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The Center offers a multitude of art classes and seminars for all ages and learning levels. Both short and long term classes in varied forms of art and crafts will be offered throughout the year. You can obtain more information by contacting Jenni Kirby at 804-278-8950 or email: You may also use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

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Individualized Sessions for Artists and Students

Location: Crossroads Art Center
Date and Time by appointment only

PRIVATE CLASSES……………………………….. $80.00 per 2 1/2 hours
Work one on one for 2 ½ hours using any media you choose. You may bring one or multiple pieces of art. The focus will be on technical and aesthetic skills. Participants will be creating artwork.

This is a private evaluation for several works of art. Participants will take notes on the analysis of their work and explore options to strengthen their work.

SMALL GROUP CLASSES ………………… $65.00 per person per 2 ½ hours
Three participants will make up a small focus class using any medium. A specific exercise or focus is presented for each class. Every class will explore a new concept. (Similar to my master class)

PORTFOLIO REVIEW FOR YOUNG ADULTS…. $75.00 per 2 hour session
Young adults applying to art school will have their portfolio reviewed by an experienced, nationally renowned artist and teacher.

For information or to make an appointment call Chris at 804-730-4066

Acrylic and Color with Adele Castillo

Ongoing Sessions:
Monday nights, Time: 6 -9 p.m.
Wednesday nights, Time: 6 - 9p.m
Thursday, afternoons, Time: 1 - 4p.m.
Location: Crossroads Art Center - Building 3, Studio 3
Fee: All classes are paid monthly in advance @ $25 per class
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 deal with acrylic paint and enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded souls. Classes are small, which allows time for individual attention.
For information or to register please contact Adele at 550-7201 or for information and supply list.

Painting Classes with Susan Stuller

Location - Crossroads Art Center, Building 3, Classroom 2
4 Classes to choose from:
Tuesday 10:00am – 12:30pm
Tuesday 1:00pm -3:30pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 12:30pm
Wednesday 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Class fee is $25.00 per class with a commitment for one month at a time. Payment is due the first of the month for the entire month. This will reserve your place in class. Class size is limited to 10 students.

Classes are ongoing with individual attention stressed. Instruction is in acrylic, pastel, watercolor and oil - you choose your medium.

Fees for missed classes will not be refunded or credited for a future class but each student will receive 4 unexcused absences for the year. A one week notice is required if you wish to discontinue.

Questions and Registration: Contact Susan at, 804-379-1477 or

Portrait, Landscape, and Still Life Class with Merrily Johnstone

Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. -- 3:30 p.m.
Ongoing: 4 week Session $100
Class fee is $25.00 per class with a commitment for one month at a time.
Approaches to portrait, landscape and still life with instruction geared to student's current level.
Questions and Registration: Contact Merrily at 804-310-7043.
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Paint Along with Adele Castillo

Dates: May 3 and 4 Time: noon to 4 p.m.
Fee: $85
Come paint with Adele in this 2-day workshop. Using the same reference, observe and practice the techniques she uses to create a small painting. Bring your own paint supplies. List will be provided.
For information or to register contact Adele at 804-550-7201 or .

Brush, Palette Knife, and Glazing – Mastering the Tools of Painting with Rob Vander Zee

Dates: June 7, 8, 9 Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Fee: $125 per day All 3 days $300

Day 1 - Saturday: Brush
Day 2 – Sunday: Palette knife

Rob will demonstrate and thoroughly explain how to use the brush and palette knife as tools of painting. Understanding how to paint has everything to do with understanding the properties and various uses of your tools. One cannot simply expect to paint masterfully while using their brush like a floppy noodle or a battle-axe. The brush needs to be handled with sensitivity and confidence, with bravery and intuition- feeling the paint and canvas beneath. Rob will give enlightening and thorough demonstrations, answering questions as he guides the students to a deeper understanding of the relationship to their tools. The students will paint between demonstrations. Rob will work with each individual to ensure that the principles and techniques he teaches are thoroughly understood. His goal with this class is that each student will walk away with a whole new understanding of how to apply paint.

Day 3 - Monday: Glazing
This is Rob's specialty! He will demonstrate the various uses of glazes. He will show how they create rich, vibrant transparencies, how they can be used to change tones/values in a painting and how glazes can be used to create a sense of the ephemeral/mystery. Rob will demonstrate with both acrylic and oil glazes. Students will be amazed to see how fun and easy it is to create amazing and unexpected colors with glaze. They will also have time to explore this fantastic medium on their own with Rob's guidance. For information or to register call Crossroads at 804-278-8950.

Supplies List:

1. A variety of small, triangle-shaped metal palette knives. (3 to 4 will do).
2. Full set of either oil or acrylic paint depending on what you normally work in.
3. A variety of brushes. Filberts and rounds are most useful. Bring in what you have as Well as investing in several new ones for the class. I would recommend any good Brand of hog’s hair brush. All brushes should be long-handled. I would also recommend some softer synthetic acrylic brushes for blending purposes.
4. 2 or 3 canvases or boards. 16 x 20 or 18 x 24 size.


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Crossroads Art Center Classes

The Center offers a multitude of art classes and seminars for all ages and learning levels. Both short and long term classes in varied forms of art and crafts will be offered throughout the year. You can obtain more information by contacting Jenni Kirby at 804-278-8950 or email: You may also use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Class guidelines and cancellations policies

Registration Guidelines

  • Classes without sufficient enrollment five to seven days prior to the first class will be canceled.
  • Late registrations are welcome with space available and instructor's permission.
  • Full payment must accompany registration.
  • Class fees will not be pro-rated for any reason.
  • Payment may be made by cash, check, or charge card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express).
  • Unless otherwise noted, classes are open to ages 16 and above.

Cancellations and Refunds

  • The Crossroads Art Center reserves the right to cancel any class with insufficient enrollment. Fees are 100 percent refundable if the class is canceled by the Crossroads Art Center.
  • Fifty percent of class fees are refunded if withdrawal notice is received seven days or more prior to the first class.
  • No refunds will be made if withdrawal notice is received less than seven days prior to the first class meeting.
  • The Crossroads Art Center does not issue credit vouchers for class withdrawals.

The Crossroads Art Center may on occasion need to substitute an instructor for a course. This is done with the recommendation of the scheduled instructor and does not diminish the quality of instruction

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