Classes + Workshops

Drawing Workshops

Winter 2020 Drawing and Painting the Nude with Curney Nuffer

Dates:Feb. 4 – 25, 2020 Tuesdays 5:30pm – 8:30pm    4 classes total

Classroom 1 – Located at Crossroads Art Center

 “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 7 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, please email Susan Dull @ to be sure that there is room for you in the class. Your check will hold your place in class. Class fee is $165.00, which includes model fee. No refunds once classes have started.


 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
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.

Drawing classes are offered 6 sessions per year that typically have 8 classes per session.

Tuesday Drawing Studios | Adult & Teen
Wednesday Drawing Studios | Adult & Teen
Thursday Drawing Studios | Adult & Teen
Friday Colored Pencil Studio | Adult & Teen

Instructors Robert Caldwell, John Sims, Mary Johnson and Laura Gewanter.


For more information, call 804.464.3987 or email
Midlothian Art Academy
1807 Huguenot Road #107
Midlothian, VA 23113


Majestic Cat in Colored Pencil on Pastelmat

Date and time:
March 7 & 8, 2020 (Saturday - Sunday)
10am - 4pm with a one hour lunch break both days.
Gemma Gylling


Class description:
Seasoned instructor and master of cats both wild and domestic, Gemma Gylling is also the author of the top-selling book CP Cats. You'll definitely enjoy Gemma's warm, witty teaching style and you'll come away with a complete arsenal of fabulous techniques for drawing cat whiskers, long and short hair and stunning, soulful eyes.

SOAR colored pencil workshops are built for both beginners and pro artists alike. Every 2-day workshop is packed full of fun, creativity, drawing and learning. Top-notch, award-winning instructors have been trained and certified to bring you a no-hassle, customized learning experience. A detailed workshop instructional booklet, line drawing, reference photo and drawing paper are provided for you. Register early for a list of other supplies needed.

Cost: $220

Cancellations: Cancellations made more than 6 weeks before the workshop start date will be refunded, minus a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations made, for any reason, within 6 weeks of the workshop start date will receive store credit minus a $50 cancellation fee.

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SOAR Workshop with Scott Krohn

Date and Time:
Sat. June 6 - Sun. June 7, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on both days


Crossroads Art Center | Classroom Two
2016 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, VA 23230

Class Description: 
  • Learn how to show depth, detail and blended color on colored paper.
  • Learn how to draw water reflections and create realistic wet rocks on the shore.
  • Learn layering techniques from an award winning artist in a class filled with fun!

Cost: $220 per person

Instructor: Scott Krohn

Veteran teacher of 25 years, Scott has exhibited his colored pencil work in over 10 states and won numerous awards for his artwork. You’ll love his positive, patient teaching style as you learn his techniques that will help you draw realistic, glistening rocks and reflections. You won't want to miss this one!

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