using a spinning wheel. Instruction includes how to choose the right wheel, use of handcards and the drum carder, spinning wheel maintenance, how to measure the yards spun, and how to gauge the grist of yarn. 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.

Sylvia DeMar

Fibers

Fall

Sunday

Dyeing: Natural Color Kitchen

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$85

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

(5 weeks) Garren Garren Kreutz


Knitting Projects: Beyond Square

Felted Flowers

Barbara Garren

Renate Maile-Moskowitz

Diana Kreutz

This class is designed for those who are beyond scarves and are ready to knit that project that she/he has been 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.

$85

Fall, Winter & Spring

Students create a lovely bouquet of felted flowers while learning the basics of wet and needle felting. Materials are included in the tuition. $75 October 21, 2012

(Sunday)

12:00pm–4:00pm

$75 April 27, 2013

(Saturday)

12:00pm–4:00pm

(4 weeks)

Tuesday 7:00pm–9:00pm (starts: F–Oct 23; W–Feb 12; Sp–May 14) Garren Thursday 11:00am–1:00pm (starts: F–Oct 25; W–Feb 14; Sp–May 16) Garren Sunday 10:00am–12:00pm (starts: F–Oct 28; W–Feb 17; Sp–May 19) Kreutz

Beginning

Jumpstart in Wet Felting

Sculptural Needle Felting Renate Maile-Moskowitz Students are introduced to the basic techniques of needle felting while completing a small figure or sculptural object. All materials are included in the tuition. $80 November 7, 2012

Renate Maile-Moskowitz Participants discover the endless creative possibilities of wool felt in this hands-on introductory course. This is a great opportunity for novices to learn the basics of this fiber medium. All materials are included in the tuition.

(Wednesday) 10:00am–2:00pm

Felted Handbag Renate Maile-Moskowitz

$90 September 22, 2012

(Saturday)

10:00am–4:00pm

$90 October 1 & 8, 2012

(Monday)

7:00pm–10:00pm

$90 January 7 & 14, 2013

(Monday)

7:00pm–10:00pm

Participants create a beautiful seamless handbag with a shoulder strap or handle. Some felting experience would be preferable as it helps determine the complexity and size of the finished bag. At the end of the day a materials fee is payable to the instructor.

$90 January 14, 2013

(Monday)

10:00am–4:00pm

$90 November 14, 2012

$90 April 8 & 15, 2013

(Monday)

7:00pm–10:00pm

Felted Slippers

Intermediate/Advanced

Renate Maile-Moskowitz

Felting: Expanding the Possibilities Renate Maile-Moskowitz 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.

$125

(Wednesday) 10:00am–4:00pm

Fall, Winter & Spring

(5 weeks)

Monday 10:00am–1:00pm (starts: F–Oct 15; W–Jan 21; Sp–Apr 22) Monday 7:00pm–10:00pm (starts: F–Oct 15; W–Jan 21; Sp–Apr 22) Saturday 10:00am–1:00pm (Winter only, starts: Jan 19 no class Feb 9)

Felted Jewelry

$60 October 10, 2012

(Wednesday) 10:00am–2:00pm

$60 April 20, 2013

(Saturday)

10:00am–2:00pm

Jumpstart in Nuno Felting Renate Maile-Moskowitz Nuno or lamination felting has become the couture craze of felting in Europe and 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. Materials are included.

(Wednesday) 10:00am–4:00pm

Jumpstart in Surface Design Julie Booth Participants are invited to come spend an “open studio” weekend where they have the time and space to work/play on a surface design project of their choice. Instructor provides pigment-based fabric paints (Pebeo Setacolor) along with painting, printing, resist, and mark-making tools. A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor. Open to all levels. Students with prior experience may work on personal projects. $175 September 8 & 9, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$175 June 15 & 16, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Exploring Surface Design Julie Booth This class focuses on printing, painting, and mark making techniques using pigment based fabric paint, paint sticks, and other marking tools on a variety of fabrics. Each student works towards an individual project of their choice that incorporates the unique multi-layered fabrics created. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor.

$155

Fall

Wednesday

$105 October 13, 2012

(Saturday)

10:00am–3:00pm

$175

$105 January 12, 2013

(Saturday)

10:00am–3:00pm

Wednesday

$105 April 13, 2013

(Saturday)

10:00am–3:00pm

$175

Winter Spring

Wednesday

(7 weeks)

7:00pm–10:00pm (starts: Sept 19, no class Oct 10)

(8 weeks)

7:00pm–10:00pm (starts: Jan 16)

(8 weeks)

7:00pm–10:00pm (starts: Apr 17)

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Fibers

Students explore the endless possibilities of using wool to make necklaces, rings, pendants, earrings, and other jewelry. Materials are included in the tuition.

$90 February 13, 2013

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Renate Maile-Moskowitz

Participants learn the ancient art of making perfectly fitted wool slippers. A materials fee is payable to the instructor. Please check the website for further details.


Surface Design Techniques for Textiles Candace Edgerly Silk screen on textiles using dyes allows the fabric artist to create simple designs or intricate detail without disturbing the “hand” or feel of the fabric. Students create personal images using various methods including mono-printing, photographic stencils, hand-painted and cut stencils, and stencils made with a Thermofax machine. Color mixing and handling of thickened dyes on different fabrics are covered. A lab fee of $50 payable at the first class covers most supplies.

Ana Lisa Hedstrom

$220 Fall

Exploring Surface Design: “a La Carte”

Wednesday

Wednesday

(5 weeks)

(5 weeks)

10:00am–3:00pm (starts: Feb 13)

Arresting Resists: Fabric Resists Using Common Household Materials Julie Booth Discover the amazing surface design effects that can be achieved by applying simple household materials to fabric. Flour, cereal, starch, salt, and glue are just a few of the resists students explore in this class. Armed with wire whisk, stove, and blender, the instructor provides “recipes” that yield exciting results. Using the resists created in class students experiment with “crackle” drawing, printing, stenciling, rubbing, and some screening techniques. Emphasis is on creation of multi-layered fabrics, combining application techniques, and using pigment-based fabric paints. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor.

$220 Fall

(5 weeks)

Wednesday 10:00am—3:00pm (starts: Sept 19; no class Sept 26, or Oct 10)

$220 Spring Wednesday

(5 weeks)

10:00am—3:00pm (starts: Apr 17)

Silk Painting

Fibers

Denise Vauthier Students spend a weekend with silks–dyeing, manipulating, and preparing pieces for further embellishment. Surface design techniques such as watercolor, resists, and immersion dyeing are used. Non-toxic dyes are used, fixing methods are taught, and a general discussion of textile dyes and color theory is presented. Participants make samples and have scarves to take home. A $45 materials fee is payable on the first day. $175 November 3 & 4, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$175 July 20 & 21, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Surface Design: Shibori Candace Edgerly

Denise Vauthier

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. $175 Novemberr 17 & 18, 2012 (Sat–Sun) 10:00am–4:00pm Edgerly $175 March 23 & 24, 2013

Itajime and Katano shibori are two traditional Japanese techniques that offer easy contemporary adaptations that are perfect for use in clothing, quilts, and art textiles. Clamps with carved channels add new complexity to traditional wooden blocks. Limited to 15 students. $175 September 23 & 24, 2012 (Sun–Mon) 10:00am–4:00pm

Julie Booth

10:00am–3:00pm (starts: Oct 17)

$220 Winter

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Shibori: Machine Stitching and Clamping on Folded Fabrics

(Sat–Sun) 10:00am–4:00pm Vauthier

Students work from a “menu” of techniques using pigment based fabric paint. Painting, printing, mark making, and resists become the ingredients for creating a series of unique multilayered fabrics. A $20 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. A supply list is available from the instructor.

