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    In an effort to make the world a better place, we want to introduce the pleasure of art-making to those who haven't yet tried, and to those of you who have tried, but not with LAAFA.

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    Sketching Tour of Florence, Italy with Rey Bustos!

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    Try A Free Class At Laafa!

    Have you ever studied art in a studio environment using objects, casts or live models? At LAAFA we understand that those of you who have not yet tried it, don’t know how satisfying can be! Perhaps you are more advanced, but have never studied here at LAAFA. For those reasons we offer the opportunity to take a test drive and get a taste of the LAAFA experience with our FREE classes and workshops


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    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 18x24 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!


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    Thank you so much, alex. Now I will talk more with Cindy about it. Your school's instructors are impressive, and I've admired Nathan Fowkes long before I heard about LAAFA. I will apply for the summer semester soon.

    Thank you.

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    Hello Aaron, I really like the photoshop painting you did. Though I don't know of anyone who submited digital art in their portfolio but this would be a good addition (provided it was from life not a photo.) I wish I had your ability with digital media.

    Not to come across as to much of a Laafa talking piece, but have you considered taking a few sessions classes with Laafa before applying for the atelier?

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    StephenJ,

    You wouldn't happen to know approximately how many LAAFA students opt for a customized sessions curriculum because time/financial restrictions won't allow for the atelier program?

    May I ask if you could please post up what a current full-time atelier schedule consists of so potential and entering students will have an idea of what to expect day-by-day for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year?

    Thanks

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    Response to Burning Chrome,

    Quote Originally Posted by burning_chrome View Post
    StephenJ,

    You wouldn't happen to know approximately how many LAAFA students opt for a customized sessions curriculum because time/financial restrictions won't allow for the atelier program?

    May I ask if you could please post up what a current full-time atelier schedule consists of so potential and entering students will have an idea of what to expect day-by-day for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year?

    Thanks
    First- In response to StephenJ:

    Hi Steven - Thanks for the feedback. I think it is best for Cindy to answer your specific questions having to do with how other students have handled the admission into the atelier program.


    In response to Burning Chrome,

    Most people in sessions have a somewhat customized curriculum. They often meet with an administraitor to find out what class would help their needs. The number of classes is up to the person's financial standing. For instance, if you can only afford to take two classes, then (after viewing your portfolio) we recommend which two classes would help you the most. Unfortunately, these classes do not count as credit if you choose to join the full time program.

    For info about the current schedule, call Cindy. She will be able to give you an idea of what the hours are in the average atelier quarter. Call 818.708.9232.


    -Alex

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    About how much is the housing around laafa?

    How much does the average student spend on living cost a month?

    Sketchbook
    Looking for mentor
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    Can I ask you something about the Laguna program?

    First, does it apply to international students? And can I choose any major or minor as I choose? And is it possible that it suddenly ends before I can finish the three years' study?

    It would be nice if you have some document about it though.

    Anyway, also about the portfolio, do you accept digital pieces? Will digitals be valued less than traditionals?

    Here's what I plan to submit for the portfolio. Is it good?

    Charcoal:
    Nathan Fowkes study
    Group still life(something like a glass, a plate, bread, apple, fork, spoon) or drawing of leather boots or both
    self portrait
    Prud'hon study
    quick figure drawings from life
    drawings of my own hands and feet

    Digital:
    one still life from life
    maybe one figure painting from photograph

    ARGHHHHH, sorry, so many questions.

    Thanks very much if you can answer all these questions.

    Anyway, thanks very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burning_chrome View Post
    StephenJ,

    You wouldn't happen to know approximately how many LAAFA students opt for a customized sessions curriculum because time/financial restrictions won't allow for the atelier program?

    May I ask if you could please post up what a current full-time atelier schedule consists of so potential and entering students will have an idea of what to expect day-by-day for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year?

    Thanks
    I don't know if we're suppouse to post our current schedule but I don't think anyone will care if I post an old one. So here's one from late last year. To be fair though this was a really busy schedule.

