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3-Day Artist as Brand Workshop-Greg Spalenka, 5/21-5/23/10 from 10am-8pm at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art.
Are you ready to embrace a new paradigm in art empowerment and prosperity? Then its time to think differently. What do Michelangelo, Ralph Lauren, Geogia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Clint Eastwood, Auguste Rodin, Kelloggs, Sting, Frida Kahlo, Toyota, Picasso, Damien Hirst, Mark Ryden, Annie Leibovitz, Henry Moore, Greenpeace, Maxfield Parrish, Ray Bradbury, Joseph Beuys, and Elizabeth Taylor, all have in common?
They are all brands.
A brand is a purpose transformed into a product or service that connects to people, the planet, and beyond. The key word here is purpose, and specifically your purpose. This is where the heart of your essence resides, where your most potent art manifests, and the strength of your perseverance matures. The purpose inside you aligned with your personal vision is the foundation of your creative power. When your heart is joined with your art, a vital one of kind signature is formed. This brand is unique to you and your intimate product.
Art is a product and selling art is a business. Embracing these two fundamental truths will bring clarity to your career if you desire financial independence.
The Artist as Brand Workshop is a culmination of heart wisdom and entrepreneurial knowledge designed to empower independence and prosperity.
If you would like to register, call 818.708.9232
Chris Appelhans will be a guest speaker at Fullerton College on Monday, April 12, from 1-4pm in ROOM 226 in the Student Center. Admission is free.
Chris Appelhans is an Illustrator and Concept Artist for the Publishing, Film, and Animation industry. He has helped to develop the look of a number of recent films, including Monster House, Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Princess and the Frog, and The City of Ember. Chris's graphic novel work has been included in the FLIGHT comic anthology, and his digital and natural media paintings are regularly featured at Nucleus Gallery in Alhambra, CA.
321 East Chapman Ave., Fullerton
To view Chris' webiste go to http://ping.fm/wgMD3
A collection of David Colman's watercolor doodles offered exclusively for the iPhone. Carry this array of David's watercolor sketches wherever you go. From animals to people, these sketches are full of life and personality. You can now see the personal work of this character designer all at your fingertips.
Here is what our instructor, Ignat, did for his class demo...
If you would like to check out Ignat's website, you can go to: http://www.ignatovart.com
You can also view Ignat's class at: http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classe...4&cat_id=2
This 3 hour DVD documents a day in David Jon Kassan's Brooklyn studio as he develops a charcoal study of Henry Williams Oelkers. Follow along as David vocalizes his complete thought process and approach as he develops this drawing. The essence of this DVD is developing an understanding of how to translate and interpret what we see into drawings that capture the subtle character, emotion and insights into the model's personality.
To read more about this dvd or to order it online, go to http://ping.fm/NoHNc
Come check out Jason Shawn Alexander's first solo show at the Corey Helford Gallery!
"Jason Shawn Alexander is a painter and draftsman. He has produced Illustrations for Dark Horse Comics, Warner Brothers, DC Comics, Hasboro, White Wolf Inc, and Dalmatian Press. He has received the Silver Medal Award from The Society of illustrators-Los Angeles as well as two Eisner Award Nominations. While succeeding in the illustration world, Jason has been quietly and tenaciously working on personal pieces of art that are unlike anything you've ever seen."
You can check out his facebook event at:
You can view his work at: http://www.jasonshawnalexander.com/j...nder/home.html
Reminder: 1-Day Meditation for the Artist Seminar 5/15/10 from 10am-5pm at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art. $75
The creative process is inherently contemplative and naturally benefits from meditation. Meditation enhances not only the creative process but also the viewing process in specific ways—it helps to synchronize mind and body, right and left hemispheres of the brain, and our intuitive and intellectual abilities. The mindfulness and awareness practices found in meditation lead us to rest in our senses so we can glimpse things as they are and enjoy genuine spontaneity and pure, unselfconscious, expression. They also dissolve creative blockages and reveal the source of creativity and inspiration. This one day seminar will teach meditation and offer specific contemplative exercises and activities such as non-objective brush and ink painting designed to further awaken your creative and viewing processes. Instructor: Steven Saitzyk. Adjunct Professor of Humanities and Design Sciences, Art Center College of Design. International Director of Shambhala Art, a nonprofit arts education program designed to integrate meditation into the creative process. See: www.shambhalaart.org. He has completed a Buddhist Seminary and has practiced and taught meditation internationally for more than thirty years.
If you are interested in taking this workshop, call 818.708.9232.
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Nathan Fowkes' Charcoal Drawing Workshop at LAAFA was a huge success! We hope that everyone walked away from the workshop with a better understanding of form, construction, and the importance of simplification and organizing your values.
Nathan will be teaching 1-Day Fundamentals of Composition Workshop July 10th! His workshops do fill up fast, so early registraton is recommended. If you have any questions or if you would like to register, call 818.708.9232.
Celebrate Mother's Day and Marshall Vandruff!
Mothers love their children. They want them to succeed. They want them to become doctors. But it seldom happens. Too often, they become artists.
