This workshop students will learn the process of painting a portrait from life that will include: composition, palette choices, color mixing, capturing the likeness of the model and more… Sean will give a short demonstration with one-on-one critiques to help students create a successful portrait.
All supplies are RECOMMENDED, NOT required.
Oil Colors: (Unless listed, all colors are Winsor Newton)
Cadmium Green Pale
Yellow Ochre Pale
Manganese Blue Hue
Permanent Alizarin Crimson (“I use Old Holland Alizarin Crimson Lake Extra.”)
Olive Green (Winsor Newton or M. Graham NOT Gamblin)
French Ultramarine Blue
Cadmium Red Deep
Brushes: Trekell Golden Taklon rounds 4 to 8 (similar to Winsor Newton University series short-handled rounds)
Ampersand gessobord-8×10”, 9×12”, or larger
Odorless mineral spirits and container such as silicoil-Gamsol or Turpenoid
Large palette (wood, glass, or disposable)
“Any brushes you have or have a preference for are fine. If you use a canvas or canvas board then you may consider using bristle brushes. I use bristles when I paint on canvas boards. I prefer the filbert shape in sizes 4 to 12.”
Sean Cheetham was born in 1977. He has a Bachelor of Fine Art degree with honors from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. He exhibited his work in 2005 at the Portrait Award National Portrait Gallery in London, England. In 2006, Sean had his first one man exhibition with The Mendenhall Sobieski Gallery in Pasadena and since has had several gallery exhibitions throughout the years. Sean has become recognized as one of the most acclaimed young figurative painters today! He was featured in American Artist’s Workshop magazine, with a tutorial article.
Registration and Payment Plans
Students must be paid in full prior to the first day of class when enrolled in a Workshop. Please visit the Main Office at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the class, to complete any pending registration issues.
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, limit class size, change or substitute instructors for those listed in the schedule.
If a workshop is cancelled, students will be issued a full refund or may transfer with no fee to another class.
Refunds and Transfers
All Visiting Artist Workshops and artist demonstrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
- 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.
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 one instructed class. 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 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. (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
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.You may visit the Animation Guild website for instructions and forms to submit: http://animationguild.org/grant-classes/
Discounts cannot be combined. Certain classes may be excluded. Other restrictions may apply.
16926 Saticoy Street
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Phone Hours: Mon-Fri, 10AM-5PM
Main Office: Mon-Fri, 9:30AM-5:30PM