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.



You may register by contacting Crossroads Art Center at 804.278.8950.

Summer Painting Classes with Robin Caspari

Choose from Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning sessions

Tuesdays*, June 21 – August 2  |  1:00 – 4:00 p.m

Wednesdays*, June 22 – August 3  |  9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

*No class during the week of July 4


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).



You also may contact Robin Caspari at 804.833.3332 or

Summer Painting Classes with Curney Nuffer

Tuesdays, June 28 – July 26 | 9:00 a.m. – noon

*No class during the week of July 4


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. No refunds after class begins. Make-up class with a demonstration and picnic lunch will be held at Susan's Dull's house at Friday, July 29. 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.


Open Studio for Painters with Curney Nuffer

Tuesdays*, June 28 – July 26 |  2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

*No class on July 5


Take one class or all four! This summer Curney Nuffer will be available for four Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. for painters who would like to bring work for critique, to learn more about Curney’s teaching principles and instruction, and to enjoy a three-hour class painting environment with other artists. Make-up class with demonstration and picnic lunch with be held Friday, July 29, at Susan's Dull's house. Fee $30 per class.


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You also may contact Susan Dull at 804.914.9791 or

The Colors of Art with Water-Mixable Oils — with Linda Hollett-Bazouzi

Sunday, July 17  |  1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

A four-hour class on mixing unlimited colors in the color spectrum — warm, cool, light, dark, subdued, vibrant — using oil paints that mix with water. Includes an introduction to understanding what you are using and why mixtures that should work often don't, with lots of time to blend your own colors and use oil paint that mixes with water. Non-toxic solvent or mediums will be used. All supplies are provided. Instructor provides canvas surface, palette sheeets, water-mixable oils, palette knife, and paper towels. Fee: $85, when you register by July 12; $90, after July 12. No refunds.



You also may contact Linda Hollett-Bazouzi at 804.512.5059 or


Linda Hollett-Bazouzi received her bachelors and masters degrees in art from Radford University. She is a landscape painter, represented by galleries in Richmond, Ashland, and Lexington. Hollett-Bazouzi taught art in Henrico County Public Schools for over 35 years. During that time she was awarded recognition at the local and state levels for her art program, and achieved National Board Certification in Early/Middle Childhood Art in 2002. She is a member of Oil Painters of America (OPA), the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS), and the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association (MAPAPA). A devoted en plein air painter, Hollett-Bazouzi is currently lead artist for the Virginia Plein Air Painters. She is a docent at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.


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.



You also may contact Leslie Saeta Fine Art at 626.799.8507 or

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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.



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

Paint Along with Adele Castillo

Saturday, June 25  |  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 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

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

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.



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