Dealing with the uncertainty of rapidly escalating COVID-19 metrics, availability of vaccines, holiday gatherings and possible restrictions on non-essential businesses demands that we proceed cautiously as we develop the 2021 class schedule. Instructors and students are reluctant to confirm in the current pandemic environment.

We are continuing to communicate with potential instructors for 2021. The following classes are in the planning stages: three new VMFA sponsored classes, visiting artist instructors in oils and acrylics, and RAL Art Center artist instructors in jewelry, quilting, perspective, acrylics, watercolor and felting.

We look forward to offering exciting new classes in 2021 and appreciate your suggestions.  Please email cmihills@fiberarts.us with your suggestions for classes and instructors. 

Classes

  • Workshop: Wild About Art - Youth Art Classes 3-Day Class:  Tues., Wed., Thurs. – August 3, 4, & 5 (1)
    Aug 03, 9:30 AM – Aug 05, 4:30 PM
    RAL Art Center, 19 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, USA
    Students will create at least one artwork for each day of the class, including an 8 x 10 acrylic painting of an owl, a watercolor painting of wildflowers and butterflies, a crayon-resist underwater scene, a pastel portrait of a bear, a mixed-media floral still life and a mixed-media artwork.
  • Adult Paint Night: Wading in the Wild
    Thu, Aug 26
    RAL Art Center
    Aug 26, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    RAL Art Center, 19 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, USA
    Join us in August and have fun painting a summer scene. This class will be completed using acrylic paint on a 16” x 20”” stretched canvas. Create a painting with a majestic sunset with a silhouette of shoreline and a wading bird.
  • Workshop: Impressions:  Painting the Garden  3-Day Class:  Mondays, Sept. 13, 20, 27, 2021
    Sep 13, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
    Kilmarnock, 19 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, USA
    In this 3-day class, you will create 3 acrylic 11” x 14” landscape paintings in the Impressionist style. Learn how to apply paint in this ever-popular style, creating the effect of sunlight with short quick brush strokes, a broken palette for optical color mixing, & complementary colors in shadows.
  • Workshop:  Pendant Techniques with Inclusions of CZ Stones & Pearls in Art Clay Silver  Sept  18, 2021, 10am -  4pm
    Sep 18, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    RAL Art Center, 19 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, USA
    This beginner/intermediate level class is an adventure in working with precious metal clay. Art Clay Silver is a great product especially formulated for objects that can be created & fired in the same day w/outstanding results. Art Clay Silver is pure fine silver (.999) mixed with water & binder.
  • Workshop: The Art Language  September 23 & 24, 2021
    Sep 23, 9:00 AM EDT – Sep 24, 4:00 PM EDT
    Kilmarnock, 19 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, USA
    What is the Art Language and what are we trying to visually create in our paintings? Do we want to paint what our mind knows, or do we want to see and explore in a different way?
  • Workshop: Abstracting Kaleidoscope Colors w/ Kathleen Noffsinger 2-Day Class:  Tuesdays, Oct. 12 & 26, 2021
    Oct 12, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    RAL Art Center, 19 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, USA
    Learn how to paint any scene in a variety of colors using abstracted shapes of broken color to create an artistic color Kaleidoscope! Artists will work in their usual medium of watercolor, oil or acrylic. This is not a “how-to” beginner class for each medium.
  • Workshop Loving Van Gogh   3 Day Class -  Oct. 18 &  25 and Nov. 1, 2021   1:30pm – 4:30pm
    Oct 18, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
    Kilmarnock, 19 N Main St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482, USA
    In this three-day workshop, you will paint three 11” x 14” acrylic paintings, emulating the distinctive style of Van Gogh, replicating two of his masterpieces such as Starry Night and Irises. The first paintings will be completed in unison the teacher’s demonstration and step-by-step instruction.