Workshops and Lectures


All CVA/VFMA workshops are $25 for CVA Members and $45 for non-members. Email Debbie McClintock or call her at 434-394-2394, if you plan to come or for more information.

Saturday, October 28, 10 am to 3 pm: coming from the VA Museum of Fine Arts Kendra Wadsworth will give a workshop on painting Pet Portraits.

Monday, October30—Thursday, November 2 (see detail below): local artist Ursula Burgess will give a workshop on Creative Painting in water media. The cost is $95 for CVA members and $125 for nonmembers.

Saturday, November 4, 10 am to 3 pm: coming from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Leigh Anne Chambers will give a workshop called Introduction to Abstraction using an object for reference.

Saturday, December 9, 10 am to 3 pm: local artist Angie Medler will give a workshop on her technique of Dot Art..

Saturday, February 24, 2024, 10 am to 3 pm: local artist Annie Hyde will give a workshop called Playing with Pumpkins.

4-day CVA/LCVA Painting Workshop, 
October 30 – November 2, 2023

We will start our paintings with new experimental techniques and no preliminary sketches. At this point it’s all intuition and fun! We will learn how to start and develop a painting leaning on design elements and principles, work through the challenges with creativity and finally how and when to finish it while personalizing your own work. Demos will be acrylic on paper, but all water media can be used on any surface of your choice. This is a fun and creative workshop where all levels are welcome. The Supply List can be downloaded HERE

Instructor: Ursula C. Burgess, Artist

Sponsored by Central Virginia Arts & Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, Farmville, VA

Date: October 30 – November 2, 2023, Monday to Thursday, 9:30 am-3:30 pm

Where: Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, 129 North Main Street, Farmville, VA 23901, lower level

Fee: CVA or LCVA members $95 for 4-day workshop, or $30/day; Non-members $125 for 4-day workshop, or $40/day. To join CVA: Membership fee $20 single/$25 family yearly

Participants: All skill levels, beginners - advanced

Limit: 16 participants

Contact: Register by check through postal mail payable to Central Virginia Arts. Download and complete this FORM and mail with check to: Ursula Burgess, CVA Workshop, 605 First Ave, Farmville, VA 23901.,