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Summer Art Program

Please join LAAFA for our Summer Art Program. This 2 to 4-Week Intensive Program is designed for teens and young adults who are interested in personal development and preparatory art study.  Students receive one-on-one attention in a creative learning environment.  In addition, students will learn to draw/paint with confidence and have the opportunity to create portfolio pieces.

Class space is limited.  Students may take 2-week sessions based on availability.
International Students May Apply.

Early Registration: Enroll by June 6, 2017 for best prices!

 2017 Summer Program

Dates, Tuition and Application



July 10th – July 21st | $895 (2-Weeks) | Enroll Here

July 24th – August 4th | $895 (2-Weeks) | Enroll Here

Total for 4-Weeks:  $1695 | Enroll Here

Time:  9:30am to 4:30pm, Monday – Friday (BONUS: Students may add an additional 1/2 hour for uninstructed study time.)


Methods of Payment:

LAAFA accepts cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

Class Schedule


The Intensive Drawing/Painting Fundamentals Summer Program

Session 1:  July 10th – July 21th
Students will learn how to depict the illusion of three-dimensional objects through the language of linear and tonal drawing. The subjects of the sphere, cube, cone, cylinder, egg and cylindrical ring are possible subjects that will serve as foundational elements for the later study of casts. This program will introduce the student to ideas of linear construction using complex cross-contour analysis of form. Students will also be introduced to the properties of light and shadow necessary in the depiction of form in the first week. In the second week of the program, students will proceed to linear and tonal investigation of more complex, hybrid geometric forms.

Session 2:  July 24th – August 4th
Students will be focusing on the complexity of the human head, students will engage in portrait drawings with an emphasis on precision and capturing the idiosyncratic proportions, features, and likeness of the face. Lectures will focus on the structure of the features as derived from classical Greco/Roman aesthetics as well as the Italian Renaissance, and how to utilize structures in decoding/understanding more naturalized forms. During the end of the program students will be introduced to drawing the portrait from a live model.

Students will be treated to Special Guest Artists and LAAFA Faculty for Lectures, Demos and More…

*During the course of this program, students will receive individual projects ranging from simple objects, cast studies, still life and drawing from the live model.  Students may also learn the principals of painting. This will be based on their drawing progress in the program.



Discounts – Must reserve your classes by June 1, 2017.

  • $50 for 2-Week Option – California Art Club Members & Family
  • $50 for 2-Week Option – CSATTF Union Members & Family