Kansas City Art Classes Taught by Lacey Lewis

Greetings! I am Lacey Lewis, a local artist specializing in realistic representation and the human form. My work is done mainly in oil, graphite, and charcoal. I have been teaching kids, teens, and adults for more than 5 years. The above images are examples of my work; You can see more of my art at Lacey-Lewis.com, but please be advised that my work is primarily figurative and may not be suitable for all audiences.

All classes will take place at Red Door Studios (click for map) 738 Armstrong, Suite 200 in Kansas City, Kansas. Class fees include all materials, and class size is limited to 6-8 participants, so please sign up early!

All participants must register and pay in full at least 10 days in advance of the first class. Payment can be made via PayPal, in person, or by mailing a check. Please contact me for a mailing address if you prefer to mail in your payment, as I do not receive mail at the studio.

If classes fill up, a waiting list will be made and a new class may be listed.

There is some flexibility regarding the age ranges for these classes, and I will take maturity, previous experience, etc., into consideration on a case-by-case basis. Please feel free to contact me with any questions by calling 913-909-5408 or email Lacey@Lacey-Lewis.com.

Summer 2010 Class Schedule for Kids and Teens

Weekly Classes: Please note that classes with dates/times in bold red have been changed from their original dates.
Drawing Session 1 – Ages 8-12
Mondays, 10am – 12pm 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21 (4 Weeks)
In Drawing 1, we will start learning the basics of how to see shapes and proportion, and use line to express the contours of the subject. Drawing will be done from 2D references and from life.
Registration deadline: 5/14/2010
In Session
Drawing Session 1 – Teens
Thursdays, 10am – 12pm 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24 (4 Weeks)
This course will assume that the student has some drawing experience. We will start by working on good methods to achieve good proportion and interesting lines, and work towards understanding value. Work will be done in graphite, charcoal, and white charcoal working with toned paper in the final projects.
Registration deadline: 5/24/2010
In Session
Drawing Session 2 – Ages 8-12
Mondays, 10am – 12pm 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26 (4 Weeks)

In Drawing 2, students will move from line drawing to shading and value. A strong focus will be on getting correct proportions before moving onto shading, and light logic will be taught as students move into charcoal drawing on toned papers.
$120/student includes all materials
Beginning Painting – Teens
Thursdays 9:30am – 12:30pm 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22 (4 Weeks)

Students in this class will start with a simple, monochromatic painting to warm-up to the mechanics of a fluid medium before exploring color theory, color mixing, and color schemes. Early work will be done from photographs provided, while later paintings will be done from arrangements made by the individual students.

$250/student includes all materials
Special Intensives for Teens: Please note that classes with dates in bold red have changed from their original dates.
Perspective Intensive
Monday through Friday 1-3pm 6/7 – 6/11
This class will cover 1, 2, 3, and multiple-point perspective! This is a subject that is challenging to many, but will be presented in a logical, step-by-step manner that is easy to understand. We will create images from our imagination using perspective, but will also see how it is visible in the world around us.

In Session
People/Faces Intensive
Monday through Friday 1-3pm 7/12 – 7/16
Proportions of the head and face will be covered as we also dive in to the characteristics of the individual features themselves. We will strive to understand the underlying structure of the face and features, and learn how to draw and shade them in a realistic way. We will work from photos, historical drawings, and life.

$150/student includes all materials

Drawing from Life Intensive
Monday through Friday 1-3pm 7/19– 7/23

If you can learn how to draw what you are looking at, you can draw anything! This class will focus on how to accurately portray anything that lay before you, from a still life to a landscape to a building to a person.

$150/student includes all materials

All classes take place at:
Red Door Studios

738 Armstrong, Suite 200, Kansas City, KS 66106 - Call 913-909-5408 - Email Lacey@Lacey-Lewis.com