Sunday, December 25, 2011

Spring 2012 Schedule Preview~!!

Enrollment starts on Jan. 6th 2012. Class number will required for all enrollment and will released on the website on the same day.

Merry Christmas everyone~!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Spring 2012 term schedule is coming soon~!!

(Illustration by Victoria Ying)

Our upcoming Spring term 2012 schedule is coming up soon at the end of Dec.

The new semester start date is scheduled to be on Feb. 4th, 2012.

The enrollment start time is still TBA, but will be around the beginning of Jan.

If you would be interested to receive our schedule as soon as it is released, please sign up for our e-mail list to receive the schedule as soon as it is released.

To sign up for e-mailing list, just e-mail us at with your name and request to be added on the list.

Thanks and hope to see you next term~!!


PS - here is a sneak peek of the new classes & teachers coming up in Spring term:

10 week classes:
Modo for Concept Design with Vaughan Ling
Intro to Character Design with Shiyoon Kim
Vis Dev for Animation with Mike Yamada and Victoria Ying
Intro to Perspective with Robert St. Pierre
Adv. Entertainment Project with Darren Quach & Andy Chung

Confirmed Workshops Teachers:
Feb - Christian Alzmann (Visual Effects Art Director at ILM)
March - Chris Appelhans (Visual Development Artist)
April - Nathan Fowkes (Visual Development Artist)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

"Digital Painting" workshop with Robh Ruppel~!!

Our last workshop for 2011:

Date - Dec. 10th 2011

Time - 2~7 PM
Tuition - $120

All spots filled, e-mail us if you wish to be contacted for any last minute cancellation openings :)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

"Fantasy Illustration" with Kekai Kotaki on Nov. 12~!!

*** Update - Currently full, but accepting waiting list for any last minute cancellations. ***

Here are some more samples of Kekai's recent artworks:

Demos & Photos from Gouache Landscape Painting Workshop - Fall 2011

Day 1, in door slide lecture:

Day 2 photos from Vasquez Rocks:
On site demos:

Day 3, Laguna Beach photos:
On site Demo:
(Photos by Sherwin Abesamis & Fred Palacio)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

CDA Live Demos at Bluecanvas Launch Event~!!

Hi Everyone,

This Thursday (Oct. 13), Radford Sechrist and Kevin Chen will be doing live demos at the Bluecanvas live event from 6~11PM. This is a free event in junction with the LA Art Walk in Downtown Los Angeles. For more information, visit Bluecanvas website for event details:

Hope to see you there~!!

(Update - Bellow are the photos from the event. Enjoy~!!)

Second floor - Live demo room:

Our Models for the event, Tiffany & Larva:

Rad doing some great story sketches inspired by the poses:

Kevin's figure quick sketches:

Artworks displays from the 1st floor art gallery:

Thanks to everyone that came by and hope you all had a great time~!! :)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

"Gouache Landscape Painting" with Mike Hernandez

Hi Everyone,

Mike Hernandez will be returning to CDA for a 3 day landscape painting workshop on Oct 21, 22 and 23.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to learn from one of the best teachers on this subject.

To sign up, please contact the school at
or 818-669-4657.

Thanks for your time :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

"LASCAPES" - Vol. 1

Our good friend and CDA student, Jason Elvrom just released his new book "LASCAPES - Vol. 1".

It's a wonderful book showing beautiful paintings of locations in LA that we often don't get a chance to slow down and appreciate the charm. A great coffee table book for landscape lovers and for budding landscape artists looking for fun places to explore.

For sale now on the Blurb website. Check it out~!! :)