Thursday, September 24, 2015

"Intro to Environment Design" with Tom Zhao - Sold out~!!

Come learn how to design props & sets with Tom Zhao this Fall~!!

This class covers the important basic skills and information that an entry environment designer is expected to know when apply for a job position. Topics such as production pipeline, prop & set design, designing layout for game play/storytelling, modular design, prop call out page, and digital painting for lighting and color cues for storytelling/game play will be covered in the many in class lectures and demo.

There is only 1 spot remaining, so make sure to sign up soon~

*** Update - the class have just been sold out and is starting to collect waiting list. To purchase waiting list tickets, please visit link here:

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

"Animal Anatomy" with Jonathan Kuo - 2 spots left~!!

"Animal Anatomy" with Jonathan Kuo - Last 2 spots~!!…/4714771-animal-anat…
This is a great class for character and creature designers alike who wants to increase their design vocabulary and study how the master designer, "Nature" designs forms for movement.

In this class, Jonathan will go over how to break down and draw and animals in simple forms, understand their proportions/weight, and dive deeper to understand their structure types (bone and muscle variations designed for different movements and functions).

Spaces are limited, sign up soon~!!

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Enrollment Reminder - Only 1 week away from Fall term~!!

Hi Everyone,

Here is a quick reminder update on the current classes that are still available at CDA this Fall.

We are only a week away from the start of the Fall semester. So sign up soon and join us for a semester of learning and portfolio building :)

To enroll, visit our online store at:

Thanks for your time~!!

Concept Design Academy

"Sculptural Anatomy" with Bryan Lee - 4 spot left~!!

"Sculptural Anatomy" with Bryan Lee - 4 spots left~!!

For illustrators, character designers, sculptors or painters who wants to gain a better understanding of the structure and planes of the human figure, this is the class designed for you.

In this class, Bryan will be going over the structure and anatomy of the figure by starting from the bones and out to the muscles.

You will learn the planer design concept of the human skeleton and understand the basic muscle groups and how they function to move & balance the human body.

To learn, the students will be sculpting the figure in class along with Bryan's weekly lectures and feedback.

Sign up soon and come sculpt/draw with us this Fall~!!

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"Intro to Figure Painting" with Gary Cornell~!!

"Intro to Figure Painting" with Gary Cornell

This is a great class for anyone interested in making the transition from B&W drawing into color figure/character painting.

Topics such as value, lighting, shape design, color relationship/ palette organization will be covered in the many in class demos.

Sign up soon and join us for a semester of learning to improve your painting skills~!!

Concept Design Academy

Sunday, September 20, 2015

"Environment Design" with Brian Yam~!!

Interested in creating worlds and environments for game play and storytelling?

Make sure to check out the "Environment Design" class with Brian Yam at CDA this coming Fall semester.

Brian is a Senior Environment Concept Artist for various studios such as "Insomniac Games", "Naughty Dog", "Image Movers Film", "Imagi Animation", and "Amazon Games". His past projects includes "Ratchet and Clank series", "Uncharted series", & "Star Citizen".

In this class, Brian will share with the students the process of designing an interactive environments/props as an interior set and exterior vistas that helps establish the overall mood of the environment. Great class for anyone interested in preparing their portfolio for their game environment design portfolio.

To sign up, please visit our online store at:

Concept Design Academy

"Intro to Vehicle Design" with John Frye - class starts on Sept. 30th!!

 Looking for a class to take after Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching class?

Check out "Intro to Vehicle Design" with John Frye~!!

This is a great class for anyone interested in learning how to draw, paint and design hard surface objects.

John will cover many important design topics such as designing different vehicle personalities with proportions, designing from inside out for a vehicle (understand the anatomy of mechanics), how to use cut lines and high lights to help add to the composition of your form, and various rendering techniques for metal, paint, rubber, plastic and glass surfaces.

All in all, a great follow up class to Vis Com 1 if you want to continue to learn how to take your drawing further for design purpose.

Make sure to check it out~!!

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"Analytical Figure Drawing" with Kev0n Chen (Tues class) - Last 2 spots left~!!

Hi Everyone,

Due to the waiting list demand, we have decided to opened a second "Analytical Figure Drawing" class on Tuesday night (7:30PM~11PM).

After the waiting list student enrollment, we have 2 last spots available for anyone who might be interested.

To sign up, please visit our online store at:

Space is very limited so sign up soon. Hope to see you in class on Sept. 29th~!!

Concept Design Academy

PS - Bellow are some samples from Kevin's in class demos for your reference. Enjoy~

"Intro to Digital Painting" with Sherwin Abesamis - 2 spots left~!!

Last 2 spots remaining. Sign up soon and paint with us this Fall~!!

Class start on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

To sign up, please visit our online enrollment store:

Thanks for your time~