Visit The Allegany Arts Council’s Saville Gallery in Cumberland, MD from February 3-17, 2018 for ‘A Taste of Touchstone’ Gallery Exhibit. More information: Taste of Touchstone
After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008 with a BFA in illustration, Phil Ashworth made his way to Brooklyn, New York to chase that big city dream. Since then, his work has appeared in books, magazines, and posters; on skateboards and apparel; and in various gallery shows throughout the United States. His illustrations have been recognized by American Illustration, 3×3, the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, and have also been featured in the New York Times Fashion and Style, NPR’s Studio 360, and Bloomberg Businessweek. Phil is available for commissions and movie marathons.
Phil will be teaching ‘Face to Face’ at Touchstone from September 14–16, 2018. In this workshop, students will examine the history of portraiture, from the old masters to contemporary artists, and the various techniques they used to create a successful work of art. We will study how composition, lighting, and expression all play key roles in developing a powerful image. Each day, we will research artists whose work relies heavily on these techniques, and then work from models or busts and create a portrait that is based on the topics covered that day. On the final day, we will take all of these techniques that were covered and create a self-portrait. This class is geared towards students who have some fundamental drawing knowledge and want to expand their skill set.