Friday, August 31, 2012

CDA Fall 2012 Brochures and New Class Descriptions~!


 Here are some new teachers & class this Fall term:

 Here are some of the upcoming Fall workshop~!!


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Fall 2012 Enrollment Status (updated on 11/16/12 2PM)

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


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Adv. Vis Com with Andy Chung - Locked
Analytical Figure Drawing (Sun) with Kevin Chen - Full
Analytical Figure Drawing (Mon) with Kevin Chen - Full
Animal Anatomy with Jonathan Kuo - Full
Cinematic Storyboard with Jay Oliva - Full
Composition & Cinematography with Bill Perkins - Full
Creature Design with Jerad Marantz - Full
Environment Design with James Paick - Full
Figure Invention for Animation with Toby Shelton - Full
Figure Painting with Dan Cooper - Full
Head & Figure Drawing with Kevin Chen - Full
Intro to Character Design with Patrick Awa - Full
Intro to Environment Design with Brian Yam - Full
Intro to Digital Painting with Jason Scheier - Full
Intro to Perspective with Robert St. Pierre - Full
Intro to Vehicle Design with Vaughan Ling - Locked
Key Frame Illustration with Joshua James Shaw - Locked
Landscape Painting with Leighton Hickman - Locked
Modo for Concept Design with Vaughan Ling - Locked
Sketching for Environment with Ed Li - Full
Story Dev for Animation with Tron Mai - Full
Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching (Sat) with Peter Han - Full
Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching (Sun) with Peter Han - Full
Vis. Dev. for Animation with M. Yamada & V. Ying - Full
Zbrush Character Creation with Josh Herman - Locked

Concept Design Workshop with C. Arellano, B. Wynia, J. Park, & J. Jones - Full
Gouache Landscape Painting with Mike Hernandez - Full
Environment & Lighting with Khang Le - Full
Creative Project Development with TigoboANIMATION - 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. ***)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

"Gouache Landscape Painting" with Mike Hernandez~!! (3 days)

Mike Hernandez is coming back to CDA this fall to teach his awesome 3 days gouache landscape painting workshop.

This is a great class for anyone interested in improving their environment color and lighting knowledge. (or just want to get better at painting in general)

Sign ups starts Sept. 1st, 2012. E-mail us at to reserve your spot~!! :)

Monday, August 6, 2012

"3 Day Composition Workshop" with Marshall Vandruff~!!

Last workshop of the Summer semester. To sign up, e-mail us at

Hope to see you there~!!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

"Art of Paranorman" Artist Panel at Gallery Nucleus - Aug 19th~!!

Learn more about Laika's second exciting feature film, PARANORMAN. Meet some of the artists, see behind the scenes artwork from the film and participate in a Q and A session3D armatures and puppets used in the production of film on display.

Artists Heidi Smith and Vera Brosgol will be flying in specifically for this event. 
*Share this event on Facebook or Twitter before August 16 and get 15% off the art of book when you purchase in-store at Gallery Nucleus

*FREE Paranorman posters for attendees while supplies last.

Admission is FREE12 pm - 1 pm (Panel)
1 pm - 1:30 pm (Q and A)
1:30 pm - 3 pm (book signing)

Featured Artists:

Chris Turnham (visual development)
Deanna Marsigliese (character design)

Heidi Smith (character design)
Kevin Dart (visual development)
Pete Oswald (character design/visual development)
Vera Brosgol (storyboards)
For more info, visit Gallery Nucleus' website at: