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Courses

spring session

Session Starts: April 19th, 2021

Registration DEADLINE: July 5th, 2021

John Nevarez artwork

Visual Dev: INTRODUCTION TO BACKGROUND DESIGN

John Nevarez

Visual Development / Story Artist

Length of Workshop: 12 weeks. Once a week.
Days: Tuesdays starting April 20th, 2021
Time: 7pm – 10pm pacific time
Tuition: $1.900 (Includes a $200 non-refundable registration fee)
Prerequisite: We recommend having a basic drawing level, some experience drawing from life, and a basic knowledge of perspective.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Introduction to Background Design is the first step to getting a basic understanding of the fundamentals of Visual Development and Background Design. This workshop’s structure and aim is to provide a solid foundation in the design principles at work in great background and set design. It’s perfect for those who are are interested in designing sets for animated films or television.

The goal of Introduction to Background Design is to expose the student to important design principles, and through exercises apply the concepts in their work.

CURRICULUM:

  • Visual Storytelling

  • Caricature/Style

  • Research

  • Composition

  • Performance

  • Lighting

  • Story Moments

  • Exploration

PREREQUISITE:

Prerequisite: We recommend having a basic drawing level, some experience drawing from life, and a basic knowledge of perspective.

*Introduction to Background Design is limited to 8 students to allow for maximum individualized focus. We encourage a comfortable, collaborative environment so that students can learn from their own assignments, the critiques of others’, instructor demos, lectures, and guest speakers.