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    Environment Design for Animation with Robert Kondo~!!

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    Hi Everyone,

    Just want to send you a quick reminder that our Environment Design for Animation workshop with Robert Kondo is happening this Saturday June 27th (2~7PM).

    Robert is the Set Art Director at Pixar Animation. He is also known for his whimsical illustrations.

    Don't miss this rare lecture/demo opportunity and join us for an afternoon of learning and inspirations.

    This is a great workshop for both beginning and intermediate artists who wish to learn more about environment design for a CG animation production.

    Sign up soon as the space is limited~!!

    To sign up, e-mail us at contact@conceptdesignacad.com or call us at 818-669-4657 for any questions.

    Thanks and hope to see you there

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    Hey Kevin, if you would be so kind, please help in answering the following questions:

    • Will the Fall 2009 Term start in Oct.? When does registration begin?
    • Will you still be teaching Analytical Figure Drawing on Sundays from 9:30-12:30pm?


    Thanks

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    Hi Burning Chrome,

    Our Fall term is scheduled to start on Oct. 3rd (always the first Saturday).
    The official sign up date starts on Sept 1st (always the 1st of the month).
    My Analytical Figure Drawing class will most likely stay on Sunday morning unless there are schedule conflicts.

    If there are any small schedule adjustments, you will be able to find out by Sept. 1st.

    The best way to stay on top of our schedule is to be on our school mailing list. To be added to the list, just send us an e-mail request and you will be informed of our schedule ahead of the sign up time.

    Our e-mail is contact@conceptdesignacad.com

    Since we are a small program, our classes gets filled up quickly due to the limited seating. I would usually recommend students to start paying attention by the end of Aug. Our class choices and schedule doesn't change much from term to term, so it is fairly easy to plan ahead. Some of our more popular classes get filled up within hours and other classes within a week or two (Environment Design classes tends to fill up first).

    Hope this helps and thanks for checking

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    Thanks for the info!

    After seeing your figure drawing work on display at LAAFA, I'm itching to head over to Pasadena for your class. If the atelier course load is manageable and I have the available cash, I'll see you in the Fall

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    Visual Development for Game with Moby Francke this Saturday~!!

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    Hi Everyone,

    This is a quick reminder for this Saturday's workshop with Moby Francke, Art Director of Valve's "Team Fortress 2".

    Date - July 11th
    Time - 2~7 PM
    Price - $120


    This is an excellent workshop for anyone interested in pushing a strong visual look for their game projects. Join us to learn how one of the leading game developers in the field approaches art direction and create a unique visual style for their game.

    To sign up, e-mail us at contact@conceptdesignacad.com


    There are only 6 spaces left, so sign up soon to ensure your spot.

    Thanks for your time and hope to see you there

    Kevin Chen
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    Digital Maquette Workshop with Bryna Wynia (Aug. 1 & 8)

    Concept Design Academy Summer 2018 - Summer Semester Starts June 4th~!!

    Hi Everyone,

    Want to learn how to use z-brush in your character design pipeline? We got a great workshop for you~!!

    Bryan Wynia from Naughty Dog Studios (Uncharted 2: Among Thieves), will be doing a 2 days workshop at CDA showing you how to use z-brush to generate 3D concepts.


    This workshop is designed for both character designers and art directors alike who wish to start integrating z-brush into their work flow.


    Sign up soon for as the spaces are limited.

    (To attend, the students are required to provide their own laptop and wacom tablet. A free 30 days trial version of z-brush can be downloaded at http://www.pixologic.com/zbrush/trial/)

    For sign up, just send us an e-mail at contact@conceptdesignacad.com to reserve your spot. We will get back to you shortly with a confirmation and payment instructions.


    Thanks again for your time and hope to see you there~!!

    Kevin

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    Thanks Kevin...good work. You guys are doing a great thing over there. Keep it up!!

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    Fall Special Workshop at LCAD~!!

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    Concept Design Academy Summer 2018 - Summer Semester Starts June 4th~!!

    Hi Everyone,

    It is Fall again and we are visiting Laguna College of Art + Design for our annual group workshop (2 days, 4 instructors).

    Date - Sept 26th & 27th
    Time - 10 AM ~ 5PM
    Price - $240 (lunch included)


    If you haven't attended our Fall Special Workshop before, it is a tasting menu of the best classes that CDA has to offer.

    *** Learn how to create believable designs that the viewers can relate to. Learn how various artists of different discipline approach their designs to keep their ideas fresh. ***

    Sign up soon as the spaces are very limited~!!

    Enrollment will start on Sept. 1st along with the rest of the Fall term classes.

    Thanks for your time and hope to see you there~!!