Here's a way to make it up to her. Sign up for Marshall Vandruff's Anatomy for Artists Crash-Course. At gatherings, when people ask her what you're studying, she can say "anatomy" and she'll gain social points as long as she doesn't say anything else.
Mothers also want their children to save money. Medical school costs about $200,000. This anatomy course costs $300, which is almost free. If you register by May 15, it's $260, which is like getting paid to take it.
Sign up before May 15 and make your mother happy.
June 2-4, 7, 9-11 at the Brea Civic Cultural Center. All evening sessions, 6-10 pm.
Go read all that info at http://marshallart.com/anatomy Or register at http://marshallart.com/reg where there's a downloadable flyer for you to print for Mother's day in case she'll pay your way.
All the best,
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Save June 10th on your calendar for LAAFA's Full-Time Student Show!
LAAFA will be having an exhibition of their graduate and current student work at the LA ARTWALK in Downtown Los Angeles. More details to come...
LAAFA is offering Contemporary Representational Art Scholarships for the Fall 2010 Quarter starting October 4th. Contemporary Representational Art includes figures, still life and landscapes. To download the application or for more information, go to http://laafa.org/atelier/info/index....d=scholarships
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The Pasadena Convention Center
Memorial Day Weekend 2010
Fri., Sat., Sun. - May 28, 29, 30
Make sure to check out our booth! We will be sending out our booth number soon!
For more information about the event, go to: http://www.rockncomiccon.com/
Free Beginning Drawing Class with Alex Douziech Saturday June 19th, 11am-2pm at LAAFA!
This Free Instructed Class is for people who are new to LAAFA, and have never studied with us before (one free class per person). The free drawing class will encourage you to see with your eyes and to draw with your hand. Instruction will be given in simple shading, lighting, core shadows, and learning to draw through an object. This is an excellent opportunity for students with little to no formal drawing training at all. Learning to translate what you see to paper is an exercise that will challenge you in new ways, keeping your brain and your imagination piqued. Come give it a try!
Bring your 18"x24" pad of newsprint, some charcoal, a graphite pencil, a kneaded eraser, your right brain, and enjoy a class on the house. Our hope is that you realize how important art can be in your life, for without it we merely exist.
More experienced artists can also benefit from one of these classes. Bring along your work, and during the class, our instructor will take some one-on-one time with you to give you a free portfolio review. Find out where you are with your skill level, and where you can go!
If you would like to sign up for this class, call 818.708.9232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Summer Brochure is here! We have all our sessions classes and workshops listed. We also have information about LAAFA’s Full-Time Program Scholarship Competition, our Complimentary 5-Week Teen Portfolio Class, Teacher Appreciation Classes, and our new 5-Week Courses!
The brochure also includes information about our Student Show at the Downtown Art Walk, June 10th and our Open House June 19th.
You can view our brochure at: http://www.laafa.org/PDF/SU10BrochureWeb.pdf
Classes will be filling up fast, so of you would like to pre-enroll, you can call 818.708.9232 or enroll online at: http://laafa.org/sessions/register_p...re_application
Before you register, make sure to check out our discounts and promotions at:
Mark McDonnell, Alex Ruiz and Aaron Westerberg will be giving demos at our Open House June 19th from 11am-4pm.
For more info go to www.laafa.org or call 818.708.9232.
LAAFA is offering our local high schools and community college teachers a well-deserved complimentary summer quarter art class. This is LAAFA's way of saying 'thank you' to the teachers that support the arts and facilitate the career of young emerging artists.
For an application form or for more info, call Kirstie Rothauge at 818-708-9232.
Any chance to have Nathan Fowkes teaching to the non "atelier" students? His workshops are amazing, many of us wish we could get more than a couple of hours every few months. Many thanks,
I'll let you know when I find out.
LAAFA Instructor, Aaron Westerberg, is featured in American Artist Workshop Magazine! You can read the article in this summer’s issue of American Artist Workshop Magazine. http://www.artistdaily.com/blogs/art...the-start.aspx
Aaron Westerberg will be teaching a monochromatic head painting class at LAAFA. For information about this class, go to http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classe...=3140&cat_id=2
Taylor Montague, will be exhibiting June 5th-19th for the Laguna College of Art and Design MFA Thesis Show. The show will be at the Arena 1 Gallery in Santa Monica. http://www.lagunacollege.edu/mfa.php
He will be teaching a Figurative Oil Painting in a Setting class next quarter at LAAFA. For information on his class, go to:http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classe...=3122&cat_id=2
James Galindo, will be exhibiting at Dawson Cole Fine Art Gallery in Laguna June 3rd-17th. His work will be featured for the First Thursdays ArtWalk June 3rd. For more info about the show, go to http://www.dawsoncolefineart.com/selectart.php?id=38
To view his painting class at LAAFA, go to: http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classe...=3129&cat_id=2
To view his drawing class at LAAFA, go to: http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classe...=3133&cat_id=1
Here are some pictures of Rey Bustos and Danny Galieote teaching on Sundays at LAAFA.
