Painting Classes + Workshops

Watercolor for All Levels with Christopher Wynn

Mondays, May 11 – June 22  |  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: $180. 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


Paint Portraits, Landscapes, and Still Lifes

in Acrylics or Oils with Clinton Helms, MFA

Choose from Monday or Thursday sessions

Mondays, May 4 – 25  |  6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Thursdays, June 4 – 25  |  2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Thursdays, July 2 – 23    |  2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Thursdays, August 5 – 27  |  2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

This intermediate/advanced to professional level class explores drawing and painting techniques for portraits, landscapes, or still-life paintings through a variety of exercises and demonstrations addressing line, color composition, value, and styles in acrylics or oil paints. Each session is geared towards starting and finishing a painting. Fee: $35 per class, paid monthly in advance. Class size is limited to 10 students for more individual instruction.



You also may contact Crossroads Art Center at 804.278.8950 or

Intensive Workshop and Individual Sessions with Thomas Bosket

Wednesday, June 24, and Thursday, June 25, 2015  |  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thomas Bosket is offering this opportunity for intensive personal work for just four students. Each day participants will work on their own projects with the opportunity to interact with Thomas one-on-one (for a total of 3-4 hours of individual instruction during the course of the two days). Students also will benefit from hearing conversations with other students and from group instruction. This is an amazing opportunity to learn. Fee: $300, includes 3-4 hours of individual instruction. Limited to four students.



You also may contact Susan Singer at


Color Throughout the Ages with Thomas Bosket

Friday, June 26, 2015  |  7:00 p.m.

This Friday night slide lecture presentation will explore the history, systems, and usage of color in art and design,  considering not only formal qualities, but also the shifting reasons for those choices. Why did artists use certain colors? Where do those colors come from? How do they communicate to our larger community in and outside of art? All of these questions will be considered and addressed in regard to how color is taught and knowledge of color is shared. This lecture is perfect for the general public, art students, docents, art history aficionados, and anyone interested in learning about art or color. Fee: $10 in advance, $15 at the door.



You also may contact Susan Singer at


The Richmond Color Workshop: Invent, Play, and Discover
with Thomas Bosket

Saturday, June 27, and Sunday, June 28, 2015  |  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This workshop is ideal for anyone who is already in the world of art (artist, art student, art historian, etc.) and who wants to learn more about color: what it is, how it works, how to discern it more sensitively in the world, and how to use it more effectively in artwork.  Thomas will present theoretical information about color then will give exercises to help absorb and integrate what he has taught. Participants will leave with new ideas, amazed and delighted with a new perception of color and how to use it. Fee: $225, includes Friday Night Slide Lecture. Limited to 20 students. Sign up early for this popular workshop!



You also may contact Susan Singer at


About Thomas Bosket

Thomas Bosket is an extraordinary teacher, full of energy, enthusiasm and exceptional insights into students’ process and efforts. He has an uncanny ability to pinpoint what  students are trying to express and to help them to do it more successfully and passionately. Working with Thomas opens artists to a new world within to explore and express, helping them to grow and come closer to fulfilling their creative potential. Thomas studied painting at Parsons School of Design and received his MFA from Yale University in 1995. As an assistant professor and coordinator of general studio and graphic design at Parsons School of Design, he has developed the color theory and drawing curricula toward a more socially oriented education model.


Susan Singer on Thomas Bosket

"I have worked with Thomas Bosket many times since meeting him in 2000.  Each time, my art takes a quantum leap forward. Thomas has an encyclopedic knowledge of art materials, art history, contemporary art, and art skills. He uses all these to convey knowledge in a fun, zany, magnificent way, using lecture, demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and more. He is demanding as an instructor, but also intensely sensitive, kind, compassionate, and intuitive. He can look at my work and almost immediately discern what I need to learn to help take me to new places. If you have been looking for a teacher who can help you get to the next level, who can help you discover what you've only hoped was inside of you, Thomas is the right person for you."

Painting Classes with Curney Nuffer

Tuesdays, July 7–28  |  9:30 a.m. – 12:30 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: $120 for four classes, paid in advance. You can learn more about Curney at



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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