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Abstract In Oil Or Acrylic - Beyond The Tangible

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

This class focuses on the development of non-objective paintings. Beginners concentrate on painting basics and compositional structure while advanced students reach more deeply into 20th century and contemporary styles of abstraction. All students explore personal expression, mark-making techniques, and painting on a variety of surfaces. Pulling from...

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$260

9 sessions

Manga, Comics & Cartooning (Ages 13 - Adult)

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

Students (age 13 to adult) at all levels of artistic ability will advance their skills with further instruction in comic-creation techniques. Emphasis will be placed on improving visual storytelling and refining production processes such as drafting, inking and coloring. Participants will produce a short comic and receive coaching to take their art...

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$200

9 sessions

Portrait Drawing

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

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. ...

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$220

9 sessions

Knitting (Beginning/ Intermediate)

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

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....

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$125

5 sessions

Intermediate Spinning with Varied Materials

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

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...

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$160

7 sessions

Intermediate Painting (Oil Or Acrylic)

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

This class strengthens the perceptual and technical skills of students with prior experience in painting and drawing. Students work from observation and explore source material and subjects of their own choosing. The class focuses on working toward an individual aesthetic while considering the tensions of lines, shapes, planes, values, and colors in...

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$220

9 sessions

Basic Weaving

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

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 and independent project. A $15 materials fee is payable on the first day. Students may rent a loom for $25. The Studio provides large workspaces with an assortment...

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$200

9 sessions

Basic Drawing (Adult)

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

This adult 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 learn to develop the ability to see as artists. The class works with a variety of subjects including still life, landscape and occasionally figure. Students...

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$195

9 sessions

Drawing And Painting (Ages 9-12)

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

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. Students need to purchase supplies for this class. A list of recommended...

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$200

9 sessions

Beginning / Intermediate Sculpture

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

This course introduced students to the techniques and skills to achieve artistic expression through volume. Students discover the main principles of proportion along with the mysteries and surprises that accompany the creative process. Participants may work with a model, or bring in their own concepts for sculptures. Students are free to explore abstract...

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$265

9 sessions

Basic Drawing

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

This adult 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 learn to develop the ability to see as artists. The class works with a variety of subjects including still life, landscape and occasionally figure. Students...

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$195

9 sessions

Lithography (Stone And Metal Plate)

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

Lithography enables artists to use a wide range of techniques to achieve multiple prints including crayons and pencil shading, washes, and pen & ink. Students learn to grind a stone and/or prepare a metal plate, develop an image, and print a small edition.  A $45 lab fee is payable to the instructor. Open to all experience levels. The Art...

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$240

6 sessions

Tapestry

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

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....

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$200

9 sessions

Clay Sculpture For Teens

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

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

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$200

8 sessions

Stonesetting: Guide To A Creative Tradition

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

Covering the basics for setting cabochon and faceted stones, tension, prong, bezel and flush mounts, students explore the design and nature of each to enhance and develop their own work. Using precast as well as your own fabricated pieces, you will set a variety of semiprecious stones. A full list of stone shapes/sizes, tools and metals are available...

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$270

5 sessions

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