    MONDAY
    11am-3pm A2 Head Drawing 3/ Vadim Zang 10 sessions 40hrs instructor/model
    4pm-8pm A2 Grisaille Figure 1/ Uninstructed 10 sessions 40hrs uninstructed/model Start 10/27

    TUESDAY
    11am-6pm A2 Grisaille Cast Painting 1/ Richard Morris 10 sessions 60hrs instructor/no model
    7pm-10pm A2 Color Theory/ Sergio Sanchez 10 sessions 30hrs instructor/no model

    WEDNESDAY
    11am-3pm A2 Head Drawing 3/ Uninstructed 10 sessions 40hrs uninstructed/model
    4pm-7pm A2 Still Life Painting 1/ Uninstructed 10 sessions 30hrs uninstructed/no model

    THURSDAY
    10am-2pm A2 Grisaille Figure 1/ William Rodgers 10 sessions 40hrs instructor/model
    3pm-6pm A2 Still Life Painting 1/ William Rodgers 10 sessions 30hrs instructor/no model
    7pm-10pm A2 Composition 2/ Bill Perkins 10 sessions 30hrs instructor/model (last 3 sess)
    FRIDAY
    No class.

    SATURDAY
    10am-3pm A1/A2 combined Animal Drawing/Dif. Day/David Colman 10 sessions 40hrs instructor/no model

    18 Sunday.
    No class.

    Hope that helps.

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    Thanks Stephen. Yikes, busy indeed!?! LOL, now I feel completely underwhelmed in terms of actual class-time involved with a customized sessions approach. So, may I ask, are you on your 2nd or 3rd year of the atelier program?

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    Anyone Stuying at the LAAFA in Van Nuys?

    So, I live in Portland, OR right now. I've been looking at the LAAFA for a few months and I've decided I want to go for it. I've received the brochures from the school with all the tuition and class schedules. I just have a couple of dumb questions from anyone who studies there:

    1) From my understanding, the LAAFA does not accept scholarships or grants, only Student loans. yes? If there are any assistance options available that I am not seeing, can anyone point me in the right direction? I have emailed the school about this, but they seem to be very busy and cannot email quickly.

    2) LA seems like it would be a very large, expensive city for a student. Are the schedules for the full-time atelier too much to maintain a part-time job, and would a part time job be enough to sustain an apartment? Or would/should I apply for enough student loans to pay for living expenses?

    Any info would be helpful, the are the only things I have any worries about at this point. I am REALLY excited about going to this schooL!

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    Xeom

    I cannot give you an exact number, only my opinion. I would say the average living cost would be around $1200 a month... including rent. This could be high or it could be low.. it depends really on where you live. If you live in Van Nuys right by the school, you might be able to find a one bedroom for around $650-$700 a month but as you get closer to Encino/sherman oaks area.. prices go up.

    Its really hard to say how much exactly you will spend. If you budget well, get your supplies at a cheap art store or online, and if you shop around for cheap apartments in a good area.. you may spend less than $1200 a month.

    I hope this helps somewhat... Let me know if you have any more questions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Death View Post
    Can I ask you something about the Laguna program?

    First, does it apply to international students? And can I choose any major or minor as I choose? And is it possible that it suddenly ends before I can finish the three years' study?

    It would be nice if you have some document about it though.

    Anyway, also about the portfolio, do you accept digital pieces? Will digitals be valued less than traditionals?

    Here's what I plan to submit for the portfolio. Is it good?

    Charcoal:
    Nathan Fowkes study
    Group still life(something like a glass, a plate, bread, apple, fork, spoon) or drawing of leather boots or both
    self portrait
    Prud'hon study
    quick figure drawings from life
    drawings of my own hands and feet

    Digital:
    one still life from life
    maybe one figure painting from photograph

    ARGHHHHH, sorry, so many questions.

    Thanks very much if you can answer all these questions.

    Anyway, thanks very much.
    Aaron Death,

    It does apply to international students, as long as you are a full time student you can go there on a student visa. I am not exactly sure if you do pick your major/minor.. I will have to get back to you on that. I do know that most of what you would be taking would be their required courses (ie. art history/ business/ english). And it is not possible that the agreement with Laguna College of the Arts will ever be terminated. So dont worry about that

    We are in the process of getting our curriculum up to date on our website, along with more info about the Laguna transfer.

