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Build your visual library
Foundational drawing is the most important aspect of being a designer. This class is designed to take the lessons from Dynamic Sketching 1, and further the practice of applying those skills in onsite drawing while creating new concepts from particular themes. There will be more exploration on the student's part in going out and finding the required sites to draw. This is a heavier workload and more intensive training compared to the previous Dynamic Sketching 1 class. The student should be prepared to work coming into this class. It is preferred that the students locate a site for onsite drawing related to the weekly subject rather than drawing from reference.
Environment design WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
Unleashing your creativity
Lectures by Patrick Ballesteros
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),
Lectures by Peter Han
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.
Environment design Student gallery
May 14th - July 23rd
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Kate Springfield / Winter 2017
I don't want to sound over the top, but Peter Han has completely changed, not only the way that I will work in future, but also the way that I think and 'see'. I didn't think it was possible to change so much, in such a short time. The way that he adapts to the needs of each student, and manages the time spent on various subjects according to needs and not just a fixed plan is just incredible. He also shares so much about his own methodology and experiences that we gain so much invaluable insight. I have had many classes with other providers, who have taught you how to represent a subject on paper. Peter actually breaks that all apart and builds up, from the very beginning, how you should approach creativity and artisty. Not only have I 'learnt' new things, but have 'unlearnt' my bad habits that were holding me back. I took so much away from this class, that I really wish that I haven't bothered with my degree and started with CGMA sooner.
Anna Grudeva / Winter 2017
Peter was exceptionally nice to learn from. Not only he covered the material of the class but he was also very encouraging when we were dealing with performance anxiety, the process of drawing (and sometimes failing) and very supportive overall. He felt like one of those teachers at school, that make you fall in love with a subject, not because the subject is anything exceptional but because the teacher is.
Caleb Gibson / Spring 2017
- I'm thoroughly pleased with the feedback and instruction Patrick offered. Every once in a while, I'd check out his feedback to other students. He doesn't give out canned and generalized feedback. He seems to be aware of where each student is developmentally, and offers critiques that are most useful to them. I was really hesitant about shelling this much cash out for a class, but I now feel like it was money well spent. You da man, Pat!
Jake Bender / Spring 2017
I think Patrick does a great job with this course. Even though he has taught this extensively, his enthusiasm for the course and our success was present in every Q&A. As this was my first course with CGMA, I did not know what to expect, but if Patrick represents the caliber of instructors at CGMA I look forward to my next course.
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