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All of the world-class courses at Torpedo Factory Art Center are offered by The Art League, an independent nonprofit tenant of the Art Center.

The Art League Schoolsquare AL logo RGB SMALL copy offers classes and workshops for all skill levels, in virtually all of the fine arts, to students of all ages. Anyone can take classes at The Art League School. Each year, students fill over 10,000 seats in classes. Novices find a welcoming and supportive environment while more experienced students are challenged to learn new techniques. Professional, highly qualified artist instructors, many from DC-area colleges and universities, teach all of our classes and workshops. Travel workshops are offered domestically and internationally to exciting locales with our talented faculty. And because all courses are noncredit, our focus is on personal artistic enrichment, rather than a degree.


Contact: 703-683-2323 or

Office Location: Room 216 at Torpedo Factory Art Center. See our location using the TFAC’s floorplan.

Class Locations: Classes are held in the Second Floor of the Art Center and at the Madison Annex at 305 Madison Street.

Classes & Workshops

Professional classes & workshops
Classes at all artistic skill levels are offered at The Art League School on a quarterly basis. The Art League School is non-accredited and open to all. A full selection of day, evening, and weekend courses are offered in virtually all of the fine arts and a wide variety of fine crafts. Art League teachers are outstanding and inspiring practicing artists.

Children’s Classes

Courses for kids and teens
The Art League offers classes for children ages 5 and up in areas such as cartooning, ceramics, clay animation, and introduction to art. In our Art Fun-damentals class, students 5 and older explore texture, line, shape, and color and are introduced to working with a range of materials.

Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camp
Week-long Summer Art Camps & Teen Workshops are offered each summer in June, July, and August. Children explore a new medium or begin a new project each day, focusing on drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. The syllabus is different each week the camp is offered. Specialty camps are also available, where children concentrate on a specific medium, such as ceramics, cartooning, or jewelry making.