Here is another beautiful painting by Ignat Ignatov.


He will be teaching the following classes at LAAFA during the FALL QUARTER.


Alla Prima Head/Figure Painting Class Fridays from 10am-1pm

http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classes_details.php?id=69&class_id=3227&cat_id=2

Alla Prima Head/Figure Painting Class Fridays from 10am-3:30pm

http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classes_details.php?id=69&class_id=3228&cat_id=2

Still Life Painting on Thursdays from 7pm-10pm

http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classes_details.php?id=69&class_id=3225&cat_id=2

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

You can also register online at http://www.laafa.org/sessions/application1.php

Painting the Figure A (11am-2pm) and B (11am-5pm)

Instructor: Ron Lemen Tuesday

Starts Oct. 5th

This class will introduce the basic principles of figure painting with both nude and costumed models. Each pose will be 2 weeks, within the semester we will complete 5 poses. Each pose will address a different color and design challenge, from highly saturated colors, to high contrast values, north light, direct light, and of course with the costumes, how to address and keep the color control between the flesh tones, costume tones and background setting. Throughout the semester there will be several involved demonstrations showing various starting approaches, different palette configurations and different brush applications. We will also discuss the use of each brush and what the benefits of the different painting mediums are. This is a really good basics oil painting class, very little painting experience is necessary to attend.


Painting the Figure A- https://laafa.org/sessions/classes_details.php?id=69&class_id=3269&cat_id=2

Painting the Figure B- https://laafa.org/sessions/classes_details.php?id=69&class_id=3270&cat_id=2


Drawing the Figure

Instructor: Rey BustosFriday, 10am-1pm

Starts Oct. 8th

This class is a figure drawing class designed for people of all levels. From novice to pro, the need for continued practice is essential in making a more personal figurative drawing. Through thought-out and easily understood exercises, the student will more easily understand the living form of the model. After this class, the student will have the greater facility to create more easily from the imagination and will have greater confidence to edit the living model. Therefore, the student can interpret more poetically what he/she sees and make the drawing or painting more personal as a result.


https://laafa.org/sessions/classes_details.php?id=69&class_id=3254&cat_id=1


You can register online at https://laafa.org/sessions/register.php or call 818.708.9232


Long Pose Head Drawing (Teen Class)(Starts Oct. 10th)

Instructor: Alexandria Douziech Sunday, 10am-1pm


This class will focus on the structure of the head, how light hits form, how to simplify values, and basic drawing fundamentals. My hope is to introduce the students to the basic proportions of the head and for them to be able to modify those proportions according to each model.


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Long Pose Head Painting (Teen Class) (Starts Oct. 10th)

Instructor: Alexandria 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. Click to enroll online


Alexandria Douziech will also be teaching the Free Drawing Class for new people to the school Sept. 18th! Click for more info about this complimentary class


Ignat Ignatov will be teaching a Still-Life Class at LAAFA this fall. He will be going over the important elements of painting a still-life, such as value, color, edges, composition, and design.

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You can call 818.708.9232 to register, or click to enroll online


Here are some of the new classes LAAFA is offering for the Fall Quarter! We also included repeat classes that now are on a different day and/or time. Fall Quarter starts October 4th. Make sure to register before September 25th!


Sketching from Life (Starts Oct. 5th)

Instructor: Nathan Fowkes Tuesday, 7pm-10pm


http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classes_details.php?id=69&class_id=3217&cat_id=1


Portrait Drawing (5wks) & Painting (5wks)(Starts Oct. 6th)

Instructor: Eric Pedersen Wednesday, 7pm-10pm


This advanced course is designed to teach the student more complex ideas about composition. The student will learn a process and multiple techniques for finishing a long pose drawing and painting. Within two five-week poses, the student will begin to understand basic ideas of organizing the elements of design to create a portrait with lasting effect.


http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classes_details.php?id=69&class_id=3222&cat_id=2


Still Life Painting(Starts Oct. 14th)

Instructor: Ignat Ignatov Thursday, 7pm-10pm


This course will consist of painting demonstrations and lectures covering the important elements of painting the Still Life, such as value, color and edges, as well as composition and design. You will be painting a Still Life in a 2-week set-up and will receive individual instruction and critiques. The studio will have several Still Life stations and you will rotate and paint a different Still Life every 2 weeks.


