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Figure Drawing

ACT-004, ACT-026W & ACT-056W

Drawing the human figure is important training for all artists. By working with a costumed model, you will develop an understanding of form by sharpening your observation skills. In-class discussions will explore how artists from the past and present have depicted the human figure.

Character Design

Character Design

ACT-070 & ACT-082W

This class is for anyone who loves to draw characters, regardless of skill level. Create and develop characters for video games, animated films and illustrations through fun and exciting exercises that strengthen your conceptual ability and skills. Learn how to develop a character layout sheet, a model sheet and a turnaround. This class will emphasize brainstorming, along with conceptualization of a story and ideas. In-person and online sections are available.

 
Comic Book Illustration

Comic Book Illustration

ACT-037 & ACT-029W

Learn the skills needed to develop your own five-page comic book. From the establishing shot to the splash page, this class covers character design, figure invention, page layout, story structure, basic rules of perspective and classic comic book storytelling. Familiarize yourself with the comic artist's process, from thumbnails and roughs to a beautifully finished and inked page.

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Filmmaking from A - Z

ACT-108

Follow the journey of a film-from the birth of a concept to the marketing of the final product. Explore the various stages of putting a film together, including storyboarding, production design, working on a set, and the post-production process. Learn about different jobs in the film industry and complete several in-class projects, gaining hands-on experiences with different roles.

 

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ACT-004
0 Units $500
Figure Drawing
Drawing the human figure is important training for all artists. By working with a costumed model, you will develop an understanding of form by sharpening your observation skills. In-class discussions will explore how artists from the past and present have depicted the human figure.

Meeting Times: N/A

ACT-010
0 Units $500
Darkroom Photography
Learn about the fundamentals of Black and White film-based photography. Instruction will include basic 35mm camera operation and settings, printing and editing contact sheets and producing enlargements of your work in a traditional darkroom. We will also be reviewing classic and contemporary photographers along with discussions of composition, framing and how to communicate with a unique photographic vision through the medium of black and white imagery. Students should provide their own 35mm cameras. Some cameras will be available during our shoots on campus. Digital cameras are not appropriate. Darkroom materials and film processing are included.

Meeting Times: N/A

ACT-011
0 Units $500
Illustration
Apply your drawing and painting skills to create album covers, ads, magazine articles and more. Learn the basics of color theory using acrylic paint and other mediums. This class also includes a survey of contemporary problem-solvers and the history of illustration. Prerequisite: some previous drawing experience recommended.

Meeting Times: N/A

ACT-014W
0 Units $300
Head Drawing
Learn how to draw portraits by working from models and improve your ability to achieve a likeness of your subject. This introductory class will teach you about proportion, structure, facial features, likeness and how to visualize the head from every angle. Shadow and light will also be emphasized. You will observe and work from cast sculptures, study work from other artists and draw portraits of your choice.

Meeting Times:

Llanos, Ronald
M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7/29/2024 - 8/2/2024
SOUTH CAMPUS

ACT-017
0 Units $500
Design 360
Do you have an interest in art or design but not sure which field suits you best? Then this lecture/studio class is for you. Design 360º explores many of the majors in ArtCenter's degree programs, including: Advertising, Entertainment Design, Environmental Design, Film, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography and Imaging, Product Design and Transportation Design. Through individual projects, you will get the chance to explore the principles of each of these art and design disciplines. Drawing skills are emphasized as an essential way to communicate your ideas. This class is a perfect introduction for students new to Teens.

Meeting Times: N/A

ACT-018W
0 Units $600
Design 360
This intensive two-week workshop offers an introduction to many of the exciting art and design majors offered in ArtCenter's degree program. Extended class times will provide you with an in-depth look at the following programs: Advertising, Entertainment Design, Spatial Experience Design, Film, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography and Imaging, Product Design and Transportation Design. We will focus on communicating ideas through effective creative solutions, and you will complete individual and group projects around a central theme, with the aim of expanding your knowledge of each of the disciplines.

Meeting Times:

Perez-Morin, Christian
M/T/W/TH/F 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
7/22/2024 - 8/2/2024
SOUTH CAMPUS

ACT-020W
0 Units $300
Illustration Workshop
Apply your drawing and painting skills to produce a variety of projects, including album covers, ads and magazine articles. Learn the basics of color theory using acrylic paint and other media. The class also includes a survey of contemporary problem solvers and the history of illustration. Some previous study of drawing recommended.

