still life 2

Simplifying the Still Life

$200.00

October 20 & 21
10 am-5pm
instructor:  Timur Akhriev

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October 20 & 21
10 am-5pm
instructor:  Timur Akhriev

This two-day still-life painting workshop will focus on composition and methods for approaching complex subject matter.  Timur will set up still-lifes with many different patterned and richly colored objects, interesting teapots, and objects with reflective surfaces.  He will show students how to identify larges shapes of the composition quickly and to establish the underlying structure of the painting. This will challenge the student to look for the pattern of light and tone in the painting before concentrating on details.

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day.  Feel free to bring your own lunch or enjoy plenty of dining options nearby.  For those traveling from out of town, please let us know if you need accommodation recommendations and we will be happy to help!

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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 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.