Painting Classes + Workshops

Advanced Watercolor with Roz Berlin

Mondays, July 14–August 30   |  1:00 – 4:00 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 students 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.



To register or for more information, contact Roz Berlin at 804.868.0129 at

RL Caldwell Studio & Gallery Fall Painting Classes

Fall classes start the week of September 10, 2018 and run through the week of November 1, 2018. Registration closes Thursday, September 6, 2018.


Tuesday Morning  |  9:30 a.m.–noon

Tuesday Afternoon  |  4:00–6:00 p.m.

Wednesday Evening  |  6:30–8:50 p.m. (acrylic only)

Thursday Evening  |  6:30–8:50 p.m.


RL Caldwell Studio & Gallery in Midlothian, Virginia, focuses on classical drawing and painting instruction with an emphasis on skills-based training. Visit for a complete listing of classes. All classes are held in the Midlothian Studio on Huguenot Road. Painting classes 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.


Advanced 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 for the pure enjoyment of creating art.




For more information, call 804.464.3987 or email


RL Caldwell Visual Arts Studio

​1811 Huguenot Road, #305

​Midlothian, VA 23113



'Painting the Nude Human Form' Fall Painting Classes with Curney Nuffer

Tuesdays, October 9–December 4*  |  6:00–9:00 p.m.

* No class during Thanksiving week

“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 painting classes for artists who would like to learn about painting the nude, first a three-hour class once a week to explore sketching 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.


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. Even if you don’t want to paint figures or portraits, the lessons you will learn will greatly improve your future work.


Fee: $240, for eight classes. A supply list and more class info will be sent to every student via email in advance. No refunds once classes have started.




To register, email Susan Dull at or call 804.914.9791.  Make checks for $125 payable to Susan Dull and mail to 304 Saint David’s Lane, Richmond, VA 23221.

Fall 2018 Painting Classes with Curney Nuffer

Session 1

Mondays, October 1–December 3*  |  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Session 2

Tuesdays, October 2–December 4*  |  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 9 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.



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 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

Mixed Media Painting Classes with Susan Stuller

Choose from Tuesday or Wednesday sessions

Tuesdays  |  1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Wednesdays  |  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

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: $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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