Painting Classes + Workshops

Swimming in Paint with Chuck Larivey

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.

 

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

Paint Along with Adele Castillo

Choose from two dates!

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.

 

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

Painting with a Palette Knife—with Water-Mixable Oils— with Linda Hollett-Bazouzi

Sunday, November 5  |  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

During this one-day class, participants will practice techniques and create one or two small landscape paintings based on a choice of images provided by the instructor. Water-mixable oils will be provided, so odors and cleanup will not be issues. Participants should bring their own 8x10'' or 9x12'' canvas boards/panels (two suggested). Fee: $100 ($95 if registered by November 1), includes two palette knives (to keep) and water-mixable oils to use during class.

 

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You also may contact Linda Hollett-Bazouzi at 804.512.5059 or lchollett@verizon.net.

The Colors of Art with Water-Mixable Oils — with Linda Hollett-Bazouzi

Sunday, November 12  |  12:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

A four-hour class on mixing oranges, violets, greens, and neutrals—warm, cool, light, dark, vibrant—using oil paints that mix with water! Included will be an introduction to understanding what you are using, why mixtures that should work  sometimes don’t, and lots of time to mix your own colors.For all levels. Fee: $90 ($85 if paid for by November 7). All materials provided.

 

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You also may contact Linda Hollett-Bazouzi at 804.512.5059 or lchollett@verizon.net.

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 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.  During August 3-20, please call Crossroads Art Center to register at 804.278.8950.

Abstract Painting with Joanna Tyka

Tuesdays, October 24–December 5 |  2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

*No class during Thanksgiving week.

Do you want to introduce abstraction to your paintings? How about some new materials? Learn mark-making, painting, and collage techniques that can be used in abstract paintings. Plan on working in a variety of media as you explore new modes of painterly expression. Fee: $195. Early registration by October 8: $180. Maximum of 12 participants.

 

Joanna Tyka is an internationally acclaimed artist. She is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland. Joanna has worked and lived in Germany, Spain, and, most recently, in Miami, Florida. Her work can be found in galleries and private collections around the world. In Virginia, you can find her work in Senate of Virginia, Dominion Resources, UVA Health System in Charlottesville, and elsewhere.

 

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You also may contact Joanna Tyka at jotyka@aol.com.

Watercolor with Roz Berlin

Session 1

Thursdays, January 11–March 15, 2018  |  9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Session 2

Thursdays, January 11–March 15, 2018  |  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 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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You may also contact Roz Berlin at 804.868.0129 at rozberlin@hotmail.com.

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.

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.

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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