Monday, October 16, 2017

Do something creative today!

Do something creative today! 

Being an artist and working day in and day out on a series of paintings can easily put you in a rut! So, what do you do to get out of it? 

Yesterday I spent some time preparing panels for an upcoming workshop. I like the look of texture the way it creates another dimension in the reality of the image. I decided to experiment with alabaster from Natural Pigments. It sands down to a smooth buttery surface. My creative path was charred and now I can’t wait to get to the studio. 

Tell me what you do to switch on your creativity?

- Cheryl Kline

Friday, October 6, 2017

Natalia Fabia is on The Top 100 Figurative Painters Working Right Now on BuzzFeed!

Photo: Instagram

Photo: BuzzFeed

We are very honored to inform you that our instructor Natalia Fabia is on The Top 100 Figurative Painters Right Now on Buzz Feed! 

Congratulations Natalia!

And don't miss out her 3 Day Painting Workshop coming in October!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Meet Our New Teen Drawing & Painting Instructor - Ireland Wisdom

Please Welcome Our Mew Instructor
Ireland Wisdom

Ireland Wisdom was born and raised in West L.A. and has traveled the world in pursuit of her artistic development. This young prodigy graduated from the downtown Grand Arts School while studying at Kline Academy, and most recently attended and graduated from one of the top traditional art academies in the world- Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy.  

Wisdom’s experience in both contemporary and classical painting and sculpting, has given her opportunities to exhibit work all over the city, from the downtown L.A. Art Walk to varying galleries at Bergamot Station. While young Wisdom has been involved with the Kline Academy for almost a decade, a space where she adores sharing her love and knowledge of fine art. 

Message from Ireland

I first started signing up for art classes when I was thirteen. I took a couple of different classes at varying locations around LA, but after being unsatisfied with all that I tried, we eventually found Cheryl Kline and her Academy. My first class with Cheryl was on portrait painting and it was absolutely wonderful. After it ended I wanted to explore all that the Kline Academy offers, so I then took Cheryl’s classical master copy painting class, Scott Yesel’s abstract painting class, and Brianna Lees’s figure drawing/painting class.

When nearing the end of my high school career, like everyone else, I began to think seriously  about what to do and where to go next. For me it was anything or anywhere that would aid my becoming a professional artist. This was when Cheryl introduced me to the Florence Academy of Art. The FAA is a classical, yet somewhat modern, painting and sculpting atelier in the heart of Florence, Italy. I decided it was the right fit for me, so I began taking two classes a week at the Kline to help build my portfolio.  I drew a couple of Bargue (Charles Bargue) copies as well as some cast paintings and drawings, all so I could get used to only painting from life, using a method called sight size which they use at the FAA.  Cheryl was mentoring me specifically to my need, to have an outstanding portfolio for applications and to learn how to paint from life.  My passion for art truly took shape at this time, with all the support from the amazing faculty at the Kline Academy. 

After getting accepted into the FAA, I took the great energy and skills that I gained at the Kline and brought them to Florence. My three years at the FAA were filled with long days of very little sitting or none whatsoever, and instead consisted of drawing and painting from the early morning to the late evening. The skills and knowledge I garnered from the teachers at the Kline Academy sufficiently prepared me for those tiring but exceptional years of honing my crafts in Florence.  My time at the Kline and at the FAA has also allowed me to draw and work next to some of today’s most talented artists from around the world.  

Now, Cheryl and I are working together again, and I will be teaching my own painting and drawing class for teens starting in December! I want to give my youthful class the opportunity to learn how to paint anything they want. Participants will be able to express their creativity to its fullest extent by learning how to draw and paint three dimensional forms using light effects and space. As a major goal, I would like my students to become passionate about their work and creativity in general. I can also help create the best foundation for students interested in entering a fully immersive fine art program like I did, in the States or overseas. I can help them create a portfolio that will blow away colleges, as Cheryl did for me! Can’t wait to see you in class!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Thank You BCG Digital Ventures

BCG Digital Ventures came to our studio and did 2 hour quick figure studies with us today!
That was a fun event!

Thank you so much for the great time!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

FREE EVENT! Rosemary Brushes Comes to Los Angeles!!!

Rosemary Brushes Comes to Los Angeles!!! Thursday, October 12th, noon - 6pm
FREE Live brush making demo at noon!
Huge selection of brushes for sale 

Meet Symi Jackson, Rosemary’s Daughter from London
Awesome opportunity to buy direct without shipping or VAT charges 
RSVP at or 310-837-7194

Monday, September 25, 2017

Open House Raffle Winners!

Here are the Open House Raffle Winners!


1st Prize - 4 Free Classes - goes to...
Grace Kono-Wells

2nd Prize - 1 Free Class
Sarah Marson

3rd Prize - Portrait Painting Book by Cheryl Kline
Susie Convery

4th Prize - Original Kline Academy T-shirt 
Charles Song

Monday, September 18, 2017

Kline Academy Open House 2017 - Thank you!!

Thank you so much students and faculty who submitted their art work and friends and family who came over to Kline Academy Open House - 10 Year Anniversary this weekend!

We had more than 650 people came over to see 172 paintings and drawings created by Kline Academy students and instructors!

Thank you Natalia Fabia for the amazing demonstration, the classical trio for  music,  Matt, Jia, Aaron and Jeff for delicious catering, and Sarah, Brett, Illana and Aiden for your support!!

And congratulations to Bill Perking, Carol Potter, Thomas Garner and Cheryl Kline for selling their pieces!

Owner Cheryl Kline (right), Kline Academy staff Jason Lions (center) and Juri Umagami (left)

Congratulations Bill!!

Tim next to Cheryl Kline's Sold painting