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The Center offers a multitude of art classes and seminars for all ages and learning levels. Both short and long term classes in varied forms of art and crafts will be offered throughout the year. You can obtain more information by contacting Jenni Kirby at 804-278-8950 or email: You may also use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

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Watercolor for All Levels with Christopher Wynn

Dates: November 17, December 1, December 8, December 15
January 12, January 19, January 26, February 2
There will be NO class November 24, December 22, December 29, January 5.
Time: Mondays 6:00 pm. - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: 8-week class session. $235.00
Register by contacting Chris directly at: or call: 804.747.3446

Class Description:
Christopher Wynn will demonstrate many of the techniques he uses to paint his watercolors of contemporary realism. He typically “mixes and rolls” the paint directly on the paper to achieve soft, organic gradients of color, transitions virtually impossible in any other medium. There is always an element of “hit-or-miss” with these techniques, which often bring surprising results.

He will also demonstrate how he mixes a tricolor black for greater depth in watercolor, effective mixing and using various warm and cool grays, charging techniques to bounce and enhance light in your work, and why he likes to use resist, or masking fluid, when painting. Lastly he will discuss materials he prefers, and why, and plans to offer a great deal of individual attention.

Materials List:
1. Masking Fluid. I use Winsor Newton, in 75ml size. It is available at art stores
2. Some very cheap brushes in various sizes to apply mask with. You can purchase these at most art outlets also for a couple of bucks.
3. A pick-up. This is a squarish, rubber based product to erase and “pick-up” masking fluid
4. A straight edge triangle, such as a draftsman’s triangle, for squaring up lines.
5. 1.5" Masking tape, the brown kind available at any hardware store.
6. Bring to the first class a tube of Thalo Green, Thalo Blue, and a tube of any red, such as permanent alizarin crimson or a quinacridone rose. These are the basics for mixing blacks. Many of you are comfortable with your own color palette. No worries, there. But I would request that you have on hand the following colors along with the aforementioned: Naples Yellow, Hansa Light, New Gamboge, Quinacridone Rose (or) Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red, (French) Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, and the earth tones of Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, and Burnt Umber. I use mostly Daniel Smith watercolor paints.
7. One cheap, but sturdy (nylon, for instance) oil painting brush, about a #8-#10 round. We’ll use that to activate paint.
8. Tracing paper for transferring drawings.
9. Turkey baster. I use one every time I paint to precisely measure out water. Any eyedropper would work just as well, but it is slower.

All the rest is obvious: paper, tapes, paints, pencils, spray bottles, painting boards, water buckets, kneaded erasers, paper towels, brushes, etc. etc. go without saying. I myself paint on 300# Arches cold press paper.

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Advanced Studio Painting Classes with Christaphora Robeers

Dates: Ongoing Mondays beginning January 19, 2015 Time: 10am - 12:30pm
Ongoing Wednesdays beginning January 21, 2015
Time: 10am - 12:30pm

Fee paid monthly in advance. Number of class days in a month varies.
Four classes in a month...$130
Three classes in a month...$97.50
Two classes in a month...$75.00

This is a multi medium studio class for intermediate and advanced participants.
Each class will begin with a specific focus. A demo and a short group discussion will start each studio session. Participants can work on the exercises or work on their own paintings. Individual instruction is a major component of each session.

For information or to register contact Garry-Lou Upton at 804-379-9330 or 804-347-4238

Acrylic and Color with Adele Castillo

Ongoing Sessions:
Monday nights, Time: 6 -9 p.m.
Wednesday nights, Time: 6 - 9p.m
Thursday, afternoons, Time: 1 - 4p.m.
Location: Crossroads Art Center - Building 3, Studio 3
Fee: All classes are paid monthly in advance @ $25 per class
Adele teaches acrylic painting along with color theory to adult students of all abilities. Students are encouraged to find their own style and paint subject matter that interests them as they develop their skills. Explore color, learn how to deal with acrylic paint and enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded souls. Classes are small, which allows time for individual attention.
For information or to register please contact Adele at 550-7201 or for information and supply list.

