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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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Pen & Ink Figure Drawing Workshop
10:00 AM10:00

Pen & Ink Figure Drawing Workshop

This all day workshop will explore fun ways to use pen and ink in figure drawing. Techniques will range from more traditional methods that echo the old masters to more expressive techniques. Work will all be done from the live model with a variety of pose lengths.

Class is $125 and will meet from 10am-4:30pm on Sunday, September 20th.



Supply List:

  • Regular pencil
  • Pen Nib Holder and #513EF Globe Nib
  • Calligraphy Ink (I recommend Winsor&Newton Calligraphy Ink in Sepia)
  • Tube of sepia or burnt umber watercolor
  • Small dish or watercolor palette
  • Round watercolor brush(es), approx size #6
  • Multi-colored pens. Either purchase a set of colored pens, or choose a few colors you like. Try for 3 pens with different values (one light, one medium, and one dark) that are either the same hue or that coordinate and you feel the colors look nice together. I recommend felt tip pens, but you could use ballpoint pens or even markers.
  • Colored pencils. Same as above, either purchase a set or a few different values of colors you like.
  • A few sheets of Mi Tientes paper in whites, creams, etc.
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Oil Painting with Value and Color
to Mar 1

Oil Painting with Value and Color

6 week oil painting class with Lacey Lewis January 18th through February 22nd 10am-12:30pm. $250/student. March 1st and 8th will be reserved as make-up days in case of cancellations due to inclement weather.

This class is ideal for:

  • someone who wants to start oil painting for the first time
  • experienced artists who want a better sense of depth and form in their work
  • anyone wanting to better understand color and paint mixing

Students will first work monochromatically before learning how to understand and classify color in an objective manner. We will discuss how to choose a palette that is appropriate for the subject, how to know which colors to mix in order to achieve the desired result, and how to deviate from the reference in order to create a more compelling image. While this class will be heavy in color theory, concepts regarding composition and materials will also be covered.

In order to make the experience more personal for each individual student, Lacey encourages students to make her aware of any specific subject interests (portraits, figures, landscapes, etc) they may have. The last two weeks of class will devoted to helping students develop more personal compositions.

All classes will take place at Red Door Studios, 1427 West 9th St. Suite #302, KCMO 64101. Contact Lacey with any questions!


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Virtual Figure Painting Mini-Workshop
9:00 AM09:00

Virtual Figure Painting Mini-Workshop

Take a workshop from the comfort of your own home or studio, anywhere in the world! Lacey Lewis will demonstrate her process for creating an alla prima figurative sketch in oil paint. She will paint from a photo, which will also be provided to students so that they may follow along on their own canvases. Lacey will paint live on video while simultaneously taking questions from students via live chat. Students will be invited to email photos of their work for personal feedback after at the conclusion of the workshop. All students will be given access to a recording of the workshop demonstration for further use.

What you get:

  • Reference photo and instructions for following along
  • Participation in Lacey Lewis's live demonstration online with live chat for questions
  • Personal guidance and critique from Lacey 
  • Access to a recording of the workshop in its entirety

(Please note, the image shown is only a representation of my work, not an image of what we will be painting. We will work from a photo of a nude female's back.)

This being Lacey's first virtual workshop, she is offering it at an introductory price of just $50!

Materials Needed

  • Titanium white
  • Cadmium yellow or cadmium yellow light
  • *Cadmium orange (Gamblin)
  • *Cadmium red light (Rembrandt)
  • Cadmium red deep (Rembrandt)
  • Quinacridone rose
  • French ultramarine blue (W&N)
  • *King’s blue (Vasari)
  • *Phthalocyanine turquoise (W&N)
  • *Viridian
  • *Cadmium green
  • Ivory black
  • 8"x10" Canvas or Gessobord
  • Variety of bristle and synthetic brushes
  • Palette
  • Paper towels
  • Odorless Mineral Spirits
  • Palette Cups
  • Easel
  • Digital camera or smart phone for sending pictures for feedback
  • A computer and internet access capable of viewing streaming media

*These materials are recommended but not required.

Feel free to tone the canvas a light brown or light gray if you like, but 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.

Questions? Email Lacey!

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