Saturday, May 1, 2010

New teacher announcement - Leighton Hickman~!!

We have a new teacher for the new Summer semester: Leighton Hickman.

Leighton is a Visual Development artist currently working at Dreamworks Animation. He is joining us this term to sub-in for Jackson Sze's "Gouache Landscape Painting" class.

Leighton will be working in oils for this course, but he is open for more experienced painters to bring in their medium of choice. If you are a beginning painter, he will assign you an oil material list for the term.

The class will be focused on the understanding of natural lighting, color, and designing in broad forms rather than details. At the end of the term, the class will be using their favorite outdoor study as an inspiration for their final project (incorporate what you have learned into your work).

Catch this opportunity soon and have fun painting this summer :)

Summer 2010 Enrollment Status (updated 8/16/10)

(*** Click on class title for art & class descriptions ***)


- None -

Adv. Entertainment Design with C. Arellano & D. Quach - Full
Analytical Figure Drawing with Kevin Chen - Full
Character Design 2 with Kevin Chen - Full
Costume Figure Painting with Stephen Schirle - Cancelled
Creature Design with Jerad Marantz - Full
Digital Illustration with Robert Mckinnon - Full
Environment Design (Mon)with James Paick - Full
Environment Design (Wed)with James Paick - Full
Environment Design with Rodney Fuentebella - Full
Head & Figure Drawing with Kevin Chen - Full
Intro to Character Design with David Colman - Full
Landscape Painting with Leighton Hickman - Locked
Sketching for Environment with Ed Li - Full
Story Dev for Animation (Thurs) with Radford Sechrist - Full
Story Dev for Animation (Mon) with Radford Sechrist - Full
Vehicle & Mechs with John Wu - Full
Vis Comp 1: Dynamic Sketching with Peter Han - Full
Zbrush Character Creation with Bryan Wynia - Full

Sci Fi & Fantasy Design (2 days) with Stephan Martiniere
- Full
Film Production Illustration with Steve Jung - Locked
Gouache Landscape Painting (3 days) with Mike Hernandez
- 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. ***)

CDA Summer 2010 enrollment starts now~!!

Hi Everyone,

It is May 1st and the Summer 2010 brochure is officially released today and ready for enrollment~!!

Please read through our enrollment instructions and school policy before you reserve your classes:

All sign-up are accepted by e-mail only and on a first come first serve basis.

Due to the heavy volume of e-mail, please allow us 3~4 days to process your reservation request.

Thanks for your interest and hope to see you next semester~!!

Kevin Chen