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
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.
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:
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.
Enjoy this summer learning, developing and keeping your skills sharp with our tremendous list of skilled professional instructors! With years of experience under their belt teaching and working in the art industry, you will find they will help you achieve your goal. All our classes are designed to encourage beginning, intermediate, advanced and professional artists in a friendly intimate learning environment. All studios come with natural light beaming from the rooftop, horses, easels and unlimited coffee in our break-room. We encourage you to take a look at our convenient schedule of classes that include 4, 6, 8 and 10-weeks classes. In addition, we are also excited to bring you top visiting artists for the summer and fall.
Drawing Program for Teens and Recent Graduates
This coming July, we have a 4-week full-time intensive drawing program designed just for students who want to improve their drawing skills. This program includes: Anatomy, Classical Drawing, Composition, Figure Construction and Perspective. Scholarships are available. Students must register by June 1st.
Fall Applications for Full-time Programs
Fall is just around the corner and we encourage all students to start the application process now. We only accept a small number of students each year and have limited spots for each of our programs. In addition, for those who are international students or qualify for veterans benefits, you will need extra time to process your required documents. This can take over 2 months depending on your situation. Please feel free to reach out to our Director of Admissions for any questions or help with the admissions process. For more information about our programs, please click on the following links:
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.
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.
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: