Southern California boasts a variety of well established art schools that I’ve profiled on this blog, including Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD), Otis, Art Center, Cal State Fullerton, and CalArts. (Links take you to previous GJ posts)
Laguna, for example, has a faculty that includes veteran illustration and painting instructors Michael Savas (left) and Jason Dowd (right) who teach as part of an accredited program that will soon include entertainment design as a major concentration.
The Los Angeles Area is also home to a few dynamic smaller schools, such as the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA). LAAFA occupies a repurposed bank in the San Fernando Valley.
They’re one of the rare schools that blends academically rigorous figure work from observation with imaginative work geared to the entertainment industry, taught by top instructors like Nathan Fowkes.
Laguna College of Art and Design
Otis College of art and Design
Art Center College of Design
The CalArts Story (vintage video)
Cal State Fullerton