Meeting Times: N/A

ACT-026W
0 Units $300
Beginning Figure Drawing
Drawing the human figure is important training for all artists. By working with a live model, you will develop an understanding of form through increased observation skills. This class offers a strong foundation in the basics for beginners as well as for more experienced artists. In-class discussions focus on how artists from the past and present have depicted the human figure.

Meeting Times:

Horowitz, Michael
M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7/15/2024 - 7/19/2024
SOUTH CAMPUS

ACT-029W
0 Units $300
Comic Book Illustration
Learn the skills needed to develop your own five-page comic book. From the establishing shot to the splash page, this class covers character design, figure invention, page layout, story structure, basic rules of perspective and classic comic book storytelling. Familiarize yourself with the comic artist's process, from thumbnails and roughs to a beautifully finished and inked page.

Meeting Times:

Lawrence, Alan
M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7/15/2024 - 7/19/2024
SOUTH CAMPUS

ACT-031W
0 Units $500
Creature Design
Learn the different methods used to develop believable creatures and monsters for the entertainment industry such as film, video games, TV, and animation. Working from photographic reference of animals and nature, learn how to combine the fundamentals of design, anatomy, form, storytelling, costume, and character development to create original sketches and renderings of beastly quadrupeds, bloodthirsty bipeds, and large-scale leviathans. With an introductory level of drawing and painting techniques, this is an ideal class for aspiring concept designers, illustrators, and animators.

Meeting Times:

Blanchard, Kevin
M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7/22/2024 - 7/26/2024
ONLINE

Blanchard, Kevin
M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7/29/2024 - 8/2/2024
ONLINE

ACT-032W
0 Units $300
Figure Painting
Using the figure as a subject, this class will cover the processes and materials used in painting, beginning with light and shadow, and working towards complete paintings in a full-color palette. This class will cover basic painting techniques, from preparatory drawing to color mixing.

Meeting Times:

Horwath, Vanya
M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7/15/2024 - 7/19/2024
SOUTH CAMPUS

Horwath, Vanya
M/T/W/TH/F 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
7/22/2024 - 7/26/2024
SOUTH CAMPUS

ACT-034
0 Units $500
Concept Design Basics
Bring your characters, environments, props and storyboards to life. Explore light and shade, perspective, color theory and basic design techniques. Learn how to take 2D line drawings and process them into tones for a lifelike result. Also, explore arranging shapes, values, colors and edges in interesting and intriguing ways to create images that hold the viewer's attention. Not only will your characters look more dimensional, but the environments and objects will also be more believable. Please note: start and end dates for this class have changed. Class will run from June 8, 2024 - Aug 17, 2024

Meeting Times: N/A

ACT-042W
0 Units $300
Drawing with Color
Explore drawing with colored media, including colored pencil, ink and wash, acrylic paint and mixed-media techniques. We will go over the nature of each material and how to use it. In doing so, you'll learn the fundamentals of color relationships and their use in composition and have the opportunity to work on observational as well as imaginative projects. This class is a great starting point for anyone interested in painting or illustration.

Meeting Times:

Morioka, Maria
M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7/29/2024 - 8/2/2024
SOUTH CAMPUS

ACT-056W
0 Units $300
Exploring Figure Drawing
Work from live models, drawings from history and your imagination in this Renaissance-style workshop. In this class, we will concentrate on dynamic gesture drawing, anatomical studies and mythological creatures. Portfolio building, learning new techniques, exploring materials, critiques and concept development will also be emphasized.

Meeting Times:

Howarth, John
M/T/W/TH/F 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
7/15/2024 - 7/19/2024
SOUTH CAMPUS

Howarth, John
M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7/22/2024 - 7/26/2024
SOUTH CAMPUS

ACT-061
0 Units $500
Transportation Design
Do you love cars? This hands-on class will introduce you to industrial drawing skills and techniques that transportation design professionals use. Learn the fundamental design principles and procedures that will make your design the best it can be. This class includes an introduction to transportation design as a profession, and an exploration and discussion of the trends and global forces impacting the present and future of transportation.

Meeting Times: N/A

ACT-070
0 Units $500
Character Design
This class is for anyone who loves to draw characters, regardless of skill level. Create and develop characters for video games, animated films and illustrations through fun and exciting exercises that strengthen your conceptual ability and skills. Learn how to develop a character layout sheet, a model sheet and a turnaround. This class will emphasize brainstorming, along with conceptualization of a story and ideas.

