ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
Flowers have always been a compelling subject for the artist.
Their endless variety of forms and colors, as well as delicate textures, challenge every aspect of the painter’s art.
This workshop will introduce students to the fundamental perceptions and skills required to successfully capture these delightful but elusive subjects.
Each day will begin with a short demonstration by John. He will discuss strategies for drawing convincing floral forms and painting the subtle color-value relationships required to express the light and atmosphere of the arrangement in space.
Students will then paint from a fresh flower arrangement with John providing focused individual instruction.
Finally we will spend time discussing broader themes of effective arrangements for strong pictorial compositions.
All levels and media accepted.
February 15–16, 2020; Saturday–Sunday, 9 AM–4 PM
$260 ($250 tuition + $10 lab fee)
Please note that 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. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, or scents of any kind. Learn more.
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.
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.