Painting Classes + Workshops

Watercolor for All Levels with Christopher Wynn

Mondays, September 14 – December 14 |  6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Christopher Wynn will demonstrate many of the watercolor techniques he uses in his contemporary realism. He typically “mixes and rolls” the paint directly on the paper to achieve soft, organic gradients, transitions virtually impossible in other mediums. These techniques often bring surprising results, as there is an element of “hit-or-miss.” Christopher will also demonstrate how to mix a tri-color black (for greater depth in watercolor), effective mixing techniques, the use of various warm and cool grays, charging techniques to bounce and enhance light in a work, and his use of resist (or masking fluid). Lastly he will discuss the materials he prefers and why. Each class offers a great deal of individual attention. Fee: $375 for 12 classes. Fee can be prorated for missed classes if the instructor is notified before the first class.



You also contact Christopher at 804.747.3446 or


Fall Painting Classes in Acrylic or Oil
with Lora Monahan

Tuesday, September 15 – November 17 |  9:30 a.m. – noon

Participants choose their medium — acrylic or oil — in this 10-week studio painting class that is open to all levels. Class size is limited so that each participant receives individual attention. Composition, color mixing, paint application, and use of value will be discussed. Demos will be brief so the majority of class time can be spent painting. A supply list will be provided upon registration. Fee: $295 for ten classes, paid in advance



You also may contact Lora at 804.221.6524 or


Capturing Light and Color: Palette Knife Painting with Leslie Saeta

September 25–27  |  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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Atmosphere: Creating Dynamic Environments Within Your Paintings, with Rob Vander Zee

Saturday and Sunday, October 3–4 |  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

In this dynamic two-day seminar, artist Rob Vander Zee will demonstrate how to create consistent and exciting environments within your paintings.  Rob says, “Most paintings I see lack exciting or interesting atmospheres. I want to teach students how to use color and edges, line and composition, to create an atmosphere or environment within their work that will have energy, movement, and beauty. We have all seen paintings where the human figures, animals, buildings, or even trees, seem rigid and out of place. Using just a few of my helpful tools, students can learn how to place these things in their paintings as an integral part of the environment they have created. We will also discuss the same principles for abstract and impressionistic painting.”  If you want to create interesting paintings with a great feeling of mood or atmosphere, you will learn a lot from this seminar. Students will watch demonstrations and paint alongside the instructor. Fee: $225.  Supplies: oil, acrylic, and mixed media; bring your own paints and supplies, including two canvases (at least 16x20”) and a variety of colors, brushes, and palette knives.



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Fall Painting Classes with Curney Nuffer

Choose from Monday or two Tuesday sessions

Mondays, October 5 – December 7  |  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesdays, October 6 – December 8  | 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tuesdays, October 6 - December 8  |  2:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Beginners, intermediate and advanced levels are welcome. Classes are primarily focused on oil painting, but Curney 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 paint. Composition and the use of photos versus using still-life setups and plein air landscapes will be discussed. Demos and exercises are combined with painting time, or artists have the option to paint on their own with help from Curney throughout the class. A “New Student Info File” will be emailed to new students. Fee: $270 for nine classes, paid in advance. There will be classes during Thanksgiving week. There will be a holiday lunch on December 8 at Crossroads! To register, send a check and a note with your name and choice of class day and time to Susan Dull at 304 Saint Davids Lane, Richmond, VA 23221.


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You also may contact Susan Dull at 804.914.9791 or

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.



You also may contact Garry-Lou Upton at 804.379.9330, 804.347.4238, or

Advanced Studio Painting Classes
with Christaphora Robeers

Choose from Monday or Wednesday sessions

Mondays  |  10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Wednesdays |  10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This is a multi-medium studio class for intermediate and advanced participants. Each class has a specific focus. A demonstration and a brief group discussion starts each studio session. Participants can work on exercises provided by the instructor or on their own paintings. Individual instruction is a major component of each session. Fee: four classes in one month, $130; three classes in one month, $97.50, two classes in one month, $75; paid monthly in advance.



You also may contact Garry-Lou Upton at 804.379.9330, 804.347.4238, or

Acrylic and Color with Adele Castillo

Choose from Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday sessions

Mondays  |  6:00 – 9:00 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.



You also may contact Adele at 804.550.7201 or

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.



You also may contact Susan at 804.379.1477 or

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: $25 per class, with a one-month commitment.



You also may contact Merrily at 804.310.7043 or

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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