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Be part of growing community of artists in West LA. Kline Academy is an art studio dedicated to teaching artists the skills of making good art. Our staff of instructors are not only talented painters but are great teachers who will give you personal instruction based on your individual needs and interests.

Our new classes start in June. Quick Sketch, Abstract Painting, Florentine Style Figure Painting, and a brand new Renaissance Atelier class. Don't flail around anymore- let Kline Academy give you solid footings in the loose sands of art.

As Michelangelo once said, "I am still learning..."

Come continue to learn at Kline Academy.

Kline Academy of Fine Art
3264 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA
310) 927-2436 www.klineacademy.com.

Tuesday Nights 7:00-10:00 pm.

Park underneath the bridge just north of the studio.
Dropins Welcome!
http://www.klineacademy.com

Also Check out our other classes we offer from Figure painting, Portrait, Abstract, Landscape, and Monoprinting
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Introduction to Classical Oil Painting

Kline Academy of Fine Art

$260.00

Introduction to Oil Painting with Juri Umagami Every Saturday 2-5pm $65 per class if pre-paid monthly (This class has no drop-in option) Learn the absolute basics of oil painting through 3 engaging projects and hands on demos. Using non-toxic materials you will learn the basics of color, light and form in your work that will leave you ready to paint your own masterpiece afterwards. All levels. To Register, call (310)[masked] or Paypal HERE (https://www.klineacademy.com/oil-painting-foundations) What you will learn: Renaissance Painting Techniques Monochromatic studies Learn a method of deconstructing a painting How to apply color & how to mix paint Using mediums Glazing Secrets Live Demonstrations Personalized Instruction Whenever an Artist speaks about a "linage" of instruction, it is a proud declaration of where their knowledge came from. Ours is a fusion of Northern European, Classical Italian and California Impressionism. With this background we can hone in on an individual's choice of style once foundations in painting are achieved. The first “initiation” exercise that students in this class must accomplish is our Compass Rose exercise. This exercise teaches the student first, basic skills for blending, glazing etc. the Zorn palette of colors and then introduces the student to a new way of “seeing.” The second exercise is a tradition that has been practiced for centuries.. copying old master paintings. It’s as if Di Vinci himself were sitting on your shoulder and speaking to you, revealing his secrets from centuries past...and is now your teacher ...and all you have to do is listen. Copying got a bad wrap in the last century because it became synonymous with “cheating.” I assure you that it is not! Try to copy the Mona Lisa or any Carravagio. It is one of the most incredible learning experiences. To this day when in a european museum you will see a student with easel “copying” an old master. You must bring your own materials. You can find the supply list for this class here (https://www.klineacademy.com/copy-of-beginning-classical-paintin) Juri Umagami born in Tochigi Japan, has always gravitated to art making. A prodigy, she started painting at Usukubo Yuji Art Atelier in Japan when she was only 8 years old. At 22 she moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue her goal to be an artist and art instructor. She has been studying under master painter Cheryl Kline in her academy for several years, as well as with several other visiting masters to learn the techniques of classical figure drawing and painting as well as Renaissance painting. She receiver her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in the Fine Arts Program in 2017. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Los Angeles and is a sought after artist for portrait painting. 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 Painting Class 2pm-5pm

Kline Academy of Fine Art

$260.00

Portrait Painting with Miguel Gonzalez To Register, call (310)[masked] or Paypal HERE (https://www.klineacademy.com/portrait-drawing-painting-wor) Every Saturday 2pm - 5pm $65 per class if pre-paid monthly $75 for drop in 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 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 painting 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. 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) 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 2pm-5pm

Kline Academy of Fine Art

$260.00

Portrait Drawing with Miguel Gonzalez Every Saturday 2pm-5pm $65 per class if pre-paid monthly $75 for drop in To Register, call (310)[masked] or Paypal HERE (https://www.klineacademy.com/portrait-drawing-painting-wor) 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!) 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) Drawing the portrait is a genuine delight, I hope you will join me on this journey! 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

NEW STUDENTS ONLY! $40 OFF for 4 Weekly Session!

Kline Academy of Fine Art

Hello Artist, My name is Juri, a studio manager at Kline Academy of Fine Art! Welcome to our studio, we are so excited that you joined us! We are a skill based atelier run by professional, exhibiting artists who will teach you excellent skills on "how" to draw and paint. We are offering a special $40 off discount to our weekly, on-going classes through the end of August, 2019 to help you start your artistic journey! (This is only for NEW STUDENTS and does not apply for our workshops.) Give us a call at[masked] or simply email me at [masked] to get this deal or schedule a studio tour. We look forward to meeting you! Best, Juri

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