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Mentorship w Peter Han


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Mentorship w Peter Han


Foundation Mentorship Group with Peter Han
Instructor: Peter Han

(To register - email mentorship@brainstormschool.com / title: Peter Han)


Join Peter Han in a full 3 month mentorship program focusing on the most important aspect part of art & design education: Foundation.  Although foundation is important for all level artists, this program is for beginner to intermediate artists ( art school entry, 1-2 year art school students, intermediate- advanced level students looking to reinforce foundation skills).  This 3 month program will be a limited seating and intimate experience with Peter.  Other aspects of learning will include developing core work ethic, learning how to organize your thought process as a designer, time management and how to see the world in the eye of a concept artist.  This mentorship program is for the serious student looking to advance their core skills.    Students will be expected to devote time, be committed and dedicated in order to accomplish their goals for this program.

 

Starting: October 10, 2018

Meeting times:
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Friday 12noon - 6pm

Limit 12 students  / 12 hours per week

Price:
$5,400 for 3 months - 3 month commitment is required  (24 meetings)
(To register - email mentorship@brainstormschool.com)

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

Do not wait, seating is very limited and will fill up quickly.

**attention

If you are experiencing check out complications, you can always have us complete the registration for you!  All you have to do is email us at info@brainstormschool.com and let us know which course(s) you would like to register for.  You will receive a payment request.  Pay and done! 

What you can expect to learn:

  • Foundation art focus

  • Develop how to see, interpret and create

  • Customized / tailored education to outfit student skill level

  • Target goals for each student, assignments will be provided based on current level and expectation

  • Close working relationship with the students

  • Strategics learning and studying for each student

 

 

 

Work Examples

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Online Mentorship w John Park


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Online Mentorship w John Park


Mentorship Online with John Park
(To register - email mentorship@brainstormschool.com - title: John Park)

Instructor: John Park

This program is designed for those who want to level up their skills, learn about design, and build a portfolio. The duration of this program is not constraint to a fixed time (i.e. what would normally be a term at Brainstorm), but more on what you need to accomplish. Students will be expected to devote time, be committed and dedicated in order to accomplish their goals for this program.  No two students' mentorship will be alike, as John will work with each student to help him/her achieve their individual goals- whether it be to improve their current technical or design skills or to build a portfolio.

2019 Mentorship dates

Term 1: Jan 6 - Mar 23 (sold out)
Term 2: April 6 - June 22 (sold out)
Term 3: July 6 - Sept 21(few spots left)
Term 4: Oct 5 - Dec 28 (open)

Mentorship groups meet once a week on Saturdays from 10am - 8pm with scheduled breaks.   Meetings will be facilitated online in a designated and private room.  Limited to 10 seats in this  group.  Email us for availability.

Price: 3 month Minimum Intervals
3 month - 12 weeks  $5,400
6 month - 24 weeks $10,800
* you can purchase 9 and 12 month slots if desired. 
**installment plan available

Enrollment: Registration will be through email only on a first come first serve basis. 
To RSVP your spot, please email mentorship@brainstormschool.com
Do not wait, seating is very limited and will fill up quickly.
For any other question, please see FAQ, see section C16.

Location:  Online

Waitlist: If registration is full, please email us at mentorship@brainstormschool to join our wait list.   titled: Mentorship Waitlist Request

 

What you can expect to learn:

  • Individual demos

  • Students will be developing or continue to develop a project of their liking.

  • Customized / tailored education to outfit student skill level

  • Target goals for each student, assignments will be provided based on current level and expectation

  • Portfolio building/development

  • Close working relationship with the students

  • Live paint-overs

  • Strategics learning and studying for each student

  • Possible networking to help students get their work in front of professionals for review

  • Internship and job training

 

 

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Perspective Boot Camp


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Perspective Boot Camp


Perspective Boot Camp

Course Objective: For students to be comfortable in executing perspective understanding in forms.  We will cover perspective topics including 1point, 2point and 3point perspective as well as proper usage of ellipses.  Developing forms and understanding curves in space will also be covered.

Time: Monday 2:00pm-7:00pm
First Class: Monday, Jan 21, 2019
5 week course

Instructor: Eric Ng, Concept artist & Instructor

Focus: Understanding of perspective, ellipses and proportionsThis is an essential foundation for any illustrator and concept artist.

