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Anatomy for Figure Drawing
to Apr 26

Anatomy for Figure Drawing

Four class workshop taught by Lacey Lewis at InterUrban ArtHouse, 8001 Conser Street Suite 290, Overland Park, Kansas 66204

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Class times: 6pm – 8pm, Tuesdays in April (April 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th)
Fee: $140 per person

In this class, we will study the major muscles and bones that most affect the surface of the human form. In addition to learning about the overall structure of the figure, students will learn about important bones and muscles, and most importantly will learn how to study anatomy and find it evident in the live figure.

We will study a few parts of the anatomy at a time, learning what the function of each particular muscle or bone is and why it's an important feature in figure drawing. We will spend part of each class creating anatomical diagrams before we move on to studies of the figure in action.

Upon completion of this class, students will have a better understanding of the structure and function of the human figure and will have the tools to continue more in depth self-study moving forward. This will lead to more informed and better proportioned life drawings and will greatly improve drawings done from imagination.

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Portrait Painting from Photos
to Mar 15

Portrait Painting from Photos

Four class workshop taught by Lacey Lewis at InterUrban ArtHouse in Overland Park, KS.

Class times: 6pm – 8pm, Tuesdays in Feb & March (Feb 23rd and March 1st, 8th, 15th)
Fee: $140 per person
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In this four week class, Lacey Lewis will walk you through all aspects of painting realistic oil
portraits from photographs. Topics covered will include lighting and photographing the model,
identifying an ideal reference for a painting, how to achieve an accurate drawing and likeness,
mixing skin tones and applying them correctly, and how to use edges, the background, and
other compositional elements to create a strong focal point.

This class is perfect for anyone interested in portrait or figure painting, whether a novice or more
experienced artist. While it is helpful to have some experience drawing or using oil paint, though it is not requisite to participate.

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Materials List

Paints: Please buy artist quality paints. Winsor & Newton is an affordable quality brand. I will mention the brand names I use, though you are not required to purchase the same brand.

Titanium white
Cadmium yellow light
Cadmium red
Quinacridone rose
French ultramarine blue (W&N)
Phthalocyanine turquoise (W&N)
Cadmium green
Burnt sienna
Burnt umber
Ivory black

Surfaces: Please bring a couple small canvases or gessobords approximately 5”x7” for color studies. A larger canvas or gessobord for the main portrait project should be between 9” x 12” and “16 x 20”. Feel free to tone them a light brown or light gray if you like, but again this is not required.

Please, though, make sure that your surface is not so smooth that it’s shiny or slippery, as the paint will have difficulty adhering.

Brushes: I recommend a mix of large natural bristle brushes and small synthetic brushes that are smooth to the touch, but pert. A favorite synthetic brush is Monarch, and I prefer filberts and rounds to flats or brights, but any quality brand will do.

Other: Flat palette (a palette with wells is difficult to clean)
Paper towels
Palette cup
Charcoal pencils
Easel (optional)
Camera for first class (optional)


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Saturday Semi-Private Group Lessons
to Jun 25

Saturday Semi-Private Group Lessons

Semi-Private Group Lessons
from 140.00
Lesson Length:

This is a weekly time for students to meet concurrently for semi-private instruction. Each student works on their own project and follows an individual plan according to their goals and interests, but attention is shared between multiple students at once, allowing a reduced hourly fee and more time available to progress in the studio.

Meeting times are 10am-1pm each Saturday.

New students may wish to meet privately once with Lacey before joining the group so that goals and experience can be assessed and a personalized plan of action created.

Rates for the Semi-Private Group Lesson are as follows:

  • $35 for one hour ($140 per 4 week session)
  • $60 for two hours ($240 per 4 week session)
  • $90 for three hours ($360 per 4 week session)

Fees are due on a monthly basis to reserve your spot. If you wish to join only 1 or 2 weeks per month, please contact Lacey to confirm availability.

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Portrait Drawing
to Nov 17

Portrait Drawing

Four class workshop taught by Lacey Lewis
Class times: 6pm – 8pm, 1st Three Tuesdays in November
Fee: $90 per person
Location: InterUrban ArtHouse, 8001 Conser St, Suite 290, Overland Park, KS 66204

This class is for those who are interested in drawing realistic portraits from life, photos, or from imagination in graphite and charcoal. We will start by studying the anatomy of individual facial features, learning tips and tricks for how to draw and shade them in a way that gives convincing depth and roundness. From here we will study the structure of the head as a whole, dealing with proportions and unity, and finally to a fully rendered portrait in charcoal from the student’s choice of subjects.

To sign up, visit InterUrban ArtHouse online or call (913) 432-1916.

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Realistic Drawing
to Nov 30

Realistic Drawing

This class will be great for beginners as well as for artists who want to increase the sense of depth, form, and accuracy in their drawings or paintings. Class will meet for 4 weeks beginning Sunday, November 9th, 9-11:30am. $175/student includes materials.

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