The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA) was named one of American Artist’s Top 10 Art Schools. In the November 2011 article, Pursuing The Classical Dream: The American Artist Guide to Art Schools, LAAFA is one of the selectschools worldwide that have established reputable practices in delivery of classical art education.
LAAFA’s Programs are designed to develop artists at any stage of their artistic careers. LAAFA‘s Extension Program and Visiting Artist Workshops are available for beginning to professional artists who are unable to commit to a full-time intensive curriculum. For those students who are interested in being immersed in a 3-year course of study, we offer programs for both Fine Art and Entertainment Art.
Our new Entertainment Art Program starts with building a foundation of traditional skills and concludes with digital entertainment related courses. This unique combination of classic and contemporary practices provides our students with a truly effective ability to enhance, facilitate, and authenticate digital and entertainment art.
Our Fine Art Program also starts with a foundation of traditional skills, however, it concludes with independent-study orientated courses. This unique curriculum combines the capacity to effectively represent the visual world, with introspective and critical thinking practices, and produces singular, original, and provocative artists. Our graduates leave our school with the required skill sets needed to pursue an invigorating and lasting career in the contemporary art world.