The Extension Program and Workshops are open to the public. There is no admission process nor portfolio review.
Receive $50 off an uninstructed workshop when you register with an instructed class. Call (818) 708-9232 for the promo code.
To view additional information on the courses and instructors, please click on the titles and names. Our cancellation and other policies can be found within this page and in each class listing.
The Extension Program and Workshops & Events are open to the public. There is no admission process nor portfolio review.
|Course||Time||Instructor||Tuition||Day||Start Date||No Classes||End Date|
|2745 Portrait and Clothed Figure Painting||11am-4:30pm (30-min. break)||Daniel Bilmes||$679||8 Mondays||October 21, 2019||N/A||December 9, 2019|
|1078 Youth Drawing Club||4pm-6pm||Chris SooHoo||$249||8 Mondays||October 14, 2019||N/A||December 2, 2019|
|0036 Figure Quick Sketch Workshop||7pm-10pm||Uninstructed||$175||8 Mondays||October 14, 2019||N/A||December 2, 2019|
|5067 Business of Fine Art||7pm-9pm||Alix Sloan||$124||3 Mondays||November 4, 2019||N/A||November 18, 2019|
|2426 Life Painting (Oil, Watercolor & Gouache)||7pm-10pm||Chris SooHoo||$549||8 Mondays||October 21, 2019||N/A||December 9, 2019|
|2385 Portrait Painting (Old Masters)||10am-3:30pm (30-min. break)||Michael Siegel||$729||10 Tuesdays||October 1, 2019||N/A||December 3, 2019|
|2753 Life Painting (Emphasis on Color)||11am-2pm||Ron Lemen||$549||8 Tuesdays||October 1, 2019||October 22nd,|
|December 10, 2019|
|1001 Basic Drawing Fundamentals||7pm-10pm||Jonny Hart||$549||8 Tuesdays||October 22, 2019||N/A||December 10, 2019|
|1340 Life Drawing (Figure Construction)||7pm-10pm||Ron Lemen||$549||8 Tuesdays||October 1, 2019||October 22nd,|
|December 10, 2019|
|2071 Watercolor Painting|
(Sketches from Observation)
|11am-2pm||Jon Messer||$549||8 Wednesdays||October 23, 2019||November 20, 2019||December 18, 2019|
|2983 Portrait & Clothed Figure Painting (Indirect Method)||11am-3:30pm (30-min. break)||Leon Okun||$649||8 Wednesdays||October 16, 2019||N/A||December 4, 2019|
|0053 Long Pose Figure & Costumed Workshop||10am-1pm||Uninstructed||$175||8 Thursdays||October 17, 2019||November 28, 2019||December 12, 2019|
|1300 Figure Drawing||10am-2pm||Rey Bustos||$649||8 Thursdays||October 17, 2019||November 28, 2019||December 12, 2019|
|2561 Alla Prima Portrait Painting||10am-3:30pm (30-min. break)||Ryan Wurmser||$679||8 Thursdays||October 17, 2019||November 29, 2019||December 12, 2019|
|2355 Contemporary Life Painting in Acrylics||10am-1pm||Christina Ramos||$549||8 Fridays||October 18, 2019||November 29, 2019||December 13, 2019|
Registration and Payment Plans
Students must be paid in full prior to the first day of class when enrolled in an Extension Course or Workshop, except those with a payment plan agreement. Please visit the Main Office at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the class, to complete any pending registration issues.
Payment Plans: A 3% Payment Plan Fee will be assessed, with a maximum charge of $35. The Payment Plan Fee, $20 Registration Fee, plus 50% of the total tuition owing must be paid on or before the first day of class. The remaining 50% of the tuition can be paid with a post-dated check (dated 1 month later) or with a signed Credit Card Authorization Form.
There is a $35.00 fee for all checks returned as N.S.F. (Non-Sufficient Funds).
Course Changes or Cancellations
LAAFA reserves the right to cancel any class, limit class size, change class times or substitute instructors for those listed in the schedule.
If a class is cancelled, students will be issued a full refund or may transfer with no fee to another class.
If an instructor must leave after a term has begun, and no suitable substitute is available, the student will be refunded a pro-rated amount.
