We are a LA based private art school in the center of Pasadena. Our goal is to create a generous learning environment and deliver quality classes taught by some of the top professionals in the film & game industry.
This term, we have some great classes lined up starting with Analytical Figure Drawing & Intro to Character Design taught by Kevin Chen. Kevin is a freelance character designer that worked on many game projects such as Medal of Honor, Call of Duty, Aion, Guild Wars, and film projects like AVP and the upcoming animation film "9" from Tim Burton Productions. You can find samples of his teaching here.
We also have Anthony Francisco, teaching Creature Design for Games/Films. Anthony came from the background of film creature shops and have worked as a concept artist on projects such as Men in Black 2, AI, Chronicles of Riddick, The Passion, and more.
On top of that, we have two great, guest workshops with Charlie Wen (Visual Development Director of God of War 1 & 2) and Khang Le (Art Director of Project Offset) that is not to be missed to learn from their inspiring works.
The registration is based on a first come first serve system and the space is limited. So, call or e-mail in ahead to reserve your spot if you are interested to attend.
If you know any friends who might be interested, please pass the link along. Thanks!!
We will have the brochures ready to send out soon. So just e-mail us your address to receive a copy in the mail.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through e-mail or phone.
(I will keep you updated too if we decide to open up any teen figure/painting classes.)
If you are interested, just send me some portfolio samples of your work. A good 5~6 samples of your best work will be enough. I will be looking for some sample of people, perspective, and whatever you like to draw to show your interest.
Hope this will help
Last edited by KChen; September 3rd, 2007 at 09:17 PM.
Yeah, Anthony is one of my favorite designers too. We have been working together for the past 2~3 years and almost all of our projects are still under NDA, that's why he doesn't have a lot to post up yet. (sigh~)
I will try to post up more of his artworks here soon, he has a lot of new cool stuff. I just need to check with him to see what we are able to post. Stay tuned for more new images~!!
I don't think I'll be having the opportunity to reach the course at my current age and residence , though , I'd like to ask , is it a one time course , or would you be teaching it again in..Lets say , 2009 ?
Thanks for your interest in our program. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer international student visas at this point. But as long as you can come over with a visitor's visa, the classes is open for anyone over 18 years of age.
To take the classes there are couple options:
1) Take a summer vacation and chain up some classes around the LA area. There are some great Entertainment design classes and teachers around that you can take advantage of on your visit here:
- Gnomon School of Visual Effects
(great CG classes and design workshops)
- LA Academy of Figurative Arts
(Traditional drawing and painting classes)
- Jordu Schell Studio
(Creature Design and film make-up/maquette sculptures)
- Concept Design Academy
(Design Workshops & Character design classes)
- Animation Union
(Figure drawing classes with Glen Vilppu and Karl Gnass)
The expensive part will be finding a place to rent and a car to get around with. Car is a must around LA.
2) Some other international students I know are getting their student visa through Pasadena City College. While they are there, they take classes on the side at the above places to supplement their studies. Around the campus you should be able to find a lot of rentals for students and they are located in the same city as the Concept Design Academy & Art Center College of Design.
Hope this will help and feel free to e-mail me if you have more detail questions.
Oh man!!! I so would love to enrolled if i had the cash to live abroad,
man this thread both lifted my spirits and depressed the heck out out
of me, at the same time and Oh dear the flesh tones the dam flesh tones!!