$100

Summer

Wednesday

(4 weeks)

Rug Making: A Non-Traditional Approach Michael Heilman Students explore the contemporary design potential of non-traditional 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.

$110

Fall, Winter & Spring

(5 weeks)

Thursday 7:00pm–9:30pm

Beginning / Intermediate

Dyeing to Make Hats Jan Wutkowski The easy to use, non-toxic professional dyes are used to dye a hood (sleeve/cone) and several lengths of straw yardage: sinamay, jinsin, paris cloth, silk straw, and/or raffia cloth. Techniques include gradient dyeing, vat dyeing, painting/stamping, and free form (tie dye) dyeing. Students create straw yardage unique in color, shading, and design. Time permitting, participants create one free form styled hat from the straw. A $75 materials fee is payable to the instructor for straw, dye, and chemicals used in class. Students bring additional supplies. $210 November 10 & 11, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Beginning / Intermediate

Wicked Wire Construction Hats Jan Wutkowski Wire construction was traditionally used to create Titanicera type hats that were covered with lovely laces, tulle, or ribbon. Today it is primarily used to create dramatic avantgarde shapes. Learn to measure, cut, and bind millineary wire to construct the hat shape, then learn covering techniques. Discover the types of wire available and when to use each type in wire frames. This class demonstrates numerous ways to create shape, style, and drama from the wire construction process. Two wire frames are created in class—a small bridal-type form and either a period/theatrical or a more contemporary shape. A supply fee of $15 covers wires, and binders. Students bring additional supplies. $210 January 5 & 6, 2013

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7:00pm–10:00pm (starts: July 10)

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm


A Story in the Making: Creating Story Cloth with Print and Stitch Julie Booth Students use a variety of fabric printing and painting techniques along with basic hand stitching to tell a story in cloth. Participants are encouraged to “find” their stories through a series of surface design exercises and to expand their concept of story. Discussion on the use of color, shapes, size, and arrangement aids in the process. Surface design techniques include: gelatin mono printing, found object printing, brayer rubbing and collograph techniques, along with a variety of painting, relief printing, and fabric resist techniques. On day two students are introduced to basic hand stitching techniques to add a textural element to their story cloths. Formats for presentation are also discussed. A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor. $175 December 8 & 9, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$175 March 16 & 17, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm Ana Lisa Hedstrom–Shibori

Drawing Workshops 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. $175 September 8 & 9, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$175 March 16 & 17, 2013

(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. $175 December 1 & 2, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Basic Drawing Intensive Priscilla Treacy 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. $175 June 22 & 23, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Linear Perspective Patrick Kirwin 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. $175 December 8 & 9, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm www.theartleague.org

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 more finished work. $165 June 15 & 16, 2013 (in Old Town only) 11:00am–4:00pm or $215 June 15 & 16 (Old Town) & June 17,2013 (National Zoo) 11:00am–4:00pm

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Drawing Workshops

Sketchbook Workshop


Traveling with your Sketchbook Susan Abbott 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!” $200 September 7, 2012 September 8 & 9, 2012

7:00pm–9:00pm (Fri) & 10:00am–4:00pm (Sat–Sun)

$200 March 15, 2013 March 16 & 17, 2013

7:00pm–9:00pm (Fri) & 10:00am–4:00pm (Sat–Sun)

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. The limit is 12 students. $250 September 10–12, 2012

(Mon–Wed)

9:30am–4:30pm

Dan Thompson–Chalk and Pastel

Cast Drawing: The Sight Size Method

Mixing It Up Delna Dastur

Priscilla Treacy

This workshop investigates an adventurous way to approach art. Participants experiment fearlessly with a variety of mediums. Splattering ink, brushing on charcoal, adding on, or ripping off are just a few methods that are explored. The aim is to be completely innovative by breaking away from the familiar and discovering new dimensions. Personal growth is emphasized while overcoming old restrictions.

Increase and refine drawing skills by using the “sight-size” method of drawing from plaster casts that is the foundation in ateliers around the world. With this method, the cast and the artist’s easel are arranged so that the subject and the drawing paper appear to be the same size. Then, using various measuring tools, students render an object precisely as it looks to the artist on a one to one scale. Time is spent on the individual steps of blocking in, laying in, shadows, half-tones, highlights, value, and edges. Full demonstrations are included.

$175 January 5 & 6, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Jumpstart in Figure Drawing

$175 December 8 & 9, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Priscilla Treacy This workshop is designed for students who have considered taking figure drawing, but who have been intimidated by the concept of actually doing it! The instructor provides a series of simple exercises that have proven successful in creating solid figure drawing skills. Participants create drawings based on in-class observation of a model using gesture, line, and tone with simple materials such as charcoal pencils and black pastel. Students may expect several drawing demonstrations as well as individual attention from the instructor. Model fees are extra. $175 September 15 & 16, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Many times overlooked by even the most prolific artists, the hands and feet do not need to be the avoided extremities that people make them out to be. 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.

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Drawing Workshops

David Carter

(Sat–Sun)

Rick Weaver 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, structural analysis of the features, volume as planes, and light and shade. All work is from a live model. Model fees are extra. $175 April 6 & 7, 2013

Problem Parts: Hands & Feet

$175 March 23 & 24, 2013

Drawing the Human Head

10:00am–4:00pm

10:00am–4:00pm

The Portrait in Four Color Chalk Dan Thompson This workshop explores the portrait in color on hand-toned paper. A long portrait pose allows for lessons on drawing the head in vine and compressed charcoal, combined with pastel and red chalk. Students learn about shape, orientation, hatch mark, transparency, plane, and tonality, as well as how to gain from the complexity of materials in creating chromatic effects in form. Time is also spent on preparing the paper. $200 December 8 & 9, 2012

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(Sat–Sun)

(Sat–Sun)

9:30am–4:30pm


Rachel Collins

Explore the classic art of the portrait through a variety of techniques from pencil to water-based media. Beginning with the graphically linear pencil, students experiment with the beauty of line and form, then focus on wash techniques with pen and inks. The class finishes with watercolors employing a full spectrum of color. Features and overall facial anatomy are studied and detailed through demonstrations.

The “color” part of “watercolor” offers a unique set of challenges. In this workshop, a series of paint-handling exercises enables the watercolorist to use the colors on his or her palette with more confidence and understanding. The focus is on acquiring knowledge that may be applied to every future painting, rather than on producing a finished painting in class.

$280 Nov 30–Dec 2, 2012

$175 April 2 & 3, 2013

(Fri–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Ink & Watercolor Drawing in the Italian Tradition Robert Liberace

Rachel Collins

$280 March 15–17, 2013

Susan Herron

10:00am–4:00pm

10:00am–4:00pm

Negative Painting: A Positive Experience for Watercolorists

This class explores the classic technique of ink drawing using quill pens, watercolors, and inks with a special focus on Italy’s greatest artists from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Various techniques are highlighted from Michelangelo’s sculptural method of linear modeling Tiepolo’s light-filled wash techniques. Both figure and architectural subjects are studied and demonstrated, and weather permitting the class spends one afternoon sketching the streets of Old Town Alexandria. (Fri–Sun)

(Tues–Wed)

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Know Your Watercolor Palette

Robert Liberace

Learn to create exciting images in watercolor by painting around the subject, rather than painting the subject directly. In the process, participants think about painting in a whole new way and develop both painting and composition skills. For watercolor painters with some experience. $175 November 27 & 28, 2012

(Tues–Wed)

10:00am–4:00pm

Wet-in-Wet Landscape

Watercolor Workshops

Adding paint to wet paper creates exciting and sometimes unexpected results. Students in this course create beautiful landscapes using the wet-in-wet technique.

