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.

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. 

Kiss of Yoga & Music Together Happy Hearts

Music and Movement Summer Camp

Send your child to this unique summer camp! Your child's day will include music, Yoga, movement lessons, crafts, and read-alouds with instructors Megan and Kirsten. Designed for rising 1st through 4th graders. Camp will be held at Faith Chapel, 14188 Faith Chapel Lane, Lucketts, VA 20176. Tuition is $275 for one week.

Lago Arthur Studio

Roses and Peonies Oil Painting Workshop

Join Loudoun County artist Suzanne Lago Arthur for this fun painting weekend! Suzanne will cover basic approaches to drawing, discernment of values, color mixing, paint handling, edges, and how to approach depicting various textures. More advanced students will receive developmental feedback specific to their goals and painting style. The class will be held at Faith Chapel, 14188 Faith Chapel Lane, Lucketts, VA, 20176.

  • Saturday June 3 and Sunday, June 4, 10 am to 4 pm
  • Tuition for the two day workshop is $285. For more information or to register, visit

Kids' Realistic Painting Summer Camp

Does your child want to learn how to pint realistically? This weeklong camp taught by award-winning artist Suzanne Lago Arthur is the perfect introduction! Campers will learn the fundamentals in drawing, color theory, and painting technique in both watercolor and acrylic in this fun camp. A daily packed snack is encouraged. Camp will be held at Faith Chapel, 14188 Faith Chapel Lane, Lucketts, VA 20176. $300 tuition includes all necessary materials. Ages 8 -11.

Teen Realistic Painting Summer Workshop

Teens will love this weeklong realistic painting workshop taught be award-winning artist Suzanne Lago Arthur! Perfect for the beginner to more advanced teen artist. Topics covered include drawing, color theory, and techniques in both watercolor and acrylic painting. Workshop will be held at Faith Chapel, 14188 Faith Chapel Lane, Lucketts, VA 20176. $300 tuition includes all necessary art materials.

The Artists in MIddleburg

Seascapes & Landscapes in the Classic Alla Prima Tradition

The purpose of this four-hour class is to demystify the oil painting process, provide a simple, straightforward approach using color and achieve realistic results.

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.

Equine Sculpture Intensive Workshop

The National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) and the Artists in Middleburg (AiM) invite you to experience the annual, weeklong, equine sculpting intensive workshop with expert sculptor and instructor, Goksin Carey. The workshop is held at the National Sporting Library & Museum in the beautiful town of Middleburg, Virginia, the nation’s ‘Horse and Hunt’ capital.

Small Paintings, Big Growth

Former textile designer and Parsons School of Design graduate, Kim adheres to the philosophy ‘By painting small and often, you will turbocharge your artistic growth’. She adds, ‘Working small is easier to fit into our busy schedules and helps you learn important skills like composition, value and color’

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.

The Clay and Metal Loft — Leesburg

Summer Camps at Clay and Metal Loft!

Summer Art Camps: Clay, Cartooning, Painting, Printmaking, Mixed Media and more! Full day and half day options!

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.