Terry Kelly originally trained and worked as an architectural draughtsman in his native Australia and later Ireland. After moving to Los Angeles, he immersed himself in realism painting and drawing and moves effortlessly between precise rendering and abstraction. In addition to the Kline Academy, he teaches at the Art Center College of Design and Cal State L.A. He has a gallery in Pasadena.
Terry instills sounds skills and understanding of materials through the tenets of knowledge, observation and practice. His teaching strengths include the ability to clearly verbalize his thought process from concept to final brushstroke. He believes that students should synthesize a process with methods that come naturally to the individual. This not only improves student understanding but lessens student frustration.
Gavin Gardner graduated in 2000 with a BFA in sculpture from the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT. Gardner’s relief sculptures have won the Dexter Jones Award from the National Sculpture Society, and the Museum Award for sculpture from the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD.
His commissioned works may be seen at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac, MD, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Smithsville, MD, and at the Baker Park Bandshell, Frederick, MD. Many of his commissioned works are in private collections. His work has been represented by galleries in California and from Virginia to New England. Gavin Gardner specializes in figurative art.
His Relief Sculpture Workshop is coming soon! Call or subscribe for more information!
Rebecca Dawson successfully completed our Academic Figure Drawing Program with Brianna Lee!!
Rebecca started taking classes at Kline Academy in 2013. She understood that drawing was the first thing an artist must learn and important for success in every artistic discipline. Not only did she aim to become the next great figurative artist, but also she enjoyed the process of drawing.
Get more information about our figure drawing class and the certificate programs here!