This class is geared towards the intermediate artist, covering elements of anatomy, and flesh color, with emphasis on portrait likeness. Students will also learn how to properly create the illusion of Fabric through drawing and painting the draped figure, and costumed portrait model. During the course, students will learn comparative drawing techniques, light-logic, composition, how to create the feeling of volume, proper use of mediums, and a flesh paint pallet. They will come away with at least one finished portrait they will be proud of. Through practicing these new methods and with teacher demonstration and critiques, students will gain a better understanding of how to create more realistic work.
So, keep in mind you do NOT need to buy everything on this list. This is what I have in my paint box. I do not use every color on every painting, but I like to have a variety of colors to choose from.
The brands I prefer are Michael Harding, Old Holland, Windsor Newton, and Sennelier. These are professional grade paints and can be pretty expensive.
Gamblin and Rembrandt brand paints are also decent.
Whatever brand you do choose, do not buy student grade paint. Especially WINTON brand! The reason it is called “student” paint is that it has less pigment to oil ratio. This will be a headache to you, and even though they might be less expensive to purchase, you will end up using more paint, thus saving no money in the long run.
The colors with the asterisk *, means I strongly advise you to buy them.
*Titanium white (Windsor Newton or Michael Harding)
*Ivory black (Sennelier)
*Yellow Ochre Pale (Windsor Newton)
*Raw Umber (Windsor Newton)
*Burnt Umber (Old Holland)
*Red Umber (Old Holland)
*Burnt Sienna (Old Holland)
*Persian Red (Old Holland)
Green Umber (Old Holland)
*Cad Yellow or Lemon Yellow (Windsor Newton)
Viridian Green Deep (Old Holland or Windsor Newton)
*Violet Grey (Old Holland)
*Cad Orange (Old Holland)
*Cad Red (Windsor Newton)
Cobalt Blue (Old Holland)
Ultramarine Blue (Old Holland)
Transparent Oxide Red (Michael Harding)
*Alizarin Crimson (Windsor Newton)
*Gamblin odorless mineral spirits
*Damar varnish (Windsor Newton)
*Cold pressed or refined Linseed oil (Windsor Newton)
You can bring any oil painting brushes you have, but if you don’t have any I would buy a variety of sizes from 00 to 16
Flats and filberts are both nice to have for variety in your brushwork. I like Escoda flats or rounds for my tiny brushes 00, 0.
I prefer Escoda or Windsor Newton Monarch brushes, but Rosemary makes nice brushes as well.
palette (glass, wood, or even gray palette paper in a sealable container will work)
dropper bottles for mediums (you will need to measure out your mediums, so buy something you can count out how many drops are used).
Nitram B (soft) charcoal (do not use charcoal pencil or compressed charcoal!)
silicoil (or other brush rinser)
canvas (11×14 or 14×18 or 16×20)
Andrea Mosley is a classically trained artist that studied at the atelier Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy for four years under the training of world-renowned artist, John Angel, who himself was a student of the great Pietro Annigoni. Andrea, having won first place in the international 2009 Art Renewal Center Scholarship Competition, also received an honorable mention and was a finalist in the Art Renewal Center 2009 Salon. She was one of 20 international students to be awarded free tuition and board in the Hudson River School summer painting course in 2008.
After completing the Fundamental Program at Angel Academy, she received a scholarship to complete their master portrait painting graduate program. While home in California, Andrea continues to teach art at college level, as well as teaching students privately in her studio.
Registration and Payment Plans
Students must be paid in full prior to the first day of class when enrolled in an Extension Course or Workshop, except those with a payment plan agreement. Please visit the Main Office at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the class, to complete any pending registration issues.
Payment Plans: A 3% Payment Plan Fee will be assessed, with a maximum charge of $35. The Payment Plan Fee, $20 Registration Fee, plus 50% of the total tuition owing must be paid on or before the first day of class. The remaining 50% of the tuition can be paid with a post-dated check (dated 1 month later) or with a signed Credit Card Authorization Form.
There is a $35.00 fee for all checks returned as N.S.F. (Non-Sufficient Funds).
Course Changes or Cancellations
LAAFA reserves the right to cancel any class, limit class size, change class times or substitute instructors for those listed in the schedule.
If a class is cancelled, students will be issued a full refund or may transfer with no fee to another class.
