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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

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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.

 

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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.

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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
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LAAFA – Gearing Up for Summer!

Summer is here and things are heating up at LAAFA!

(Just an expression, folks – LAAFA’s classrooms are climate-controlled. )

2012 Summer Open House Photos

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On Saturday, June 2, LAAFA’s Summer Open House gave prospective and current students a chance to socialize and to enjoy demonstrations by Sharon Weaver and Vadim Zang

Sharon Weaver

Vadim Zanginian

Starting in early July, Sharon will be teaching Plein Air/ Landscaping Painting on Fridays.

Vadim’s Summer classes include Head/Figure Painting on Mondays and Tonal Figure Drawing on Thursdays.

 – Books Needed for Art Library

Please consider donating your art books to LAAFA’s art library – coming this fall!

In preparation, we are having a book drive. From now until July 1st, donate your art books to receive a raffle ticket for FREE summer classes! Each book donated gets you one raffle ticket. Raffle winners will be announced July 2nd.

You can drop off your books at the LAAFA office during business hours:

Mondays -Thursdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fridays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays – Sundays 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Raffle Items:

  • One Free Instructed 8-week class (select classes)
  • One Free Uninstructed Workshop Pass
  • Three Free One Day Instructed class (select classes)