The Academy of LVA

Photos from Painting 2

Our Academy-level Painting II class builds upon instruction from Drawing and Painting I, focusing on the study of portraits and still life utilizing both acrylic and oil paints. The curriculum provides opportunities for experimentation with painting on a variety of different textures and provides further knowledge of a variety of tools, including palette knives and specialty brushes. This course is a comprehensive study of the principals of composition, staging, line, pattern, value, tone, and color theories. Emphasis is placed on the creative process from concept to completed work.

Instructor: Sunny Ra


Summer Camp

Picture Love: Portraits

What's the opposite of a selfie? LVA instructor Sarah and assistant instructor LaNia led a class of Picture Love students at the Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation's Sun Valley Community Center. Despite the summer heat, they had fun practicing taking portraits of each other.

Picture Love is a partnership between Louisville Metro and LVA that teaches the art and skill of photography.  The resulting images capture a meaningful moment in each participant’s personal history while painting a larger picture of Louisville as a whole.

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