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Welcome to West L.A Artists Group. Now hosted by Kline Academy in west Los Angeles at 3264 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, 90034. We will continue to provide opportunites for all artists interested in drawing the live model for those seeking both instructed and uninstructed venues.

Once per month in conjunction with Gallery Girls we will be hosting an Art Brunch un-instructed drawing. Come and enjoy fantastic costumed models in ONE LONG 4 HOUR POSE every first Sunday of the month starting August 5th. 10:30am to 2:30pm. Food starts at 10:00am so you can set up & get a good spot. Only $25 prepaid $30 at the door (photos ok to finish artwork, $10 extra).

Every week we will continue to offer several options for excellent instructed life drawing classes...

Wednesday eves is an awesome opportunity for concept and gaming artists who want to hone their quick sketch abilities. "Quick Sketch" is instructed by Esmeralda Acosta who studied with Kevin Chin and many other great concept artists, check out her blog and see for your self. If you have an opportunity to study with her your drawings will show it within a short time. You can learn more about our Quick Sketch at:

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Every Saturday afternoon Brianna Lee conducts an Academic Drawing Concepts class. Drop ins are always welcome but you will want to sign up for her course. I have never seen such progress in students drawings as I have with hers since her way to articulate hits all the right areas where students struggle. This is an excellent opportunity.

If you are new to the academic drawing scene, you may want to start the way they did in the French Salons ... by doing "Bargues." Starting from plaster casts you will draw your way to mastering sight-sizing and Comparative Measurement in order to accurately draw what you see. Students have cried after their first drawing because they could not believe they did so well. This class is designed for all levels. You can learn more about sight sizing on our blog at:

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Uninstructed Long Pose Figure Drawing & Painting Workshop

Kline Academy of Fine Art

$20.00

ENROLLMENTS NOW AVAILABLE! PLEASE EMAIL [masked] OR [masked] FOR FURTHER DETAILS! OR CALL (310) 837 - 7194 Uninstructed Long Pose Workshop with Live Model Hosted by Jennifer Fabos from Gallery Girls Painting with Pizzaz - New uninstructed long pose workshop Come Draw or Paint a beautiful model in a 3 hour pose. All models will be nude or semi clothed with beautiful bits of something. Like a piece of jewelry, something in their hair, or s beautiful fabric or open robe. Every Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm $20 / PERSON (PAYPAL LINKS WILL BE SHARED UPON REQUEST) KLINE ACADEMY OF FINE ART 3264 motor Ave Los Angeles Ca 90034 Just above National Blvd - Free street parking under & after the freeway www.klineacademy.com (http://klineacademy.com) (310)[masked] www.gallerygirls.com (http://www.gallerygirls.com/)[masked] Mark your calendars - Every Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm

Instructed Figure Drawing Master Class (All levels), Sat. 10am-1pm

Kline Academy of Fine Art

$260.00

ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN FOR JULY 2020! ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT! Long Pose Figure Drawing Class with Miguel Gonzalez Every Saturday 10am-1pm $65 per class if pre-paid monthly Drop in OK only for the first or last session of the month $75 In this class, learn the beautiful language of the line in live figure drawing as well as a quick way to find shadow patterns and shapes. Emphasis will be on proportions, gesture, construction of the three dimensional form, & later details of the body. Teens/adults & All levels ok. One single pose throughout the month! What you will learn The Academic Method: Plumb Line, Placement, Envelope Shape and Gesture Measuring Proportions, establishing angles and refining shapes Tone and finalize shadow shapes Rendering forms and focus on values, edges Historical techniques for rendering: Hatching, Line weight for emphasis, Form emphasis, Mass emphasis Tools and tricks for helping you see shapes and values accurately Proportions of the Head and Figure Facial Features, Hands and Feets This essential practice presents the ultimate challenge to the artist and once mastered, opens up a world of possibilities. Whether you aim to become the next great figurative artist or just find joy in the process of drawing, this course will set you on your path and will give you the tools you need to create a successful body of work! We emphasize the academic approach to drawing the figure from life and the various techniques and mediums used for rendering three-dimensional form. Composed of three and four week long poses, each student will be given ample time to study the shapes, values and edges of the figure and explore different techniques. Students may choose to work in charcoal, white chalk and graphite or a combination of both. Occasional brief lectures, handouts, assignments and demonstrations will be given, topics include. You must bring your own materials. You can find the supply list here (https://www.klineacademy.com/beginning-figure-drawing-supplies) Miguel Angel Gonzalez was born in Penjamo, Guanajuato, Mexico and raised in Oregon where he began to explore his curiosity for creating art. Through his childhood and early adulthood Gonzalez has always taken the means to continue growing as an artist. In 2010, with the encouragement of his mentor and art instructor, Catherine Johnston, Gonzalez decided to apply to Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) where he recently completed his Bachelors of Fine Art degree. Gonzalez has studied with several highly respectable artists in the Los Angeles area while participating in several group shows along the West coast. Gonzalez, believes that a strong fundamental understanding to drawing and painting will allow students the freedom to create what they desire. Gonzalez, currently lives in Lake Forest where he continues to develop his studio practice. To Register Call (310)[masked] or Paypal HERE (https://www.klineacademy.com/beginning-figure-drawing-long-pose) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kline-Academy-of-Fine-Art/124469590901234) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/klineacademy/) Blog (http://klineacademy.blogspot.com/) To join our email list for exciting News and offers - CLICK HERE (https://www.klineacademy.com/contact-us) KLINE ACADEMY of FINE ART 3264 Motor Ave, LA 90034 (near National) www.klineacademy.com

