Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cloud Painting Workshop with Cheryl Kline

Cheryl Kline's Cloud Mastery Painting Workshop 

 Day 1- Fri 7/25

Cheryl Kline started her workshop with a small demo

Then she demonstrates the monochromatic painting method

After the lunch break, she showed a demo of direct painting

Day 2 - Sun 7/27

Days 2 begun with the imaginary cloud painting 

Students worked again on monochromatic painting. Cheryl Kline mixed up Raw Umber and Titanium White to make 7 shadow values and carefully applied paints on her canvas.

Glazing time!
 The colors she used were Indian Yellow Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue and Red Oxide (Transparent colors)

Check out our what the attendees produced in just two days!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Fashion Sketching Boot Camp at Kline Academy

Last Sunday, we hosted the guest instructor Helene Reiner for 
the Fashion Sketching Boot Camp at Kline Academy.

Helene has worked for several great lines 
over the years in addition to successfully creating her own clothing label. 
She has also taught at some of the best college level fashion programs 
in the city.

During the Boot Camp, students first learned how to draw the 9 head fashion croquis.

Then they added fabrics and drapes to the croquis to design their own clothes. 

We are excited to announce you that we will have another Fashion Sketching Boot Camp soont! In the next Boot Camp, Helene will introduce color theory, more movements and values to you for your sketches. 

Call for the date!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Glazing Abstractions by Instructor Scott Yeskel

Glazing Abstractions 
by Scott Yeskel

I am often asked why and how my abstract paintings look so vibrant and not 'muddy.' I've often explained in my classes that 'traditional glazing' techniques are the key to refining great and vibrant color. 

The best way to start an abstract painting is the way most of you think. Work with large brushes and paint bold and loose. Don't be afraid to go right off the page, use texture, even splatter or drip. All of this can work if you stay fairly dark and thin at first. Just like a traditional painting, one must work 'light over dark, thick over thin.' 

Once you've achieved an under painting that includes a good rhythm and composition wait and let that baby dry before you make a muddy mess. Once dry, apply a transparent glaze using:

1 part damar varnish
1 part walnut oil 
2 parts Oderless mineral spirits.

(However if you are in a classroom with other people, just use walnut oil. The fumes from the damar and mineral spirits are too strong in a closed area and you will surely make some enemies, not to mention how toxic the fumes are for your lungs). 

Feel free to add transparent color to your mixture - Transparent Earth Orange, Alizarin Orange and Indian Yellow are my favorites for a warm painting- Ultramarine Blue and Alizarin Crimson are my favorites for a cool toned painting. 

Apply your glaze liberally and then wipe it off. Be prepared to apply thicker coats of more opaque color including accent colors once you are done glazing. 

Repeat the process until you achieve clean and vivid color. It usually takes me about 5 sessions and 3 to 5 glazes to achieve 'clean' color.

Come into my class Monday Nights or Tuesday Mornings and I'll show you exactly how it's done!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Kline Academy Student's Up Coming Show

Kline Academy student Vicki Fisher-Lerer will be showing her abstract paintings
at hale ARTS SPACES from July 11th through the 23rd, 2014.

Opening Reception on Friday, July 11th, 5-8pm

2443 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA90405

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Kline Academy Open House 2014

Kline Academy's 7th Annual Open House made a BIG HIT!!

That was such a great show Over 300 people attended this year!!
We'd like to thank everyone who participated and we really hope you had a great time with us!
We transformed studios into a gallery

Thanks too to our amazing entertainers formerly Freeway Philharmonic 

musicians Novi and Larry Tuttle, they were fantastic

Great Entertainment, Novi and Larry

Again, thanks to all who visited!
And let us know how you liked it!!