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August 2016
$160

How to Paint Portraits Like a Master, with Norman Johansen

August 26 @ 9:30 am - August 28 @ 3:30 pm
How to Paint Portraits Like a Master, with Norman Johansen

Cost: $130 Members, $160 Non-Members

Learn how to prepare your canvas to achieve greater results. This course is designed to cover the use of a limited pallet and color layout, painting on a toned canvas. A ready to paint canvas will be issued, along with subject material and suggested supply list. Instructor will demonstrate each step of painting process. Please bring your own easel and existing painting supplies.

Note:
A repared 16×20 canvas and subject portrait photo will be supplied to each student. To skip time consuming drawing corrections and to get right into color mixing and painting, an outline of the subject will have been transferred to every canvas.

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Artwork Pick Up/ Drop Off

August 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pick up artwork from the August exhibit and drop off entries for the September show: Artist’s Choice, all media, 2D and 3D.

Artwork Pick Up/ Drop Off

August 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pick up artwork from the August exhibit and drop off entries for the September show: Artist’s Choice, all media, 2D and 3D.

$40

Tuesday Morning Adult Pottery

August 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday Morning Adult Pottery

$35 for members, $40 for non members
Sign up for 6 sessions for $180 for members, $216 for non members

Students will explore hand building techniques to make fun and functional art. Perfect for all levels of students from the beginner to more advanced. Adults and teens welcome.

Advance reservation is required to guarantee your spot.

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$25

Make a Glass Fish/Sailboat Window Hanger with Holden Becker

August 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

$20 for members, $25 for non members, plus $10 material fee

For kids of all ages. Learn the basics of creating a basic glass piece and make a Fish or Sailboat fused glass Window Hanger. The piece will be fired after the workshop and available for pick-up a few days later. No experience necessary! Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Material fee of $10 is payable directly to instructor.

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$25

Make a Glass Fish/Sailboat Window Hanger with Holden Becker

August 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

$20 for members, $25 for non members, plus $10 material fee

For kids of all ages. Learn the basics of creating a basic glass piece and make a Fish or Sailboat fused glass Window Hanger. The piece will be fired after the workshop and available for pick-up a few days later. No experience necessary! Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Material fee of $10 is payable directly to instructor.

To register: click here

September 2016

September Exhibits

September 1 @ 9:00 am - September 25 @ 4:00 pm

Featured in the Thaler Gallery:

20 Years in the Making, featuring Lesley McCaskill and Ricky Sears

Sears 4 Ricky Sears: “As my art teacher at Landon School from ’89-’93, when I was 9 until I was 13, Lesley inspired me to be as careful in observing nature – the light, textures, and colors in a garden, for instance – as she is when creating her own paintings. This exhibition features new oil paintings I created en plein air at sunrise in Bethany Beach and studio paintings created in Kensington, Maryland: both groups of paintings are the result of observations inspired by the changing qualities of light and its effect on the ocean and landscape. As a teacher myself at Landon where my interest in art was encouraged, I can only hope but cannot be certain what influence my encouragement will have on my students. I am grateful to the Art League for organizing this exhibition.”

McCaskill Clouds on the Water   watercolor


Lesley McCaskill
: “Since a young age I have been stimulated by creating art. Reacting to nature and exploring possibilities has been a natural thread over a lifetime.  Painting brings me joy while challenging me. Formal art education started at the Corcoran School of Art as a teen and continued with a BA in art and education from Webster University with continuing studies at American University, University of Maryland and workshops with other working artists. For years I have painted in watercolor outdoors on location. Working outdoors has allowed me to sustaining an emotional connection to ideas. Each work starts with writing my thoughts & quick sketches of abstract composition about an idea that intrigues me. This ritual has allowed me to paint with freedom.”

 

Featured in the Galleria:

Artists’ Choice, all media group show featuring local artists and members of the Art League.

In Studio E:

Forsberg2Carl Forsberg. Self taught photographer Carl Forsberg has a passion for photographing wildlife, especially all species of birds. He has been active in aviation most of his life and has always had an interest in things that fly, so it seems natural that he has developed an avocation of photographing and studying birds. He strives to capture the individuality and personality of his feathered friends in his work. Most of his time is spent studying his subjects and learning of their behavior and habits so that he may attempt to capture beautiful and unusual views into a world we often take for granted.

 

In the Spotlight Gallery:

Stepura b284 Serenity near Jolly RogerBarbara Stepura was born and raised in Washington, DC, and has lived in Southern Maryland for much of her adult life. A talented painter, Barbara is equally accomplished in both oils and watercolors. “As a life-long student, I continue to develop my skills and find great satisfaction and enjoyment from painting. I have discovered the challenges of ” en plein air” painting and find it is a process I most enjoy. Capturing a relatively “short moment in time” is a challenging endeavor. As a lover of the outdoors, I find the experience of translating my view of nature to canvas captivates me and transports me to a place of peace, contentment, and oneness with nature that is a marvel to savor.

 

In the Artisan Showcase:

Fkempton3ay Kempton grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania and left for college in the city of Philadelphia. Her professional career was in the Washington, DC area, and she retired to another small town in Delaware in 1999. “My passion for all things art and the challenge of exploring new mediums led me to venture from stained glass design into dichroic glass fusing. The brilliance, layering, and vibration of colors excite my creative energy. New shapes and color combinations emerge from my hands, like a carousel glimmering, reflecting and shining in the summer night.”

 

$25

Kids Afternoon Pottery: Ages 7+

September 1 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Kids Afternoon Pottery: Ages 7+

$20 for members, $25 for non members
Sign up for a 4 session pass: $72 for members, $90 for non members

Kids love to play with clay! Students will express themselves with a variety of projects as they build hand-eye coordination and have a great time! Cost includes all materials, clay, glazing, and firing.

Advanced registration is required to guarantee your spot.

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$40

Thursday Evening Adult Pottery

September 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday Evening Adult Pottery

$35 for members, $40 for non members
Sign up for 6 sessions for $180 for members, $216 for non members

Students will explore techniques to make fun and functional art. Perfect for all levels of students from the beginner to more advanced. Adults and teens welcome.

Advance reservation is required to guarantee your spot.

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First Friday Opening Reception for September Exhibits

September 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

$50

Plein Air Workshop with David Simpson

September 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Plein Air Workshop with David Simpson

$40 members, $50 non members.

Working in “plein air” can provide more challenges than it does triumphs. As many artists may know, dealing with the elements outdoors such as wind and constant changing light, only add to the list of challenges. This workshop will assist painters in selecting a subject to paint, adapting to changing light, and managing the ins and outs of the painting process outdoors. In plein air, finding a strategy that will benefit you is essential. As an instructor, providing insight in the painting process and developing a suitable strategy for each artist is my main goal in this workshop. In the event of rain, we will do the next best option: we will conduct this workshop in the upstairs classroom and paint the beautiful view of the 94th st canal from indoors, while still reviewing plein air topics in discussion. Some painting experience is necessary, and artists need to possess most materials.

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$31

Make a Glass Plate or Window Hanger with Holden Becker

September 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Make a Glass Plate or Window Hanger with Holden Becker

$25 for members, $31 for non members, plus $10 material fee

For kids of all ages. Learn the basics of creating a basic glass piece and make a 4×4” fused glass plate. The plate will be fired after the workshop and available for pick-up a few days later. No experience necessary! Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Material fee of $10 is payable directly to instructor.

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$31

Make a Fun Glass Piece with Holden Becker

September 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

$25 for members, $31 for non members, plus $10 material fee

Learn the basics of creating a glass piece and choose one of these exciting projects to make: glass plates, wall pictures, themed window hanger, night lights. No experience necessary!

For kids ages 4 and up. Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The piece will be fired after the workshop and available for pick-up a few days later.

Material fee of $10 is payable directly to instructor.

To register: click here

$31

Make a Fun Glass Piece with Holden Becker

September 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

$25 for members, $31 for non members, plus $10 material fee

Learn the basics of creating a glass piece. Choose one of these exciting projects to make: glass plates, wall pictures, themed window hanger, night lights. No experience necessary!

For kids ages 4 and up. Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The piece will be fired after the workshop and available for pick-up a few days later.

Material fee of $10 is payable directly to instructor.

To register: click here

$40

Tuesday Morning Adult Pottery

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday Morning Adult Pottery

$35 for members, $40 for non members
Sign up for 6 sessions for $180 for members, $216 for non members

Students will explore hand building techniques to make fun and functional art. Perfect for all levels of students from the beginner to more advanced. Adults and teens welcome.

Advance reservation is required to guarantee your spot.

To register: click here

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