Friday, April 10, 2009

Just in case some potential students happen to run across this...

I still have openings for my Saturday afternoon studio class, and am accepting late registrations over the next week, until April 18 (third scheduled class session for the quarter). If you're an artist (or know an artist) wanting to develop/improve/polish figure drawing and portraiture skills, don't miss out on this opportunity!

Class Description - "How to Draw Real Live People" (#19 in La Grange Art League class brochure)

Learn how to portray anyone you want to, with firm technical knowledge and feedback to help you develop your style and portfolio. We'll cover basic anatomy and proportions, light/shadow rendering, creative use of color (crayon, colored pencil, pastels and oil pastels), arranging and extracting poses, conveying personality through visual details, and creating dynamic portraits using live sittings, photographs, imagination and everyday character observation.

This is an ideal intensive course for younger students just getting firmly interested in `drawing people' realistically, as well as for more-experienced artists seeking to hone their skills and focus on the finer points of getting a convincing likeness.

Bring a large (11" x 14"+) sketchbook and standard two-pocket folder, plus your own drawing pencils, colored pencils, crayons and/or pens if desired — in-classroom supplies will be provided; full/optional supplies list available in gallery.

Ages: 12 through adult — younger students accepted if prior students or seriously interested

Dates: April 4 through May 23 (8 weeks)
Time: Saturday 12:30—3:00
Fee: $132 (for the full 8 weeks; late registrations prorated at $16.50/class session)

About the Instructor

Kagen Aurencz Zethmayr has been active as a freelance artist for over twenty years, doing everything from concert/theatre programs to commissioned portraits to period costume design. Education includes Columbia College Chicago (BA) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, with prior experience as a staff artist for The Lion and Menagerie at Lyons Township H.S. Personal artistic emphasis: creating/showing character and mood as effectively as possible, whatever the scene.

For private lessons, commissions and projects: 708-579-0787

Classes are held upstairs at the La Grange Art League 122 Calendar Avenue, La Grange IL 60525 708-352-3101

Registration forms may be downloaded at, or register via phone or in person at the LGAL Gallery.

[Also listed at until 4/18]

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