Thursday, August 9, 2018

"Concepts for Game & Film Development" with Vance Kovacs this Saturday~!!!


Hi Everyone,


How are you?

Just want to send a reminder that Vance Kovac's "Concepts for Game & Film Development" is coming up this Saturday, Aug, 11th, 2PM ~ 7PM at CDA~!!!


https://conceptdesignacadstore.com/collections/workshops/products/32-concepts-for-game-film-development-with-vance-kovacs


In this workshop, Vance will be going over how to create strong mood & composition in your design by starting with visual abstractions. With that abstraction, he will then gives the design structure, so the abstract feel of the design will be translated into the subject, may it be a character, creature, environment or prop design.

Being fluent in both 2D & 3D software, Vance will be showing his working process using both tools to create complex, powerful images efficiently for a fast production environment.


 
To see some samples of Vance's past work, please visit his Artstation & Instagram page at:
This is a great workshop for both beginning and intermediate artists alike to learn and expand on their knowledge in creating strong mood and storytelling elements into their visual designs.

Space is very limited, sign up soon and hope to see you this Saturday~!!


Best,
Kevin Chen
Founder/Director
Concept Design Academy

Friday, June 29, 2018

"Composition for Visual Storytellers" with Marcos Mateu-Mestre on July 14th~!!!


Hi Everyone,

Marcos Mateu-Mestre, the author of "Framed Ink", "Framed Perspective 1 & 2", "Trail of Steel" and the visual development artist behind, "Balto", "Prince of Egypt", "How to Train Your Dragon 2" is coming to CDA to teach a workshop on "Composition for Visual Storytellers" on July 14th~!!!

https://conceptdesignacadstore.com/collections/workshops/products/composition-for-visual-storytelling-with-marcos-mateu-mestre

With over 20 years of experience in the film/animation industry, Marcos will be sharing with us his insight on composing shots & imagery for storytelling.

For samples of Marcos' past work, please visit his blog page & Artstation interview at:

http://marcosmateu.blogspot.com/

https://magazine.artstation.com/2017/01/exclusive-interview-marcos-mateu-mestre/

This is a great workshop for both beginning and intermediate artists alike to learn and expand on their composition knowledge for film, illustration or comic book work.

Space is very limited, sign up soon and hope to see you at the event~!

Best,
Kevin Chen
Director
Concept Design Academy

Monday, June 18, 2018

Last Chance for Enrollment - "Key Frame Illustration" with Joshua James Shaw~!!!

Hi Everyone,

Today is the last day for enrollment for "Key Frame Illustration" with Joshua James Shaw~!!!

https://conceptdesignacadstore.com/collections/intermediate-design/products/key-frame-illustration


This is a great class for anyone who wish to narrative key frame for game and film production or pitches. Topics such as choosing the right shot/story moment, gestural composition and digital illustration techniques will be covered in the many in class demos.

Today is the last day to enroll as the class starts on Monday, 7:30PM. Sign up soon and hope to see you tonight~!!

(*** Tuition will be prorated for the first class missed due to late enrollment. Prorate refund will be processed after the enrollment is complete through our online enrollment store. ***)

Best,
Kevin Chen
Founder/Director
Concept Design Academy
contact@conceptdesignacad.com

Last Chance for Sign up - "Costumed Gesture Drawing" with Kirk Shinmoto~!!!


Hi Everyone,



Today is the last chance for sign up for "Costumed Gesture Drawing" with Kirk Shinmoto~!!! (only 2 seats left)

https://conceptdesignacadstore.com/collections/foundations-1/products/costumed-gesture-drawing-with-kirk-shinmoto
 
This is a great class for anyone who wish to learn more about character posing and how to draw clothing and folds on top of characters in motion. This class will study from both life models and from various animation production model sheets to learn how they design and simplify gesture and drapery for animation. A highly recommended class for anyone new to character design or wish to learn how to draw characters better as a storyboard artist or revisionist.
 
For samples of Kirk Shinmoto’s work, please visit his blog page at 
http://robutic.blogspot.com/

Today is the last day to enroll as the class starts on Monday, 7:30PM. Sign up soon and hope to see you tonight~!!


(*** Tuition will be prorated for the first class missed due to late enrollment. Prorate refund will be processed after the enrollment is complete through our online enrollment store. ***)


Best,
Kevin Chen
Founder/Director
Concept Design Academy

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Last Spot Left - "Sketching for Character Design" with Jesse Aclin~!!!

Hi Everyone,


In case you would be interested. We got
 1 last spot remaining for "Sketching for Character Design" with Jesse Aclin~!!!
https://conceptdesignacadstore.com/collections/foundations-1/products/10-sketching-for-character-design-with-jesse-aclin


This is a great class to help students build a wide vocabulary in their character designs by going out to sketch and study caricatures of real people with various personalities. 
We would strongly recommend this class for anyone who loves and want to get into character design. For samples of Jesse Aclin’s work, please visit his website at http://jesseaclin.com/

This Sunday is the last day to enroll as the class starts at 2PM. Sign up soon and hope to see you tomorrow~!!


