9am-12 noon EST
Instructor: Timur Akhriev
all levels are welcome
The first couple of days students will draw from a life-size cast torso. In the last two days, students will draw from a live male model (clothed from the waist down).
The class will have lots of demos by the instructor as well as lots of hands-on drawing time with individual critiques. Class fee includes model fee. Beginners are welcome.
materials available at Townsend Atelier’s store. Students will receive a 20% discount.
Graphite Pencils from HB to 5B
Pull out X-Acto knife
Drawing Paper, Canson or Stonehenge 22″ x 30″
Board to tape your Paper on (the atelier has these for students to use or bring your own)
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.