Travel Workshop in Tucson, Arizona With Instructor John Varriano – The Art Students League

Travel Workshop in Tucson, Arizona With Instructor John Varriano

John A. Varriano

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John A. Varriano

Workshop Description

With Instructor John Varriano
March 2-8, 2020

ESCAPE THE NEW YORK WINTER AND TO BEAUTIFUL TUCSON for a week-long plein-air landscape painting workshop. Using the backdrop of the breathtaking Tucson mountains and the grand sky, we will observe and learn to paint outdoor light in this unique part of the country using the concepts of the Prismatic Palette. The workshop will focus on how the artist can achieve outdoor atmospheric effects with paint. The workshop will include demonstrations in composition, light, and color and will focus on daily hands-on instruction. The 80-acre resort is a private oasis set at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains, and surrounded by the Sonoran desert, with breathtaking views and gorgeous evening skies. The Resort and Spa offers all visitors on-site hiking, biking, horseback riding trails, and a pool bar and grill as well as other wonderful dining choices.

$2,350 per person, single occupancy; $250 non-artist partner, shared roomTRIP INCLUDES
• 6 nights at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa
• Breakfast included
• Welcome dinner for group
• Transportation to painting locations

• Airfare not included

12/2/19 – Registration deadline, deposit due $1,000 per couple
1/21/20 – Remainder of payment due

Now–12/2/19:  Deposit refundable minus $75 service fee
12/3/19-1/20/20:  Deposit nonrefundable
1/21/20-2/10/20:  50% of total package cost nonrefundable
2/11-trip departure:  100% of total package cost nonrefundable

For questions or to register, contact Robert Telenick: 646-838-9123 or

About the Instructor

John A. Varriano is a representational painter. He has exhibited extensively and has won numerous awards, including Best in Show at the UCJF’s Annual Fall for Art Show, 2010 and the National Art League’s Annual Exhibition, 2011, the Sanford Grumbacher Gold Medal, the Alfred and Mary Crimi Award, and the Giulia Palermo Award at the Audubon Artists Exhibit, NY. In 2006 he was one of twenty artists invited to paint the landscape at the Forbes Trinchera Ranch in Colorado. He was one of twenty artists chosen out of thousands to participate in the International Fine Art Exhibit in Chelsea, 2012, and was selected in 2012 and 2013 for the Hudson Valley Artists Association Annual Exhibition in Old Lyme, CT. Varriano studied at The Art Students League with Frank Mason and Gustav Rehberger. He currently teaches figurative and portrait painting in New Jersey and New York City, and landscape workshops in the Hudson Valley region of NY. He is represented by Mark Gruber Gallery in New Paltz, NY.

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