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.

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.



You also may contact Susan at 804.379.1477 or

Play. Explore. Apply. An Acrylic Mediums Workshop with Adele Castillo

Saturday–Sunday, October 5–6  |  10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

You’ve been to the art store, and you’ve seen cool jars of acrylic pastes, gels, and mediums. So many options, but what to do with them? How do they fit into your own painting style?


Play, explore, apply. Play with the various acrylic mediums. Explore how to use each and the effects they have in painting. Apply by incorporating them into your own paint studies. You will be introduced to each product, including samples, then presented with canvas boards prepped with examples to paint over. You will also prep your own boards and return the next day to continue to see where your style takes you.


This is a fun, informative workshop to introduce the possibilities of using acrylic pastes, gels, and mediums in your painting.


Fee: $150 per person, includes all supplies. Maximum of 6 students. Registration deadline is September 20.



You also may contact Adele at 804.550.7201 or

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.

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

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)




For more information, call 804.464.3987 or email


Midlothian Art Academy

​1807 Huguenot Road, #107

​Midlothian, VA 23113


Painting Animals in Oil or Pastel with Betsy Kellum 3-Day Workshop

October 25–27  |  9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Independence Golf Club, Art for the Journey Studio, Midlothian, VA

Get to know your subject! Methods to obtain valuable and usable references will be emphasized as we study animals from life. Before the workshop, we will take a trip at the Richmond Zoo to sketch and photograph animals as they go about their business (feel free to do the same with your own pets or other animals).

Preparing your references: How to select, crop and print your photo references so they are proportional to your planned painting. Painting: Back in the workshop studio, paint in pastel or oil. Plan for two paintings.

Tuition: $250 (includes a day at the zoo). Registration: A deposit of $100 is due to reserve your space for the workshop. Balance is due when your participation in the workshop begins. Cancellation Policy: Your deposit can be refunded before October 1. Please mail checks to Betsy Kellum, 14412 Lander Road, Midlothian, VA 23113.


For more details and registration, contact Betsy Kellum at or 804.399.4877.

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, 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.

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.


Realistic Watercolor Via Transparent Washes with J.M. Littleton

Saturday, November 23  |  10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

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.



  1. Students will know how to select an appropriate image and composition.
  2. Students will be able to complete a line drawing and transfer it onto the watercolor paper.
  3. Students will know how to execute a flat wash with a flat and round brush.
  4. Students will know how to create light and dark values through the use of tints and complimentary colors.
  5. Students will know the meaning and uses of color theory.
  6. 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.




Registration: 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.

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.



You may also contact Robin at or find a class schedule at

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.



You also may contact Adele at 804.550.7201 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: $65 for three months, payable in advance.



You also may contact Garry-Lou Upton at 804.379.9330, 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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