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Graduate and Current Student Exhibition

Annual Graduate and Student Exhibition

Please join us for a toast in celebrating our graduates and current students’ 2017 exhibition! The festivities will start from 7pm to 10pm on April 22nd. We will be exhibiting this year’s event at Artem Galleries in West Hollywood.

Artwork by: Nikita Budkov (top left),  Jonathan Cheng (top middle), S.K. Simon (top right), Jesse Hui (middle left), Rohini Sen (upper middle), Elan Heredia (lower middle), Gabriel Shiguemoto (middle right) and Katie Lindsay (bottom).

Accepting Applications for Fall 2017!

LAAFA is an accredited private college offering 3-Year BFA Degree and Certificate Programs, as well as 1-year to 18-month Intensive Art Training Tracks. We invite prospective students to come and see our intimate artistic environment and audit a full-time class. Students can have a glimpse of the personal attention they will receive by instructors and staff during a visit. For our out-of-town prospective students, we encourage a SKYPE meeting. These are some of the great ways to ask questions and find out more information about the LAAFA experience.

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE A TOUR!

At LAAFA, you will learn from world-class faculty who work for top animation, film tv studios and gaming companies, as well as exhibit in major galleries around the world. Our faculty will give you the practical training experience needed to be successful in your chosen career path.

Fall applications are currently being accepted for FALL 2017! >>APPLY NOW >>

Images:  Rey Bustos’ –  Anatomy 1 Class and Glenn Vilppu’s – Figure Construction 1 Class.

You Are Invited!

LAAFA is an accredited private college offering 3-Year BFA Degree and Certificate Programs, as well as 1-year to 18-month Intensive Art Training Tracks. We invite prospective students to come and see our intimate artistic environment and audit a full-time class.  Students can have a glimpse of the personal attention they will receive by instructors and staff during a visit. For our out-of-town prospective students, we encourage a SKYPE meeting.  These are some of the great ways to ask questions and find out more information about the LAAFA experience.

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE A TOUR!

At LAAFA, you will learn from world-class faculty who work for top animation, film tv studios and gaming companies, as well as exhibit in major galleries around the world.  Our faculty will give you the practical training experience needed to be successful in your chosen career path.

Fall applications are currently being accepted for FALL 2016!  <<APPLY NOW >>

Artwork by:  Rohini Sen, Katie Lindsay, Christine Vanderkaap and Gabriel Shiguemoto.

 

 

Summer Art Program 2016

 

It’s time to enroll in our 2 to 4-Week Intensive Summer Art Program! This program is designed for teens and young adults who are interested in personal development and preparatory art study. Students receive one-on-one attention in a creative learning environment.  In addition, students will learn to draw with confidence and have the opportunity to create portfolio pieces.

Dates:

July 5th – July 15th

July 18th – July 29th

Time:  10am to 4pm, Monday – Friday

BONUS: Students may add an additional hour for uninstructed study time.

LEARN MORE!

Artwork by:  Jonny Hart

2016 Spring Complimentary Demonstrations

Come, Learn and Enjoy!

Come and watch our instructors in action on the first day of class.  These complimentary demonstrations allow you to step inside the minds of these skilled artists and engage in conversation about the creative process and passion for art-marking.  In addition, receive information on instructors’ favorite tools, mediums and materials! No reservation required. Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students currently enrolled in class have preferred seating and may be invited to draw or paint during the demo.

Thursday – April 14th
Figure Painting (Zorn Palette) with Vadim Zang | 10am to 2:30pm

Friday – April 15th
Understanding the Figure with Daniel Bilmes | 10am to 3:30pm

Saturday – April 16th
Drawing and Painting Fundamentals with Van Saro | 9am to 12pm
Beginning Portrait Drawing with Jonny Hart | 2pm to 5pm

Artwork by:  Vadim Zang, Daniel Bilmes, Van Saro and Jonny Hart.

Spring Quarter Classes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Quarter Classes Starting March 28th!

Please join us for our super-packed spring quarter schedule! Click here to view the list of exceptional skilled instructors and the diverse selection of spring classes for beginning to professional artists. Sign-up for our newsletter to receive special promotions and upcoming complimentary demonstrations and lectures throughout the year!

Online Live With Sam Michlap

Live Visual Storytelling: Movie Moments 2

We are excited to announce that Sam Michlap’s Visual Storytelling: Movie Moments 2 is open for enrollment!  This 8-week LIVE Online Course will guide students through a picture-making process, and the reasons behind all the decisions that must be considered in order to create an effective “Key Frame”.

