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NEW!! Introduction to Oil Painting

  • Kline Academy of Fine Art

    3264 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA (map)

    34.029837 -118.410220

  • Price: $299.00 /per person

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  • NEW!! Introduction to Oil Painting with Juri Umagami

    The new session starts Saturday., October 4th at 2pm

    $299 for 5 weeks in October ($65 for the month when you pre-pay)
    $75 per class

    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. 


    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. 

    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 is also in her final year of study at Otis College of Art and Design in the Fine Arts Program. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Los Angeles and is a sought after artist for portrait painting.

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  • Cheryl K.
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    I am a professional artist, classically trained. I started the Kline Academy of Fine Art in 2007... more

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