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CLASSES

IN-PERSON & ONLINE

THE ART LEAGUE

105 NORTH UNION STREET, ALEXANDRIA, VA 2231

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SUMMER 2024

EXPRESSIVE FIGURE DRAWING

Elevate your work to expressive and dynamic results using inspiration from simple forms to the human figure. We will explore the expressive qualities of combining dry and wet media. In this three-day workshop, you will complete multiple focused yet loose works of art, from small to large. Emphasis will be placed on composition and a solid foundation of light and shadow while exploring the unique properties of combining charcoal with watercolor, acrylic, wax, and other contemporary mixed-media materials. All levels are welcome, but having a limited understanding of drawing the human figure, charcoal drawing, and water-media materials may be helpful. Model Fees are extra. 

 

REGISTRATION LINK:

https://www.theartleague.org/workshop/inspired-contemporary-drawings-paintings-charcoal-watercolor-drawings/

FALL 2024

EXPRESSIVE FIGURE DRAWING

MIXED-MEDIA

Tuesday 

9:30 am - 12:30 pm  IN-PERSON 

2:00 - 4:30 pm ONLINE

Learn the essential steps to bring a figure drawing to a high level of completion with dynamic and expressive qualities. This course will enable concentrated focus on the figure. Each week, emphasis is placed on careful observation of gesture, proportion, anatomical structure, line quality, and composition. As your drawing progresses, the focus will shift to components of creating a three-dimensional form, which includes rendering light and shadow, subtle tonal gradations, value, and personal mark-making. Learn to combine mixed-media materials to elevate your work. 

Model fees are extra.

ONLINE-The online class is taught via the Zoom digital platform. It includes lectures on technique, discussions of historic and contemporary masterworks of art to support the lesson, and instructor demonstrations. Extensive prepared notes are available on the class website, recordings, and a student gallery.  Private and group critiques of students' work will occur during the last hour of class.

Model fees are extra.

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FALL 2024

EXPRESSIVE WATERCOLOR

Magic of Watercolor

Monday 

9:30 am-12:30 pm   IN-PERSON

7:00 pm-10:00 pm 

2:00-4:30 pm ONLINE 

In this class, gain confidence and capture your interests in loose, vibrant, and expressive watercolor, clearly understanding what makes watercolor unique. This summer focus will encompass larger, loose watercolors and how to plan a more involved painting. Using nature, landscape, the human figure and still, students will explore the expressive character of painting with watercolor in the plein air setting. Embrace the magical qualities of watercolor, creating fresh, vital, and alive works of art while honing your brush and paint control to create luminous mixes and subtle nuances. The finished piece will be a record of that journey. 

This class will be using the platform Zoom.​

For more information, contact The Art League School at 703-683-2323.

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WORKSHOPS  

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LIGHT OF ITALY

Plein Air Watercolor Workshop

Viterbo, Italy

June 15-22, 2024
 

https://sites.google.com/view/viterboitalyworkshop2024/home

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THE ART LEAGUE

Plein-air Watercolor 

Hawaii 2025

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EXPRESSIVE FIGURE DRAWING

FRANCISCAN LIFE PROCESS CENTER

49331-9489 LOWELL CAMPUS, 11650 DOWNES ST,

LOWELL, MI  49331-9489
616-897-7842

Rescheduled due to COVID- Details to come.

I am excited to announce that I will be teaching an in-person figure drawing workshop in Grand Rapids, a date yet to be determined -  The Expressive Figure: Drawing the Human Spirit

It will be held on the exquisite grounds of the Franciscan Life Process Center. Please see this link for more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/.../susan-oneill-the... Capture the life and vitality of the human form through both classical and contemporary interpretations using charcoal and mixed media. This workshop will encompass how to capture the figure with confidence and energy.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/susan-oneill-the-expressive-figure-drawing-the-human-spirit-tickets-118681432359

DETAILS to come

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