• Nerdrum School Techniques Using the Portrait

    Kline Academy of Fine Art

    $399.00

    Nerdrum School Techniques Using the Portrait Workshop With Shaun Berke from the Nerdrum Studio! 4 Sundays, June 2nd thr the 23rd, 1 - 5pm Enroll Today! (https://www.klineacademy.com/nerdrum-school-portrait-painting) Learn from artist Shaun Berke as he sheds light on techniques influenced by Apelles & developed in the Nerdrum School. Apelles is the legendary Greek painter who influenced Old Masters like Titian, Rembrandt, and Nerdrum. Focus on narrative portraiture with oil colors, painted from life, with life. All ages & levels ok. What you will learn ​​ How scale and key factor into the foundation of a portrait. How to establish rhythm and focus in a composition. How to mass in light and shadow on a mid-tone imprimatura. How to progress from general to specific with broom and needle. How to use different techniques and effects to build atmosphere. How to refresh your sight and correct your own work. How tempo and vibrato factor into the completion of a painting. Our focus is in narrative portraiture with oil colors, painted from life, with life. Over the course of four weeks we develop a painting start to finish while maintaining loose brushwork and an expressive atmosphere. With a limited palette and a range of implements we explore the functions of different techniques and the relative contrast of application. ​Apelles of Cos is the legendary Greek painter who influenced Old Masters like Titian, Rembrandt, and Nerdrum. In this workshop we shed light on techniques influenced by Apelles and developed in The Nerdrum School. With this technique as our toolkit we balance our observations from life with our hand in the painting. We set a scale and key for our portrait; find the rhythm and focal point for our composition; paint with “broom and needle” and learn to keep our sight fresh. In this workshop we are honing an ability to learn from nature. Our aim is set by Apelles who first brought painting to life! Please bring your own supplies - Find it HERE (https://www.klineacademy.com/nerdrum-school-portrait-painting) Instructor Bio Shaun Berke (b.1983) is an American painter of the Venetian School––a painterly technique passed down from master to apprentice since the fifteenth century. With degrees from Moorpark College and Art Center College of Design, he went on to study in Venice, Italy then to Stavern, Norway with Odd Nerdrum. Berke is internationally collected and recognized with awards from The Art Renewal Center, World Wide Kitsch, Westlake Village Art Guild, Thousand Oaks Art Association, The Gerd Koch Grant, The Alpine Fellowship. Berke is an instructor at his alma mater, a materials specialist, and a lecturer of philosophy. “My paintings are slow; anachronistic and figurative oil paintings in themes from nature Images springing from Classical Antiquity, Pagan Mythology, and Pre-Socratic Philosophy are buried layer upon layer. They are the portraits of an anchorite without time––the studies of becoming, an everliving fire.”

  • SOLD OUT! Alla Prima Still Life Painting Bootcamp

    Kline Academy of Fine Art

    $199.00

    Alla Prima Still Life Painting Bootcamp with Scott Yeskel 1 Day, Sunday, June 23rd, 10am - 5pm Only $199 Register HERE: https://www.klineacademy.com/alla-prima-bootcamp In this workshop focusing on direct 'alla prima' painting where you engage the canvas directly without any under painting or drawing. Scott will use contemporary techniques & unique still life to help you learn this engaging style. Be inspired by the beautiful simplicity of the still life genre using this method. Open to all levels / ages! Workshop Description In this all day workshop focusing on direct ' alla prima' painting, master Artist Scott Yeskel will use contemporary and unique still life set ups in various stations focused on different aspects- pattern, reflections, floral and organic objects. Students will leave understanding the block in from life in a more efficient manner and be inspired by the simplicity of the still life genre. This kind of painting workout will open you up to the possibilities of painting in a more confident and contemporary manner while still staying true to the principle foundations in traditional oil painting. Learn to indicate most important part of a composition Learn to boldly deconstruct objects informing the viewer Learn the importance of Quick Study Artist's Bio Scott Yeskel is an acclaimed oil painter who paints both representational and abstract cityscapes mostly of L.A. In the tradition of Diebenkorn, Richter and De Kooning. This juxtaposion leaves the work diverse on many levels. Yeskel's abstracts, layered in thick strokes of oil, speak of incorporial places that harken back a mood or feeling from particular environments he has been. The representaional work, on the other hand, leaves an impression of a snap shot gone by. ​The work is balanced, both focused yet off kilter, sharp yet skewed. His bold color choices mix with various muted hues to pull together truly contemporary views of urban sprawl, and modern living.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Figure Painting Master Class (All levels) 10am-1pm

