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Student Testimonials

Read What Our Students Are Saying

Classical Painting Student

Luc Suter

My name Luc Suter. I have been coming to Kline Academy for 4 years. I am a tattoo artist and when I joined Kline Academy, my understanding of tattooing and art strengthened greatly. I had never painted prior to starting classes here and I instantly fell in love with oil painting. When people ask me why I keep coming to class twice a week religiously after so long I always tell them it’s because I am still constantly learning more every class and every month. Cheryl and Juri and the teachers have decades worth of knowledge that they excitedly enjoying sharing with myself as well as my peers. I don't know if I would have stuck with oil painting the way I have if I had not started classes here. I feel challenged and accomplished with every class I take. I love it here!

Classical Drawing Student

Robert Mendoza

Being a student at Kline has been a great experience. Currently I am taking the classical drawing class on Tuesday nights with Juri and she is the best! A thoughtful and effective communicator, she is a great teacher /motivator. Along with separate daily practice I can see myself getting better at drawing. The class is also a great environment to l earn in with friendly peers who enjoy art and offer support. Highly recommend for those who want to get better at drawing and are discipline.

Classical Painting Student

Susan Lim

My name is Susan. I am taking the Classical Painting class on Thursdays. In only one short year, I’ve learnt so much from the team at Kline Academy. I had never done oil painting in my life and I've now completed several masterpieces! Cheryl is the best teacher one can ask for, she is passionate, has vast knowledge about art and to top it of, she really cares about my growth as an artist. Now with the confidence and a background in classical painting, I am ready to explore other style of painting with the classes Kline Academy has to offer!

Landscape Painting Student

Janice Nadelhaft

Although I had taken classes in life drawing and watercolors at local schools, when I decided to try oils, I felt that I needed special training. I certainly found it at Kline Academy. In the eleven years since I started with Cheryl, I’ve taken a number of different classes, in each of which I have picked up different skills from caring (and patient) teachers while enjoying the company of fellow students, some of whom have become good friends.

Classical Painting Student

David Lunn

The Kline Academy of Art is a wonderful place for artists of all ages, and levels of ability, to attend. Students of the academy will find it to be a comfortable environment, personally challenging, and very rewarding. For myself, driving 4 hours round trip to the academy to learn from world class instructors has been worth every moment of my time, and can’t wait to begin my next project.

Figure Drawing Student

Sarah Kim

I highly recommend the art classes here at Kline Academy if you want to actually learn the fundamentals and techniques that will give you the tools to create any kind of art! I especially recommend the figure and portrait classes with Miguel. He's a great teacher and fantastic artist and I learn so much in his classes!

Classical Painting Student

Sarah Brooke

Lucky was the day when I googled “art classes Los Angeles” and Kline Academy was first on the list. I have gone from a nervous total beginner to a confident oil painter in less time than I ever thought possible. This is a place where both beginners and professionals can learn in an exciting and supportive atmosphere.

Classical Painting Student

Dota Sata

I’m glad to have an opportunity to learn foundation in the traditional way at Kline Academy. Such a class is very rare to find in LA. Teachers are very friendly but not too casual. It’s a hidden gem, definitely.

Classical Painting Student

Venelina Yurukova

I’ve been coming to Kline Academy for 5 years now, and couldn’t be happier with my choice of art school. I feel very lucky to have Cheryl as my teacher. She is an incredible instructor and has taught me so much! I will always be grateful!

Classical Painting Student

Amy Olmedo

I absolutely love my painting class at Kline! It is a supportive community for all your art endeavors. I have learned so much!

Landscape Painting Student

Elaine Svenonius

After retirement I aimed to become an artist. Kline Academy extended my reach far beyond what I could have imagined.

Classical Painting Student

Diana Calabia

Kline academy has helped me to discover my capacity to create and to see art and life in a different way. The teachers are very helpful and have pushed me beyond what I thought I was capable of creating. The Kline studio has been my refuge for some time now and I’m always looking forward to the next session!

