Tuesday, April 26, 2016

CDA Summer 2016 Schedule Preview~!!!

Hi Everyone,

Our Summer 2016 Schedule Preview is out today~!

The public enrollment is starting up on Sunday, May 1st. The online enrollment store will be updated and reopened at midnight:

If you would be interested in receiving info about our early enrollment opportunities, please sign up for our e-mail list at our contact page:

Thanks for looking and hope to see you this Summer~!!

Kevin Chen
Concept Design Academy

Summer 2016 Enrollment Status (updated 8/6/16 3:00AM)

- None -

Analytical Figure Drawing (Sun) with Kevin Chen - Full
Analytical Figure Drawing (Tues) with Kevin Chen - Full
Animal Anatomy with Jonathan Kuo - Locked
Children's Book Illustration with P. Ballesteros - Locked
Cinematic Storyboard with Alan Wan - Full
Color and Lighting with Peter Chan - Full
Composition and Cinematography with Bill Perkins - Full
Costume & Creature Design with Carlo Arellano - Locked
Environment Design with Cecil Kim & Gabriel Yeganyan - Locked
Figure Invention for Animation with Irineo Maramba - Full
Head & Figure Drawing with Kevin Chen - Full
Intro to Character Design with Joe Pitt - Full
Intro to Digital Painting with Sherwin Abesamis - Full
Intro to Environment Design with John Wu - Full
Intro to Form Language with Peter Han - Full
Intro to Perspective with Polina Hristova - Full
Intro to Storyboard with Ben Juwono - Full
Key Frame Illustration with Alex Mandradjev - Full
Landscape Painting with James Finch - Full 
Sculptural Anatomy with Bryan Lee - Locked
Sketching for Environment with Shae Shatz - Full
Vehicles and Mechs with John Frye - Locked
Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching (Sat) with P. Ballesteros - Full
Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching (Sun) with Peter Han - Full
ZBrush Character Creation with Zachary Berger - Locked

Vis. Dev. for Animation with Assaf Horowitz - Full
Story Development for Animation with Tron Mai - Full

Environment Design for Film with Jonathan Bach - Locked
Concept Design for Film Production with Ed Natividad - Locked
Character Design and Illustration with Wesley Burt  - Full

(*** For all Full classes or workshops, there is a waiting list available. Sign up if you wish to be notified when there are any last minute openings from cancellations. Thanks. ***)

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Star Wars: Building BB-8 Video

Here is a fun video of Christian Alzmann talking about the design process of BB-8 for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".


Christian is teaching a 1 day workshop at CDA this Saturday, April 9th on the topic of "Character Design for Visual Effects". Make sure to check it out~!!

To sign up, please visit our online enrollment page at:

This is a traditional format workshop where the instructor and students can meet in person at our Pasadena, CA classroom location. Hope you can come join us for the event~!!

Concept Design Academy