Saturday, May 30, 2009

Khang Le Workshop2 Demo

Here is Khang's demo from his workshop number 2. Enjoy~!!

Jaime Jones Workshop Demos

Here are the demos from Jaime's last two workshops. It was very inspiring to see his work and how he approaches painting complex subjects through thoughtful shape design. Thanks for the great workshop~!!

Workshop Demo 1 - Bone Landscape:
Workshop Demo 2 - Crowded Market Place:

Photos from the workshop:

After workshop BBQ:

Friday, May 22, 2009

Upcoming Local Art Shows in May

In case you are interested, there are several art shows in the LA area this and next week:

Saturday, May 23rd - "Life drawings of Michael Hussar"

Sunday, May 24th- "Slideshow and Original Painting of John Asaro"

Sunday, May 30th - "Art of UP and book signing"

Enjoy the shows :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Composition Workshop with Marshall Vandruff - May 29, 30, 31.

Marshall is one of the best instructor I have ever taken composition class with. If you are interested on how to compose your image that works at a gut level, Marshall's workshop is not to be missed as he breaks down the visual language that we feel through imagery.

Strongly recommended. Sign up soon as spots are limited~!!

2nd Environment Design class is full

Due to the popular demand for our first Environment Design class, we have arranged a second class taught by Cecil Kim and Jung Ho Park.

The enrollment priority was given to the waiting list students from the first class. As the result, the class have been quickly filled by the waiting list students.

In case you are interested, we are starting to take on a fresh waiting list in case there are any cancellations. If you are interested, just give us an e-mail if you wish to be on the list.

Kevin Chen

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Production Illustration with James Hegedus~!!

Hi Everyone,

I have created a new flyer with art & descriptions for James Hegedus’ Production Illustration class. It is an environment design class for film production where you explore the visual look by translating from a story or movie script. Topics such as storyboards, set design, production painting and cinematic storytelling will be covered in the course.

To find out more info on James Hegedus, you can visit him at:
or see his artworks and reel at:
Thanks and have a great weekend :)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Summer 2009 Enrollment Status (updated 8/22/09)


Environment Design with James Paick - Full
Environment Design with Cecil Kim & Jung Park - Full
Sketching for Environment with Ed li - Full
Intro to Character Design with David Colman - Full
Analytical Figure Drawing with Kevin Chen - Full
Cinematic Storyboard with Jay Oliva - Full
Creature Design with Jerad Marantz - Full
Production Illustration with James Hegedus - Full
Advance Figure Drawing with Kevin Chen - Full

Vehicle & Mechs with Darren Quach - Locked
Entertainment Project with Carlo Arellano - Locked

Environment Design for Animation with Robert Kondo -Locked
Visual Development for Games with Moby Francke - Full
Digital Maquette with Bryan Wynia - Locked
Color Design for Entertainment
with Nathan Fowkes - 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 for your support. ***)

Sign up soon as spaces are limited. Thanks for your support.

Friday, May 1, 2009

CDA Summer 2009 enrollment starts today~!!

Hi Everyone,

Our new summer schedule is released today and it is ready for enrollment.

The full brochure is still under works and should be updated on the website during the next week.

In the meantime, to find information about the class schedule and prices you can visit here:

For class descriptions and artworks you can visit here:
Class Descriptions

For enrollment instructions and school policy you can visit here:
Enrollment Form and School Policy

Due to the large e-mail volume we receive on the first two weeks, please allow us 2~3 days to get back to you with a reservation confirmation. Please do not send any payments or until you have receive an availability confirmation e-mail and payment instruction from us.

Thanks again for your time and hope to see you next term :)

Kevin Chen
Concept Design Academy