Ecorche/3D Sculptural Anatomy Class with Rey Bustos. Sunday, 9am-2:30pm
Figure Drawing: An Analysis of Rhythm and Structure with Danny Galieote. Sunday, 10am-1pm
Student Exhibition Show June 10th, 2010 at the L.A. Art Walk from 12:00pm-9:00pm.
We invite you to drop by and show your support for our emerging artists during this special event. For more information please contact us at 818.708.9232.
Participating Artists: Eric Pedersen, Margaret Ouchida, Michael Hubbard, Marina Fridman, Alex Douziech, Alex Alvarado
L.A Art Walk
724 S. Spring Street- 5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA
Figure Drawing with Emphasis on Action and Form with Paul Wee. Tuesday, 7pm-10pm
Alla Prima Head/Figure Painting with Ignat Ignatov. Friday, 10am-3:30pm
Classes start July 5th and we are taking registration now. If you have any questions or if you would like to register, call 818.708.9232
1-Day Fundamentals of Composition Workshop on Saturday, July 10, 12-8pm. There will be a slideshow presentation and lecture, painting demonstration, compositional exercises and student painting time.
To view more work by Nathan Fowkes, go to http://nathanfowkes.blogspot.com If you have any questions or if you would like to enroll call 818.708.9232.
LAAFA is one of the most popular businesses on Google! Less than 1% of all U.S. businesses receive this recognition! Yay, LAAFA!
*We will have details to come on how you can have LAAFA on your mobile phone.
LAAFA is offering more entertainment classes next quarter! Here are some of the classes...
#4050 - Narrative Illustration for Entertainment with Bryan Norton on Saturdays, 2pm-5pm. (5 Week Class) For info: http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classe...=3175&cat_id=4
#4009 - Animal Drawing on Location with Jonathan Kuo Saturdays from 10am-1pm. (5 week class and a 10 week class is offered) For info: http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classe...=3170&cat_id=4
#4037 - Digital Figure Painitng (using Photoshop) with Alex Ruiz Thursdays from 7pm-10pm. (10 Week Class) For info: http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classe...=3157&cat_id=4
#4041 - Drawing Storyboards/Graphic Novels with Light with Marcos Mateu Saturdays, 10am-1pm (5 Week Class). For info: http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classe...=3168&cat_id=4
#4055 - Entertainment Composition with Bryan Norton Saturdays, 2pm-5pm. (5 Week Class)
For info: http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classe...=3176&cat_id=4
#4250 - Environment Layout Design with Robert St. Pierre Wednesdays, 7pm-10pm. (10 Week Class) For info: http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classe...=3154&cat_id=4
#4027 - From Life Drawing to Cartooning with Rad Sechrist Sundays, 1:30pm-4:30pm. (10 Week Class) For info: http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classe...=3182&cat_id=4
#4012 - Portfolio & Website Presentation with Douglas Kirk Saturdays, 10am-1pm. (5 Week Class) For info: http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classe...=3167&cat_id=4
#1027 - Costumed Gesture Quick Sketch with Mark McDonnell Mondays, 7:30pm-10:30pm. (10 Week Class) For info: http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classe...=3131&cat_id=1
#1223 - Figure Quick Sketch with Kirk Shinmoto Wednesdays, 7pm-10pm. (10 Week Class) For info: http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classe...=3152&cat_id=1
#1130 - Figure Drawing with Emphasis on Action and Form with Paul Wee Tuesdays, 7pm-10pm. (10 Week Class) For info: http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classe...=3139&cat_id=1
If you have any questions, or if you would like to register, call 818.708.9232 or email us at email@example.com.
LAAFA is having their Open House June 19th from 11am-4pm! Come check out our student and teacher work. There will be a free uninstructed model workshop, so make sure to bring materials to paint or draw with. We will be doing a raffel for up to $100 off a class for the Summer Quarter. Aaron Westerberg, Mark McDonnell, and Alex Ruiz will be doing demos. And bring work for a portfolio review!
If you have any questions or if you need directions, call 818.708.9232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
B.F.A Degree and Certificate Programs through LAAFA
Fall Quarter Application Deadline is August 9th, 2010
for LAAFA's Three-Year Intensive Artistic Training Programs. We offer sequential B.F.A. Degree and Certificate Programs designed to cultivate observation, imagination and sound craftsmanship through figurative study.
For more information, go to: https://app.e2ma.net/app/view:Campai...38511e6c26e20a
All the participating students worked so hard to make this show something they could be proud of. It was a great success. Thank you Eric Pedersen, Margaret Ouchida, Michael Hubbard, Marina Fridman, Alex Douziech, and Alex Alvarado for creating such beautiful work and for taking the time and energy to make this show look great. Congratulations!
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Long Pose Head Drawing & Painting [Teen Program]
(Starts July 11th - 8wks)
Instructor: Alex Douziech
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.
For more info: http://www.laafa.org/sessions/classe...3&cat_id=2
If you have any questions, call 818.708.9232 or email email@example.com
Here are some pictures from LAAFA's Open House yesterday...
Mark McDonnell's demo
Aaron Westerberg's demo:
Alex Ruiz's demo
If you have any questions, call 818.708.9232.