Instructed Portrait Drawing Class (All levels) 10am-1pm

Kline Academy of Fine Art

$260.00

ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN FOR JULY 2020! ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT! Instructed Portrait Drawing Class with Miguel Gonzalez Every Saturday 10am-1pm $65 per class if pre-paid monthly $75 per session for a drop in To Register, call (310)[masked] or Paypal HERE (https://www.klineacademy.com/portrait-drawing-painting-wor) One single pose throughout the month! Miguel Gonzalez who is classically trained will concentrate on academic portrait drawing skills. You will see improvement in your drawing by implementing many of the techniques Miguel teaches. We will work with one long pose to achieve accurate proportions, gesture and shadow patterns and a more finished drawing. What you will learn The Academic Method: Plumb Line, Placement, Envelope Shape and Gesture Measuring Proportions, establishing angles and refining shapes Tone and finalize shadow shapes Rendering forms and focus on values, edges Historical techniques for rendering: Hatching, Line weight for emphasis, Form emphasis, Mass emphasis Tools and tricks for helping you see shapes and values accurately Proportions of the Head and Figure Facial Features, Hands and Feet A Study of the human form is a long held tradition in Western Art. This essential practice presents the ultimate challenge to the artist and once mastered, opens up a world of possibilities. Whether you aim to become the next great figurative artist or just find joy in the process of drawing, this course will set you on your path and will give you the tools you need to create a successful body of work! This course emphasizes the academic approach to drawing the figure from life and the various techniques and mediums used for rendering three-dimensional form. Composed of two and three week poses, each student will be given ample time to study the shapes, values and edges of the figure and explore different techniques. Whether you aim to become the next great portrait artist or just find joy in the process of drawing or painting, this course will set you on your path and will give you the tools you need to create a successful body of work! This course emphasizes the academic approach to drawing/painting the portrait from life and the various techniques and mediums used for rendering three-dimensional form. In this course students will learn how to approach the portrait from life. The class will be broken down into 3 sections. The course will be condensed and intensive on the portrait. We highly recommend you start at the beginning of the course for the entire one month period to build the basic foundation. Week one will introduce students to basic portrait construction. Week two will be introducing students to the concept of form, understanding shape, value, and edge. Week three and beyond will be a long pose using the basics taught during the first two sessions. You must bring your own materials. You can find the supply list for this class here (https://www.klineacademy.com/copy-of-sat-figure-draw-pnt-supplie) Miguel Angel Gonzalez was born in Penjamo, Guanajuato, Mexico and raised in Oregon where he began to explore his curiosity for creating art. Through his childhood and early adulthood Gonzalez has always taken the means to continue growing as an artist. In 2010, with the encouragement of his mentor and art instructor, Catherine Johnston, Gonzalez decided to apply to Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) where he recently completed his Bachelors of Fine Art degree. Gonzalez has studied with several highly respectable artists in the Los Angeles area while participating in several group shows along the West coast. Gonzalez, believes that a strong fundamental understanding to drawing and painting will allow students the freedom to create what they desire. Gonzalez, currently lives in Lake Forest where he continues to develop his studio practice. Drawing the figure is a genuine delight, I hope you will join me on this journey!

Instructed Portrait Painting Class (All levels) 2pm-5pm

Kline Academy of Fine Art

$260.00

FIGURE AND PORTRAIT DRAWING FROM 10 - 1PM IS NOW OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT! ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT! SPOTS MAY BECOME AVAILABLE FOR PAINTING STUDENTS! PLEASE CALL (310) 837 - 7194 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR EMAIL [masked] Long Pose Portrait Painting Class with Miguel Gonzalez Every Saturday 2pm - 5pm $65 per class if pre-paid monthly $75 per session for a drop in To Register, call (310)[masked] or Paypal HERE (https://www.klineacademy.com/weekly-classes/portrait-painting-workshop) Miguel Gonzalez who is classically trained will concentrate on academic portrait painting skills. You will see improvement in your painting by implementing many of the techniques Miguel teaches. We will work with one long pose to achieve accurate proportions, gesture and shadow patterns and a more finished painting. A Study of the human form is a long held tradition in Western Art. This essential practice presents the ultimate challenge to the artist and once mastered, opens up a world of possibilities. Whether you aim to become the next great figurative artist or just find joy in the process of drawing, this course will set you on your path and will give you the tools you need to create a successful body of work! This course emphasizes the academic approach to drawing the figure from life and the various techniques and mediums used for rendering three-dimensional form. Composed of two and three week poses, each student will be given ample time to study the shapes, values and edges of the figure and explore different techniques. You must bring your own materials. You can find the supply list here (https://fcdadcb1-ea1c-4b76-a0d3-85d384cdd266.filesusr.com/ugd/5fcd80_187da7c9f0744242b6ec01e7f2adb4e2.pdf) Whether you aim to become the next great portrait artist or just find joy in the process of drawing or painting, this course will set you on your path and will give you the tools you need to create a successful body of work! This course emphasizes the academic approach to drawing/painting the portrait from life and the various techniques and mediums used for rendering three-dimensional form. In this course students will learn how to approach the portrait from life. The class will be broken down into 3 sections. The course will be condensed and intensive on the portrait. We highly recommend you start at the beginning of the course for the entire one month period to build the basic foundation. Week one will introduce students to basic portrait construction. Week two will be introducing students to the concept of form, understanding shape, value, and edge. Week three and beyond will be a long pose using the basics taught during the first two sessions. Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kline-Academy-of-Fine-Art/124469590901234) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/klineacademy/) Blog (http://klineacademy.blogspot.com/) To join our email list for exciting News and offers - CLICK HERE (https://www.klineacademy.com/contact-us) KLINE ACADEMY of FINE ART 3264 Motor Ave, LA 90034 (near National) www.klineacademy.com

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