Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Scott Yeskel's 1 Day Contemporary Boot Camp was a BIG SUCCESS!

Scott Yeskel Packs The House!

Not only has he sold out his abstract painting class at Kline Academy, 
but also his first workshop, which was sold out within 2 weeks, had 
a remarkable outcome! 

Here are the highlights and some photos of the workshop 

Scott started the workshop with demonstrations

We set up 3 stations - still life, landscape and figure painting - and students spent one hour at each station.

Still Life Painting Station 

Lynda's great study from Still Life Station

Scott always comes up with interesting subjects

Figure Painting Station

Susan nailed all the poses at Figure Painting Station

Students focused more on gestures 

Landscape Painting Station

Marianne did an impressive job! 

Lastly, Scott had the critique time to sum up the workshop

Everybody did such a great job!

Students produced over 150 paintings in one day and it was AMAZING to see their works all together!

With all students' favors and requests, we will definitely have another boot camp in summer! 

Check out Scott's Abstract Painting Class and join our email list to get his info!!  

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Kline Academy Outdoor Landscape Instructor Sharon Weaver - Upcoming Shows

Our Outdoor Landscape instructor Sharon Weaver has a couple of upcoming exhibitions!

Kline Academy Landscape Painting instructor - Sharon Weaver

At La Galeria Gitana at 120 N Maclay, Suite E in San Fernando, CA 91340
The reception for this group show is Saturday, April 26th from 6 to 10 PM. This beautiful gallery hosts a reception that is always filled with interesting people. Come and join the fun. The show runs from April 26th to June 14th.

At the 2nd Story Gallery in the Historic Walker House at 121 North San Dimas Avenue in San Dimas, CA. 
This two artist show has four reception nights; May 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th from 6 to 8 PM. This lovely Victorian building opens it's doors to the public with art and history.

See Sharon's beautiful artwork at those galleries and register for the new 5-week session of her Outdoor Landscape Painting class starting on May 2, 2014!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Advanced Painting Workshop

Today we finished the first 6 week session of Advanced Painting Workshop with Joshua Elias. This workshop was to develop and hone students' individual artistic voices and prepare their work for exhibitions. 

The workshop included some assignments and discussions...

Joshua helped students understand the importance of story and allegory to their work...

Students brought in paintings and talked about why and how the painting succeeds and what needs to be done further to make it succeed...

"You explain with confidence"
Lynn having her presentation 

The next session of Advanced Painting Workshop with Joshua Elias starts on May 5th, 2014. If you are a serious artist and wants your art to develop further, do not miss this opportunity! This is a limited space engagement, so call today and reserve your easel.

*Portfolio review required for admission - please email images of your work to info@klineacademy.com

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Every Painting Is a Journey


"The journey of painting began about 40,000 years of ago, when the caveman dipped their hands in animal blood to mark the walls of their caves, as if to say: I am here, I exist. Since then so much has changed, yet all the while, our journey as a human kind has been documented with millions and millions of brush strokes and paint smears. The tragedies and the achievements of the protagonists of the human story have been captured through the arts"...

Link to Article

Billboards Across the US Are Being Replaced with Fine Art

This summer, Art Everywhere will be giving people across the US a break from billboards, replacing the usual commercials with beautiful works of fine art...

Link to Article

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Brianna Lee, our Saturday figure drawing and painting instructor, sold her masterpiece

Our Saturday figure drawing and painting instructor Brianna Lee's masterful composition Metamorphose was sold to a prominent collector in Laguna Beach...

Metamorphose, oil, by Brianna Lee
The exhibition at One Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach

Also this weekend, we will have our founder Cheryl Kline doing 
a Portrait painting in the afternoon session! 
2 Masters in 1 Class!