Thursday, November 21, 2019

New Video Alert! William Neukomm - Beginning Drawing Foundation Instructor at Kline Academy of Fine Art

It all starts with drawing...

William Neukomm
Beginning Drawing Foundation Instructor 

William Neukomm is a modern, realist painter. William is a professional, exhibiting artist who has won numerous awards. 

He has an impressive education in the arts: a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kansas City Art Institute, A Diploma in both Drawing and Painting from the Florence Academy of Art and a Master of Fine Arts from Laguna College of Art and Design. 

"I believe that the use of representational imagery is the best way to communicate specific visual information. The concept is simple, but not easy. It requires mastery. By rooting my work in the European tradition, I am able to address complex themes in an accessible manner. Mimesis, however, is not sufficient. I strive to make art that builds upon the virtuosity of the past while also being unabashedly modern and distinctly American. My current work focuses on exalting the domestic scene. As a father I have an excuse to play and to relive the joy and pain of childhood. Being a parent also prompts me to tap into my own fears as I attempt to shield my children from negative experiences.”

Experience Florence Academy drawing methods with William HERE...

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Featured Student Robert Mendoza

A Word From One of Our Students at Kline Academy!

Robert Mendoza

Hear what he has to say...

Robert Mendoza
Classical Drawing and Painting Student

Robert Mendoza has been studying with Kline Academy for almost 2 years. Robert spent his first year studying Classical Drawing Techniques with Juri Umagami. He developed a good understanding of the fundamentals of Drawing and decided to move on to something new. Robert is now exploring the art of Oil Painting with Juri Umagami.

In his journey, Robert has achieved some remarkable work in both mediums.

Here are a few of his pieces...

Thursday, November 14, 2019

New Video Alert! Thomas Garner - Renaissance Style Figure Instructor

Thomas passes the classical figure painting techniques on to you...

Thomas Garner
Renaissance Style Figure Instructor

Thomas Garner studied at UCSD at a time when painting and drawing, in the traditional sense, were not even offered in the Visual Arts curriculum. 

His artistic foundation is built on Conceptual Art and semiology. Later Garner went to the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice where he learned to paint and found a strong nexus between craft and concept. 

"My painting style started out as photo-realistic, but with time I learned the craft of the masters so that now I am able to create a unified mechanism between technique and content, painting about painting. I strive to learn everything I can to about every aspect of figurative painting that has brought me explore live figure painting, plein air, still life and portraiture."

Contact for his new session! 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

New Video Alert! Sharon Weaver - Landscape Painting Instructor at Kline Academy of Fine Art!

Your frustration ends when you talk to Sharon...

Sharon Weaver
Landscape Painting Instructor

Sharon Weaver is one of the great landscape painters of America. Born with a passion for art, she first attended Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, later transferring to Parsons School. 

While working for more than a decade in Manhattan, Sharon's career took her all over the world. Visiting Los Angeles, Sharon found the natural beauty and wide open spaces of California a welcome change from the man-made canyons of New York. 

It didn't take long for her to move here where she has pursued her art of landscape painting.

Learn more about Sharon HERE...

Monday, November 4, 2019

Gamblin Oil Paint Demo at Artist & Craftsman Supply on La Cienega

On Saturday November 9th from 11am-12pm, Artist & Craftsman Supply on La Cienega will be hosting a small Gamblin Oil Paint Demo. 

This will serve as a staff training, but we also wanted to extend an invitation to all of Kline Academy teachers and students, some of our favorite and most loyal oil painters, to partake with us. A Gamblin representative will be giving product training, handing out free samples, and answering any questions that arise. It should be a lot of fun!

Please contact (310) 274-8000 and let them know if you would like to attend. Please RSVP by 11/6/19 at the latest. 

They will be capping the attendance at 10, so please RSVP as soon as possible if you would like to ensure your spot!

Artist & Craftsman Supply
 (310) 274-8000
Fax: (310) 274-8002
1660 S La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Featured Student Delfine Kelly

A Word From One of Our Students at Kline Academy! Delphine Kelly - 11 years old..

Hear what she has to say....

Delphine Kelly
Painting and Drawing Student

Delphine Kelly, at only 11 years of age, started her artistic journey with Kline Academy and has been with us for over a year. 

Delphine has taken drawing classes with Lana Gloschat and is currently exploring the art of oil painting with Juri Umagami. Delphine has developed a great understanding of the fundamentals in both drawing and painting which have helped her achieve some outstanding work.

Here are a few of her pieces..