Mike “mikeyzart” Kloepfer is an award-winning artist with a career spanning over 3 decades. His artwork has appeared in books and magazines. He has been an electronic illustrator for Microsoft and Boeing, and he has drawn over 1,000 commissioned portraits and over 12,000 professional caricatures for collectors from every continent on Earth!
Mike is a founding member of the Convention Artists Guild (Colorado Chapter,) and a studio artist at Helikon Gallery and Studios in Denver’s Rhino Arts District. He teaches classes and workshops as well as panels, demonstrations, and instruction at conventions across the United States.
Friday, June 7, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Oklahoma A3
Drawing Sci-Fi/Fantasy Characters, for Fun!
Draw along as Mike (mikeyzart) shows you his approach to drawing your own science-fiction and fantasy characters in a relaxed and fun environment. For all skill levels – as long as you can operate a pencil, you'll have fun! Beginners will enjoy creating their own characters, and advanced artists will learn a few more tools and ideas to put into their maker kit. Participants will draw many characters within the hour, so come prepared to have a good time and leave with lots of new ideas. Supplies provided, limit 24 participants.
Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner B
The Muse, the Artist, and Everything!
What motivates us? How do artists become inspired? Is there really such a thing as “The Muse”? Lets talk about what makes us create art, and how we come up with the ideas that fuel our creative passions.
Sunday, June 9, 2019 1:00 p.m. | Location: Sooner B
Thanks, I Hate It: Artists' Horror Stories
Being an artist is not all sunshine and art openings! Even the best have their haters and detractors. But some unfortunate comments and feedback can be funny as hell! Have a good chuckle at our expense, and drop by to hear some artist horror stories.