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Do degree art schools teach you how to accurately draw the illusion of a form in space? And do we care?
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.
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:
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