Lis Zadravec
MURALS, Stage Sets and Costuming by LisArts
All initial consultations by phone and email are at no cost to you. On
location consultations are scheduled at your convenience at $35 per half
hour. During this initial consultation Lisa will review your design needs.
Consideration is given to every design element when planning your space,
and will be incorporated into your overall concept transforming your space
into something spectacular. Factors such as surface preparation, difficultly
of technique, cost of supplies and square feet, need to be considered and
included into individualized contracts. Estimates will be provided before
the commencement of a project and Lis will provide you with a contract
specifying details. The artist is professional, courteous and is considerate of
your lifestyle and environment. Murals are deemed complete upon the
clients approval of the work according to the specifications outline prior to
the project. Murals, wall decoration and stage set painting is available.
Prices range from $300-$3000+ depending on job. Please email with a
description of your wall painting idea to
Girl's bedroom from VanGogh's Poppies and Butterflies
and Monet's
Poppy Field with details from Beatrix
Potter's animals for newspaper room make-over.  
Scoobydoo & Shaggy and Ariel  
for Dr. S.'s dentist office.  
Set for the Ambleside school's
Shakespeare Festival. The
scene is a court in Italy, the
inspiration is Tomie de Paola's  
childrens book illustrations.
Christmas performance
at Metro Morningstar
Church with a Little
Van Gogh inspired sets
painted with students for
A Midsummer Night's Dream
(which is set in Greece)  at
Crossroads School of the Arts.
Scene, in Kathryn
Eurich's The Gift of the
Nutcracker with
Crossroads School of
the Arts dance
chance to win a print
*There are NOT Currently any adult classes on
the schedule. Lisa has had a difficult year health-wise and is
preparing for knee replacement surgery.

PAINTING & DRAWING & More!  Classes are often held at my Home
studio/classroom at 162 South Fox Road in Sterling.
For assistance
call (703) 537-6345   
Please RSVP 24hrs in advance.
Classes always follow Loudoun County for weather related closings.

* You must Sign up in advance or classes may be cancelled. Call ahead if you need to sign up on the
day of class. Check Materials List for items needed for class. Register Now                
 Materials List

