Wednesday, July 12, 2017

"Cinematic Set Design" with Samuel Michlap starting this Saturday, July 15th~!!


Hi Everyone,

Samuel Michlap​ is coming to CDA this Saturday, July 15th to teach a workshop on "Cinematic Set Design"~!!

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Samuel Michlap is an experienced Production Designer/'Visual Development Artist with past projects such as “The Lion King”, “The Prince of Egypt”, “Doctor Strange”, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”, “The Batman”, “Spider-man: Homecoming”, & “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”

In this workshop, Samuel will be sharing with us his design process and lighting techniques used in creating iconic sets for storytelling. Topics such as set design, cinematography, & lighting will be discussed during the lecture/demonstration. Samuel have a lot of experience/ knowledge to offer and this is a great opportunity to learn about visual storytelling through set design from one of the top designers in the industry.

Space is limited, sign up soon~!!

Best,
Concept Design Academy

Friday, June 9, 2017

"Intro to Form Language" with John Frye~!!!


John Frye, principal designer at Honda R&D will be teaching a "Intro to Form Language" class at CDA this Summer~!!!

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This class focuses on the industrial design fundamentals of structure and form design. Topics such as design proportion, shape language, layering of structure, cut lines, & materials for function are discussed in the weekly in class lectures/demos.

This is a great class for anyone interested in improving on their industrial design skills for the film, game, animation or toy industry.

Sign up soon and hope to see you in class next week.

First day of class starts on Thursday, June 8th~!!

 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

"Animal Anatomy" with Brynn Metheney - Last 4 spots left~!!!


*** "Animal Anatomy" with Brynn Metheney - Only 4 spots left ~!! ***


Start Date - Sunday, June 11th, 2017
Time - 10:00AM ~ 1:00PM
Duration - 10 weeks
Tuition - $680
Location - 55 Waverly Dr. Ste 104, Pasadena, CA 91105


Enrollment Link:

http://conceptdesignacad.storenvy.com/collections/233350-all-products/products/19868384-animal-anatomy-with-brynn-metheney


Hi Everyone,

Creature Designer/ Fantasy Illustrator, Brynn Metheney is coming to teach her "Animal Anatomy" class at CDA this Summer~!!!

This is a must take class for character designers, illustrators and storyboard artist who wish to expand on their design vocabulary and improve on their ability to drawing animals comfortably in their story scenes.

First day of class starts on Sunday, June 11th at 10AM.


There are only 4 spots remaining, so sign up soon and join us this Summer~!!
 
For more samples of Brynn's design works, check out her website at:
http://www.brynnart.com/

Thanks for your time~!!

Best,
Kevin Chen 
Concept Design Academy

"Environment Design for Games" with Tu Bui - Last 2 spots left~!!!


*** "Environment Design for Games" with Tu Bui - Only 2 spots left ~!! ***


Start Date - Saturday, June 10th, 2017
Time - 9:30AM ~ 12:30PM
Duration - 10 weeks
Tuition - $780
Location - 55 Waverly Dr. Ste 104, Pasadena, CA 91105


Enrollment Link:
http://conceptdesignacad.storenvy.com/collections/233350-all-products/products/19868189-environment-design-for-games-with-tu-bui
Hi Everyone,

Tu Bui, environment concept art/ matte artist from "Titanfall 1 & 2" is coming this Summer to teach his "Environment Design for Games" class at CDA~!!

This is a great class for anyone interested in learning how to create sets and environment designs for game production. For more samples of Tu Bui's work, please check out his ArtStation page at:

https://www.artstation.com/artist/2buiart

Space is limited as there are only 2 last spots remaining.

Class starts this Saturday, June 10th at 9:30AM. Sign up soon and join us for a Summer of learning and portfolio building~!!

Thanks for your time :)

Best,
Kevin Chen 

Concept Design Academy

Thursday, June 1, 2017

"3 Day Composition Workshop" with Marshall Vandruff - Last Call for Enrollment~!!

Hello Everyone,

Tomorrow (June 2nd), Marshall Vandruff will be teaching his "3 Day Composition Workshop" at CDA~!!

This is the crash course designed to help students reach their picture making potential, to study the composition principles that great masters and nature have to offer.

To enroll, please visit our enrollment store at:
http://conceptdesignacad.storenvy.com/collections/233350-all-products/products/15619437-3-days-composition-workshop-with-marshall-vandruff

Three intense sessions, one complete course. Be prepared to learn and to begin understanding picture making the way the old masters do :)

Best,
Concept Design Academy


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

"Architecture for World Building" with Gabriel Yeganyan~!!


