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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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EXPLORING THE EXPRESSIVE PORTRAIT WORKSHOP with Steven Assael

Kline Academy of Fine Art

EXPLORING THE EXPRESSIVE PORTRAIT WORKSHOP with Steven Assael 3 Days, 10am - 5pm, Friday Jan. 18th - Sunday Jan. 20th, 2019 Demo - Friday Jan. 18th, 6:30 - 9:30pm $799 (including Friday Demo) Enroll today at https://www.klineacademy.com/steven-assael-painting-workshop In this in powerful portrait painting workshop, Master Artist Steven Assael will discuss both an analytical and narrative approach to add depth to your paintings of the human portrait, with an emphasis on color and value relationships in a related atmosphere. Open to all levels. Go beyond just technique to add mystery and narrative to your work in this exciting workshop with a world renowned portrait painter. In this masterful portrait painting workshop, Artist Steven Assael will discuss both an analytical and narrative approach to painting the human portrait and figure with an emphasis on color and value relationships in a related atmosphere. The Workshop will consist of a single long pose in both cool and warm light. The development of form through an observation and interpretation of plane shifts projecting and receding from the eye will be stressed. Aspects of anatomy, proportion and movement will be discussed along with the development of an Alla Prima technique which involves both scumbling and glazing. The workshop will include lectures, demo’s and critiques on a daily basis. Artist's Bio Steven Assael is an American painter recognized nationally as one of the leading representational figurative artists of his generation. His portrayal of the human image is empathic, ennobling, and psychologically penetrating. Assael's figure compositions synthesize the characteristics of the past masters with a selective eye for the present, suffusing elements of naturalism and romanticism to blend contemporary techniques with those of the past. ​Born and raised in New York, NY, Assael showed an enthusiasm for art at a young age, taking art classes at the Museum of Modern Art at the age of four. He attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York and at The New York Academy of Art. ​Assael's work is included in public and private collections around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY) and the Chicago Institute of Fine Arts (Chicago, IL). In 1999 his work was exhibited in a ten-year retrospective at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, Washington and CBS Sunday Morning ran a feature on the artist and the show. Assael is represented by Forum Gallery and currently resides in

Uninstructed Long Pose Figure Drawing & Painting Workshop

Kline Academy of Fine Art

$20.00

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 Cash or prepay online at https://paintingwithpizzaz.eventbrite.com/ (No credit card / check will be accepted) 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

Long Pose Figure Drawing Class with Miguel Gonzalez Every Saturday 10am-1pm $65 per class if pre-paid monthly $75 per session for a drop in 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 Figure Painting Master Class (All levels), Sat. 10am-1pm

Kline Academy of Fine Art

Long Pose Figure Painting Class with Miguel Gonzale Every Saturday 10am-1pm $65 Prepaid for the month (4-5 week session) or $75 per class In this class, learn the beautiful language of the line in live figure painting 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. 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 painting 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. Occasional brief lectures, handouts, assignments and demonstrations will be given, topics include. One single pose throughout the month! You must bring your own materials. You can find the supply list here (https://www.klineacademy.com/beginning-figure-painting-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-painting-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

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Live Portrait Painting Demo by Steven Assael

Kline Academy of Fine Art

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