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.
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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We always like to check to see how we can improve our school. Please consider taking this short survey of 4 questions and receive a chance to win a two 3-hour drop-in classes for the fall quarter.
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.
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.
Spring Art Classes in Los Angeles| Starts March 31st!
The best art classes in Los Angeles and the most talented traditional, contemporary and entertainment instructors are all under one roof at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art! Coming this winter we have an awesome array of anatomy, digital, drawing, painting and sculpting classes for all levels. Limited space on several classes! View our schedule here.
First Day Art Class Demos
We open many of our first day classes for FREE! You are invited to experience our talented artists in action while they demonstrate their methods, techniques and approaches in creating art! For more information on the classes that will be holding these demonstrations, please join our newsletter for all the up-to-date news about LAAFA.
Visiting Artist Workshops
Please join us in 2014 for workshops coming to LAAFA!
Currently on our line-up of artists: John Quinn, Qiang Huang, Sean Cheetham, Carlo Russo, Iliya Mirochnik, Scott McCloud, Ruo Li, Christopher Pugliese and Max Ginsburg and many more…
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: