July Workshops start next week, and there is still time to enrol! 

Below is also a summary of July, and August CGWorkshops. Learn or improve skills in a wide range of digital art subjects, including rigging, texturing, modeling, matte painting, VFX, and medical visualization. All workshops are personally mentored by some of the biggest names in the industry.

Houdini Pyro FX - Starts 6th July

Instructor
Ruben Mayor is currently an FX TD at Sony Pictures Imageworks Vancouver, working on the 2015 release: Pixels. He has also worked on Resident Evil, Retribution, Carrie, Pompeii, Dredd, Sinbad, Dr Who and Sherlock, to name just a few.

What you will learn
How to create state-of-the-art, high-impact pyrotechnic effects.
Houdini PyroFx in Film Production. Starts Monday, July 6.


Becoming a Better Artist - Starts 6th July


Instructor
Robert "Lunatique" Chang is an artist, writer/director, composer/songwriter, and photographer whose work has been featured in comic books, video games, animations, television commercials, feature films, music productions, and various publications. 

What you will learn
This is a highly popular and unique course. No matter what  area you specialize in as a visual artist, this course will teach you the most critical knowledge, techniques, and creative approaches that today's artists working in highly competitive industries must know.
Becoming a Better Artist CGWorkshop. Starts Monday, July 6.

Vex in Houdini - Starts 6th July

Instructor
Shawn Lipowski is a FX artist and has worked on more than 30 TV shows and feature films including Captain America: The First Avenger, Black Swan, Limitless, Speed Racer, Moonrise Kingdom and Noah.

What you will learn
How to code in Vex.
VEX In Houdini Programming CGWorkshop. Starts Monday, July 6.

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August Workshops

Concept Art: from 2D to 3D


Instructor
Art Director, Concept Artist, Illustrator, 3D Artist, CG Modeler and Texture Artist, Luca Nemolato works in many different areas of the entertainment industry. His career spans Film, TV, Video Games and Commercials. Some of the titles he has worked on include Pixels, Independence Day 2, The Conjuring, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Parts 1&2), Maleficent, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Falling Skies, Once Upon a Time, Supergirl and Game of War, to mention a few.

What you will learn
Luca brings his passion and vast experience to CGWorkshops. In his brand new 8 weekCGWorkshop, Concept Art: 2D to 3D, Luca will teach you how to approach the many different tasks you will encounter in the entertainment industry. He will personally mentor you in vital skills such as 2D digital painting and ZBrush sculpting. Luca will give you the different methods and strategies that will catapult your art to the next level!
Concept Art: from 2D to 3D. starts Monday, 3rd August.

Animating Creatures for Games - Starts 3rd Aug


Instructor
Kyle Kenworthy is an animator who has worked for clients like as Disney, Pixar, Sea World, Raytheon, and The Dallas Mavericks.

What you will learn
How to animate different creatures like a dog, spider and dinosaur.
Animating Creatures for Games. Starts Monday, 3rd August.


Absolute Beginners - Starts 3rd August


Instructor
Anne Pogoda's works in the Television and gaming industry. Her clients include ImagineFX, Phoenix Film, Teamworxx, FremantleMedia, Grundy UFA, UFA Film & TV GmBH, RTL Group, Pro 7, Ronin Film, and Kinesthetic Games.

What you will learn
Foundations of digital drawing, painting, and the basics for drawing human and animal figures.

Monster Character Painting - Starts 3rd Aug


Instructor
Don Seegmiller is a highly popular CGWorkshop instructor who also teaches senior-level illustration, traditional head painting, figure drawing and digital painting for the Department of Visual Design at Brigham Young University. 

What you will learn
How to paint monsters in Photoshop CS5 and Painter 12.
Monster Character Painting 2D CGWorkshop. Starts Monday, 3rd August


Animal Skin & Scales in Mari - starts 3rd Aug


Instructor
Alwyn Hunt is an awesome texture artist who has worked on Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Watchmen, The Wolfman, Alice in Wonderland, John Carter, Superman: Man of Steel, Ironman 3 and The Hobbit. 

What you will learn
By the end of the workshop, you'll have a fully textured, rendered model for your portfolio and really know your way around Mari.
Animal Skin & Scales in Mari CGWorkshop. Starts Monday, 3rd August.