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Jun
1
Thu
2017
First Thursday @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First Thursday (April-September from 6pm-dark)Del Ray Artisans celebrates First Thursday, a Del Ray community event from 6-9pm along Mount Vernon Avenue from April through September. Each month has a different theme:

  • April 13, 2017 [rain date] – Hats Along The Avenue
  • May 4, 2017 – Dog Days in Del Ray
  • June 1, 2017 – Health & Wellness
  • July 6, 2017 – Red, White & Blue
  • August 3, 2017 – Staycation
  • September 7, 2017 – Music/Dance/Art
Jun
2
Fri
2017
“Red, White and Tuna” Theater Night at The Little Theatre of Alexandria @ The Little Theatre of Alexandria
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Little Theatre of Alexandria - Red, White and Tuna - June 2, 2017 - Del Ray Artisans
Del Ray Artisans’ “Red, White and Tuna” Theater Night at The Little Theatre of Alexandria on June 2, 2017

As we’re celebrating Del Ray Artisans’ 25th Anniversary, join us for an evening at The Little Theatre of Alexandria’s “Red, White and Tuna” comedy production, complete with opening reception and champagne intermission, plus a “fish art” exhibit and raffle on Friday, June 2, 2017.

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The reception starts at 6:30pm and features heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and refreshments, an art exhibit, and the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to play for your favorite fishy art.

The curtain goes up at 8pm, and the play will be performed by The Little Theatre of Alexandria’s actors. An intermission will feature Champagne and cupcakes, plus the art raffle drawing!

Tickets are just $45 each. All proceeds support Del Ray Artisans nonprofit. Tickets for this special Theater Night will only be sold through Del Ray Artisans. Tickets can be purchased at the gallery or online.
Note: Online ticket purchases will be available for pick up at Will Call at the theater on the day of the event when the doors open.

Play Synopsis: The play welcomes you to Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal, Patsy Cline never dies, and the residents never stop listening to OKKK, the local radio station. In this production, two actors again create the memorable population of Tuna, including a few hippies who have returned to their roots for their high school reunion. Is Tuna ready for them? Join the wild ride of quick changes and comedic characterizations.

The “fish art” Exhibit: The artworks for raffle are by Del Ray Artisans members: Linda Elliff, Theresa Kulstad, Karen Schmitz, Guy Jones, John Bordner and Angela Calos. Purchase raffle tickets at the reception and drop them in the fish bowl in front of the art piece you hope to win. The raffle drawing will be at the conclusion of the Champagne Celebration Intermission. Raffle tickets will also be available at the gallery before the show, and you need not be present to win.

For more information, contact the organizers John Bordner (vp@delrayartisans.org) and Angela Calos (imsureiam@gmail.com).

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Jun
4
Sun
2017
Life Drawing – Gesture @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Jun 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Sheba seated by Katherine Rand
“Sheba seated” by Katherine Rand

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.

Gesture Sessions

Come to the gesture sessions to loosen up and participate in a fun, fast-paced drawing experience. These two-hour sessions are composed primarily of dynamic 1 to 5-minute poses. Occasionally different drawing exercises are employed to keep things interesting.

Jun
5
Mon
2017
Partners in Art @ Del Ray Artisans gallery
Jun 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.

Jun
7
Wed
2017
Life Drawing – Short/Long Poses (Clothed Model) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Life DrawingLooking 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
Jun 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.

Jun
21
Wed
2017
Life Drawing – Short/Long Poses @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Jun 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
Jun 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.

Jun
26
Mon
2017
Grown-Ups Art Camp 2017 @ Del Ray Artisans gallery
Jun 26 – Jul 14 all-day

Grown Ups Art Camp (GUAC) is a collection of workshops (day, night, weekday, weekend)—for anyone and everyone—scheduled from June 26 – July 14, 2017. Register for as many workshops as you want!

Del Ray Artisans is offering many fun, exciting, and artful workshops and sessions for you to choose from. Check back in May to see the schedule and workshop descriptions.

Facility

When visiting the Del Ray Artisans gallery, parking is available on Mount Vernon or Commonwealth avenues, or in the small parking lot next to the park (lot entrance is on Commonwealth Ave). The facility is handicapped accessible and bathrooms are available. The gallery has a kitchen, including a refrigerator and microwave if needed.

Policies

  • You may register online, by mail or at the gallery. Registration must include payment in order for you to be fully registered for the workshop. Any registrations without payment will not reserve your spot in the workshop until payment has been received.
  • If a workshop does not reach the minimum number of students within 3 days of the workshop, it may be cancelled at the Instructor’s discretion. If you are already registered (and paid) for a workshop that is cancelled, your whole registration amount will be refunded.
  • If you request to withdraw from a workshop 72 hours or more before the day of the workshop, Del Ray Artisans will refund the Workshop Fee and any Supply Fee minus a 15% processing fee.
  • No refunds will be provided for cancellations less than 72 hours before the day of the workshop.

