Wednesday, January 29, 2020

5 Reasons to support the Arts

5 Reasons to support the Arts

Kline Academy of Fine Arts

Kline Academy of Fine Arts recently came across some information we found very interesting and valuable, so we decided to share it with you all.

5 reasons to support the arts

Have a Positive Social Impact:
For thousands of years, song and dance have brought communities together. Today, the arts create a space where all members can come together.

Enhance your Mood:
The arts offer an escape from the troubles of everyday life. When you're writing, singing, painting, or playing an instrument, you're able to temporarily set stress aside to focus on enjoying your craft.

Help The Economy:
The arts make up a major chunk of the economy - 4.2% of the GDP, to be exact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. While that number may seem small, it's higher than the economic shares of the nation's transportation, tourism, and agriculture sectors.

Encourage Healing:
Different types of arts programs are employed in many different healthcare facilities. Patients that engage with these arts programs heal faster, manage their pain better, and spend less time in the hospital.

Generate Creativity: 
The arts are a self-perpetuating activity. Creativity is generated from the right side of the brain. The more you engage it, the more creative you become, like flexing a muscle in your brain.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Featured Student Anastasia Shmukler

A Word From One of Our Students at Kline Academy!

Anastasia Shmukler

12 years old
Classical Drawing and Painting Student

Anastasia Shmukler has been studying with Kline Academy of Fine Arts for almost 5 months. Anastasia has taken several different classes, Beginning Drawing Foundations with Bill Neukkomm, Drawing with Color with Lana Gloschat, Introduction to Oil Painting with Juri Umagami, and Classical Painting with Cheryl Kline. Anastasia has shown great potential achieving some remarkable work along the way. She is now experimenting with Oil Painting and is currently working on a Bouguereau master copy.

Here are a few of her pieces...

Monday, January 13, 2020

Kline Academy 2020 - It's All about Light

In the classes of 2020, we will be focusing on light... How light describes the form? How light affects color, mood and tone of the scene? Understanding light is essential in all genres of drawing and painting... Join our community of artist and expert instructors who will share their masterly in art making.

Cheryl Kline 

Saturday, January 11, 2020

KA instructor Bill Neukomm in a Group Show

William Neukomm, our amazing Beginning Drawing Foundations instructor, is featured in "LIKENESS" a Fine Art Exhibition exploring Portrait and Figure today.

"Realism, Impressionism, Abstraction.. what do we use to describe a work that is a combination of the three? How much does a portrait or figurative work need to look like the model or subject these days?  Is capturing a “Likeness” as important in today's fine art works as it once was? Is figure and portrait painting anything like it was back in the 1800 and early 1900s? or has the art world finally adopted a liberal view on the importance of "likeness" in a figure painting.

Today in the realist figurative world see a mixture of genres coming together in the same painting, or exhibiting side by side, and it's not just in America. Russian artists, Icelandic artists, French artist and more have been influenced, be it by instagram shots of new works they can easily access now, or the rise in international art fairs and exhibitions that are traveling around the globe."

Sat. January 11th Through February 29th
VRFA Gallery at 418 Ocean Ave Laguna Beach CA

To access the exhibitions digital catalog, click HERE