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Events Character Design by Eric Ryan

By LAAFA | Monday, September 8, 2014 at 5:54pm
Begins: September 28, 2014

Category: Live Online Instructed Course
Start Date: September 28th
Time: Sundays, 6pm-9pm (PST)
Duration: 8 Weeks

This class caters to those who are new to or at an intermediate level in terms of design knowledge when it comes to characters.  We will be producing 3 characters (and their 3 variants) that fit together in the same world based off of classic archetypes.  There will be a significant amount of freedom but the instructor will act as an Art Director to help make your work coherent and imaginative.  This class is structured in a way that helps you have 3 or more portfolio worthy images showing competent character design. Prerequisites:  Significant understanding of human anatomy, some level of knowledge of animal anatomy, and a decent foundation in the fundamentals of drawings/painting.

Events LAAFA Summer Art Classes

By LAAFA | Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 11:23pm
Begins: July 7, 2014

Enjoy this summer learning, developing and keeping your skills sharp with our tremendous list of skilled professional instructors!  With years of experience under their belt teaching and working in the art industry, you will find they will help you achieve your goal.  All our classes are designed to encourage beginning, intermediate, advanced and professional artists in a friendly intimate learning environment.  All studios come with natural light beaming from the rooftop, horses, easels and unlimited coffee in our break-room. We encourage you to take a look at our convenient schedule of classes that include 4, 6, 8 and 10-weeks classes.  In addition, we are also excited to bring you top visiting artists for the summer and fall.

 

Fall Applications for Full-time Programs

Fall is just around the corner and we encourage all students to start the application process now.  We only accept a small number of students each year and have limited spots for each of our programs.  In addition, for those who are international students or qualify for veterans benefits, you will need extra time to process your required documents.  This can take over 2 months depending on your situation.  Please feel free to reach out to our Director of Admissions (link sends e-mail) for any questions or help with the admissions process. For more information about our programs, please click on the following links:

ANIMATIONWorld Drawing and Thinking with Koji Yamamura

"Many people ask me whether I use 3D techniques." The filmmaker gave a half-grin. "The answer is no. The way I get the 3D effect is that I draw a shade drawing at the same time as the normal drawing." As one of the festival judges, filmmaker Koji Yamamura (Mt. Head, Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor) presented a lecture on his working methodologies. He also had an extensive graphic art show and a retrospective of his films.

Mainly drawing directly on paper with a myriad of colored pencils, Koji scans the artwork and arranges the layers -- sometimes 10-20 -- using Japanese animation software....

Headline News Cartoons on the Bay Announces 2007 Pulcinella Nominees

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at 12:00am

The complete list of programs officially selected for Cartoons on the Bay 2007, the international showcase of the year's best productions for television animation, have been announced.

The selection includes 162 programs from 19 countries (13 countries were represented in 2006) and will be on display in the digital video library for artists and professional in the industry, buyers, distributors, multimedia publishers and journalists.

Headline News DFN Gallery Features Animated Short Without Wings

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at 12:00am

DFN Gallery presents Rick Finkelsteins exhibition of large-scale charcoal and pastel drawings and his animated short film, WITHOUT WINGS. This film explores the relationship between the artists need to create, the process of creation and the need to revisit past traumatic experiences. Once a drawing is completed, it is photographed and then reworked, with no trace of the original drawing except the filmed record.

Headline News Gnomon Workshop Releases Seven Concept Design DVDs

The Gnomon Workshop, in collaboration with Design Studio Press, has released seven new DVDs. Concept artists James Clyne (TROY), Scott Robertson (who launched Design Studio Press) and Feng Zhu (STAR WARS: EPISODE III) offer titles on sketching, rendering, drawing and environment design.

Headline News The Return Of Sketching Tours Of Italy With Life Drawing Instructor Glenn Vilppu

Take a tour of Italy where you will draw the sights and receive personal instruction from world class life drawing master Glenn Vilppu. Participants will go to places where most tourists never dream of going! When traveling through Venice and the Northern Lakes of Italy, Glenn will lecture on the local art. Everyone is welcome; it isn't necessary to be an artist. The 13-day tour is scheduled June 13-25, 2002.

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