Questions or Feedback

Contact Office Manager at Gallery@DelRayArtisans.org.

Jul
6
Thu
2017
First Thursday @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First Thursday (April-September from 6pm-dark)Del Ray Artisans celebrates First Thursday, a Del Ray community event from 6-9pm along Mount Vernon Avenue from April through September. Each month has a different theme:

  • April 13, 2017 [rain date] – Hats Along The Avenue
  • May 4, 2017 – Dog Days in Del Ray
  • June 1, 2017 – Health & Wellness
  • July 6, 2017 – Red, White & Blue
  • August 3, 2017 – Staycation
  • September 7, 2017 – Music/Dance/Art
Jul
17
Mon
2017
Art Camp 2017 @ Del Ray Artisans gallery
Jul 17 all-day

Welcome to Art CampWEEK ONE: July 17 – 21, 2017 from 9am-4pm daily
(with gallery show on Saturday, July 22, 1-3pm)
or
WEEK TWO: July 24-28, 2017 from 9am-4pm daily
(with gallery show on Saturday, July 29, 1-3pm)

For Ages: 8-14 (no more than 22 children per week)

Del Ray Artisans invites young campers to spend a week creating art with professional artist instruction. All artist supplies are provided. There will also be a one-day only gallery show held on July 22nd and July 29th to show off the students’ work from their week of camp.

Architecture and Adventures 2017 theme: Build BIG using all kinds of materials and inspiration!  To build BIG, we will be investigating different architecture from near and far and learning how materials, texture, form and design come together to make memorable structures.  Working with everything from cardboard and paint to clay and natural materials, our ideas will have no bounds!

Art Camp will be at the Del Ray Artisans gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301. The gallery is handicap accessible. For more information, contact the Art Camp Administrator/Youth Programs Director at and Office Manager at Gallery@DelRayArtisans.org.

Registration

You must register in advance. Register for either Week One or Week Two. Cost is $300/child until June 1 and $325/child after June 1. Your application is not complete until payment is received. You may pay with cash, check, or credit card at the gallery or by credit card online (instructions in the application).

Scholarship support may be available – contact Gallery@DelRayArtisans.org or stop by the gallery for an application.

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Alternatively, you may fill out a paper application at the gallery (Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301). Contact the Office Manager at Gallery@DelRayArtisans.org with any questions.

 


Art CampSponsor a Camper

Interested in sponsoring a camper? For a donation of $300 you can send a youth to camp for a week (all art supplies and instruction fees are included).

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Jul
18
Tue
2017
Art Camp 2017 @ Del Ray Artisans gallery
Jul 18 all-day

Welcome to Art CampWEEK ONE: July 17 – 21, 2017 from 9am-4pm daily
(with gallery show on Saturday, July 22, 1-3pm)
or
WEEK TWO: July 24-28, 2017 from 9am-4pm daily
(with gallery show on Saturday, July 29, 1-3pm)

For Ages: 8-14 (no more than 22 children per week)

Del Ray Artisans invites young campers to spend a week creating art with professional artist instruction. All artist supplies are provided. There will also be a one-day only gallery show held on July 22nd and July 29th to show off the students’ work from their week of camp.

Architecture and Adventures 2017 theme: Build BIG using all kinds of materials and inspiration!  To build BIG, we will be investigating different architecture from near and far and learning how materials, texture, form and design come together to make memorable structures.  Working with everything from cardboard and paint to clay and natural materials, our ideas will have no bounds!

Art Camp will be at the Del Ray Artisans gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301. The gallery is handicap accessible. For more information, contact the Art Camp Administrator/Youth Programs Director at and Office Manager at Gallery@DelRayArtisans.org.

Registration

You must register in advance. Register for either Week One or Week Two. Cost is $300/child until June 1 and $325/child after June 1. Your application is not complete until payment is received. You may pay with cash, check, or credit card at the gallery or by credit card online (instructions in the application).

Scholarship support may be available – contact Gallery@DelRayArtisans.org or stop by the gallery for an application.

Register Now

Alternatively, you may fill out a paper application at the gallery (Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301). Contact the Office Manager at Gallery@DelRayArtisans.org with any questions.

 


Art CampSponsor a Camper

Interested in sponsoring a camper? For a donation of $300 you can send a youth to camp for a week (all art supplies and instruction fees are included).

Donate Now

Jul
19
Wed
2017
Art Camp 2017 @ Del Ray Artisans gallery
Jul 19 all-day

Welcome to Art CampWEEK ONE: July 17 – 21, 2017 from 9am-4pm daily
(with gallery show on Saturday, July 22, 1-3pm)
or
WEEK TWO: July 24-28, 2017 from 9am-4pm daily
(with gallery show on Saturday, July 29, 1-3pm)

For Ages: 8-14 (no more than 22 children per week)

Del Ray Artisans invites young campers to spend a week creating art with professional artist instruction. All artist supplies are provided. There will also be a one-day only gallery show held on July 22nd and July 29th to show off the students’ work from their week of camp.

