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Please note: I am currently enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. I am available to teach virtual art classes during breaks running December-January, and May-August. Small summer workshops in Asheville, NC's River Arts District are also being considered for summer 2021. Please Feel free to reach out about inquiries for virtual classes and summer workshops if you are interested. Thanks so much!
I am pleased to offer private instruction in contemporary approaches to drawing and oil painting which build upon a traditional, classical foundation.
Instruction subjects are listed below, available to practice based upon your interests.
"Tradition is the spreading of fire, not the veneration of ashes."
Online Art Classes:
- Virtual art classes are geared towards the study of drawing portrait, figure, still life and landscape (from photo reference.)
- Two-hour private class modules incorporate a mix of live video calls, students watching and working alongside pre-recorded Hi-def demo videos with commentary, and live feedback with draw-over of your drawing and suggestions for improvement.
- Virtual art classes take place in December - January and May - August, space is limited. Classes are $45 per two-hour session, with payment over Venmo, Paypal or mailed check.
- See online student work examples below.
Online student work examples:
"Jason's positive attitude, encouragement, and talent saw me through the Into Light project. I am so grateful for him. He is an amazing teacher with a gift for knowing when to push, when to remain quiet, and how to notice and bring out the best in his students."
-Theresa Clower, student and founder of the Into Light project.
"I'm looking at my drawing and I can't believe I just did that."
-Mei Mei, student (high school senior.)
"I learned more in my lesson with Jason than I have in years of art class at school! He was a great teacher, leaving time to have fun while teaching me a ton. He answered my questions and gave me instruction on what I really wanted to learn. Can't wait to come back!"
-Ranger, student (high school freshman.)
“Finding the right teacher in the art world can be a daunting experience. Luckily I came into contact with Jason. He is patient, present, and gives wonderful, direct feedback. He allowed me to experiment and meander just enough to not only learn but grow. He’s a fabulous artist, a great guy, and a wonderful teacher."
- Joe Swierupski, student.
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Asheville Summer workshops:
Students working on still life drawing and painting.
- We work inside a beautiful historic studio in the Riverview Station building, as well as plein air in nearby public parks. Landscape-focused classes include frequent sketching outings with guided one-on-one instruction.
- You'll enjoy working in a space shared by a number of professional artists including myself, John Mac Kah and Alisa Lumbreras (Young Artists' Atelier of Asheville) and get inspiration from the abundance of original artwork in the studio.
"I recently took a handful of classes with Jason Rafferty which proved to be invaluable in progressing my drawing skills. With each class I could see improvements in my proportions and layout. Through demonstrations he presented a number of very clear tools which, when used together give one a very strong foundation in drawing portraits and figures whether from life or images. These presentations were followed with an opportunity to try each approach with Jason giving feedback as we worked. Jason is very knowledgeable about artistic processes and history and is very generous in sharing his knowledge. In four classes he provided me with a foundation for drawing that I never received as an art major in college. I'm very excited to move forward in drawing using these new drawing tools and techniques." - Puck Askew, Student
Various demos for private classes. Still life in acrylic, oils. Hand drawing demonstration. Landscape sketching at a local park.
Small group sessions are 40.00 for two hours or 55.00 for three hours, currently available on Fridays (9:30am-1pm) and Saturdays (1pm - 6pm). Other times may be available on request. Private sessions are possibly available, upon request, for 25.00 / hour.
You may come for one class or sign up for ongoing lessons, which is encouraged. It takes some time to learn the art, science and crafts of drawing and painting, but it is an incredibly enriching process. Also please note that slightly discounted rates are negotiable on a case-by-case basis for students in need.
Jason Rafferty has studied contemporary representational approaches to drawing and painting for over ten years. He holds a BFA in painting from UNC Asheville, and has attended classes in figure drawing and painting at the renowned Studio Escalier in Paris, France; the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas under fresco artist and oil painter Ben Long IV in Asheville, NC; and in workshops with artists such as Nicholas Raynolds and M. Tobias Hall. He has apprenticed and worked alongside professional landscape painter and master craftsman John Mac Kah for over six years. In addition, Jason has carried out numerous independent studies at art museums in the US and Europe.
He is a recipient of the prestigious Elizabeth Greenshield Foundation Grant for Representational Painting. He was featured as a sketch artist on the Travel Channel's acclaimed show, The Dead Files. He has received the emerging artist award at 4 Bridges Art Festival in Chattanooga, TN, and his work has appeared in Asheville-based newspapers, magazines, blogs, and radio broadcasts. Jason regularly exhibits regionally and nationally and his artwork is held in private collections internationally.
Thanks for your interest!
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