I've been asked to teach my life drawing and portraiture class again through the La Grange Art League -- it's now got three weeks left to this term, and the new term of it starts June 21 and will run for six weeks on Wednesday afternoons. The class designation is now "Grades 3 and up" to fully accommodate the expressed adult interest as well, and I'll be setting up a new pick-your-own-assignment range of homework activities, as well as doing more posing and interactive/partner work in-class.
Here's the URL for the class schedule, which will be updated soon and has all general info links as well:http://www.lagrangeartleague.org/classes.html
--and the class description is as follows:
HOW TO DRAW REAL LIVE PEOPLE
Grades 3 and up
Instructor: K. Aurencz Zethmayr
Dates: June 21 through July 26
Time: Wednesday afternoons (will add exact time; class is 2 hrs long)
Learn how to draw friends, family and/or anyone you like, using
foundational knowledge you wouldn't get otherwise until high school.
We'll cover basic anatomy & proportions, take turns doing poses for
the rest of the class (volunteer basis) and explore how to draw
recognizable people both from live sittings and from photographs.
K. AURENCZ (AUREY) ZETHMAYR is a freelance artist/designer with
strong interest in character portrayal and the dramatic nature of
scenes (with or without people in them). Holds a BA Degree from
Columbia College Chicago, with especial emphasis on theatrical
design. Has been doing portraiture, illustration and graphic design
for many years, ever since first acquiring the reputation of being "a
really good drawer."
If you're interested and in the Chicago area, check it out (class conversation roams all over the place, so it's a rather interdisciplinary experience, not just limited to typical art classroom topics).
I'm also planning to do a series of Wednesday morning
sessions (from about 10am-noonish) of general nature/"outside" drawing in the backyard garden at my home, though that's apart from the Art League and will be arranged/advertised on my own account.....further details as firmer planning warrants.
It's kinda my mother's idea, but it's not a bad one, and if there's enough interest but not the weekday time I can always do it for Saturdays to accommodate (except of course for the weekends that I go to Indy...Indiana...when my baby smiles at me I go to--okay, okay, I'm stopping, I'm stopping...well, except for that bit about being a tiger...>:)...)
Okay. That's not all of what I'm doing IRL (I'm also teaching piano and music theory and may have another formal voice student soon), but it's something. Something that isn't actually directly
connected with saving the world, but then again it might be. Go figure.