$210, $180 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login)

Limit 8 students.

Figure drawing classes: Thursday, Friday and Saturday February 11, 12 and 13 at 10am (sessions will run for 3 hours)

Students will meet at Hugh’s View Rooftop Terrace at 533 Eaton St.

Find out about our seating policy, weather policy and the Covid-19 precautions we’re taking.

(Students will meet at 533 Eaton St., February 11-13, 10am-1pm)

(If you require financial assistance, we may be able to help)

Lothar Speer brings his classical approach to the figure back to The Studios. 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.

As 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. This workshop is designed to turn every participant into their own successful teacher and fortify general drawing and design skills by providing the secrets and tricks of 500 years of European Old Master studio practice – powerful tools that have withstood the test of time.

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.

sponsored by Assortment Inc.

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 Berger

Supply List


  • Soft or medium Vine Charcoal, preferably Nitram-Fusain, but any brand will do
  • Paper:

(a) hot pressed (smooth) white or off-white heavy museum stock, preferably 100 lbs. and above, watercolor or printing stock

(b) same paper type, just toned, mid-tone gray or cool or warm earth tones

  • Easel (Optional)
  • Drawing Board
  • Masking or Packaging Tape

–  Kneaded Eraser

  • An assortment of small and midsize rounds and flats (#2, 4, 6 brushes)
  • A few rags
  • HB/2B/6B Pencil
  • Charcoal Sandpaper Pad
  • Exacto, Carpet or Kitchen Knife
  • White Charcoal or White Conte Crayons
  • Off-White Warm and Cool White Chalks
  • Workable Spray Fix
  • Odorless Spray Fix

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The Studios of Key West
533 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040

Box Office Hours
Tue-Sat, 10am-4pm


The Studios of Key West