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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
25
Sun
2017
Thanks for all the Fish (6/2-6/25) @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Jun 25 all-day

Exhibit Dates:  June 2-25, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 3 from 7-9pm

Thanks For All The FishThere is nothing fishy about volunteers – and they are owed a lot of thanks. This exhibit celebrates the 25th anniversary of Del Ray Artisans by honoring and featuring members who have proven to be exceptional volunteers for this art organization.

Fifty individual artists were invited to submit pieces. The featured artwork was selected by curators Kathy Turner and Joshua Oliveira. A big thank you to these exceptional volunteers who qualified for the exhibit: Veronica Barker-Barzel, Rebecca Barnes, Melanie Bikowski, Ron Blank, John C. Bordner, Kathryn A. Brown, Andrew Cariaso, Michele Reday Cook, Sean Crumley, Linda Elliff, Gordon T. Frank, Joe Franklin, Donna Lee Gallo, Gale S. Goldfarb, Heike Gramckow, Rachel Grodsky, Lesley Hall , David Heckman, Patricia P. Hickey, Bonnie Holmberg, Dawn Wyse Hurto, Kim S. Joy, Tom Kelly, Nancy S. Kline, Theresa A. Kulstad, Stephen Lally, Brandy Lellou, Miles Liss, Marlin G. Lord, Linda Lowery, Judy Lynn, Rusty Lynn, Liz Martinez, Milagros Mateu, David McClure, Betsy Mead, Eileen Marie O’Brien, Joshua C. Oliveira, Kurt Peterson, Zade R. Ramsey, Katherine P. Rand, Karen Schmitz, Rita Schooley, Dale Spivey, Pat Stacy, Kathy Stoner, Karen L. Thomas, Kathy Turner, Pamela Underhill, Lydia Walter, Tamara Wilkerson, and Tracy Wilkerson.

Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, June 3 from 7-9pm to meet the artists, celebrate their dedication, and enjoy the art they share.

Del Ray Artisans is extremely grateful to its members who have gone above and beyond—working tirelessly to make our little corner of the art world successful. The organization itself has only two part-time employees and relies on the dedication, commitment and generosity of its members to keep providing the high-quality exhibits, programs and special events for which Del Ray Artisans is famous.

We are also celebrating Del Ray Artisans’ 25th anniversary with special events throughout the year. The next event is a special Theater Night reception for the first showing of the play “Red, White and Tuna” on Friday, June 2, 2017 at The Little Theatre of Alexandria. The reception starts at 6:30pm and features heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and refreshments, and a Champagne intermission. The curtain goes up at 8pm. 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.

The Thanks for all the Fish art exhibit runs June 2-25, 2017 at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: First Thursdays (April-September) 12-9pm, Thursdays 12-6pm, Fridays 12-9pm, Saturdays 12-9pm, and Sundays 12-6pm. The gallery is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.

For more information, please contact Kathy Turner (kturnersan@gmail.com).

“Thanks for all the Fish” Artwork Pick Up @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
"Thanks for all the Fish" Artwork Pick Up @ Del Ray Artisans Gallery | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

Time for artists and buyers to pick up their artwork from the closing show, Thanks for all the Fish.

Questions? Contact curator curators Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org) and Joshua Oliveira (Volunteers@DelRayArtisans.org).

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
11
Tue
2017
Board Meeting @ Del Ray Artisans gallery
Jul 11 @ 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.

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.

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).

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