Sunday, February 16, 2020

Artist-run Galleries defying odds..

Knowing "how" and "where" to exhibit your own work is very difficult.
Kline Academy of Fine Arts 
knows that.

We share with you some valuable information..

"Artist Run Galleries Defy the Mega-Dealer Trend in Los Angeles"

New York Times Article
by Jori Finkel

We recently came across an interesting article regarding Artist-run Galleries. Established in unusual locations, garages, apartments, you name it, these Artist-run Galleries are defying the odds as they compete with mega-dealer trends in Los Angeles. A detailed discussion about the vision behind these artist-run galleries is also introduced, detailing the motivation of the Artists and how they managed to maintain a career as an artist while running a gallery. 

Give the New York Times Article a read.
(click HERE to access the article)

A few points worth mentioning, 
Artist-run Galleries:

Less Profit Driven

Promote a welcoming / inclusive environment

Establish a strong Sense of community

Monday, February 10, 2020

Free Small Talks With Guest Artists At Craft In America Center..

 2 free talks with guest artists at

Craft in America Center,

small museum that shows all handmade work

Located on:

8415 West Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Talk #1:

"Wanted: Young Man Learn Trade"

Artist Talk with Graham Mckay

of Lowell's Boat Shop

Thursday, February 13, from 7 - 8pm

"Graham Mckay is a boat builder and manager at Lowell's Boat Shop, America's oldest operating boat shop, a national landmark and working museum whose mission is to 'preserve and perpetuate the art and craft of wooden boat building and promote the history of Lowell's Boat Shop and its environs."


Talk #2:

"A Step Beyond: Contemporary Footwear, 

Functional to Fanciful"

Artist Talk with Lisa Sorrell

Saturday, February 29, from 4 - 5pm

"Sorrell has been making boots for over 20 years, with vintage hand tools and machinery - nothing computerized. Her dedication to learning the and her flair for design have established Sorrell as a master boot maker."


Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Kline Academy Student Daniela Schweitzer to be part of 2020 LA Art Show...

Congratulations To Daniela Schweitzer!

"I am excited about a special large piece I have worked on for this  art fair.  See a teaser preview below of its early stages!" 
- Daniela Schweitzer

Daniela Schweitzer, past Kline Academy of Fine Arts student, is happy to announce that she will be returning to the LA Art show this year! She is very excited to share a very large project she has been working on.

Come by and visit her!

Booth 825 | bG Gallery.


In addition, Daniela welcomes you to come by her studio at the Santa Monica Airport Campus and visit her during the upcoming Opening Reception for  "Drawing Connections"

"Drawing Connections"
Exhibition | February 10 – April 4, 2020
Featuring 25 artists from the 2 campuses of 18th Street Art Center 

This piece will be featured in the exhibit.

Opening Reception:
Exhibition Reception & Artist Open Studios 
February 22, 2020 | 5-8 PM
North and South Galleries | 3026 Airport Avenue

We are so proud of you Daniela!

Monday, February 3, 2020

KA student Tammy Machmail in a Group Show

We Have Very Exciting Announcement!

👏Congratulations to our student Tammy Machmali!👏

Tammy will be part of a group show, "EAT CAKE", hosted by Fabrik Projects Gallery. 

 Fabrik Projects Gallery
2636 La Cienega Blvd, Los angeles, Ca 90034 

 Artist Reception
 Saturday, February 8th, 6 - 9pm 

 Show runs
February 8th - 15th 

 Gallery open
Tuesday - Sunday

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

5 Reasons to support the Arts

5 Reasons to support the Arts

Kline Academy of Fine Arts

Kline Academy of Fine Arts recently came across some information we found very interesting and valuable, so we decided to share it with you all.

5 reasons to support the arts

Have a Positive Social Impact:
For thousands of years, song and dance have brought communities together. Today, the arts create a space where all members can come together.

Enhance your Mood:
The arts offer an escape from the troubles of everyday life. When you're writing, singing, painting, or playing an instrument, you're able to temporarily set stress aside to focus on enjoying your craft.

