ArtBlitz Studios

ArtBlitz Studios Figure Group

Welcome to the Art Blitz Studio Figure Group! Our friendly collective of local artists welcome you to join us on Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm. We meet the first three weeks of the month, and break on the fourth week. This uninstructed open studio allows artists to hone their life drawing skills while moving at their own pace. Easels are provided, please bring your own art supplies.

Destiny School of the Arts - Leesburg

Art & Music Classes for Homeschooled Students

Homeschooled students are welcome to join our afternoon enrichment classes. Both art and music classes are offered. Email for more information.

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. 

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Colored Pencil Art Classes

Take Colored Pencil classes three ways, One-time classes, Subscription or Themed Workshops.

The Artists in Middleburg

Equine Sculpting Classes with Goksin Carey

With Ms. Carey’s teaching system everybody can sculpt. And, if you love horses you are at the right place. Join us and enjoy the sculpting process.

Drawing with Jim Burns

This class meets once a month in the AIM gallery. It is appropriate for all skill levels. Jim provides instruction and feedback, and encourages class collaboration.

Mastering the Art of Simplicity: Color and Shadow in Landscape Painting

Former textile designer and Parsons School of Design graduate, Kim Richards understands painting landscapes can be intimidating. It is easy to become overwhelmed by the scene before you, or to get lost in the details. Using your own photos, or one provided by the instructor, you will learn simple steps to help take the fear out of painting a landscape. Fee: $170. Location: 105 E. Washington Street, Middleburg, VA.

Still Lifes: The Art of Transforming 3D Objects into 2D Sketches

Susan Pollard, former Head of St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes Upper School’s Art Department, will teach the art of translating three-dimensional objects onto a two-dimensional surface. Artists have pursued this goal throughout history, developing skills to convey meaning and create visually appealing representations. In this class, students will focus on sketching a large still life, including taxidermy animals. The process involves step-by-step exercises to gradually transform the three-dimensional subject into a two-dimensional artwork. Fee: $110. Location: 105 E. Washington Street, Middleburg, VA.

Expressive Landscapes: Mastering Loose Brushwork in Painting

In this one-day class, impressionist painter Heather Connole will will guide you through the process of creating a loose brush work landscape. Fee: $140. Location: 102 E. Washington Street, Middleburg, VA.

The Kelleher Studio Gallery

Classical Oil Painting

Casual relaxing oil painting sessions from beginner to advanced with professional instructor bringing out your inner creative artist.