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I’ve been lucky enough to grow up with a few fabulous art mentors in my life. One of which is my good friend Erika’s dad, Bill Kreplin. Bill has been working as a professional fine artist and teacher for as long as I’ve known him and whenever I’m able to join his group of artist friends for their open studio figure drawing sessions, I jump at the chance.
Figure drawing is one of the best drawing exercises for me personally and I think it’s an invaluable practice for artists of all skill levels. It’s the perfect way to learn straight from life as well as sharpen your existing skills and remind yourself to break existing habits and try new techniques.
The atmosphere at Bill’s is always fantastic. Everyone is laid back and friendly, but works seriously and independently, always with a beer or cocktail in hand. The best way to work as far as I’m concerned. ;) It’s a welcoming environment for people with diverse skill sets and I always end up feeling inspiring by my fellow classmates’ working styles. You can bring whatever media you like–I once brought a laptop and tablet and I’ve seen someone bring clay and sculpt their figure!
It’s a blast and I encourage any local art enthusiast to join us!
What: Life Drawing with the Bill Kreplin Drawing Group
When: Thursdays | 6:30-9:30pm | September 3 – November 19
Where: 2101 Locust Street | St. Louis, MO
Cost: $360 for the semester or $35 per class
For more info, visit thekreplingroup.yolasite.com or call Bill at 314-805-3146