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.

Life Figure and Portrait Drawing Foundations
In-Person Weekly Course

$85 - $1440

Life Figure and Portrait Drawing Foundations

Matteo Di Ventra

Thurs. 6:30pm - 9:30pm

The practice of figure/portrait drawing from life is invaluable for an artist of any discipline. The skills learned in this class will equip students with the confidence to construct and figure and portrait from any angle, while achieving the sitters likeness.

Beginning Figure Painting at Kline Academy
In-Person Weekly Course

$85 - $1440

Beginning Figure and Portrait Painting/Drawing

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. (Open to Drawing)

Alla Prima Portrait Painting
In-Person Weekly Course

$85 - $1440

Alla Prima Portrait Painting

Matteo Di Ventra

Thurs. 6:30pm - 9:30pm

This course is designed to simplify the daunting task of painting the portrait/figure from life, and instead equip each student with the process and techniques needed to make a structurally sound and beautiful alla prima portrait painting.

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

$85 - $1440

Advanced Figure and Portrait Painting/Drawing

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. (Open to Drawing)

Beginning Figure Drawing at Kline Academy
In-Person Weekly Course

$85 - $1440

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.

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Live Zoom Class

$35.00 - 120.00 USD

Classical Painting Techniques Explored

with Cheryl Kline

Wednesdays 5:30pm - 6:30pm

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.

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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

$35.00 - 120.00 USD

The Artist's Workshop

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!

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.

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.

Steven Assael, Graphite on Paper
In-Person Workshops

$799.00 USD

Figure & Portrait Drawing Workshop

Steven Assael

POSTPONED

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

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!

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