Painting Classes + Workshops

Swimming in Paint with Chuck Larivey

August Session #1

August 5, 12, 19, 26, 27  |  10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. |  Fee: $200

August Session #2

August 6, 13, 20   |  10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. |  Fee: $120

September Session #1

September 9, 16, 23, 30  |  10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. |  Fee: $160

September Session #2

September 10, 17, 24   |  10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. |  Fee: $120

October Session #1

October 7, 14, 21, 28, 29  |  10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. |  Fee: $200

October Session #2

October 1, 8, 15, 22  |  10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. |  Fee: $160

* Students may choose the dates that they want and are not required to sign up for a complete session.


Chuck Larivey’s painting method is directly based on molding shapes and depicting light and shadow, broad-base at the beginning and continually refined (not overworked) until the desired effect is achieved or until the energy dissipates.

Classes are be devoted to small practice works and the longer sessions conclude with a Saturday/Sunday 2-day large-format class. This final 2-day class will apply everything that has been learned during the month and applied to create a wonderful final work stretched linen canvas. This schedule and format will be repeated every month throughout 2017.

Choose your own subject. Participants focus on their chosen subject with related small-practice studies. The goal is to become comfortable painting shapes, gesture, color, light, and shadow that best represents the chosen subject and the artist’s intention. Between classes, artists should go online or otherwise study examples that might be useful in their own work.

Important: At registration, indicate subject preference for the month. Related references will be made available to supplements your own. Choose a single standard small-works study size for the month (8x10, 12x12, or 11x14). Recommended supplier: Jerry’s Artorama, Centurion oil-primed smooth linen (pads, panels, or stretched canvas). Linen pads can be mounted or stretched if desired.

Limited to 10 members. Printed materials list available on registration.



You also may contact Crossroads Art Center at 804.278.8950 or

Watercolor with Roz Berlin

Session 1

Thursdays, September 14–November 16  |  9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Session 2

Thursdays, September 14–November 16  |  1:00–4:30 p.m.


This class is designed for intermediate to advanced students seeking in-depth study of the watercolor medium. Exploration of color is very important in this class, as well as experimentation with other mediums to create mixed media creations. Technique and style are vital to growth so the student can develop to their potential. Fee: $350 for ten 3-hour classes, paid in advance. No refunds after classes begin. Contact the instructor for a supplies list.



You may also contact Roz Berlin at 804.868.0129 at Or mail registration request and payment to 4711 Tameo Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060.

Paint Along with Adele Castillo

Choose from three dates!

Saturday, September 16  |  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 14   |  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 18  |  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

A cross between a paint party and a color techniques class, this workshop is a fun way to create a quick painting while learning about color and acrylics. For the beginner or advanced student who wishes to explore acrylic painting or for family or friends to spend a fun day together. Using the same reference, students create from the beginning to the end of class, following along with Adele to get started, then completing the painting with her supervision, demonstrations, and advice. Reserve your space soon; these classes fill up quickly. A supply list will be sent prior to each class. Fee: $75, per person/per class, due one week prior to class or upon registration. Supply list provided upon registration.



You also may contact Adele at 804.550.7201 or

Expressions in Oil/Cold Wax Medium with Lisa B. Boardwine, BWS, VWS

3-Day Workshop • September 29–October 1

Friday, September 29  |  10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 30  |  10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 1  |  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Create a history. Provide some mystery. Make your mark. Join Lisa Boardwine for a 3 day-workshop to explore your personal voice using oil and cold wax medium. Emphasis will be discussions/demos of the topics listed, lots of studio painting time, and individual critique concerning your own personal direction in artmaking. Introductory techniques for oil and cold wax will be demonstrated as needed. Selected topics include composition, color, and working in a series. If you are new to oil and cold wax, bring pre-gessoed panels (12x12") and Arches oil paper. If you are an experienced oil/cold wax painter, you are encouraged to work larger and on panels and paper. Added bonus: Lisa will show you how she works over an acrylic painting as a start and add oil/cold wax; if you want to try this technique, bring some works of acrylic/watermedia pieces on paper, and we will add an extra zing with the oil/cold wax medium. Some experience will oil painting is recommended. All levels welcome.  Fee: $395. Registration deadline: September 15, 2017. Supply list will be sent upon registration.