    Kline Academy of Fine Art

    Mastering Figure Painting with Miguel Gonzalez Every Saturday 10am-1pm $65 per class if pre-paid monthly $75 for drop in One single pose throughout the month! To Register, call (310)[masked] or Paypal HERE (https://www.klineacademy.com/beginning-figure-painting-long-pose) This course emphasizes an academic approach to painting the live figure and the various techniques used for rendering three-dimensional form. Through long pose, you will be given ample time to study the shapes, values of the figure.Teens/adults & All levels ok. What you will learn Learn to block in the figure using simple values Learn to work with a limited palette of colors Learn how to mix skin tones Learn to paint the figure in a representational style Continue to refine your style and perfect your proportions with each class 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 painting course emphasizes on representation of the model and construction of the portrait/figure in oils. With a strong focus on composition, drawing, shapes, value, edges, and color mixing. Each student will be taught the necessary techniques to complete a painting from start to finish. Working from direct observation, students will use the mud-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 any desired subject. Brief lectures, handouts, and demonstrations will be given each class. You must bring your own materials. You can find the supply list for this class here (https://www.klineacademy.com/sat-figure-draw-pnt-supplies) 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

  • Beginning Drawing Foundations

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    $260.00

    Beginning Drawing Foundations Class with Laura Weinberg Every Saturday, 10am to 1pm $65 per class if pre-paid monthly $75 for drop in To Register, call (310)[masked] or Paypal HERE (https://www.klineacademy.com/beginning-drawing-foundations) It all starts and ends with drawing, the foundation every artist needs. If you struggle with form, core shadows and composition- then begin the class with tailored instruction on perfecting your drawing skills. Open to all ages & levels. What you will learn Learn to draw simple to complex objects Learn how to understand value Work with lighting as it relates to form Learn how to use charcoal and dry mediums Learn perspective and composition Learn to create the illusion of 3 dimension The drawing students will start the class with basic drawing exercises along with explaining your drawing materials and how to use them to your advantage. We will a spend time drawing the basic forms from a still life set up using direct lighting to help you understand value. You will learn how to see these same basic forms when you draw more complex objects. You will learn about proper proportions and relationships. We will cover eye level and foundation perspective, explore line and values, direct lighting and cast shadows as well as soft and hard edges. You will be given lots of one on one instruction with plenty of demonstrations to guide you through the different elements of good drawing. We have structured this foundation drawing class so that many different skill levels from absolute beginner to intermediate artist can participate. Drawing students will start the class with basic drawing exercises along with explaining your drawing materials and how to use them to your advantage. We will spend time drawing the basic forms from a still life set up using direct lighting to help you understand value. You will learn how to see these same basic forms when you draw more complex objects. You will learn about proper proportions and relationships. We will cover eye level and foundation perspective, explore line and values, direct lighting and cast shadows as well as soft and hard edges. You will be given lots of one on one instruction with plenty of demonstrations to guide you through the different elements of good drawing. You must bring your own materials. You can find the supply list for this class here (https://www.klineacademy.com/beginning-drawing-supplies) Laura Weinberger is a successful local portrait and concept-storyboard artist. Originally from New York state, Laura hopped a train to L.A. at 18 to escape the cold. While she's drawn her whole life, the idea of pursuing art full-time didn’t occur to her until a stranger saw her sketching,and demanded she go to art school. She graduated Summa cum Laude from Laguna College of Art and Design with a degree in Illustration and traditional drawing and painting. After finishing school, Laura was drawn to the fine art world, and has since shown in galleries across the country from the prestigious Dawson Cole Fine Art galleries to the Hemingway African Gallery in Manhattan. In the commercial world, her clients include Yahoo, Old Spice, and Jaguar. Planted in both the commercial and fine art worlds, Laura constantly relies on her classical training. She believes that all people can learn to create something beautiful with the right guidance, a dash of motivation, and a touch of time. To Register, call (310)[masked] or Paypal HERE (https://www.klineacademy.com/beginning-drawing-foundations) 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 Drawing Master Class (All levels) 10am-1pm

