Introducing Iliya Mirochnik – Russian Academic Drawing Demo & AMA

New Masters Academy introduces a new instructor, Iliya Mirochnik, in a LIVE performance showcasing his approach derived from the Russian academic traditions. He will apply these methods to a portrait rendering of a model in our studio. Watch live, on Facebook or Youtube, as he brings his work to life on paper and answers questions regarding his methods, techniques, and artistic ideas. We will be taking questions in the chat and on our Facebook page.

About Iliya: From a young age Iliya pursued training in the arts in the Russian academic tradition. Originally from Odessa, Ukraine, he immigrated to the United States in the early 1990’s with his family. Iliya studied in St. Petersburg, Russia in the prestigious I.E. Repin State Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture from which he received his Masters of Fine Arts degree in painting. He won the First Place award in the American Portrait Society’s International Portrait Competition. In his paintings he aims to connect the Russian aesthetic with American sensibilities, creating images that go beyond their origins. In his words, “My goal is to isolate the principles that have shaped my perception of the world around me, and use them, in the words of B. Pasternak, ’to reach to the very core.’”

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** This is an ONLINE-ONLY live streaming event. It will last from 4 PM – 6 PM PDT **


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