2018 Fall Portrait Academy

National Portrait Society Fall Academy
Friday, November 2 | 6-9 pm
Saturday, November 3 | 9 am-3 pm

Registration is required.

Townsend Atelier is pleased to announce that it has been selected to host one of only two Fall Portrait Academies held in the United States.  The Portrait Academies are organized by the Portrait Society of America, a national non-profit organization that was founded in 1998 to further the traditions of fine art portraiture and figurative art.  We hosted last year’s portrait academy and can’t wait to do it again in 2018!

Are you interested in the same level of educational instruction as the Portrait Society’s annual conference, but in a smaller and more intimate format? Then, Fall Portrait Academies are a perfect fit for you!  The Portrait Academies are a series of educational weekends for figurative painters that provide a unique opportunity to watch, learn and talk with nationally known artists. The academies will be held in at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia, PA and at Townsend Atelier in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

On Friday, November 2 from  6-9 pm, three award-winning artists, Marc Chatov, Tom Edgerton, and Carol Baxter Kirby will do a painting demonstration simultaneously from live models. Saturday morning will feature a three-hour demo by award-winning artist Dawn Whitelaw.  The afternoon will begin with an illustrated lecture by Dawn followed by a panel discussion and critiques from original artwork brought in by attendees.  Panelists include Marc Chatov, Tom Edgerton, Carol Baxter Kirby and Dawn Whitelaw.

Tuition: $179.00
Tuition includes both Friday and Saturday. Registration is required to attend the event. Space is limited and we had a sold-out crowd last year, so register as soon as you can!

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There will be 5 scholarships available for this academy.  Scholarships will be selected at a random drawing by Townsend Atelier.
To apply, please fill out the entry form below. Application deadline is October 1.
Application form

Friday, November 2, 2018

Face-Off Demonstration
Award-winning artists Marc Chatov, Tom Edgerton, and Carol Baxter Kirby will demonstrate simultaneously from models.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

9:00am-12:00 pm     Demonstration with Dawn Whitelaw

12:00pm-1:30pm     Lunch on your own

1:30pm-2:30 pm       Illustrated lecture by Dawn Whitelaw

2:30pm-3:00 pm       Panel Q&A with Dawn Whitelaw, Marc Chatov, Tom Edgerton,  and Carol Baxter Kirby– Faculty artists will offer insights and suggestions in response to pre-submitted questions from attendees describing their greatest challenge or difficulty in painting the figure.

3:00 pm- 4:30 pm      Critiques from attendees’ original artwork (Participants may bring one original piece, unframed and preferably under 30″ x 36.”)