The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA) recently celebrated a milestone of 10 years in art education. The party was held at the famed Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, CA. And yes, the band playing in the video is Sean Cheetham’s band, Del Toro.
We have a spectacular line-up of instructors and individual classes this Spring Quarter for our extension students. Take a look at the choices of classes in our Van Nuys location. For students wanting to apply to our 3-Year Program, this is the best time to start your application process. LAAFA is considered a premier choice for students wanting an intensive art program that provides the necessary foundation skills which allow our students to excel and apply these fundamentals to a career in the fine or entertainment art industry.
The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art would like to treat you to 4 marvelous open house art demonstrations. Choose from our Van Nuys or Santa Monica locations. Each demonstration is a great way to find out about the instructor and the methods and techniques they use to teach their classes. We hope you will join us for the day.
Winter Art Classes in Los Angeles Start January 3, 2017!
We are excited to announce our super-packed spring quarter schedule! Click here to view the list of exceptional skilled instructors and the diverse selection of spring classes (anatomy, drawing, painting, sculpting, digital and software) for beginning to professional artists. Enroll now to take advantage of the early registration prices.
Students may now take advantage of drop-in art classes during our winter quarter. Just call (818) 708-9232 to reserve your spot in one of our select art classes. Space is limited to only a few students per class. Tuition starts from $65.00 and reservations are required by phone.
Art Book Donations and More…
Our library is coming soon! We would greatly appreciate any book (lightly used) donations. You may bring all types of books from art to murder mysteries. In addition, if you have any backdrop material (silk sheets), furniture or any other cool items that we can use at the school, please call or email us about your items.
Bergamot Station – Mini Pop-Up Art Gallery Shows
We want to give the artistic community an opportunity to showcase their work at the famed Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. Reserve a weekend in our gallery for a solo or group show! Just email us with your dates, sample of work and budget. We will be happy to put a proposal together to fit your needs.
Please join us on January 12th, from 6:00pm to 9:30pm for an Open House at Bergamot Station in our Santa Monica location. There will be a complimentary Tonal Drawing demonstration by the masterful Vadim Zang. You may enjoy the demo as you are perusing the gallery showing our recent exhibition, “The Figure“. The exhibition is showcasing: Danel Bilmes, Noah Buchanan, Juan Baron, Kathiucia Dias, Danny Galieote, Ramon Hurtado, Cinthia Joyce, Andrea Mosley, Eric Pedersen, William Rodgers, Sergio Sanchez, Michael Siegel, David Simon, Johanna Spinks, Vadim Zang.
Winter Art Classes Starting January 14th
There is still time to register for winter art classes! This quarter you have the opportunity to come on the first day of class and check out why our faculty is so amazing. Choose from a 3-hour demonstration or a classroom experience for only $25.00. Must call LAAFA at 818-708-9232 to reserve your spot. Space is limited to the select classes.
Online Art Classes
LAAFA’s online art classes are now available for 3D/Ecorche 10-week self-study or critique by Rey Bustos, Drawing the Portrait in Charcoal Full Demo or 9-week critique class by Nathan Fowkes. Limited space!
Be sure to check out our Workshop & Events regularly. We are continually adding additional artists to our schedule of events for 2013. We are currently hosting:
Online “Drawing the Portrait in Charcoal” course by Nathan Fowkes
We are thrilled to announce the release of our latest online course with Nathan Fowkes, “Drawing the Portrait in Charcoal”, now open for registration, starting January 21, 2013. Space is limited!
This online course is a serious exploration of drawing the portrait from life in charcoal. Over the course of the class, Nathan will provide each student with the necessary understanding and experience to draw the human head with authority. Watch the preview video and learn more here.
Online “3D Anatomy/Ecorché” course by Rey Bustos
A fabulous online course, Rey Bustos’ “3D Anatomy/Ecorché” starting January 28, 2013 is also open for registration for critique and self-study courses. Space is limited!
If you are a fan of Rey Bustos, you must experience him in a classroom setting with students present. The interaction between Rey and his students adds another dimension to his teaching since the questions posed by the students and the energy of the classroom environment lead Rey to veer off to lecture on topics that wouldn’t normally be covered if he was lecturing to a camera. Watch the preview video and learn more here.
