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To the Drawing Board

Photo by Courtesy James Patterson


Artist Jerrod Partridge shares his portrait drawing skills with a class series this summer.

Jerrod Partridge is a vibrant artist with a studio in the artsy Fondren neighborhood. He attended the New York Academy of Art where he received his Masters in Fine Art in 2004. In 2012, the Mississippi Arts Commission presented him with the Visual Arts Fellowship of Excellence.

Partridge is the author and creator of the blog Jackson Art Seen. The blog features art around Jackson, with descriptive guidelines that are relative to the art styles of the pieces.

In June he will begin summer workshops open to the public. June 1 and 2 he will teach a basic drawing class that incorporates still life in association with the Forest Community Arts in Forest, Miss. Saturday classes are from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be one workshop on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Classes are $155.

In association with the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation, Partridge will also teach a four-day portrait drawing workshop June 4, 11, 18 and 25 in Vicksburg from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Workshops cost $180 to SCHF members and $190 to non-members, including materials. To participate, please email [email protected]

Lastly, Partridge will teach another portrait drawing workshop at Lisette's Photography and Gallery in Canton Saturday June 29 and Sunday June 30. The Saturday's class will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday's class will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop costs $155.

For more information about upcoming events or workshops visit Jerrod Partridge's website or his blog.

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