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Beginning Drawing Foundations

at Kline Academy of Fine Art - Palms

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$75 5 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Sep 26, 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time

Palms, Westside
3264 Motor Avenue
Btwn Irene St & National Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90034
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 14 and older
Average Class Size: 14
Teacher: Bill Neukomm

What you'll learn in this beginner drawing class:

It all starts and ends with drawing, the foundation every artist needs. If you struggle with form, core shadows and composition- then begin the class with tailored instruction on perfecting your drawing skills.

Open to all ages & levels.

What you will learn
Learn to draw simple to complex objects
Learn how to understand value
Work with lighting as it relates to form
Learn how to use charcoal and dry mediums
Learn perspective and composition
Learn to create the illusion of 3 dimension

We have structured this foundation drawing class
so that many different skill levels from absolute beginner to intermediate artist can participate. Drawing students will start the class with basic drawing exercises along with explaining your drawing materials and how to use them to your advantage. We will spend time drawing the basic forms from a still life set up using direct lighting to help you understand value. You will learn how to see these same basic forms when you draw 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 drawing.



Drawing materials:

Vine charcoal: soft and medium
Kneaded eraser
Drywall sandpaper or a small sandpaper pad
Hog Bristle Fan Brush
Clip-masonite drawing board
18 x 24 Strathmore drawing paper pad (medium surface)
Spray Fixative 

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Refund Policy

Make-Up Policy: Students pre-pay all classes by the month or the quarter - it is a commitment that is made by the student and Kline Academy that insures your easel space will be held for you. If a student misses a class for whatever reason, and if a 24-hour notice was given to our office, as a courtesy, Kline Academy welcomes students to come to any other class while enrolled and if space is available, to do a "make- up." Make-ups are not owed to a student and have no monetary value, they are simply a courtesy extended by Kline Academy.

Please note you may only take a make-up class when you are enrolled for a least a month and may only be used within the dates you are enrolled. A make-up class may not be used in the class you are in or added on at the end of the session. Make-ups expire at the end of the year they were acquired in.

Refund Policy: We are not able to offer refunds for any class or workshop for any reason once they have been purchased. If you sign up for a class and need to miss some of the dates within the month you may be able to take advantage of our makeup policy (see above). Please note any changes made to enrollment may incur a $75 administrative fee.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Bill Neukomm 1 $75

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Is this just one class or multiple?
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Do you need a high school diploma to get enrolled?
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Reviews of Classes at Kline Academy of Fine Art (53)

(53 Reviews)
Beginning Drawing Foundations
Reviewed by karen m. on 2/23/2020
This class is really enjoyable, therapeutic & creative. William Neukomm, the teacher, was really intuitive & gave wonderful guidance. He manages to create a safe, warm inviting creative space for anyone who hasn't faced a drawing pad in years!
Beginning Drawing Foundations
Reviewed by Emma P. on 5/25/2019
Laura did a great demo for the still life class. I learned a lot from it.
Beginning Drawing Foundations
Reviewed by James F. on 5/26/2019
Beginning Drawing Foundations
Reviewed by Anonymous on 10/29/2017
Beginning Drawing Foundations
Reviewed by Anonymous on 5/21/2017
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