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Atelier/Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA)

An Independent Division of the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art

http://laafa.edu/

admissions@laafa.org

16926 Saticoy Street, Lake Balboa, United States

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Accredited by National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
International Students Welcomed - SEVIS Approved for M-1 and F-1 Visas
Approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for Educational Benefit

Enjoy a FREE Online Drawing the Hand Lesson
with LAAFA Faculty Rey Bustos!



Accredited BFA Degree & Atelier Certificate Programs

The Fine Art concentration at LAAFA offers an accredited BFA Degree or Atelier Certificate*. Once you complete your 18-months of intensive fundamental training, you are equipped to focus on advanced painting skills, personal projects, business of art classes and mentorships with artists of your choice. After three years of study, you will leave the program with a cohesive body of work, the knowledge necessary to alter the landscape of artistic expression, and the confidence to pursue a lasting career as a successful, thought-provoking, professional artist.

The Entertainment Art concentration at LAAFA offers an accredited BFA Degree or Certificate*. Once you complete the 18-months of intensive fundamental training, you will move into rigorous courses in advanced drawing, painting, rendering, digital and 3D software applications as well as Business of Art courses. In addition, you have many networking opportunities with our top professional working faculty and have the opportunity to visit movie and production studios as well as gaming companies.

*The Certificate program includes the same balance curriculum with fewer general education courses required.

Intensive Art Training Tracks

The Intensive Art Programs are for students who are interested in enrolling in a full-time course of study without pursing a formal degree or certificate. Tracks are open to all students who are interested in professional growth, personal development and preparatory art study.

International students are eligible for the Intensive Fundamentals Track and must be conversant in English.

Intensive Drawing Track

This 1-year sequential curriculum focuses on drawing from direct observation. Students will have a working proficiency of the human form as it relates to traditional representation in drawing. In addition, students will learn solid draftsmanship and technical skills in Classic Academic and Figure Construction, which will give students a well-developed understanding of line, form, structure, shadow, tone, light, edges, and the human anatomy.

Intensive Fundamentals Track

This 18-month sequential curriculum focuses on drawing and painting from direct observation. Students will have a working proficiency of the human form as it relates to traditional representation in drawing and painting. Students will learn solid draftsmanship and technical skills, which will give students a well-developed understanding of line, form, structure, shadow, tone, light, edges, and the human anatomy. In addition, students will explore the fundamental practices of painting. Working from the live model, students will be challenged to refine their ability to simplify what they see and create paintings that feature strong structure, clear value organization and elegant simplification.

Students in the Intensive Fundamental Track may have the opportunity to matriculate into our Degree and Certificate Programs. Contact us at admissions@laafa.org for additional information.

Intensive Entertainment Track

The 18-month entertainment track is for students who have mastered their foundational skills. Students will start learning and developing concepts for creating convincing environments and imaginative characters. Aspiring artists will be well equipped for a career in the entertainment art industry.

Continuing Education Program

Our classes and workshops offer a variety of short-term (3-months) art classes or week to weekend workshops in drawing, painting, sculpting, digital art for students of all levels. International may attend LAAFA classes while visiting the U.S. on a tourist visa. In certain circumstances, the student may apply for a change of status to an M-1 or F-1 visa. In addition, students from around the world now have the opportunity to be trained online by our accomplished list of LAAFA instructors who are professional Entertainment and Fine Artists working in the Animation, Film, Gaming and Fine Art Industry. As a bonus, all videos are yours to keep. LAAFA's online courses provided by artschoolvideos.com are not graded and are not a part of our degree and certificate programs or intensive art tracks.

Faculty

LAAFA Faculty represents an illustrious group of accomplished, skilled artists. Each member has been specifically chosen because of their experience and the immense amount of knowledge they possess in their given subjects. Such a wide scope of knowledge and experience allows LAAFA to offer a broad range of approaches to teaching art. You have direct access to our faculty through courses, workshops, mentorships, lectures and personal projects during your studies at LAAFA.

