Workshop Schedule for 2013:
Fine Art Classes painting with acrylic at Michaels store in Scarboroughin, MaineClasses schedule at Michaels store for 2013:
Friday, January 11, 5-9p.m. Landscape (Intermediate class)
Thursday, February 7, 5-9p.m. Landscape (Pointillism Style)
Thursday, March 7, 5-9p.m. Landscape (Intermediate class)
Thursday, April 4th, 5-9p.m. Landscape (Intermediate class)
Thursday, May 2nd, - No class
Thursday 06/06/13, 5-9p.m. Landscape (Intermediate class)
Thursday 07/04/13, 5-9p.m. No class
Thursday 08/01/13, 5-9p.m. Landscape (Intermediate class)
Thursday 09/05/13, 5-9p.m. Still Life (Intermediate class)
Thursday 10/03/13, 5-9p.m. Still Life (Intermediate class)
Thursday 11/07/13, 5-9p.m. Landscape (Intermediate class)
Thursday 12/05/13, 5-9p.m. Landscape (Intermediate class)
Please contact Michaels store associate 207-883-8419 if you would like to take art classes.
I also teach workshops in my studio. I work with a very small group of students at different levels and give each student individual attention as needed. I am very serious about painting, though my teaching method is laid back and enjoyable for students. I have a wealth of knowledge and am committed to sharing it.
All are welcome, from beginners to skilled artists. Instruction is one-on-one, so more advanced students can choose to bypass the exercises and receive guidance tailored to their level of interest. My goal is for you to see how I work, take the information, and develop your own interpretation of a beautiful landscape, seascape, still life or floral painting. We will explore the development of a mood in our landscape painting. In workshops you will learn how to make a good drawing, discover the importance of values, the basics of color relationships, composition and characteristics of light along with discovering techniques in creating dynamic paintings. Throughout the workshop you will gain confidence in painting skills. One on one instruction, lectures and group critiques will be a part of each session.
Comments on oil and watercolor workshops:
I became familiar with Varvaras work several years ago when my husband and I visited a local gallery and greatly admired her painting. Ultimately, we purchased an original watercolor of hers and it hangs in our vacation home. I e-mailed her about the possibility of doing workshops. Happily, she e-mailed me back with the opportunity to participate in what was the ABSOLUTE BEST painting workshop I have ever taken! Varvara has not only the ability to execute an exquisite painting, but also the unique ability to communicate and share her knowledge. All this, along with her availability to her students long after her workshops as a consult is invaluable. I highly recommend Varvara as a teacher and mentor. I will definitely continue to participate in any workshop she has because the amount of knowledge she has to offer is immeasurable.
Varvaras talent was immediately obvious when I first saw her paintings at Gallery 302. As time went on, I saw that she had amazing, multi-dimensional talent and every example of her work was done with exceptional artistic perfection. She is not only extremely creative, she has an innate desire to assist artist reach their full potential regardless their age. She has very good people skills, which are revealed as she persistently searches for ways to teach a painting concept so that it can be grasped by all her students.