Classical Drawing & Painting Student

Lucas Pincer-Flynn

Kline Academy is more than an art school, but a community of artists who support and inspire each other. I love how I can choose from a variety of classes all lead by amazing instructors according to my own artistic needs, and how much time and attention the instructors dedicate to each student and help us achieve our goals. I've grown immensely in the two years I've spent learning at Kline Academy where I've not only learned new skills and techniques but gained a better understanding of my vision and goals as an artist.

Landscape Painting Student

Jessica Falcone

I take Sharon Weaver’s In-Studio Landscape class on Wednesdays. Kline Academy is more than an art school, it’s a supportive artists community. Cheryl and her staff have created such a wonderful nurturing environment that has helped me make the leap into the professional world of fine art. Not only do they ground you in the fundamental skills and techniques, but they also encourage you to step outside your comfort zone, be brave, find your style and PLAY!

Classical Drawing & Painting Student

Mary Kato

When my 10-year-old daughter told me she wanted to be a professional artist when she grew up, I immediately took her to Kline Academy and signed her up for classes. I wasn’t sure if she would be able to last through a full 3 hour class session at her age, but when I picked her up at the end of the first class the smile on her face told me everything. We’ve been with Kline ever since and plan to continue through high school. They treat us like family! Her progress as a classical artist has been consistently growing and developing due to the great instruction and support she receives. As an artist myself, I feel confident that Kline Academy is giving my daughter a firm foundation and helping her become the artist she has always dreamed of being. - (Mary’s mother: Rebecca Stout)

Contemporary Painting Student

Ed Chayet

My son enrolled me in a drawing class at Kline Academy over a year ago as a birthday gift knowing that I always loved to draw in my younger years. I realized that despite my limited skill, I was still able to draw. After completing the class, I was inspired to advance into an oil painting class and surprised myself as well as everyone I knew when I produced a copy of a Renaissance master's painting. I continue to go to class weekly and currently on my fifth painting to the delight of my family and friends.

Contemporary Painting Student

Brett Cassort

I walked into the Kline Academy after several years as a "self-taught" artist and within a few minutes Cheryl Kline was finishing my sentences! I got to the point where I couldn't get my ideas down on canvas because I simply lacked the foundational skills. Learning those skills have allowed me to create art I never imagined I was capable of!

Figure Painting Student

Emily Hruby

The Kline Academy combines high caliber teachers with a relaxed and fun environment, and I am truly amazed at how much my work has improved since going there! The teachers really care about you as a person, as well as your vision for your work. You won't find a better art school to meet your goals than Kline!

Abstract Painting Student

Tim Oh

I love Kline Academy because its staff members are super friendly; also some of its programs are so wonderful that I can't get elsewhere; I feel strongly encouraged and supported with the Kline Academy community. It's an amazing place to learn, to share and to get inspired.

Classical Drawing Student

Geraldine Domingo

Going to Kline Art Academy has helped me tremendously with feeling more confident in my drawing skills. Juri is an awesome teacher! She will push and inspire you to see things in different perspectives to make your artwork come alive!

Landscape Painting Student

Charlene Achki-Repko

I am so happy to have found Kline Academy.  I finally have the time to take painting classes and Kline is the  perfect blend of what I had hoped for....passionate and skilled instructors who are active artists, a nurturing and collaborative environment with other students  (at varying levels) and the ability to work and learn at your own pace and goals with one on one attention.  There are so many classes I want take I feel like this is just the beginning of a great learning experience!

Landscape Painting Student

Eliott Kahn

I have been a student at Kline Academy since last April.  I’ve been taking Impressionist Landscape classes from Sharon Weaver, and have been having a blast! The atmosphere is supportive and challenging, with the results being unexpected and fulfilling.  The experience has been exciting, fun, and inspirational.