Materials: copy paper (8.5x11) single sheets (bright white preferred), Canson marker paper, Ball point pen (black), Zebra airfit 0.7 or Zebra F-301
Other supplies: (also supplied for inclass activity) Straight edge ruler, 30/60 Triangle, 45/45 Triangle, circle template, small ellipse guide set -picket ellipse guide no. 1224 (set of 15) 10 °–80°
Suggest reading material: How to Draw by Scott Robertson and Thomas Bertling

Price: $575 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

**attention: If you are experiencing check out complications, you can always have us complete the registration for you!  All you have to do is email us at info@brainstormschool.com and let us know which course(s) you would like to register for.  You will receive a payment request.  Pay and done! 

What you can expect to learn:

  • Perspective Construction

  • Line Weight

  • Curves in space

  • 3D forms on 2D surface

  • Ellipses in space

  • Controlling proportions in space

View the Calendar

Work Examples

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FND1: Foundation 1


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FND1: Foundation 1


FND1:Foundation 1 - Draw Anything

Draw Anything is a course to develop the core and most important aspect of art and design: Drawing! This course will expose you to developing key techniques of drawing, line, proportions, observation and basic forms/volumes.  This class will also grow confidence to draw anything!

Time: TBD
10 week course

Instructor: TBD

Focus: Becoming a Better Drawer

Prerequisite: PBC Recommended

Materials: Traditional & Digital medium (Photoshop)

Price: $725 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

**attention

If you are experiencing check out complications, you can always have us complete the registration for you!  All you have to do is email us at info@brainstormschool.com and let us know which course(s) you would like to register for.  You will receive a payment request.  Pay and done! 

What you can expect to learn:

  • Drawing Techniques

  • Form & Volume

  • Proportions

  • Line weight / accents

  • Basic Form Language

 

Work Examples

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ADVANCED SKETCHING


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ADVANCED SKETCHING


FND2: Advanced Sketching

Advanced sketching will take your drawing skills to the next level.  You will be exposed to more drawing techniques that will further deepen you understanding of organic forms, mechanical & hard surface forms and design.  Look forward to getting experience in drafting vehicles, mechanic designs, animals, human anatomy and more! 

Time: Wednesday 7:30pm-10:30pm
First Class: Wednesday Sept 19, 2018
10 week course

Instructor: James Murphy, Concept artist & Instructor

Focus: Becoming a Better Drawer

Prerequisite: PBC, FND1 Recommended

Materials: Traditional & Digital medium (Photoshop)

Price: $725 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

**attention

If you are experiencing check out complications, you can always have us complete the registration for you!  All you have to do is email us at info@brainstormschool.com and let us know which course(s) you would like to register for.  You will receive a payment request.  Pay and done! 

What you can expect to learn:

  • Advanced Drawing Techniques
  • Advanced Form & Volume
  • Line weight / accents
  • Basics of Form Language
  • Organic Form & Design
  • Hard Surface Design

 

Work Examples

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FND3: Foundation 3


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FND3: Foundation 3


FND3: Foundation3 - Oragnics

This is the 3nd course of the Foundation Series that concentrates all on organic drawing.  This course will focus on human and animal anatomy, proportions, gesture as well as plants & other organic materials

Time: Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm
First Class: Satruday May 26, 2018
10 week course

Instructor: James Murphy

Focus: Becoming a Better Drawer

Prerequisite: PBC Recommended

Materials: Traditional & Digital medium (Photoshop)

Price: $725 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

**attention

If you are experiencing check out complications, you can always have us complete the registration for you!  All you have to do is email us at info@brainstormschool.com and let us know which course(s) you would like to register for.  You will receive a payment request.  Pay and done! 

What you can expect to learn:

  • Drawing Techniques
  • Form & Volume
  • Proportions
  • Line weight / accents
  • Basic Form Language

 

Work Examples

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WB1: World Building 1


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WB1: World Building 1


WB1: World Building Sketching

Learn how to build interiors and exterior environments with proper perspective, layout and design. Master the ability to sketch and communicate designs for the video game and film industry.

Time: Monday 7:30pm-10:30pm
First Class: Monday, Jan 21, 2019
10 week course

Instructor: Eric Ng, Concept artist & Instructor

Focus: Becoming a better sketch evnironment designer.  Apply your creative imagination to creative worlds using foundation techniques.

Prerequisite: None

Materials: Traditional sketching mediums (Pen, Pencil, & Sketchbook)

Price: $815 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

**attention

If you are experiencing check out complications, you can always have us complete the registration for you!  All you have to do is email us at info@brainstormschool.com and let us know which course(s) you would like to register for.  You will receive a payment request.  Pay and done! 

What you can expect to learn:

  • Perspective

  • Environment sketching

  • Set Dressing & Theme Creation

  • Layout design

  • Intro to Form & Function

 

Work Examples

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WB2: World Building 2


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WB2: World Building 2


WB2: Environment Design

Be exposed to the understanding of how to create an environment for games and films. Learn the rules of lighting, composition, and designing an exterior and interior. Students will have a solid foundation of how to generate their design space thinking about camera angles and lighting.

