Sunday, July 15, 2012

A Week in the Life of LAAFA

This Summer, LAAFA is pleased to present an extraordinary collection of teachers and classes.  Here's a sampling of the exciting classes that are going on every day of the week at LAAFA. 

Ramon Hurtado
MONDAY: Long Pose Figure Drawing with Ramon Hurtado. Starts Monday, July 16.  In this class, students  will focus on creating long pose drawings that capture the specific character of the model.  Throughout nine 15-hour poses, Ramon will emphasize a balance  of 3D forms, anatomy, gesture, shadow patterns, and 2D measuring techniques for students.  The result: drawings that reveal the construction of the figure through the use of tone, and maintain a sense of movement while adding high finish.
Ron Velasco
Ron Lemen

TUESDAY:  On Tuesday evenings, starting July 17th, Ron Velasco will share his entertainment industry experience and gift for developing personality in drawings in Gesture Drawing for StorytellingStarting July 31st, from 11:00am to 3:00pm on Tuesdays, Summer Quarter Spotlight Artist Ron Lemen will illuminate the theory of color keys and chromatic concepts for students of all levels.  If you are a painter who wants to take your art to the next level, Life Painting with Focus on Color Theory is a class you don't want to miss!

Mark McDonnell
WEDNESDAY:  Character Design with Mark McDonnell is a chance to for students to design  characters based on a particular style.  The class is designed to give students the experience of "on-the-job situations." Mark will provide reference images for a particular style at the beginning of each session to inspire and guide students' work. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from an animation industry pro - this class starts Wednesday, July 18th!
Vadim Zanginian

THURSDAY:  Anyone interested in either drawing or painting will benefit from Vadim Zanginian's Tonal Figure Drawing class, starting Thursday, July 19th.  Vadim will help students elegantly portray light on the human form using tone, rather than line.

FRIDAY:  Plein Air/Landscape Painting is a class for students who love field trips! Every class meets in a different scenic location, where Sharon Weaver fearlessly guides students in the art of outdoor painting.

Sam Woodfin

SATURDAY:  Starting July 21st, Dynamic Sketching on Location with Sam Woodfin will give students a chance to take their drawing skills to a number of exciting locations outside LAAFA.  Sam will guide students in specific drawing solutions to complex visual problems such as conveying mood, texture, and other specific information about objects and animals.

SUNDAY:  Imaginatomy with Rey Bustos gives students the opportunity to create an animal out of their imagination and learn animal anatomy at the same time! Also on Sundays, starting July 22, Eric Pedersen will be teaching Basic Painting Fundamentals. This class is guaranteed to get you started off on the right foot as a painter, or to help you consolidate prior beginning study.

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