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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

Calligraphy

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

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...

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$200

9 sessions

Portrait Painting (Oil Or Pastel)

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

Intermediate-- Students of the long pose enjoy a 3-to 5-week pose to produce a finished painting. Participants study the structure of the head, the skull, the muscles, the planes on the face, and the features. Students also learn to create skin tone through color studies. Homework assignments deal with clothing and background. The instructor demonstrates...

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$375

9 sessions

Wood And Stone Sculpture

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

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

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$245

9 sessions

Foundation Painting

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

Beginning/Intermediate This is a class about color: how its intensity temperature, and value create space. The understanding of color changes depending on its visual context. Students progress through a series of projects with still life. Starting with limited palettes that do not mimic the still life projects, students must understand the relationships...

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$220

9 sessions

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