March 5 & 6, 2022
10 am-5 pm EST
@ Townsend Atelier
space is limited so early registration is encouraged
We are thrilled to have internationally acclaimed Ukrainian artist Victoria Kalaichi travel to our studio in Chattanooga to conduct this special painting workshop. Victoria’s husband and fellow artist, Denis Sarazhin, will be accompanying her and assisting in the workshop. These two international painters come to us after teaching in Rome, Seville, Florence and many cities in Germany and around the world. They are passionate about sharing their love of painting. In conjunction with the workshop, Victoria will have a one-person public exhibition, Reflections of the Soul, at Townsend Atelier in February, so please stay tuned for more on that.
Working from a live clothed model, Victoria will show students how to analyze key anatomical points of the head and neck to paint a classical portrait in the Ukrainian Academic method. Victoria will show students how to understand and build large head shapes and then move on to adding color and detail to build form, space and life. The Ukrainian school of realism is famous for vivacious but well-balanced color. A graduate of the renown Kharkov Academy of Art, Victoria brings their legendary sense of color with her to the class. Victoria’s husband, artist Denis Sarazhin, is coming along, and he will be present and willing to assist at the workshop. Students will be painting from a different model each day using a variety of natural poses. Anatomy is a particular passion of Victoria and Denis, and both artists place an emphasis on sturdy structure upon which rich color is layered.
The workshop will have lots of individualized instruction as well as plenty of time to watch Victoria and Denis demonstrate and paint along with the class. There will be a one-hour lunch break each day. Model fee is included in the workshop fee.
For those traveling to Townsend Atelier from out of town, please let us know if you need help with travel accommodation recommendations.
COVID-19: We want to make sure that everyone has a great workshop experience and also stays healthy. At the time of this posting (10.6.2021) all students will be required to show proof of full vaccination (at least 2 doses) on the first day of the workshop. Instructors and Townsend Atelier staff are fully vaccinated. Currently, our building has a mask requirement. If these policies change, we will be sure to posts any updates here.
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About Victoria Kalaichi:
Born in 1986 in the city of Ordzhonikidze in the Russian Republic of Alania. She graduated from the Crimean Art College in Ukraine named after Samokish in 2006. In the same year, she entered the prestigious Kharkov State Academy of Arts and Design. She studied in the Portrait and Genre Workshop of People′s Artist of Ukraine, Professor Ganotsky, and under Honored Artist of Ukraine, Professor Chaus. Since 2008, she has been a participant in numerous exhibitions and international Plein airs. Her paintings are in private collections in China, America, Holland, Sweden, Russia, Ukraine, etc. Since 2019 she has been a member of Kharkov’s section of the association of Ukraine’s Artists’ Alliance. Her work is represented by Arcadia Gallery, NY, NY, and Gallery Russia.
About Denis Sarazhin:
Denis Sarazhin was born in Nikopol, Ukraine in 1982 . He attended the Kharkov Art and Design Academy, graduating in 2008. He specialized in painting and was a pupil of Ganozkiy V. L., Chaus V. N., and Vintayev V. N.. Sarazhin was awarded with the 1st Degree Diploma Award for Excellence in Painting from the Ukrainian Art Academy. Since 2007 he has been a member of Kharkov’s section of the association of Ukraine’s Artists’ Alliance. His work is represented by Arcadia Gallery, NY, NY and Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Germany.
All paintings above by Victoria Kalaichi
We are unable to issue refunds for visiting artist workshops unless the workshop is canceled by Townsend Atelier.