Rebecca Kimmel, Founder + Owner
Founder and Owner Rebecca Kimmel taught at the public and private college and high school level in the Los Angeles area from 2007-2018. She founded Korpus School of Art in LA in 2011 and in its 7 years of operation, helped to send her private College Portfolio Preparation students to art colleges + universities across the US with over $10 Million in Merit Scholarships. In 2018, Rebecca made the tough decision to close Korpus in order to further pursue her own study of art in Florence, Italy.
She initially studied Fine Art and Liberal Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, where she was a full scholarship finalist. She received her B.F.A. in Illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, and her M.F.A. in Digital Art from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.
Rebecca specializes in Figurative Art, with a particular focus on Traditional Figure Drawing. She has experience teaching a wide range of topics, including College Portfolio Preparation, Drawing Fundamentals, Figure Drawing, Anatomy, Portraiture, Master Copies, Pastel, Painting Fundamentals, and Digital Painting Fundamentals using Photoshop.
Rebecca has a particular passion for College Portfolio Preparation for High School students. She has extensive knowledge of a range of schools across the U.S., and works closely with her students to prepare the right kind of portfolio for the right kind of school, based on the individual student’s stated needs and preferences. Previous College Preparation students of Rebecca’s have gone on to receive over $10 MILLION total in Scholarships, Grants, and Loans to their top choice art schools and universities. Each student with whom Rebecca has worked exclusively one on one has gained entrance to a top art school and/or university, and each has received significant financial aid and scholarship money based on their portfolio.
Rebecca has additionally taught in-house Industry Life Drawing Workshops for artists at The Mill VFX in Culver City and Luma Pictures in Santa Monica, CA.
She is currently a student at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy.