Results 1 to 13 of 376
February 22nd, 2007 #1
LAAFA 3-Year Accredited Entertainment Art and Fine Art Programs
LAAFA is breaking new ground in fundamental artistic training, with a program rooted in classical traditions while addressing progressive conceptual ideas of the contemporary scene. LAAFA strives to prepare artists of the 21st century, to be well versed in the accurate depiction of light and form, while maintaining a clear understanding of visual storytelling and composition.
LAAFA's innovative full time program focuses on training both the accurate impression and conceptual expression simultaneously. The excitement is overwhelming as we await artists who will grow from this revolutionary instruction and make a difference in the art world of tomorrow. Join us and become one of those artists in the forefront of making a change in today's art world!
"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor."
- Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862, American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist
Full Time Diploma Program
This distinguished multi-year diploma program offers not only classical art training, but systematically instills the values and disciplines required to turn talent into mastery and successful careers.
How will I grow as an artist in this program?
The heart of achieving mastery at LAAFA comes from making the program a challenging, yet exciting experience. We are dedicated to unmatched one-on-one training of the individual student; whether they are a passionate newcomer fulfilling an artistic dream, or a seasoned professional perfecting classic skills and exploring new visions. This program's level of intense study will accelerate your artistic development, by forcing you to truly and accurately represent what you see. The conceptual ideas expressed in our program will assist in developing your eye for solid design and composition in your work. This program will be vital in developing a keen sense of quality artwork and in showing you how to achieve it in your work!
Last edited by LAAFA; March 28th, 2015 at 01:23 PM. Reason: update
February 22nd, 2007 #2
February 22nd, 2007 #3
February 22nd, 2007 #4
I moved this to the appropriate section.
You all should post up some tutorials on the site here.
Join us and get better at art, starting today! LEVEL UP! - at ConceptArt.Org
February 28th, 2007 #5
What do you mean by tutorials? Do you have an example of some that have been posted in the past? Thanks for your time.
March 2nd, 2007 #6Registered User
- Join Date
- Jan 2007
- Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Here's something I've done in the Figure Construction class.
March 2nd, 2007 #7
Good Work Keep it up!
First Term Student.
March 25th, 2007 #8
Stuff from Aaron's class
It took me a while to get around to posting this since we, the students, have no life outside of LAAFA. Not that anyone is complaining; it is just that we are all motivated and BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!
April 17th, 2007 #9
June 29th, 2007 #10
Hello Artists and Friends of LAAFA,
We just wanted to let you know about an On-line Chat and upcoming Workshop with Acclaimed Artist and Instructor Dan Thompson. If you are interested in chatting with Dan and hearing about his interesting techniques and approach to painting and teaching, log onto www.myamericanartist.com. On the home page you will see the link to register, it's free. Register and then come and join the chat tomorrow, Wednesday, June 13th at 3pm EST and 12pm PST. You can also view a step-by-step Painting demonstration, by clicking here.
Dan Thompson will also be joining us here at LAAFA for a five day Portrait and Figure Painting workshop in July. The dates are, Thursday-Monday, July 19th-23rd. Dan will also be doing a Drawing and Painting demo. here at LAAFA, dates to be announced. I have listed a couple images and more info. about the workshop below. Don't miss out on this opportunity to study with one of the great Figurative Artists of our generation.
Check out the info. on the workshop below!
Workshop Title: #928 Portrait And Figure Painting from Life
Instructor: Dan Thompson
Dates: Thursday - Monday, July 19th-23rd
Register now: Space is limited. 818.708.9232 or www.laafa.org
Dan Thompson's "Painting the Figure and Portrait from Life" workshop will focus on several problem areas for the contemporary figurative painter from life. Breaking the process of painting and drawing down into phases, rather than steps, and prioritizing the approach, the first theme will be seizing the energy and vitality of the model's pose. This will be followed by a strong push toward perceptual drawing and painting, and the search for a proportional, engaging pattern while forming the design elements. Implying structure in the shapes by challenging empirical knowledge with a theoretical form sense will expand the dialog toward a new principle. The structural aspects will be honed through a drawn or grisaille painted study of the human head. A portrait demonstration will also be conducted within the workshop. The light key, the harmony of color, will build on top of the previous phases, and thereafter emphasis will be placed on the long pose. Within this long pose, a "putting it all together" session will be developed in paint, charcoal or pencil. One on one discussions, as well as studio talks and critical feedback of each participant's work, will simultaneously take place.
"Great Art begins with a solid foundation. Build your foundation with us."
Director of Education
August 23rd, 2007 #11
Mission Statement for “The Axis of Art”
The Axis of Art is a satire, but it is rooted in definite seriousness. The definition of Axis is a “Principle line of development, movement, and direction. The Axis of Art is a call to action for the figurative art world.
Development: The Los Angeles Academy is dedicated to developing artists, well equipped for the challenges of being a visual communicator in today’s technological culture. We are developing the skills necessary to blossom in all fields of visual media and communication.
Movement: The figurative art revival movement is something we take seriously. Without solid art training all visual communication suffers. Figurative Art is the principle development tool for study. If one can truly understand and accurately depict the human form, they are able to apply it to any form. With fundamental training lacking in today’s art education arena, we are joining with a few other schools around the country, to bring it back to the forefront!
Direction: As we head into the future of Art in this country, we do so with great expectations! LAAFA is one of the schools still dedicated to fundamental academic traditions and we move forward in the direction of true artistic achievement!
LAAFA is developing resources for art students and we hope to have a fully operational Art resource center “The Axis of Art”, by the end of this year! So if you are looking to develop your skill set and be a part of the movement Join “The Axis of Art”.
October 2nd, 2007 #12
Nice to see you guys on youtube. Plan on any more?
You are a level 8 ninja and even though you have a lot of weapons sometimes your ninja moves are your most powerful.
November 30th, 2007 #13
The Following User Says Thank You to LAAFA For This Useful Post: