Saturday, September 30, 2017

"Architecture for World Building" with Gabriel Yeganyan~!!

Gabriel Yeganyan is is returning this Fall to teach his "Architecture for World Building" class at CDA~!!

This important design class teaches the students the foundations of architecture structure, function and visual design themes to reflect the storytelling of the culture/people who created them.

Three key periods of architecture history are covered and broken down during the many in class lectures and demos:

- Ancient Civilization (such as Egyptian, Mesopotamian, etc.)
- Asian Wood Architecture (such as Japan, China, Thai, etc.)
- Medieval Gothic (from various areas in Europe)

Students will learn the "anatomy" underneath the building's surface and learn how to use it to help them create believable and rich new worlds from their imagination.

This is a class not to be missed by anyone interested in improving on their environment design.

Space is limited, sign up soon~!

First day of class start on Wednesday, Oct. 11th :)

Monday, September 25, 2017

"Key Frame Illustration" with John Staub~!!

"Key Frame Illustration" with John Staub is coming to CDA this Fall~!!

Class starts on Monday, Oct. 2nd.

This is a great class for anyone interested in improving their digital painting skills for character and story moment illustrations.

Space is very limited, sign up soon and don't miss out~!

Concept Design Academy

Friday, September 22, 2017

"Visual Development for Animation" with Rustam Hasanov~!!

Last chance to sign up~!!

"Visual Development for Animation" with Rustam Hasanov

First day of class starts on Tuesday, Oct. 10th.

Portfolio submission required for entry:

Sign up soon and see you this Fall~ :)

Concept Design Academy

"Composition for Storytelling" with Marcos Mateu-Mestre

Date -       Oct. 14th
Time -      2pm~5pm.
Tuition -   $80

Space is limited as there are only 5 spots left. Sign up soon and hope to see you there~!!

Concept Design Academy

Saturday, September 2, 2017

CDA Fall 2017 Brochure Released~!!

Hi Everyone,

Our Fall 2017 brochure have just been released and public enrollment is starting up tomorrow on Sept. 3rd at 12AM (midnight)~!

To enroll, please visit our online store at:

(the store will be locked until the 12AM enrollment start time)

For the latest enrollment status update, visit our status page at:

We have an exciting line up of great classes and workshops coming up. Space is limited, sign up soon and hope we will see you in the coming term~!!

Kevin Chen
Concept Design Academy

*** Our Next Upcoming Workshop Event (Oct. 14th, 2pm~5pm) ***

Fall 2017 Enrollment Status (Updated 12/2/17 2:15PM)

- none -

Analytical Figure Drawing (Sun) with Kevin Chen - Full 
Analytical Figure Drawing (Fri) with Kevin Chen - Full 
Animal Anatomy with Jonathan Kuo - Locked
Architecture for World Building with Gabriel Yeganyan - Locked
Character & Costume Design with Joshua James Shaw - Locked
Character Design for Games with Carlo Arellano - Locked
Cinematic Storyboard with Jay Oliva - Full 
Color and Lighting with Dan Cooper & Christina Cooper - Full 
Composition & Cinematography with Bill Perkins - Full
Costumed Gesture Drawing with Kirk Shinmoto - Full 
Creature Design with Brynn Metheney & RJ Palmer - Locked
Head & Hands Drawing with Kevin Chen - Full
Intro to Character Design with Kevin Chen - Full
Intro to Digital Painting with David Merritt - Locked
Intro to Form Language with Peter Han - Locked
Intro to Perspective with Polina Hristova - Full
Intro to Storyboard with Alan Wan - Full 
Key Frame Illustration with John Staub - Locked
Sketching for Environment with Ed Li - Full
Story Development for Animation with Tron Mai - Full  
Vehicles & Mechs with John Frye - Locked
Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching (Sat) with P. Han - Full
Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching (Sun) with P. Ballesteros - Full
ZBrush Character Creation with Xander Smith - Locked

Composition for Storytelling with Marcos Mateu-Mestre - Full
3 Day Storyboard Masterclass with Jane Wu - Full
Story Moment Design with Khang Le -Locked
Character Design & Illustration with Wesley Burt - Locked

Children's Book Illustration with P. Ballesteros 
Environment Design for Games with Tu Bui
Figure Drawing with the Reilly Method with Mark Westermoe
Vis. Dev. for Animation with Rustam Hasanov

(*** 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. ***)