Friday, June 26, 2009


The Summer Quarter at LAAFA starts July 6th! Here are some of our classes we are offering next quarter:

#110 - Beginning Figure Drawing
Instructor: Alex Alvarado
Sunday, 10am-1pm

For all students who want to begin figure drawing but are not sure how to approach it. Students will learn how to approach a figure drawing from the very beginning stages. They will also focus on producing an image that reads well in space.

#107A and B - Introduction To Head Drawing
Instructor: Mario Hernandez
Saturday, 10am-1pm
A- 10am-1pm $420
B-10am-4pm $635

This course is an excellent opportunity for students to learn the craft of head drawing. It will provide each student with the necessary understanding and experience to draw the human head with authority. Each session will consist of a lecture or demonstration that will guide students step by step through the process of drawing from a live model. The traditional elements of life drawing will be emphasized including the structure and planes of the head, the values of light and shadow, edges, portrait composition and drawing techniques. The course will also include exercises and assignments aimed to help students greatly hone their portrait drawing skills.

#101 - Basic Drawing Fundamentals
Instructor: Eric Pedersen
Saturday, 1pm-4pm

This course introduces the fundamentals of drawing. How to hold a charcoal pencil, simple shapes, volumes, c-curves, s-curves, straights, edges, 4-value system, thumbnails, introductory composition, light sources, core shadows, reflective lights, are all covered in this course. This is an excellent course for students with little to no formal drawing training at all, or those wanting a refresher course in the basics.

#255 - Painting the Figure - Long Pose
Instructor: Arpi Azaryan
Sunday, 10am-4pm

This course focuses on painting the figure in the method of the old masters, concentrating on accuracy of proportion and gesture, values, getting the light effect, and bringing the painting to a finish using a limited palette.

For our whole schedule of classes for the Summer Quarter, check out our site at

If you have any questions or if you would like to register, call 818.708.9232!

(REMINDER: Open house tomorrow Saturday 27th from 11am-4pm)

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