Learn Portraits

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.

In-Person Weekly Course

$75 - $719

Advanced Figure & Portrait Painting Workshop

William Neukomm

Sat. 2pm - 5pm (Registration Open)

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.

In-Person Weekly Course

$100 - $570

Narrative Portrait Painting

Cheryl Kline

Wed. 2pm - 5pm (Resumes Soon)

Bringing a narrative to your portrait painting will add elements of mystery and story giving it a life of it's own and allowing the viewer their own unique interpretation. You'll work with the live model with added elements to enhance atmosphere as well as develop your skills in proportions, skin tones and design. Intermediate to advanced levels.

In-Person Weekly Course

$75 - $719

Portrait Painting Workshop

William Neukomm

Sat. 2pm - 5pm (Registration Open)

Discover a step by step approach to reveal the beautiful & compelling natures of a portrait. Emphasis will be on concept, gesture, construction and color of the three dimensional form. Long Pose. Open to all ages & levels.

In-Person Weekly Course

$75 - $719

Beginning Portrait Drawing Workshop

William Neukomm

Sat. 10am - 1pm (Wait List Available)

Depending on your drawing skills, we will start you off with either a cast head or the live model. Everyone works at their own pace without pressure. This class will give you the tools you need to find accurate proportions and later to create a likness.

Live Zoom Class

$35.00 - 120.00 USD

Classical Painting Techniques Explored

with Cheryl Kline

Wednesdays 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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.

Live Zoom Class

$65.00 - 120.00 USD

Alla Prima Portrait Painting: Live Stream

with Cheryl Kline


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.

Live Zoom Class

$35.00 - 139.00 USD

The Artist's Workshop

with Cheryl Kline

Thursdays 11:00am - 12:00pm

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.

Live Zoom Class

$17.50 - 120.00 USD

Paint Night on Fridays!

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.

In-Person Workshops

$799.00 USD

Figure & Portrait Drawing Workshop

Steven Assael


Go beyond just technique to add mystery and narrative to your work in this exciting workshop with a world renowned figurative artist. Learn a narrative approach to drawing the human portrait and figure with an emphasis on anatomy, form and value. Open to all levels!

3264 Motor Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90034





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Office Hours

Mon 1 - 9:30pm

Tue 12 - 9:30pm

Wed 12 - 5pm

Th 12 - 5pm

Fri 12 - 5pm

Sat 10am - 5pm

Sun Closed

*We are working remotely. If you'd like to visit our studio, please make an appointment at 310-837-7194.

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