Jumpstart in Watercolor

If your watercolors are ho-hum, learn to add excitement with pastels, turning ordinary paintings into something extraordinary. Beginners welcome.

$175 September 15 & 16, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Watercolor with Pastel Susan Herron

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 basic drawing skills are helpful. $175 January 5 & 6, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

$175 June 19 & 20, 2013

(Wed–Thurs) 10:00am–4:00pm

10:00am–4:00pm

Jumpstart in Sumi-é Betzi Robinson

$175 December 8 & 9, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Elements of Landscape Steve Fleming Learn to paint the major elements of the landscape: rocks, water, reflections, weeds, surf, clouds, etc. After an introduction to these elements, participants use the techniques in developing their own paintings. $175 December 8 & 9, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$175 June 22 & 23, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Betzi Robinson–Sumi-é & Watercolor

This course is designed for those who have admired an oriental 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. $175 January 5 & 6, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Layering with Glazes in Watercolor Susan Herron Students learn the process of applying sheer layers of pure watercolor to produce luminous, atmospheric effects in landscape. Demonstrations and critiques are held in addition to individual instruction while students paint in class. $175 March 23 & 24, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

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Watercolor Workshops

The Classic Portrait from Pencil to Watercolor


Composing with Color This intensive workshop examines in depth how painters use color to structure strong compositions. Students investigate using hue, value, temperature, mixing, focal points, compliments, triads, and many other color relationships to create dynamic and balanced designs. Participants study the color compositions of master painters, and work with figure, still life, and landscape references. All media are welcome. Previous painting experience is required.

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Watercolor Workshops

Susan Abbott

$345 September 11–14, 2012

(Tues–Fri)

10:00am–4:00pm

Autumn and Winter Landscapes in Sumi-é Charlene Fuhrman-Schulz Learn how 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-bystep, 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. $175 December 1 & 2, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Sumi-é Technique: P’o Mo Betzi Robinson P’o Mo, or “splash ink,” is an ancient Chinese painting technique carried into the modern era by using watercolors on Japanese gold Shikishi Boards. As pure pigments are applied to a damp surface, the colors move and mix themselves. It’s a wonderful way to explore color combinations and create paintings from abstract , spontaneous developments. Almost any subject becomes possible. Previous experience in sumi-é painting is not necessary. $175 March 23 & 24, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Interpreting Light in Watercolor

Remember to check for updates and additions at www.theartleague.org Summer Flowers in the Spontaneous Style of Sumi-é Charlene Fuhrman-Schulz 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. $175 June 15 & 16, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Gestural Florals 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. A small “model” fee is charged. $175 June 22 & 23, 2013

(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. $175 June 17 & 18, 2013

(Mon–Tues)

10:00am–4:00pm

Steve Fleming An understanding of the effects of light on the subject matter is imperative to all painters. Working from still lifes and flower arrangements, this workshop explores the effects of light on the local color of the object. The color of reflected light, and the difference in back, side, and over-head lighting, as well as the use and understanding of shadows are also explained. $175 April 6 & 7, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm Jackie Saunders–Watercolor

The Classic Portrait from Pencil to Watercolor Robert Liberace Explore the classic art of the portrait through a variety of techniques from pencil to water-based media. Beginning with the graphically linear pencil, students experiment with the beauty of line and form, then focus on wash techniques with pen and inks. The class finishes with watercolors employing a full spectrum of color. Features and overall facial anatomy are studied and detailed through demonstrations. $280 Nov 30–Dec 2, 2012

(Fri–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Ink and Watercolor Drawing in the Italian Tradition Robert Liberace This class explores the classic technique of ink drawing using quill pens, watercolors, and inks with a special focus on Italy’s greatest artists from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Various techniques are highlighted from Michelangelo’s sculptural method of linear modeling Tiepolo’s light-filled wash techniques. Both figure and architectural subjects are studied and demonstrated, and weather permitting the class spends one afternoon sketching the streets of Old Town Alexandria. $280 March 15–17, 2013

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(Fri–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm


Watercolor with Pastel Susan Herron If your watercolors are ho-hum, learn to add excitement with pastels, turning ordinary paintings into something extraordinary. Beginners welcome. $175 December 8 & 9, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Mastering Color David Carter 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 acrylic paints, this course helps students who are unsure of the role color relationships play in art and design. Lectures, demonstrations, exercises, and discussions are included. (Sat–Sun)

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The Colorists: Cezanne, Matisse, Diebenkorn Susan Abbott

Painting Workshops Joe Spollen–Pastel

$345 March 19–22, 2013

(Tues–Fri)

10:00am–4:00pm

Water-based Oils & Acrylics Peter Ulrich

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. $175 December 8 & 9, 2012

This workshop examines the paintings of three masters of color to increase the understanding of color relationships and composition. After an in-depth analysis of each artist’s work, students apply these lessons to their own painting with focused exercises and interpretations. Watercolor, oil, or acrylic may be used. Previous painting experience is required.

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

This course is for experienced painters who are looking for an opaque medium that avoids the use of solvents such as turpentine and mineral spirits. These water-based media are capable of achieving results that are at least visually indistinguishable from traditional oils, without the odor and health risk associated with aromatic hydrocarbons. The workshop includes demonstrations and ample time for student experimentation. Samples of water-based oils and acrylics will be provided for student use. $175 June 15 & 16, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Crash Course in Acrylic Painting Deirdre Saunder

Painting in Danni’s Living Room or Rose Garden

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.

Danni Dawson

$175 December 8 & 9, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

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. $420 August 20–24, 2012

(Mon– Fri)

10:00am–4:00pm

Jumpstart in Pastel Painting

$420 June 10–14, 2013

(Mon– Fri)

10:00am–4:00pm

Joe Spollen

$420 August 19–23, 2013

(Mon– Fri)

10:00am–4:00pm

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, pastels durability, and versatility. The use of pastels for this workshop is included. Students need to purchase a few other basic supplies. $175 March 23 & 24, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Landscape in Acrylic Susan Herron Students learn to use acrylic like transparent watercolor and as an opaque medium. Participants experiment with acrylic on a varnished surface with lifting, layering, and texturing to create an exciting landscape. $175 December 1 & 2, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$175 June 15 & 16, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

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Painting Workshops

$175 August 24 & 25, 2013


Portrait Painting Demonstration Danni Dawson I n te r n a t i o n a l l y fa m o u s p a i n te r, D a n n i D aws o n , demonstrates her style of painting and instructional techniques of classical portrait painting. Observe, ask questions, or just enjoy the show. $60 September 16, 2012

(Sunday)

10:30am–4:00pm

$60 September 15, 2013

(Sunday)

10:30am–4:00pm

Classical Portrait Painting

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Painting Workshops

Rick Weaver Learn the master technique of separating drawing from color in a painting. Working on a life-size head and shoulders portrait, this workshop covers the basics of creating a monochrome under-painting, followed by a rendering of form in grays, and then rounding out the portrait in a final color step. Variations of this valuable system of painting were used by most painters before the 19th century, and may be adapted to many individual painting styles today.

