Wednesday, January 3, 2018

CDA Spring 2018 Brochure Released Today~!!!

Hi Everyone,

Our Spring 2018 brochure have just been released and public enrollment is starting up tomorrow on Jan. 4th at 12AM (midnight)~!

To enroll, please visit our online store at:

(the store will be locked until the 12AM enrollment start time)

For the latest enrollment status update, visit our status page at:

We have an exciting line up of great classes and workshops coming up. Space is limited, sign up soon and hope we will see you in the coming term~!!

Kevin Chen
Concept Design Academy

PS - We are offering a special discount promotion for students who are taking 3 classes or more. Make sure to check it out~!

Spring 2018 Enrollment Status (Updated 1/22/18 9:45AM)

Animal Anatomy with Jonathan Kuo
Architecture for World Building with Gabriel Yeganyan - 5 spots left
Character & Costume Design with Joshua James Shaw
Character Design 2 with John Staub
Figure Drawing with the Reilly Method with Mark Westermoe 
Intro to Creature Design with RJ Palmer 
Intro to Digital Painting with Sherwin Abesamis 
Intro to Environment Design with Tu Bui
Intro to Form Language with Peter Han  
Key Frame Illustration with Alex Mandradjiev - 6 spots left
Sketching for Environment with Ed Li - 2 spots left
Intro to Vehicles & Mechs with John Frye 
Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching (Sun) with P. Ballesteros - 6 spots left
ZBrush Character Creation with Xander Smith

Concept & Key Frame Design
with Rodney Fuentebella
Animation Character Design with Shiyoon Kim 
Art of Ghibli Background Painting with Yohichi Nishikawa

Analytical Figure Drawing (Sun) with Kevin Chen - Full 
Analytical Figure Drawing (Fri) with Kevin Chen - Full 
Background Design for Animation with James Finch - Full
Cinematic Storyboard with Jay Oliva - Full 
Color and Lighting with Dan Cooper & Christina Cooper - Full 
Costumed Gesture Drawing with Kirk Shinmoto - Full 
Gouache Color Study with Peter Chan - Full
Head & Hands Drawing with Kevin Chen - Full
Intro to Character Design with Kevin Chen - Full
Intro to Perspective with Polina Hristova - Full
Intro to Storyboard with Alan Wan - Full
Story Development for Animation with Tron Mai - Full 
Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching (Sat) with P. Han - 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. ***)

Sunday, December 31, 2017

CDA Spring 2018 Schedule Preview~!!!

Hi Everyone,

Our Spring 2018 Schedule Preview is out today~!

The public enrollment is starting up on Thursday, Jan. 4th. The online enrollment store will be updated and reopened at midnight 12AM PST.

This Spring, we are offering a special limited time promotion bonus for our Multi-Course Discount. To check out the promotion, please click on the image above or visit our Multi-Course Discount page at:

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 wish you all a wonderful 2018 to come~!!

Kevin Chen
Concept Design Academy

Friday, December 1, 2017

Last Call for Enrollment - "Character Design & Illustration" workshop with Wesley Burt~!!

Last chance to enroll for "Character Design & Illustration" workshop with Wesley Burt~!!!

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to learn from Wesley on his design and painting process for his character illustrations.

Workshop starts tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 2nd at 2PM.

Sign up soon and hope to see you there~!!

Concept Design Academy

Monday, November 27, 2017

"Character Design & Illustration" workshop with Wesley Burt this Saturday, Dec. 2nd~!!

Hi Everyone,

This Saturday, Dec. 2nd is Wesley Burt's "Character Design & Illustration" workshop at CDA~!!!

This is a great workshop for anyone interested in character design and character illustrations.

Workshop starts at 2PM and ends at 7PM. Space is limited, sign up soon and join us this weekend~!

Concept Design Academy

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Nov. 18th - Eliza Ivanova Book Launch & Alexander Votsmush SOLO Exhibition~!!!

Hi Everyone,

Eliza Ivanova & Alexander Votsmush are having a gallery opening this weekend on Nov. 18th at Gallery Nucleus~!!
Eliza will be launching her new book and Alexander opening his solo exhibition.

This is going to be two amazing shows. Make sure to check it out this weekend :)

Concept Design Academy