    I like what you are planning to include in your portfolio! Digital pieces are totally fine, as long as you have some life studies in there as well. Awesome! I wish you the best of luck!

    If you got anymore questions let me know!

    -Alex

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenJ View Post
    I don't know if we're suppouse to post our current schedule but I don't think anyone will care if I post an old one. So here's one from late last year. To be fair though this was a really busy schedule.

    MONDAY
    11am-3pm A2 Head Drawing 3/ Vadim Zang 10 sessions 40hrs instructor/model
    4pm-8pm A2 Grisaille Figure 1/ Uninstructed 10 sessions 40hrs uninstructed/model Start 10/27

    TUESDAY
    11am-6pm A2 Grisaille Cast Painting 1/ Richard Morris 10 sessions 60hrs instructor/no model
    7pm-10pm A2 Color Theory/ Sergio Sanchez 10 sessions 30hrs instructor/no model

    WEDNESDAY
    11am-3pm A2 Head Drawing 3/ Uninstructed 10 sessions 40hrs uninstructed/model
    4pm-7pm A2 Still Life Painting 1/ Uninstructed 10 sessions 30hrs uninstructed/no model

    THURSDAY
    10am-2pm A2 Grisaille Figure 1/ William Rodgers 10 sessions 40hrs instructor/model
    3pm-6pm A2 Still Life Painting 1/ William Rodgers 10 sessions 30hrs instructor/no model
    7pm-10pm A2 Composition 2/ Bill Perkins 10 sessions 30hrs instructor/model (last 3 sess)
    FRIDAY
    No class.

    SATURDAY
    10am-3pm A1/A2 combined Animal Drawing/Dif. Day/David Colman 10 sessions 40hrs instructor/no model

    18 Sunday.
    No class.

    Hope that helps.
    Know that this is not an exact schedule and that the curriculum is still being adjusted. If you do have any questions, please refer to Cindy- a school administrator for exact info! Call her at 818.708.9232

    -ALEX

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    Quote Originally Posted by passjumpgo View Post
    So, I live in Portland, OR right now. I've been looking at the LAAFA for a few months and I've decided I want to go for it. I've received the brochures from the school with all the tuition and class schedules. I just have a couple of dumb questions from anyone who studies there:

    1) From my understanding, the LAAFA does not accept scholarships or grants, only Student loans. yes? If there are any assistance options available that I am not seeing, can anyone point me in the right direction? I have emailed the school about this, but they seem to be very busy and cannot email quickly.

    2) LA seems like it would be a very large, expensive city for a student. Are the schedules for the full-time atelier too much to maintain a part-time job, and would a part time job be enough to sustain an apartment? Or would/should I apply for enough student loans to pay for living expenses?

    Any info would be helpful, the are the only things I have any worries about at this point. I am REALLY excited about going to this schooL!
    Passjumpgo,
    As of right now we only accept student loans. We have to be accredited in order to receive any government funding for grants and such.

    LA is an expensive city but if you budget well, find an apartment in a good neighborhood thats cheap, and buy your art supplies online or at cheap art stores (ie. Dick Blick) you may be spending around 1200 a month. It may be more, it may be less.. it really depends on where you find a place to live and how much you spend on food. My advice is bring lunches! I, being a student in the full time program spend way to much money on eating out. It is possible to work on weekends and on breaks. It may be tough to get all the homework done...but students do it. I suggest checking with the school first to see if they need anymore people to work (setting up studios/ web stuff/ office work). Trust me, you are going to be practically living here you may as well be working here too!

    Seeing as you will only be able to work on weekends, I am not sure if that would be enough to sustain an apartment...So i would suggest getting a loan that would cover at least half of the living expenses. If you can, i would make it so i could worry less about working my ass of to pay rent and worry more about my art.

    Please let me know if you have anymore questions! If you do have any questions that you need answers to right away, call 818.708.9232!

