Portrait Drawing with Ian Torney
Anyone can draw! Drawing is elemental. If you are a beginner and want to begin to learn how, or an already accomplished artist seeking to refine your skills and learn new methods and perspectives, this workshop is for you. We will begin with introductory warm-up exercises in true seeing, exploring contour line, then apply those skills to drawing with value and tone, and finally with color, to develop visual literacy through observational drawing methods. Workshop participants will complete a finished, photorealistic grid-transfer self-portrait drawing by the end of the session; see former-student examples. Participants are encouraged to develop their drawing skills in conjunction with the other two summer drawing sessions offered, Introduction to drawing and Still Life Drawing. Open to high school or college age students and adults of any artistic ability.
Saturday July 20, 10am-1pm, $55, all materials included
Ian Torney is an artist and art educator who has a home in Jackson, where he keeps his painting studio. He has taught in the studio arts at independent schools, colleges and universities, and continuing education programs for over 35 years – notably for 20 years at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH where he was the Head of the Arts Division for a decade, and since 2012 as the Visual Arts Chair at Milton Academy just south of Boston. Mr. Torney also currently serves as Co-President of the Independent School Art Instructors Association. He holds a B.A. in Visual Art from Bowdoin College, an M.A.Ed. from the Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. from the Art Institute of Boston; and he is represented by: the Millbrook Gallery and Sculpture Garden of Concord, NH Gallery 334 in Milton, MA; and the Jackson Art Studios and Gallery. To learn more or to purchase work, see www.iantorneyart.com.
Cancellation Policy: We ask that you to give us 7 days notice if you need to cancel for a full refund minus a $15 cancellation fee. Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space. We are sorry, but we cannot give refunds or issue credits for missed classes or no shows.