Learn Art For Teens

At Kline Academy, we have many options from On-site classes, to live Zoom classes, Workshops with visiting artists and even pre-taped courses. If you need guidance, give us a call (310) 927-2436 or contact us.

Uninstructed Figure Workshop
In-Person Weekly Course

$10 to reserve a spot, $10 cash at the door

Uninstructed Figure Workshop

Wed. 6:30pm-9:30pm

Step in the shoes of the ancient masters by participating in the age old tradition of drawing and painting from life! This 3 hour session with a live model is a fun way for any and all artists to practice and hone their skills in whatever medium they wish.

Learn Historic Classical Drawing Skills at Kline Academy
In-Person Weekly Course

$75 - $719

Introduction to Classical Drawing

Juri Umagami

Tues. 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Get transported to a European Art academy while learning to draw from the masters... learn proportions and shading and the use of line from "Bargue" master drawings & then move into cast heads as the second part of this exciting course, rarely offered in the U.S. All ages & levels welcome.

Classical Painting with Cheryl Kline
In-Person Weekly Course

$75 - $719

Classical Painting Workshop

Cheryl Kline

Wed. 6:30 - 9:30pm

Explore many historical styles as you develop your work from figurative and realistic paintings, to landscapes, still life and your own contemporary images that inspire you as you continue to use and apply the principles that you learned in our initial exercises. Intermediate to advanced levels.

Beginning Drawing at Kline Academy
In-Person Weekly Course

$75 - $719

Beginning Drawing Foundations

Matt Duckett

Sat. 10am - 1pm

It all starts and ends with drawing, the foundation every artist needs. If you struggle with form, core shadows and composition- then begin the class with tailored instruction on perfecting your drawing skills.

Open to all ages & levels.

Intermediate and Advance Figure & Portrait at Kline Academy
In-Person Weekly Course

$75 - $719

Advanced Figure & Portrait Painting Workshop

William Neukomm

Sat. 2pm - 5pm

The art of the figure presents the ultimate challenge to the artist and once mastered, opens up a world of possibilities. This class will give you the tools you need to create a successful body of work! In this course, students may choose to either draw or paint the live model. Open to teens/adults, intermediate to advanced levels.

The Best Pre-Teen/Teen Art Program In L.A.
In-Person Weekly Course

$45- $200

Pre-Teen/Teen Drawing & Painting

Juri Umagami

Monday. 4:00pm - 6:00pm (Starting August this class will be on Tuesdays)

Build a powerful portfolio with the guide of a professional artist! Master the basics of sketching and painting from life with a Master Artist. Students will learn to use charcoal and oil paints as they develop their portfolio, with creative freedom to choose their subject matter. Open to all Pre-Teens andTeens (10-17).

Landscape Painting
In-Person Weekly Course

$75 - $719

In-Studio Landscape Painting Workshop

Sharon Weaver

Wed. 10:00am - 1:00pm

Master the skills needed to transport the beauty of nature into an original landscape painting with an award winning artist. Create atmosphere in your work specific to landscape painting that brings it to life! Open to ages & levels.

Beginning Figure Painting at Kline Academy
In-Person Weekly Course

$75 - $719

Beginning Figure and Portrait Painting

William Neukomm

Sat. 2pm - 5pm

This course emphasizes an academic approach to painting the live figure and the various techniques used for rendering three-dimensional form. By working with a long pose, you will be given ample time to study the shapes, values of the figure.Teens/adults & All levels welcome.

Learn Classical Painting at Kline Academy
In-Person Weekly Course

$75 - $719

Beginning Classical Painting

Cheryl Kline

Wed. 6:30pm - 9:30pm

If you want to be a great jazz player - you need to study scales and classical foundations. The same is true to become a great painter. Many students come to us who have had years of art school, but have never been "taught" how to paint! But your frustration ends at our front door! All levels welcome.

Learn to Oil Paint at Kline Academy
In-Person Weekly Course

$75 - $719

Introduction to Oil Painting

Juri Umagami

Sat. 2pm - 5pm

Learn the basics of oil painting through step by step projects. We use non-toxic materials, help you to develop your painting skills in color, light and form that will leave you ready to paint your own masterpiece. All ages & levels welcome.