    Kline Academy of Fine Art

    $260.00

    Mastering Figure Drawing with Miguel Gonzalez Every Saturday 10am-1pm $65 per class if pre-paid monthly Drop in OK for the first & last week of the monthly session $75 To Register, call (310)[masked] or Paypal HERE (https://www.klineacademy.com/beginning-figure-drawing-long-pose) 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. Yoo can find the supply list for this class here (https://www.klineacademy.com/sat-figure-draw-pnt-supplies) 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

  • Contemporary Painting Workshop for Emerging Artists

    Kline Academy of Fine Art

    $260.00

    Contemporary Painting Workshop for Emerging Artists with Instructor Cheryl Kline Every Thursdays 6:30pm to 9:30pm $65 per class if pre-paid monthly $75 for drop in To Register, call (310)[masked] or Paypal HERE (https://www.klineacademy.com/contemporary-painting) Do you already feel confident as a painter but would you like to try some new approaches to everyday ideas? This is an experimental guided workshop for artists to find their voice to be able to show or just experiment. Intermediate to advance levels. In this Contemporary Painting Workshop...It's not about quantity...but quality. We offer a relaxed environment in which to explore your own ideas and interpretations using different materials and even the ones you are comfortable with. We don't necessarily "throw the baby out with the bath water" because even contemporary art follows principles of design, composition, rhythm and color. Students will expand their creative potential and have fun exploring the freedom in style and techniques of contemporary painting and drawing. Cheryl Kline is a classically trained figurative artist who loves to explore many styles of painting. Her "Dancing Oracles" series was a result of pure joy at the idea that she could actually earn a living as a painter. She has encouraged many of her students to develop their unique style and several are now showing in galleries in Los Angeles. You must bring your own materials. You can find the supply list for this class here (https://www.klineacademy.com/contemporary-painting-supplies) 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

  • Beginning Classical Painting Wed 6:30-9:30pm or Thurs 10am - 1pm

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    $260.00

    Beginning Classical Painting Workshop Instructors: Cheryl Kline Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm or Thursdays 10am-1pm $65 per class if pre-paid monthly (4 - 5 weeks) 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 I can't tell you how many students come to me who have had years of art school, have never been "taught" how to paint! But their frustration ends at our front door! 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. After a series of copies, I encourage students to explore many other styles. Palette knife paintings, landscapes, still lifes and to explore images that move them in some way but to continue to use and apply the principles that they have learned in their previous exercises. Cheryl Kline Founder and Owner of the Academy is a working artist who is in collections around the world.. She won an Honorable mention from the Portrait Society of America and is a classical realist painter. She studied with noted artist Jan Saether at The Bruchion School of Realist Art and at The Florence Academy of Art in Italy. Kline has a Bachelors Degree in Commercial Art from Woodbury University. Highlights of Kline’s career to date have been; a solo show at the Discovery Museum in Connecticut, acceptance into the Royal Academy of Art’s summer Exhibition in London, and in 2008 she won an Award of Excellence from the Portrait Society of America. Her work is in collections around the world. She currently has just authored a book on portrait painting techniques "A Treatise on Portrait Painting." You must bring your own materials. You can find the supply list for this class here (https://www.klineacademy.com/classical-painting-workshop-supplies) CLICK HERE (http://www.klineacademy.com/KApages/foundations.htm) TO ENROLL Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kline-Academy-of-Fine-Art/124469590901234?ref=hl) // Twitter (http://twitter.com/KlineInfo) // Blog (http://klineacademy.blogspot.com/) To join our email list for exciting News and offers - CLICK HERE If you like what we do, and like what we have taught you... the best way to thank us is to refer a friend KLINE ACADEMY of FINE ART 3264 Motor Ave, LA 90034 (near National) www.klineacademy.com (http://www.klineacademy.com/)