Semi- PRIVATE INSTRUCTION*, small classes in Painting & Drawing at
the artist's Sterling home. There are always Saturday, evening and morning classes each
month. Classes are marked as Beginner or Intermediate, Painting, Drawing or other
media. If you wish to request a particular subject for the class, contact Lisa, otherwise the
subject and level will be the teacher's choice as stated on the Full Calendar.pdf. Classes
indicated in pink on the calendar. Adults & Teens welcome Prices for classes are $25 per
class or 5 for $100. Private instruction may be requested *but I prefer the small class format
where you will learn from both the teacher and the outcomes of the others in the class.
Prices begin at $45 for the first half hour session and $25 per half hour after that, minimum
1 hour. For more info, email or call
Yvonne at Eye drawing Class
Amy's first colored Pencil
Norma's 's first colored pencil portrait
Watercolor, by Lis 10 x 10".
Join my Blog, Girl
Heroes & Animal
Beginner Class
Click to enlarge poster
Colored Pencil on Black Paper
Lis has an article in this magazine and has a step-by-step
feature in this book, Click on images to order your copies!
Member of...
In Print... click images to read articles
JKBlog click for link
1980-83, The Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC, Fine Arts
1979-80, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD, Fine Arts
1977-78, American University, Washington,DC, Fine Arts
1970-71, The Corcoran College of Art & Design, Wash, DC, open program
1995-present, Independent classes, camps and workshops for children teens &
adults from studio & other local venues, including Michaels Stores, Stifel & Capra.
2015-present Editor, Loudoun sketch Club newsletter and author of articles in
publications such as Professional Artist magazine.
2014 Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum, Summer Art Camps
2009-2013, Art Instructor for Loudoun County PRCS at Claude Moore Rec
Center, classes and summer camps & Loudoun County Library teen programs
2006-07, Program & Art Director, Camp Jeanne d'Arc, Merrill, NY
2006-2008, LSAC & PRCS adult art workshop instructor, Leesburg, VA
2005, Shenandoah University, Continuing Education art instructor, Leesburg, VA
1996-present, HEARTS co-op for grades 7-12.
1997-2004, Grace Covenant Church, camp & co-op programs.
1996-2006, Crossroads School of the Arts, a Christian School of the Arts;
co-founder, art instructor,   director of summer camps.
1998-2002. art teacher for the Ambleside School, a Charlotte Mason method
school for  grades K-8.
2017  Elan magazine July Feature Article
2017 Australian Society of Coloured Pencil Artists, Featured Artist
2017 Artfixed 45 Traditional Artists to Watch
2017juried into  The Hill Center's Regional Juried Exhibit
2017 1st Place in Manhattan International's HERStory Exhibit
2017 Honorable Mention in Portraiture at the 42nd Annual WCCC show
2017 Juried into Colored Pencil Society of America's Explore This 13 Show, 3rd
time earning CPX Signature status with CPSA
2017 Juried into Strathmore Mansion's 26th annual show "La Vie en Bleu"
2016 Juried into Figuratively Speaking at Gallery Underground in Crystal City
2016 Finalist in the 8th annual Artspace Herndon Portraiture Competition
2016 3rd place in Portraiture at the Kensington Labor Day Art Show
2016 Featured Artist Montgomery Art Association
2016 Featured Artist for Strathmore UK's The Line, first issue
2016 Article on competitions published in Professional Artist magazine Jun issue
2016 Featured Artist, Loudoun Sketch Club
2016 1st place in media at the Artful Living Show, Fairfax Art Festival
2016 Artist chosen for the Mayor of Herndon's Volunteer Appreciation Night
2016 1st Place in Mixed Media & honorable mention in Portraiture at the 41st
Annual Women's Club of Chevy Chase Show
2016 juried into MD Federation of Art Stormy Weather Show
2016 published as a featured artist in the book Draw Portraits in Colored Pencil
2016 Featured Artist for Artsy Shark
2016 juried into Colored Pencil Society of America's Explore This 12 Show
2016 chosen for the CPSA selected members exhibit Line by Line at the
Strathmore work was used on posters, website and invitation & Sold!
2015 Honorable Mention Yellow Barn Members Show, Glen Echo, MD
2015 Honorable Mention Franklin Park Plein Air Pastoral Show
2015 Kamen Grand Prize at the Wheaton Arts Festival
2015 1st Place CPSA DC Metro Chapter 109 Members Show
2015 2nd Place/Mixed Media & Honorable Mention/drawing at the 72nd annual
Waterford Show
2015 Public Vote Award from Strathmore Artist Papers UK water-themed
2015 Honorable Mention/portraiture at the MAA Labor Day Show
2015 Best in Show Franklin Park Arts Center's Gifts from the Sea exhibit
2015 Best in Show Purcellville 2nd Annual Juried Art Show
2015 Juried into the Hill Ctr 2015 Regional Art Exhibition by Senior Curator for
the National Gallery of Art
2015 Colored Pencil Magazine February Challenge Contest, Honorable Mention
2015 Black & White Show, Franklin Park Arts Center, Friends of Franklin Park
Choice Award
2015 Step-by-Step article in Ann Kullberg's Colored Pencil Magazine
2015 juried into Colored Pencil Society of America's Explore This 11 Show
2014 Ann Kullberg's Eye Theme show
2014 71st annual Waterford Red Barn Exhibit, second place, drawing
2014 Art@the Pink Box, Middleburg, August & October
2014 Ann Kullberg's Members show, mentioned by Ann in July magazine
2014 MAA Gallery & Kensington Labor Day Show, first place, portraiture
2014 March CPAL first place Bruynzeel Award, advanced category
2014 Cascades Library, one-person exhibit, Girl Heroes & Animal Stories
2014 Gallery One, Along Loudoun Waterways Exhibit
2014 Franklin Park Arts Center, Puzzle Pieces Show
2013 Franklin Park Arts Center, Secrets Show
2012  Finalist, cover art contest, Thalo professional arts magazine
2010-present, Community volunteer positions; Girl Scout Troop Leader, Library
Board Secretary, Chair, Silent Auction Director, Co-editor LSC Newsletter
2008-09, Judge for LCPS All County Art Show, Dulles Town Center
2004 & 08, Loudoun Fellowship of Christian Artists, featured artist, Loudoun Co.,
2006, Loudoun Sketch Club 60th Anniversary Show, Round Hill Arts Center, VA
2005, Vienna Arts Society Treasury of Art juried show, award recipient
2004, Artscapes, featured artist interview, Loudoun Channel 3
1999 - 2005, Glen Echo Labor Day Art Shows, Glen Echo Park, MD
2005, Shenandoah University, Leesburg, VA,
2004, Trinity Arts Academy Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 1st artist chosen for solo
2001, Eastern Loudoun Library, one-person exhibit of new & collected works.
2000-04, Judge for PTA National Reflections Arts Competition, Herndon &
Potowmack E.S.'s
1991-95, Fifth Column lower level gallery, one-person exhibit of works.
1989, Perry's, Washington, DC, one-person exhibit of new works.
Portrait of an Artist

her subjects seem to want to step right out of
There is an alive-ness to Lis' work which makes
their frames! While her first expertise is in using
oils, she has perfected a technique using colored
pencils that amazes even the manufacturers. Lis
is actually using the Maroger oil painting
technique she was trained in, but rendering the
work in colored pencils and other media. As
both media are wax based, the result has the
same translucent, realistic effect as the
traditional portraits she loves. But as always, she
is innovative in her approach to materials and
even surfaces. Born in Washington DC, Lis she
was studying in the adult program at the
Corcoran School of Art. On the collegiate level,
she studied again at the Corcoran as well as at
American University, Montgomery College and
with artists of the DC Color School. Respected
for her teaching as well as her artwork, Ms.
Rodriguez co-founded Crossroads School of the
Arts in Northern Virginia, and has taught in
venues in Northern Virginia to children through
the adult level in venues from elementary
school level through college. Her personal goal
is, she says, "We all have been given the
directive to multiply our gifts. I can think of no
better way than to share mine while watching
more art be created than I'd ever be able to do
myself." Lis has raised two children, built her
teaching business & a school. She has ambitions
in both her artwork and writing projects.