online art camp for kids 12-18 years old

Online dates: 
 July 18-22, 2022

Full day: 

This camp will be held ONLINE via ZOOM video conference. Students will need access to a computer / tablet / phone with internet connection and

Camp Description: 

The Visual Development camp is designed for students who are experienced in Digital Art and wish to learn the Visual Development process. The class will follow a curriculum derived from creative pipelines used at Animation and Game studios. This class will rely on peer review and students will be expected to give and receive feedback.

Refund Policy:

We are not offering refunds for new purchases. However, full credit towards future bookings or transfer to another camp/class will be offered for any cancellations made up to 24 hrs before the camp or class start. 

If camp or class is cancelled due to gathering restrictions or shelter in place order placed by state or county authorities, similar online camp/class will be held instead. Students can cancel their registration if online learning does not work for them, with the full credit towards future in person camp/class.

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Detailed schedule:

Day 1: Storytime

Visual Development relies on a coherent narrative to derive imagery from. Our first day will be dedicated to creating a story that we can visualize through small thumbnails and sketches. Topics discussed will include composition, color palettes, and how to build a story that works. Every student will be expected to create ten thumbnails.

Day 2: Characters

An interesting character is the center peace of any good story. On Day 2 we will create four characters relevant to the story. One Protagonist, one antagonist, and two auxiliary characters. We will discuss character style and how it is dictated by the story you wish to tell. A good character must be interesting and technically sound to carry the weight of the narrative as it progresses.

Day 3: Stuff

The unsung heroes of any good game or film are the assets that populate each scene. We will build asset libraries related to each story. Topics discussed will include how to create weapons, vehicles, and other items that can be used to make our world seem more real.

Day 4: Cutaways

Each student will create one interior and one exterior cutaway. Topics discussed will include perspective, proportions, and how to find references relevant to your designs. Cutaways help in setting a stage for the story to progress.

Day 5: Final Illustrations

On day five we will create Background Illustrations. These will be derived from the work done in previous classes. Students will choose one thumbnail and create high-resolution, colored illustrations.