The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is asking artists all over the country to enter the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2009. The competition is open to portraits in all visual arts media. Please make sure that your students know about this opportunity.
The call for entries will be this summer, from June 2, 2008 – July 31, 2008.
The first prize will be $25,000. The winner and 50 to 60 finalists’ work will comprise a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, opening in October 2009.
The bill is referred to loosely as the "Orphan Works" bill. The
essence of it is that if it passes, it will become very difficult for
all artists to protect their artwork from infringement or theft.
Artists would be required to pay money to private registry
organizations to register every single piece of art they create in
order to receive ANY legal protection for their art. Because if you
don't register your work, according to the new bill, it's not
valuable and therefore you are "orphaning" or releasing your legal
rights to your art
This would include any drawing, sketch, painting, photograph,
sculpture, video recording, etc. that you ever create, or have
created since 1974.
For an article that summarizes the situation:
This issue will need the support of artists willing to write and fax
and email their congressmen in the next few months. Particularly for
us artists in California, because apparently California congressmen
play a key role on the various boards that would oversee the bill.
Accepting Applications for Atelier LAAFA's Summer 2008 term
LAAFA is excited to announce the start of our upcoming Atelier three year programs newest installment. We are now accepting applications for our Summer 2008 start. The deadline to submit your application is 6/28/08 for the 7/28/078 start of the program.
If you have any questions, or would like to apply for the program, contact us at 818.708.9232 or visit www.LAAFA.org for details.
We also have some upcoming workshops with some of today's finest representational Figurative Artists. Check them out!
5-day Classical Figure Drawing course
Instructor: Jon Demartin
Wed.-Sun., July 9th-13th
5-day Portrait in Oil Workshop
Instructor: Igor Babailov
5-day Figure Painting Workshop
Instructor: Steven Assael
Wed.-Sun., Sept. 3rd-7th
5-day Portrait Painting Workshop
Instructor: Sean Cheetham
Wed.-Sun., Oct. 8th-12th
5-day Figure Drawing course
Instructor: Dan Thompson
Fri.-Tue., Oct. 10th-14th
5 Day Figure Drawing Workshop with Jon DeMartin July 9th-13th!
Jon DeMartin will be teaching a 5-day Figure Drawing Workshop July 9th-July 13th at Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art! The workshop starts at 10am-5pm.The purpose of this course is to develop the student’s ability to correctly perceive the models main movements and to verify the models proportional relationships. In addition, the student will learn to correctly identify light from shadow and effectively create relief through tonal progressions in the light. The underlying goal is to give the students a good foundation so they can make the transition from drawing to painting the figure more easily and effectively. Materials and methods will be studied that pertain to certain styles of drawing. Individual needs of each student are addressed and there will be lectures and demonstrations with and without the model.
If you would like to take the workshop call us at 818.708.9232!
There will be an Animal Drawing Course with Marshall Vandruff July 15th-17th from 12pm-7pm.
If you've ever wondered how masters of drawing can draw a horse leaping or a bear dancing without copying photographs, this crash-course is for you! It will show you 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. This course is similar to the Human Anatomy for Artists Seminar but focused on animals. We 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. If you are interested in taking the workshop with Marshall Vandruff give us a call at 818.708.9232!
16926 Saticoy St
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Last edited by LAAFA; June 13th, 2008 at 06:26 PM.
Nathan Fowkes will be teaching a COMPOSITION WORKSHOP on August 16th!
Nathan Fowkes is a veteran Fine Arts instructor and entertainment artist with numerous film credits and a decade long tenure at DreamWorks Feature Animation. He brings to this workshop his expertise and experience in composition for the creation of dynamic images.
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.
· Composition exploration exercises.
· Painting from a costumed model.
If you are interested or if you have any questions give us a call at 818.708.9232!
Last edited by LAAFA; June 13th, 2008 at 06:41 PM.
I wanted to notify you of another great workshop we have lined up for August 6th-10th, 10am-5pm each day. Eminent Portrait Artist, and Art Renewal Center "Living Master," Igor Babailov will be visiting LAAFA to teach a 5-Day Portraiture Workshop. This workshop is open to all levels of painters and will be a great learning experience for those who attend. Igor is one of the most successful Portrait Painters alive today so don't miss this amazing opportunity to learn from him!
Igor Babailov was recently commissioned to paint a portrait of the current Pope Benedict.
Class: #902 5-Day Portraiture Workshop
Instructor: Igor Babailov
Date and Time: August 6th-10th, 10am-5pm
If you are interested in taking the workshop, give us a call at 818.708.9232!
Last edited by LAAFA; June 27th, 2008 at 03:31 PM.
There will be a 3-Day Animal Drawing Course with Marshall Vandruff July 15th-17th from 12pm-7pm. This crash course will show you how to confidently draw animals from imagination as well as to interpret what you see when drawing from real animals. We 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.
There will be a 1-Day Composition Workshop with Nathan Fowkes August 16th from 10am-6pm. The workshop will include:
· The fundamentals of color theory applied to landscape painting, figurative art and entertainment design.
· Discussions on the emotional impact of various color combinations to create mood and environment.
· Principles for organizing the complexities of color into pleasing harmonies.
· Strategies for solving color problems quickly and effectively.
· Color exploration exercises.
· Painting from a costumed model.
If you are interested in taking any of the workshops call us at 818.708.9232! www.laafa.org
Come join us for the "The Great Masters" Model Theme Workshop! Draw and Paint from models posed in settings reminiscent of the Great Master paintings from days of yore. The Workshop is $75 and includes plenty of refreshments (wine!) and a dinner! If this sounds like it would feed your artistic soul, please call 818.708.9232!
This is a sampling of courses from our part-time Studio Sessions program which are designed to prepare students for our Intensive Atelier Program! This grouping of courses will be just as beneficial to Artists looking for an Intensive Summer program, but are not yet ready to commit to a three year Atelier program!
Here it is:
Monday-#117 Head Drawing/ Aaron Westerberg 7pm-10pm cost$420 Tuesday-#125B Analytical Figure Drawing/ Ron Lemen 11am-5pm cost$625 Wednesday-#111 Cast Drawing/ Matthew Riggs 1pm-5pm $450
#109 Figure Quick Sketch/ Kirk Shinmoto 7pm-10pm $420 Thursday-#206 Composition and Picture Making/ Douglas Kirk 7pm-10pm $395 Friday-#146B Long Pose Figure Drawing/ Matthew Riggs $625
Admin Fee: $15
Grand Total: $2950 Package Discount: $500
Final Cost for the package: $2450
Come join us for our Open House July 19th! There will be a free model workshop, a student/teacher gallery, and refreshments! Hope to see you there!
JUST A REMINDER:The Summer term starts July 28th. If you are interested in taking any classes or workshops give us a call at 818.708.9232! For a list of classes and workshops for the summer, check out our site: http://www.laafa.org/sessions/calendar