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.
Chris Appelhans is speaking at the Fullerton College
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
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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,
Nathan will be teaching the session classes soon, I am not sure if it will be in the fall. I will let you know when I find out. He will be teaching a 1-Day Fundamentals of Composition Workshop July 10th, but I understand you want a 10 week class.
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
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
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.
Our graduation and student show was a huge success!
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.