February 4 & 5
in person at Townsend Atelier
instructor: Terry Rafferty
Use this weekend class to get on solid ground with the basic elements of drawing. Line, shape, value and perspective are essential tools in creating a drawing and in this workshop you will learn how to use these tools to create drawings that appear 3 dimensional. This class is for beginners and those with some experience who want to solidify their skills. There will be a lunch break each day. Lunch is on your own.
COVID-19: Masks are optional.
Available at Townsend Atelier’s store. Students in the class receive a 20% discount.
Pencils: HB, 4B, 6B
Charcoal: optional, General is a good brand, extra soft, soft and/or medium.
Eraser: one kneaded eraser and one ‘white’ eraser such as Staedtler Mars Plastic or
Prismacolor Magic Rub.
Paper: Strathmore drawing paper, #300 or #400, 14×17” preferred size
Value Scale: Townsend Atelier has the one I prefer in the store, but most will work well.
Drawing Board 16×20 or larger. I like foam core because it’s light and inexpensive, but any type you like is fine.
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.