http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classes_details.php?id=69&class_id=3225&cat_id=2


Long Pose Figure Sculpture(Starts Oct. 6th)

Instructor: David Simon Wednesday, 6pm-10pm


This class will focus on teaching the student to accurately represent the complexities of the human form. The use of proportional systems to funnel observation into an accurate sculptural representation of the figure will be introduced. This class will stress the synthesis of anatomical knowledge and observation. Students will learn how to correctly set up an armature and will be instructed in the proper use of modeling tools. There will be one pose for the duration of the course, and students may choose to work at either a 30” or 36” scale. Oil-based clay will be used.


http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classes_details.php?id=69&class_id=3221&cat_id=3


Approaches to Illustration(Starts Oct. 4th)

Instructor: Douglas Kirk Monday, 7pm-10pm


The focus of this course will be on exploring the field of illustration through practical work which will seek to develop the technical and creative facility required to work in the illustration field. Understanding of the history of illustration, current technical means and contemporary trends in traditional as well as new media will be covered. The role of the illustrator in published media, and therefore the purpose of illustration will be engaged. Access to a computer and appropriate software used by illustrators will be helpful but is not essential for undertaking this course where traditional media still hold an important place. Primary stress will be placed on the student developing their own creative approaches through practical work.


http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classes_details.php?id=69&class_id=3214&cat_id=4


Long Pose Head Painting (Teen Class)(Starts Oct. 10th)

Instructor: Alexandria 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.


http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classes_details.php?id=69&class_id=3236&cat_id=2


To view her Head Drawing Class for Teens, click:

http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classes_details.php?id=69&class_id=3235&cat_id=1


Figure Drawing(Starts Oct. 9th)

Instructor: Kirk Shinmoto Saturday, 10am-1pm


This class will focus on gaining a familiarity with the human form. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the gesture and construction of the figure. Poses will range from 2 minutes to 1 hour.

http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classes_details.php?id=69&class_id=3230&cat_id=1


Head Drawing(Starts Oct. 9th)

Instructor: Kirk Shinmoto Saturday, 2pm-5pm


This course will cover the fundamentals of drawing the head. We will cover construction, proportion, and lighting.


http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classes_details.php?id=69&class_id=3233&cat_id=1


Still Life Painting B(Starts Oct. 10th)

Instructor: Arpi Azaryan Sunday, 10am-3:30pm


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.


http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classes_details.php?id=69&class_id=3253&cat_id=2


Digital Character Design (using a Live Model & Photoshop)(Starts Oct. 7th)

Instructor: Alex Ruiz Thursday, 7pm-10pm




The focus of this course will be on digital character design, life drawing and painting using Adobe Photoshop and other digital techniques. The class also explores working with brushes and digital drawing tablets (such as those from Wacom.) with a LIVE model in the room to replicate through drawing and painting the human figure and translating it into character design for uses in film, games, and animation. Gesture, form, anatomy, will also be discussed in depth.

http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classes_details.php?id=69&class_id=3226&cat_id=4


You can register online at http://www.laafa.org/sessions/application1.php

To view the full schedule, go to http://www.laafa.org/sessions/calendar/

If you have any questions, call 818.708.9232


LAAFA Fall Registration Now Available! Announcing Open House on September 18th @LAAFA. More info: http://ow.ly/2sQXY

Here is our current newsletter with information on our B.F.A. Programs, Scholarships, and upcoming workshops. http://ow.ly/2lgzp

Robert St. Pierre’s Environment Design Layout starts 7-21-10 at 7:00p. Small class size & lots of Attention! 818-708-9232.http://ow.ly/2e4TI

Mark McDonnell’s Costume Gesture Quick Sketch starts 7-19-10 at 7:30p. Small class size & lots of attention! 818-708-9232.http://ow.ly/2dwiI

It’s HOT out there! Take an art class @LAAFA and COOL down. Selected small classes for you starting this weekend. http://ow.ly/2cH8f


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 contactus@laafa.org