International Students

Full-time student body at LAAFA is made up of international students from all over the world. The students bring with them a wealth of backgrounds and perspectives that provide a well-rounded cultural experience and an ethnically diverse environment here at LAAFA. We welcome all applicants from different countries. LAAFA is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. We assist the students in obtaining an F-1 or M-1 visas during their studies at LAAFA.

Veterans Benefits

LAAFA is authorized by the Department of Veterans Affairs to enroll students in our full-time programs for benefits under:

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
  • The Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30)
  • The Dependents Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35)
  • The Vocational Rehabilitation Program (Chapter 31)
  • The Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1606)

It is recommended that applications be submitted to the VA at least two months prior to the start of the enrolling quarter. To honor the men and women who serve our country, your application fee is waived.

Applying To LAAFA

The Office of Admissions looks for prospective students who demonstrate a passion for art, a potential for growth, a strong desire to learn, and a serious commitment to become a professional artist. If you have basic skills in art, the desire to be a well-trained/knowledgeable artist, and possess the willingness to immerse yourself in intensive course of study, then you will be an excellent candidate for LAAFA.

LAAFA has a rolling admission policy. Applications are accepted until all the spots in the Full-Time Program are full. The priority dates below will give students the opportunity for scholarships, work- study opportunities and a smooth transition to school. LAAFA accepts a limited number of students for each start group.

For information about Tuition, Financing and Scholarships, please visit us online at www.laafa.edu.

Website http://laafa.edu/
Contact email admissions@laafa.org
Founded 2001
Course languages English
Accreditation
Part-Time Instructors 50
Full-Time Instructors 50
Accommodation Yes
Costs

Part time: USD 559 / month

Full time: USD 31993 / year

Atelier/Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA)

16926 Saticoy Street

Lake Balboa, United States

admissions@laafa.org

Ecorche - Rey Bustos

Head Study -Juan Baron

Untitled - William Rodgers

Mariposa - Joseph Todorovitch

Head Study - Daniel Bilmes

Cyn - David Simon

Jared - Ron Lemen

Leah Study - Ramon Hurtado

Untitled - Vadim Zanganian

Untitled - Elyse Fulcher

Untitled - Marina Fridman

Untitled - Rohini Sen

Untitled - Katie Lindsay

20 September 2017 to 24 September 2017

The Portrait From Life


16926 Saticoy St, Los Angeles, CA 91406


695 USD

In this five-day workshop, David will take you step by step through the process he uses in creating his professional works. From initial underdrawing through final glazes, learn to build your painting in a series of layers that will help you effectively translate the observed model into an elegant and refined portrait.

10 July 2017 to 21 July 2017

Summer Art Program Session 1


16926 Saticoy St, Los Angeles, CA 91406


995 USD

Session 1: This 2-Week Intensive Program is designed for teens and young adults who are interested in personal development and preparatory art study.

24 July 2017 to 04 August 2017

Summer Art Program Session 2


16926 Saticoy St, Los Angeles, CA 91406


995 USD

Session 2: This 2-Week Intensive Program is designed for teens and young adults who are interested in personal development and preparatory art study.

10 July 2017 to 04 August 2017

Summer Art Program 4 Weeks


16926 Saticoy St, Los Angeles, CA 91406


1990 USD

This 4-Week Intensive Program is designed for teens and young adults who are interested in personal development and preparatory art study.

22 July 2017 to 23 July 2017

17th Century Indirect Figure Painting


16926 Saticoy St, Los Angeles, CA 91406


In the tradition of Caravaggio, Rubens, Velasquez, Ribera, and Van Dyck, this course will focus on the multi-layered process of underpainting and overpainting the human figure in Oil. This process will yield thickly painted and highly luminous light on flesh, in contrast of deep, semi-transparent shadows. Paintings will be made from direct observation of the model.

07 October 2017 to 08 October 2017

Portrait Painting from Life


16926 Saticoy St, Los Angeles, CA 91406


395 USD

This workshop students will learn the process of painting a portrait from life that will include: composition, palette choices, color mixing, capturing the likeness of the model and more… Sean will give a short demonstration with one-on-one critiques to help students create a successful portrait.