Artists always want muses without realizing that they’re a big responsibility, demanding regular walks, a ticket to every sunset, and smoothies made of old pastels and Greek yogurt. Cultivate your creativity an easier way with today's Groupon: $21 gets you your choice of a one-day, three-hour painting or drawing class ($42 value), led by an experienced instructor at Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art on Saticoy Street in Van Nuys. Both classes are conveniently held on Saturdays. Drawing: 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Painting: 2 p.m.–5 p.m.
The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art provides a no-frills environment and instructed time and space for artists to set up, settle in, and create under the guidance of a professional artist. Both classes offer introductory level instruction where beginning artists can freely hone their drawing or painting skills, and blossoming Picassos can strengthen and advance their talents. Classes are held every Saturday from January 15th–June 18th and must be scheduled 48 hours in advance, so call today to reserve your introductory excursion into instructional illumination.
- I had a great time. Professional instructors, models and staff that are helpful. I have taken classes at other school and studios around L.A. and nothing compares. – Tammi R., Yelp
- The teachers are knowledgeable and couldn't be happier to share their "trade secrets" that so many other art instructors are too intimidated or incompetent to do. – Alyson S., Yelp
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.