Painting Classes + Workshops

Swimming in Paint with Chuck Larivey

April Sessions

Saturdays, April 7–28  |  10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. |  $40 per class

Sundays, April 8–29 |  10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. |   $40 per class

May Sessions

Saturdays, May 5–26*  |  10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. |  $40 per class

Sundays, May 6–20* |  10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. |   $40 per class

* No classes on Sunday, May 13, and Saturday, May 19

 

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.

 

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You also may contact Crossroads Art Center at 804.278.8950 or kaygoldsby@crossroadsartcenter.com.

Introduction to Watercolor with Roz Berlin

Mondays, Starting April 2  |  10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Beginning to intermediate students are welcome to take this relaxed class to learn the building blocks of watercolor to successful mastery of this medium. Structured lessons are offered weekly, with emphasis on materials, techniques, and color mastery. Fee: $30 per class, with commitment for one month. Payment is due on 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.

 

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To register or for more information, contact Roz Berlin at 804.868.0129 at rozberlin@hotmail.com.

 

Advanced Watercolor with Roz Berlin

Session 1

Mondays, March 26–June 4  |  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Session 2

Thursdays,  March 29–May 31  |  9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

*No class on Memorial Day (May 28)

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.

 

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To register or for more information, contact Roz Berlin at 804.868.0129 at rozberlin@hotmail.com.

 

'Summer Greens' Painting Workshop with Curney Nuffer

Friday, May 11   |  10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

At Lazare Gallery in Charles City, Virginia

Don’t drive yourself crazy with expensive tube colors! Learn how to mix and make your own greens for landscape painting. Workshop will be held at Lazare Gallery in Charles City off Route 5, a half-hour drive from downtown Richmond. Directions available on the website at www.lazaregallery.com. Rain or shine.

 

Schedule: Curney demo from 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Lunch and gallery tour from 12:30–2:00 p.m. Afternoon painting with Curney’s help from 2:00–4:30 p.m.

 

What to bring: Bring your own lunch. Coffee, tea, and sweets provided. Bring your painting supplies, a chair, bug spray, and a hat. Materials list will be sent to you via email after you register.

 

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To register, email Susan Dull at susandull@icloud.com or call 804.914.9791.  Make checks for $50 payable to Susan Dull and mail to 304 Saint David’s Lane, Richmond, VA 23221.

Open Studio with Susan Singer

Ongoing Tuesdays  |  10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.*

*No class on May 1

Under the supportive and encouraging tutelage of Susan Singer, work on your own projects in the medium of your choice in a dynamically creative atmosphere. Susan will occasionally give demos and will always give individual help. Susan has been teaching drawing, pastels, Zentangles, and oils for the last 18 years and loves encouraging students to find their own voice in their creativity. Fee: $240 for 8 weeks, or $35/class drop-in.


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To sign up or for more information, contact Susan Singer at 804.267.3455 or SusanSingerArt@msn.com.

Alcohol Inks 101 with Janice Jones

Friday, April 6–Sunday, April 8  |  9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Two Rivers Art Workshops

Alcohol inks are dye-based; mixed with rubbing alcohol, they create beautiful jewel-tone works of art that any artist will be proud to add to their portfolio. This 3-day workshop is is a basic introduction to alcohol inks that will demonstrate how to use and control the medium. This is the class you need before you venture into more complicated works. A future class will build on what is learned in this course and prepare participants for the Sheryl Williams class in October. Fee: $275.

 

What you will learn:

Day 1  Alcohol Inks have a mind of their own until we learn to control them. In the morning, we will let them do their thing and create FantasyScapes. In the afternoon, you’ll learn to use frisket and stencils with the inks.

Day 2  Learning a little more control, we will create stunning landscapes with the inks and incorporate stamps. In the afternoon, we’ll learn to use structure paste and stencils.

Day 3  We’ll discover the basics of creating animals in the morning, and by afternoon we will experiment with different surfaces and learn how the inks work on them. Our imagination will take us to a new level of creativity. A fun way to finish the class!

 

Students will need to bring these supplies:

• Yupo 1 sheet or tablet

• Frisket

• Stencils (there will be many stencils available for your use)

• Alcohol inks (Piñata brand or Tim Holtz Adirondack inks)

• 91% alcohol

• Gloves or “gloves in a bottle”

 

Most of these supplies can be found at Plaza Art or online at Amazon or one of the artist supply companies. Some other supplies are included in the fee for this workshop.

