Saturday, August 5, 2017

Kline Academy 10th Annual Open House - Call for ART!!

Kline Academy 10th Annual Open House 
 Call for ART!!

Celebrating Kline Academy's 10th Anniversary!

Saturday, September 16th, 5pm - 9pm
Sunday, September 17th, noon - 5pm 
(Natalia Fabia's Live Painting Demo starts at 1pm on Sunday!)

As someone who has been a student in the past year, we want to encourage you to submit a piece for our upcoming show!

It can be any piece that you worked on in classes at Kline Academy. 

Drop in : After Tuesday, September 5th

We will email you the label or it will be ready at the office.
Please know the title, price (if you want to sell), and the medium to be included in the show! 

See you there!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Kline Academy Instructor Juri Umagami Up-Coming Show

July 29th - Sept 2nd

Opening Reception : July 29th, 5 - 11pm

1860 Firestone Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90001

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Kline Academy Instructor Scott Yeskel Up-Coming Show


330 N Coast hwy, Laguna Beach, California 92651

Why you should learn to paint in oils?

So, you are ready to start painting but are not sure whether to start with oils or acrylics. You may be thinking that acrylic is easier to use as it is the paint most us of experimented with in grade school art classes. However, for many of us, oil is the way to go and we want to tell you why…

Before anything let’s get the biggest obstacle to oil painting out of the way… the fumes.
Many people cannot take the toxic paint thinners, spirits and mediums that come with painting in oil but what most new artists don’t realize is that you do not need these to paint in oil at all. Brushes can be cleaned with a simple method of soap and water and the medium for your pigments can be a non-toxic linseed or walnut oil. So, if you are worried about the fumes… you can breathe easy!

Now let’s dive into two of the major advantages of Oil…

First and most important is drying time.
Acrylic paint dries almost immediately after application unless you are using gels, extenders and other products - and this can be frustrating for new painters for several reasons, most importantly if you are learning to paint and taking your time with your composition you may have to re-work it several times if you are stopping and starting in between sessions with acrylics. With oils, you can walk away from your painting for half a day and when you come back your paint will still be wet.

Next is blending.
Although oil has been around for thousands of years it became especially popular during the renaissance era when painters discovered its ability to create incredibly realistic paintings because of its smooth blending properties. This is especially useful when doing subtle shading in your paintings. Can you imaging the Mona Lisa in acrylic?

When taken together these two abilities of oil paint give you great flexibility and ease of use as well as a wide range of effects that you can create in your painting. You can combine transparent and opaque techniques, glaze and body color in a full range within a single painting.

One final benefit of using oil is that when your paint dries it will retain its color which is not always the case with acrylic. Of course, there are challenges to using oils as well but when everything is taken into consideration oil is definitely a great choice to learn how to paint your own masterpiece.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Kline Academy Instructors Up-Coming Show

Three Contemporary Masters

Thomas Garner – Cheryl Kline – Sharon Weaver

– June 5 – July 30, 2017 – 
June 25, 2017, 2 – 5 p.m. – Artists Reception
Cheryl Kline

Sharon Weaver

Thomas Garner

834 N. La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, Ca 90038
323 466 9999

Monday, June 5, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Kline Academy student won the 2nd place on the Runner-Up in the Post-Bacc Program!

Kline Academy Student Dan won the 2nd place on the Runner-Up in the Post-Bacc Program at the Annual Juried Student Exhibit at LCAD.

You can view her work at The Dennis and Leslie Power Library.
Congratulations Dan!

May 1–31, 2017

The Dennis and Leslie Power Library at LCAD
2222 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Library Hours:
8 am to 5 pm, Monday-Friday

Monday, May 8, 2017

Kline Academy Instructor Juri Umagami Up-Coming Show

Our Introduction to Oil Painting and Renaissance Drawing instructor Juri Umagami is in the Otis Annual Senior Show 2017 at Otis College of Art and Design.

May 8 - 14, 2017, 10am - 5pm
Opening Reception May 13th, 6 - 8pm

Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 665-6800

Monday, March 27, 2017

Color, Form and People - Gabriel Mark Lipper

Gabriel Mark Lipper currently lives and works in Ashland Oregon. His current paintings explore themes of energy, wealth, and ambition. His paintings ask open-ended questions about the viewers’ relationship to the painted narratives. 

An emphasis on technique and application of oil paint serve as a classical anchor for his otherwise often disconnected contemporary subjects. This dualism is borne out of a fixation with craftsmanship and an exploratory fascination with the zealous excesses of the new millennium. 

Drawing on influences as diverse as Tolstoy, Fellini, and Eazy-E, Lipper continues his focused inquiry into our sociocultural evolution with his latest body of work: American Dream.     

Gabriel's Work

Call for date.

Please visit for more information.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Ask an Artist!

Ask an Artist!

If you have ANY questions about art, art making and our school,
leave a comment and we will answer right away!

Or you can write us a note HERE!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Kline Academy Instructor Sharon Weaver featured in Plein Air Magazine

Kline Academy Instructor Sharon Weaver featured 
in Plein Air Magazine

Our Plein-Air and In-Studio Landscape Painting instructor Sharon Weaver was featured in Plein Air Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 1.

We are so honored to work with such a great artist!! 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Cheryl Kline Up-Coming Show at Lahaina Gallery


Opening Reception for Artists
Saturday, February 11th, 2017
4 - 7pm

Celebrate nature's grandeur with these two incredible artists, together for one amazing evening! Enjoy their spectacular new collections, inspired by the breathtaking beauty of the sea and sky.

Don't miss the chance to meet the artist herself!

Kindly RSVP: 949-721-9117

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Kline Academy Instructor Sharon Weaver Up-Coming Show

Yosemite Vista by Sharon Weaver

Our Plein Air and In-Studio Landscape Painting instructor Sharon Weaver is in a group exhibition at Santa Paula Art Museum

Between Heaven and Earth:
The PAC6
Paints the Sierras
March 4 - July 9th, 2017

Opening Reception:
March 4, 2017, 4-6pm
($10 SPAM Members; $15 Non-Members)

Monday, January 30, 2017

Demo Day

Thank you so much for coming over to Kline Academy for Demo Day!
We hope you enjoyed in depth demonstrations from Cheryl Kline, Scott Yeskel, Sharon Weaver and Miguel Gonzalez!

Also special thanks to our instructors who did AMAZING demonstrations, Carl and Zach for posing and Matt Reny for delicious catering! 

Cheryl Kline working on a portrait painting of Carl

Scott deconstructing city-scape into an abstract piece

Sharon did an amazing landscape painting demo

Miguel working on a figure drawing of the model Zach

Demos of Cheryl, Scott, Miguel and Sharon

Monday, January 16, 2017

Painting Interiors and Environments Workshop - Jan 8th & 15th, 2017

Kenny Harris was at Kline Academy over the last two weekends for his Painting Interiors and Environments Workshop.

Week 1

Kenny's Demo

Week 2 

Kenny's Palette

Kenny's Demo