How to Draw Real Live People
Instructor: Kagen Aurencz Zethmayr
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 course for young students who want to focus on ‘drawing people’ realistically, as well as for older beginners and practicing artists seeking to hone their skills and focus on the finer points of getting a convincing likeness.
Bring a large (at least 11” x 14”) sketchbook, drawing pencils, art eraser and two-pocket folder, plus own colored pencils, crayons, soft/oil pastels and pens if desired — in-classroom supplies will be provided; full/optional supplies list available in gallery.
September 15 through November 3 (8 weeks) - Teen through adult
Time: Tuesday 6:30 pm —9:00 pm - Fee: $120M $136NM
Classes are held at the La Grange Art League
122 Calendar Avenue, La Grange IL 60525
708-352-3101 http://www.lagrangeartleague.org/ _____________________________________________
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Kagen Aurencz Zethmayr has been active as a freelance artist for over twenty years, doing everything from concert/theatre programs to commissioned portraits, fantasy art/illustration, set paintings, elaborate Halloween décor and even period-accurate costume design intended for a member of court at the Bristol Renaissance Fair. His 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. As an instructor, he emphasizes the importance of “unlearning” assumptions, dismantling mental blocks and strengthening observational skills, and in personal practice he believes in creating/showing character and mood as effectively as possible, whatever the scene and whatever the medium.
Of course, this will be thoroughly crossposted everywhere online that I have IRL contacts or audience....and yes, I'm working on the logistics of online instruction too -- just keep nudging me there.