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


Painting Classes in Acrylic or Oil
with Lora Monahan

Choose from two classes:

Tuesdays, January 12 – March 15 |  9:30 a.m. – noon

Tuesdays, March 22 – May 24 |  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


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 no classes during Thanksgiving week. A holiday lunch will be held 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

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: $30 per class, with a one-month commitment.



You also may contact Merrily at 804.310.7043 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

Paint Along with Adele Castillo

Choose from two classes:

Saturday, January 9  |  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 13  |  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Unfamiliar with a paint along? A paint along is a cross between a studio class and a color techniques class. Everyone in the class begins with the same subject and the instructor provides drawing tips and guidance to get it onto the canvas. Painting techniques are demonstrated, and students follow along. After the first hour, everyone is allowed to veer off and bring their creative interpretations to the canvas. Along the way, Adele teaches and advises about color, application of paint, and anything else that comes up. It’s a great way to have fun and learn about acrylic paint, especially for beginners. Experienced painters can expand their portfolio or pick up tips and input about their style. Painters leave with a finished — or ready to finish — painting. Fee: $75, due one week prior to class or upon registration. Limited to 8 students. Supply list provided upon registration. Class is held in Studio Three.



You also may contact Adele at 804.550.7201 or

Personal Voice in Oil/Cold Wax, Intermediate Level with Lisa B. Boardwine, BWS, VWS

Friday, March 4  |  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 5  |  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 6  |  10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Create a history. Provide some mystery. Make your mark. Join Lisa Boardwine for a 3-day workshop to explore your personal voice using oil paint and cold wax medium. The emphasis will be on personal style and expanding your personal artistic voice, and includes discussions and demonstrations of topics listed, studio painting time, and individual critique concerning the personal direction of your work. Selected topic: Working in a Series, Composition, and Unique Color Mixes. Participants will have a one-hour lunch break. Some experience with oil/cold wax is suggested. Fee: $395. Preregistration is required; registration deadline is February 26, 2016.



You also may contact Lisa Boardwine at 276.935.6163 or



  • Oil paints, assortment of colors
  • 10-15 artist panels (Ampersand brand gessoboard, cradled or flat, in various sizes; bring a few larger size boards to push into working in a larger format)
  • Arches Oil Paper in pads or sheets
  • Terra Skin Stone Paper (can be purchased through Cheap Joe’s or Amazon in sheets and pads, 16pt.)
  • Various sizes of painting knives (a trowel-style knife, 4” to 7” painting knife)  Scrapers with silicone blades (the dough scrapers you find in kitchen shops; these will be for sale at the workshop)
  • Squeegees
  • Dorlands or Gamblin cold wax (cold wax is included for this workshop
  • Gamsol and a container/spray bottle for Gamsol
  • 4” soft brayer
  • Oil sticks in your favorite colors (recommended: R&F brand)
  • Rags, paper towels, wet wipes
  • Anything interesting to make texture in paint (stencils, stamps, string, grid, mesh, etc.)
  • Soft pastels (your favorite colors)
  • Artist apron/shirt
  • Gloves
  • 2” blue painter’s tape,
  • Freezer paper for palette
  • Additional materials will be available to try during the workshop.

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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