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    e-mail us at contact@conceptdesignacad.com to enroll.

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    Fall 2009 Enrollment starts NOW~!!

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    Concept Design Academy Summer 2018 - Summer Semester Starts June 4th~!!
    Concept Design Academy Summer 2018 - Summer Semester Starts June 4th~!!

    Hi Everyone,

    The Fall 2009 class schedule is officially released today and available for enrollment~!!

    Please read through our enrollment instructions and school policy before you reserve your classes:
    http://www.conceptdesignacad.com/1340.html

    All sign-up are accepted by e-mail only and on a first come first serve basis.

    Due to the heavy volume of e-mail, please allow us 3~4 days to process your reservation request.

    Thanks again and hope to see you next semester~!!

    Best,
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    Hi Everyone,

    Just want to introduce one of our new instructor, Robert Mckinnon.

    Robert has been working on various film & game projects including Terminator: Salvation, The knowing, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, and many more.

    His class will focus on the creation of Digital Illustrations for film or game production; creating key scenes to communicate the overall feel of the project.

    Great for anyone interested in creating movie-shot like illustrations to help in project pitches

    Thanks for reading!!

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    Kekai Kotaki Second Workshop at CDA~!!

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    Hi Everyone,

    Due to popular demand, Kekai has agreed to do a second identical workshop on Dec. 5th, 2009.

    The sign up priority will be given to the original waiting list students. After that, the seats will be taken on a first come first serve basis by e-mail reservation.

    If you are interested to join us for this second event, you can e-mail us at contact@conceptdesignacad.com to reserve your spot. We will send you a confirmation e-mail and payment instruction shortly after.

    Sign up soon as the spaces are limited~!!

    For enrollment instructions and forms, you can visit our website at:
    http://www.conceptdesignacad.com/1340.html

    Thanks for your time

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    Demo images from Kekai Nov. 14th Workshop

    Here are the demo images from Kekai's Nov. 14th workshop at Concept Design Academy. The next Kekai workshop is coming up this Saturday (Dec. 5th) with 2 spaces remaining. E-mail soon to reserve the last spots

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    Kekai Dec. 5 Workshop - Demo Images

    Here are the process images from Kekai's Dec. 5th Workshop. Enjoy~!!

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    Concept Design Academy Summer 2018 - Summer Semester Starts June 4th~!!

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    CDA Spring 2010 Enrollment starts today~!!

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    Concept Design Academy Summer 2018 - Summer Semester Starts June 4th~!!


    Hi Everyone,

    The Spring 2010 class schedule is officially released today and is available for enrollment~!!

    We have some great guest line up coming in the next several month:


    - Erik Tiemens - April

    - Mark Goerner - March

    - Chris Appelhans - Feb.



    Please read through our enrollment instructions and school policy before you reserve your classes:
    http://www.conceptdesignacad.com/1340.html

    All sign-up are accepted by e-mail only and on a first come first serve basis.

    Due to the heavy volume of e-mail, please allow us 3~4 days to process your reservation request.

    Thanks again and hope to see you next semester~!!

    Best,
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    Sketching For Environment with Ed Li (New Artworks)~!!

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    Concept Design Academy Summer 2018 - Summer Semester Starts June 4th~!!

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    Hi Everyone,

    Just want to let you know Ed Li just created a new blog featuring his artworks from "Princess and the Frog" along with many other projects.
    http://www.edlisketch.blogspot.com/

    Ed's Sketching for Environment class is a great start for anyone interested in getting into Environment Design. He focuses on the use of space/composition to stage up visual impact and how to look for key things in locations to make the space memorable and believable (personality and scale).

    The class includes many field trips, so the students can learn to draw and compose different environment/lighting situations from real life locations.

    Sign up soon as space is limited. Hope everyone is staying warm and have a great weekend~!!

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    Vehicle & Mechs with John Wu (new artworks)~!!

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    Concept Design Academy Summer 2018 - Summer Semester Starts June 4th~!!

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    Concept Design Academy Summer 2018 - Summer Semester Starts June 4th~!!

    Hi Everyone,

    Just want to Share some new artwork from John for his upcoming Vehicle & Mechs class.

    This class focuses on the basics of designing a mechanical machinery. Topics such as Perspective, Joint design, Functionality and Technology/style are covered to help the students build portfolio pieces for props and vehicles.

    This is a great class for anyone looking to improve on their tech design and learn the basic skills needed to draw & create believable mechanical designs.

    Sign up soon as space is limited~!!

    To sign up, just e-mail us at contact@conceptdesignacad.com and we will walk you through the enrollment process.

    Thanks~!!

