10 Week Course
Wednesdays 6pm-8:30pm
January 10th - March 20th 2024

Attend In-Studio at School of Realist Art

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What You'll Learn:

Drawing is the foundation of painting!

Learn how to get accurate proportions and realistic shading in the first weeks of class.

Separating the problems of drawing and painting helps you develop each skill more efficiently than jumping directly into painting.

You choose graphite or charcoal based on your individualized goals and experience.

Artist creating a graphite portrait drawing

Master skin tone mixing, paint application, and blending.

With proportion, light, and shadow established, you will shift your focus to understanding oil painting techniques and color mixture control.

Expect to create one finished oil portrait in class. Optional: Create a second portrait between classes to cement new skills at each stage!

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About your instructor

Lacey Swift (formerly Lewis) is well known as a portrait and figurative artist and teacher. She began teaching in 2006 and opener her first studio in 2008. Gradually this evolved to what is currently School of Realist Art located in the suburbs of Kansas City, where aspiring artists learn both classic and modern approaches to the traditional arts of realistic drawing and painting.

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Materials Included

  • Limited to 12 In-Studio Attendees
  • Attend In-Person at School of Realist Art
  • Class meets Wednesdays 6-8:30pm CT January 10th - March 20th 2023 (February 14th is skipped)
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