Time: Sunday 10:00am-1:00pm
First Class: Sunday Jan 27, 2018
10 week course

Instructor: Nick Gindraux, Naughty Dog, Concept Artist

Focus: Becoming a better environment designer.  Learn the basics of lighting, composition and story telling for video games and film.

Prerequisite: PBC, WB1, DC1 / Recommended

Materials: Digital medium (Photoshop)

Price: $815 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

**attention

If you are experiencing check out complications, you can always have us complete the registration for you!  All you have to do is email us at info@brainstormschool.com and let us know which course(s) you would like to register for.  You will receive a payment request.  Pay and done! 

What you can expect to learn:

  • Thumbnail Ideation

  • Composition

  • Value painting

  • Lighting composition

  • Game play and set design focus

 

Work Examples

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ADVANCED ENVIRONMENT DESIGN


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ADVANCED ENVIRONMENT DESIGN


WB3: Advanced Environment Design

Take your understanding of environment design to the advanced level! Learn new techniques, workflow process, and designing within themes & narrative story-telling. This course will give you the information to design, light & render a full environment with confidence and style.

Time: Friday  7:30pm-10:30pm
First Class: Thursday Jan 24, 2019
10 week course

Instructor: Zac Retz, Sony Pictures Animation, visual development

Focus: Becoming an expert in environment design.  Utilize advanced photoshop & other techniques to build and create environments to a professional level.

Prerequisite: WB2, DC1, AD1 Recommended

Materials: Digital medium (Photoshop)

Price: $800  * A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

**attention

If you are experiencing check out complications, you can always have us complete the registration for you!  All you have to do is email us at info@brainstormschool.com and let us know which course(s) you would like to register for.  You will receive a payment request.  Pay and done! 

What you can expect to learn:

  • Advanced digital/Photoshop painting

  • Creative themed set dressing

  • Thorough understanding of space and environments

  • High level render finish techniques

  • Build a portfolio

 

Work Examples

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WB4: Architectural Design for Entertainment


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WB4: Architectural Design for Entertainment


WB4: Architectural Design for Entertainment

Learn about architecture, space and set-dressing for entertainment purposes! Become an better architectural & layout designer. Create and design space used for video games, film and animation for the purpose of game play and story telling. This course is a design intensive course that will challenge students to problem solve with imagination. Students will also be pushed to solve creative problems like interactive environment props. A understanding of core perspective, drawing and form language is highly recommended.

Time: This course is postponed for the SUMMER TERM

Instructor: Mark Castanon

Focus: Becoming a better environment layout  & architectural designer.  Learn how top level concept artist build creative architecture and environment space for video games & film.

Prerequisite: PBC, WB1, AD1

Materials: Drawing materials, Digital medium (photoshop)

Price: $750 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

**attention

If you are experiencing check out complications, you can always have us complete the registration for you!  All you have to do is email us at info@brainstormschool.com and let us know which course(s) you would like to register for.  You will receive a payment request.  Pay and done! 

What you can expect to learn:

  • Layout Drawing & Design
  • Advance your knowledge of environments
  • Creative space for games and film
  • Composition of story and game-play
  • Creative problem solving
  • Architecture Design
  • Set-Dressing

 

Work Examples

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DC 1: Design with Color and Light


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DC 1: Design with Color and Light


DC1: Design with Color & Light

This is an introductory class to digital painting. This course outlines the key fundamentals of digital painting techniques, understanding and Photoshop software. Students will learn how to apply proper techniques, learn color theory in Photoshop and the different properties of surfacing and texture.

Time: Wednesday 7:30pm-10:30pm
First Class: Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019
10 week course

Instructor: Mo Kim, Concept artist & Instructor

Focus: Becoming a better digital painter, color understanding & composition.

Prerequisite: None

Materials: Adobe Photoshop (Any version)

Price: $775 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

**attention

If you are experiencing check out complications, you can always have us complete the registration for you!  All you have to do is email us at info@brainstormschool.com and let us know which course(s) you would like to register for.  You will receive a payment request.  Pay and done! 

What you can expect to learn:

  • Digital painting techniques

  • Form & Volume

  • Material rendering

  • Photoshop basics

  • Base color and lighting

 

Student testimontial for DC1

Work Examples

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DC 1-B: Design with Color and Light


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DC 1-B: Design with Color and Light


DC1-B: Design with Color & Light

This is an introductory class to digital painting. This course outlines the key fundamentals of digital painting techniques, understanding and Photoshop software. Students will learn how to apply proper techniques, learn color theory in Photoshop and the different properties of surfacing and texture.