    Kevin Chen

    PS - Visit our school blog to see previous demos John did for his class:
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    I'm interested on enrolling for the figure drawing class. Is there any room left the Analytical Figure Drawing class? If so, do you recommend it for a straight up beginner?

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    Hi Diar,

    The Analytical Figure Drawing class is designed for beginning students. I do cover a lot of information in that class, but they are all based on the same foundation idea of simple form construction and functionality.

    Beginning students will get the proportion, weight and simple form part of the class. More intermediate students will learn more about functionality and mechanic of the human body design. Due to this, many student take this class twice to digest all the info.

    You can visit one of mine old class blog to help you get a feel for the class structure. The class has evolved over the years, but it is fairly close:
    http://analyticalfiguresp08.blogspot.com/

    Unfortunately, the class is currently full with a waiting list.


    Two classes I would recommend that are still available and beginner friendly are:

    - Sketching for Environment with Ed Li

    - Intro to Character Design with David Colman

    both of these teachers starts from the very basics and will be able to walk you through step by step.

    (As for David Colman's class, he focus a lot of capturing gesture and attitude of the model. He starts off by teaching the basic structure, then teaches you how to invent the figure or animal afterward. The class works from costume model for the gesture and fabric sessions. He also checks out the animal samples from Natural History Museum during the animal drawing portion of the class.)

    Hope this will help and let me know if you have any questions.

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    Dang, I was struggling a bit on anatomy for quite some time. I really needed that class too! I'd take the intro to character class if I didn't suck at making pictures and for the sketching for environment class I think would help. Whats holding me back is the fear of messing up too much and not ready to take the course.

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    Don't worry too much. Messing up is part of the learning.

    A friend of mine, Chris use to say:
    My artwork is my reaction to mine own bad drawings.

    Basically he corrects them until he get them closer to what he wants. That is pretty much how we all learn. You just learn to correct them faster as you draw more.

    What we aim to teach is the foundational drawing skills and storytelling, so you can use these tools to better push your designs further.
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    Glad to hear this. Please reserve me a spot for the sketching for environment class. Where exactly do I send the payment to? Is it done by online or do I head over to the school and pay?

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    Hi Diar,

    Can you send us an e-mail at contact@conceptdesignacad.com with your enrollment request?

    We take all enrollment by this e-mail only and students are enrolled by the order the e-mail is received.

    This way we will have your e-mail to send back the reservation confirmation and payment instructions.

    We are down to the last few spots for this class, so please e-mail us ASAP.

    For more details on enrollment instructions, you can find them here on our website:
    http://www.conceptdesignacad.com/1340.html

    Cheers~
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    Zbrush Character Creation with Bryan Wynia

    Concept Design Academy Summer 2018 - Summer Semester Starts June 4th~!!

    Hi everyone,

    We are offering a new Zbrush class this term at Concept Design Academy.

    This class is designed for concept artists to use Zbrush as a powerful medium in their design pipeline.

    A must take class for anyone interested in getting into game or film character design production.

    Sign up now as spaces are limited

    Bryan Wynia's blogsite
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    "Intro to Character Design" with David Colman - 5 spaces remaining~!!

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    "Creature Design" with Jerad Marantz

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    So I know it's still early to be asking, but when does Fall enrollment usually start? I just want to be prepared so I can be aware and jump on it when it comes around. Are most of the same courses that are offered in the spring also offered in the fall?

    I also wanted to inquire about the work load. Are there assignments that the students given (If so, what would you say is the average?), or is most of it largely just what the student decides to put into their work? I hope to take classes at CDA while enrolled as a full-time student at Pasadena City College come this fall, and while I certainly want to keep myself busybusybusy, I also want to have some idea of how much classwork I can expect to be doing so that I make sure I'm not getting myself in over my head, yeah? ^^;

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    Hi Azheryn,

    Thanks for your interest

    Our Fall term starts on the first Saturday of Oct. every year, sign up usually starts on the first of Sept.

    The class selections will stay fairly the same. But, the instructors might alternate depending on their availability.

    As for homework assignment, you will need to reserve about 8 hrs of homework time for each class (especially the design courses).

    A lot of students take the classes after work or after their regular college classes. Just make sure you save enough time for the homework so you can get the most out of the classes.

    Hope to meet you soon at the school~!!
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    "Environment Design" with Rodney Fuentebella - only 5 spaces left~!!

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    "Head & Figure Drawing" with Kevin Chen - only 1 spot left~!!

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    "Figure & Costume Painting" with Stephen Schirle - only 2 spots left~!!

    Concept Design Academy Summer 2018 - Summer Semester Starts June 4th~!!

    Last 2 spots, sign up soon before it's gone

    Stephen Schirle's website

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