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Portrait Drawing

$90.00

Wednesday evenings
June 19 & 26
6-9pm
Instructor: Beck Chen

all levels are welcome

 

 

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Wednesday evenings
June 19 & 26
6-9pm
Instructor: Beck Chen

We are thrilled to bring Beck Chen back to Townsend Atelier to teach another workshop.  Beck is currently studying in art Russia and is here for just a brief time, so now’s your chance to study with him during his brief stay in Chattanooga.  This two-night workshop provides the participants with an opportunity to understand some fundamental principles when approaching a portrait drawing from life. The instructor will set up a life model and draw examples from the Old Masters and academic training to demonstrate these principles. Artists will focus on observing the subject matter carefully and understanding its form and structure while putting down each pencil stroke.  All levels are welcome.

Materials list:
Graphite pencil (HB, 2B, 6B)
Charcoal pencil
Eraser
Knife for sharpening pencils
White or slightly toned paper (approx) 14 x 18inches

About the instructor:
Born in Shanghai in 1993, Yangzhi (Beck) Chen lived in the city for 17 years. In 2010, he traveled to the U.S. and attended Baylor School in Chattanooga. He graduated from Baylor in 2013, and during his time there, he met his art teacher and mentor Daud Akhriev, who gave him private tutoring. In 2014, Yangzhi went to Russia to attend a six-year fine art program in Repin Institute of Arts in St. Petersburg. He is now a graduate student in Pesikov’s studio.