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A Garden Party to Save Virginia’s Countryside


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The Land Trust of Virginia presents “A Garden Party to Save Virginia’s Countryside” with this year’s special feature: “Sculpture in the Fields,” which will feature work by Eric Goulder, Nol Putnam, Diana Reuter-Twining, Peter Wood, Catherine White, Albert Laessle and Lilla Ohrstrom.

Where: Lee Hall, the home of Chris and Lilla Ohrstrom, in The Plains, Virginia

When: Sunday, May 31 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Please contact LTV at 540 687-8441 or email for information and tickets.

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New Class: Drawing With a Live Model

In addition to holding classes at Youngblood Art Studio, I also hold classes at Native Barre in Middleburg. Here is a class beginning soon:

Drawing with a Live Model with Lilia Ohrstrom

4/19/2015 – 5/10/2015From: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Each 2 hour class will begin with a series of gesture drawings using soft charcoal and newsprint. Proportions, volume, and light and shade will be addressed. The class is appropriate for beginners and artists wishing to review the basics of figure drawing.

Each student is REQUIRED to bring the following supplies with them to each class:

    • Portable Easel
    • White Chalk
    • Gummy Eraser
    • Soft Charcoal
    • Newsprint (18″ x 20″)
    • Board to put on easel behind newsprint

Call Lilla at 540.270.0402 for questions about supplies

Click here to sign up at Native Barre. (Scroll down the page halfway)

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Become a Member of the Spring Weekend Artist Club

For the first time, Youngblood Art Studio is opening its doors to local artists.

Youngblood Art Studio in the Plains, Virginia, is excited to announce the launch of the Spring Weekend Artist Club, a new program designed to allow area artists of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to work in an open, creative space.

A $25 membership fee allows you the use of Youngblood Art Studio from April 15 to June 15, Fridays to Sundays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Members will have the space to create individual works of art of their choosing. Space will be facilitated by Lilla Ohrstrom or an arts assistant.

Take advantage of this first-time extraordinary offer. Individual instruction can be arranged for additional fee if desired.

Email for information.

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Spring Class Schedule Announced

YBA_springI will be continuing my “Drawing Your Line: Level 1″ class this spring. For more information on the class, click here. Here is the new schedule:

Class: Drawing Your Line Level 1

Dates: Sundays April 12, 19 and 26 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Youngblood Art Studio in the Plains

Fee: $75 (combined, for three classes)

I will also be offering private art sessions at Youngblood Art Studio to accommodate needs of the artist, drawing, and/or sculpting clay by appointment throughout April and May. Call 540 270 0402 or email

Basic Hand Building in Clay (ages 10 and up)

Mondays April 6, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18

Time 4:10-4:50 p.m. $150 per 6 week session ($30 drop in must call ahead)

Making Monsters From Mud (ages 8 to 12)

Wednesdays April 6, 20, 27, May 6, 13, 20

Time 4:10-4:50 p.m. $150 per 6 week session ($30 drop in must call ahead)

Art Class for Students With a Serious Interest in Developing Skills (ages 10 and up)

Drawing and multiple sculpting techniques in clay will be explored

Thursdays April 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7 & 14

Time 4:10-5:40 p.m. $210 per 6 week session ($50 drop in must call ahead)

Sculpting a Self Portrait in Clay (adults 21 and over)

Fridays April 3, 10, 24, May 1

9:00-11:00 a.m. $250 for one week session, $75 (drop in must call ahead)

To sign up for classes, please email:


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My Work on Display at Art of the Piedmont

Ohrstrom-mother earth-time and spaceI will have four sculptures (including the piece on the right) on display at the the Middleburg Community Center on Friday, February 20, 2015, for Art of the Piedmont, an auction of original artwork from select local artists. The evening’s proceeds will benefit Middleburg Montessori School.

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The show promises a long list of distinguished local artists, including Anthony Barham, Misia Broadhead, Charles T. Matheson and Antonia Walker.

As a reminder, I am offering classes at Youngblood Art Studio and Native Barre in Middleburg. Click here for more information.

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New Youngblood Classes Announced

Drawing Your Line: Level 1

What can you make of the marks you make?

Description: What can you make of the marks you make? Lilla Ohrstrom is offering a beginner to advanced drawing class. This class is designed to help you find or rediscover your personal drawing lines. The intention of the class is to offer a safe, non-judgmental space to explore drawing and satisfy your artistic expression. This four-week class will begin with lines and end with a self-portrait. We will explore our internal and external selves through drawing.

Each 1 ½ hour class will begin with a short meditation and some mindful movements to prepare for drawing. No experience is necessary, but experienced artists may also enjoy this return to the basics. Perfect for getting out of a rut.

Gesture drawing, contour drawing and memory drawing will be explored.

1. A board to draw on with a clip to mount paper
2. Sketch book
3. Drawing charcoal, white chalk, 6B pencil, gummy eraser.

Location: Native Barre Studio, Middleburg VA.
Dates: Sundays February 8, 15 , 22 & March 8 (daylight saving time)
Time: 3:30-5
Fee: $100 for 4-class workshop (must have at least 6 people for class to run)

Book your sessions through Native Barre; call 540.687.4643

Hand Building In Clay

Location: Youngblood Art Studio
Dates: Tuesdays, February 3,10,17,24 March 3
Time: 1:30-3:30
Fee: $350 for the 5-week workshop, includes Clay, glaze and firing.
Clay tools can be purchased ahead or ordered through Lilla $20.00
No experience needed, all ages welcome. (Some open studio time included as needed. Must have at least 4 people for class to run.)

If you want private classes, times can be arranged through Lilla at 540.270.0402 for January 26th through March 9th. Available one- or two-hour time at $80/hr slots Mondays through Fridays (not Thursdays) between 12:00-3:30. If you want classes for students, time is available from 4:15 to 5:00 Mondays through Thursdays. Price $60 for private for one child, $80 for 2 children, $100 for 3, etc.

Book your sessions through YAS, call 540.270.0402


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