Our list of summer classes and workshops are on our website!
www.laafa.org/sessions/calendar

Come check out our line up for instructors and visiting artists for next term! There is also a teacher bio and course description on the site. Classes start July 28th, so if you have any questions or if you are interested in any classes or workshops call us at 818.708.9232!

Hope to see you there!

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Nathan Fowkes will be teaching a COMPOSITION WORKSHOP on August 16th!

Nathan Fowkes is a veteran Fine Arts instructor and entertainment artist with numerous film credits and a decade long tenure at DreamWorks Feature Animation. He brings to this workshop his expertise and experience in composition for the creation of dynamic images.

The workshop will include:
· Lectures on the fundamentals of effective picture making.
· Discussions on the creation of mood and environment.
· Principles for organizing complex scenes into pleasing arrangements.
· Strategies for solving compositional problems quickly and effectively.
· Composition exploration exercises.
· Painting from a costumed model.

If you are interested or if you have any questions give us a call at 818.708.9232!

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Hope to see you there!

-LAAFA

3 Day Animal Drawing Course with Marshall Vandruff July 15th-17th

There will be an Animal Drawing Course with Marshall Vandruff July 15th-17th from 12pm-7pm.

If you’ve ever wondered how masters of drawing can draw a horse leaping or a bear dancing without copying photographs, this crash-course is for you! It will show you how to confidently draw animals from imagination as well as to interpret what you see when drawing from real animals – those mysterious bumps on a lion’s limbs will make sense when you know the underlying structure. This course is similar to the Human Anatomy for Artists Seminar but focused on animals. We will compare various types of four-legged animals with humans, always with an emphasis on how to master form in space so they look realistic, alive, and authoritative. If you are interested in taking the workshop with Marshall Vandruff give us a call at 818.708.9232!

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Best,
LAAFA

16926 Saticoy St
Van Nuys, CA 91406

5 Day Figure Drawing Workshop with Jon DeMartin July 9th-13th

Jon DeMartin will be teaching a 5-day Figure Drawing Workshop July 9th-July 13th at Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art! The workshop starts at 10am-5pm.The purpose of this course is to develop the student’s ability to correctly perceive the models main movements and to verify the models proportional relationships. In addition, the student will learn to correctly identify light from shadow and effectively create relief through tonal progressions in the light. The underlying goal is to give the students a good foundation so they can make the transition from drawing to painting the figure more easily and effectively. Materials and methods will be studied that pertain to certain styles of drawing. Individual needs of each student are addressed and there will be lectures and demonstrations with and without the model.

If you would like to take the workshop call us at 818.708.9232!

To see more work by Jon DeMartin check out his website!
http://www.jondemartin.net

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-LAAFA