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Stonesetting Continued

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Students learn to make custom settings with emphasis on building various styles of bezels, prong settings, and settings for unusual shaped stones. Techniques such as channel setting and fancy tube settings are introduced. There is also discussion of stone characteristics as they relate to design and fabrication of jewelry/wearable art.

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$270

5 sessions

Etching And Intaglio Techniques (Beg/Int)

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Beginning/ Intermediate Etching is a technique that allows the printmaker to achieve wide tonal range and unlimited detail. Using zinc plates students learn to produce images with line etching, aquatint, soft ground etching, and drypoint techniques as they print small editions. A $40 lab fee is payable to the instructor.  The Art League, through...

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$220

5 sessions

Drawing And Painting Projects

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

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 or medium is welcome. Emphasis is on composition, narrative, color, technique, and unity. Class time includes teacher demonstrations and individual help.  Students must supply their own photos or still life items...

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$220

9 sessions

Abstract Drawing And Painting (Beginning/Intermediate)

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

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...

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$220

9 sessions

Trompe L�Oeil And Photorealism

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

The difference between Photo Realism and Trompe LÕoeil is one of composition. This class includes instruction on those differences, as well as techniques for making texture, and creating a perfect illusion. New students work on an introductory project encompassing various techniques. Experienced participants have a choice of independent projects or...

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$220

9 sessions

Open-Life Drawing Sessions (Long Pose)

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

This monitored open studio is for participants of all levels who want to work from the model using their own media. Sessions require a minimum enrollment, thus registrations is encouraged over drop-in. Drop-in is for currently enrolled students and Art League members only. two consecutive sessions run each term. Students may bring their own supplies/media...

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$50

4 sessions

Hand Spindles: The Portable Spinning Choice

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

With a hand spindle, one can create the same great yarns that a spinning wheel produces with the luxury of taking it anywhere. The easy portable nature of hand spindles makes them a must for anyone with an interest in spinning. Students learn the fundamentals and applications of this tool as well as spinning, drafting, and finishing single and 2-ply...

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$105

3 sessions

Enameling On Metal

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Basic enameling techniques for beginners are taught every term. Advanced students may work on their own projects with teacherï ½s instruction in specialized techniques including cloisonnï ½ and the etching techniques of bassetaille and champlevï ½.  The Art League Jewelry and Metal program covers various aspects of designing and creating...

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$195

3 sessions

Knitting Projects: Beyond Square

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

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.

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$105

4 sessions

Fast Track To Jewelry: Wax Model Casting And Multiples

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

This class is for the beginning jewelry student who wants a fast and economical way to create jewelry. It is also for the experienced student and jewelry maker who wants to produce work to market at a competitive price. Wax modeling partners perfectly with basic metal jewelry classes and is particularly useful to the beginner in ring making. The ability...

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$240

5 sessions

Mosaics

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Students design and create a fine art mosaic piece using a variety of materials such as glass, ceramic, stone, shell, metal, and polymer. Planning and design, including selection of materials, methods and tools will be covered. Several projects will be offered, or students may bring in a project of their choice with instructor guidance.  A materials...

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$200

9 sessions

Landscape Painting

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

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$160

4 sessions

Hand Stitching Continued: Surface And Structure

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Students take their stitching to the next level...and the third dimension! Participants focus on manipulating basic hand stitches to build rich surfaces and structures, creating a number of dimensional stitch samplers and a finished piece, inspired by nature.  A supply list is available in the school store. A $20 materials fee is payable to the...

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$175

7 sessions

Plein Air Landscape Painting

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This class focuses on simplifying the 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. ...

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$220

6 sessions

All About Wool

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

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

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$105

3 sessions

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