Sunday, June 13, 2010

"Real People Have Curves (...)" - Summer Session starts this coming Tuesday, June 15

(Things can really get down to the wire when you forget how many places there are to post online...)

This time I have two sessions with half a month in between....they are contiguous, but you can choose just Session A if you need just a foundation, and just Session B if you already have a foundation but want to focus more on projects and feedback. Either way - students wanted, no experience necessary. Evening classes, teens and adults, convenient for summer scheduling.

#07 Real People Have Curves (& Bulk & Tension & Shading)
Beginner to Intermediate
Instructor: Kagen Aurencz Zethmayr

Session A: 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6
Session B: 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17

Time: 6:30 – 9 pm ground floor gallery

Whether you’re a beginner in art or a continuing student of the human face and form, this multi-medium drawing class will jumpstart and challenge your powers of observation and conveying what you see onto the page. Anatomy and proportion, shading and color rendering, capturing gesture and likeness from both live poses and media resources — stretch your artistic muscles, gain confidence and amaze your friends and family. Weekly assignments, personal project options & critiques. Supply list available at registration (media include crayons, coloured pencils, charcoal and oil pastels, as well as pencils and pen/ink if interested).

Session A is 4 weeks $60 m / $68 nm
Session B is 4 weeks $60 m/ $68 nm
(full listing and registration info)

La Grange Art League
122 Calendar Ave
La Grange, IL 60525


KAGEN AURENCZ ZETHMAYR has taught at the La Grange Art League since 2006, and has been active as a freelance artist for over twenty years, doing everything from concert/theatre programs to commissioned portraits of pets and people, fantasy art/illustration, set paintings for stage productions, elaborate Halloween d├ęcor of lifelike (deathlike?) dummies and masks, and even period-accurate costume design for a courtier at the Bristol Renaissance Fair. With both performance and technical experience in live theatre, he focuses on the conjunction of human face, form and character, emphasizing both the psychological and the physical aspects of capturing a convincing likeness. 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.

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