 

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You also may contact Janice Jones at janicejonesart@gmail.com or register at www.JaniceJonesArt.com.

Knife Painting 101: An Alternative to the Brush, with Water-Mixable Oils— with Linda Hollett-Bazouzi

Sunday, April 15  |  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

An introduction to painting with a paint/palette knife. Participants will practice technique, and create one or two small paintings based on images provide by the instructor. Fee: $100 ($95 if paid by April 9). All supplies provided except canvases. Participants receive two palette knives to take home. Bring two 8.5x11'' or 9x12'' canvas boards or panels (recommended sizes).

You may bring lunch/drinks or go out during the lunch break. Coffee and snacks are available at Crossroads starting at noon.

 

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To register, pay, or ask questions, contact Linda Hollett-Bazouzi at 804.512.5059 or lchollett@verizon.net.  Checks, cash, and credit cards accepted.

Bodacious Abstract Acrylic Painting with Jeanne Minnix

Saturday, April 28–Sunday, April 29  |  10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Embark on a creative rampage with Jeanne Minnix. This class is designed to help you tap into your creative energy, help you loosen up, and learn to trust your intuitive creativity. Through a series of experimental group and individual exercises, you will learn to develop and strengthen your intuitive voice and create powerful and highly personal, acrylic abstract paintings. Using an array of  “loosening up” techniques and unconventional tools, you will create a vocabulary of mark-making gestures, shapes, and lines to be incorporated into your work. There will be discussions, demonstrations, critiques, and ample studio painting time. Experienced students may want to paint larger and bring canvases or panels. A complete supplies list will be sent upon registration. Fee: $225. To register, mail check for $225, payable to Jeanne Minnix, to 1305 W. 41st Street, Richmond, VA 23225.

 

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For more information, contact Jeanne at 804.405.6433 or email minnix1@verizon.net.

Summer 2018 Painting Classes with Curney Nuffer

Tuesdays, June 19–July 31 |  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

*No class on July 3. One makeup class on July 31.

 

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. 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: $150 for 5 classes, paid in advance. No refunds after class begins. Missed classes may be made up during any other sessions. Learn more about Curney at www.curneynuffer.com.

 

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You also may contact Susan Dull at 804.914.9791 or susandull@icloud.com 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.

 

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You may also contact Robin at recaspari@gmail.com or find a class schedule at www.robincaspari.com.

Personal Voice in Oil/Cold Wax, Beginner-Intermediate Levels with Lisa B. Boardwine, BWS, VWS

Friday, July 6   |  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 7  |  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 8  |  10:00 a.m. – 3:30 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 paint and cold wax medium. The emphasis will be on personal style and expanding your personal artistic voice, and includes discussions and demonstrations of topics listed, studio painting time, and individual critique concerning the personal direction of your work. Selected topic: Working in a Series, Composition, and Unique Color Mixes. Participants will have a one-hour lunch break. Some experience with oil/cold wax is suggested. Fee: $395. Preregistration is required; registration deadline is June 26, 2016.

 

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You also may contact Lisa Boardwine at 276.935.6163 or boardwinelkb@yahoo.com.

 

MATERIALS LIST

  • Oil paints, assortment of colors
  • 10-15 artist panels (Ampersand brand gessoboard, cradled or flat, in various sizes; bring a few larger size boards to push into working in a larger format)
  • Arches Oil Paper in pads or sheets
  • Terra Skin Stone Paper (can be purchased through Cheap Joe’s or Amazon in sheets and pads, 16pt.)
  • Various sizes of painting knives (a trowel-style knife, 4” to 7” painting knife)  Scrapers with silicone blades (the dough scrapers you find in kitchen shops; these will be for sale at the workshop)
  • Squeegees
  • Dorlands or Gamblin cold wax (cold wax is included for this workshop
  • Gamsol and a container/spray bottle for Gamsol
  • 4” soft brayer
  • Oil sticks in your favorite colors (recommended: R&F brand)
  • Rags, paper towels, wet wipes
  • Anything interesting to make texture in paint (stencils, stamps, string, grid, mesh, etc.)
  • Soft pastels (your favorite colors)
  • Artist apron/shirt
  • Gloves
  • 2” blue painter’s tape,
  • Freezer paper for palette
  • Additional materials will be available to try during the workshop.

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.

 

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You also may contact Adele at 804.550.7201 or adele@adelecastillo.com.

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.