If an instructor must leave after a term has begun, and no suitable substitute is available, the student will be refunded a pro-rated amount.
Refunds and Transfers
All classes, uninstructed workshops, Visiting Artist Workshops and artist demonstrations are non-refundable. You may request to drop for credit (see next paragraph) or transfer into another class.
You have two weeks to evaluate each class and decide whether you want to drop for credit (a dollar amount calculated based on the receipt of request) or transfer into a new class. Requests must be submitted before the start of the third session, via email to email@example.com. A $25 Drop/Transfer Fee is assessed. Credit will be valid for a full year and is non-refundable. It can be applied toward any Extension Course, Workshop or Visiting Artist Event at LAAFA.
All Visiting Artist Workshops and artist demonstrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Absences and Make-Ups
One free make-up session is allowed per quarter, per class. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, at least 3 days in advance, with the course and date you wish to attend as a make-up. Make-up sessions aren’t transferable to future quarters.
- If you arrive late, please enter quietly. If you have equipment to set up, please wait for a break to set up so that you do not disrupt the class.
- The front row of benches is reserved for sitting individuals.
- Economize your workspace to accommodate fellow artists.
- Please refrain from talking to the models while they are posing. Photography is not allowed without the express permission of the model. The model may require a photography fee.
- Please refrain from personal discussions while class is in session. Be sure to switch cell phone ringers OFF.
- Don’t comment on others’ work unless it is solicited.
- Animals are not permitted, with the exception of assistance dogs for the disabled.
- Please clean up your work area and properly dispose of your waste after class. Use the Brush Cleaning Closet, not the bathroom sinks, to clean your hands, paintbrushes and other art tools.
- No Turpentine or smelly solvents and mediums are allowed. Odorless Mineral Spirits is preferred.
Uninstructed Workshop Policy
- There will only be 16 spots allowed in the workshops. Entry in the workshop is on a first come, first served basis. Students paying on a per-day basis will be admitted at the start time of the workshop if space is available.
- Please note that all students must pay prior to the start of each workshop or class when paying on a per-day basis, and prior to entering the workshop to set up.
- A monitor appointed by LAAFA will set up all uninstructed workshops. Once the pose is set, there will be no changes.
- Any suggestions or comments, please email us at email@example.com.
LAAFA Payment Plan
For those students needing extra time during the quarter to pay for their classes, LAAFA offers a payment plan. Pay for half of your tuition cost prior to your class start date and then half-way through pay your remaining balance. Only for a 3% fee!
Student will be unable to continue in the program if all of the payment requirements are not met.
PayPal – Bill Me Later
Students have the option to purchase classes by PayPal. One of the features of PayPal is a “Bill Me Later” promotion that includes: No Payment + No Interest if paid for within 6 months! Subject to credit approval.
Receive 15% off the total price of $1500 or more for on-campus instructed classes. Promo Code: multi15
New Student Discount
Students who are new to LAAFA receive up to a $50 off toward one instructed class. Please call (818) 708-9232 to receive your coupon for the class in order to take advantage of this offer. (Workshops are excluded.)
For those 65 years and older, receive up to $50 off toward one instructed class per quarter. Please call (818) 708-9232 to receive your coupon for the class in order to take advantage of this offer. (Workshops are excluded.)
Refer a new student and once they have completed an instructed class at LAAFA, you are entitled to receive $50 off toward one instructed class in the following quarter, of equal or greater value. Please call (818) 708-9232 to receive your coupon for the class in order to take advantage of this offer. (Workshops are excluded.)
CSATTF Tuition Reimbursement Program
Through this program, members of Art Directors Guild (Local 800), Animation Guild (Local 839), Costume Designers Guild (Local 892), Motion Picture Costumers (Local 705), Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (Local 706) are able to apply for:
Reimbursement of two-thirds the tuition cost for CSATTF approved classes and workshops.
PLEASE NOTE: Your reimbursement is based on the approved amount from CSATTF. If tuition is lower, you will be reimbursed only up to two-thirds of the actual amount paid. If tuition is higher, you will be responsible to pay the difference and only be reimbursed up to two-thirds of the approved amount from CSATTF.You may visit the Animation Guild website for instructions and forms to submit: http://animationguild.org/grant-classes/
Discounts cannot be combined. Certain classes may be excluded. Other restrictions may apply.
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