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

Please re-visit for further updates and go to http://www.artleague.info/art-league-academy for further information.

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.


Academy Class: Introduction to Collage
  • Description: Collage is the artistic process of gluing and assembling various materials to a flat surface. This class is for those who have never tried collage but are interested in learning the basics! The session will include demonstrations on various methods to make your own collage papers and how to create a pleasing art piece. You will then work on creating your own collage with provided materials!
  • List of Materials:
    1. Paper and pencil for your own notes
    2. Scissors
    3. Old credit card
    4. Roll of paper towels
    5. Water container
  • Date: Wednesday, 14 February 2018
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Where: Studio A
  • Instructor: Altie Metcalf
  • Last Date to sign up: Wednesday, 7 February 2018

The academy and standby lists are FULL.


Academy Class: Introduction to Abstract Painting
  • Description: A fun class finding out about Abstract. A good painting of any kind needs to have certain elements. We will discuss these and then PLAY with them. Bring any media that you have and like to work with. Tools: brushes, palette knives, sponges, glue, scissors, water container, paper towels and anything else you have that you might want to try. Remember this is PLAY, so do not get all tied up about supplies.
  • List of Materials:
    1. Paper or small canvases to work on
    2. Items listed above -- anything else you want to try
  • Date: Wednesday, 28 February 2018
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Where: Studio A
  • Instructor: Amy Pilger
  • Last Date to sign up: Wednesday, 21 February 2018

The academy and standby lists are FULL.


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Latest Update: 12/17/2017