We will cover anatomy, proportions and the figure-drawing canons; light/shadow rendering and 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. Bring a large (at least 11" x 14") sketchbook, drawing pencils and 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.
Classes run 8 weeks, from June 15 to August 3. For further details and downloadable PDF registration form, go to http://www.lagrangeartleague.org/Classes - or register via telephone or in person at the La Grange Art League, 122 Calendar Avenue, La Grange, IL 60525; Telephone: 708-352-3101.
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.