Contemporary Painting at Kline Academy
In-Person Weekly Course

$75 - $719

Emerging Artist Painting Workshop

Cheryl Kline

Thurs. 11am-2pm

Do you already feel confident as a painter but would you like to try some new approaches to everyday ideas? Or maybe you know your direction but you really need some mentoring and critiques to fine tune your work to submit to a gallery. This is an experimental guided workshop for artists to find their voice to be able to show their work or just experiment. Intermediate to advanced levels.

Beginning Figure Drawing at Kline Academy
In-Person Weekly Course

$75 - $719

Beginning Figure and Portrait Drawing

William Neukomm

Sat. 10am - 1pm

In this class, learn the beautiful language of the line in live figure drawing as well as a quick way to find shadow patterns and shapes. Emphasis will be on proportions, gesture, construction of the three dimensional form, and later details of the body. Teens/adults & all levels welcome.

Beginning Abstract painting at Kline Academy
In-Person Weekly Course

$75 - $719

Beginning Abstract and Contemporary Painting

Scott Yeskel

Mon. 6:30pm-9:30pm

Our sought after Contemporary Artist, Scott Yeskell, begins by showing his students a solid system of abstraction based on sound art theories. See live demonstrations on how to keep your colors clean and create exciting paintings. Open to all ages & levels.

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Live Zoom Class

$35.00 - 120.00 USD

Landscape Painting Demo Zoom

with Sharon Weaver

Mondays 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Watch a rotating 'how-to' on landscape painting. Students learn everything they need to master the landscape. We will discuss composition, color, values, edge work and the steps needed for a balanced painting. Sharon will help students understand the best way to correct problems with their landscape paintings. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the art discussion. Class recording will be available after class.

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Live Zoom Class

$35.00 - 120.00 USD

Classical Painting Techniques Explored Zoom

with Cheryl Kline

Wednesdays 6:00pm - 7:00pm

In this online, live Zoom class you will see demonstrations of historical painting techniques by Cheryl. Learn step by step and then practice on your free time. Materials, color mixing and surface preparation and many solutions to solving painting issues will be a weekly topic. Group Critiques for current work in progress will also be offered. Class recording will be available after class.

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Live Zoom Class

$35.00 - 120.00 USD

Landscape Painting Critique Zoom

with Sharon Weaver

1st + 3rd Fridays 10:00am - 11:00am

This one hour online meeting includes a critique of your painting. Students will send images of the paintings they are working on by Thursday noon and Sharon will make adjustments using Photoshop. The before and after images will be displayed on the computer screen and she will point out the changes that she made.

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Live Zoom Class

$65.00 - 120.00 USD

Alla Prima Portrait Painting: Live Stream

with Cheryl Kline

COMING SOON

This live stream event is accessible by everybody and it doesn't matter where you live! Via Zoom, you can paint along master artist Cheryl Kline or watch how she paints a portrait with a live model in the Alla Prima Style. For you to have the best learning experience, Cheryl is going to set up two cameras: one on Cheryl's canvas & upright palette and one on the model, and you can access to the recording for several days after each session.

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Live Zoom Class

$45.00 - 160.00 USD

Contemporary Landscape Painting Zoom

with Scott Yeskel

Tuesdays 11:00am - 12:30pm

In this 1.5 hour meeting, learn how to paint landscapes in an impressionistic style while staying in touch with traditional methods and techniques. Watch Scott's demo on how to keep your colors clean and create deconstructed landscape paintings. Paint along or do it as homework at your free time. The reference image will be sent before the class and class recording will be available after class.

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Live Zoom Class

$35.00 - 139.00 USD

The Artist's Workshop Zoom

with Cheryl Kline

Thursdays 10:00am - 11:00pm

Let's find inspiration. We may visit a virtual exhibit and discuss how artists compose their images and then explore ways that you can dive into a new technique to try it for yourself. Live demonstrations will be your guide. Homework for those who want to try something new and then get feedback. Share a piece that you need help with.

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Live Zoom Class

$17.50 - 120.00 USD

Paint Night on Fridays! Zoom

with Cheryl Kline

Fridays 6:15pm - 8:00pm

Need to unwind and want to create some art? Join us on Friday eves from the comfort of your own home and we will show you step by step how to create a painting. Grab your favorite beverage and be ready to have some fun. This “paint along” session is an all levels, all ages, meant to be stress-free, class. Acrylic is preferred but oil is OK to use too! Class recording will be available after class.

