February 10 & 11
9:30 am-4 pm EST @Townsend Atelier
Instructor: Terry Rafferty
for all levels
This class is designed for both total beginners and for those with some knowledge of linear perspective but who would like to review and practice.
In this intensive weekend you will learn 1 and 2 point perspective, essential in creating the illusion of depth in any two-dimensional work of art. You will see how it applies to landscapes, cityscapes, interiors and still life drawings. Circles and circles in perspective (ellipses) will be covered and you will also practice using composition and line quality to increase the illusion of depth. 3 point and curvilinear perspectives will be introduced. Students who have confidence in 1 and 2 point perspective can bring in their own projects/problems for help, or start practicing 3 point and curvilinear drawings.
(all may be purchased prior to or during class at Townsend Atelier’s store. Students in the class receive a 20% discount)
Pencils: HB, 4B, any other pencils you might have
Eraser: one kneaded eraser and one ‘white’ eraser such as Staedtler Mars Plastic or
Prismacolor Magic Rub. Many students also enjoy the type of white eraser that works like a mechanical pencil for erasing tiny areas.
Eraser Shield – optional
Ruler or Straight Edge: 15” or 18”, The Atelier has rulers to borrow too.
Paper: Strathmore drawing paper, 14×17” minimum size
Drawing Board 16×20 or larger. I like foam core because its light and inexpensive, but any type you like is fine. The Atelier also has some drawing boards to use.
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.