We are pleased to announce that Imagination Fort Worth and TAFA are teaming up to strengthen our 2017 Summer Teen Workshop There will be 12 Full Scholarships awarded to Teen Artists! Dates and Time: July 10 – 22, 2017 ; 10 a.m – 4 p.m. Mon – Friday Purpose & Mission: This workshop will be a 2 week overview […]

The Art of Assimilation

“It has been one month since we completed the workshop with Rob Liberace and I know from experience it takes time to process an event such as this and to assimilate it into our routine working methods. Of course this can be disruptive for some students and those differences can even push them away from […]

TAFA Evening Courses Begin This Week!

Our TAFA evening courses begin this week. Both Portrait Anatomy and our Figure Lab will be 11 week courses. Both courses include life drawing with model. Please note that we are changing some of our policies for evening courses and pre-approval must gained via application. The Application Form is on-line here: https://tafastudio.org/contact-form/ Please email if you […]

Just A Few Images…

TAFA has wrapped another academic year. Below are just a small handful of images of student and faculty work from the 2014-15 academic year. More images will be forthcoming.  

TAFA 2015 Teen Workshop

We completed our 2nd TAFA Teen Workshop this summer. Many promising young teen artists were encouraged to find a classically-based program at TAFA. They worked hard for two intensive weeks in July making still life paintings, Old Master drawings, and self-portraits. The teens displayed strong drawing and painting skills as they were introduced to the concepts […]

TAFA Summer Fundraiser Launch

Texas Academy of Figurative Art Summer Fundraiser 2015! July 3rd-August 3rd GoFundMe: http://www.gofundme.com/y5d664v TAFA is a registered nonprofit 501(c)3. All donations are tax deductible. You’ll receive a tax donation receipt for every gift. Your funds go directly to three areas of need. Educational Supplies Books: 2 Charles Bargue Drawing Course by Gerald M. Ackerman   $100 ea. […]

Happy 4th of July!

Washington Crossing the Delaware, by Imanuel Leutze 1851 Happy Fourth of July Weekend! Please remember how great it is to be an American and to thank a serviceman, woman, or veteran this weekend.

Evening Figure Lab Starts Wednesday 5/20

Evening Figure Drawing Lab begins this Wednesday, 5/20 from 6-9pm and runs for ten weeks. You can draw or paint in this student-led evening figure class. Open to the public. $20 per evening.  

TAFA Lecture and Workshop

TAFA extends a big thank you to last weekend’s panel members Dr. C.D. Dickerson, Mr. John Hartley, and Mr. Ron Cheek for their engaging lecture on Contemporary Figurative Art Education. Dr. Dickerson has been recently appointed curator and head of sculpture and decorative arts at the National Gallery of Art.  John Hartley is a contemporary artist & […]

TAFA Lecture and Workshop May 1st and 2nd

JOIN US THIS WEEKEND!  TAFA hosts a weekend of art events – an art education lecture and figurative workshop – on May 1st and 2nd. Friday evening May 1st, 6.30pm-8pm, Panel Discussion on the topic Art Education and Contemporary Methods in TAFA Gallery followed by a time for questions and answers. Light refreshments provided. Panel Speakers will include: Ron Cheek, Artist and […]