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Live Zoom Class

$35.00 - 120.00 USD

Procreate Digital Painting Zoom

with Masha Keating

COMING SOON

After taking Procreate Beginner Workshop, continue your journey into digital art with weekly support from Masha and your classmates. As you work on your projects, technical and aesthetic questions will come up. Each meeting will begin with Masha addressing every ones questions followed by a demo. Topic of the demo will reflect the needs of the group each week.

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Live Zoom Class

$35.00 - 120.00 USD

Abstract Painting Zoom

with Scott Yeskel

Tuesdays 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Let's loosen up! Scott Yeskel will conduct an abstract deconstruction demo using a photo reference in this one hour Zoom meeting. Start with a quick sketch ‘thumbnail’ to a color sketch, to a small study. Beginners & Teens are welcome. You can paint along or do it as homework at your free time. The reference image will be sent before the class and class recording will be available after class.

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Live Zoom Class

$35.00 - 120.00 USD

Animal Portrait Drawing Zoom

with Juri Umagami

Thursdays 6:30pm - 7:30pm

In this one hour meeting, you will watch a drawing demo of various animal portraits in graphite. You will learn how to draw the initial contour / structure, work with the value massing / transitions and capture details to create a realistic drawing. You will receive a reference photo & other materials before the class. Beginners & Teens are welcome. Class recording will be available after class.

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Live Zoom Class

$35.00 - 120.00 USD

Teen & Pre-Teen Drawing Zoom

with Roberto Jaramillo

COMING BACK SOON

In this one hour lecture, Roberto will demo and talk about the lesson for the day. Students will be able to ask questions regarding the material. Students will progress through exploring different materials and subjects. Homework will be provided at the end of the class and will be discussed every week. Open to ages 10 - 18. Class recording will be available after class.

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Live Zoom Class

$200.00 USD

The Imaginary Landscape Painting Workshop

with Cheryl Kline

COMING SOON

Allow me to guide you on an artistic journey into an unknown landscape that is unique to you. Using your intuition, imagination and materials, each of you will create a visual story, a note to self, and in some cases …a spiritual oasis. In this workshop you will learn techniques to help you unlock the blocks that can inhibit us from our primal needs as human beings, to create and play.

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Red Coat, Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
In-Person Workshops

$799.00 USD

Painting the Portrait with Expression

David Shevlino

3 Days, Fri. March 18- Sun 20, 2022

In this class we’ll focus on portrait painting from a live model. We’ll explore techniques for creating colorful, abstract patterns with a sense of movement and energy by first making a quick underpainting in acrylic, then painting into it with oil paint.

Cheryl Kline, Oil on canvas
In-Person Workshops

$450.00 USD

The Imaginary Landscape Painting Workshop

Cheryl Kline

POSTPONED

With COVID-19 and the state order, this workshop has been postponed.

Create your own landscape using both classical & contemporary techniques! Sought-after Cloud Painter Cheryl Kline is going to take you on an artistic journey into an unknown landscape that is unique to you!

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In-Person Workshops

$750.00 USD

Demystifying the Figure: Anatomy Drawing Workshop

Rey Bustos

SOLD OUT | 8 Sundays | April 18 - June 6 | 10am - 1pm

Watch your figurative work go from mediocre to great with this incredible workshop! The class will run with Rey's newest book, Rey's Anatomy: Figurative Art Lessons From the Classroom!

Juliette Aristides, Oil on Canvas
In-Person Workshops

$599.00 USD

Tri Color Figure Drawing Workshop

Juliette Aristides

2 Days, Sept. 3rd and 4th, 2021

Workshop fee will include a signed copy of Juliette's newest book! Explore the stages of a technique called Tres-Crayons, a drawing technique made popular by the artist Peter Paul Rubens. It utilizes 3 colors to achieve a subdued and lifelike color theme throughout your drawing. Each day will be informative and lively, with many demos by Juliette Aristides!

Sharon Weaver, Oil on canvas
In-Person Workshops

$75.00 USD

Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop

Sharon Weaver

TBD

Let's paint outside! You will be painting in our local scenic areas with instruction. Students will learn color mixing, composition and other skills for mastering landscape painting!