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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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  • November 8 · 2:00 PM

    The Passion You Didn't Know You Had: Blacksmithing!

    3 Artists

    Heya! I was scrolling through Twitter and I saw this great blacksmithing class. I had no idea blacksmithing was even feasible for a beginner, but it looks like it is!... Learn more
  • November 1 · 10:00 AM

    Begginer's Pottery Class

    4 Artists

    This 2 hour class is especially designed for those who have never used the wheel or who are working on basic skills. The one time class includes wedging, centering clay... Learn more
  • 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
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