Take a peek at our LAAFA Brochure coming out this week. The brochure highlights the amazing, talented instructors and visiting artists who teach at LAAFA.
The clock is ticking and time is running out to register for art classes & workshops for fall. Take a moment to look at our schedule of classes in both of our locations for a variety of classes and/or workshops.
Bergamot Open House
Please join us in Building G, Space 8A on October 13th, from 6pm to 10pm at our Bergamot Station location. Enjoy an evening of awesome artwork, artist demos, and a chance to stroll around the station and visit several gallery opening exhibitions. Please RSVP here for the event.
Scholarships at LAAFA
Current full-time and extension students are welcome to enter the competition to receive a Contemporary Representational Art Scholarship for the Fall 2012 quarter. Contemporary Representational Art includes figures, still life, and landscapes. Please click on links above for more information on requirements for each of these scholarships. Deadline is August 15th!
Nathan Fowkes | August 18th
For the Portrait Drawing in Charcoal Workshop, Nathan will present a slideshow that will take you through the principles you need to know to successfully draw a portrait from life. He will do a full demonstration in charcoal, then turn the time over to you to draw from a live costumed model with him guiding you as your coach.
Full-Day Workshop $175 – Click here to Register.
Half-Day Workshop $100 – Click here to Register.
If you are unable to attend the workshop, please view his “Drawing the Portrait from Life” video, due out by September 15th. Pre-order for the best pricing.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their help and patience while we created a new website! All of your feedback and suggestions were very important to us and we hope you like the improvements. In addition, we will be adding some additional features shortly. Enjoy browsing our art school online and we hope to see you in person soon!
Does your artwork leave you feeling flat? Pick a remedy from LAAFA’s exciting Spring Quarter schedule!
LAAFA instructor Rey Bustos recommends that students seeking improved drawing and painting skills start their study of anatomy with his 3D Anatomy/ Ecorche’ class, and then follow up with his class in Drawing the Figure. Bustos says that a tactile, hands-on experience in 3D Anatomy or figure sculpting is an essential basis for convincing figurative work on flat surfaces.
David Simon’s Figure Sculptingclass starts April 18th, and provides an accessible approach to sculpting the figure for students of all levels. After starting with a one-week pose sculpted on a small scale, students in the class will gradually work up to creating larger pieces based on longer-duration poses.
For students who want to capture dynamic poses on paper, Paul Wee’s Figure Drawing: Action & Form is the key. Paul’s approach emphasizes both speed and accuracy. Paul strives to give his students “techniques to tackle anything that comes your way!”
Danny Galieote will be offering two drawing classes as well. Danny’s Analytical Head & Portrait Drawing class examines the drawing technique of Renaissance and Golden Age illustration Masters. Students then apply the Masters’ knowledge to bring three-dimensional form to their work from a live model. Similarly, Danny’s Analytical Figure Drawing class helps students bring a sense of life and depth to works on paper.
Interested students may purchase a demo pass starting from $50.00. Please contact our business office to take advantage of this special opportunity.
LAAFA is proud to feature Michael Siegel as our current Spotlight Artist.
A limited number of demonstration passes are available starting at $50.00 for students who want to observe Michael demonstrate his masterful technique in Still Life or Portraiture/ Figure Painting. Please contact our business office to purchase demo passes.
Congratulations to Michael Siegel, LAAFA’s Spring Quarter 2012 Spotlight Artist! Reading Michael’s humorous and insightful Spotlight Artist interviewgives you an idea of what it’s like to take his classes. Here’s a sample of his wonderful work.
You can see more of his paintings on his website www.siegelfineart.com.
BIG artshow @LAAFA on Dec. 11th, 5pm – 9pm for artists, artlovers come for art, painting, drawing, artdemos. info: http://ow.ly/3k5h3
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