You also may contact Lisa Boardwine at 276.935.6163 or To register, mail payment by September 15 to Lisa Boardwine, PO Box 648, Grundy, VA 24614.

Fall 2017 Painting Classes with Curney Nuffer

Session 1

Mondays, October 9–December 4*  |  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Session 2

Tuesdays, October 10–December 5*  |  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

*No classes during Thanksgiving week.


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. A “New Student Info File” will be emailed to new students. Fee: $270 for 8 classes, paid in advance. No refunds after class begins. Missed classes may be made up during any other sessions. To register, send a check and a note with your name and choice of class day and time to Susan Dull at 304 Saint Davids Lane, Richmond, VA 23221. Learn more about Curney at



You also may contact Susan Dull at 804.914.9791 or or Curney Nuffer at 804.356.0911.  During August 3-20, please call Crossroads Art Center to register at 804.278.8950.

Painting with Robin Caspari

Ongoing Tuesdays

Arrive between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m., class ends at 2:00 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

Capture Your Color, Capture Your Style 2017 with Adele Castillo

Weeklong Outer Banks Painting Workshop

October 1–6, 2017

Fall is gorgeous on the Outer Banks. The water is still warm, the tourists are gone, and the weather is perfect for a weeklong acrylic painting workshop with Adele Castillo at the Dare County Arts Council (DCAC) in Manteo. This workshop will be fun and focused, for experienced beginners to professional painters. A plan will be developed to set goals for the workshop, but artists are encouraged to be open to possibility. There will be surprises to keep everyone energized and creative.


Your stay at the Tranquil House Inn includes continental breakfast and afternoon wine and cheese each day. DCAC and Adele will provide refreshments throughout the day, and the fee includes two dinners and four lunches. DCAC is just a walk across the street from the inn. Park your car at the inn, and leave it for the next five days!


It’s time to register and save your seat. Space is limited to allow one-on-time instruction.  Click the link below for more information, registration and payment information, and other details.


Early registration by May 15: $745*

Registration by July 1: $845*

Late registration by August 1: $945*

*Rooms reserved for an additional fee at the Tranquil House Inn



You also may contact Adele at 804.550.7201 or

Acrylic and Color with Adele Castillo

Choose from Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday sessions

Mondays  |  6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

NEW!  Wednesdays  |  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesdays  |  6:00 – 9:00 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

Painting Classes with Susan Stuller

Choose from Tuesday or Wednesday sessions

Tuesdays  |  1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Wednesdays  |  10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Wednesdays  |  1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Classes 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.

Openings on Tuesday afternoons for watercolor painters, Wednesday mornings for oil and acrylic painters, and Wednesday afternoons for oil, acrylic, and watercolor painters.



You also may contact Susan at 804.379.1477 or

Oil Painting with Merrily Johnstone

Thursdays  |  1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Interested in learning traditional approaches to portrait, still life, or landscape painting? Join Merrily Johnstone for an ongoing class in the visual language of art. With input geared to your current level, you’ll develop observational skills and working methods that appy equally to all painting, including representational and abstract principles. Stretch your understanding of composition, tonal and color relationships, brushwork, and materials (including supports, pigments, and mediums). Learn tricks for scaling up drawing and choosing the right formats for laying out your compositions. Beginning students may choose to complete a series of exercise to learn the fundamentals. Advanced painters can take it to the next level with a variety of traditional old-master approaches, working on original compositions from photo references or choosing to copy a masterwork. Start where you are! Fee: $30 per class, payable monthly.



You also may contact Merrily at 804.310.7043 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: $60 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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