Without frequent exposure to art, viewers may struggle to discern whether they’re looking at an impressionist masterpiece or out a heavily smudged window. Start your eye-training with today’s Groupon to the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art in Van Nuys. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get one three-hour painting or drawing class (a $50 value).
- For $59, you get three three-hour painting or drawing classes (a $145 value, including $20 registration fee).<p>
The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art’s revered lineup of professional artist instructors helps passionate pupils unlock the secrets of great art production in a variety of mediums. Budding Renoirs tote along their own required art supplies and rendezvous for Saturday drawing or painting classes designed to further refine the brushstrokes of artists at any level. Each three-hour lesson lets students set up shop in one of LAAFA’s airy studios, where they receive expert guidance as they practice such masterpiece-manufacturing principles as color mixing, composition, and proper beret-tilting. The Academy’s website also allows students to register a profile and upload their art to receive critiques from peers in the online community. Visit LAAFA’s Groupon-specific webpage to begin registration and to view upcoming class dates and times.
Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Realizing their community's limited resources for foundational art education, the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art was founded in 2002 as a portal for blossoming art students to sharpen skills with the help of talented, professional artists. Thus, an eclectic team of instructors took shape through a hand-selection process that yielded skill sets from the realms of fine art, entertainment, and paint-by-number calculus. Now in its 10th year of art education, the school—named a top 10 school worldwide by American Artist in Nov. 2011—acts as a springboard for students pursuing degrees in fine arts or the digitally driven video-game and film world of entertainment art. Individual classes afford à la carte education for beginning and advanced students of sculpture, drawing, painting, and illustration. Regardless of the field of study, LAAFA seeks to assist all students in completing advanced degrees at other institutions, accessing local art resources, and solving Van Gogh's tricky magic-eye series.
16926 Saticoy St.
Van Nuys, California 91406