(*** Tuition will be prorated for the first class missed due to late enrollment. Prorate refund will be processed after the enrollment is complete through our online enrollment store. ***)


Best,
Kevin Chen
Founder/Director
Concept Design Academy

Last minute opening for "Intro to Form Language" & "Sketching for Environment" at CDA~!!!


Hi Everyone,


We just got a very last minute opening each for "Intro to Form Language" with Darren Quach and "Sketching for Environment" with Shae Shatz~!!


"Intro to Form Language" with Darren Quach:
https://conceptdesignacadstore.com/collections/intermediate-design/products/intro-to-form-language-with-darren-quache


"Sketching for Environment" with Shae Shatz:
https://conceptdesignacadstore.com/collections/foundations-1/products/05-sketching-for-environment-with-shae-shatz


These are both very popular classes at CDA that are often sold out within a few days.


"Intro to Form Language" is a great class for anyone who want to improve and expand their design vocabulary in creating interesting design themes. For samples of Darren's work, please visit his instagram page at:
https://www.instagram.com/dqsketches/?hl=en
or Darren's website at:
https://cargocollective.com/artofdq


"Sketching for Environment" is a great class for anyone who wish to improve on their environment composition and sketching skills to communicate environment and space. For samples of Shae's work, please visit his website at:
http://www.shaeshatzcreative.com/junglebook/


Today is the last day to enroll as the class starts at 2PM. Sign up soon and hope to see you this afternoon~!!


(*** Tuition will be prorated for the first class missed due to late enrollment. Prorate refund will be processed after the enrollment is complete through our online enrollment store. ***)


Best,
Kevin Chen
Founder/Director
Concept Design Academy
contact@conceptdesignacad.com

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Last Call for Enrollment for "Intro to Environment Design" with Tom Zhao~!!!


Last call for enrollment for "Intro to Environment Design" with Tom Zhao~!!!

https://conceptdesignacadstore.com/collections/intermediate-design/products/22-intro-to-environment-design-with-tom-zhao

This is a great introductory design class for anyone interested in building their portfolio for environment concept design.

Today is the last day to enroll. Sign up soon and hope to see you tonight~!!


*** Tuition will be prorated for the first class missed due to late enrollment. Prorate refund will be processed after the enrollment is complete through our online enrollment store. ***

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

CDA Summer 2018 Schedule Preview~!!!

Hi Everyone,

Our Summer 2018 Schedule Preview is out today~!


The public enrollment is starting up on Thursday, May 3rd. The online enrollment store will be updated and reopened at midnight 12AM PDT.
https://conceptdesignacadstore.com/


If you would be interested in receiving info about our early enrollment opportunities, please sign up for our e-mail list at our contact page:
http://conceptdesignacad.com/contact/

Thanks for looking and see you in the Summer~!!

Best,
Kevin Chen
Founder/Director
Concept Design Academy

Summer 2018 Enrollment Status (Updated 8/12/18 2:30AM)

Available:

- None -



Full:  
Analytical Figure Drawing (Fri) with Kevin Chen - Full
Analytical Figure Drawing (Sun) with Kevin Chen - Full
Animal Anatomy with Jonathan Kuo - Locked
Architecture for World Building with Gabriel Yeganyan - Locked
Background Design for Animation with Khang Le - Full
Character Design 2 with Kevin Chen & John Staub - Full 
Cinematic Storyboard with Alan Wan - Full
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
Gouache Color Study with SaiPing Lok - Full
Head & Hands Drawing with Kevin Chen - Full
Intro to Character Design with Amanda Jolly - Full
Intro to Digital Painting with Sherwin Abesamis - Full
Intro to Environment Design with Tom Zhao - Locked
Intro to Form Language with Darren Quach - Full
Intro to Perspective with Polina Hristova - Full
Intro to Storyboard with Bridget Underwood - Full
Intro to Vehicles & Mechs with John Frye - Locked
Key Frame Illustration with Joshua James Shaw - Locked
Sketching for Character Design with Jesse Aclin - Full
Sketching for Environment with Shae Shatz - Full
Story Development for Animation with Tron Mai - Full
Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching (Sat) with P. Han - Full
Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching (Sun) with P. Ballesteros - Full
Vis Com 2: Dynamic Camera & Staging with P. Han - Full
ZBrush Character Creation with Xander Smith - Locked

Art of Studio Ghibli Background Painting with Yohichi Nishikawa - Full
Composition for Visual Storytellers with Marcos Mateu-Mestre - Full

Concepts for Film & Game Development with Vance Kovacs - Locked



Character & Costume Design with Joshua James Shaw - 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. ***)