Townsend Atelier Contributed Image / Drawings by Sean Cheetham, left, and Kate Zambrano.

Here's your chance to watch portrait artists at work, ask questions and learn from their process when Townsend Atelier hosts Los Angeles-based artists Sean Cheetham and Kate Zambrano.

The pair will be in Townsend's studio Friday night, March 13, to conduct a free portrait drawing demonstration from a live model. These demos are fun, fascinating and laid-back.

While in town, both are also leading workshops. Cheetham's painting workshop is already underway. Zambrano will teach a charcoal portrait drawing class on March 14-15. Register through Townsend Atelier.

If you go

* What: An Evening with the Artists

* Where: Townsend Atelier in the Arts Building, 301 E. 11th St.

* When: 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 13

* Admission: Free

* For more information: 423-266-2712

Cheetham is a contemporary oil painter whose training is steeped in traditional portraiture. He exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London in 2005, where he was included in the prestigious BP Portrait award show. His self-portrait, "Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams," was at the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

He has been featured in numerous publications including American Artist's Workshop magazine.

In 2011, Zambrano was introduced to the world of fine art and left the fashion industry to spend the next two years teaching herself to draw. It was a seemingly long and arduous journey, garnering techniques through trial and error. But now and then, a small epiphany would occur to assure her that she was on the right path.

She regularly teaches drawing workshops in Los Angeles and is an instructor at Art Escapes Italy.

For more information: 423-266-2712.


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