 

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You also may contact Susan at 804.379.1477 or artist@susanstuller.com.

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.

 

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You also may contact Merrily at 804.310.7043 or merrily@merrilyjohnstone.com.

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.

 

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You also may contact Garry-Lou Upton at 804.379.9330, 804.347.4238, or glhupton@netscape.net.

RL Caldwell Studio & Gallery Painting Classes

RL Caldwell Studio & Gallery in Midlothian, Virginia, is now enrolling for 2018 classes in painting and drawing. Visit learn.rlcaldwell.com for a complete listing of classes.

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SPRING 2018

Painting Studio—Tuesday Morning

​​Tuesdays, May 8–June 26, 2018  |  9:30 a.m.–noon

Instructor: Robert Louis Caldwell

​(8 week session)

Level: Adult and teen (7th–12th grade); beginner to advanced

 

Painting Studio—Thursday Afternoon

Thursdays, May 5–June 28, 2018  |  4:00–6:00 p.m.

Instructor: Robert Louis Caldwell

*No class on May 31

​​​(7 week session)

Level: Adult and teen (7th–12th grade); beginner to advanced

 

Painting Studio—Thursday Evening

​​Thursdays, May 10–June 28, 2018  |  6:30–8:50 p.m.

Instructor: Robert Louis Caldwell

*No class on May 31

​​(7 week session)

Level: Adult and teen (7th–12th grade); beginner to advanced

 

Drawing and Acrylic Painting Studio—Wednesday Midday

Wednesdays, May 16–June 27, 2018  |  1:30–4:00 p.m.

Instructor: Mary Johnson

*No class on June 13

​(6 week session)

Level: Adult and teen (7th–12th grade); beginner to advanced

 

Drawing and Acrylic Painting Studio—Wednesday Evening

Wednesdays, May 16–June 27, 2018  |  6:30–8:50 p.m.

Instructor: Mary Johnson

*No class on June 13

​(6 week session)

Level: Adult and teen (7th–12th grade); beginner to advanced

 

Teen Exploration Draw & Paint Studio—Wednesday Evening

Wednesdays, May 16–June 27 2018  |  4:30–6:00 p.m.

Instructor: Mary Johnson

*No class on June 13

(6  week session)

Level: Teen (5th–8th grade); beginner to advanced

 

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SUMMER 2018

 

Painting Studio—Tuesday Afternoon

​​Tuesdays, July 7–September 9, 2018  |  4:00–6:00 p.m.

Instructor: Robert Louis Caldwell

*No class on August 14

​(8 week session)

Level: Adult and teen (7th–12th grade); beginner to advanced

 

Painting Studio—Tuesday Evening

Tuesdays, July 7–September 4, 2018  |  6:30–8:50 p.m.

Instructor: Robert Louis Caldwell

*No class on August 14

​(8 week session)

Level: Adult and teen (7th–12th grade); beginner to advanced

 

Painting Studio—Thursday Morning

Thursdays, July 12–September 6, 2018  |  9:30 a.m.–noon

Instructor: Robert Louis Caldwell

*No class on August 16

(8 week session)

Level: Adult and teen (7th–12th grade); beginner to advanced

 

Drawing and Acrylic Painting Studio—Wednesday Evening

Wednesdays, July 11–August 1, 2018  |  6:30–8:50 p.m.

Instructor: Mary Johnson

(4 week session)

Level: Adult and teen (7th–12th grade); beginner to advanced

 

Drawing and Acrylic Painting Studio—Wednesday Afternoon

Wednesdays, August 15–September 5, 2018  |  1:30–4:00 p.m.

Instructor: Mary Johnson

​(4 week session)

Level: Adult and teen (7th–12th grade); beginner to advanced

 

Teen Exploration Draw & Paint Studio—Wednesday Afternoon

Wednesdays, August 15–September 5, 2018  |  4:30–6:00 p.m.

Instructor: Mary Johnson

(4 week session)

Level: Teen (5th–8th grade); beginner to advanced

 

Drawing and Acrylic Painting Studio—Wednesday Evening

Wednesdays, August 15–September 5, 2018  |  6:30–8:50 p.m.

Instructor: Mary Johnson

(4 week session)

Level: Adult and teen (7th–12th grade); beginner to advanced

 

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For more information, call 804.464.3987 or email instruction@rlcaldwell.com.

RL Caldwell Visual Arts Studio
​1811 Huguenot Road #305
​Midlothian, VA 23113

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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