Concept Art Online Intensive
Have you ever read a book and visualized how it would look on the big screen? Students will generate an idea for a movie and create visual representations that demonstrate their vision. Students will design characters, sets, props and/or visual effects that help tell their story.
THIS IS A GOOD CONCENTRATION IF YOU: Love movies. Visualize other worlds. Doodle characters, their home planets and their costumes.
This one week course will help you explore the exciting field of Concept Art. Students can choose to work by hand using traditional methods (paper, pencil, pen, markers, etc.) or digitally using their own Wacom tablet or Cintiq. In this course, you will:
- Develop your visual vocabulary and drawing skills
- Learn techniques used in the film, game, and animation industries
- Create work for your Concept Art college admissions portfolio
- Meet experienced industry professionals
- Learn under the direction of CCS faculty
Each day, classes will connect via Zoom sessions that will be used for small-group live video chats, demos, and lectures that teach industry design and drawing techniques. You will work on assignments independently, develop your visual vocabulary, and create portfolio-quality work. You will also have a one-on-one session with your professor and portfolio guidance from an admissions counselor. A tentative schedule is attached. 10am-2:30pm eastern standard time. See tentative schedule posted with images.
This course will be taught by CCS adjunct faculty member Sarah Bollinger.
Tim Flattery has worked on some of the biggest films for some of the most famous directors in the world including Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis and Tim Burton. Among the number of highly anticipated films he has worked on are Rise of the Guardians 2, Avengers, Infinity War, Bumblebee and the new Godzilla sequel. Previously he has designed and overseen full size construction of custom vehicles such as the Batmobile for Batman Forever and the Fantasticar for Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer.
Ryan Gitter is a concept artist based in Seattle, Washington where he is currently working at Probably Monsters. Ryan has worked on video game titles such as Destiny 2, Halo 4, Planetside 2 and Starhawk.
You will have the amazing opportunity to interact with these Concept Artists and learn more about how to take the first steps toward this exciting field. The week will culminate with individual reviews with your professor and the option to have a one on one portfolio review.
After a week of the 2021 Concept Art Online Intensive program, students will know if this is the right career path for them and be well prepared to take the first steps toward that future.
Register now, enrollment is limited to 15 students!
Supplies for students working with both traditional and digital mediums:
- Plain unlined paper, such as copy paper
- Sharpie fine tip and regular
- Camera (Phone camera is fine)
For students working with traditional mediums:
- Pad of 11”x 17” Smooth Bristol Paper
- Preferred method of coloring, i.e. color pencils, watercolors, gouache
For students working with digital mediums:
- Tablet or Cintiq
- Access to Photoshop, Clip Studio, or Procreate
Courses will meet over Zoom in small groups of 15 or less students. Classes will be recorded and transcribed for quality purposes and made available in the event a student cannot attend class. Recordings will be deleted after 60 days.
By registering for this class, I agree to participate in this program.