REMINDER: 2nd Annual Atelier Student Art Show Oct 25th-Nov 6th
We are having our 2nd Annual Atelier Student Show! Our First and Second year students will be showing their most recent work.If you are interested in seeing what we do here at LAAFA, and want to support some great young artists, come and check it out!
The Opening Reception will be Saturday, October 25th from 7pm-10pm at Gallery Nucleus! We had our first show last year at Gallery Nucleus and it was a success! We are really excited to showcase our talented students once again... So come on out and show your support. Check out a list of the exhibiting artists and some of their work below.
Daniel UrbachDiego Mendoza
Don't miss it!
What: 2nd Annual LAAFA Atelier Student Show
Where: Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St
Alhambra CA 91801
5-Day Painting with a Concept Workshop with Sherrie McGraw
5-Day Painting with a Concept Workshop 12/10-12/14/08 with Sherrie McGraw!
At first, learning to paint must include painting things well. Most painters feel they have succeeded in this quest when they can paint the subject convincingly. However, though painting images can be captivating, any thinking person might ask if there is something more than this technical proficiency. When an image compels you to return again and again to examine it, the underlying reason is the concept. Rather than seeing each object as a separate entity, concept establishes a relationship between objects, making something that is greater than the individual parts. This underlying visual message creates a beauty beyond subject matter and is the real reason behind the painting. Abstract visual ideas are less personal and more universal creating a more compelling and sublime painting. The only requirement for this class is a desire to learn.
Reminder: 3 Day Watercolor Landscape Workshop with Bill Perkins!
Bill Perkins was awarded with a BFA with honors 1980, Art Center College of Design. After graduating, Bill pursued a career in fine art and established gallery affiliations in California, New Mexico and Arizona. In 1983, he and three other artists established the Plein-air Artists of California. In 1985, the Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art featured a show for them based on their painting journey through Italy, France and Spain. His paintings have been exhibited at the Springfield Museum in Utah, and with the National Watercolor Society. Bill has been a member of the Plein-air painters of America since 1985. In 1986, Bill began his film career at Walt Disney Feature Animation, while continuing to develop his fine art skills on the side. He is recognized by Who's Who in Art Education in California and has taught at Art Center College of Design, Associates in Art as well as his current stint at the
Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art.
5-Day Figure/Portrait and Photo Reference Painting Workshop with Shawn Barber!
Shawn Barber will be teaching a 5-day Figure/Portrait and Photo Reference Painting Wed. Dec 17th- Sun. Dec 21st from 10am-5pm.
Shawn Barber has his B.F.A. Ringling College of Art; A.A.S. Cazenovia College. Paintings held in private collections throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe and Australia. Shawn has taught drawing, painting, illustration and the business of art for 8 years at various art schools around the U.S. He has also lectured and given painting demo's around the world. His critically acclaimed series of paintings 'Tattooed Portraits' reflects the contrast between figurative painting, art history, tattoo culture and the joy of painting. As a successful commercial illustrator for 10 years, Shawn's clients include American Airlines, Converse, Target, Verizon T-Mobile, Gatorade, Subway, Atlantic Records, Scholastic, Elektra Records, The Grammy Awards, T.E.D. Conference, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone magazine, Maxim, GQ, and Sports Illustrated, among others.
Steven Assael is one of the most inspirational and original masterful realist draftsmen/painters of our time. His poignant renderings of the details of life’s struggles leave the viewer agape at not only their own immortality, but also at the detailed imagery he creates. Add to that his warm personality, and you have the makings of an incredible artist and instructor. The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art is proud to welcome back this incredible artist to share his legacy. (A full bio is available at www.stevenassael.com.)
Instructor: Steven Assael
Day: Fri.-Tue., Jan.2nd-6th
Class #: 921
Cost $: 795
Weeks: 5 Days
Start Date: Fri.-Tue., Jan.2nd-6th
If you would like to register, call 818.708.9232. Please register before December 20th.
In this class, Christopher teaches a method of geometrical analysis of the model that develops in the student an understanding of the principles of light and shade and the ability to create the illusion of three-dimensional volume and solidity. Pugliese puts a strong emphasis on demonstration and encourages students to start the week by drawing and slowly progress towards painting as they absorb concepts.
We wanted to invite you to our Open House, this Saturday, January 10th from 11am-4pm. There will be an Open uninstructed live model workshop, free to all who attend. Space is limited so arrive early to ensure a spot.
The Open House is an opportunity to get counseling on your artistic direction and course of study, as well as get a feel for LAAFA and what we really do as a school. Some of our current faculty will be in attendance to answer questions about their courses and their approach to teaching. We will have free refreshments and a raffle for a free workshop! Come in, visit, and study with some of the best Figurative Artists around!!!
We are taking registrations for our Winter 2009 quarter and space is limited, so call soon to register! 818.708.9232... We hope to see you Saturday!