Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA) offers foundational drawing, painting, sculpting and digital art classes for beginning to advanced art students in Van Nuys and online.  For those interested in a 3-year course of study, students may apply to the BFA Degree and Certificate Programs for both Fine Art and Entertainment Art. All art programs are taught by exceptional professional gallery and entertainment artists.

In 2011, LAAFA was selected as one of the Top 10 Best Art Schools in the World by the respected art publication, American Artist magazine.

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Recent Meetups

  • March 18 · 7:00 PM

    Art Education: Secrets to Mastery

    2 Artists

    LAAFA presents ART EDUCATION: SECRETS to MASTERY - FREE LAAFA is excited to be a part of the Verve art experience – we look forward to interact with event attendees... Learn more
  • Oct 16, 2014 · 10:00 AM

    Watch A Free Portrait Demo

    2 Artists

    LAAFA instructor Vadim Zang will be giving a free portrait demo. Seating for demos are on a first-come, first-serve basis, for those not registered.
  • Oct 15, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    Head, Hands and Costume Drawing Free Demo

    3 Artists

    LAAFA instructor Ramon Hurtado will be giving a free demonstration regarding head, hands and costume drawing. Seating for demos are on a first-come, first-serve basis,... Learn more
  • Sep 14, 2014 · 10:00 AM

    Fall Open House with Demos

    2 Artists

    We invite you to our Fall Open House on September 14th starting at 10am. During the day's festivities you may tour the school, enjoy complimentary demos, meet... Learn more
  • Jan 17, 2014 · 10:00 AM

    Watch a Free Head/Torso Painting Demonstration

    2 Artists

    Instructor Daniel Bilmes Description: This is a 5-hour complimentary instructor demonstration.  No materials are needed. We are currently taking wait list for his 10-... Learn more
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