Painting Classes + Workshops

Swimming in Paint with Chuck Larivey

Summer Saturdays through Labor Day 2016  | 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

*No class during the week of July 4

 

A large gallery painting demonstration to show how Chuck Larivey works with color, mediums, and tools. Participants will paint the same subject as Chuck, step-by-step, loosely or tightly depending on their personal painting style. Complexity of composition and technique increases as the sessions progress through the summer. Sign up for one Saturday session or all of them. There is a limit of 10 participants per session. Each session is limited to four hours with a lunch break (brown bag or lunch next door at Gretchen's). Fee: $40 per session. For a materials list or information on each specific session, visit Chuck Larivey's blog.

 

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You may register by contacting Crossroads Art Center at 804.278.8950.

Summer Painting Classes with Robin Caspari

Choose from plein air or studio classes

Studio Class

Tuesdays, August 23 – October 4*  |  11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

*No class during the week of Labor Day

Plein Air Class

Wednesdays, August 24 – October 5  |  9:00 a.m. – noon

*No class during the week of Labor Day

 

Join Robin Caspari in her beautiful Goochland studio for a series of painting classes to help students create confident and dynamic work and have success in and out of the studio. Robin focuses on a clear method of painting with a limited palette and takes each student's artistic goals into consideration. She holds large design concepts above all else, encouraging the expression of individual creativity. Lessons are designed for beginner and intermediate level painters. Each session is limited to five students, and classes are held in a beautiful professional studio environment. Oil and acrylic painters welcome … from abstract to impressionist! Fee: $185, for six classes (covers the cost of mineral spirits).

 

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You also may contact Robin Caspari at 804.833.3332 or recaspari@gmail.com.

3-Day Palette Knife Painting with Leslie Saeta

September 23–25  |  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

In this three-day workshop, students will discover their passion for art by learning the basic of value and color and mastering techniques of painting with a palette knife. This workshop will focus on tools to capture light and color with a strong emphasis on color mixing (using a limited palette) and temperature.

 

The first day begins with a unique paint-along demonstration with the palette knife to help students understand basic approaches, color mixing, and value … and students will love their completed painting. The second day begins with everyone painting together and a demonstration that focuses on using the palette knife to create visual interest and focal points. After this class, students will enjoy a home-cooked gourmet meal in Richmond, prepared by the instructor! On the third day, students will painting on their own using the palette knife and inspiration photos, along with one-on-one instruction at their easel. Time will also be given to discuss art marketing tips and advice for participants to sell their work. Fee: $425, includes one gourmet, home-cooked dinner.

 

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You also may contact Leslie Saeta Fine Art at 626.799.8507 or lsaeta@saetastudio.com.

View Leslie's paintings at www.saetastudio.com.

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Acrylic and Color with Adele Castillo

Choose from Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday sessions

Mondays  |  6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

NEW!  Wednesdays  |  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesdays  |  6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Thursdays  |  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

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 handle acrylic paint, and enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded souls. Classes are small, allowing time for individual attention. Materials list provided on registration or request. Fee: $25 per class, paid monthly in advance.

 

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You also may contact Adele at 804.550.7201 or adele@adelecastillo.com.

Painting Classes with Susan Stuller

Choose from Tuesday or Wednesday sessions

Tuesdays  |  1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Wednesdays  |  10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Wednesdays  |  1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Classes are ongoing with individual attention stressed. Instruction is in acrylic, pastel, watercolor and oil; the student chooses the medium. Class size is limited to 10 students. Fee: $30 per class, with a commitment for one month. Payment is due the first of the month for the entire month to reserve a space. Fees for missed classes will not be refunded or credited for a future class, but each student will receive four unexcused absences for the year. One-week notice is required to discontinue.

Openings on Tuesday afternoons for watercolor painters, Wednesday mornings for oil and acrylic painters, and Wednesday afternoons for oil, acrylic, and watercolor painters.

 

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You also may contact Susan at 804.379.1477 or artist@susanstuller.com.

Portrait, Landscape, and Still Life
with Merrily Johnstone

Wednesdays  |  1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Approaches to portrait, landscape, and still life with instruction geared to a student’s skill level. Fee: $30 per class, with a one-month commitment.

 

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You also may contact Merrily at 804.310.7043 or merrily@merrilyjohnstone.com.

Thursday Morning Open Studio

Thursdays  |  10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Bring your art supplies and imagination, and Crossroads will provide a place for you to create your next masterpiece! This is not a class; there will be no teacher available. Fee: $60 for three months, payable in advance.

 

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You also may contact Garry-Lou Upton at 804.379.9330, 804.347.4238, or glhupton@netscape.net.

Advanced Studio Painting
with Christophora Robeers

Mondays and Wednesdays  |  10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Classes are currently full, but you may sign up for a substitutes list.

This multimedia studio class is for intermediate and advanced participants only. Each class will begin with a specific focus. A demo and a short group discussion will start each studio session. Participants can work on exercises or their own paintings. Individual instruction is a major component of each session. A portfolio review is required before acceptance into this class. Fee: $35 per class session for substitutes. Individual evaluations are offered at $50 per hour by appointment.

 

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You also may contact Garry-Lou Upton at 804.379.9330 or 804.347.4238 or glhupton@netscape.net.

Registration and Refund Policies for Classes and Workshops

Registration Guidelines

  • Full payment must accompany registration and is nonrefundable.
  • Class fees will not be prorated for any reason.
  • Payment must be made by cash, check, or credit card (a 5% convenience fee will be added for credit card transactions).
  • Late registrations are welcome with space available and permission of the instructor.
  • Unless otherwise noted, classes are open to participants age 16 and older.

 

Cancellations and Refunds

  • Crossroads Art Center or the course instructor reserves the right to cancel any class with insufficient enrollment five to seven days prior to the first scheduled class.
  • A full refund is provided if Crossroads Art Center or the instructor cancels a class.
  • Crossroads Art Center does not issue credit vouchers for class withdrawals.

 

Crossroads Art Center may occasionally provide a substitute course instructor. This is decided with a recommendation from the scheduled instructor to ensure the quality of the class.

 

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