drawing essentials

Drawing Essentials


Next Session:  September 5-26
Tuesdays, 9 am- 12 noon
instructor:  Stan Townsend

Current session:  August 1-22





September 5-26
Tuesdays,  | 4 week session
9:00 am-12 noon
instructor:  Stan Townsend

Our belief at Townsend Atelier is that anyone can learn to draw, and that everyone can benefit from doing so. It is through training and practice that one is able to synchronize the eye with the mind and the hand in order to capture an idea or subject in visual form. Whether drawing is used as a means for expression, or as support for other media, it is an invaluable skill that allows us to slow down, look, see, and understand what we observe. There is great joy in this.   This class breaks down drawing into time-tested artistic principles and skills and provides building blocks in an artistic foundation that can be used with unlimited variety.  Great for those who have taken previous drawing classes or for those with no experience at all as the class is very individualized.  Stan switches the subject matter up each week so that students will get a wide variety of things to draw, each with a new challenge.  Subject matter includes still life, studio skeleton, simple shapes, perspective, and live model for portraiture, just to name a few.

NEW FLEXIBLE OPTION:  The  Drawing Essentials Punch Card
For those who have taken the class before and would prefer to attend one class at a time, you may now purchase a Drawing Punch Card.
The Drawing Punch Card is good for 4 drawing classes that you can use whenever your schedule allows.  Just bring your card with you to class and we will punch it for you.

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Eggs, by Stan Townsend graphite on paper

Eggs, by Stan Townsend graphite on paper

About the Instructor:
Stan Townsend has a BFA from East Tennessee State University with a major in printmaking and a minor in sculpture and drawing.  He has been an instructor in drawing, painting, and printmaking at the Hunter Museum of Art, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and Chattanooga State Technical Community College. For ten years he owned and operated Townsend Gallery and Studio in Chattanooga.

His works are in major private and corporate collections nationwide including the Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN; IBM, Washington, DC; Alabama Power, Birmingham, AL,  Dulin Gallery of Art, Knoxville, TN, and TVA in Chattanooga, TN.

In 1990, from a national competition, Stan was selected to be a member of the design team for Ross’s Landing Park and Plaza, a 12-acre urban park at the Tennessee Aquarium that features one of the largest public art installations in the state.

For twelve years he was VP of Marketing and Sales for an international polyurethane chemical company where he helped develop products for the sculpture and three–dimensional markets.  He also served as technical consultant and has lectured and taught numerous workshops focusing on the use of modern art materials in molding and casting.  He is co-owner of Townsend Atelier.