Pastels, Watercolor or Oil Paints it’s your choice!
Can you draw with charcoals? Then you can paint with soft pastels. The principle is the same. The only difference is the use of color for accomplishing remarkable works of fine and illustration art. No drying process involved, therefore speeding the production of images manyfold. Also ideal for sketching landscapes, portraits or still lives leading to a finished oil painting. It is all connected.
Break away from the myth of needing so many pastels. Not more than 25 soft pastels needed to cover the full range of colors. No need for expensive materials. Choosing the right paper color and tone for faster resolution of the painting. All of this and other techniques to help you develop into a more rounded fine, as well as illustration artist.
You also have the option to create landscapes in oil paints if you so desire. Rodolfo will be guiding students who choose this option through the intricacies and nuances of this medium, whilst observing and creating landscapes of their own. Emphasis on the development of drafting abilities to be applied on final oil through small sketches on location or from photos in studio.
The instructor will also work on demos of landscapes under moonlight, “nocturnes,” a very popular subject as well. The instructor will also allow students to insert figures into their landscapes.
PASTEL SUPPLY LIST
Box of Prismacolor Nupastel soft pastels. Not more than 24 colors as we will learn to mix them similarly as we do with oils.
Sepia Conte of Paris pencil.
Ivory white pastel.
16”x20” or smaller pad of newsprint.
Small palette knife to “erase”.
Paint white masking tape to “frame” pastel.
Kona classic pad of paper.
Premium toned artist paper. 14”x17” not larger. It’s color is beige-brownish.
Roll of paper towel.
Please bring sketches or drawings of location and photos.
OIL PAINTING SUPPLY LIST
Flat bristle brushes #2, 4, 6, 10, 12.
Round sable brush #1 for fine details.
Odorless turpentine or mineral spirits.
Paper towel roll.(Viva brand)
Palette knife for mixing colors.
Plastic bags for disposal of paper towel.
Permanent Rose or Thalo Rose.
Cadmium red light.
Cadmium yellow medium.
Cadmium yellow lemon.
Panels or canvases, size 9″x12, 12″x16″ or 16″x20″.
Bring several in case you paint fast.
Also, you can bring more elongated panels.(more in the spirit of a landscape)
Sketchbook, pencils “F’or “HB” and erasers.
- Transparent Watercolors:
- Cadmium Yellow Lemon
- Cadmium Red
- Ultramarine Blue
- SAP Green
- Yellow Ocre
- Permanent Rose
- Sabue Round Brush #1 #2 #4 #6 and #12
- watercolor paper
- water container
- color palette
Rodolfo Rivademar was born in Argentina, in an artistic environment that fostered his early development in drawing and painting. He later entered the field of Architecture which proved to further enhance his artistic abilities. Also, studying drafting and sculpture with notable Argentine instructors such a Rivero Rodrigo, Carlos Terribili and Estela Pereda, which brought new meaning to his fine art.
Coming to the United States, he further pursued this interest with studies in watercolor and oil painting under the tutelage of Michael Daniel, and later in his career, traveled to Europe; assimilating the knowledge of the old masters.
Rodolfo Rivademar has taken part in over sixty exhibitions, including one-man shows, and has been the recipient of several prestigious awards. His paintings form part of many collections, and have been reproduced in Southwest Art Magazine, American Art Review, Art and Antiques Magazine, the Los Angeles Times and many other publications. Rodolfo is also a charter artist member of the California Art Club.
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 Classes or Workshop & Events 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.
For students needing extra time during the quarter to pay for their classes, tuition can be paid off in two payments. A 3% Payment Plan Fee is charged on all courses. Not available with online registration, must register in person.
How it works:
50% of the tuition, the 3% Payment Plan Fee and the $20 Non-Refundable Registration Fee is due on or before the first day of class. The remaining 50% of the tuition must be remitted with a post-dated check or with a signed Credit Card Authorization Form. Student will be advised of the date (mid-point of the classes) to put on the check/Credit Card Authorization Form.
Student will be unable to continue their classes if all of the payment requirements are not met.
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New Student Discount
Students who are new to LAAFA receive up to a $50 off toward one instructed class. Please call (818) 708-9232 to receive your coupon for the class in order to take advantage of this offer.
For those 65 years and older, receive up to $50 off toward one instructed class per quarter. Please call (818) 708-9232 to receive your coupon for the class in order to take advantage of this offer.
Refer a new student and once they have completed an instructed class at LAAFA, you are entitled to receive up to $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. Can be combined with the Senior Discount. Exclusions: Workshop & Events.
LAAFA is approved to participate in the 2019-2020 CSATF Vendor-Provided Training Program.
Through the program, members of Local 44, Local 695, Motion Picture Costumers (Local 705), Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (Local 706), Local 755, Art Directors Guild (Local 800), The Animation Guild (Local 839), Local 871, The Studio Teachers Union (Local 884), and Costume Designers Guild (Local 892) are able to apply for:
Reimbursement of two-thirds the tuition cost for CSATF-approved classes and workshops. Click on the following link for CSATF’s application forms and approved list of classes: https://www.csatf.org/local-multipro_vendor-provided_training_skills_training_application-m21778/.
PLEASE NOTE: Your reimbursement is based on the approved amount from CSATF. 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 CSATF. You must be approved through CSATF before the start of the class.
Discounts cannot be combined. Certain classes may be excluded. Other restrictions may apply.
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