TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
Life Drawing Workshop
Figure Drawing & Painting
MODELS: Rica Shay and Casey |
Our monthly drawing workshop.
Artists, plan to attend!
Nude Figure Drawing & Painting
Spinning the tunes: DJ
RocketManLA, with over 100,000 songs!
Reservations are required.
For additional info, please email Miguel:
Miguel Angel Reyes
(Kindly notify us, if you need to cancel.)
1:00 PM -
$25 suggested donation at the door.
Scholarship funds available: No
one will be turned away for a lack of money.
Refreshments will be served.
|These workshops start at the scheduled time. We strongly
urge artists to arrive at least five to ten minutes early
to avoid disturbing a modeling session in progress. Plus: the earliest
to arrive get the best seating!
Each month the Foundation offers a friendly
and positive environment to practice your skills. From unsure
beginner to master artist, working with a live model provides
unique challenges and opportunities unlike any other, giving
each Workshop its own kind of excitement. Plan to attend!
Workshops are held once a month (usually the 2nd or 3rd week
of the month) on Sundays. 1:00 - 4:00 PM.
Please sign up for ToFF's
eNews to receive reminders of future Workshops and
other Foundation and erotic art events.
Our Drawing Workshop Coordinator:
Miguel Angel Reyes
Miguel Angel Reyes was born September 29th,
1964 in Colima, Mexico. He immigrated to the United States in
1975. He has consistently been a prolific artist since graduating
from Oits Parsons school of design in 1987 with a BFA in fine
Miguel is a Los Angeles - based portrait and
figurative painter, muralist, printmaker and illustrator. Miguel
incorporates expressionist brushwork and a saturated palette
in celebration of the classic latin tradition. Miguel's accomplishments
as a photographer informs the way he creates paintings and prints.
When not working from life, Miguel begins by shooting his own
photographs on the street, clubs, in studio and elsewhere. Whether
working from life or photos, his pieces always create an intimate
connection between subject and viewer.
His art has been exhibited throughout the U.S
including - Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Alaska.
Miguel has created murals for the Los Angeles MTA, and bus ad
campaign for LA County Office of AIDS - AIDS/Living Responsibly
campaign. Miguel's work is in the collections of LACMA print
collections, Laguna Art Museum, Watts Towers Arts Center, University
of Austin, TX, and Fine Arts gallery Museum, Chicago.
Miguel's clients include - Genre, Flaunt, Guess
Jeans, Forest Witaker, Tom Skerritt, Davis Factor, Luis Barajas
and Jim Turner. Miguel has been the recipient of the 2001 CSW
Artists of the Year, 2000 WEHO Awards/Artist, 1998 VIVA Arts
Award and the 1992 VOGUE/SOTHEBY'S Cecil Beaton Award.
Miguel's artwork has been published in LA Times Magazine,
Blue, Chicano and Latino Artist of Los Angeles,
and Saludos Hispanos magazine.
Naked & Loving It: One Local Artist Has the Utmost Appreciation for Male Nude Figures
And after attending one of Miguel Angel Reyes’ nude figure drawing workshops at the Tom of Finland Foundation, you will too.
Long before Grindr, Scruff, Snapchat, and that leaked Cheyenne Jackson video, there was erotic art—skilled hands and sharp eyes that captured every detail of the naked human body.
Artists like L.A.’s very own Miguel Angel Reyes keeps this traditional art form alive in his own work at the Tom of Finland Foundation’s monthly Life Drawing Workshops... You’ll be under Reyes’ gentle wing, himself a former workshop attendee before he took over as coordinator nearly 10 years ago.
–Lydia Siriprakorn, FRONTIERS
1421 Laveta Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90026
(Echo Park) Map
For more information contact: Miguel Angel Reyes