Korpus School of Art
Founded in 2011 by artist Rebecca Kimmel, Korpus School of Art + Gallery was established to teach and promote traditional and digital figurative art. The Korpus School of Art is dedicated to teaching primarily traditional Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture. KSA additionally offers Digital Art Classes. The Korpus School of Art has a strong focus on College Portfolio Preparation for high school and college transfer students. College Portfolio Preparation students taught by Rebecca Kimmel have gone on to receive large scholarships to prestigious private universities and art colleges of their choice, including multiple full scholarship winners. We offer programs for high school students through adults, and welcome beginning, intermediate, and advanced students.
Our teachers have a wealth of fine art and industry experience, and a long track record of quality teaching at many of the LA area’s most prestigious institutions. We are passionate about teaching and committed to providing our students with high quality traditional and digital art education.
Bio of Founder + Owner Rebecca Kimmel:
Founder and Owner Rebecca Kimmel has taught at the public and private college and high school level in the Los Angeles area since 2007. She initially studied Fine Art and Liberal Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, where she was a full scholarship finalist. She received her B.F.A. in Illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, and her M.F.A. in Digital Art from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at Otis College of Art, where she teaches through the Digital Media Department.
Rebecca specializes in Figurative Art, with a particular focus on Traditional Figure Drawing. She has experience teaching a wide range of topics, including College Portfolio Preparation, Drawing Fundamentals, Figure Drawing, Anatomy, Portraiture, Master Copies, Pastel, Painting Fundamentals, and Digital Painting Fundamentals using Photoshop. Rebecca also has extensive online experience running workshops geared toward traditional and digital figurative artists.
Rebecca has a particular passion for College Portfolio Preparation for High School students. She has extensive knowledge of a range of schools across the U.S., and works closely with her students to prepare the right kind of portfolio for the right kind of school, based on the individual student’s stated needs and preferences. Previous College Preparation students of Rebecca’s have gone on to receive large financial rewards to their top choice schools, including students who have received nearly $40,000 per year to their top choice school, RISD. Each student with whom Rebecca has worked exclusively one on one has gained entrance to their top choice school, and each has received significant financial aid and scholarship money based on their portfolio.