Time: Monday 7:30pm-10:30pm
First Class: Monday, May 21, 2018
10 week course

Instructor: Mo Kim

Focus: Becoming a better digital painter, color understanding & composition.

Prerequisite: None

Materials: Adobe Photoshop (Any version)

Price: $750 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

**attention

If you are experiencing check out complications, you can always have us complete the registration for you!  All you have to do is email us at info@brainstormschool.com and let us know which course(s) you would like to register for.  You will receive a payment request.  Pay and done! 

What you can expect to learn:

  • Digital painting techniques
  • Form & Volume
  • Material rendering
  • Photoshop basics
  • Base color and lighting

 

Work Examples

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DC 2: Digital Illustration


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DC 2: Digital Illustration


DC2: Digital Illustration

Become a stronger digital illustrator by learning the essential techniques of value building, composition and finishing techniques using still life and live models. In class critiques and demonstrations lead by Mauricio Abril will cover not only photoshop techniques but become exposed to file and layer management, digital painting pipeline and narrative story telling.  Mauricio Abril is a freelance concept designer and illustrator with clients such as Walt Disney Imagineering, Disney Interactive, Ubisoft, Universal, and Simon & Schuster Publishing.

Time: Tuesday 7:30pm-10:30pm
First Class: Tuesday Jan 22, 2019
10 week course

Instructor: Mauricio Abril, Freelance Concept artist & Instructor

Focus: Become a more confident digital illustrator, painting techniques &
story telling.

Prerequisite: DC1 / Highly recommended

Materials: Digital medium (Photoshop)

Price: $775 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

**attention

If you are experiencing check out complications, you can always have us complete the registration for you!  All you have to do is email us at info@brainstormschool.com and let us know which course(s) you would like to register for.  You will receive a payment request.  Pay and done! 

What you can expect to learn:

  • Digital illustration pipeline

  • Advanced Photoshop techniques, layering and effects

  • Paint from live models and narrative still life

  • Advanced materials, textures and lighting

  • Narrative story telling assignments

 

Work Examples

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DC3: Experimental Digital Painting


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DC3: Experimental Digital Painting


DC3: Experimental Digital Painting

Learn the art of style with weekly exercising studying the masters!  Become an Expert Digital Painter! Learn experimental digital painting techniques used by Matteo where he explores different methods, theories and techniques. This course is to experiment and explore new ways to help generate composition, illustration and design techniques.

Time: Sunday 10:00am-1:00pm
First Class: Sunday, Jan 27, 2019
10 week course

Instructor:  Matteo Marjoram, Freelance Concept artist & Instructor

Focus: Becoming an expert digital painter, develop style and showcase the art
of effective story telling. 

Prerequisite: DC1, DC2 recommended

Materials: Digital medium (Photoshop)

Price: $750 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

**attention

If you are experiencing check out complications, you can always have us complete the registration for you!  All you have to do is email us at info@brainstormschool.com and let us know which course(s) you would like to register for.  You will receive a payment request.  Pay and done! 

What you can expect to learn:

  • Photoshop Digital Painting techniques

  • Expressive Lighting and Mood

  • Narrative Design and Story Telling

  • Expressive digital painting

  • Develop style and aesthetics

 

Work Examples

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DC4: Digital Portrait Illustration


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DC4: Digital Portrait Illustration


DC4: Digital Portrait Illustration

This is a 10 week course that concentrates on the build-up of painting, composition and color techniques for portrait painting. This course is for anyone who would like to develop and improve aspects of painting the human head.

Time: Friday, 7:30pm – 10:30 pm (3 Hour course)
           Starts: Friday, Jan 25, 2019
10 weeks

Instructor: Wangjie Li

Focus: Becoming a better painter

Prerequisite: DC1, DC2, DC3, FIG1 (recommended)

Materials: Digital & Traditional materials list to be provided

Price: $800 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

**attention

If you are experiencing check out complications, you can always have us complete the registration for you!  All you have to do is email us at info@brainstormschool.com and let us know which course(s) you would like to register for.  You will receive a payment request.  Pay and done! 

What you can expect to learn:

 

  • Painting techniques

  • Intermediate to advanced levels

  • Traditional and photoshop medium

  • Portrait, head & face focus

 

 

Work Examples

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DC5: Key Frame Illustration


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DC5: Key Frame Illustration


DC5: Key Frame Illustration

This course will focus on the development and execution of high level key frame illustrations.  Films & cinematic utilize the power of showing the project's true form in art form.  This course will focus on high level illustration, rendering, story telling and composition.   You will be exposed to the process of idea building, composition studies, color & lighting exploration, final image making and rendering.