Bluecanvas Magazine Article
We are excited that Bluecanvas Magazine has chosen LAAFA for their most recent school collaboration article, issue #14. You may check out the full article here. In addition, Bluecanvas is sponsoring a contest for a $10,000 Entertainment Art Scholarship at LAAFA! Click here to check out the contest details! You can also order your own copy online or at your local bookstore.
Van Nuys & Santa Monica Classes start January 14th
While we are in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we want to remind you to take a breath and think about taking some fantastic art classes with our talented instructors! Choose from a variety of beginning and advanced classes:
* Portrait & Figure Painting/Drawing
* Figure Construction
* Quick Sketch
* Perspective and Character Design
* Still Life
* Long Pose Painting & Drawing
* Ecorché or Zbrush
* Imaginative Animal Design/Drawing
Registration is open for our winter quarter classes. We have a fabulous selection of classes and we are also introducing new classes such as: Character Design (From Life Drawing), Imaginative Animal Design/Drawing, Tonal Figure Drawing, Figure Painting (Indirect, 17th Century Technique), Female Portrait Study (Drawing, Sculpting to ZBrush), Introduction to Head/Figure Painting and more…At your convenience, please click on the image for your own personal PDF copy of all of our classes.
Be sure to check out our website often for updated 2013 workshops listings. We add additional workshops regularly.
10-Year Anniversary Party
Come Celebrate with LAAFA & Bluecanvas Magazine
What if you could be a part of a thriving art community? Where you can find painters, animators, gamers, writers and filmmakers. A place to feel inspired, creative and productive. A space that connects us.
Please join us in our quest in providing an art library, resource center, and gallery to benefit all artists.
For those who are unable to commit to our 8 or 10-week classes or who would like to experience a new instructor, we offer reserved drop-in classes at the Van Nuys and Santa Monica locations. Students will need to call us directly at 818-708-9232 24-hours in advance of the class to reserve a spot. Only select classes and limited spots are available for drop-in day-rates starting from $65.00.
We would like to congratulate LAAFA graduate, Eric Pedersen, who is currently an instructor at LAAFA for being selected in American Artist Magazine as one of their 25 Artists Of Tomorrow! In addition, we would also like to give a big shout out to Sean Cheetham who is also named in this article. We are certainly proud of them and all our instructors’ achievements! You may buy a digital copy online or at Barnes and Noble Bookstores.
Take a peek at our LAAFA Brochure coming out this week. The brochure highlights the amazing, talented instructors and visiting artists who teach at LAAFA.
The clock is ticking and time is running out to register for art classes & workshops for fall. Take a moment to look at our schedule of classes in both of our locations for a variety of classes and/or workshops.
Bergamot Open House
Please join us in Building G, Space 8A on October 13th, from 6pm to 10pm at our Bergamot Station location. Enjoy an evening of awesome artwork, artist demos, and a chance to stroll around the station and visit several gallery opening exhibitions. Please RSVP here for the event.
If you would like to register for your classes online, please follow these simple steps:
1. You may either download our (PDF) scheduleof classes. You may select your class from the PDF. Just hover over the class title and click. Your next option is to go directly to our online reservation system where you can choose your class by quarter, medium or instructor.
2. Begin registration. If you are a new student, our system will prompt you to create an account. Once you have created your account, you will be directed to continue in your registration. You will see your class selection. Next, you will click your name box and complete your enrollment or you have an option to choose additional classes.
3. Our online system will then prompt you to complete your registration. Please follow all prompts until you get to a registration complete page.
4. If you need any assistance, please call us at (818) 708-9232 from 10am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. You may also email us at email@example.com.
Current full-time and extension students are welcome to enter the competition to receive a Contemporary Representational Art Scholarship for the Fall 2012 quarter. Contemporary Representational Art includes figures, still life, and landscapes. Please click on links above for more information on requirements for each of these scholarships. Deadline is August 15th!
Nathan Fowkes | August 18th
For the Portrait Drawing in Charcoal Workshop, Nathan will present a slideshow that will take you through the principles you need to know to successfully draw a portrait from life. He will do a full demonstration in charcoal, then turn the time over to you to draw from a live costumed model with him guiding you as your coach.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their help and patience while we created a new website! All of your feedback and suggestions were very important to us and we hope you like the improvements. In addition, we will be adding some additional features shortly. Enjoy browsing our art school online and we hope to see you in person soon!