Still Life and Floral in Oil

$175 June 22 & 23, 2013

Robert A. Johnson

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

The Figure in a Controlled Palette Dan Thompson This oil painting workshop illuminates effective tonal principals for figure painting. A two-day figure pose is organized and presented as an investigation of gesture, proportion, shape, orientation, open grisaille, calligraphy, closed grisaille, plane, tonality, and a balanced handling of form in controlled warm and cool tones. $200 September 15 & 16, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

9:30am–4:30pm

Portrait Painting Dan Thompson This course is for intermediate painters for the purpose of investigating fine portraiture in oil from direct observation. By means of longer poses and through grisaille and color, accuracy of drawing, likeness, planar construction, and archetypes of the head as well as the interrelation of facial features, students are provided a wealth of knowledge and experience for future work. $200 March 23 & 24, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

9:30am–4:30pm Sara Linda Poly–Oil

Diane Tesler–Oil

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 allaprima approach to painting. All levels welcome. $310 April 5–7, 2013

(Fri–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Gouache for Field Studies & More Diane Tesler Learn to use gouache (opaque watercolor) for plein air studies and finished paintings. This portable medium is ideal for painters who love the flexibility of oil and pastel. Unlike traditional watercolor, gouache allows us to work from dark to light, with the opportunity to make corrections and adjustments. $175 May 18 & 19, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Painting Old Town Alexandria “En Plein Air” Peter Ulrich This two-day class explores the picturesque streets in Old Town as subject matter for “en plein air” painting in any media. Students select two sites, the first site for a morning painting, the other for an afternoon painting. Each scene is rendered over the two-day period. In case of rain or excessive heat, students may choose to escape to a classroom and use photos taken of the chosen scenes to finish the works. $175 July 10 & 11, 2013 $175 July 13 & 14, 2013

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

Painting Skies and Dramatic Light in the Landscape Sara Linda Poly This workshop covers choosing subject matter, simplification of elements, and achieving a strong composition. The use of contrast, strong or subtle light, and color to show distance or more drama is explored as participants are taught techniques for painting skies, cloud formations, sunsets, sunrises, and night scenes. Any medium is welcome. $175 December 1 & 2, 2012

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(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm


Taking the Bull by the Horns: Creating a Body of Work

Linear Perspective

Diane Tesler

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.

Patrick Kirwin

Participants plan and begin a series of three to four paintings based on their own photos and sketches. On the first evening, students meet with Diane to review ideas and plan subject matter for the week. Rolled canvas and stretching supplies are used to move beyond the boundaries of standard canvas sizes. This workshop offers a chance to explore an idea in depth and from different angles while initiating the practice of developing several paintings simultaneously. Following the workshop, participants are encouraged to keep in contact with Diane via email for feedback on the work in progress. $330 November 26, 2012 November 27–30, 2012

6:45pm–9:45pm (Mon) & 10:00am–4:00pm (Tues–Fri)

$175 December 8 & 9, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Landscape Painting Techniques: Skies & Clouds Patrick Kirwin

$175 September 8 & 9, 2012

6:45pm–9:45pm (Fri) & 6:45pm–9:45pm (Mon–Thurs)

This workshop is composed of four afternoon painting sessions on two weekend dates. Participants meet along the Potomac in Alexandria. 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. $175 May 4 (Sat), 5 (Sun), 11 (Sat) & 12 (Sun), 2013 1:00pm–4:00pm (Rain dates May 18 & 19, 2013)

Fast Figure Painting

10:00am–4:00pm

Landscape Painting Techniques: Terrain Patrick Kirwin Techniques for painting land, mountains, rock formations, and snow are the subject of this workshop. A $30 materials fee payable to the instructor covers the use of acrylic paint and glaze. Students bring additional supplies. $175 March 23 & 24, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Landscape Painting Techniques: Trees & Plants

Kurt Schwarz

Patrick Kirwin

Focus is placed on dark shapes, essential planes and masses, as well as color and value. Through the use of 15-minute to half-hour poses students begin to develop a quick and masterful paint-handling technique for capturing the figure. Model fees are extra. $175 June 15 & 16, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

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Mike Francis

$185 March 22, 2013 March 25–28, 2013

6:45pm–9:45pm (Fri) & 10:00am–4:00pm (Mon–Thurs)

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

The Dutch Golden Age: Exploring the Portrait through Hals & Rembrandt

Trees are identified by canopy shape, color, and texture which are studied and painted in this workshop along with techniques to give volume to trees. Other plant forms are investigated in addition to techniques for painting lawns and flowers. A $30 materials fee payable to the instructor covers the use of acrylic paint and glaze. Students bring additional supplies. $175 July 20 & 21, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm Bobbi Pratte–Oil

Robert Liberace This workshop looks at two distinctive portrait methods from 17th century Holland; Hals with his direct impressionistic approach resulting in a fresh painterly glow and Rembrandt who applied paint with a turbulent drama creating an extraordinarily lively surface. The class features the use of classic paints and mediums commonly used during the Baroque period. Demonstrations are given showing the special characteristics of these materials. $425 August 7–11, 2013

(Wed–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Landscape Painting: Water Bobbi Pratte This two day workshop focuses on painting water in the landscape. Through demonstrations and confidence building exercises, students explore painting calm and moving water, reflections, shadows, transparencies, and more. Some painting experience is suggested. Students may work in oil or acrylic. $175 August 24 & 25, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

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Painting Workshops

Weekends in the Plein Air Landscape

Sky colors change seasonally and impart unique feelings. This workshop explores the color combinations for various seasons and weather conditions. Specific cloud structures and the techniques for painting them are also demonstrated. A $30 materials fee payable to the instructor covers the use of acrylic paint and glaze. Students bring additional supplies.

$330 March 15, 2013 March 18–21, 2013


Painting Children’s Rooms

Vermont Landscape Painting Retreat

Patrick Kirwin

Susan Abbott

This workshop focuses on making a unified, fresh environment for a child’s room or a nursery through the use of paint. Several painting techniques are taught throughout the class such as identifying color ideas, painting stripes, copying fabric patterns with stencils, and choosing wall finishes. Simple mural ideas are demonstrated and students practice and paint samples in class to take home and copy in the room.

Participants spend five days working plein air in and around Susan’s 1840’s farmhouse and studio, surrounded by woods, meadows, and hills near Plainfield, Vermont. Students may work in watercolor, oil, acrylic, or pastel. Some prior painting experience is required, but first time plein air painters are welcome. Class is limited to fourteen. Lunch and snacks are provided. Travel and lodging are additional. Please email Susan at sa@susanabott.com for further information.

$175 April 6 & 7, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$495 August 11–16, 2013

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Painting Workshops

A Week in Thomas, West Virginia

(Sun–Fri)

Danni Dawson, Mike Francis, Paul Lucchesi & Kurt Schwarz

Introduction to Encaustic

Spend a week painting still life or landscape with Danni Dawson and Mike Francis, or sculpting with Paul Lucchesi. For the week of August 27–31, 2012 only Kurt Schwarz will also be instructing. Participants may choose to focus on one style or switch freely between the three, or four, instructors. Workshop includes lunch. Lodging is not included.

Beverly Ryan

$495 August 5–9, 2013

(Mon–Fri)

10:00am–5:00pm

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 handson experience. Workshop fee includes materials, four supports, and use of equipment.