    -Alex

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    5-Day Figure and Portrait Painting Workshop with Jeff Hein

    5-Day Figure and Portrait Painting Workshop with Jeff Hein May 27th-May 31st from 10am-5pm at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art.


    Instructor: Jeff Hein
    Wed.-Sun., May 27th-31st, 10am-5pm
    Cost: $695


    3-Year Entertainment Art Program, 18-Month Entertainment Track & Foundational Tracks

    If you would like to register for this workshop, call 818.708.9232! Register as soon as possible because space may be limited.

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    Its not too late to register for these classes!

    ITS NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR THESE CLASSES!

    #101 - Basic Drawing Fundamentals

    Instructor: Eric Pedersen
    Saturday, 1pm-4pm
    Cost: $350 ($250 for new comers to the school!)


    3-Year Entertainment Art Program, 18-Month Entertainment Track & Foundational Tracks

    This course introduces the fundamentals of drawing. How to hold a charcoal pencil, simple shapes, volumes, c-curves, s-curves, straights, edges, 4-value system, thumbnails, introductory composition, light sources, core shadows, reflective lights, are all covered in this course. This is an excellent course for students with little to no formal drawing training at all, or those wanting a refresher course in the basics. Great class for beginners!

    #122 - Sketching the Figure

    Instructor: Sergio Sanchez
    Tuesday, 7pm-10pm
    Cost: $495

    3-Year Entertainment Art Program, 18-Month Entertainment Track & Foundational Tracks

    The student will receive study in drawing the head and figure, using quick-sketch and longer pose study of the figure and head. This is a broad overview of the many aspects of drawing the figure.

    #324 - Figure Quick Sculpt

    Instructor: David Simon
    Tuesday, 7pm-10pm
    Cost: $475


    3-Year Entertainment Art Program, 18-Month Entertainment Track & Foundational Tracks

    If you are a new student to sculpture, Figure Quick Sculpt is a great intro class to that material. In this setting, you will be more focused on capturing the gesture with clay.

    Students are taken from three to nine-hour poses, with the emphasis being on the mass concepts of the body and breaking the figure down into geometric shapes. Gesture and Composition is the mainstay of this fast paced high-energy class. Improvement through repetition is the beauty of this course. This course is also terrific if you are having problems understanding the large masses of the body in your drawings or paintings.

    If you would like to register for any of these classes, call 818.708.9232! Ask about our new student discounts!

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    Free Drawing Class With Alex Alvarado!

    Free Drawing Class April 25th!

    Instructor: Alex Alvarado
    Saturday, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


    3-Year Entertainment Art Program, 18-Month Entertainment Track & Foundational Tracks

    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 18x24 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 have any questions, call 818.708.9232!

    Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
    16926 Saticoy St.
    Van Nuys, CA
    91406


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    Face To Face

    FACE TO FACE

    Featuring Southern California artists David Simon, Sean Cheetham, and Marc Trujillo

    Saturday April 25th, 2009 at 1- 2:30pm at the Long Beach Museum of Art.

    3-Year Entertainment Art Program, 18-Month Entertainment Track & Foundational Tracks

    Join us for a panel discussion focusing on the collaborative process of three L.A. artists featured in David Simon: Dark Forest. More than colleagues, these long-time friends serve as artistic inspiration for one another’s portraits. Each panelist will discuss their process for creating figurative artworks and the challenges and rewards of collaborating with artists who work in different media and styles.

    Space is limited and given on a first-come-first-served basis.


    FREE with paid gallery admission, RSVP is required.


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    I am thinking about joining the atelier this summer, but I have a lot of doubts. First of all I've seen a lot of people leave the atelier out of various reasons. Second, no atelier student has come out of atelier as a successful professional artist, yet. How do I know you can an ordinary lay man and make him a master? Also, how do I know I would get a portfolio out of this and get my career started. The only student I see who has the potential to go pro would be Diego Mendoza.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FallenGodX11 View Post
    I am thinking about joining the atelier this summer, but I have a lot of doubts. First of all I've seen a lot of people leave the atelier out of various reasons.
    Could you please provide more specifics as to why LAAFA atelier students chose to leave?

