Robert St. Pierre’s Environment Design Layout starts 7-21-10 at 7:00p. Small class size & lots of Attention! 818-708-9232.

Mark McDonnell’s Costume Gesture Quick Sketch starts 7-19-10 at 7:30p. Small class size & lots of attention! 818-708-9232.

It’s HOT out there! Take an art class @LAAFA and COOL down. Selected small classes for you starting this weekend.

Here is a fantastic website for anyone interested in art festivals in California! Enjoy.
Link here for information: Art Festivals

Still Life Painting

(Starts July 18th – 10wks)

Instructor: Arpi AzaryanSunday, 10am-1pm

In this course we will learn to paint the still life using light, color, and edge quality to achieve a strong focal point. We will also learn to mix color, the proper use of warms and cools, and different brush techniques to achieve a natural impression of the still life.

Landscape/Plein Air Painting
(Starts July 17th – 5wks)

Instructor: Jeannie Brunnick

Saturday, TIME CHANGE 9am-1pm

Always with the great California outdoors as inspiration, students focus on learning to duplicate the exact light of day, interpret the landscape into meaningful shapes and color patterns, and how to capture the essence of the world around them. Each week the class meets at a different location, with the first course meeting on campus. Please Note: You will be required to drive to various locations, and occasionally pay parking fees and park fees as part of this course. We will explore the basic techniques and concepts of Plein Air painting such as, value, shape, edges and color, composition, color mixing, brushwork, blending

Analytical Figure Drawing
(Starts July 17th – 10wks)
Instructor: Kirk Shinmoto
Saturday, 10am-1pm

The goal of this class is to develop your understanding of the human form, both in how it moves and how it is constructed. Emphasis will also be placed on considering the whole figure as a complete idea, as well as designing what we see to make a clearer and more concise statement. Developing good drawing habits is also stressed.

To register for any of these classes, call 818.708.9232 or email

Last day to sign-up for Digital Figure Painting with Alex Ruiz using Photoshop. Class to start this Thursday! Give us a call 818-708-9232!

High Schoolers can take a free 5-week Portfolio & Website class starting Jul.17th! Info: and App:

Don’t forget the Getty Center’s parking is free tonight after 5 pm! Make sure to check out the Jean Leon Gerome exhibit!

#6009 – Long Pose Head Drawing & Painting [Teen Program]
(Starts July 18th – 8wks)$295

Instructor: Alex Douziech
Sunday, 1:30pm-4:30pm

This class will focus on the structure of the head, how light hits form, how to simplify values, and color theory through a limited palette. We will be working from one live model the whole time. My hope is to introduce the students to the basic fundamentals of painting the head. At the end of the class, the students should be able to have a finished head study that they can feel proud of.

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If you have any questions or if you would like to register, call 818.708.9232