Kline Academy of Fine Art

Kline Academy of Fine Art

Art
Palms, Los Angeles, California
(53 Reviews)

We are a different place to learn to paint, draw and create. Many students come to us who have had years of art school, have never been "taught" how to paint... But their frustration ends at our front door! 

Adults and Teens alike can learn Drawing & Oil Painting, Acrylic too, Figure & Portrait, Long Pose & Quick Sketch, Classical & Abstract, Outdoor Painting, Clouds & Landscape, and more. Whatever you can dream up - we'll teach you how to paint it.

All the instructors at Kline Academy are professional, working artists. We will teach you brush stroke by brush stroke how to achieve the magic that can happen with excellent instruction. You can expect live demos and teaching tailored to each students needs. All levels welcome.

History

Cheryl Kline, started Kline Academy in 2007. She had been teaching classical painting for several years both privately, through her Atelier and at Woodbury University. Wait lists developed on all her classes and one day as she was looking for a larger studio, she found the building on Motor Avenue where she had studied years ago with her mentor, Jan Saether. This same building was home to his school Bruchion school of Realist Art. The sentimental ties were too strong to resist and Kline opened Kline Academy of Fine Art at the same location. Hal Yaskulka was the first teacher she hired (also a past student of Jan's). 

The new school is a great mix of studies from Florence Academy, Bruchion, and teachers from around the world. We've set the bar very high for adding new instructors, Kline only hires those whom she would want to study with herself so when they tell you someone is "really good"... they are!

Reviews of Kline Academy of Fine Art

(53 Reviews)
Beginning Drawing Foundations

2/23/2020
karen m.

Attended: Beginning Drawing Foundations


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 Abstract Painting

2/10/2020
Pamela D.

Attended: Beginning Abstract Painting


I enjoyed taking the 'Abstract' painting class on Monday nights. I signed up four 4 weeks. The sessions were more like open studio time rather than actual instructional classes, so that was a little disappointing as I felt like I did not learn much as it relates to abstract painting. There was some basic instruction on setting up color palette, sequence for applying paint to canvas, and cleaning brushes, all of which can be covered in about 20 minutes. There are also other students/artist of differing skill levels, and who are painting in differing styles in the studio at the same time as the 'Abstract' painting class. I learned more from watching what the other people were doing, than from instruction. Overall, I enjoyed the time but I think it is a lot of money for time shared in a studio. The label of "class" is somewhat misleading.

Beginning Figure Drawing (Instructed)

1/15/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Beginning Figure Drawing (Instructed)


Class was very pleasant and useful! Thanks.

Beginning Abstract Painting

1/14/2020
doria n.

Attended: Beginning Abstract Painting


Great class .

Beginning Portrait Drawing Workshop

10/6/2019
Cassandra W.

Attended: Beginning Portrait Drawing Workshop


Amazing instructor! Personalized instructions, very detailed. I love this class, signing up for more!

Beginning Portrait Drawing Workshop

8/26/2019
Carolyn B.

Attended: Beginning Portrait Drawing Workshop


My first time drawing portrait from live model. Teacher miguel and assistance were very helpful. The instructor very knowledgeable helped me understand shadows and blocking which I never thought anything about I always just started drawing, that is why my drawings were always off in some way. Very grateful to Miguel. Would gladly take class again for more structure from instructor. Great class.

Beginning Painting Techniques

7/24/2019
Caroline M.

Attended: Beginning Painting Techniques


It is not a class but a place where artists come to improve and be inspired.

Beginning Drawing Foundations

5/25/2019
Emma P.

Attended: Beginning Drawing Foundations


Laura did a great demo for the still life class. I learned a lot from it.

Beginning Painting Techniques

5/22/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Beginning Painting Techniques


I only signed up for the 1 day, 3-hour class. I’m a beginner so I was looking for more specific instruction. But the instructor was great, I did learn some basic stuff, and it was a laid back environment. I think it would be better to sign up for the multiple day courses.

Emerging Artist Painting Workshop

10/29/2017
Ula G.

Attended: Emerging Artist Painting Workshop


I had so much fun.That was a best class i had. Thank you

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3264 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90034
Kline Academy of Fine Art
Palms, Westside
3264 Motor Avenue
Btwn Irene St & National Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90034

Upcoming Classes at Kline Academy of Fine Art

Contemporary Landscape on Zoom
Contemporary Landscape on Zoom
Next start date:

Tuesday Sep 29th, 11am - 12:30pm Pacific Time

Abstract Painting on Zoom
Abstract Painting on Zoom
Next start date:

Tuesday Sep 29th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm Pacific Time

Landscape Painting Critique on Zoom
Landscape Painting Critique on Zoom
Next start date:

Wednesday Sep 30th, 10:30am - 11:30am Pacific Time

Classical Painting Techniques Explored on Zoom
Classical Painting Techniques Explored on Zoom
Next start date:

Wednesday Sep 30th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm Pacific Time

Procreate Digital Painting Workshop
Procreate Digital Painting Workshop
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 4th, 10am - 11am Pacific Time

Teen & Pre-Teen Drawing & Painting on Zoom
Teen & Pre-Teen Drawing & Painting on Zoom
Next start date:

Monday Sep 28th, 3pm - 4pm Pacific Time

Beginning Abstract Painting
Beginning Abstract Painting
Next start date:

Monday Sep 28th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time

Pre-Teen Drawing and Painting
Pre-Teen Drawing and Painting
Next start date:

Monday Sep 28th, 4:30pm - 6:30pm Pacific Time

Beginning Figure Drawing (Instructed)
Beginning Figure Drawing (Instructed)
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 3rd, 10am - 1pm Pacific Time

Beginning Painting Techniques
Beginning Painting Techniques
Next start date:

Monday Sep 28th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time

Abstract Painting
Abstract Painting
Next start date:

Monday Sep 28th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time

Teen Drawing and Painting Mastery Class
Teen Drawing and Painting Mastery Class
Next start date:

Monday Sep 28th, 4:30pm - 6:30pm Pacific Time

Beginning Portrait Drawing Workshop
Beginning Portrait Drawing Workshop
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 3rd, 10am - 1pm Pacific Time