January 6 & 7
9:30 am-4 pm EST @ Townsend Atelier
Instructor: Terry Rafferty
for total beginners and those who want to sharpen their skills
Learning to draw is a process like learning a language – and it is a language, a visual one. In this class both beginning and continuing students will practice the basic skills needed. We will talk about – and draw – lines and shapes and values. We will look at how composition can create depth, and practice getting proportions right. We will consider personal style and goals in making decisions about how to go about making a drawing, along with the appropriate materials for success.
Beginning students will have instructor-provided lessons, and continuing students can bring in projects that they are working on, problems they are having trouble solving, or simple practice and get critiques to help move forward. There will be a lunch break each day.
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About the Instructor:
Terry Rafferty has had a lifelong interest in art, with happy memories of attending museum shows with her father and entering her first competition at the age of 8. Setting art aside to have a family and career in nursing, she ultimately returned to art, training in metalsmithing at the California College of Arts and getting a BA in Visual Arts in Vermont. She has had the pleasure of studying painting and drawing with contemporary artists Cindy Procious, Chris Groves, Mia Bergeron, and Tony Ryder. Her work ranges from highly detailed realism using Old Master’s techniques to urban abstraction, mixing cold wax into the paint and working with industrial tools rather than brushes. Her love of telling stories in her art currently has her exploring myths and fairytales, playing with life beyond the ordinary. Terry is represented by Bowersock Gallery in Provincetown MA and has received awards for her work, including Best in Show from Oil Painters of America.