Classes + Workshops

Painting Classes + Workshops

Mixed Media Painting Classes with Susan Stuller

Choose from Tuesday or Wednesday sessions

  • Tuesdays, September 10–December 17 | 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, September 11–December 18 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Intermediate or Advanced Students Only!

Classes begin on August 1, 2018, and 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.

To Register:

To register, email Susan at

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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.

Painting Classes

  • Monday Painting Studios | Acrylic | Youth (4th-6th)
  • Tuesday Painting Studios | Oil | Adult & Teen
  • Wednesday Painting Studios | Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor | Adult & Teen
  • Thursday Painting Studios | Oil, Acrylic | Adult & Teen
  • Friday Watercolor | Adult & Teen

Fall classes start the week of November 11, 2019 and run through the week of January 24, 2020.

In the painting classes we will focus on the fundamentals of painting. This class will introduce you to painting with oil, acrylic or watercolor. You will learn about appropriate substrates, mediums and brushes for each. Following the materials introduction, we will explore basic color theory as we begin to paint simple subjects.

Advance Students will develop their talent by building confidence with the medium and substrates that they have chosen as their discipline. Students will also begin to explore composition and to assemble their independent portfolios either for specialty centers/college submissions, professional representations or just for the pure enjoyment of creating art.

Instructors Robert Caldwell (Oil), John Sims (Oil), Mary Johnson (Acrylic), Christie Jones (Watercolor) and Peggy Davis (Oil & Watercolor).

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For more information, call 804.464.3987 or email

Midlothian Art Academy
​1807 Huguenot Road, #107
​Midlothian, VA 23113


Fall 2019 Painting Classes with Curney Nuffer

Mondays, October 7–December 2 | 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, October 8–December 3 | 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
No classes during the week of November 25–26

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.

To Register:

To register, email Susan Dull at or call 804.914.9791. Your check holds your place in class. After registering, please make a check out for $240 to Susan Dull and mail to 304 St. Davids Lane, Richmond, 23221. Classes may be made up anytime during this semester. No refunds after class sessions have started.

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Realistic Watercolor Via Transparent Washes with Visiting Instructor J.M. Littleton

Saturday, November 23 | 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. 
Crossroads Art Center | Classroom One

Have you wondered how a realistic watercolor artist creates atmospheric perspective? Do you desire to learn how to layer washes to create more realistic and intense colors and values? J. M. Littleton will reveal her process of how she begins with a preliminary drawing and light washes to develop realistic images. Students will enjoy learning these concepts through discussion and demonstration and will practice executing flat and gradated washes. In addition, students will learn the meaning and uses of color theory to enhance the depth of field in their paintings. Participants will bring in images (with a strong light source) of subject matter that interests them to develop a painting.


  • Students will know how to select an appropriate image and composition.
  • Students will be able to complete a line drawing and transfer it onto the watercolor paper.
  • Students will know how to execute a flat wash with a flat and round brush.
  • Students will know how to create light and dark values through the use of tints and complimentary colors.
  • Students will know the meaning and uses of color theory.
  • Students will enjoy creating transparent washes to create a realistic watercolor.

Though Ms. Littleton focuses on wildlife painting in her own work, the realistic techniques she teaches are applicable for all subject matter, including still life, landscape, figure, portrait, and marine painting. Ms. Littleton completed the MAT program at MICA, is a college professor, has won awards at International watercolor exhibitions, offers workshops nationally, has exhibited with the AWS and NWS, and owns Littleton School of Art in Towson, MD.

Fee: $120 per student. Supply list: Will be provided. For beginning/intermediate level watercolor students. Minimum number of students: 4. Maximum number of students: Prefer a maximum of 12 so students get more individual attention.

To Register:

Email J. M. Littleton at or call 410.828.1198. Supply list will be provided. To complete registration, mail your check for $120 to P.O. Box 331, Lutherville, MD 21094. Cancellation Policy: Refunds must be requested in writing by November 1, 2019. No refunds after November 1, 2019.



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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Painting with Robin Caspari

Ongoing Tuesdays. Choose from two class times:

  • Class One: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Class Two: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Join Robin for a series of painting classes that focus on creating confident and dynamic work in or out of the studio. Robin spotlights a clear method of painting while focusing on each student’s artistic goals. Painters are taught how to set up and use her color wheel palette as an integral tool in the painting process. She holds large design concepts above all else, encouraging the expression of individual creativity. Value is also a fundamental concept that takes precedence in class. All levels of painters are welcome; we all learn together. Classes are held in a beautiful professional studio environment. Oil and acrylic painters accepted … from abstract to impressionist. The first class of each series is reserved for formal teaching, and Robin gives demonstrations in paint and design. Fee: $185 for six classes.

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Acrylic and Color with Adele Castillo

Choose from Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday sessions

  • Tuesdays | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays | 1:00 – 4:00 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.

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To register, email Adele at

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You also may contact Adele at 804.550.7201 or