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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

LAAFA Demos, Workshops and Drop-Ins

Complimentary Demos  

Join Vadim Zang for a Contemporary Portraiture Painting Demo (July 29th) from 7pm to 10pm.
See Kate Wolfgang Savage for her Integrative Head/Figure Drawing Demo (July 30th) from 10am to 3:30pm.

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.

Reserved Drop-In Classes

Call (818) 708-9232 for prices and to reserve.

Danny Galieote | Figure Drawing – Rhythm and Structure
Ron Lemen | Life Painting with Focus on Color

Online Courses | Bluecanvas Article | Winter Registration

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

 

Instructor image by:  Noah Buchanan

Draw with Top Animators & Character Designers at LAAFA!

Ron Velasco

This Spring, LAAFA is pleased to welcome an all-star drawing faculty to our extension program and workshop schedule!

Ron Velasco

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Danny Galieote

Students in Danny Galieote’s

Stephen Silver

On April 28th, Stephen Silver will share his experience working for clients including Hasbro Toys, Disney, & Nickelodeon at a one-day

Nathan Fowkes

On May 19th, Nathan Fowkes’s workshop Composition: Design for Dynamic Picture-Making offers a one-day overview of the essential compositional skills Nathan uses as a visual development artist at DreamWorks.

Find more coming attractions here under the “Workshops & Events 2012” tab!