Time: Sunday 2:00pm-5:00pm
First Class: Sunday Jan 27, 2019
10 week course

Instructor: Houston Sharp

Focus: Develop Key Frame Illustration paces

Prerequisite: PBC, WB1, WB2, DC1, DC2, ENT1 / Highly recommended

Materials: Traditional & Digital mediums (Pen, Pencil, Sketchbook, & Photoshop)

Price: $750 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

**attention

If you are experiencing check out complications, you can always have us complete the registration for you!  All you have to do is email us at info@brainstormschool.com and let us know which course(s) you would like to register for.  You will receive a payment request.  Pay and done! 

What you can expect to learn:

  • Advanced Painting Skills

  • Story Telling

  • High Level Rendering Techniques

  • Digital painting / Photoshop

  • Build an advanced portfolio

 

Work Examples

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Rendering 1


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Rendering 1


Rendering 1: Rendering Techniques

This class is purely focused on the development of digital rendering skills via photoshop painting.  The core of any amazing illustration is the ability to understand form, lighting and surface indication.  In this class you will be able to have a thorough understanding of form rendering, complete form rendering, plotting light and shadows & general surface indication.  If you want to step up your digital painting game, this course is a must!

Time: Monday 7:30pm-10:30pm
First Class: Monday, Jan 21, 2019
10 week course

Instructor: Mo Kim, Concept artist & Instructor

Focus: Become a better digital painter. 

Prerequisite: PBC, DC1 / Recommended

Materials: Digital medium (Photoshop)

Price: $700 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

**attention

If you are experiencing check out complications, you can always have us complete the registration for you!  All you have to do is email us at info@brainstormschool.com and let us know which course(s) you would like to register for.  You will receive a payment request.  Pay and done! 

What you can expect to learn:

  • Form Rendering

  • Plot Light & Shadow

  • Complex Form Rendering

  • Surface Indication

  • Ability To Render

 

Work Examples

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Rendering 2


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Rendering 2


Rendering 2: Advanced Rendering

In Advanced Rendering, you will be lead by concept art Ryan Lang as he breaks down his process in creating compelling digital renderings.  A key component to rendering is the ability to realistically portray proper color theory, lighting scenarios, material & surface rendering and more.  This course will give you the skills needed to take your digital rendering to the next level! 

Time: Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm
First Class: Saturday, Jan 26, 2019
10 week course

Instructor: Ryan Lang, Concept artist & Instructor

Focus: Become a better digital painter.

Prerequisite: PBC, DC1, DC2, WB2, AD1 / Recommended

Materials: Digital medium (Photoshop)

Price: $800 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

**attention

If you are experiencing check out complications, you can always have us complete the registration for you!  All you have to do is email us at info@brainstormschool.com and let us know which course(s) you would like to register for.  You will receive a payment request.  Pay and done! 

What you can expect to learn:

  • Advanced Form Rendering

  • Compelling Light

  • Surface Rendering

  • Photoshop Techniques

  • Advanced Color Theory

 

Work Examples

FIG1: Figure Drawing 1


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FIG1: Figure Drawing 1


FIG1:Figure Drawing 1

Be exposed to the basics of figure drawing to develop your skills in anatomy, poses and proportions.  This course will guide you through 10 weeks of drawing live from models, critiques and draw overs. 

Time: Thursday 7:30pm-10:30pm
First Class: Thursday, Jan 25, 2019
10 week course

Instructor: Kirk Shinmoto, Concept artist & Instructor

Focus: Becoming a Better Figure Drawer

Prerequisite: PBC, FND1/ Recommended

Materials: Traditional Medium, drawing board, pencils (charcoal, eraser)

Price: $775 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

**attention

If you are experiencing check out complications, you can always have us complete the registration for you!  All you have to do is email us at info@brainstormschool.com and let us know which course(s) you would like to register for.  You will receive a payment request.  Pay and done! 

What you can expect to learn:

  • Figures / Anatomy

  • Poses

  • Proportions

  • Forms and Volume

  • Gesture

 

Work Examples

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CH1: Character Design 1


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CH1: Character Design 1


CH1: Character Design 1

This is an introductory class to learn the basics of character design. The course concentrates on the core design fundamentals, such as silhouettes, poses, variations and more, to create memorable character/creatures for video game and film industry.

Time: Saturday 2:00pm-5:00pm
First Class: Saturday, Jan 26, 2019
10 week course

Instructor:  Rustam Hasanov, Concept artist & Instructor

Focus: Becoming a better character designer

Prerequisite: PBC, WB1, DC1 and AD1 recommended

Materials: Digital medium (Photoshop)

Price: $775 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

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What you can expect to learn:

  • Design fundamentals in character design

  • Shape language for character types

  • Understanding of character poses

  • Exploring character variations

  • Designing characters and creatures for the entertainment industry

 

Work Examples

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CD1: Creature Design 1


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CD1: Creature Design 1


CD1:  Intro to Designing Creatures

Join Jonathan Kuo  in this creature design foundation course.  The course will be covering the foundation fundamentals of Creature/Character design as well as humanoid creature design.  Learn as he guides you with research, development, design process and photoshop painting to show off your designs. 

Time: Saturday 2:00pm-5:00pm
First Class: Saturday, Jan 26, 2019
10 week course

Instructor: Jonathan Kuo

Focus: Becoming a better creature designer, design theory & character
archetypes for creatures and monsters.         

Prerequisite: None

Materials: Digital medium (photoshop)

Price: $750 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

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What you can expect to learn:

  • Photoshop Techniques

  • Design Process

  • Creature Design

  • Fundamentals & Foundation

 

Work Examples

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PD1: Hard Surface Design


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PD1: Hard Surface Design


PD1: Hard Surface Design

Spaceships and robots are everywhere! Learn to design vehicles & mech robots that appear in today’s top Video Games & Films. You will learn basic fundamentals to design effectively with form, function, & aesthetics.

Time: Sunday 6:00pm-9:00pm
First Class: Sunday, Jan 27, 2019
10 week course

Instructor: Scott Zenteno, Concept artist & Instructor

Focus: Become a better vehicle and mechanical robot designer.  Learn about hard surface designwhile examplifying great design and function.

Prerequisite: PBC/AD1/WB1/DC1   Recommended

Materials: Traditional & Digital mediums (Pen, Pencil, Sketchbook, & Photoshop)

Price: $750 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

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What you can expect to learn:

  • Hard surface design

  • Anatomy of vehicles & robots

  • Complex form & design details

  • Understanding of gears & Joints

  • Design purpose & function

 

Work Examples

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PD2: AdvaNCed Hard Surface Design


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PD2: Advanced Hard Surface Design

Push your hard surface design understanding to the next level. Apply your design and problem solving to complex assignments that will give you an understanding of what it is like to work on a production for a film or video game. You will be guided in design theory, drawing and painting techniques as well as 3D to help support your work pipeline.

Time: Wednesday 7:30pm-10:30pm
First Class: Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019
10 week course

Instructor: Gurmukh Bhasin, Concept artist & Instructor

Focus: Become a better an expert at hard surpface design

Prerequisite: PD1/PBC/AD1/WB1/DC1   Recommended

Materials: Traditional & Digital mediums (Pen, Pencil, Sketchbook, & Photoshop)

Price: $800 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

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What you can expect to learn:

  • Advanced Hard surface design

  • Believable Designs

  • Build a hard surface portfolio

  • Understanding of gears & Joints

  • Learn production techniques that the professionals use

 

Work Examples

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Intro to Blender


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Intro to Blender


Intro to Blender

Let's learn how to build props, environments and vehicles quickly and efficiently using Blender.  Bring your designs to life with full 3D detail, animation, materials and photoreal lighting.  Never draw an orthographic sheet again.

Time: Thursday 7:30pm-10:30pm
First Class: Thursday, Sept 20 , 2018
10 week course

Instructor: Vaughan Ling, Concept artist & Instructor

Focus: Develop workflow understanding of Blender

Prerequisite: PBC, AD1 / Highly recommended

Materials: Blender software (free), laptop and sketchbook/notebook
*not provided

Price: $700 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

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What you can expect to learn:

  • Design Basics
  • Efficient and flexible Modelling with modifiers, subdivision, booleans etc
  • Lighting and Rendering using EEVEE realtime engine and Cycles GPU raytracer
  • Dynamic topology sculpting
  • Using simple animation for presentations

 

Work Examples

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VD1 : Visual Development


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VD1 : Visual Development


VD1: Visual Development

Visual Development is the understanding of creation of essential designs for the purpose of story-telling. Visual development is used widely in all forms of design especially within animation, feature film, video games and more. Learn the theories and practices to create compelling designs and show off your design skills and process. This is an intermediate level course.

Time: Thursday, 7:30pm – 10:30 pm (3 Hour course)
           Starts: Thursday, Jan 24, 2019
10 weeks

Instructor: Jason Scheier, Art director & instructor

Focus: Break down narrative storytelling into a visual style and concept creation.

