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February 18th, 2012 #235
Spring Quarter & Open House Announced!
You may view our handy Spring Quarter Summary online and register for your favorite classes.
Please join us for LAAFA’s Spring 2012 Open House on March 11th, from 12pm to 4pm. There will be demonstrations, lectures and Q & A sessions during the event. You will have time to take a tour of the facilities, view our talented instructors’ artwork in the plaza, chat with the staff and more… Learn about our BFA, Certificate and Extension Programs, financial aid, work study programs and scholarships. Refreshments will be served.
Mike Butkus Complimentary Demonstration
March 11th, 12pm to 2pm
Mike will demonstrate how to draw Vampires and Zombies from his books, using a limited gouache palette. He will explain the techniques used in the books and advise on how to create creatures from imagination. In addition, there will be a Q & A session on producing ideas for the movie, T.V. and gaming industry. Mike’s “How to” book series will be available for sale and signing in the LAAFA Plaza following his presentation.
Reservations for demos are required. Walk-ins will be based on space availability
Rey Bustos Complimentary Lecture
March 11th, 2pm to 4pm
Rey Bustos is one of the leading artistic anatomists in the country today! We are excited that Rey will be lecturing, drawing, sculpting and showing students first-hand his love for anatomy in a fun and dynamic way. Get ready to enjoy several brief demos, a Q & A session and more. It’s going to be lively!
Reservations for demos are required. Walk-ins will be based on space availability.
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Steven assael workshop at laafa 3/29-4/1
Steven Assael, the New York artist hailed by The Art Newspaper as “the foremost figurative painter of his generation” is coming to LAAFA!
He will be leading a workshop, open to all levels, Thursday thru Sunday 3/29 to 4/1 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily. See the supplies list and more details on how to register here.
Steven Assael was born in New York in 1957. He attended the Pratt Institute and presently teaches in New York. The focus of his work is the human figure, rendered in glowing relief by gentle beams of warm and cool light.
Steven Assael’s work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at museums from Chattanooga to Seattle and at galleries throughout the United States. Works have been chosen for curated group exhibitions at the Naples Museum of Art, FL; the Arkansas Art Center, the Evansville Museum, IN; and the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK; among many. Paintings and drawings can be found in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art & Design, Kansas City; The Columbus Museum, GA; and many other museum and distinguished private collections.
March 13th, 2012 #237
March 16th, 2012 #238
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March 26th, 2012 #239
David Simon is teaching a Figure Sculpting class at LAAFA starting April 18. Class is open to all levels. Learn more at http://laafa.blogspot.com.
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March 29th, 2012 #240
Anatomy Classes with Rey Bustos at LAAFA
Ecorche' (ekorshay) Fr. Anatomical figure of an animal or human with the skin removed to show the location and interplay of the muscles
See a video of one of Rey's ecorche' figures on his website!
This Spring Quarter at LAAFA, students in the Sessions/Extension Program will have the opportunity to study with leading artistic anatomist Rey Bustos.
Rey will be teaching Drawing the Figure on Fridays starting April 13, and Ecorche'/ 3D Anatomy on Sundays.
In Rey's Ecorche' class, students master the complexities of human anatomy via a hands-on approach. Students construct a clay model of the human skeleton and musculature on wire armature. This 3D understanding of the human form translates into improved realism and fluidity in students' 2D artwork.
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April 4th, 2012 #241
Dan Thompson Long-Pose Figure Drawing Workshop April 21-22!This course has been designed for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of drawing in order to explore the human figure in long pose.Click HERE to register.
The lessons will be reinforced by personal critiques as each participant develops a two day long pose drawing.
The resulting drawing should thus provide a window into a how the student may create a more seamless approach to the classical figure.
April 4th, 2012 #242
Gesture Drawing Class w/ Ron Velasco Starts 4/17 at LAAFA!This class will focus on developing character in depictions of the human figure.
Students will learn the secrets of creating good storytelling through drawing with a focus on expressions, action, and composition.
Click HERE to register.
April 6th, 2012 #243
LAAFA's UNLIMITED UNINSTRUCTED WORKSHOP PASS is a fantastic opportunity to develop your technique and build a portfolio while working from a live model. Click here to register. For only $185.00 for the entire Spring Quarter, it's the best deal for students who want to work from a live model outside of a class environment.
