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Fine Art Demonstrations in Los Angeles

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.

Contemporary Portrait Painting with Sean Cheetham
Alla Prima Figure Painting with Vadim Zang
Cast Drawing and Painting with Noah Buchanan
Indirect Figure Painting: Verdaccio Technique with Noah Buchanan
Head Drawing with Rey Bustos
Portrait Drawing with Daniel Bilmes
Portrait Painting with Daniel Bilmes

David Leffel is coming to LAAFA on October 15th for an evening Q & A event!  Click here to register.

Only a few spots available for Ruo Li’s Seascape Workshop starting on October 18th.  Click here to register.

Los Angeles Art Classes

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.

How are we doing?

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.

 

 

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

Young Masters Summer Art Workshops

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.

1-Week Intensive Drawing Workshop
July 15th – 19th | Register Here
July 29th – August 2nd | Register Here

1-Week Intensive Painting Workshop
July 22nd – 26th | Register Here
August 5th – 9th | Register Here

10-Week Portfolios and Beyond Class
Starting July 13th | 16 year + | Register Here

Please click on the links above for additional information about each of the workshops and class.

LAAFA Entertainment Art Program – Graduation Show

Mark your calendar to stop by and show your support for our recent Entertainment Art graduates. We wish them much success in their journey as artists!

Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Avenue, Building G – Space 8A
Santa Monica, CA 90404
May 11th, 6pm to 9pm

Accepting Fine & Entertainment Art Applications | Fall 2013

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.

Key components of our admissions process:

1.     Apply to the full-time program.

2.    Follow all the Admission Requirements.
2A.  International Students.

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.

4.  Tuition payments and Financial Aid options.

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.

10-Years Of Excellence in Art Education

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.

 

Best Art Classes in Los Angeles!

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.

Drop-in Art Classes | Book Donations | Bergamot Station Gallery

Drop-In Art Classes in Van Nuys and Santa Monica

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.

LAAFA Open House | Art Classes & Workshops

Santa Monica Open House

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!

 

 

LAAFA Workshops

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:

Scott McCloud  –  Master Comic Guru

Steve Huston –  Legendary Figure Artist

David Leffel – International Old Masters Artist

Warren Chang – Genius Narrative Artist

 

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

Winter Quarter Schedule | 10-Year Anniversary Party

Winter Quarter Classes

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.

December 7th, from 6pm to 10pm (Bergamot Station)

RSVP and find out additional information here.