$495 Aug 26–30, 2013

(Mon–Fri)

10:00am–5:00pm

$310 September 15 & 16, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$310 January 5 & 6, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$310 September 14 & 15, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$495 August 6–10, 2012

(Mon–Fri)

10:00am–5:00pm

$495 August 27–31, 2012

(Mon–Fri)

10:00am–5:00pm

A Week in the Indiana Countryside Diane Tesler Students spend a week of intensive painting in Diane’s Midwest summer 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. $495 August 13–17, 2012

(Mon–Fri)

$495 August 5–9, 2013

(Mon–Fri)

$495 August 12–16, 2013

(Mon–Fri)

The Next Step in Encaustic Painting Beverly Ryan Encaustic painters explore this exciting medium on five 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 on a larger format, explore mixed media, hone tool skills, and connect with other encaustic enthusiasts. Workshop fee includes most materials, two 15” X 15” panels, three 9” X 9” panels, and use of equipment. $425 March 19–22, 2013

(Tues–Fri)

1:00pm–5:00pm Patrick Kirwin–Acrylic

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Susan Abbott–Oil

Marsha Staiger

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.

Design is the foundation to any painting, and the elements of shape, color, and value enhance design. This workshop answers the question: “What is good design?”, while students discover how colors interact and explore how color value creates structure in their artworks. Participants leave with the skills, knowledge, and power to take their art to another level and further their personal visions.

$175 September 8 & 9, 2012

$400 March 18–22, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Jumpstart into Abstraction 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. (Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Engaging the Intuitive Students are invited to expand their creative limits while experimenting with new methods and techniques in water-based paints. Emphasis is on acrylic layering with transparent, translucent, and opaque effects. Demonstrations focus on line, depth, texture, and finishing techniques. Students leave with confidence and excitement for painting. (Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Creative Collage with Acrylic Susan Herron In this workshop, students combine hand-decorated, richly textured papers with acrylic under-paintings to create strong personal designs. The results are often unexpected and satisfying! $175 March 16 & 17, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Abstract: Thinking Large, Painting Small Brenda Belfield Painting on small 12” X 12” canvases, students create abstract mixed media acrylic and collage 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. $175 September 15 & 16, 2012

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 take ideas and develop them 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. $240 March 25–27, 2013

Marsha Staiger

$175 December 8 & 9, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Intermediate/Advanced

Brenda Belfield

$175 July 13 & 14, 2013

(Mon–Fri)

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Strong Glorious Abstracts

Beverly Ryan

(Mon–Wed)

9:30am–4:30pm

Collect, Cut, Combine, Converse: The 4 C’s Collage Project Rosemary Luckett Once two diverse elements are pasted down, a dialogue between them starts to develop. In this collage workshop, students learn to start a visual conversation and keep it going. Attention is paid to adhesives, composition, and story-telling. Participants bring collected images, photos, papers, collectables, and glues. $175 December 8 & 9, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

$175 April 6 & 7, 2013

(Wed–Thurs) 10:00am–4:00pm

10:00am–4:00pm

Loosen Up with Abstracts Marsha Staiger Individual intentions are encouraged in this workshop all about creating new, fresh directions in one’s artwork. Students begin a week-long painting series with their own conceptual theme and working at their own pace. Every morning starts with daily handouts and a brief painting demo as inspiration. Enrollment is limited to twelve to allow plenty of one-on-one time, motivational pointers, and personal critiques with the instructor. $400 June 17–21, 2013

(Mon–Fri)

10:00am–4:00pm

10:00am–4:00pm

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Personal Narrative Triptych


Printmaking Workshops

Beginning / Intermediate

Intensive Monotype Penny Barringer

Jumpstart to Etching

Students delve into the fascinating mono process in an intensive workshop. A new inking technique with water-based or oil-based inks is explored each morning and afternoon. A $40 lab fee payable to the instructor covers all supplies except paper and paper towels. Limited to ten students.

Penny Barringer

$360 June 24–28, 2013

This fundamentals workshop is a great place to start for beginners and an invaluable refresher course for the more experienced student. Techniques covered are line etching, aquatint, and dry point. Students produce prints in all techniques. Limited to ten students. A $20 lab fee, payable to the instructor, covers all supplies except plates, printing paper and paper towels. $170 December 1 & 2, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–3:00pm

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. A supply kit is available in the store. All ages and levels are welcome. (Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Linoleum Cuts

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Printmaking Workshops

$175 June 22 & 23, 2013

Penny Barringer A relief printing process that doesn’t require a press to print, linoleum is an easy to cut alternative to wood. A $20 lab fee is payable to the instructor. $170 March 2 & 3, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–3:00pm

10:00am–3:00pm

The Monotype Party Mike Francis

Pattee Hipschen

Thomas Hipschen

In the last quarter of the 1800’s, monotype parties were the rage for all 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. $200 March 25 & 26, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Plein Air Landscape Monotypes Bobbie Pratte & Penny Barringer This workshop combines water-based monotype techniques with plein air painting. Participants spend the first day painting on Mylar at the chosen site and the second day in the printing studio transferring their paintings to paper through the monotype printing process. A $20 lab fee is payable to instructors. $140 November 10 & 11, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

9:30am–1:30pm

$140 May 30 & 31, 2013

(Thurs–Fri)

9:30am–1:30pm

Advanced Monotype

Silk Screen Printing

Penny Barringer

Nancy McIntyre

This workshop focuses on an in-depth exploration of several monotype techniques: viscosity, Chine Collé, and multilayer printing. Students are encouraged to pursue individual projects. A $40 lab fee covers all materials except paper and paper towels. Limited to eight students.

Students explore the silkscreen medium for twelve focused hours. Returning students should come with a project in mind. Beginners learn the three basic types of silkscreen 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. $210 December 1 & 2, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

9:30am–4:00pm

Advanced Silk Screen Nancy McIntyre For those with previous experience screen printing; come with a project in mind and enjoy a weekend of focused printmaking, using non-toxic acrylic inks. Individual instruction and all supplies are included. Limited to six students. $210 March 23 & 24, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

9:30am–4:00pm

Monotype Explorations Penny Barringer Explore the techniques used by Degas, Sargent, and Prendergast. Subtractive, additive, color blending, and painterly techniques are the focus of the workshop. A $20 lab fee is payable to the instructor.

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(Mon–Fri)

$170 October 20 & 21, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–3:00pm

$170 April 6 & 7, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–3:00pm

$360 June 10–14,2013

(Mon–Fri)

10:00am–3:00pm

Rosemary Feit Covey–Wood Block Print, Paint, Mixed media


Photography Workshops

Libby Cullen–Photograph

Introduction to Photography Learn to use a camera beyond “auto” mode. Find out what all those icons mean and how to control them. Learn the basics of exposure, white balance, ISO, software printing options, and organization. Ideal for those who want to learn more, but don’t have the time for a longer class. (Saturday)

Robin Reid Photography is all about capturing light. But what light is needed? Daylight doesn’t always cooperate; but pop-up flash is limited. Before one invests blindly, learn about the tools professionals use: flash, strobe, reflectors, umbrellas, gels, gobos, grids, and snoots. Participants learn to make many of these tools inexpensively. In addition, participants learn how the color of light impacts the final product, and how and when to change the size of the lights. The principles taught in this workshop are essential to all types of photography. This workshop is taught off-site in a professional studio in Alexandria. $90 October 6, 2012

(Saturday)

$90 January 23, 2013

(Wednesday) 10:00am–4:00pm

10:00am–4:00pm

$90 April 6, 2013

(Saturday)

10:00am–4:00pm

$90 July 20, 2013

(Saturday)

10:00am–4:00pm

Portrait Photography

Alison Duvall & Pete Duvall

$95 January 5, 2013

Basic Photographic Lighting Tools

11:00am–4:00pm

Alternative Photo Process Alison Duvall & Pete Duvall In this hands-on workshop, participants learn some of the lesser-known photo processes. This course covers how to take images, manipulate them, and put on almost any surface using Fuji’s instant print film. The world of the cyanotype and its beautiful blue, turn-of-the-century look is also explored. Students also make their own pinhole cameras and take photos with them. All materials are supplied but students are encouraged to bring their own slides, images, and materials on which to transfer images. A $40 lab fee is payable to the instructor. (Sat–Sun)

11:00am–4:00pm

(Sat–Sun)

11:00am–4:00pm

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 flaws. Sample sheets, educational resources, reviews, and critiques are made available. $175 September 15 & 16, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$175 December 1 & 2, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$175 March 9 & 10, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$175 June 22 & 23, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Photoshop Workshop Alison Duvall Come learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop and how to apply these skills to photos. Everything from adjusting and correcting photos to creating new images is discussed. This class is taught using Adobe Photoshop CS6. Students should bring a laptop and download the month-long trial of CS6 from www.adobe.com prior to class. $100 Sept 4 (Tues), 6 (Thurs), 11 (Tues) & 13 (Thurs), 2012 7:00pm–9:00pm $100 Dec 4 (Tues), 6 (Thurs), 11 (Tues) & 13 (Thurs), 2012 7:00pm–9:00pm $100 Mar19(Tues),21(Thurs),26(Tues)&28(Thurs),2013 7:00pm–9:00pm

Libby Cullen

Lightroom Workshop

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 editing features in Photoshop occurs in the classroom on day two. Both film and digital cameras are welcome. $175 Sept 8 & 9, 2012 (National Gallery of Art) 10:00am–4:00pm

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Architectural Photography

Pete Duvall Learn to use Adobe Lightroom as the centerpiece for digital photography workflow and integrate it with Photoshop. Participants learn to use the program to organize, edit, print, or share images. This class is taught using Lightroom 4. Students should bring a laptop and download the monthlong trial of Lightroom 4 from www.adobe.com prior to class. $95 September 8, 2012

(Saturday)

11:00am–4:00pm Robin Reid–Photograph

$175 Dec 5 & 6, 2012 (National Building Museum) 10:00am–4:00pm $175 March 16 & 17, 2013 (Library of Congress) 10:00am–4:00pm $175 June 15 & 16, 2013 (National Gallery of Art) 1 0:00am–4:00pm

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$165 September 15 & 16, 2012 $165 June 22 & 23, 2013

Robin Reid


Sculpture Workshops

Figure Sculpture Workshop Charles Flickinger The focus of this workshop is the anatomy of the figure, gesture, and proportion. The gesture is the core of any figurative work, therefore the essential movement, rhythm and flow of the pose will be stressed. What lighting best illuminates form, texture, or detail is discussed. Use of tools to achieve various types of surfaces will be explored as well as the engineering aspects of building small figures in clay. Includes two bags of clay. Model fees are extra. $190 September 7 & 8, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Portrait Sculpture Workshop Charles Flickinger The focus is 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.

Rick Weaver–Clay

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 and Mike Francis, or sculpting with Paul Lucchesi. For the week of August 27–31, 2012 only Kurt Schwarz will also be instructing. Participants may choose to focus on one style or switch freely between the three, or four, instructors. Workshop includes lunch. Lodging is not included. $495 August 6–10, 2012

(Mon–Fri)

10:00am–5:00pm

$495 August 27–31, 2012

(Mon–Fri)

10:00am–5:00pm

$495 August 5–9, 2013

(Mon–Fri)

10:00am–5:00pm

$495 Aug 26–30, 2013

(Mon–Fri)

10:00am–5:00pm

The Gestural Sketch in Clay

10:00am–4:00pm

$190 June 22 & 23, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Plaster Casting & Mold Making Nick Xhiku Students learn the art of plaster casting as well as rubber mold making and waste mold making in this step-by-step intensive workshop. This is a valuable course for sculptors and ceramic artists who wish to make multiples or cast in other materials. A materials fee is payable to the instructor. $175 December 8 & 9, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

Jumpstart in Enameling Abby Goldblatt

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

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. $390 December 3–6, 2012

(Mon–Thurs)

10:00am–3:30pm

$390 March 18–21, 2013

(Mon–Thurs)

10:00am–3:30pm

10:00am–4:00pm

Jewelry Workshops

This workshop explains the principles of gesture, the sense of action and rhythm that is the core of all good figure sculpture, drawing, and painting. Working on a small scale from the model with water-based clay, students complete a series of small ready-to-fire figures. This is an excellent starting place for students new to sculpture, especially painters who have not yet challenged their knowledge of gesture in three dimensional work. The rudiments of working with clay, creating a ready-to-fire sculpture, and creating a patina are explained and demonstrated. Tuition includes clay. Firing and model fees are extra

Figure Sculpture

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Sculpture & Jewelry Workshops

(Sat–Sun)

Rick Weaver

$190 September 8 & 9, 2012

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$190 January 5 & 6, 2013

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. $165 September 8 & 9, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–3:00pm

Jump into Metal Clay Paula Coupe This workshop provides an opportunity to learn about and experiment with the three types of metal clay—Precious Metal Clay (PMC), and the newest clays, BRONZclay and COPPRclay. Students have the opportunity to make a pendant and/or earrings with each clay type, and learn the different properties, techniques, and finishing possibilities for all three. All levels are welcome. A $50 tool and materials fee, which includes enough clay for each project, is payable to the instructor. Additional tools and clay are available for purchase. $165 August 20 (Mon), 22(Wed) & 24 (Fri), 2012 10:00am–1:00pm $165 August 20 (Tues), 22(Thurs) & 27 (Tues), 2013 10:00am–1:00pm


Silver Soldering for Jewelry Gretchen Raber

Tina Chisena

10:00am–4:00pm

Ch isena

$95 February 23, 2013

10:00am–4:00pm

Raber

$95 June 1, 2013

10:00am–4:00pm

Raber

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. $60 October 10, 2012

(Wednesday) 10:00am–2:00pm

$60 April 20, 2013

(Saturday)

10:00am–2:00pm

The New Silver: Precious Metal Clay

Paula Coupe & Abby Goldblatt 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. A $15 clay tool kit, and clay are available for purchase. A $20 materials fee paid to the enameling instructor covers all other supplies. $185 February 16 & 17, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Cloisonné Meets Fold Forming Nick Barnes & Abby Goldblatt

$185 December 8 & 9, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Saul Bell Award winning artists, Abby Goldblatt and Nick Barnes, team up again for this exceptional two-day workshop that covers detailed cloisonné enamel techniques using subtle color, foil highlighting, and intricate use of metals. Using untraditional fold form raising and hammer texturing, students will create a sculptural hand ornament incorporating fine silver and copper. A materials list is available from the instructors prior to the workshop, or an all-inclusive kit may be ordered in advance. Tuition includes use of enamels. Prerequisites: basic, competent hard silver soldering and fabrication techniques necessary.

$185 June 22 & 23, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$185 March 23 & 24, 2013

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. A $15 tool kit, and metal clay may be purchased from the instructor.

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$95 December 1, 2012

Metal Clay and Enameling

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Nick Barnes & Abby Goldblatt–Enamel & Mixed Metals

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Jewelry Workshops

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.

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Bead, Glass & Book Workshops

Bead, Glass, & Book Nancy Johnson–Paper

Introduction to Glass Beadmaking

Kiln-forming II

Judith Conway

Judith Conway

This workshop explores the ancient art of making glass beads using a Hot Head torch and Bullseye compatible glass rods. Students learn to make basic glass beads, and then progress to making various shapes. Studio set-up and safety considerations are discussed. A $100 materials fee, payable to the instructor, covers all materials. This workshop is held offsite at the instructor’s studio in Maryland.

The ideal next step for the student who has some experience fusing, either in a kiln-forming course or independently, this workshop strengthens participant’s technical knowledge of fusing glass, allowing creativity to shine through. Learn to refine glass cutting and layup skills, anticipate and avoid common issues, how to use a circle cutter, and how to measure and cut glass to fit other pieces in a composition. Creating a plate and a coordinating piece of tableware, participants are introduced to basic design concepts. Simple methods for coldworking an edge are also covered. Finally, a refresher on firing schedules and proper firing techniques is reviewed so that students may work on their own and adapt firing schedules appropriately for personal kilns. A $100 materials fee is payable to the instructor. This workshop is held off-site at the instructors’ studio in Maryland.

$195 October 6 & 7, 2012

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

Introduction to Kiln-formed Glass Judith Conway

Ursula Marcum

Kevin O’Toole

Students explore the possibilities of kiln-formed glass as they learn the basics of glass cutting, firing schedules, glass compatibility, and annealing. Participants experiment with design possibilities using a wide variety of frit, stringers, confetti, and iridized glass to create a set of “Time & Temperature” tiles, a fused and slumped bowl, and several other projects. Both the technical and artistic sides of the medium of fused glass are shown. A $100 materials fee is payable to the instructor. This workshop is held off-site at the instructors’ studio in Maryland. $195 September 8 & 9, 2012

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10:00am–4:00pm

$195 February 2 & 3, 2013

(Sat–Sun)

10:00am–4:00pm

$195 June 1 & 2, 2013

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10:00am–4:00pm

Contemporary Glass Fusing for Jewelry Judith Conway

Ursula Marcum

Working in a professional glass studio, students create fused glass pendants, earrings, and pins in this introductory workshop while learning to exploit the transparency and depth of glass. Students learn the techniques of layering colored glass, using dichroic coatings, shaping blanks with saws and grinders, and using multiple firings to create a professional look. A $100 materials fee covers all materials and is payable to the instructor. This workshop is held offsite at the instructors’ studio in Maryland. $195 March 2 & 3, 2013

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10:00am–4:00pm

Ursula Marcum

$225 December 8 & 9, 2012

Kevin O’Toole

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10:00am–4:00pm

Mosaic Table Workshop Gene Sterud Students design and produce a table top using glass tiles, cement, and grout. A $70 fee covers a wrought iron table base, all materials, and the use of tools. $95 Sept 23, 30, & Oct 7, 2012 (Sunday)

1:30pm–3:30pm

Mosaic Mirror Workshop Gene Sterud Students design and produce a mosaic mirror frame using a broad selection of decorative materials, including glass tiles. If time allows, a second piece may be produced. A $30 fee covers the mirror, construction materials and supplies, and the use of tools. $50 October 14, 2012

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12:00pm–4:00pm

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Cover to Cover: How to Make Books Nancy Johnson Making your own books is easier than you may think. With some instruction, a few simple tools, and easy to find materials, participants gain the knowledge to make beautiful books step-by-step. The workshop includes instruction for making multiple types of books. The instructor collects a materials fee of $20 to cover the cost of consumable supplies. $175 December 1 & 2, 2012

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10:00am–4:00pm

Introduction to Pop-Up Books Nancy Johnson Making pop-ups involves trial and error and a sense of play. Students begin to understand how strategically placed folds raise and lower flaps, causing a specific effect. Participants make “working models” of each pop-up taught, and learn the magic behind each motion. The instructor collects a $20 materials fee to cover the cost of consumable supplies. $175 June 22 & 23, 2013

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10:00am–4:00pm

Paste Papers Hermineh Miller

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10:00am–4:00pm

Becoming Professional

Eileen Yeager & Ron Yeager This two-day workshop covers the fundamentals of matting and framing, excellent for artists, collectors or anyone interested in getting into the framing business. Students learn design and preservation techniques, knowledge of tools, basic and custom mats, hands-on mat cutting, mounting, and pre-cut frame assembly. A $20 materials fee, payable to instructor, covers supplies and use of tools. $175 January 5 & 6, 2013 $175 March 23 & 24, 2013 $175 June 22 & 23, 2013

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Creative Matting and Mounting Eileen Yeager & Ron Yeager Want to learn money saving decoration for mats? Improve traditional plain mats with pencils and paints, paper or fabric, gold pens and more. Learn to cut ovals, circles, or V-grooves. Float mounting, spacers, and shadow box mounting are covered in this hands-on workshop. Mat cutting experience is not necessary to take this workshop. A $20 materials fee, payable to instructor, covers supplies and use of tools. $95 September 15, 2012 $95 March 25, 2013

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10:00am–4:00pm 10:00am–4:00pm

Wood Frame Cutting and Joining

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$175 September 15 & 16, 2012

Basic Matting and Framing

Eileen Yeager & Ron Yeager This workshop picks up where pre-cut frame joining leave off. Students learn to cut to length, miter, join and assemble a wood frame. Painting and embellishing frames will be demonstrated. A $20 materials fee, payable to instructor, covers supplies and use of tools to build an 11” X 14” frame. $95 September 16, 2012 $95 January 4, 2013 $95 June 24, 2013

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10:00am–4:00pm 10:00am–4:00pm 10:00am–4:00pm Pete Duvall–Photograph

From Amateur to Professional Susan Abbott This very 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. $100 September 15, 2012

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10:00am–4:00pm

$100 March 23, 2013

(Saturday)

10:00am–4:00pm

Photographing Your Artwork Pete Duvall & Alison Duvall This workshop covers the basics of taking images of artwork for gallery submission, website use, or print reproduction. Lighting, lens use, backdrops, film and digital options are explored. Both 2-D and 3-D artwork are discussed. Participants should bring a camera (film or digital) that can be operated in full manual mode and notebook. No artwork needed. $95 January 6, 2013

(Sunday)

11:00am–4:00pm

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Becoming Professional Workshops

Originally used as wrapping and end papers in the 1650’s, paste papers offer exciting design possibilities to modern calligraphers. This workshop delves into a variety of tools and techniques used to make patterns on paper. Paper selection, making and coloring paste, and drying methods are also discussed. Paste making is demonstrated. Participants leave with hand-made samples of paste papers, several recipes for different pastes, and a bibliography.

