Wednesday, February 27, 2013

"Art of Hawkens: Mech Design" with Khang Le - moved to March 16th~!!

"Art of Hawken: Mech Design" workshop have just been moved to Saturday, March 16th, 2013, 2~7 PM.

For more of Khang's art samples, you can visit his site at

Sign up soon and see you at the workshop~!!


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Scott Robertson Modo Workshop - March 2 & 3~!!

Scott Robertson will be running a 2 Days, weekend Modo workshop at his Culver City studio this March.

CDA students will receive 10% discount with code (CDA2013) and can qualify for 25% off buying Modo. To sign up visit the link bellow for more details:  

Scott Robertson Workshop 003
Modo Design Weekend 

Instructors: Rob Baldwin with Scott Robertson

Day One of the class will be spent working with the tools and tips to get you up to speed in modo.
Consider this an “Introduction to modo” class, though we will touch on some advanced modeling and surfacing concepts.

Day Two will focus on workflows and production tips to help get the most out of your design time.
We will also step through a 3D Concept Painting project, from napkin sketch to finished render: exploring vehicles, characters, and an environment

Saturday, February 9, 2013

CDA Approved for 2013-2014 CSATTF Grant Program~!!

Hi Everyone,

We have a great news~ CDA have been approved to participate in the 2013-2014 CSATTF tuition reimbursement program.

Through the program, members of Local 800 (Art Directors Guild), Local 839 (Animation Guild), and 892 (Costume Designers Guild) are able to apply to get 2/3 of the tuition reimbursed by the grant.

For more detail info, you can visit the Animation Guild page for instructions & forms to apply:

You can also contact us at for questions and availabilities for the qualifying classes.

Concept Design Academy

John Watkiss Books now on Kindle~!!

3 of John Watkiss' art book series are now available at great prices on the Kindle store. Make sure to check it out as John shares many gems of wisdom about drawing, anatomy, fabric and composition in his books. Highly recommended~!!