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The Agile Arts Atelier of Northern Virginia is a place where a small number of privately taught students learn classical and contemporary realist painting methods. To visit the studio, see Tricia's art and learn more about the cumulative curriculum she teaches, please call the studio at the number above directly for an appointment.

This site is designed to for students and art lovers to find inspiration and useful learning resources that Tricia has collected over the years. (additional blog posts available below).

Latest Posts

Agile Arts Atelier - Supply List for Drawing and Painting Lessons

"Wholesome" series of oil paintings by Tricia Ratliff

Caravaggio (Image and Video - techniques)

The Mother Artist Project : DEBBY LUCILLE BIRD

Workshop: The Power of Painting With a Limited Palette

Paintings in a simple "movie" format.

A moment of enjoyment.

Grisaille , Tonal Painting , Underpainting (Open and Closed Grisaille)

Creative Connections Game in the Press

Oil Painting and Drawing Lessons in Northern Virginia with Tricia Cherrington Ratliff