Friday, August 30, 2013

"Gouache Landscape Painting" Workshop with Mike Hernandez~!!

Mike Hernandez is back to teach his "Gouache Landscape Painting" workshop this Fall.
The dates are Sept. 27th , 28th, & 29th and the tuition is $380.

Space is very limited and hope you will be able to come join us for 3 days of fun learning and painting
To sign up, visit our website at
The online store will be open for enrollment on Sept. 1st.

Thanks for your time :)

Thursday, August 29, 2013

CDA Fall Semester Brochure released today~!!

Hi everyone,

Here is our new brochure for our upcoming Fall semester :)

Public enrollment will start on Sept. 1st, 2013.

For detail class descriptions & school policy, please visit our website at:

Thanks for your time and hope to see you in the new semester~!!

Kevin Chen
Concept Design Academy

Fall 2013 Enrollment Status (updated 12/2/13 6:00PM)

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


- none -

Analytical Figure Drawing (Fri) with Kevin Chen - Full
Analytical Figure Drawing (Sun) with Kevin Chen - Full
Animal Anatomy with Jonathan Kuo - Locked
Background Design for Animation with Nicolas Weis - Full
Cinematic Storyboard with Jane Wu - Full
Color & Lighting with Dan Cooper - Locked
Environment Design with James Paick - Full
Figure Invention for Animation with Toby Shelton - Full
Head & Figure Drawing with Kevin Chen - Full
Intro to Entertainment Design with Peter Han - Locked
Intro to Digital Painting with Jason Scheier - Full
Intro to Form Language with John Park - Full
Intro to Perspective with Robert St. Pierre - Full
Intro to Vehicle Design with John Frye - Locked
Key Frame Illustration with Joshua James Shaw - Locked
Landscape Painting with Jackson Sze - Locked
Modo for Concept Design with Vaughan Ling - Locked
Sketching for Environment with Ed Li - Full 
Story Dev for Animation with Louie Del Carmen - Full 
Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching (Sat) with P. Ballesteros - Full 
Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching (Sun) with Peter Han - Full
Zbrush Character Creation with Ian Joyner - Locked
Adv. Vis Com with Darren Quach - Locked
Color Key Design for Production with Mike Hernandez - Locked
Vis. Dev. for Animation with M. Yamada & V. Ying - Full

Gouache Landscape Painting with Mike Hernandez - Locked
Film Concept Design with Jaime Jones - Full 
Color & Composition with Robh Ruppel - Full

Creature Design with Jerad Marantz - Cancelled
Intro to Matte Painting with Bruno Werneck - Cancelled 

(*** 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. ***)

Monday, August 19, 2013

John Watkiss' "Millenium Project" Mural~!!

Proud to announce John Watkiss' beautiful mural is up and on display at CDA :)

Here are some detail shots:

Birth of Free Will Painting:

Marshall Vandruff Composition Workshop Photo

Thank to Marshall for the inspiring composition workshop and to everyone for coming.

This officially wraps up our Summer term and hope to see everyone again in Fall~!!

Monday, August 12, 2013

"3 Days Composition Workshop" with Marshall Vandruff this weekend~!!

Date -    Aug. 16, 17, 18 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Time -    Fri, 7~11PM
               Sat, 2~6PM
               Sun, 2~6PM
Tuition - $300 ***

Marshall is one of the best instructor on the subject of Composition and Visual Design.

Marshall's influence can be seen in his students such as Justin Sweet & Chris Appelhans' compositional works.

This is a once in a year event at CDA, so don't miss out or you will need to wait till summer 2014.

To sign up, visit our online enrollment store at:

Thanks for your time and hope to see you there~!!

(*** = The original $360 price on the brochure is a typo. For students who have already paid the $360 price will get $60 refunded back on the day of the workshop. Sorry for the confusion.)