About Your Instructor:
Mike Kloepfer is an award-winning professional artist with a career spanning three decades. He has done over one thousand professional portraits, and over 8,000 professional caricatures, for collectors from every continent on earth except Antarctica.
Mike received formal training in figure and portraiture from nationally acclaimed instructors including Anthony Ryder and Julette Aristides at the Academy of Realist Art (now the Gage Academy) and as a charter alumni of the ARC-Approved Aristides Classical Atelier, at the Gage Academy of Fine Art in Seattle.
He received his Associates degree in Commercial Art from Auraria Community College, he has studied at the Art Students League of Denver and the University of Washington, as well as being a member of the legendary Acme life drawing group. His art has received numerous awards, including a purchase award nomination from the Art Renewal Center in New York, pieces of his art reside in the permanent collection of the Gage Academy, and has appeared in articles in The Artist’s Magazine, and the book Classical Drawing Atelier by Juliette Aristides.
Mike spent three years training and mentoring portrait and caricature artists in Orlando and Denver for Kaman’s Art Shoppes, Inc.
Always an active artist, he currently teaches classes, workshops, and private students in the Denver area. Mike is the founder of the Caricature Artist’s Pow-WOW!!! a forum of local and national caricature artists of all levels.