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Los Angeles, CA 90034

 

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Tue 12 - 9:30pm

Wed 10am - 9:30pm

Th 10am - 9:30pm

Fri By Appointment

Sat 10am - 5pm

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Beginning Portrait Drawing Workshop

With instructor

Miguel Gonzalez

Course fee ranges from:

(based on selection)

$75 - $719

Sat. 10am - 1pm

Course Description

Whether you aim to become the next great figurative artist or just find joy in the process of drawing, this course will set you on your path and will give you the tools you need to create a successful body of work!

We emphasize the academic approach to drawing the portrait from life and the various techniques and mediums used for rendering three-dimensional form. Composed of three and four week long poses, each student will be given ample time to study the shapes, values and edges of the human head and explore different techniques. Students may choose to work in charcoal, white chalk and graphite or a combination of both. This essential practice presents the ultimate challenge to the artist and once mastered, opens up a world of possibilities. Occasional brief lectures, handouts, assignments and demonstrations will be given. Open to all levels & ages.

What You'll Learn

Learn to get over fear and anxiety of producing a perfect portrait

Learn simple techniques to find accurate proportions

Learn how shadow shapes create the illusion of form

introduction to edges - soft and hard and how they affect your drawing

Continue to refine and perfect your proportions with each class

Live demonstrations

Personalized one-on-one instruction

Enrollment Options

About

Miguel Gonzalez

Miguel Gonzalez was born in Penjamo, Guanajuato, Mexico and raised in Oregon where he began to explore his curiosity for creating art. In 2010, with the encouragement of his mentor, Gonzalez decided to apply to Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) where he recently completed his Bachelors of Fine Art degree. Gonzalez has studied with several highly respectable artists in the Los Angeles area while participating in several group shows along the West coast. Gonzalez, believes that a strong fundamental understanding to drawing and painting will allow students the freedom to create what they desire.

Testimonial

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.

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Additional Information

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*Note - Ongoing classes bill from the beginning of the month but you can start your instruction any week!  

*Also be sure to prepay, as this class fills up quickly!