Meeting Times: N/A

ACT-071
0 Units $500
Characters & Worlds
Discover the fundamentals of entertainment design from an illustrator's perspective and complete a finished presentation for your portfolio. Storyboard, conceptualize and design environments, develop characters and study the processes that the entertainment industry uses to create dramatic worlds for video games, animation, TV shows and movies. Open to all levels. Please note: start and end dates for this class have changed. Class will run from June 8, 2024 - Aug 17, 2024

Meeting Times: N/A

ACT-082W
0 Units $300
Character Design
Create and develop characters for video games, animated films and illustrations through fun and exciting exercises. Strengthen your brainstorming and conceptualization skills. Learn to develop a character layout sheet, model sheet and a turn-around. This class is for anyone who loves to draw characters, regardless of skill level.

Meeting Times:

Llanos, Ronald
M/T/W/TH/F 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
7/15/2024 - 7/19/2024
ONLINE

Llanos, Ronald
M/T/W/TH/F 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
7/22/2024 - 7/26/2024
ONLINE

ACT-105W
0 Units $300
Character Costume Drawing
Do you love drawing characters from your imagination, but feel they lack life and energy? Would you like to take your characters to a more believable level? Learn the basics of anatomy and structure of the human body and how to draw costumed models in dynamic poses. These models will pose in several positions for a variety of lengths so that you can learn to work fast and slow. You will also study other artists who work from live models to improve their own imaginative characters drawn from life.

Meeting Times:

Llanos, Ronald
M/T/W/TH/F 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
7/29/2024 - 8/2/2024
ONLINE

ACT-117W
0 Units $300
Drawing with Ink
For the ink enthusiast! Learn how to work with a variety of ink and water-based mediums including pen and ink, alcohol-based markers (Copic/Prismacolor/etc.), and watercolor and acrylic ink. You'll develop your compositional drawing skills while exploring still life, figure/portraiture, and narrative illustration. All students will have the chance to develop several portfolio pieces throughout the class.

Meeting Times:

Weissman, Steven
M/T/W/TH/F 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
7/29/2024 - 8/2/2024
SOUTH CAMPUS

ACT-301W
0 Units $2500
Entertainment Design
Whether you're producing a movie, a video game or a theme park, entertainment concept design serves an integral role in the creative process. Concept designers intrigue audiences by bringing immersive, impactful and never-before-seen visuals to life. They require not only great imagination, but also an understanding of how things are built and the ability to communicate these concepts to the people who will construct these new worlds. In this four-week intensive, you will be introduced to entertainment design by learning all aspects of the design process, including designing and illustrating original characters, environments, vehicles and props. Learn how to communicate through compelling drawings and expand your understanding of how things are built in 3D. Presentation skills will be emphasized. Adobe Photoshop and drawing tablet are recommended.

Meeting Times: N/A

ACT-302W
0 Units $2500
Industrial Design Product/Tran
Nearly everything we touch and use-smartphones, interfaces, glasses, cars-has been designed by an industrial designer or, more specifically, a product or transportation designer. In this four-week intensive, you will dive into the world of industrial design and immerse yourself in every aspect of the design process, including sketching, model making and critique sessions. Interdisciplinary activities will simulate working in a design consultancy and presentation skills will be emphasized. Guest designers will give you insider knowledge on a variety of industrial design career paths. Your portfolio-worthy final projects will be shown in a gallery setting at the end of the program to visiting ArtCenter faculty, working professionals, family and friends. Hardware required: A high quality smartphone camera for documentation and composition exercises; and a sketchbook or virtual equivalent. Faculty: Mark Clarke & Joel Bell

Meeting Times: N/A

ACT-397W
0 Units $300
Fundamentals of Photography
Take your first step into the world of photography and learn how to use your 35mm camera as a tool for expression. Explore how the selection of shutter speeds and apertures transforms your images, learn how to see and control light through demonstrations, and challenge yourself by applying your new technical skills in creating personal photographs.Students must have access to a 35mm SLR camera with manual capabilities.

Meeting Times:

Howland, Gail
M/T/W/TH/F 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7/22/2024 - 7/26/2024
SOUTH CAMPUS

ACT-601W
0 Units N/A
Artworxla Digital Illustration
****FOR ArtworxLA STUDENTS ONLY****

Meeting Times: N/A