What we're about

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:

http://www.klineacademy.blogspot.com/2012/0... (http://www.klineacademy.blogspot.com/2012/07/sketch-is-great-way-to-understand-form.html)

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:

http://www.klineacademy.blogspot.com/2012/0... (http://www.klineacademy.blogspot.com/2012/07/how-tos-and-why-of-cast-drawing-written.html)

Upcoming events (4+)

Uninstructed Figure Workshop

Kline Academy of Fine Art

Uninstructed Figure Workshop

Now open with limited space!

We are taking the right safety precautions to combat this Virus, everyone who attends the school is vaccinated and we take temperatures at the door for safe measure! Please visit our website for any information regarding Classes and our policies.

Every Wednesday 6:30pm-9:30pm
$20 fee ($10 to reserve a spot & $10 cash at the door)

To Register, call (310)[masked] or online (https://www.klineacademy.com/weekly-classes-wednesdays)

Step in the shoes of the ancient masters by participating in the age old tradition of drawing and painting from life! This 3 hour session with a live model is a fun way for any and all artists to practice and hone their skills in whatever medium they wish.

You must bring your own materials.

KLINE ACADEMY of FINE ART
3264 Motor Ave, LA 90034 (near National)
www.klineacademy.com

Beginning Figure & Portrait Drawing with William Neukomm

Kline Academy of Fine Art

Beginning Figure & Portrait Drawing
Instructor: William Neukomm

Class is now open with limited space!

We are taking the right safety precautions to combat this Virus, everyone who attends the school is vaccinated and we take temperatures at the door for safe measure! Please visit our website for any information regarding Classes and our policies.

Every Saturday 10am-1pm
$280 for 4 weekly classes ($70 per class if pre-paid monthly)
$85 for walk-in

(prices will change starting September 2021)

To Register, call (310)[masked] or online (https://www.klineacademy.com/weekly-classes/beginning-figure-drawing)

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 portrait 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 portrait 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.

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: Learning from Bridgeman and Vanderpoel
(and MORE!)

Drawing the portrait is a genuine delight, I hope you will join me on this journey!

You must bring your own materials.
You can find the supply list for this class here (https://www.klineacademy.com/supply-lists)

KLINE ACADEMY of FINE ART
3264 Motor Ave, LA 90034 (near National)
www.klineacademy.com

Advanced Figure & Portrait Drawing with William Neukomm

Kline Academy of Fine Art

Advanced Figure & Portrait Drawing
Instructor: William Neukomm

Class is now open with limited space!

We are taking the right safety precautions to combat this Virus, everyone who attends the school is vaccinated and we take temperatures at the door for safe measure! Please visit our website for any information regarding Classes and our policies.

Every Saturday 10am-1pm
$280 for 4 weekly classes ($70 per class if pre-paid monthly)
$85 for walk-in

To Register, call (310)[masked] or online (https://www.klineacademy.com/weekly-classes/beginning-figure-drawing)

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.

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 Fee

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.

You must bring your own materials.
You can find the supply list for this class here (https://www.klineacademy.com/supply-lists)

KLINE ACADEMY of FINE ART
3264 Motor Ave, LA 90034 (near National)
www.klineacademy.com

Advanced Figure & Portrait Painting Workshop with William Neukomm

Kline Academy of Fine Art

Advanced Figure & Portrait Painting
Instructor: William Neukomm

Class is now open with limited space!

We are taking the right safety precautions to combat this Virus, everyone who attends the school is vaccinated and we take temperatures at the door for safe measure! Please visit our website for any information regarding Classes and our policies.

Every Saturday 2:00 pm-5:pm
$280 for 4 weekly classes ($70 per class if pre-paid monthly)
$85 for walk-in

To Register, call (310)[masked] or online
( https://www.klineacademy.com/weekly-classes/figure-drawing-or-painting-workshop)

The art of the figure presents the ultimate challenge to the artist and once mastered, opens up a world of possibilities. This class will give you the tools you need to create a successful body of work! In this course, students may choose to either draw or paint the live model. Open to teens/adults, intermediate to advanced levels.

What You'll Learn
Learn to block in the figure & portrait using simple values

Learn to work with a limited palette of colors

Learn how to mix skin tones

Learn to paint the figure & portrait in a representational style

Continue to refine your style and perfect your proportions with each class

Live demonstrations

Personalized one-on-one instruction

The art of the figure presents the ultimate challenge to the artist and once mastered, opens up a world of possibilities. This class will give you the tools you need to create a successful body of work! In this course, students may choose to either draw or paint the live model. Open to teens/adults, intermediate to advanced levels.
Regardless of where you are in your figurative, artistic journey, drawing and painting from the live model presents the ultimate challenge. Working from direct observation, students will use a limited palette as they continue to develop their painting skills. Students will learn how to set up an organized palette and work from dark to light to achieve harmonious color. Gaining the control of this palette will give student the opportunity to paint more accurate and quicker. Brief lectures, handouts, and demonstrations will be given each class. With a strong focus on composition, drawing, shapes, value, edges, and color mixing, we emphasize an academic approach to capturing the figure & portrait from life and the various techniques and mediums used for rendering three-dimensional form. Composed of three or four week poses, each student will be given ample time to complete their study of the live model.

You must bring your own materials.
You can find the supply list for this class here (https://www.klineacademy.com/supply-lists)

KLINE ACADEMY of FINE ART
3264 Motor Ave, LA 90034 (near National)
www.klineacademy.com

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