Help The Economy:
The arts make up a major chunk of the economy - 4.2% of the GDP, to be exact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. While that number may seem small, it's higher than the economic shares of the nation's transportation, tourism, and agriculture sectors.

Encourage Healing:
Different types of arts programs are employed in many different healthcare facilities. Patients that engage with these arts programs heal faster, manage their pain better, and spend less time in the hospital.

Generate Creativity: 
The arts are a self-perpetuating activity. Creativity is generated from the right side of the brain. The more you engage it, the more creative you become, like flexing a muscle in your brain.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Featured Student Anastasia Shmukler

A Word From One of Our Students at Kline Academy!

Anastasia Shmukler

12 years old
Classical Drawing and Painting Student

Anastasia Shmukler has been studying with Kline Academy of Fine Arts for almost 5 months. Anastasia has taken several different classes, Beginning Drawing Foundations with Bill Neukkomm, Drawing with Color with Lana Gloschat, Introduction to Oil Painting with Juri Umagami, and Classical Painting with Cheryl Kline. Anastasia has shown great potential achieving some remarkable work along the way. She is now experimenting with Oil Painting and is currently working on a Bouguereau master copy.

Here are a few of her pieces...

Monday, January 13, 2020

Kline Academy 2020 - It's All about Light

In the classes of 2020, we will be focusing on light... How light describes the form? How light affects color, mood and tone of the scene? Understanding light is essential in all genres of drawing and painting... Join our community of artist and expert instructors who will share their masterly in art making.

Cheryl Kline 

Saturday, January 11, 2020

KA instructor Bill Neukomm in a Group Show

William Neukomm, our amazing Beginning Drawing Foundations instructor, is featured in "LIKENESS" a Fine Art Exhibition exploring Portrait and Figure today.

"Realism, Impressionism, Abstraction.. what do we use to describe a work that is a combination of the three? How much does a portrait or figurative work need to look like the model or subject these days?  Is capturing a “Likeness” as important in today's fine art works as it once was? Is figure and portrait painting anything like it was back in the 1800 and early 1900s? or has the art world finally adopted a liberal view on the importance of "likeness" in a figure painting.

Today in the realist figurative world see a mixture of genres coming together in the same painting, or exhibiting side by side, and it's not just in America. Russian artists, Icelandic artists, French artist and more have been influenced, be it by instagram shots of new works they can easily access now, or the rise in international art fairs and exhibitions that are traveling around the globe."

Sat. January 11th Through February 29th
VRFA Gallery at 418 Ocean Ave Laguna Beach CA

To access the exhibitions digital catalog, click HERE

Friday, December 27, 2019

Congratulations to Pepe!

Some Great News to conclude 2019... 🎉🎊🏅

Congratulations to our student Pepe Martin Orozco for receiving an award at The Tokyo Biennale of Contemporary Art on their 19th International Art Exchange Exhibition & Competition. We are so proud of him!

Pepe exhibited a series of remarkable work dedicated to his role models, where he portrayed them as fashion models.

Here are a few of his submissions..

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

FREE LECTURE by Author Dan Hill at Kline Academy

See It, Feel It
Insights About How People Truly Experience Art
with master artist Dan Hill

1 Sunday, February 2, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Free event 
or $5.00 - 15.00 USD suggested donation to the studio

RSVP today at

What’s the actual experience people have when standing before a work of art, taking it in?

Find out thanks to this unique guest lecture that will be of interest to artists, photographers and the general public at large. Hill’s latest book is by far the largest study ever conducted that involves eye-tracking technology and art in order to learn where people precisely look, for how long, and in what order. 

By adding in facial coding, Hill also captures not only where people look but how they feel about what they’re seeing. In addition to results that cover 88 famous art works from the Renaissance to today, Hill’s lecture will also explore how knowing facial expressions, per emotion, can enrich your understanding and appreciation of portraiture based on his previous book, Famous Faces Decoded: A Guidebook for Reading Others.

What you will learn:

How much time do viewers actually take
Where viewers of art look most often, or first
Which forms and colors engage viewers the most, typically
What kind of titles work well and which don't 
What kinds of subject matter attract the eye and heart
What might be the secret to effective composition