The purpose of this League is to create more interest in art in Lake County, Illinois and to develop a higher appreciation of visual art. It shall do this through art exhibitions, festivals, demonstrations of art techniques, lectures, critiques and sharing of ideas, inspiration and encouragement between members.

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April 2019 Sketches

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​​April Presentation –

Members to Paint, Sketch or Photograph a Clothed Model at April 15 Meeting....
Our planned April demo was postponed because of a family schedule conflict for one of the key players. The art league will instead retain a professional model do a routine set of poses for our members.
This will be our usual two 40-minute sessions separated by a 20-minute conversation break. In the first 40 minutes our model will start with a few short action poses. While that’s called a “warm-up,” it’s actually a race to capture a pose that no model would be expected to hold for more than a few minutes. Those quick captures are often some of an artist’s best work because the poses are graceful and the art can be wonderfully spontaneous and expressive. Then our model will assume a relaxed pose on a chair or stool, and the artist can proceed at a more measured pace. The second 40-minute session will be the same or a different relaxed pose, whichever is preferred by those present.
Some of us will paint, draw or photograph the model, and some us will instead observe what others are doing. No organized discussion of results is planne at the conclusion, so the best way to learn is to ask questions. There will be no need to be quiet.

Everyone is free to take photographs of the model, though curtesy requires that one of us asks first. Experienced figurative artists often take photos so they can later add details that at first seemed unimportant. Members not wanting to make art on the spot might watch how others are framing the model, think about how they would like go about it, then take some photos and give it a try in their home studio.
Members are asked to bring their own materials, including a drop cloth for wet media. Sketch pads will probably be the norm, but feel free to bring an easel if you need one.


Upcoming LCAL Meetings​​


Monday April 15 LCAL general meeting State Bank of the Lakes, 7-9:00 pm


Monday May 20 LCAL Spring Membership Show Closing Critique
Jack Benny Center, 7:00-9:00 pm