Kline Academy of Fine Art

Kline Academy of Fine Art

Art
Palms, Los Angeles, California
(40 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

(40 Reviews)
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.

Contemporary Painting Workshop

10/29/2017
Ula G.

Attended: Contemporary Painting Workshop


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

Beginning Abstract Painting

7/18/2017
Lureline K.

Attended: Beginning Abstract Painting


The class was ok however the was not the class I purchased and I was very disappointed in that. I did not have the things I needed because it was a different class with a completely different instructor. :(

Beginning Abstract Painting

9/28/2016
Rhonda C.

Attended: Beginning Abstract Painting


I love Scott. He's a great artist and really great teacher. Enjoying it all.

Beginning Abstract Painting

9/21/2016
Rhonda C.

Attended: Beginning Abstract Painting


Loved it. I really like Scott.

Beginning Figure Drawing (Instructed)

6/12/2016
Anonymous

Attended: Beginning Figure Drawing (Instructed)


The model and set up were excellent. The instructor was helpful but his style was not to my liking. He was helpful in the use of the different tools and how to get the scale right and answered all my questions and was good with constructive criticism. I would have preferred more instruction. Unfortunately there was a power failure that day which made the lighting challenging.

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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

Beginning Painting Techniques
Beginning Painting Techniques
Next start date:

Monday Oct 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

In-Studio Landscape Painting Workshop
In-Studio Landscape Painting Workshop
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 16th, 10am - 1pm

Contemporary Painting Workshop
Contemporary Painting Workshop
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 17th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Beginning Drawing Foundations
Beginning Drawing Foundations
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 19th, 10am - 1pm

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

Saturday Oct 19th, 10am - 1pm

Beginning Portrait Painting Workshop
Beginning Portrait Painting Workshop
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 19th, 2pm - 5pm

Drawing with Colors
Drawing with Colors
Next start date:

Monday Oct 14th, 6:45pm - 9:45pm

Introduction to Oil Painting
Introduction to Oil Painting
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 2nd, 2pm - 5pm

Beginning Abstract Painting
Beginning Abstract Painting
Next start date:

Monday Oct 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Abstract Painting
Abstract Painting
Next start date:

Monday Oct 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Introduction to Classical Drawing
Introduction to Classical Drawing
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 15th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Classical Painting Workshop
Classical Painting Workshop
Next start date:

Wednesday Nov 6th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Beginning Classical Painting
Beginning Classical Painting
Next start date:

Wednesday Nov 6th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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

Saturday Oct 19th, 10am - 1pm

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

Saturday Oct 19th, 2pm - 5pm

Live Portrait Painting Demo by Natalia Fabia
Live Portrait Painting Demo by Natalia Fabia
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 9th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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

Monday Oct 14th, 4:30pm - 6:30pm

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

Monday Oct 14th, 4:30pm - 6:30pm