Sunday, September 23, 2018

"Human & Mechs" with Aaron Beck - Opening for Enrollment~!!!

Hi Everyone,

This Fall, Aaron Beck is coming to CDA to teach an 8 week intermediate design class on the design of human and the technology they create.

This is a very rare opportunity to learn from Aaron, so make sure not to miss out on this great class~!

To sign up, please visit our enrollment store at:

Since this class is very focused on design and is 8 weeks in length, we require all students to submit their portfolio for approval before being accepted into the class.

We mainly need to see the student is comfortable with drawing objects in perspective, painting forms with clear lighting and have some basic knowledge of human and mechanical anatomy.

For the portfolio submission details, please visit our "Portfolio Submission Guideline" page at:

The first day of class starts on Saturday, Oct. 20th.
Thanks for your time in reading this and hope to see you in the class~!!

Kevin Chen
Concept Design Academy

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Fall 2018 Enrollment Status (Updated 12/14/18 1:50AM)

Style Development for Animation with Lauren Airriess

Analytical Figure Drawing (Sun) with Kevin Chen - Full
Analytical Figure Drawing (Fri) with Kevin Chen - Full
Animal Anatomy with Jonathan Kuo - Locked
Background Design for Animation with Khang Le - Full
Character Design 2 with Kevin Chen & John Staub - Locked
Cinematic Storyboard with Alan Wan - Full
Cinematic Storyboard with Jay Oliva - Full
Color and Lighting with Dan Cooper & Christina Cooper - Full
Composition & Cinematography with Marshall Vandruff - Full
Costumed Gesture Drawing with Kirk Shinmoto - Full
Gouache Color Study with Peter Chan - Full
Head & Hands Drawing with Kevin Chen - Locked
Human & Mechs with Aaron Beck - Full
Intro to Character Design with Christie Tseng - Full
Intro to Digital Painting with Sherwin Abesamis - Locked
Intro to Environment Design with Shae Shatz - Locked
Intro to Perspective with Kirk Shinmoto - Full
Intro to Storyboard with Samuel Szymanski - Locked
Landscape Painting with SaiPing Lok - Full
Sketching for Environment with Ed Li - Full
Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching with P. Han - Full
Vis Com 2: Dynamic Camera & Staging with P. Han - Full
ZBrush Character Creation with Xander Smith - Locked

Vis Dev for Animation with Arthur Fong - Full

Character Design & Illustration with Karla Ortiz - Full
Color & Design for Animation with Helen Chen - Full

Key Frame Illustration 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. ***)