    Quote Originally Posted by FallenGodX11 View Post
    Second, no atelier student has come out of atelier as a successful professional artist, yet.
    How are you defining "successful professional"? Are you referring to artists who have achieved a high level of name/talent recognition and acclaim or just those individuals who find steady work in the art field after completing the program?

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    How do I know you can an ordinary lay man and make him a master?
    More often than not, the return from any individual endeavor equals the cumulative efforts given towards one's goals - no one is going to make you anything other than yourself. And really, if any layman seeks to call himself a "master" after only three years at any endeavor, he's either a fool, a charlatan, or both.

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    Also, how do I know I would get a portfolio out of this and get my career started.
    Okay, why wouldn't you have a solid portfolio comprising of traditional works if you dedicate yourself to the program and work your ass off?
    To quote Benjamin Franklin: "Nothing is certain except death and taxes" - if you want guarantees, go buy a really good refrigerator.

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    Could you please provide more specifics as to why LAAFA atelier students chose to leave?
    I've asked a couple and it varies, one of my friends Christopher left because they didn't let him skip the stuff that he already knew, and thought the sessions classes would give him the same education that the atelier offered. Some other people left because they wanted to focus on entertainment stuff so they went to Art Center. Others left because they got discontented with the curriculum.

    How are you defining "successful professional"? Are you referring to artists who have achieved a high level of name/talent recognition and acclaim or just those individuals who find steady work in the art field after completing the program?
    Successful artist, I would define them as individuals who find steady work in the art field.

    More often than not, the return from any individual endeavor equals the cumulative efforts given towards one's goals - no one is going to make you anything other than yourself. And really, if any layman seeks to call himself a "master" after only three years at any endeavor, he's either a fool, a charlatan, or both.
    Okay, I guess your right about that one.

    Okay, why wouldn't you have a solid portfolio comprising of traditional works if you dedicate yourself to the program and work your ass off?
    To quote Benjamin Franklin: "Nothing is certain except death and taxes" - if you want guarantees, go buy a really good refrigerator.
    Fine you're right I guess. I guess I would do the atelier and just work really hard to make my portfolio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FallenGodX11 View Post
    I've asked a couple and it varies, one of my friends Christopher left because they didn't let him skip the stuff that he already knew, and thought the sessions classes would give him the same education that the atelier offered. Some other people left because they wanted to focus on entertainment stuff so they went to Art Center. Others left because they got discontented with the curriculum.
    There will always be students who don't quite fit into the program structure or perhaps already have a certain degree of foundational skills that the sessions path might indeed satisfy what he or she is looking to learn. Did your friend Christopher receive an inadequate explanation of why LAAFA administration would not let him bypass certain classes for which he had already demonstrated sufficient proficiency in his submitted portfolio? I think that if a person is extremely well-organized and disciplined with a good grasp of foundations, mix-matching sessions courses would be a good way to advance one's artistic skills.

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    Successful artist, I would define them as individuals who find steady work in the art field.
    You bring up a good point - I too would like LAAFA to tout their atelier and sessions students' eventual fates and put up some testimonials on their website from current and former students working in the field as professionals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FallenGodX11 View Post
    Second, no atelier student has come out of atelier as a successful professional artist, yet. How do I know you can an ordinary lay man and make him a master?
    It's my understanding that the Atelier has only been around for three years. If true no one has completed the program yet.

    - Matthew Durante

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    Exactly, the first group to graduate will do so this fall.

    And to answer your question Burning_Chrome, I'm in year 2.

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    Thanks for answering Stephen. Any chance that you or someone else in the atelier program might start a separate "LAAFA Atelier Students" thread to post students' works, discuss relocation experiences, foreign students perspectives, career development, living in L.A. tips, etc. to provide prospective and entering students a sense of what to expect at the school?

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    You should probably visit the school before making the decision to apply, to see if it's a good fit. I'll be happy to answer any more questions if you have them. Feel free to PM me.

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