Student Artist, Eva Melin-Gompper
July 16 - 20 Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Digital Studio
This course will focus on the basic building blocks for concept design. Concept design is a key component of today’s entertainment market and is used in video game creation, animation, movies and the Internet. It can involve visualizing fantastic creatures, scenes, clothing, vehicles and a variety of other applications. There are some basic principles that contribute to concept art creation and this class will provide basic fundamental knowledge that will allow a student to further explore concept design on their own.
David T Wenzel is an illustrator and children’s book artist. He has illustrated over thirty books and is recognized internationally for his visualization of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, illustrated in graphic novel format. Other notable publications include the graphic novel, The Wizard’s Tale, by Kurt Busiek and the Holiday book, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, which has been in publication for over ten years. David worked with Maurice Sendak, who served as his art director, to produce thirteen books based on the Sendak’s popular Little Bear character. Over David’s career he has illustrated for book publishers, advertising agencies, magazines, the giftware industry, and toy and game companies. A few of his more unique assignments included concept artwork for a motion picture and a proposal for an animated TV show. He has been part of many group shows and had a one man show at The New Britain Museum of American Art, where he is part of their permanent collection.
*Tuition includes all art supplies, materials and software licensing fees.
NOTE: All classes are open to high school students, freshman through seniors, with beginning to advanced level art training who want to further explore or expand their technical skills and artistic ability .
Monday, Jul. 16 - 1:00 pmtoFriday, Jul. 20 7:00 pm