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  • What is Gesture Drawing? Find Out, Saturdays This Fall
    by John Murray Gesture Drawing (Beginner/Intermediate) with John Murray Saturdays, 9:30 am–12:30 pm Starts September 23 What is gesture drawing, anyway? The phrase might bring to mind a game of charades, but it’s really all about “the essence of rhythm and movement,” says John Murray, an Art League instructor who will be teaching Gesture Drawing this Fall. by John Murray Gestural drawing is associated with loose, flowing, and expressive marks. The term can be used broadly — you’ll even see that we have a workshop called Gestural Florals — but ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, September 20, 2017By The Art League
  • A New 🍨 Record! 🙌
    The 2016 Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser set a record for most ice cream bowls sold: 1,741. This year, you took home 1,881 bowls — another new record! For the first time, we also sold these limited-edition handmade ice cream scoops, made by Steve, a participant in our IMPart program. Another milestone: We served our first drive-thru customer. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us, to all the ceramic artists who created the beautiful bowls, and to the volunteers who helped out during the event. We’ll see ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, September 19, 2017By The Art League
  • Artist Opportunities #389
    Alms by Art League instructor Saaraliisa Ylitalo. On Tuesdays, we gather a variety of artist opportunities around the DC area and beyond. Find one below and enter today — good luck! Click here for recent opportunities posts, and submit your opportunity listing here. Alexandria art purchases Deadline: October 1. The City of Alexandria (VA) is purchasing original art to add to the City’s art collection and to display in City-owned buildings. Artists, art galleries, and art consultants working or residing in Alexandria and the Washington, DC area are encouraged to respond to this ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, September 19, 2017By The Art League
  • BG Muhn on Contemporary North Korean Art
    Professor BG Muhn at his September 9 lecture at The Art League We had a great turnout for the most recent lecture in our Visiting Artist Series! BG Muhn, painter and art professor at Georgetown, spoke at The Art League September 9, sharing his research on contemporary art and artists in North Korea. We followed up with a few questions afterward, and here are BG’s responses: Is there an art “underground” in North Korea? BG Muhn: No, I doubt it. The concept of “underground” is what the people in a liberal ... Read More
    Published on Monday, September 18, 2017By The Art League
  • Never Too Late: Fall Classes Start Today!
    The 2017–18 school year at The Art League — the best place to take classes in the DC area — has officially begun! Are you going to join in? We saved a stool for you. Even though Fall term officially started Monday, it’s not too late to sign up. Many classes are yet to meet, including: Calligraphy with Hermineh Miller Stained Glass with Stephen Sherwin Tapestry with Tea Okropiridze Several sections of Basic Drawing (Adult) — featured in the video above Several sections of Throwing/Handbuilding Ceramics — another popular beginning class Mixed Media Abstract Collage with ... Read More
    Published on Monday, September 18, 2017By The Art League
  • Robot Portraits, Blacker Paint, Exhibits to See, & More Links
    A Dale Chihuly installation We’ve got lots to cover in this edition of Artful Links, so let’s jump right in. Happy clicking! Art-world news Many big-name artists employ assistants and others in their studios — Jeff Koons, Ai Weiwei, and Takashi Murakami, to name a few. Glass artist Dale Chihuly has never been shy about hiring teams of artists to work for him. Now, a court faces the question: “Who is Really Making ‘Chihuly Art’?” (New York Times) Black Iron Ursa, a sculpture made with Singularity Black paint by Jason Chase. ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, September 14, 2017By The Art League
  • How Artists Make Their “Mark”
    Artwork from “Mark,” including Sin of Innocence by Elaine Qiu A flash of charcoal, crumbling its way across the paper. A splash of watercolor, bleeding into unpredictable shapes. Or a blast of spray paint, making its statement on a brick wall. A mark represents a moment in time, recorded by the artist using any number of tools. Below, you’ll see marks created by a 3D pen, a camera, ceramic glaze, and rust. All these artists, artworks, and statements are in The Art League’s September exhibit, “Mark,” juried by Charles Jean-Pierre. ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, September 13, 2017By The Art League
  • Artist Opportunities #388
    Partly Cloudy by Art League instructor Fred Markham. On Tuesdays, we gather a variety of artist opportunities around the DC area and beyond. Find one below and enter today — good luck! Click here for recent opportunities posts, and submit your opportunity listing here. This is America Deadline: October 20. Gallery Underground in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia, invites artists working in all media to submit to “This Is America,” a national juried exhibition. Submit works depicting what you love – or don’t love – about America today. Works should be a reflection upon or ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, September 12, 2017By The Art League
  • What’s in a Bowl of Ice Cream?
    This guest post is by Jean Frank Stark. There is more in an ice cream bowl than ice cream when you purchase yours, September 16–17. You’ll enjoy the sweetness of knowing you’ve encouraged artists to experiment with creative ideas they might not have dared to try. Madeline Nossiff hasn’t thrown on the wheel since she left college over a year ago. “Finding the time, space and excuse to do what you love is a challenge,” she said. Because Madeline works in the office at The Art League school, she ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, September 12, 2017By Guest Blogger
  • It’s a Party, It’s an Art Workshop, It’s Both
    Here’s an idea for a party: get together over two days with your friends, some food and drinks, and a printing press. We can’t take all the credit for the idea: monotype parties hit the scene back in the 19th century, bringing artists together to try what was then a new medium. (It’s sometimes called “the painterly print.”) Read: What is a Monotype?Why a party? The Monotype Party remains the perfect setting to dive into what can be an experimental, unpredictable process. Everyone can share supplies — most ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, September 7, 2017By The Art League
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