Art League Academy

The Art League Academy will meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays beginning in January at 9 AM in the main studio. We shall offer 6 sessions (2 in January, 2 in February, and 2 in March) that will cover basic art instruction such as: intro to watercolor painting, intro to drawing, the basics of perspective, etc.

Experienced, art-instructor members, who have volunteered to share their expertise in various areas, using standard techniques and materials, will present the sessions. The sessions will introduce the participants to a specific field of art, how to use a certain medium, and/or how to use associated materials.

Each session will have a limited number of participants.

Sign up on this web page and please, contact Rich Metcalf to cancel if you cannot attend.

See you then,
—Rich Metcalf

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Academy Class: Painting Basics
  • Description: This is an art class for beginners. The basics apply to any medium, whether oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel or colored pencil. We will review the strength of values, easy compositions, perspective, color mixing, simple color combinations that work, and the effectiveness of separating light and dark, as well as warm and cool colors. We shall be painting using oil paints, so wear old clothes just in case paint drips here or there. All materials will be supplied.
  • List of Materials:
    1. Sharp Pencil
    2. Notebook
    3. The two items above are for your own notes.
  • Date: Wednesday, 10 January 2018
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Where: Studio A
  • Instructor: Rich Metcalf
  • Last Date to sign up: Friday, 5 January 2018

The academy and standby lists are FULL.


Academy Class: Painting the Landscape
  • Description: We will explore ways to complete a landscape painting in soft pastels. The techniques and ideas shared will transfer to all other media as we will work primarily on how to translate the 3 dimensional landscape (photo) onto a two dimensional surface (pastel paper.) Step by step instruction will be provided. Do not be concerned if you have never used pastels in your artwork before. They are a great tool for learning new concepts. Soft pastels and paper will be provided.
  • List of Materials:
    1. Sharp pencil
    2. Notebook
  • Date: Wednesday, 24 January 2018
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Where: Studio A
  • Instructor: Betsy Kimbrough
  • Last Date to sign up: Friday, 19 January 2018

The academy and standby lists are FULL.


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Latest Update: 05/07/2017