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Mar
4
Sun
2018
Member Meeting & Art Supplies Swap @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sunday, March 4 from 4-6pm

member meeting and art swapThe time is here! Join us at our most popular All Members Meeting: Del Ray Artisans’ annual Art Supplies Swap! If you haven’t already, check your studios, basements, closets, attics—wherever you have stashed those old art supplies that you really thought you would use, and bite the bullet… if you haven’t used them yet—give someone else a chance! And maybe you will find a new project waiting for you!

Please bring your old supplies with you to the meeting. This year, we are asking that you to take a look at what you have and see if any or all can be donated to the Prison Art on a Mission—an initiative run by local artist, Kelli Sincock. A list of the much-needed / prison-approved list of items is provided below.

Any supplies not donated to Prison Art on a Mission will be collected and displayed in the middle of the room. Light refreshments will be served as we learn about the latest Del Ray Artisans news and view the supplies. We will then pull names from a hat to take turns choosing “new” supplies! I can’t wait to see what everyone brings this year!

—Sophia Suarez, Director of Membership, Membership@DelRayArtisans.org

Donation Drive

Please consider bringing the following new or old art supplies to Del Ray Artisans’ Art Supplies Swap (Sunday, March 4 at 4pm) and designating as a donation to Prison Art on a Mission:

  • Pads of Drawing Paper
  • Pads of Bristol Board
  • Tracing Paper
  • Small cardboard backed canvases (8×10)
  • Drawing Pencils of various hardnesses
  • Kneaded Erasers
  • Gum Erasers
  • White Erasers
  • Smudge Sticks
  • Acrylic Paints (especially black and white)
  • Chalk Pastels
  • Charcoal sticks
  • Conte Crayons
  • Paint Brushes
  • Carbon Paper
  • Stencils
  • Repositional Tape
  • Paper Plates
  • Styrofoam Cups

You may even consider ordering new supplies from Blick, and, if you use this “shop now” link within 24 hours of clicking, Blick will donate up to 10% of sales to Del Ray Artisans.

 

Mar
5
Mon
2018
Partners in Art @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Partners in Art @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Looking for a chance to get together with other creative people to discuss art and exchange ideas? Then, come to a meeting of our cooperatively led Partners in Art group. This program is free of charge and open to all. Contact Katherine Rand (katherine@katherinerand.com) or Suzanne Tillman (zannet@verizon.net) with questions.

Mar
7
Wed
2018
Life Drawing – Short/Long Poses @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Figure 04 by Linda Lowery
“Figure 04” by Linda Lowery

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 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.

The fee for each three-hour session is $10 for DRA members and $12 for non-members. Two-hour sessions are $8 for members and $10 for non-members.

Short/Long Pose Sessions

The three-hour short/long pose sessions start with some short 1 to 5-minute warm-up poses and progressively move into longer poses lasting 10 to 45 minutes. These sessions provide a great opportunity to refine your drawing and observation skills.

Life Drawing – Long Poses @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Artwork by Linda Lowery
Artwork by Linda Lowery

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 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.

The fee for each three-hour session is $10 for DRA members and $12 for non-members. Two-hour sessions are $8 for members and $10 for non-members.

Long Pose Sessions

If you want to spend an extended amount of time on a pose, come to our long pose sessions. These sessions are generally composed of two long poses with perhaps a few warm-ups at the start.

Mar
11
Sun
2018
Nature Journaling @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cedar Trail by Margaret Wohler
“Cedar Trail” by Margaret Wohler

Come learn how to set up and maintain a field sketch journal! Margaret Wohler is a 22-year park naturalist at Huntley Meadows Park who teaches art and provides technical illustration. Learn how to explore and draw the natural world and improve your observational skills. Teach your eyes to see while drawing nature!

The class will cover:

  • The history of field sketching
  • Basic outdoor drawing skills
  • How to set up a field sketch page for nature observation

Instructor will provide each student with a field art kit to keep if they purchase a full-price ticket. Otherwise, students must bring their own supplies.

Class size: 5-20.

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Mar
13
Tue
2018
Board Meeting @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board Meeting @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Active members are welcome to visit any Board meeting. If you wish to address the Board or bring something up to the Board during one of these meetings, contact Kathryn Brown at in advance of the meeting to be included on the agenda.

Mar
21
Wed
2018
Life Drawing – Short/Long Poses @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Figure 04 by Linda Lowery
“Figure 04” by Linda Lowery

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 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.

The fee for each three-hour session is $10 for DRA members and $12 for non-members. Two-hour sessions are $8 for members and $10 for non-members.

Short/Long Pose Sessions

The three-hour short/long pose sessions start with some short 1 to 5-minute warm-up poses and progressively move into longer poses lasting 10 to 45 minutes. These sessions provide a great opportunity to refine your drawing and observation skills.

Life Drawing – Long Poses @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Artwork by Linda Lowery
Artwork by Linda Lowery

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 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.

The fee for each three-hour session is $10 for DRA members and $12 for non-members. Two-hour sessions are $8 for members and $10 for non-members.

Long Pose Sessions

If you want to spend an extended amount of time on a pose, come to our long pose sessions. These sessions are generally composed of two long poses with perhaps a few warm-ups at the start.