You don't have to attend an art school to become an artist. Learn to make realistic drawings and paintings, even if you're a total beginner!
Sarah has taken numerous virtual classes with Lacey including Figure Drawing, Foundations of Oil Painting, Portrait Drawing, Portrait Painting, and is a member of the Realist Art Club. She's currently working on a building portfolio and a website to promote her art. You can find her on Instagram at @Sarah_Utter
Stephen works in a dizzying array of media and has attended SVA in NYC as well as other art programs before attending Portrait Drawing and Painting classes at School of Realist Art. He is currently working on painting, drawing, and digital art commissions in addition to numerous personal projects. Find him on Instagram at @stephen_junceau_art
Jim signed-up for Foundations of Oil Painting after acquiring a set of paints by chance. Since then, he has created numerous remarkable portraits, and has learned how to express complex emotions in his compositions. Jim is now involved in exhibitions and is on the verge of creating his first print series! See what he's been up to on Jim Lawrence's website.
When I was 15, I knew I wanted to be an artist.
At 16, I became a mother.
I wouldn't say that motherhood prevented me from going to art school, but it did force me to think critically about the decision. I graduated from high school with the rest of my class, and went on to get my Associates in Studio Art, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
However, I found that the instruction I found in college wasn't teaching me what I really wanted to know: How to paint and draw realistically. And being a mother meant my priorities dictated that I should not go into an incredible amount of debt to 'find myself' in a 4 year art school somewhere.
So instead, I dedicated every evening from 8pm until midnight to painting, seeking out feedback from artists I admired, and researching methods of art instruction from the French Academy to Golden Age Illustration. I created my own art education, and I can guide you through yours!
Join a class in Lacey's studio in Overland Park, KS. Materials often included!
Study at your own pace with pre-recorded instructional videos. Virtual feedback available.
Join us for uninstructed medium and long pose life drawing sessions.
Individual instruction with Lacey is available in-studio or virtually via Zoom.