Concept Design Academy Spring 2017 - Mark Westermoe Workshop this Sat (3/25)~!!
(***Updated on 3/22/2017***)
We have released our Spring term brochure on our website
The official start date for Spring public enrollment is on Jan. 4th, 2017 at 12AM PST.
All sign-ups are processed through our online enrollment website and spaces are released on a first come first serve basis.
To sign up, visit our website at http://conceptdesignacad.com/
Thanks again and hope to see you this Spring~!!
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Upcoming Workshop (March 25th, Tuition $120):
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*** Original post from 9/2/2007***
The first term of Concept Design Academy is ready for sign up. The website contains the brochure, with class schedule, and enrollment information is located at:
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.
Concept Design Academy Staff
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Last edited by KChen; May 20th, 2008 at 05:17 AM.
Above images of the Dragon design by Anthony Francisco & Wood Elves by Khang Le are production designs belonging to Offset Software.
I would like to thank the generous guys at Offset Software for letting us use the images
Make sure to check out their site for some amazing works:
Here are some earlier trailers of their game:
Oh god , its my dream to join..
From which age can a person get accepted , and what are the requirements?
OMG, Anthony Francisco is my favourite artist too. It's frustrating though because his site has been down for ages =(
Thanks for your interest in the classes
Unfortunately, our school policy only accept students 18 and over, especially for the figure drawing classes with nude models.
But we can make exceptions sometimes with a portfolio review and if the student is at least 16 years old with parents consent signatures.
Because the design classes require a lot of foundation skills to make it effective about design. The review will help me see if the students are ready for the pace of the class.
If the student is ready, great~!! If not, I would recommend them to take classes around the area that can help them get the foundation skills they need to make the design class more effective.
Here are some great schools around the area that offer good foundation training for teens:
LA Academy of Figurative Arts:
Art Center Saturday High:
3Kick Studio (taught by my good friend Charles Hu, who is a great drawing and painting instructor):
(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~!!
Awesome, thanks mate.
Heh, I think if I ever turned up to a class by Anthony Franciscos, I'd collapse into a jibbering shaking mess
HAHA~ here are some more creature goodies from Anthony... enjoy~!!
Last edited by KChen; September 4th, 2007 at 04:24 AM.
The designs are beautiful. O_O
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 a bunch for posting those Kevin! They are very very inspiring
Here are some more art and demo samples from the classes:
All the ten week courses will continue to run as long as there are enough students
The workshop will be limited to the guest instructors' availability. A lot of our instructors are good friends and local artist, so if they are not too busy working, there is a good chance that they will be back again in the near future.
If there are enough demands for a high school figure drawing class or workshop, I would consider opening one up in the future at a lower price. So, let me know if anyone is interested.
In the meantime, you can still sign up for Charlie's or Khang's workshops without any age restrictions. The workshop does not contain any nude models and does not require everyone to be at a similar skill level. It will be a good way for you to see how the professionals work and ask them how they got there. It will help you to get a better understanding of the profession and to better plan your education toward it.
Hope this will help.
I wish you had some night classes during the week so I could go after work. Like 7-10.
Thanks Rad Sechrist for the feedback
We are planning to run some week night classes next term. Most likely Tuesday or Weds nights.
I will keep everyone updated as the new teacher roster and schedule for semester 2 is confirmed.
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