Kent Smith is a Lawrence, KS based illustrator, designer, sculptor, maker, teacher, problem-maker, problem-solver, mad scientist, time-traveler, dimension-hopper and the mayor of Smittytown. His work can be found on toys, beer labels, masks, huge woodblocks and tiny trading cards. Working both independently and collaboratively, Kent embraces challenges and loves solving difficult problems. Using crazy brain-powers and a variety of media, Kent delivers solutions full of play, story and unexpected connections. Kent helps shape reality and builds creative community by co-hosting monthly life-drawing sessions (Thieves Guild and Percolator), drop-in sketchbook (Percolator) and drawing groups (Lawrence Urban Sketchers). Kent celebrates teaching in the Design Department at the University of Kansas as well as working with Lawrence Arts Center, The Percolator, VanGo and other community organizations. Kent loves super-heroes, ninjas, monkeys, UFOs, cryptids, robots, ray-guns, and romance.Browse All Classes
Ages 14 - Adult
Its all about line in this one-day drawing workshop. Students experiment with a variety of methods to unlock their creativity and produce several 2D pieces. The methods are unconventional, but will push students to unlock their creativity to create artwork with unlimited potential.
Illustration: Characters and Concepts
Adults / 14+
Bring life to the page! Join this class to create a cavalcade of creatures and cast of characters. We will explore new ways of idea development and drawing exercises as a means to prompt expressive and compelling imagery. All levels welcome.