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.
And to you, our LAAFA friends, we want to thank you for your patronage.
Tell a friend- If you refer a new student, and they complete an instructed class with us, we will give you a 20% discount to be used toward a class you take the following quarter.**
For your friends- From today (April 9th) through Saturday (April 11th) we will let your friend, who has never studied at LAAFA before, take a class for only $250.*
$100 early sign up thank you-If you registered by Open House (April 4th), we are offering you an exclusive $100 discount if you enroll in an additional class by Saturday, April 11th.**
$50 class upgrade- Upgrade from one of our 3 hour classes to the 5 hour class, and take $50 off of the 5 hour price.
*The class will be chosen specifically for the student by a LAAFA student advisor.
**Ask a LAAFA resresentative for the selected class list.
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Sketching Tour of Florence, Italy with Rey Bustos!
Join Rey Bustos and LAAFA on a sketching tour of Florence, Italy!
Our own "Renaissance Man" Rey Bustos, a classical anatomy expert, will be leading us on a Sketching and Museum-hopping trip through the artful world of Florence! August 6-14, 2009. Starting at $1750 per person*
Highlights or your trip will include:
Brunelleschi's Magnificient Dome - the Gothic Church of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo).
Ghilberti's Baptistry Door -"The Gates of Paradise."
The Medici Tomb.
Frescoes of Masaccio.
Beato Angelico's and Andrea Orcagna's famous Frescoes.
A private visit to the Vasari Corridor.
A visit to the very stone quarries Michelangelo used!
A visit to all the great painters' works - Titian, Rubens, Perugio, Leonardo...
Don't forget the sculptors - Michelangelo, Donatello, Cellini, and Verrocchio.
*Price includes 7 nights of hotel, daily breakfast and 5 art-loving tours of Florence. Pre and Post nights available.
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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
Free Drawing Class Apr 25th
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!
Saturday April 25, 2009 11 am -2 pm
If you have any questions about this FREE class, call 818.708.9232!
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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.
Last edited by Aaron Death; April 10th, 2009 at 01:51 AM.
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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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?
Response to Burning Chrome,
First- In response to StephenJ:
Originally Posted by burning_chrome
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.
About how much is the housing around laafa?
How much does the average student spend on living cost a month?
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?
Nathan Fowkes study
Group still life(something like a glass, a plate, bread, apple, fork, spoon) or drawing of leather boots or both
quick figure drawings from life
drawings of my own hands and feet
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.
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.
Originally Posted by burning_chrome
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
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
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
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)
10am-3pm A1/A2 combined Animal Drawing/Dif. Day/David Colman 10 sessions 40hrs instructor/no model
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?
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!
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!
Originally Posted by 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!
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
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