Painting Classes with Susan Stuller

Location - Crossroads Art Center, Building 3, Classroom 2
3 Classes to choose from:
Tuesday 1:00pm -3:30pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 12:30pm
Wednesday 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Class fee is $30.00 per class with a commitment for one month at a time. Payment is due the first of the month for the entire month. This will reserve your place in class. Class size is limited to 10 students.

Classes are ongoing with individual attention stressed. Instruction is in acrylic, pastel, watercolor and oil - you choose your medium.

Fees for missed classes will not be refunded or credited for a future class but each student will receive 4 unexcused absences for the year. A one week notice is required if you wish to discontinue.

Questions and Registration: Contact Susan at, 804-379-1477 or

Portrait, Landscape, and Still Life Class with Merrily Johnstone

Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. -- 3:30 p.m.
Ongoing: 4 week Session $100
Class fee is $25.00 per class with a commitment for one month at a time.
Approaches to portrait, landscape and still life with instruction geared to student's current level.
Questions and Registration: Contact Merrily at 804-310-7043.
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All Media Class with Brenda Bickerstaff-Stanley

Dates: Wednesdays Jan. 7, 2015 - Feb. 4, 2015
Time: 1:00-3:30pm
Fee: $150.00
Brenda will cover the principles and elements of design with demonstrations and student exercises. You will also have ample time to work on your own projects with assistance. (Watercolors, Oils and Acrylics)
For information or to register call or e-mail Brenda at 804-677-8566 or

Painting Classes with Curney Nuffer
Winter 2015 Sessions

Mondays Jan 12 -Mar 2        Time: 1pm - 4:30 pm
Tuesdays Jan 13 - Mar 3        Time: 9am - 12:00 pm
Tuesdays Jan 13 - Mar 3        Time: 2pm - 5:30 pm.

Fee: 8 classes for $240.00.
Any missed classes can be made up at any time during the semester in the other class times. There will be no classes Thanksgiving week.
Beginners, intermediate and advanced levels are welcome.
Although classes are primarily focused on oil painting, Curney also welcomes artists who work in acrylic and watercolor. The use of oil paint- from brushes and canvases to palette and technique - is the emphasis in these classes. Curney will demonstrate how the use of a limited palette emphasizes the importance of color, value, intensity and placement of the paint. Composition and the use of photos versus using still life setups and plein air landscapes will be discussed. Demos and exercises are mixed in with painting time, or artists have the option to “just paint” on their own with help from Curney throughout the class. A “New Student Info File” will be emailed to all new students.
For questions or to register please contact Susan Dull at or 804 - 914 - 9791.


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Crossroads Art Center Classes

The Center offers a multitude of art classes and seminars for all ages and learning levels. Both short and long term classes in varied forms of art and crafts will be offered throughout the year. You can obtain more information by contacting Jenni Kirby at 804-278-8950 or email: You may also use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Class guidelines and cancellations policies

Registration Guidelines

  • Classes without sufficient enrollment five to seven days prior to the first class will be canceled.
  • Late registrations are welcome with space available and instructor's permission.
  • Full payment must accompany registration.
  • Class fees will not be pro-rated for any reason.
  • Payment may be made by cash, check, or charge card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express).
  • Unless otherwise noted, classes are open to ages 16 and above.

Cancellations and Refunds

  • The Crossroads Art Center reserves the right to cancel any class with insufficient enrollment. Fees are 100 percent refundable if the class is canceled by the Crossroads Art Center.
  • Fifty percent of class fees are refunded if withdrawal notice is received seven days or more prior to the first class.
  • No refunds will be made if withdrawal notice is received less than seven days prior to the first class meeting.
  • The Crossroads Art Center does not issue credit vouchers for class withdrawals.

The Crossroads Art Center may on occasion need to substitute an instructor for a course. This is done with the recommendation of the scheduled instructor and does not diminish the quality of instruction

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