In this intensive weekend you will learn 1 and 2 point perspective, essential in creating the illusion of depth in any drawing. You will see how it applies to landscapes, cityscapes, interiors and still life drawings. Circles and circles in perspective (ellipses) will be covered in detail and you will also learn how to use composition and line quality to increase the illusion of depth. 3 point and curvilinear perspectives will be introduced. While students will be working with drawing materials in this workshop, the lessons learned can be applied to painting or any 2D medium.
Materials can be purchased at Townsend Atelier’s store. Students in the workshop will receive a 20% discount.
Pencils: HB, 4B
Eraser: one kneaded eraser and one ‘white’ eraser such as Staedtler Mars Plastic or Prismacolor Magic Rub.
Ruler or Straight Edge: 15” or 18”
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
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.