Entries by Ada Ruiz

LAAFA Graduate Highlights: Amaro Köberle

Meet Amaro, a Swiss born conceptual designer, illustrator, 3D artist, and recent graduate from LAAFA with a BFA in Entertainment Art. He moved to Los Angeles in 2015 after spending much of his childhood years dreaming about becoming an artist in the entertainment world.  On the event of our 2018 LAAFA Graduation and Exhibition, I asked […]

(Female Figure) 2014

The holidays have officially begun! We hope everyone’s Thanksgiving weekend was relaxing and filled with acceptable proportions of food. This week, I am here to tell you about a new artwork that Mr. Broad, aka the pimp of the contemporary art world, has acquired for this ever growing collection – Jordan Wolfson’s (Female figure), 2014. Yes, ladies […]

2018 Graduation & Exhibition

On November 10th,  LAAFA hosted the 2018 Graduation & Exhibition at the Rebecca Molayem Gallery! The exhibition featured artworks by not only the graduates, but alumni and instructors as well.   Below is the full list of all the 2018 Commencement Graduates from our programs: Over 80 artworks were displayed in the gallery, making it […]

Nikita Budkov: The Song Book

On the evening of September 29th, 2018, our LAAFA Alumnus – Nikita Budkov had his first solo show with us here at LAAFA! His show was titled, “Nikita: The Song Book” and it exhibited collections of current portraits and  landscapes named from songs that fill Nikita’s life. Below are some images of the event and a Q […]

Acrylics with Christina Ramos

For this blog post I have decided to feature an amazing portrait artist that has worked with LAAFA for many years now, Christina Ramos. Christina specializes in figurative realism and her work has been shown in places like Santa Paula Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of the Living Artist many more galleries and museums […]

We got Banksy’d…again

As I am sure many of you have heard (and if you have not, then I am jealous you have been hiding under a rock, curled up and well rested), last week Mr. Banksy managed to pull a new one on us. Shortly after the hammer came down on the item for the final bidding […]

L.A. Phil turns 100

Even though the nights switch from warm to chilly in September, a really nice way for me to say “Adios” to Summer was celebrating the Los Angeles Philharmonic‘s 100th birthday celebration on September 28th, 2018. On this night from 7:30pm-11:30pm, The Los Angeles Philharmonic collaborated with media artist Refik Anadol to create “WDCH Dreams,”  a breathtaking, three-dimensional projections […]

Get to know our instructor: Rohini Sen

Fall has officially begun in Los Angeles and LAAFA is bringing this new series of “Get To Know Our Instructors”  where we ask our amazing, current instructors questions to get to know them a little better. We will ask questions about their line of work, but most importantly questions about how they see themselves in […]

Holy Psychedelic Family

For this blog post, I’m bringing attention to the forgotten art of restoration botched by, believe it or not, old Spanish ladies. One might even think it is a trend going on, but in their defense, they were just doing the best they can with the limited resources available to them. What I am talking […]

That’s from Disneyland!

Hi-ya folks! Not sure if you’ve heard, but there was Disneyland exhibition/auction event in Sherman Oaks for most of August! I was fortunate enough to go check it out before it closed and stuff was auctioned off, so now it is my duty to share with you some of the magical and nostalgic artifacts of […]

Poisonous Pigments: Lead White

White – the color of pureness, light, cleanliness, softness, and perfection. Ironically, it’s also the color they use at mental hospitals (because of its calming effects, mind you). But how can a color with such a pure and soft feeling be one of the most notoriously deadliest pigments in the history of pigments? Lead white […]

Nikita Budkov Glows at Hillside Fine Art

Our alumnus, Nikita Budkov, was recently featured in an exhibition that welcomed new artists! This exhibition took place at the Hillside Fine Art Gallery, located in the college town of Claremont, CA. The Hillside Fine Art gallery has been featuring art by award winning professional artists belonging to the California Art Club. As I have […]