Mondays, June 6-27
5:30-8:30 pm EST @ Townsend Atelier
Instructor: Terry Rafferty
All materials included. Beginner’s welcome!
Adults and ages 16+
This intro-to-drawing class will help you understand the fundamentals of drawing in pencil. You will build your skills from drawing with simple lines to creating 3 dimensional objects in perspective. You will learn about geometric and organic shapes, creating values, and simplifying complex subjects. There will be demos, plenty of practice time, and individual critiques of any homework you choose to do. We will explore how the fundamental principles you have learned apply to specific subjects, and you will practice drawing them. In the final week, you’ll choose a subject, apply what you’ve learned, and create a fully composed drawing. Handouts will make it easy to keep working on your own, between class sessions and beyond. All materials needed will be provided, just bring yourself and a willingness to practice!
This class is great for beginners or for those who want to brush up on their drawing skills.
COVID-19: We are closely watching the recommendations for Hamilton County from the CDC. We will follow the recommended guidance.
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.