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Nov
8
Wed
2017
Pre-order Del Ray Artisans 2018 Wall Calendar Deadline
Nov 8 all-day
Pre-order Del Ray Artisans 2018 Wall Calendar Deadline

Del Ray Artisans’ 2018 Wall Calendar featuring artwork by Del Ray Artisans members is available for pre-order now at just $16/calendar. (Regular price $19/calendar.) Pre-order price only available until the calendars arrive on November 9. When the calendars arrive at the gallery, just come pick up! (If you have pre-ordered, you will be notified when calendars arrive.)

PLEASE NOTE: Calendars will NOT be shipped. You will be notified when your order is ready to be picked up, and then come pick it up at your convenience!

Pre-populated events in the calendar include Del Ray Artisans events, community events, national holidays, and major religious holidays.

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Life Drawing – Short/Long Poses (Clothed Model) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Nov 8 @ 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
Nov 8 @ 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.

Nov
14
Tue
2017
Board Meeting @ Del Ray Artisans gallery
Nov 14 @ 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 the DRA Secretary Kathryn Brown at in advance of the meeting to be included on the agenda.

Nov
15
Wed
2017
Basic Leather Working: The Art of Embossing @ Del Ray Artisans
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This workshop is full! We are not taking any more registrations.

Workshop: Basic Leather Working:  The Art of Embossing
Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 6-9pm
Instructor: Lynn Fernandez
Instruction Fee: $25 Del Ray Artisans member / $35 Non-member
Supplies Fee: $15 per person
Class size: maximum of 6 participants

Join artist and instructor Lynn Fernandez in another exciting workshop!  Lynn, owner of “Now Brace Yourself”, handcrafts leather costumes and accessories.  She describes herself as a collector of odds and ends, maker of gadgets, treasure seeker, and costume creator.  Students in this class will learn the art of embossing images and textures into properly cased leather.  Each student will walk away with a custom cuff or wallet at the end of class.  Students who have taken leather course previously will further enhance their existing knowledge, and may have time to complete both projects.  Just in time for the holiday, dazzle a loved one with a hand-made gift!

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Nov
20
Mon
2017
Open Theme (at the Durant Arts Center) Call for Entry Deadline @ Durant Arts Center
Nov 20 @ 11:30 pm – 11:59 pm
Bermuda (2) by Eileen O'Brien
“Bermuda (2)” by Eileen O’Brien

Del Ray Artisans Members Only
Gallery Without Walls Call for Entry
Open Theme at the Durant Arts Center
November 27, 2017 – February 26, 2018

Artists must submit their entries via the online entry form by 11:59pm on Monday, November 20, 2017 to be considered for the exhibit.

Save the Date
RECEPTION: Monday, December 11 from 6-8pm at the Durant Center.

Nov
23
Thu
2017
Gallery Closed on Thanksgiving @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Nov 23 all-day
Gallery Closed on Thanksgiving @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

The gallery is closed on Thanksgiving Day, but will be open the remainder of the weekend (Friday from noon-9pm, Saturday from noon-9pm, and Sunday from noon-6pm).

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Community Turkey Trot
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community Turkey Trot

The 42nd Alexandria Turkey Trot is a 5-mile run/walk on Thanksgiving Day that follows the roads of Del Ray starting and ending at George Washington Middle School at the corner of Braddock Road and Mount Vernon Avenue.

The gallery is closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 23, 2017), but open the remainder of the weekend. Visit the Friday-Sunday during gallery hours to check out the current show, Under $100.