Figure Drawing: Exploring the Classical Tradition with Lothar Speer

$215, $185 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login)

Students will meet in the third floor Kat in the Hat Classroom, 533 Eaton Street

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Some drawing experience helpful.

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Charcoal figure drawing of a man.


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Class Description

Following in the footsteps of the masters, Speer leads his students through the basics of anatomy, rendering muscle and skeletal structure and the importance of lighting and tone. An alumnus of Vienna’s National Academy of the Fine Arts and recipient of the Academy’s prestigious Johannes Fuger Medal, Lothar leads his students to higher levels of self-sufficiency and visual acuity.

All along, Lothar uses his irreverent humor and unconventional art historical perspectives to turn this learning experience into a fun, invigorating and lasting contribution to each participant’s creative journey.

Meet Your Instructor

Lothar Speer studied at Vienna’s National Academy. He received a prestigious European award for his figure drawings, was accepted in the annual exhibition of Britain’s Royal Portrait Society, and showed in galleries and museums here and abroad. A portrait of his was exhibited at The Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. and he was commissioned to create a portrait illustration for Chicago’s only official public exhibit celebrating President Obama’s election.

Photo credit: Ennid Berge

Supply List

  • Vine charcoal, assorted sizes, one jumbo would be good
  • Large Newsprint pad
  • Erasers, regular and kneaded
  • Charcoal Sandpaper Pad
  • Dowel rod (Mahlstick/ optional)
  • Rag(s) & Chamois
  • Toned charcoal paper
  • Black Mirror or Cell Phone (optional to gauge values/ mirror much better than cell phone because of surface size.

Gallery and box office hours

Tue-Sat, 10am-4pm

Call us at 305-296-0458

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