Figure & Portrait Painting Student

Jong Lee

If you are looking for a place to draw or paint in Los Angeles area, Kline Academy of Art is the place to be. It offers a variety of courses geared toward improving drawing and painting skills on many different genres. The instructions are top notch with excellent instructors who will accommodate you no matter what level you are. They also offer workshops by modern masters such as Steven Assael and Robert Liberace! I've been coming here on a regular basis for about two years now and I'm really enjoying the experience at KA.

Classical Painting Student

Kacey Jawato

I've always felt that perhaps there was an artist nestled away inside of me but never knew how to get to there. The staff and students at Kline Academy with their instruction, encouragement and support have led me (at last!) to find that inner artist. In particular, Cheryl Kline offers a style of instruction that has enabled me to create art at a skill level that I would have never, ever believed possible. I am tackling projects that once were so intimating to me and that is all thanks to Cheryl & the incredible atelier she has established.

Classical Drawing & Painting Student

Norbert Swiatek

Truly grateful to have been attending Kline Academy for over a year. The instructors have guided me through tried and true techniques of old masters to making art I hadn't imagined I was capable of - and I've seen the same repeated by other students around me. I feel as though the instructors have taken a personal stake in my artistic development.Thanks to Kline Academy I've grown in ability and confidence as an artist and person.

Classical Drawing & Painting Student

Camile Orillaneda

I had no previous fine art experience, but within a few classes I was amazed at how much I learned and grew! I am grateful to learn from both Cheryl and Juri as they are patient, encouraging, supportive and passionate. I highly recommend the Kline Academy for artists of all experience levels.

Classical Painting Student

Cecelia Rappaport

I knew very little about the use of oil paint or the techniques used to create museum and gallery quality paintings; the use of color; the different brushes as tools to create beautiful illusions of landscapes, portraits and still lifes. Kline Academy, unlike any school or art course I have found, offers inspired artists the opportunity to acquire excellence in classical style oil painting as well as many other artistic techniques. Cheryl Kline is an excellent educator who is passionately contributing her training and experience as a classical artist, teacher and mentor to many striving to be all they can be in the world of art I could not be happier to have found Kline Academy and the opportunity to expand my goal to be the best artist I can be in my lifetime.

Classical Painting Student

Jill Taw

Cheryl and Juri are amazing. They are always available for guidance and inspiration. They've taught me to do things with painting I didn't think was possible for me to accomplish. The day I attend class is the best day of the week!

Classical Drawing & Painting Student

Kevin Norris

The training I've received at Kline Academy has been invaluable in developing my skill as an artist. The academy's flexible course schedule and variety of classes allow me to dictate the pace of instruction to meet my goals, and its highly skilled staff make learning art approachable. Above all, Kline Academy's supportive environment has made it my destination for learning art over the past year.

Classical Drawing & Painting Student

Emily Wang

Kline Academy is a special place where I enjoyed learning art and found myself meditating while making good progress in painting and drawing.  I like the small classroom setup and that you learned at your pace. The teachers here are all artists. You learned from the best.

Classical Painting & Color Pencil Drawing Student

Nancy Goubran

I have been exploring my artistic skills with Kline Academy for many years now. Through their varied and accomplished instructors, I have grown and improved. In addition, I have pursued a variety of mediums from adding gold foil to my work and working with colored pencils to create incredible paintings. Thank you Cheryl and art family for creating a warm and friendly environment to pursue what I love to do.

Abstract Painting Student

John Ramseier

I have been a student at the Kline Academy for about 4 months now and it has been a great experience. I came to the Abstract Painting class with absolutely zero training – and after 2 classes I was actually painting! Now I’m totally hooked, making really great progress and enjoying every minute.  The teachers and staff at Kline Academy are fantastic. It’s a no stress, creative and very supportive environment, for people of all ages. I highly recommend!

Portrait Painting Student

Avraham Greenhut

I'm just re-evaluating how lucky I am to have had the opportunity to study with Cheryl, Max, Steve, and Dorian. I turn to Cheryl's Portrait book all the time... Thank you for helping me to keep fighting, Cheryl's words carried weight when she said it would be a shame if I gave up. Cheryl is an amazing instructor and artist.