Tues. 4pm - 6pm
Learning to draw and paint opens up an amazing and colorful world. It can be both fun and rewarding and also frustrating when you don’t have the skills to paint or draw what you want. That is where we come in...
We have structured this foundation drawing & painting class so that many different skill levels from absolute beginner to intermediate artist can participate. Start the class with basic drawing & painting exercises along with explaining your materials and how to use them to achieve ultimate results. We will spend time drawing & painting the basic forms from life using direct lighting to help you understand value. You will learn how to see these same basic forms when you draw & paint more complex objects. You will learn about proper proportions and relationships. We will cover eye level and foundation perspective, explore line and values, direct lighting and cast shadows as well as soft and hard edges. You will be given lots of one on one instruction with plenty of demonstrations to guide you through the different elements of good painting.
Do you have specific portfolio requirements? Let us know and we will gladly work with you to achieve your goals.
What You'll Learn
Learn to draw & paint simple to complex objects
Learn how to understand value
Work with lighting as it relates to form
Learn how to paint and mix clean colors.
Learn perspective and composition
Learn to how to develop your student portfolio
Personalized one-on-one instruction
Juri Umagami is the rock of Kline Academy. She started oil painting at Usukubo Yuji Art Atelier in Tochigi, Japan when she was eight years old. In 2009, she moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue her goal to be an artist and art instructor. She is an avid student of classical technique and a focused artist. She received a BFA at Otis in May, 2017. While pursuing Masters in Fine Art, Juri is working to become an accomplished artist and doing some commissioned work. She teaches her classical drawing and painting classes.
Classical Drawing & Painting Student
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)