Lin Anne Luciano Fiore

Old Master Still Life - Oils

May 28-June 3, 2017 (Five Teaching Days)

Instructor Lin Anne Luciano Fiore, well-liked by her students, is a seasoned international workshop teacher, who shares her knowledge of painting liberally, in a fun and enthusiastic manner! Beginners through advanced will add skill and technique to their body of art knowledge. Lin Anne brings the student into the mysterious realm of the Dutch Masters, sharing special secrets of painting that only the Masters of the 15th Century understood.

She understands the needs of the new student to art, imparting general knowledge to help those in the early stages of understanding how to break down complicated concepts into basic shapes and ideas, while encouraging the advanced student to make leaps into the deep mysteries of chiaroscuro and atmosphere. Students will learn about everything from the initial concept, setting up, to laying out a palette, and working on blocking in umbers, to adding the second and third painting layer. The mystery of chiaroscuro, atmosphere, and the all-important soft and hard edges concepts will be made to easy to grasp.

Artist’s Statement
“I love to paint. It all started the day my mother, also a painter, handed me Andrew Loomis’ Drawing the
Figure for all it’s Worth
. My Italian grandfather, Carmen Fiore, had given it to her, having recognized her
ability. I dove into that book. I practiced, I drew, I simply submerged myself in his wonderful figures. As I grew older I began to greatly admire mystery in painting. Of course, the secrets of chiaroscuro became a passionate quest for me to uncover. At 18, I discovered Rembrandt. At 19, I knew I had to paint as a Renaissance Master. Unstoppable, I sought out a teacher, and to my great delight I found The Art Students League of New York, and David Leffel. I began my career there in the late 1970's. I was a young girl, yet, I knew what I wanted to do. Paint as a Master.

“It was a lofty goal of an ambitious young woman. I searched for someone, not knowing if one existed today, with whom I could study who taught in the manner of the Great Masters of the 15th Century in Italy, and as the Dutch Masters painted. I was so thrilled to find that instruction from the generous teaching of Leffel. I immediately came under his tutorship, absorbing every detail he shared with gigantic enthusiasm, and he remained my mentor for the next 6 years.”

Having studied with David and also other internationally known painters, Ted Seth Jacobs, Oldrich Teply, and John Howard Sanden, Lin developed a good, solid, basic knowledge of painting in the traditional manner of the Masters. She soon discovered that at this school, which patterns itself after the Renaissance Schools of Painting, one could pursue mastery of the technique of chiaroscuro, developing skill in values- strong contrasts of light and dark. After less than a year at the League, as it is affectionately called, the young artist was asked by the Nelson Rockefeller Collection to join their well-respected gallery on 57th St. Several other galleries were added to her exhibition experience, including The Hilligoss in Chicago, The Rockefeller Collection in Minneapolis,, and the James Hunt Barker Gallery, also on 57th St., in New York. One of the oldest and most prestigious Art Clubs in the country, The Salmagundi Club, took notice of the 30 year old artist, and invited her to sit on The Board of Directors of the American Artists Professional League. Soon, she was asked to take up the role of Coordinator of the League’s Chapter Exhibitions, heading up the Connecticut Chapter. Serving on the Board of Directors, Lin became integral in the jurying process of the AAPL’s National Exhibitions.

In those early years, Lin painted many still lifes, portraits and genre scenes, but her forte seemed to settle into still life. Students in class with her began to ask her repeatedly, “How’d you do that?” and her teaching career launched while still a student. Lin left NYC in the mid 80’s but continued competing, exhibiting, teaching, and acting as juror for exhibitions. She received Signature status membership in her local clubs and began to compete nationally. Her national exhibition experience broadened to the Oil Painters of America, and the Salon International. In recent years, to keep her work evolving, she has taken workshops with internationally known painters David A.Leffel, Sherrie McGraw, Joan Potter, Burton Siverman, and Ohio local colleagues Judy Carducci, and Jack Liberman.

Lin conducts workshops in the US and also Internationally, she is leading a workshop in Provence, France in June, 2017. The artist holds semi-private classes for children and adults and art parties in her peaceful, country setting home, in the rolling green hills of Ohio. She is very active online, teaching, and offering critiques. She is the single mom to two great teenagers, each adopted Internationally, and holds the title of Mom, also, to two young ladies, who are her biological grown children, one of whom has blessed her with two grandchildren.

This is a Studio Only Workshop.
Something for All Levels.

Workshop Fee plus tax per student:
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $495
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $550
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $650
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $457
(There are 6 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
Cancellation Policy, Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Workshop Itinerary


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Workshop Itinerary

Sunday, 5/28
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman's (included in package)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday 5/29-6/2
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own

Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session
Dinner - See Optional Events Below

Thursday, 6/1
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Saturday, 6/3
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
    Monday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
    Monday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)

    Tuesday 7:30 a.m. Yoga
    Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

    Wednesday 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
    Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
    Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

    Thursday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.

Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’s for $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.