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Travel Workshops The Art League offers workshops led by distinguished visiting instructors, as well as Art League instructors. Instruction in a specific medium is offered in concentrated 2-day to 2-week sessions. For individual brochures on any of the workshops listed below, please call Margaret Cerutti at 703-683-1780x13 or email margaretc@theartleague.org. Autumn in Pennsylvania: Painting Hickory Bridge Farm October 2012

Solomon’s Island, Autumn on the Eastern Shore

with Peter Ulrich

Plein air painting

October 2012

Bahamas, Winter Painting Retreat

With Susan Abbott

Plein air painting $1,665.00

March 2013

Paris, City of Light: Through the Eyes of the Artist

with Robert Liberace

Museum exploration/ drawing

Plein air painting

Spring 2013

Western Ireland

with Avis Fleming Plein air sketching/watercolor

May/June 2013

Painting the Pennsylvania Lavender Festival

With Bobbi Pratte

Plein air painting

June 2013

Plein air painting

June/July 2013

This document is funded in part by the Vir ginia Co mmis sio n for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts through a grant to The Art League.

February 9 – 13, 2013

Photographing the Wonders of Antiquity, Culture and Landscape: Ethiopia - The Cradle of Civilization with Andargé Asfaw Photography (open to artists of other media)

with Peter Ulrich

Provence, France with Susan Abbott

With Bobbi Pratte

Plein air painting

Southern Maryland, Amish Country

Spring 2013

T h e A r t L e a g u e t h a n k s t h e Alexandria Commission for the Arts for its generous support. P l e a s e consider donating t h r o u g h United Way #8069 or CFC #56520

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Travel Workshops

John Murray–Oil

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Faculty

Linda Hurt Knitter spinner and weaver with over fifteen years experience; BFA University of Washington Scott Hutchison MFA, George Washington University; BFA, Drake University Charles Johnson MA, University of Texas; BA, Centre College Donna Jones BA, Photography, College of Notre Dame of Maryland Joseph Kabriel MFA, BFA, Catholic 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, Skowegan; BA, Columbus College of Art and Design Diana Kreutz BA, University of Maryland Harriet Lawler Over 20 years of printmaking experience Tatyana Leykin MFA, Painting, Boston University; Post-Baccalaureate, Painting, Brandeis University; BFA, Painting, Boston University. Robert Liberace MFA, George Washington University Rosemary Luckett BS, Saint Mary College; studied with Jennie Lea Knight, Anne Truit, Hank Harmon; Marymount University Renate Maile-Moskowitz MFA, Costume Design, University of Maryland; BFA, Dance, University of Maryland; BS equivalent, Physical Education with Math and Biology, University of Stuttgart, Germany Frederick Markham MFA, George Washington University; Postbaccalaureate, University of Kentucky; BFA, Transylvania University Joyce McCarten BA, Penn State University; Corcoran College of Art + Design; Northern Virginia Community College Nancy McIntyre BFA, Rhode Island School of Design

Nancy Aldrich-Wolf BA, University of North Carolina

Blair Meerfeld BA, Adams State College

Andargé Asfaw Graduate of the Hallmark Institute of Photography

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

Kathlyn Avila-Reyes BS, Virgina State; Art Certification, Corcoran College of Art + Design

Ann Mullikin BFA, Pratt Institute; Hochschule für Bildende Kunste, Berlin

Nick Barnes BA, The Polytechnic School of Wolvehampton; Montgomery College

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

Penelope Barringer BFA, Syracuse University

John Murray Maryland Institute College of Art; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Carlos Beltràn Baldiviezo BFA, Mississippi State University

Lorraine Oerth BFA, The Philadelphia College of Art

Andrea Blackmon BS, University of Minnesota

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

John Blee MA, Painting, Hunter College; BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art; studied with Helen Frankenthaler and Robert Motherwell Julie Booth BA, Studio Art, Wesleyan University; Certificate Degree, Scientific Illustration, Rhode Island School of Design Gwen Bragg NWS; MFA, BS, James Madison University Michael Brehl MFA, University of Washington, Seattle; BFA, University of Wisconsin at Madison Peter Böttger MFA, Sculpture, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Sara Bukoski BFA, Savannah College of Art & Design, Painting, Magna Cum Laude

Suzanne Kordalski Parrish MA, George Mason; BFA Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Lindsay Pichaske MFA, University of Colorado; BFA, University of North Carolina Matthew Pinney MFA, Painting, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; BFA, Painting, Indiana University Sara Linda Poly Maryland Institute College of Art; Northern Virginia Community College; Prince George’s County Community College Jimmy Powers BS, James Madison University

Jim Burford MFA, Carnegie Mellon University; BS, University of Oregon

Bobbi Pratte Parsons School of Design

David Bowen Carter MFA, American University; BFA, James Madison University

Stephen Procopio BA in Studio Art, Mesiah College

Tina Chisena MFA, Towson University Jin Chung BA, Virginia Commonwealth University

Justin Pyles MAT, Corcoran School of Art + Design; BFA, Painting & Art History, Maryland Institute College of Art in Studio Art

Agda Cohen BSc, PhD, McMaster University, Canada

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

Susan Cohen MFA, George Washington University; BA, Smith College

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

Rachel Collins MALS, University of Wisconsin; BA, Middlebury College Delna Dastur MFA, Oil Painting, American University; BA, Wellesley College Danni Dawson MFA, BFA, George Washington University Karen Day BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art Pamela Day BA, Art, Lawrence University Sylvia DeMar BA, Fine Arts & Art History, University of Maryland; Spinning for over 25 years

Donna Reinsel Frostburg State University; BS, University of Maryland; Catholic University; BFA, Corcoran College of Art + Design Betzi Robinson BFA, Carnegie Mellon University Racquel Rosa Community College of Baltimore County; University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Carol Dupré MFA, George Washington University; BA, University of Maryland

Beverly Ryan MS, Columbia University; BA, Franklin and Marshall College; Corcoran College of Art + Design

Alison Duvall BFA, Photography, Syracuse University

Jacqueline Saunders MFA, University of Arkansas

Peter Duvall BFA, Photography, Syracuse University Candace Edgerley Northern Illinois University; Corcoran College of Art + Design Deborah Ellis AB, Fine Arts, 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 Avis Fleming AB, Bryn Mawr College, Philosophy, Cum Laude; Rhode Island School of Design; Pratt Institute Steven Fleming BA, Old Dominion University; Maryland College of Art and Design 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, Languages, West Chester University of Pennsylvania; MBA, Marymount College; knitting for over 40 years Abby Schindler Goldblatt MFA, BA, Kent State University Marilyn Harrington Springwater Fiber Workshop Artist Michael Heilman BA, JD, University of Wisconsin; 10 years making & weaving rugs Jack Heimerman BFA, Northern Arizona University Susan Herron NWS; BFA, University of Maryland

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 Joe Spollen BA, George Washington University; studio assistant to Peter Thrasher & William Woodward Marsha Staiger BA, University of Louisville in Kentucky Gene Sterud PHD, UCLA; mosaic artist in the master tradition George Tkabladze MFA & BFA, Sculpture, Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts, Tbilisi, Georgia. Tbilisi I. Nikoladze Art College, Tbilisi, Georgia. Priscilla Treacy MA, Printmaking, Villa Schifanoia, Graduate School of Fine Arts of Rosary College, Florence, Italy; BA, Studio Art, Oberlin College Mary Ellen Trozzo BA, University of Maryland; 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 Ali Wunder BA in Studio Art, Mesiah College Nick Xhiku BS and Post-graduate studies, Sculpture, Academy of Fine Arts, Tirana, Albania Jennifer Yamane MAT, George Mason University; BA in Studio Art, Middlebury College Dana Yang BFA, Savannah College of Art and Design


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