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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 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.

Artwork by: Jonny Hart

 2016 Summer Program

Dates, Tuition and Application



July 5th – July 15th | $795 (2-Weeks) | Enroll Here

July 18th – July 29th | $895 (2-Weeks) | Enroll Here

Total for 4-Weeks:  $1495 | Enroll Here

Time:  10am to 4pm, Monday – Friday (BONUS: Students may add an additional hour for uninstructed study time.)  No school on Monday, July 4th.


Methods of Payment:

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

Class Schedule


The Intensive Drawing Fundamentals Summer Program

Session 1:  July 5th – July 15th
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 18th – July 29th
Students will be focusing on the complexity of the human head, students will engage in self-portrait drawings with an emphasis on precision and capturing the idiosyncratic proportions, features, and likeness of their 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.



Discounts – Must reserve your classes by June 1, 2016.

  • $50 – California Art Club Members & Family
  • $50 – CSATTF Union Members & Family