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Concept Design Workshop Australia 2011 is a digital art workshop that will be held on May 9-20, 2011 at the NEXUS Multicultural Arts Centre, Adelaide, South Australia. This event is a two week intensive workshop featuring some of the industry's top concept artists. The event will run from 9am-9pm each day for 2 weeks.
Headlining the workshop are Kevin Chen and Carlo Arellano from Los Angeles, USA. The workshop will also feature the Australian industry artists Terry Lane, Nick Pill, Simon Scales and Robin Eley.
As well as the 2 week digital workshops we also have a Traditional Saturday Workshop.On Sat 14 May, in the morning, Kevin Chen will be
conducting a 4 hour life-drawing workshop. Saturday afternoon we will feature an oil painting workshop from international painter Robin Eley. Robin’s demonstration will give people an insight and opportunity to learn oil painting techniques and processes.
On Sunday May 15 we are going to have a portfolio review day where you can come along and show your portfolio to a panel of game recruiters and art directors. So there is also potential career opportunities for the attendees! Very cool! Tips will be given on your work and portfolios and also information will be given out about recruitment, what to do/not to do with portfolio's, Cv's and industry information. Something there is not enough of!! Hopefully it will give attendees a great insight to the industry and much more focus on how to prepare your portfolio. Also on this day we will have a couple of guest speakers too! To keep it interesting for everyone.
Check out the website at http://www.cdwa2011.com for all other information.
Did anyone attend this and can you comment on how the workshop was? I'm from the Philippines so Australia is a tad closer than the US for workshop attendance.
The workshop had a really good turn out around 50+ students for the 2 week event and 100+ students for the weekend figure drawing and painting sessions.
I have been talking with CDWA recently and will be teaching another event with them in early 2012. If you are interested, definitely get in contact with CDWA so they can keep you updated on any news about the 2012 event.