Refunds and Transfers
All classes, uninstructed workshops, Visiting Artist Workshops and artist demonstrations are non-refundable. You may request to drop for credit (see next paragraph) or transfer into another class.
You have two weeks to evaluate each class and decide whether you want to drop for credit (a dollar amount calculated based on the receipt of request) or transfer into a new class. Requests must be submitted before the start of the third session, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A $25 Drop/Transfer Fee is assessed. Credit will be valid for a full year and is non-refundable. It can be applied toward any Extension Course, Workshop or Visiting Artist Event at LAAFA.
All Visiting Artist Workshops and artist demonstrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Absences and Make-Ups
One free make-up session is allowed per quarter, per class. Please email us at email@example.com, at least 3 days in advance, with the course and date you wish to attend as a make-up. Make-up sessions aren’t transferable to future quarters.
- If you arrive late, please enter quietly. If you have equipment to set up, please wait for a break to set up so that you do not disrupt the class.
- The front row of benches is reserved for sitting individuals.
- Economize your workspace to accommodate fellow artists.
- Please refrain from talking to the models while they are posing. Photography is not allowed without the express permission of the model. The model may require a photography fee.
- Please refrain from personal discussions while class is in session. Be sure to switch cell phone ringers OFF.
- Don’t comment on others’ work unless it is solicited.
- Animals are not permitted, with the exception of assistance dogs for the disabled.
- Please clean up your work area and properly dispose of your waste after class. Use the Brush Cleaning Closet, not the bathroom sinks, to clean your hands, paintbrushes and other art tools.
- No Turpentine or smelly solvents and mediums are allowed. Odorless Mineral Spirits is preferred.
Uninstructed Workshop Policy
- There will only be 16 spots allowed in the workshops. Entry in the workshop is on a first come, first served basis. Students paying on a per-day basis will be admitted at the start time of the workshop if space is available.
- Please note that all students must pay prior to the start of each workshop or class when paying on a per-day basis, and prior to entering the workshop to set up.
- A monitor appointed by LAAFA will set up all uninstructed workshops. Once the pose is set, there will be no changes.
- Any suggestions or comments, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAAFA Payment Plan
For those students needing extra time during the quarter to pay for their classes, LAAFA offers a payment plan. Pay for half of your tuition cost prior to your class start date and then half-way through pay your remaining balance. Only for a 3% fee!
Student will be unable to continue in the program if all of the payment requirements are not met.
PayPal – Bill Me Later
Students have the option to purchase classes by PayPal. One of the features of PayPal is a “Bill Me Later” promotion that includes: No Payment + No Interest if paid for within 6 months! Subject to credit approval.
Receive 15% off the total price of $1500 or more for on-campus instructed classes. Promo Code: multi15
New Student Discount
Students who are new to LAAFA receive up to a $50 off toward each instructed class purchased that quarter. Please call (818) 708-9232 to receive your coupon for the class in order to take advantage of this offer. (Workshops are excluded.)
For those 65 years and older, receive up to $50 off toward each instructed class per quarter. Please call (818) 708-9232 to receive your coupon for the class in order to take advantage of this offer. (Workshops are excluded.)
Refer a new student and once they have completed an instructed class at LAAFA, you are entitled to receive $50 off toward one instructed class in the following quarter, of equal or greater value. Please call (818) 708-9232 to receive your coupon for the class in order to take advantage of this offer. (Workshops are excluded.)
CSATTF Tuition Reimbursement Program – More Information
Through this program, members of Art Directors Guild (Local 800), Animation Guild (Local 839), Costume Designers Guild (Local 892), Motion Picture Costumers (Local 705), Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (Local 706) are able to apply for:
Reimbursement of two-thirds the tuition cost for CSATTF approved classes and workshops.
PLEASE NOTE: Your reimbursement is based on the approved amount from CSATTF. If tuition is lower, you will be reimbursed only up to two-thirds of the actual amount paid. If tuition is higher, you will be responsible to pay the difference and only be reimbursed up to two-thirds of the approved amount from CSATTF.
Discounts cannot be combined. Certain classes may be excluded. Other restrictions may apply.
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