June 5-July 24
Instructor: Timur Akhriev
This seven-week class will focus on the tenets of Classical Russian figurative painting while giving students the opportunity to delve deeply into one really large work. By working over a seven-week period, students will concentrate on the relationship between the figure and the environment. They will be able to refine their drawing for accuracy, include numerous details, and build multiple layers to create an interesting surface. The goal of the seven weeks is to be able to work on a painting that is complex, interesting, and intricate with a variety of layers and textures.
Subject matter will be an unclothed female model who will be posed in a theatrical setting using colorful fabric and a variety of beautiful objects to establish a theme, a narrative, and to make the painting interesting. Model fee is included in the class fee. All levels are welcome.
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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 Cicel 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.