Learn how to communicate visually through drawing principles and knowledge. Dynamic Sketching will enable you to approach the world around and begin to observe life. We will use observation as inspiration to begin your own designs. Design can be a daunting task at times and may take longer for others to master but with the dynamic sketching approach you will have stepping stones along the way. Dynamic Sketching 1 is a class designed to develop a foundation in basic drawing skills. Students will learn how to break down objects to their most simplistic forms. Using pen and toned paper, students will learn to build confidence in their line work. (Please click on “Request Syllabus” under your instructor’s profile to download a full, detailed materials list).
Patrick Ballesteros is a designer based in Los Angeles, California. He works as a freelance illustrator/concept artist for the film, game, and animation industries. He also conducts workshops, guest speak, and teaches at the Concept Design Academy in Pasadena, California.
Some of his clients include High Impact Games (Jak and Daxter the Lost Frontier), Magic Pixel Games (Carnival Island),
Poe Tan has worked for Walt Disney Animation Studios, Warner Brothers Animation , Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Fox Animation, Sony, and many others. He has done designs for hit shows Ben10, Rugrats the Movie, Johnny Bravo, He-Man Masters of the Universe and many more. Areas of expertise include background design both relating to animation and game design. Poe has received his MFA in 2014 from Academy of Art and has been teaching at many famous art institutes including Art Center since 2008.
Margaret Koo is a freelance illustrator and concept artist based in Los Angeles, California. She has worked for a variety of studios and companies such as East West Entertainment Studio and Koi Art Boutique, among others. She has also taught for a variety of art and design schools including Concept Design Academy in Pasadena, California. As an artist who loves the outdoors, she enjoys sketching and painting from life at any moment possible and discovering new ways to incorporate learning from the natural world around her.
Dzu Nguyen is a freelance concept artist and illustrator currently working the in video games and entertainment industries. In addition to freelancing, he also teaches at the Art Institute of California. Some of his past video games projects for Sony Computer Entertainment include Warhawk, Resistance: Burning Skies, "Sorcery", Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, and Destiny of Spirits.
Even though our courses are the most affordable for the quality of education.
These FINANCE OPTIONS allow you to focus on your goals instead of the barriers that keep you from reaching them.
I like that the feedback session is done for all students at the same time, that way we can learn from each other, not just a standalone feedback.
I like how no matter the level of experience each student has the instructor always gave constructive criticism. They never tore anyone down.
Great at clearly conveying ideas and concepts to the students, even without direct contact or interaction during the lectures.
Patrick Ballesteros is a brilliant teacher, who can encourage students in their way to development in a professional and friendly way. He is very open and always ready to help.