Del Ray Artisans | Free June 2024 Workshops

By East City Art Editorial Team on June 5, 2024
‘Working Out St. Elmo’s” watercolor by Cathy Messina

Del Ray Urban Sketchers
Workshop: Sunday, June 9 from 1-3pm
Come join the Del Ray Artisans Urban Sketchers on Sunday, June 9 from 1-3 PM at St. Elmo’s Coffee Shop in Del Ray. Free. Del Ray Urban Sketchers operates on a drop-in basis and typically meets the second Sunday of each month. Bring your supplies and join us to produce still life, figure or architecture subjects in your sketchbook. Participants will spend some time putting their skills into practice and then reconvene for a review of finished works

Venue address and contact info
St. Elmo’s
2300 Mt. Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA

Watercolor by Linda Lowery

Life Drawing Sessions – Tuesdays, June 18 and June 25, 7-9pm (free/drop-in)
Looking for a chance to hone your figure drawing skills? Del Ray Artisans offers a range of open life drawing sessions for just this purpose. Both nude and clothed models are featured. (Models will be nude unless otherwise noted.) These sessions operate on a free drop-in basis so there is no need to register in advance. Bring your supplies and join us at the gallery to draw or paint from our live models. We don’t supply easels but you are welcome to bring your own if you want to use one. Please no acrylics or oils; pastels, watercolor and ink are permissible. All skill levels are welcome

“Bee Balm” drawing by Meredith D’Amore; photo by Meredith D’Amore

Nature Journaling Club
Workshop: Saturday, June 29 from 10-2pm

Practiced by artists and naturalists alike, nature journaling is a centuries-old exercise in refining our powers of observation, appreciation for nature, drawing skills, and mindful presence. This group is open to all experience levels as we meet to sketch, connect, and learn together! No need to sign up, and it is free!

Come enjoy the outdoors and join the Del Ray Artisans Nature Journaling Club. We meet at 10am in front of Del Ray Artisans on the final Saturday morning of the month (except not in July, November, and December). Participants will need to bring their own sketchbooks and supplies. We will have plenty of time for sketching in nature before gathering again at 11:30am to share our sketches and observations and discuss tips and tools for nature journaling in the wild. We hope you will join us as we strengthen our art and inquiry practice together!

Del Ray Artisans
2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA