These are just some of the new classes LAAFA will be offering next quarter!

#108A – Constructive Figure Drawing A

Instructor: James Galindo
Friday, 10am-1pm

This class will focus on constructing the figure using basic shapes and forms. This is a line-drawing class designed to help you understand the figure 3-dimensionally. (This is a constructive class, not a sight-size class.) Each class will begin with a lecture addressing a particular part of the human body such as the head, thorax, hands, pelvis, knees and feet. We will consider perspective, proportions, anatomy, orientation and quality of line. There will be a live model in class every day, beginning with a set of 2-minute poses and moving to longer poses towards the end.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Enroll by September 12th and get $25 off!

#205A – Introduction To Head Drawing A

Instructor: Mario Hernandez
Saturday, 10am-1pm

This course is an excellent opportunity for students to learn the craft of head drawing. It will provide each student with the necessary understanding and experience to draw the human head with authority. Each session will consist of a lecture or demonstration that will guide students step-by-step through the process of drawing from a live model. The traditional elements of life drawing will be emphasized including the structure and planes of the head, the values of light and shadow, edges, portrait composition and drawing techniques. The course will also include exercises and assignments aimed to help students greatly hone their portrait drawing skills.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Enroll by September 12th and get $25 off!

#268A – 20th Century Old-Master Portrait Painting A

Instructor: Michael Siegel
Thursday, 10am-1pm

In this class, students will learn to paint the portrait using the chiaroscuro approach of the Dutch and Flemish masters. Particular attention will be paid to light and shadow, as well as the use of value, color, edges and brushsrtroke in creating a painting with a visual concept.

#437 – Digital Figure Painting (Photoshop) from the Model

Instructor: Alex Ruiz
Wednesday, 7pm-10pm

This class will introduce the student to several fundamental painting procedures within a digital workspace. Using laptop computers while observing a live model, we will apply similar techniques used in traditional figure drawing and painting, while taking advantage of what digital painting programs like Photoshop and Corel Painter have to offer, such as layers, color management, lighting, and custom textured brushes, among many others. The class will also cover anatomy, character design, value and color studies etc. The poses will range from 15 minutes to three hours. Students must have access to a laptop computer and drawing tablet, as well as any version of Photoshop and Corel Painter. Trial versions of these programs are available through their respective sites, as well as on the discs contained in most digital painting magazines such as Photoshop User and Imagine FX.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Enroll by September 12th and get $25 off!

The Fall Quarter starts Sept. 28th! To view our whole catalogue of classes, visit our website at

If you have any questions, call us at 818.708.9232!

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