Drawing Workshops

Midlothian Art Academy

Midlothian Art Academy in Midlothian, Virginia, is a studio focusing on classical drawing and painting instruction with an emphasis on skills based training. Visit for a complete listing of classes. All classes are held at the Midlothian Studio on Huguenot Road.


Drawing Classes

Monday Drawing Studio | Youth (4th-6th Grade)

Tuesday Drawing Studios | Adult & Teen

Wednesday Drawing Studios | Adult & Teen

Thursday Drawing Studios | Adult & Teen

Fall classes start the week of September 16, 2019, and run through the week of November 8, 2019.

In the drawing studio you will learn the fundamentals of drawing by focusing on observational rendering, use of line, shading, and mark-making to think and draw spatially. While drawing from a variety of subjects, you’ll begin to build technical skills and develop your own personal expression. You’ll receive personal and group critiques and encouragement to facilitate growth in your drawing ability, gain knowledge and use of the elements of design, and prepare for painting or advanced drawing courses.


Instructors: Robert Caldwell, John Sims, and Mary Johnson




For more information, call 804.464.3987 or email


Midlothian Art Academy

​1807 Huguenot Road, #107

​Midlothian, VA 23113

SOAR Colored Pencil Workshops

Vivid Lilies on Sanded Paper with Mandy Peltier

Saturday, September 28–Sunday, September 29, 2019
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

As an experienced instructor, Mandy’s passion for teaching and for colored pencil is both evident and contagious. Her artwork has been juried into the prestigious exhibitions including CPSA’s International Exhibition and Explore This! We know you will enjoy Mandy’s Friendly disposition and her willingness to generously share everything she knows about working with colored pencils on sanded paper. Fee: $199.



For more information, contact Ashley Chase at or Rhonda Dicksion at or call 253.831.2466.



Fall 2019 Drawing and Painting the Nude with Curney Nuffer

Tuesdays, October 15–December 3, 2019  |  5:30–8:30 p.m.

No classes during the week of November 25–26


“The nude does not simply represent the body, but relates it, by analogy, to all structures that have become part of our imaginative experience.” — Sir Kenneth Clark, former Director, the National Gallery, London


Curney Nuffer is offering classes for artists who would like to learn about drawing and painting the nude. This is a three-hour class once a week to explore sketching first, then building the form of the human body by painting dark to light. The model will be lit and emphasis will be placed on seeing the values of the skin tones as well as using color. Every other week there will be a different model.


The palette that Curney uses is specially mixed by students in advance and originated at the Art Students League in New York. It requires the use of only seven tube colors of paint and white. It is key to building a strong foundation for painting the human form based upon simplicity and strong shapes. Even if you don’t want to paint figures or portraits in the future, the lessons you will learn will greatly improve your drawing and painting. You can draw for all the classes and not paint if you prefer.


A supply list and more class info will be sent to every student via email in advance. No refunds once classes have started. Class size is limited to ten.




To register, email Susan Dull at or call 804.914.9791 to be sure that there is room for you in the class. Your check will hold your place in class. Class fee is $260, which includes model fee. No refunds once classes have started.


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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