Friday, December 2, 2016

"From Concept to Storyboard" workshop with John Aoshima this Saturday (12/3)~!!!

Hi Everyone,

This Saturday, Dec. 3rd, John Aoshima will be coming to CDA to teach a workshop on "From Concept to Storyboard"~!!

John worked as the head of story for the development phase of "Kubo and the Two Strings". During this time, John and his story team storyboarded out the majority of the final film to help set the pacing and storytelling.

If you are an storyboard artist or someone who want to learn about the process in making a film during the storyboard phase, this is a great workshop not to be missed.

John is currently working as the director for the upcoming "Ducktales" reboot from Disney and his past projects include "Gravity Falls", "Futurama", "Avatar: The Last Airbender", and "The Simpsons".

Thanks for your time and hope to see you at the event~!!

Kevin Chen
Concept Design Academy

Thursday, October 13, 2016

"Environment & Lighitng" workshop with Khang Le coming this Saturday (Oct. 15th)~!!

Hi Everyone,

This Saturday, Oct. 15th will be Khang Le's "Environment & Lighting" workshop at CDA~!!

If you are an environment artist or someone who want to improve on your staging with lights for your concepts, this is a workshop not to be missed.

To enroll, please visit our online enrollment store at:

Thanks for looking and hope to see you at the event~!!

Concept Design Academy

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Last Week to Sign up for Fall 2016 Enrollment~!!

Hi Everyone,

This is the last week for CDA's Fall enrollment~!!

We still have some great classes available. Sign up now and we will prorate the tuition for any missed classes due to late sign up.

All Fall classes will be locked after this Sunday, Oct. 9th, so sign up soon and we will see you in class~!!

Kevin Chen
Concept Design Academy

Thursday, September 1, 2016

CDA Fall 2016 Brochure Released & Enrollment Starts on Sept. 1st~!!

Hi Everyone,

Our Fall 2016 brochure have just been released and public enrollment is starting up today on Sept. 1st~!!

To enroll, please visit our online store at:

For the latest enrollment status update, visit our status page at:

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 term~!!

Kevin Chen
Concept Design Academy

*** Our Next Upcoming Workshop Event (Oct. 15th, 2pm~7pm) ***

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

CDA Fall 2016 Schedule Preview~!!!

Hi Everyone,

Here is a quick preview of some of the new classes & workshops coming up at CDA this Fall~

Our Fall Semester is scheduled to start on Monday, Sept. 26th and ends on Sunday, Dec. 11th.

The public enrollment start date will be starting on Sept. 1st.

We have a really great line up of events and teacher coming up. Make sure to check it out and we will see you soon in the new semester~!!

Kevin Chen
Concept Design Academy

Fall 2016 Enrollment Status (updated 10/15/16 3:00PM)

From Concept to Storyboard with John Aoshima

Analytical Figure Drawing (Tues) with Kevin Chen - Full
Analytical Figure Drawing (Sun) with Kevin Chen - Full 
Animal Anatomy with Jonathan Kuo - Locked
Animated Performance for Storyboarding with Toniko Pantoja - Full 
Children's Book Illustration with P. Ballesteros - Locked
Cinematic Storyboard with Alan Wan - Full
Color and Lighting with Dan Cooper & Christina Cooper - Full 
Environment Design with Gabriel Yeganyan - Locked
Figure Drawing with the Reilly Method with Mark Westermoe - Full 
Head & Figure Drawing with Kevin Chen - Locked
Intro to Character Design with Kevin Chen - Full 
Intro to Digital Painting with Sherwin Abesamis - Locked 
Intro to Environment Design with Brian Yam - Locked
Intro to Form Language with Peter Han - Full 
Intro to Perspective with Polina Hristova - Full
Landscape Painting with Shae Shatz - Locked 
Sculptural Anatomy with Bryan Lee - Locked 
Sketching for Environment with Ed Li - Full 
Vehicles and Mechs with John Frye - Locked 
Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching (Sat) with P. Ballesteros - Full 
Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching (Sun) with Peter Han - Full

Vis. Dev. for Animation with Iuri Lioi - Full
Story Development for Animation with Tron Mai - Full

Environment & Lighting with Khang Le - Full

Story & Visual Development with Shannon Tindle - Full

(*** 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. ***)

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

"Character Design & Illustration" workshop with Wesley Burt this Saturday - Aug. 6th~!!

*** Sorry, this workshop is currently sold out ***

Hi Everyone,

This Saturday, Aug. 6th, Wesley Burt will be flying in town to teach the "Character Design & Illustration" Workshop at CDA~!!

Wesley is well known for his beautiful illustrations for "Magic the Gathering" along with his character design works for various game productions.

Currently Wesley is working as a freelance concept artist at Marvel Studios for the upcoming film "Thor 3".

This is a great workshop for anyone interested in doing character design for game, film or illustration.

Space is very limited (it is almost sold out) so sign up soon~

Thanks for your time and hope to see you at the event :)

Concept Design Academy