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5-Day Advanced Painting with Timur Akhriev

$480.00

March 11-15
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Instructor:  Timur Akhriev
limited to 10 students

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March 11-15
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Instructor:  Timur Akhriev
limited to 10 students | for students with at least one year of painting experience

“I’m very interested to teach this class because it will also give me an opportunity to get to know your approach to painting, and I hope then I can help you to guide your piece to a good place. When I studied in Russia, UTC and Florence Academy we had assignments for a large figurative or still life project. It took more than two weeks to finish those paintings, but by the end of time, my classmates and I always had a finished painting from which we’d learned something new to take forward.  I hope that this class, in addition to resulting in a nice painting, will give students skill and ideas for art projects into the future.” – Timur Akhriev

Five days of painting bliss!  This five-day workshop is designed to help enhance the technical painting skills of portraiture and the figure, from the basic beginnings through the necessary process to create a completed painting.   Students will be working from large photographs that will be the same size as the canvas (20″ x 30″).  The focus will be on improving skills in composition, drawing, light effect, tone/value and balancing a color palette.   Five days will also allow students to paint in a more relaxing and exploratory way, so that students can have the time to find something interesting for themselves, such as complex layers a more stylized approach to the portrait or figure.  We will discuss how to paint everything wholistically on your canvas and not to get stuck in the details. Other considerations will include color harmony, line quality and usage of expressive brushstrokes.

This is intended for students who have at least one year of painting experience.  Each student will work from a very high-quality,  large-scale color photo that will be provided as part of this workshop.  From a variety of photographs provided by the instructor ahead of time, students will choose the image from which they would like to paint.  Attendees will be responsible for getting a canvas or panel of matching size to the print.  Should the student wish to provide their own photograph, they will need to run it by the instructor to make sure it is a good quality photo with good composition etc.

Materials list coming soon.

About the Instructor: 
Born in Vladikavkaz, the territory where Southern Russia meets Chechnya in 1983, Timur lived with his family until moving from the region during the conflict of 1991. After moving to St. Petersburg Timur began attending the St. Petersburg Iagonson Fine Art School at the age of twelve, where many of the professors studied at the Repin Academy of Fine Arts.  While living in Russia Timur also received private tutoring from Nikita Fomin, son of Piotr Fomin.
After graduation, Timur immigrated to Chattanooga Tennessee to live with his father, Daud Akhriev and stepmother Melissa Hefferlin, who are also Russian trained artists. In Chattanooga, Timur attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga studying in the Fine Arts program. In 2005 to further his education Timur moved to Florence Italy to study at the Florence Academy of Art and Charles Cecil Studios of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture for two years.  Today, Timur, splits his time between the US and Europe.  He is skilled in painting all genres of work and is a regular instructor at Townsend Atelier.