Thursday, May 31, 2012

David Leffel is coming to Kline Academy!


This is a rare chance for you to work with renowned painter, David Leffel in a 4-day Portrait Workshop.  Space in this extraordinary class is limited and highly prized.  By narrowing the size of our class, we ensure David has plenty of time to give individual attention to each student.  Call now to reserve your easel.

DATE:  Aug 31 - Sept 3
TIME:  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
INSTRUCTOR: David Leffel
COST:  $925 for 4 days

DATE:  Sept 3
TIME:  7:00 - 9:00 pm
INSTRUCTOR:  David Leffel
COST:  $50
This four hour DVD is a live demonstration filmed on location at the Kline Academy of Fine Art.  Cheryl Kline will take you step by step in her unique process of painting portraits from a photograph.  There are so many lessons in this DVD you will want to watch it again and again!

Secrets Revealed!

This DVD will teach you how to:
  • Find facial proportions
  • Set your composition
  • Draw your model on the canvas
  • Block in the basic shapes
  • Define the shadow patterns
  • Mix beautiful skin tones
  • Refine edges
  • Painting Hair
  • Painting Drapery
  • Finishing touches
and much more...

Regardless of skill level, this instructional DVD will enable the artist to approach their next portrait project with a step by step system which will bring more success to the development of their painting techniques and practice.  We wish you much joy in your art making.

$99.00 + 5.00 S/H

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Two-Day Color Mixing Workshop

Instructor:  Brianna Lee
Date:  Saturday, July 21 & Sunday, July 22
Time:  10am-4pm both days
Cost: $220

Does color elude you? Unsure where to begin when mixing color? Then this workshop is for you! 

Students will explore the essentials of color with this two-day color mixing workshop. Learn to create color harmony by using the “Zorn” Palette and take a practical approach to color.

The workshop begins with a guided color mixing exercise, where students create a color wheel and learn the benefits of a limited palette. The second day students will use this chart to guide them to recreate the colors of a Master painting.

Learn real-life application and how a color chart can guide you, whether painting luminous flesh tones or earthy landscapes! Many of our students upon completing the course, have expressed how much it has improved their abilities to analyze colors accurately. Call today and reserve your space!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Cheryl Kline, presenting Iris Jacobs with a $25 gift card from Blick's Art Supply.

Congratulations to our student, Iris Jacobs! She won our Student of the Month and gift card for $25 with her beautiful painting of ballet shoes.  By the way - Iris is only 14 years old and already shows great talent! Kline Academy currently has all adult art classes but she is one of the few teens we have accepted into our program. This summer however, we will be launching our youth art program: Atelier des Beaux Arts focusing on fine art skills we currently teach to our adult art students.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Kline Academy of Fine Art

presents a live, self-portrait
demonstration by David A. Leffel

David A. Leffel

This is a rare opportunity to watch close-up, as this masterful artist creates his self-portrait before your eyes!  David Leffel is not only an accomplished painter but an exceptional teacher.  With each stroke of his brush, Leffel explains his reasoning and gives solutions to achieving painterly results.  2 Hours, 2 Minutes


+ $2.50 s&h*

*California residents ad 8.75% sales tax

Spring into Summer:  Figure en Plein Air Workshop


Instructor:  Brianna Lee
Date:  Sunday, June 24 
Time:  9:30am-5:00pm
Cost:  $140
Learn the color of outdoor light on skin tones with a live model en Plein Air. You will be introduced to a limited “light” palette, ideal for creating luminous paintings. The workshop will begin with a brief lecture and demonstration followed by one on one instruction for each individual artist.
This is a great opportunity to explore the merging of two popular subjects: landscape painting and portraiture!  And late Spring is the perfect season to get out your plein air easels and enjoy some fresh air, beautiful weather and apply some paint to your canvases. You are encouraged to bring a lunch.  All skill levels are encouraged to join in, this will be lots of fun so mark your calendars and RSVP today!

Portable Plein Air Easel (or we can rent you one for $15)
Roll of Paper towels
Brushes: Filberts (Bristle and Sable)
Plastic bag (for oil rags)
Odorless Turps or Oil in a container (for cleaning brushes)
Oil colors: Titanium White
Cadmium Yellow
Yellow Ocher
Cadmium Red or French Vermillion
Alizarin Crimson
Ultramarine Blue
Ivory Black
(Optional) Easel Umbrella
Portable Stool/Chair

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Kline Academy Students at Beverly Hills Art Show

Congratulations to the two of our students who will be showing in the Beverly Hills Art Show, Howard Barsky (space 319) and Kamran Nikravan (space 337). The show will be open May 19 and 20 from 10am - 6pm at Beverly Hills Art Walk on Crescent Drive, just North of Santa Monica Blvd. We would love for you to come by and see their work. Read more...