Choose as many workshops as you like from the following schedule:
FRI 10am-1pm AND 10am-3:30pm
April 25th, 2012 #244
Ecorche/3D Anatomy w/ Rey Bustos - Week 1
Rey Bustos is the wonderful kind of teacher who makes you feel like you are getting your money's worth out of his class - down to every last penny! Last Sunday, April 15th, Rey's Ecorche/ 3D Anatomy class at LAAFA started with students arriving 30 to 60 minutes BEFORE the start of class so that Rey could help us all get the main portion of our armature wire bent into shape.
Rey expertly turned yard after yard of straight wire into the basic frame for a 16" replica of a human statuette or ecorche. In French, ecorche means "flayed" and refers to the fact that a finished ecorche sculpture looks like it has had the skin removed so you can see the muscles and bones.
Our ecorches were only just beginning to take shape. All along the way, Rey guided us in measuring, bending, and wrapping our wire.
After the wire supports for the arms and legs were bent into place, the next task was bending wire to support the clay ribcage we will be building in future classes. Rey guided students through the first four ribs and assigned the remaining eight as homework for students who couldn't get them done in class.
Rey provided illustrations of the human ribcage from all angles to guide our wire wrapping and bending. Even though I thought I knew what a ribcage looked like, looking at the diagrams showed me the human ribcage in more detail that I imagined it could possibly contain.
I realized that there is a big gap between knowing enough to merely identify a ribcage, and the intimate understanding that comes from a tactile experience of its form. Like an eager student aboard Ms. Frizzle's Magic School Bus, I can't wait to see what part of the body Rey will introduce us to next week!
We finished class by securing our wire armatures to 12" wooden boards with double pointed tacks. Students with time to spare were able to start rolling their Super Sculpey into sheets to allow it to firm up a bit for next week's class.
Week 1 of Ecorche/ 3D Anatomy was a lot of work, but the results were satisfying.
We went from this: To this:
I'll be posting every week as the Spring 2012 Ecorche/ 3D Anatomy class with Rey Bustos progresses, so stay tuned for weekly updates!
April 26th, 2012 #245
5/19 Workshop @ LAAFA - Composition: Design for Dynamic Picture-Making
Don't miss this upcoming one-day workshop with Nathan Fowkes at LAAFA!
The skills of drawing and color are critically important and yet they don't find their full expression until they're teamed with a strong composition. If you're going to make a great picture you have to have a great composition. That will be the topic of study for this year's one-day intensive composition workshop with DreamWorks studio artist and Fine Arts instructor Nathan Fowkes. He will present the fundamentals of pictorial composition for the creation of compelling images for artists of all kinds including landscape, figurative and entertainment arts.
The workshop will include:
• Lectures on the fundamentals of effective picture making
• Discussions on the creation of mood and environment
• Principles for organizing complex scenes into pleasing arrangements
• Strategies for solving compositional problems quickly and effectively
• Studies of Composition in history and the modern day
• Painting demonstration
• Compositional exercises
• Student painting time with instructor feedback
Register here: http://reg125.imperisoft.com/LAAFA/P...istration.aspx
April 27th, 2012 #246
Marshall Vandruff's 3-Day Animal Drawing Workshop @ LAAFA, May 25-27, 2012
This crash-course will teach you the classic approach to draftsmanship and animal anatomy. If you've ever wondered how drawing masters can depict a horse leaping or a bear dancing without copying photographs, these three days of intense instruction will take you through the process step-by-step. You will learn how to confidently draw animals from imagination as well as to interpret what you see when drawing from real animals. Those mysterious bumps on a lion's limbs will make sense when you know the underlying structure. Marshall will compare various types of four-legged animals with humans, always with an emphasis on how to master “form in space” so they look realistic, alive, and authoritative.
May 10th, 2012 #247
1-Day Drawing and Film Design Workshop w/ John Nevarez at LAAFA- June 16, 2012
This workshop offers an exploration of drawing and narrative film. Topics include visual composition and story moments. A class demo to follow. Register here.
John Nevarez has been an artist within the animation industry for over 14 years, first working at Disney Television as a storyboard revisionist and storyboard artist on such shows as Pepper Ann, Kim Possible and then transitioning over as a designer for DisneyToons, where he worked on Tinkerbell, Kronk’s New Groove and Brother Bear 2. John provided environment designs for Imagi’s Astroboy, and is currently a sketch artist for Pixar Animation Studios, where he just completed environment designs for Cars 2 and Monster's University.
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