DanNie Sudio in Ashburn, Virginia

DanNie Art Lessons: Drawing and Painting

We teach what you like to learn - Basic and advanced drawing and painting kills. Free consultation available.

  • Art Classes, week days and weekends are available. Free consultation.
  • For more information visit: www.DanielNie.com or call 704-574-1815

Debra Keirce, Realistic Oil Painting

One on One - Mini Workshops in Oil Painting

Four sessions, 1.5 hours each, one on one with Debra Keirce, within a 3 week period. Zoom or in person Ashburn, VA - your choice. I will walk you through my four step process for creating highly realistic oil paintings.


Jill Poyerd Fine Art

Foundations for Mastering Watercolor Painting

Watercolor painting at its core is built upon pigment, water, and a painting surface, and in order to master the medium you need to thoroughly understand your materials. This course is designed to give you an in-depth look at the properties of each material used in the watercolor painting process. With this understanding, beginners will have an easier time learning techniques and experienced painters will be better equipped to perfect their skill and solve potential problems. This isn’t a hands-on painting class, but rather is a lecture-based course containing information you aren't likely to find anywhere else.

The Mechanics of Watercolor Painting

The Mechanics of Watercolor Painting is a step-by-step, hands-on painting course designed to guide students through all the necessary skills needed to paint with watercolor paints. Using her approachable, easy-to-understand teaching method, artist Jill Poyerd walks viewers through a total of nearly four hours of lectures and over 30 student activities, covering topics like brush handling, color mixing, paint application, and much much more. This is one of the most comprehensive beginner watercolor classes you will find online, and can apply to anyone who feels they may be lacking something in their knowledge.

Mastering Brushstrokes (I & II)

Brushstrokes are at the core of being an artist, and are one of the things that set artists apart from one another. In this course, artist Jill Poyerd breaks down historic and contemporary brushwork into twenty-two unique brushstrokes, using both oil and watercolor paint in her demonstrations. The instruction includes a brief history of the stroke, examples of how they're used in masterpieces, visual demonstrations, and student practice exercises. By combining technical learning with visual and hands-on examples, students will gain a thorough understanding of each brushstroke variation. This is a two-part course.

Developing an Eye for Landscape Composition

A landscape composition design can mean the success or failure of a piece of art whether you paint, draw, or work in photography. In this course, landscape artist Jill Poyerd, goes beyond teaching the rules. She teaches students how to "see" a landscape and then translate what they see into a successful design. Students of any experience level learn through four hours of lecture and over 22 activities. Topics include what makes landscapes unique, the planes theory, focal points, compositional lines, design tools of the Masters, choosing a subject, conducting a photoshoot, and reconstructing your images. 


Kelleher Studios - Waterford

Oil painting classes

Beginning or advanced oil painting with Sue Kelleher.


Loudoun Street Studios - Kim T. Richards - Leesburg

Painting solvent-free with oils or acrylics

Learn to paint solvent free with oils or acrylics in one of my small in person classes this fall. With a maximum of four students in each class, you will get plenty of one on one instruction. Small classes enable me to tailor each lesson to the interest and skill level of each student. You may choose to bring your own supplies, or pay an additional $10 to use the classroom supplies. Ages 16+


The Clay and Metal Loft

Wire Wrap Pendant Workshop

Join us Saturday, October 30th, 4-7pm to learn how basic wire wrapping techniques to make a one of a kind pendant. We will provide stones, or bring your favorite! We are thrilled to host Jewelry Artist, Chase Shotton for this awesome workshop!!


The Clay and Metal Loft - Leeburg, VA

Copper Metal Clay Leaf Earring Workshop

This project is perfect for Fall and a great introduction to copper metal clay as you create a stunning pair of earrings. All levels welcome.


The Clay and Metal Loft, Leesburg, VA

Acrylic Pour Decorative Pumpkin Workshop

Join us Friday, October 15th, 7-9pm to make 3 acrylic pour pumpkins (9” and 2” craft pumpkins, lasts forever). Julia Bay of Pour Paint Party will lead the group through technique to make a unique Fall Pumpkin Decor items!