Monday, September 28, 2015

Final Week to Register for Fall 2015 Classes~!!

Final Week to Register for Fall 2015 Classes

Hi Everyone,

Hope everyone is ready for Fall to begin!

We just wanted to send out one last reminder that Fall 2015 will begin this week and there is still time to sign up for a few classes left.

10 Week Classes:
Head & Figure Drawing with Kevin Chen - 3 spots left 
Environment Design with Brian Yam
Intro to Digital Painting with Sherwin Abesamis - 2 spots left
Intro to Figure Painting with Gary Cornell
Sculptural Anatomy with Bryan Lee - 3 spots left 

Monthly Workshops:
Designing & Painting for Animated Film with Robert Kondo
Character Archetypes and Story Structure with Ryan Meinerding - 8 spots left

To sign up, visit our online enrollment store at:

Hope to see you this Fall!

Concept Design Academy

Thursday, September 24, 2015

"Intro to Environment Design" with Tom Zhao - Sold out~!!

Come learn how to design props & sets with Tom Zhao this Fall~!!

This class covers the important basic skills and information that an entry environment designer is expected to know when apply for a job position. Topics such as production pipeline, prop & set design, designing layout for game play/storytelling, modular design, prop call out page, and digital painting for lighting and color cues for storytelling/game play will be covered in the many in class lectures and demo.

There is only 1 spot remaining, so make sure to sign up soon~

*** Update - the class have just been sold out and is starting to collect waiting list. To purchase waiting list tickets, please visit link here:

Concept Design Academy

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

"Animal Anatomy" with Jonathan Kuo - 2 spots left~!!

"Animal Anatomy" with Jonathan Kuo - Last 2 spots~!!…/4714771-animal-anat…
This is a great class for character and creature designers alike who wants to increase their design vocabulary and study how the master designer, "Nature" designs forms for movement.

In this class, Jonathan will go over how to break down and draw and animals in simple forms, understand their proportions/weight, and dive deeper to understand their structure types (bone and muscle variations designed for different movements and functions).

Spaces are limited, sign up soon~!!

Concept Design Academy

Monday, September 21, 2015

Enrollment Reminder - Only 1 week away from Fall term~!!

Hi Everyone,

Here is a quick reminder update on the current classes that are still available at CDA this Fall.

We are only a week away from the start of the Fall semester. So sign up soon and join us for a semester of learning and portfolio building :)

To enroll, visit our online store at:

Thanks for your time~!!

Concept Design Academy

"Sculptural Anatomy" with Bryan Lee - 4 spot left~!!

"Sculptural Anatomy" with Bryan Lee - 4 spots left~!!

For illustrators, character designers, sculptors or painters who wants to gain a better understanding of the structure and planes of the human figure, this is the class designed for you.

In this class, Bryan will be going over the structure and anatomy of the figure by starting from the bones and out to the muscles.

You will learn the planer design concept of the human skeleton and understand the basic muscle groups and how they function to move & balance the human body.

To learn, the students will be sculpting the figure in class along with Bryan's weekly lectures and feedback.

Sign up soon and come sculpt/draw with us this Fall~!!

Concept Design Academy


"Intro to Figure Painting" with Gary Cornell~!!

"Intro to Figure Painting" with Gary Cornell

This is a great class for anyone interested in making the transition from B&W drawing into color figure/character painting.

Topics such as value, lighting, shape design, color relationship/ palette organization will be covered in the many in class demos.

Sign up soon and join us for a semester of learning to improve your painting skills~!!

Concept Design Academy

Sunday, September 20, 2015

"Environment Design" with Brian Yam~!!

Interested in creating worlds and environments for game play and storytelling?

Make sure to check out the "Environment Design" class with Brian Yam at CDA this coming Fall semester.

Brian is a Senior Environment Concept Artist for various studios such as "Insomniac Games", "Naughty Dog", "Image Movers Film", "Imagi Animation", and "Amazon Games". His past projects includes "Ratchet and Clank series", "Uncharted series", & "Star Citizen".

In this class, Brian will share with the students the process of designing an interactive environments/props as an interior set and exterior vistas that helps establish the overall mood of the environment. Great class for anyone interested in preparing their portfolio for their game environment design portfolio.

To sign up, please visit our online store at:

Concept Design Academy