Few spots OPEN for Lecture ($69) & Demo ($30) with Nathan Fowkes on Feburary 27th! Full day Sold Out! @laafa. Call 818 708-9232.

Free Beginning Drawing Class, March 6th at LAAFA!

Free Beginning Drawing Class, March 6th Saturday, 11am-2pm at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art.

This Free Instructed Class is for people who are new to LAAFA, and have never studied with us before (one free class per person). The free drawing class will encourage you to see with your eyes and to draw with your hand. Instruction will be given in simple shading, lighting, core shadows, and learning to draw through an object. This is an excellent opportunity for students with little to no formal drawing training at all. Learning to translate what you see to paper is an exercise that will challenge you in new ways, keeping your brain and your imagination piqued. Come give it a try!

Bring your 18×24 pad of newsprint, some charcoal, a graphite pencil, a kneaded eraser, your right brain, and enjoy a class on the house. Our hope is that you realize how important art can be in your life, for without it we merely exist.

More experienced artists can also benefit from one of these classes. Bring along your work, and during the class, our instructor will take some one-on-one time with you to give you a free portfolio review. Find out where you are with your skill level, and where you can go!

To sign up for this free class, call 818.708.9232

LAAFA’s Online Art Store!

Check out LAAFA’s online store! Our instructors and students have hand-picked their favorite art supplies, to make available for you to purchase. You can view our store at http://ping.fm/TwAzH

Our library is growing!

We would like to give a huge ‘Thank You’ to Michael K. for donating so many art books to our library! We are extremely grateful for all the books we now have as a resource for our students.

And if you have any art books you would like to donate, the book drive is still on. Donate a book and receive a raffle ticket to win a free three hour ten week class. The raffle will be held March 11th!

Rent a studio at LAAFA!

Looking to rent an art space? The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art has studios for rent.

Small Studio (500 square ft)
Weekly $175
Daily $60
Half day (4 hours) $40

Large Studio (700 Square ft)
Weekly $225
Daily $80
Half day (4 hours) $50

If you are interested in renting a studio, or if you would like more info, call 818.708.9232!

Work Study Opportunity at LAAFA!

Come to the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA) and be surrounded by beautiful artwork. LAAFA is looking for a part-time work-study and/or volunteer librarian to set up and manage its small library of art book holdings. The right candidate will have prior experience working as a librarian. Flexible schedule and access to art classes! Come join our team and help spread the beauty of art through art education. Check out our website at www.laafa.org.

Free Admission to LACMA Monday, February 15th!

Target’s Free Holiday Mondays at LACMA will be held on:

■Monday, February 15, President’s Day
■Monday, May 31, Memorial Day
■Saturday, July 17, Target National Free Arts Day
■Monday, September 6, Labor Day
* Does not include free admission to ticketed exhibitions.

For more info, visit their website: http://www.lacma.org/info/HoursDirections.aspx#target

GRANTS AND COMPETITIONS!

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation‘s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation‘s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time.
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And if you are a just stepping out into the art world and you want to get your work published, this compeition may be right for you:

Visual Overture Magazine selects 7 emerging artists for feature in our publication each quarter through our “Featured Artists Competition”. Selected artists are presented on a two-page spread with images of their work, interview questions, artist statement, and contact details.

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Come chat with us!

We are now on yahoo chat, google talk, aol instant messenger, and on hotmail chat. So if you have any questions about LAAFA or about art in general, ask away. We will have an atelier student there to answer your questions on Monday and Tuesday from 6:00pm-9:00pm, Friday and Sunday from 11:30am-3:30pm. Just look us up on those accounts under laafaschool.

Free Drawing Class this Saturday has been cancelled.

The free drawing class for tomorrow Feb. 6th has been canceled. We will be sending out a post when the next free class will be.

Check out LAAFA’S Virtual Tour!

Thats right folks, if you ever wondered what good ol’ LAAFA looks like, take our virtual tour. Just visit our website http://www.laafa.org and click, “Take a Virtual Tour of our Facility.”