Start Date: April 2, 2016
Time: 1pm to 4pm (PST)
Enroll here: bit.ly/20oYzaI

Watch 2 Full Class Lessons For Free

As a treat, we have two classes for you to view!  Please take some time out of your busy schedule to enjoy Dynamic Color Sketching – Week 6 and Visual Storytelling: Movie Moments 1 – Week 1. These classes are great to see Sam in action while he lectures, demos, critiques and answers questions.  To receive you free full class lessons, please visit artschoolvideos.com to sign-up for our newsletter!

We hope to see you in class!

Student Art Exhibition 2016 – Opening Reception

LAAFA is proud to invite you to spend an exciting evening viewing and mingling with our emerging artists!  We hope to see you on January 9th from 7pm to 10pm for this special student exhibition.

The Loft at Liz’s
453 S. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Sneak peek of Artwork Includes (from left to right): Juan Baron, Christine Vanderkaap, Elan Heredia, Harris Figures, Rohini Sen, Katie Lindsay, Tanveer Singh, Nikita Budkov, Gabriel Shiguemoto, Peer Vosberg, Vijay Krish and Eri Robinson.

You may also view student artwork between January 6 – 11, 2016.

Accepting 2016 Spring Applications

We are now accepting application for our Spring Full-Time Fine Art and Entertainment Art Programs, plus our Intensive Art Tracks! Students are encouraged to submit by the priority deadline of December 15, 2015*. This allows students to secure their spot and have top-priority for scholarships and work-study opportunities, plus a smooth transition to LAAFA.

Here are a few of the top reasons why students choose LAAFA:

– Top Professional Faculty
– Intensive Foundational Training
– Intimate Artistic Environment
– Student Diversity
– Structured and Sequential Curriculum
– Connections

You are invited to make an appointment for a tour and a classroom experience! We love to show off our school and we look forward to meeting you. Please feel free to call (818) 708-9232 or email our Director of Admissions at hmiller@laafa.org. For those who are not in the Los Angeles area, we would be happy to set-up a SKYPE chat!

*LAAFA has a rolling admissions policy. Students may submit applications until all spots are filled.

Secure Your Spot!

We are looking forward to welcoming new students to LAAFA this fall!  All domestic and international hopefuls are encouraged to start submitting their applications and documents by the priority deadline of June 15, 2015.  This allows you to secure your spot and have top-priority for scholarships and work-study opportunities, plus a smooth transition to LAAFA.

Here are a few of the top reasons why students choose LAAFA:

– Top Professional Faculty
– Intensive Foundational Training
– Intimate Artistic Environment
– Student Diversity
– Structured and Sequential Curriculum
– Connections

You are invited to make an appointment for a tour and a classroom experience!  We love to show off our school and we look forward to meeting you.

Elyse Fulcher, 3rd Year Student

Accepting Application for 2015

 

We are excited to offer students the opportunity to apply for our 3-Year Entertainment Art and Fine Art Degree and Certificate Programs!  For those unable to commit to 3 years of study, we offer shorter Intensive Art Tracks in our Continuing Educational Program.  Here is an outline of all our programs:

FALL 2015

3-Year Degree and Certificate Fine Art Program
3-Year Degree and Certificate Entertainment Art Program
18-Month Intensive Foundational Art Track
1-Year Intensive Drawing Art Track

Take time to find out more about one of Katie Lindsay’s Painting Quarters and a 1st quarter snapshot of our program with a few of our full-time students.

ADMISSIONS

LAAFA has a rolling admissions policy.  Applications are accepted until all the spots are full.  The priority dates below will give students the opportunity for scholarships, work study and a smooth transition to LAAFA.  Visit our admission page for US Resident and International students to give you step-by-step instructions on how to apply to each programs. For additional questions, please contact the Director of Admissions.

The priority date for Fall 2015 is June 15, 2015.

Open House On-Campus | Live Online Art Classes

 
We are thrilled to offer our students the choice of on-campus and online classes this fall with our stellar line-up of art industry professionals!  Students who are local and from around the world can now enjoy a top quality educational learning experience.

Fall Open House On-Campus

We invite you to our Fall Open House on September 14th starting at 10am.  During the day’s festivities you may tour the school, enjoy complimentary demos, meet instructors and staff, learn about our programs, receive a complimentary portfolio review, win a prize and much more… This will be the last day to enroll in our continuing education classes and receive early registration prices.  Please RSVP to receive more information on the days list of event times. See you soon!

Online Live Classes Start September 8th

If you are unable to attend our on-campus classes, we invite you to take your next traditional or digital class online with our esteemed professional instructors who work for top studios such as:  Blue Sky Studios, Disney, Dreamworks, Riot Games, Universal and many more… Our online live classes are held in real-time where students are able to interact with the instructors directly.  A typical class will include: Demo, lecture, in-class exercise, critiques and homework. We have a special introductory rate of $495.  Limited seats are available.  Enroll Now! Images above by:  Rey Bustos, Daniel Bilmes and Sam Michlap.