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It’s All in Your Head | Focus on the Portrait

$250.00

January 27 & 28
10:00 am-4:00 pm
instructor:  Timur Akhriev

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January 27 & 28
10:00 am-4:00 pm
instructor:  Timur Akhriev

In this two-day workshop, Timur Akhriev will guide students through painting a portrait from a live model with a few different approaches.  It is a good practice to have a short amount of time for a head study. Being taught in Russian Academic technique, Akhriev encountered a lot of different approaches to portraiture.  One of them was a fast or quick portrait painting.  This approach has stuck with him and has as it helped him be a more efficient painter and make his painting look more alive.

Limited time will give students a chance to challenge themselves and to paint more directly and fearlessly, like Repin, Zorn, Sorrolla,  and Sargent.
The class will touch on correct proportions, tone, value, composition, application of brushstrokes and thick versus thin paint ratio.
A lot of portrait classes have a very regular setting, such as light from the top, but for this class, lighting will be set from the bottom.  This will make a portrait even more interesting and dramatic for painting and it will let you experience something new.  Model fee is included in the workshop fee.  There will be a one-hour lunch break each day.  Students may bring their own lunch or enjoy plenty of dining options in our neighborhood.

Painting by Timur Akhriev

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.