We are thrilled to offer the best art workshops taught by highly acclaimed local and visiting artists! Students worldwide can come to LAAFA and learn techniques, receive valuable instruction, feedback and critiques. Plus, working alongside your favorite artist is priceless. Please visit the full list of workshops currently available. Be sure to check back often for new workshops added to our schedule.
Images provided by: Sean Cheetham, Ruo Li, Qiang Huang, Stephen Early, Alex Oliver, Christopher Pugliese, Carlo Russo, Max Ginsburg and Iliya Mirochnik.
LAAFA is one of the top art schools for fine and entertainment art programs! The start of the Winter Quarter season is coming up shortly. Take a peek at the phenomenal instructors teaching and register soon for your classes! Check out all the possibilities we have to offer you:
We have added additional Complimentary Demonstrations available to the art community! This is a great way to learn the different methods and techniques that an instructor will teach you during his class. Students will have the opportunity to enroll in the class after the demonstration.
RSVP is required and space is limited. Please click on the links to secure your space and to find out more information.
LAAFA has over 26 fabulous classes and 16 talented instructors for this coming fall quarter. We truly appreciate your support of our school and our instructors. Payment plan options and discounts are available.
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This 9-Week course is a serious exploration of drawing the portrait from life in charcoal.
9 Video Critiques including draw-overs
A library of other student critiques
Tips and exercises to hone your drawing skills
Free 3-month subscription to OnlineLifeDrawing.com
“Delightfully inspiring and informative.” Dave C
“Nathan is a masterful artist and teacher. He helps you on your creative journey by sharing his lifetime experiences in a nine-week course. What I learned, I will be working to perfect for a very long time. This class is amazing!” Daniel H
“I felt like I learned a great amount in a short amount of time, and will continually practice the assignments to further develop my understanding of portraiture through charcoal and other mediums.” Justin W
Please RSVP online to guarantee your spot. Limited availability.
Animal Drawing Workshop Starting August 2nd – $195
Register for Marshall Vandruff’s 3-Day Animal Drawing Workshop by Tuesday (July 30th) to take advantage of LAAFA’s Visiting Artist Enrichment Series. These enrichment lectures, workshops and demos give the community a super affordable option in art education throughout the year at LAAFA.
We are now approved for Veterans Educational Benefits by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education. Veterans who would like to study in our 3-Year Degree and Certificate Programs in Fine or Entertainment Art will receive educational benefits through the VA.
Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
The Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30)
The Dependents Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35)
The Vocational Rehabilitation Program (Chapter 31)
The Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1606)
Start your art education training with LAAFA. Click here for more information about our Veterans Education Benefits. Email our Director of Admissions at email@example.com for a tour of LAAFA.
Are you looking for a program that helps your budding artist improve their art?
LAAFA Young Masters Workshops gives teens, 12 and up, the opportunity to grow as artists by strengthening their foundational skill-set for drawing and painting. In these workshops, we will challenge the
students, create good habits, and achieve individual goals.
The day will be filled with classroom projects, visiting artists’ demos/lectures and art history lessons. All levels are encourage to enroll.
The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA) is accepting applications for our Fall full-time degree and atelier programs. LAAFA is considered a premier choice for students wanting an intensive art program that provides the necessary foundation skills allowing our students to apply these fundamentals to a career in the fine art or entertainment art industry.
3. Portfolio pieces including the required drawing need to be sent in JPEG format (each image approximately 1280 x 800).
A. Create a zip folder with your first initial and full last name.
B. Email to the Admissions Department.
5. Once we have received a students’ completed application, it will take approximately 10 to 14-days for a reply.
6. If accepted into our program, students are eligible to apply for our scholarship program.
LAAFA operates on a rolling admissions basis. Prospective students are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis for the next available starting quarter. LAAFA only accepts a small number of students to the program each year. We hope you will consider LAAFA as the start of your artistic journey. To make an appointment to tour the campus, please contact our Director of Admissions.
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.