*** NEW CLASS UPDATE - "Architecture for World Building" with Gabriel Yeganyan~!! ***
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Hi Everyone,

Want to learn how to create rich, believable environments that tells a story about the culture and the people who created them?

In this intermediate design course, Gabriel will go over the fundamental components of various architectural types in history and learn how to apply these ideas to evoke depth of history/storytelling in your design images. 

During the class, Gabriel will survey the common building types from different cultures and at different historical periods (Ancient, Medieval, Recent). Through the studies and concept sketches the class will break down a new type of architecture each week and explore how to use these studies to create new concept designs. 

This is an important course for anyone who wants to learn more about designing architectures and give their design work an extra level of layering and history.

Sign up soon and join us next Monday, June 5th for the first day of class :)

Best,
Kevin Chen 

Concept Design Academy


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

"3 Days Composition Workshop" with Marshal Vandruff on June 2, 3, & 4~!!!


Hi Everyone,

Marshall Vandruff is returning this Summer to teach his "3 Day Composition Workshop" at CDA~!!!

http://conceptdesignacad.storenvy.com/collections/233350-all-products/products/15619437-3-days-composition-workshop-with-marshall-vandruff

This is a yearly workshop not to be missed as Marshall is one of the best at teaching the craft and design language of visual storytelling.

It is one of the most foundation workshop we offer at CDA. Because of this, we have pushed our Summer semester to start after this event to allow all of our students to attend without schedule conflicts with their regular classes.

Sign up soon and hope to see you at the event~!!

Best,
Concept Design Academy

Thursday, May 18, 2017

"Human & Mechs" with Carlo Arellano~!!!

Carlo Arellano is back this Summer to teach his "Human & Mechs" class at CDA~!!

http://conceptdesignacad.storenvy.com/collections/233350-all-products/products/4716616-human-mechs-with-carlo-arellano


This is a great class for character and prop designers to learn how to design characters with iconic tools and technology they created that reflects their culture and needs.

Carlo is a very experienced designer in both game and film industry. Sign up soon and join us for the Summer to build your design portfolio together~!!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

CDA Summer 2017 Brochure Released~!!


Hi Everyone,

Our Summer 2017 brochure have been released and public enrollment started today on May 2nd~!!

To enroll, please visit our online store at:
http://conceptdesignacad.storenvy.com/

For the latest enrollment status update, visit our status page at:
http://conceptdesignacad.blogspot.com/2017/05/summer-2017-enrollment-status-updated.html

We have an exciting line up of great classes and workshops coming up. Space is limited, sign up soon and hope we will see you in the coming Summer term~!!

Best,
Kevin Chen
Concept Design Academy

Summer 2017 Enrollment Status (Updated 7/16/17 1:00AM)

Available:
Archetypes & Story Structure with Ryan Meinerding



Full: 
Analytical Figure Drawing (Sun) with Kevin Chen - Full
Analytical Figure Drawing (Wed) with Kevin Chen - Full 
Animal Anatomy with Brynn Metheney - Full 
Architecture for World Building with Gabriel Yeganyan - Full 
Character & Costume Design with Joshua James Shaw - Locked
Cinematic Storyboard 1 with Jay Oliva - Full 
Color and Lighting with Dan Cooper & Christina Cooper - Full
Composition & Cinematography with Bill Perkins  - Full
Costumed Gesture Drawing with Kirk Shinmoto - Full 
Environment Design for Games with Tu Bui - Full 
Figure Drawing with the Reilly Method with Mark Westermoe - Full
Gouache Color Study with Peter Chan - Full 
Head & Hands Drawing with Kevin Chen - Full
Human and Mechs with Carlo Arellano - Locked
Intro to Character Design with Kevin Chen - Full 
Intro to Digital Painting with Bryan Lee & David Merritt - Full 
Intro to Form Language with John Frye - Locked
Intro to Perspective with Polina Hristova - Full
Intro to Storyboard with Alan Wan - Full 
Key Frame Illustration with Alex Mandradjiev - Full 
Landscape Painting with Shae Shatz - Locked
Sketching for Environment with James Finch - Full
Story Development for Animation with Tron Mai - Full 
Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching (morning) with P. Ballesteros - Full
Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching (afternoon) with P. Ballesteros - Full
ZBrush Character Creation with Xander Smith - Locked

Cinematic Storyboard with Ben Juwono - Full
Vis. Dev. for Animation with Assaf Horowitz - Full

3 Days Composition Workshop with Marshall Vandruff  - Locked
Cinematic Set Design with Samuel Michlap - Locked



(*** For all Full classes or workshops, there is a waiting list available. Sign up if you wish to be notified when there are any last minute openings from cancellations. Thanks. ***)