Prerequisite: DC1, DC2, DC3, FIG1 (recommended)

Materials: Traditional materials list to be provided

Price: $800 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

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What you can expect to learn:

 

  • Visual Development Theories

  • Build up advanced techniques

  • Traditional and photoshop medium

  • Improve visual library

  • Create a compelling portfolio

  • Break down narrative storytelling

 

 

Work Examples

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AD1: Form Language


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AD1: Form Language


AD1: Form Language

This course gives an introduction to Form Language Design. Learn how to solve complex design situations through drawing exercises, shape studies and exploration, as well as creative problem solving, while developing a better understanding of organic and hard surface designs.

Time: Sunday 2:00pm-5:00pm
First Class: Sunday, Jan 27, 2019
10 week course

Instructor: Mark Castanon, Sony Santa Monica, Concept artist & Instructor

Focus: Become a better creative designer, learn the language of forms and shape
design.

Prerequisite: None

Materials: Traditional & Digital mediums (Pen, Pencil, Sketchbook, & Photoshop)

Price: $820*A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

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What you can expect to learn:

  • Shape language exercise

  • Unique design exploration

  • Thorough understanding and analyzation of subject matter

  • Creative design problem solving techniques

  • Extracting functional design through abstraction

 

Work Examples

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AD1-B: Form Language


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AD1-B: Form Language


AD1-B: Form Language

This course gives an introduction to Form Language Design. Learn how to solve complex design situations through drawing exercises, shape studies and exploration, as well as creative problem solving, while developing a better understanding of organic and hard surface designs.

Time: Sunday 6:00pm-9:00pm
First Class: Sunday, Sept 23, 2018
10 week course

Instructor: Mark Castanon

Focus: Become a better creative designer, learn the language of forms and shape
design.

Prerequisite: None

Materials: Traditional & Digital mediums (Pen, Pencil, Sketchbook, & Photoshop)

Price: $815 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

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What you can expect to learn:

  • Shape language exercise
  • Unique design exploration
  • Thorough understanding and analyzation of subject matter
  • Creative design problem solving techniques
  • Extracting functional design through abstraction

 

Work Examples

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AD2: ADV FORM LANGUAGE


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AD2: Advanced Form Language

This is the advanced course of Form Language Design. Utilize the language of design to create and develop comprehensive and functional designs for the film and gaming industry.  Students will be pushed to work at a production pace with feedback and expectations the industry demands from designers.   Students will be asked to develop a story and design a world  full of characters, creatures, props, vehicles and environments. The goal is to have a fully completed project piece at the end of the course.  Learn the language of design!

*Each week the students will be studying different subjects to come up with inspiration. (ie. man made, organic, found objects, etc.)

Time: Sunday 6:00pm-9:00pm
First Class: Sunday, Jan 27, 2019
10 week course

Instructor: Saiful Haque, Feature Film Concept artist & Instructor

Focus: Apply design theory and shape design while execute originality within your concept in a project based course.

Prerequisite: AD1, PBC, WB1, DC1

Materials: Traditional & Digital mediums (Pen, Pencil, Sketchbook, and Photoshop)

Price: $795 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

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What you can expect to learn:

  • Develop a story/concept for project

  • Development of characters/creatures/vehicles/props/environments

  • Thorough understanding and analyzing of subject matter

  • Creative design problem solving techniques

  • Working/Exercising within a group

  • Presentation/pitching

  • Fully developed portfolio project

 

Student Testimonial for AD2

Work Examples

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AD3: Concept Sketching


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AD3: Concept Sketching

Get to the core of becoming a dynamic concept designer with this conceptual sketching class lead by Tony Leonard.  Learn the skill of brainstorm ideas, ideating on page and coming up with skills and techniques to develop your ability to communicate a design in quick and confident sketches.  Become more adapt with the pencil, pen and brush pen. 

Time: Saturday 2:00pm-5:00pm
First Class: January 27, 2018
10 week course

Instructor: Tony Leonard

Focus: Becoming a better conceptual sketch artist

Prerequisite: AD1 WB1 recommended

Materials: Traditional sketching mediums (Pen, Pencil, & Sketchbook)

Price: $700 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

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What you can expect to learn:

  • sketch ideation
  • hard surface
  • organic
  • skillset building
  • conceptualize ideas
  • visual communciation

 

Work Examples

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Entertainment Design 1


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Entertainment Design 1


ENT1: Entertainment Design 1

Build a portfolio to exemplify your concept design skills in this theme based project class. Learn to apply and develop your environments, characters and props in a structured course designed to build skill set and portfolio for concept design. 

Time: Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm
First Class:  Saturday, Jan 26, 2019
10 week course

Instructor: Scott Zenteno, Concept artist & Instructor

Focus: Building a base portfolio for concept design.  Showcase your ability to draft, creative & execute design within a theme.

Prerequisite: WB1, DC1, AD1 / Recommended

Materials: Traditional & Digital mediums (Pen, Pencil, Sketchbook, & Photoshop)

Price: $760 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

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What you can expect to learn:

  • Project oriented design

  • Real-world art department experience

  • Character, prop, & environment exploration

  • Project theming

  • Design refinement

  • Studio expectations & professionalism

 

Work Examples

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Entertainment Design 2


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Entertainment Design 2


ENT2: Entertainment Design 2

Build an focused skill set within this project themed class to show your abilities to problem solve, design and meet artistic requirements experienced in a high pace art departments. Learn to design high level environments, characters, & props. Key focuses during the course will be on artistic quality, presentation and professionalism.

Time: Tuesday 7:30pm-10:30pm
First Class: Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019
10 week course

Instructor: Joon Ahn, Concept artist & Instructor

Focus: Build a concept design portfolio for advanced students.  Showcase all of your skills while showing your ability and creative process.

Prerequisite: PBC, WB1& 2, DC1 & 2, AD1, ENT1 / Recommended

Materials: Traditional & Digital mediums (Pen, Pencil, Sketchbook, & Photoshop)

Price: $820 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

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What you can expect to learn:

  • Project oriented design

  • Real-world art department experience

  • Character, prop, & environment exploration

  • Project theming

  • Design refinement

  • Studio expectations & professionalism

 

Student Testimonial for ENT2

Work Examples

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Entertainment Design 3


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Entertainment Design 3


ENT3: Entertainment Design 3 

Get ready for the industry! Experience a real art department setting and pipeline under the leadership of Jeal Choi. This course is designed to have a limited seating of 5-6 students for maximum interaction with instructor, and get one on one review to develop a portfolio focused for the game industry. This is the most advanced design course at Brainstorm that will propel thinking, game function development, and art/design applications. This course will help develop a portfolio that will speak directly to art directors and game designers. Key focuses during the course will be on artistic quality, presentation and professionalism.

Time: Saturday, 10 am - 2 pm (4 Hour course)

Instructor: Jeal Choi

Focus: Build a professional level concept design portfolio

First Class: September 17, 2016 / 10 weeks 

Prerequisite: ENT2, WB3, AD1 PD1, DC1 / Highly recommended

Materials: Traditional & Digital mediums (Pen, Pencil, Sketchbook, & Photoshop)

Price: $1,200 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

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What you can expect to learn:

  • Guidance under creative director Jeal Choi
  • Art department pipeline experience
  • Develop problem solving methods for games
  • Studio art department experience
  • Learn professionalism & presentation skills
  • 30hr of homework per week *average

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Work Examples

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CH1-B: Character Design 1


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CH1-B: Character Design 1


CH1-B: Character Design 1

This is an introductory class to learn the basics of character design. The course concentrates on the core design fundamentals, such as silhouettes, poses, variations and more, to create memorable character/creatures for video game and film industry.

Time: Saturday 2:00pm-5:00pm
First Class: January 27, 2018
10 week course

Instructor:  Ahmed Aldoori

Focus: Becoming a better character designer, design theory & character
archetypes.                

Prerequisite: WB1, DC1 and AD1 recommended

Materials: Digital medium (Photoshop)

Price: $800 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

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If you are experiencing check out complications, you can always have us complete the registration for you!  All you have to do is email us at info@brainstormschool.com and let us know which course(s) you would like to register for.  You will receive a payment request.  Pay and done! 

 

What you can expect to learn:

  • Design fundamentals in character design
  • Shape language for character types
  • Understanding of character poses
  • Exploring character variations
  • Designing characters and creatures for the entertainment industry

 

Work Examples

Art & Business 1


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AB1: Art & Business 1

This class is for the artist looking to land a job. In our industry, we learn techniques for design and art. In Art of Business 1, we learn how to communicate as a professional, learn the do’s and don’ts of the industry and become more informed on where our industry is going and how to become a part of it for a long lasting and healthy career. We also cover rates, contracts, pipeline, time management and more! 

Time: Thursday 7:30pm-10:30pm
First Class: January 25, 2018
10 week course

Instructor: James Paick

Focus: Create goals, understand the industry and create a plan for success.  This is a class HIGHLY recommended for all entry students and those looking to enter into job placement.

Prerequisite: None

Materials: None

Price: $600 *A registration fee of $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

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What you can expect to learn:

  • Learn about the industry of today’s art world
  • Strategies of how to get a job
  • Discuss basics of rates, taxes & contracts
  • Marketing and branding
  • Do’s and don’ts
  • Discuss all things about ‘how to get a job’