9 am-4 pm
Instructor: Timur Akrhiev
all levels are welcome Drawing on a scale outside one’s comfort zone is useful not only to increase your range but also because different scales reveal weak areas that can then be strengthened. And there is undeniable power in large-scale work, a power which is important to include in one’s toolbox. Plus, drawing on a large scale is lots of fun to do!
Drawing the figure is one of the most important aspects of being a good realist artist. The accuracy and skill of the drawing is the foundation upon which the color and spacial elements depend. Timur’s drawing roots reach back to the Florentine and the Russian traditions, both of which excel in the practice of drawing.
In this 5-day workshop, students will be drawing from an unclothed model in a standing pose. Each student will be drawing on a 48″H x 30″W sheet of high-quality drawing paper. Throughout the workshop, students will learn composition and understanding the mechanics of the anatomy of the model, which enables accurate and expressive drawing. Students will also learn the artistry of figure drawing—making your lines and shading not only accurate but also beautiful. Varying the line quality, balancing and selecting values, and unifying the artistic elements.
All materials are included in the workshop fee. Each student will receive a large sheet of high-quality drawing paper, a drawing board, and a selection of pencils, charcoal, erasers and blending tools to keep.
About the Instructor:
Born in Vladikavkaz, the territory where Southern Russia meets Chechnya in 1983, Timur Akhriev 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