DemosSpring
Come, Learn and Enjoy!

Come and watch our instructors in action on the first day of class.  These complimentary demonstrations allow you to step inside the minds of these skilled artists and engage in conversation about the creative process and passion for art-marking.  In addition, receive information on instructors’ favorite tools, mediums and materials! No reservation required. Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students currently enrolled in class have preferred seating and may be invited to draw or paint during the demo.

Thursday – April 14th
Figure Painting (Zorn Palette) with Vadim Zang | 10am to 2:30pm

Friday – April 15th
Understanding the Figure with Daniel Bilmes | 10am to 3:30pm

Saturday – April 16th
Drawing and Painting Fundamentals with Van Saro | 9am to 12pm
Beginning Portrait Drawing with Jonny Hart | 2pm to 5pm

Artwork by:  Vadim Zang, Daniel Bilmes, Van Saro and Jonny Hart.

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)

Ramon Hurtado is teaching a long pose figure drawing class at LAAFA this Summer. The wonderful drawings below show how Ramon works from start to finish. Following the tradition of 19th century academic drawing, the class will focus on creating long pose drawings that capture the specific character of the model. The class will combine knowledge of 3D forms, anatomy, gesture, shadow patterns, and 2D measuring techniques to create drawings that reveal the construction of the figure through the use of tone. Learn more about the class and register here.

On Saturday, May 19th, Nathan Fowkes has a one-day workshop – Composition: Design for Dynamic Picture-Making.  This intensive workshop will cover fundamentals of effective picture-making, creating mood and environment, and organizing complex scenes.  The workshop includes a painting demonstration by Nathan, as well as time for student painting with instructor feedback. Discover Nathan Fowkes’s impressive credentials on his blog.  Register here.

May 25th-27th master illustrator and instructor Marshall Vandruff presents a crash-course in the classic approach to draftsmanship and animal anatomy.  The workshop will teach students to draw animals from their imagination as well as to interpret visual information when drawing animals from life. Recommended pre-workshop reading is on Marshall’s website.  Register here.

Don’t take our word for it, listen to what Impressionist master-painter Camille Pissarro says about drawing:
“It is only by drawing often, drawing everything, drawing incessantly, that one fine day you discover to your surprise that you have rendered something in its true character. – Camille Pissarro.
This Spring, LAAFA offers students abundant opportunities to take Pissarro’s advice. Click on the LAAFA instructors name below to learn more about each teacher’s instructional approach.

DANNY GALIEOTE
RON VELASCO
REY BUSTOS
PAUL WEE

Enjoy this sneak preview of what Rey Bustos will be demonstrating at LAAFA’s upcoming Spring Open House on Sunday, March 11 from 12:00pm -4:00pm.  Click here to reserve your spot.

Q&A with Rey and refreshments will follow the demo!

We have just released our Spring Quarter classes starting April 2, 2012! We have a great selection of classes for you to experience. You may view our handy Spring Quarter Summary online and register for your favorite classes.

 All classes are subject to an increase of $50.00 on March 19, 2012.

Open House Events – March 11th

Mike Butkus Complimentary Demonstration

March 11th, 12pm to 2pm

Mike will demonstrate how to draw Vampires and Zombies from his books, using a limited gouache palette. He will explain the techniques used in the books and advise on how to create creatures from imagination. In addition, there will be a Q & A session on producing ideas for the movie, T.V. and gaming industry.
Reservations for demos are required. Walk-ins will be based on space availability. Refreshments will be served.
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Rey Bustos Complimentary Lecture

March 11th, 2pm to 4pm

Rey Bustos is one of the leading artistic anatomists in the country today! We are excited that Rey will be lecturing, drawing, sculpting and showing students first-hand his love for anatomy in a fun and dynamic way. Get ready to enjoy several brief demos, a Q & A session and more. It’s going to be lively!
Reservations for demos are required. Walk-ins will be based on space availability. Refreshments will be served.

Sculpting, Drawing and Painting at LAAFA. http://mim.io/293a01

LAAFA’s Newsletter is here! Register before Mar. 20th for best prices. Free Drawing Class, Marshall Vandruff & more… http://ow.ly/4fYx1

Check out LAAFA’s newsletter! Winter Quarter starting now- drawing, painting, sculpting & illustration art classes.http://ow.ly/3BmIC

BIG artshow @LAAFA on Dec. 11th, 5pm – 9pm for artists, artlovers come for art, painting, drawing, artdemos. info: http://ow.ly/3k5h3