ABOUT THIS COURSE:
This two-day workshop focuses on strategies for painting the landscape outdoors in oil or acrylic paint. Students will be introduced to the principles of a learning tool known as the Prismatic Palette. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of value relationships and understanding impressionist principles of using complementary colors and color temperature shifts to depict vivid light and atmospheric effects.
Students of this workshop will learn how to observe nature and translate their observations into paint.
Suitable for all levels, no experience necessary! Ages 14+
November 6-7, 2021; Saturday-Sunday, 9AM-4PM
To address COVID concerns and ensure the safety of all, the WSA Board of Directors requires all students, instructors and staff be fully vaccinated before coming to the school campus and to be masked at all times in the office and studios. All studio classes and workshops will have reduced number of students and maintain social distancing. Additionally, air purification systems have been installed in all of the studios, office and gallery.
In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits in the painting studios. Learn more.
Those with special needs and/or requests may email the registrar.
Please note that for workshops lasting all day there is a one-hour break from twelve noon to one PM. Students are invited to bring lunch and eat at the school or may go to any of the local dining establishments. The school does not provide lunch or refreshments.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
John A. Varriano is an award-winning representational painter. He has exhibited extensively and has won numerous awards, including an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Portrait Society of America Member’s Competition, Best in Show at the UCJF’s 2010 Fall for Art Show, and the National Art League’s 2011 Annual Exhibit, the Sanford Grumbacher Gold Medal, the Alfred and Mary Crimi Award, and the Guilia Palermo Award at the Audubon Artists Exhibit, NY. He was one of 20 artists chosen out of thousands to participate in the 2012 International Fine Art Exhibit in Chelsea, and was selected in 2012, 2013 and 2014 for the Hudson Valley Artists Association Annual Exhibition. Varriano studied at the Art Students League with Frank Mason and Gustav Rehberger. He currently teaches at the Art Students League of New York as well as at the Art Center of Northern New Jersey. He is represented by Mark Gruber Gallery in New Paltz, NY.