Architecture and Adventures 2017 theme: Build BIG using all kinds of materials and inspiration!  To build BIG, we will be investigating different architecture from near and far and learning how materials, texture, form and design come together to make memorable structures.  Working with everything from cardboard and paint to clay and natural materials, our ideas will have no bounds!

Art Camp will be at the Del Ray Artisans gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301. The gallery is handicap accessible. For more information, contact the Art Camp Administrator/Youth Programs Director at and Office Manager at Gallery@DelRayArtisans.org.

Registration

You must register in advance. Register for either Week One or Week Two. Cost is $300/child until June 1 and $325/child after June 1. Your application is not complete until payment is received. You may pay with cash, check, or credit card at the gallery or by credit card online (instructions in the application).

Scholarship support may be available – contact Gallery@DelRayArtisans.org or stop by the gallery for an application.

Register Now

Alternatively, you may fill out a paper application at the gallery (Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301). Contact the Office Manager at Gallery@DelRayArtisans.org with any questions.

 


Art CampSponsor a Camper

Interested in sponsoring a camper? For a donation of $300 you can send a youth to camp for a week (all art supplies and instruction fees are included).

Donate Now

Jul
20
Thu
2017
Art Camp 2017 @ Del Ray Artisans gallery
Jul 20 all-day

Welcome to Art CampWEEK ONE: July 17 – 21, 2017 from 9am-4pm daily
(with gallery show on Saturday, July 22, 1-3pm)
or
WEEK TWO: July 24-28, 2017 from 9am-4pm daily
(with gallery show on Saturday, July 29, 1-3pm)

For Ages: 8-14 (no more than 22 children per week)

Del Ray Artisans invites young campers to spend a week creating art with professional artist instruction. All artist supplies are provided. There will also be a one-day only gallery show held on July 22nd and July 29th to show off the students’ work from their week of camp.

Architecture and Adventures 2017 theme: Build BIG using all kinds of materials and inspiration!  To build BIG, we will be investigating different architecture from near and far and learning how materials, texture, form and design come together to make memorable structures.  Working with everything from cardboard and paint to clay and natural materials, our ideas will have no bounds!

Art Camp will be at the Del Ray Artisans gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301. The gallery is handicap accessible. For more information, contact the Art Camp Administrator/Youth Programs Director at and Office Manager at Gallery@DelRayArtisans.org.

Registration

You must register in advance. Register for either Week One or Week Two. Cost is $300/child until June 1 and $325/child after June 1. Your application is not complete until payment is received. You may pay with cash, check, or credit card at the gallery or by credit card online (instructions in the application).

Scholarship support may be available – contact Gallery@DelRayArtisans.org or stop by the gallery for an application.

Register Now

Alternatively, you may fill out a paper application at the gallery (Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301). Contact the Office Manager at Gallery@DelRayArtisans.org with any questions.

 


Art CampSponsor a Camper

Interested in sponsoring a camper? For a donation of $300 you can send a youth to camp for a week (all art supplies and instruction fees are included).

Donate Now

Jul
21
Fri
2017
Art Camp 2017 @ Del Ray Artisans gallery
Jul 21 all-day

Welcome to Art CampWEEK ONE: July 17 – 21, 2017 from 9am-4pm daily
(with gallery show on Saturday, July 22, 1-3pm)
or
WEEK TWO: July 24-28, 2017 from 9am-4pm daily
(with gallery show on Saturday, July 29, 1-3pm)

For Ages: 8-14 (no more than 22 children per week)

Del Ray Artisans invites young campers to spend a week creating art with professional artist instruction. All artist supplies are provided. There will also be a one-day only gallery show held on July 22nd and July 29th to show off the students’ work from their week of camp.

Architecture and Adventures 2017 theme: Build BIG using all kinds of materials and inspiration!  To build BIG, we will be investigating different architecture from near and far and learning how materials, texture, form and design come together to make memorable structures.  Working with everything from cardboard and paint to clay and natural materials, our ideas will have no bounds!

Art Camp will be at the Del Ray Artisans gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301. The gallery is handicap accessible. For more information, contact the Art Camp Administrator/Youth Programs Director at and Office Manager at Gallery@DelRayArtisans.org.

Registration

You must register in advance. Register for either Week One or Week Two. Cost is $300/child until June 1 and $325/child after June 1. Your application is not complete until payment is received. You may pay with cash, check, or credit card at the gallery or by credit card online (instructions in the application).

Scholarship support may be available – contact Gallery@DelRayArtisans.org or stop by the gallery for an application.

Register Now

Alternatively, you may fill out a paper application at the gallery (Del Ray Artisans, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301). Contact the Office Manager at Gallery@DelRayArtisans.org with any questions.

 


Art CampSponsor a Camper

Interested in sponsoring a camper? For a donation of $300 you can send a youth to camp for a week (all art supplies and instruction fees are included).

Donate Now