Under 18s Can Discover Their Talents at Gnomon’s High School Camp

Posted June 9th, 2017 by Jim Thacker — Category: Education — 0 Comments

If you're a student in grades 10-12, Gnomon's one-week High School Summer Camp is for you.

If you're a student in grades 10-12, Gnomon's one-week High School Summer Camp is for you.

Gnomon's one-week courses give students aged 15-18 a head start when applying to art school or jobs. Find out what you could learn at this year's Summer Camp

The one-week courses give you the chance to learn the skills you need to get a job at companies like Pixar or Blizzard Entertainment – or to get into art school.

They're taught in the same way as if you were studying at Gnomon full-time: in small, friendly groups in the school's state-of-the-art classrooms at its campus in Hollywood's Television Center Building.

But unlike Gnomon's full-time courses, you don't need to be an experienced artist before you can enroll: in fact, you don't need a portfolio, or any experience with CG software at all!

Rhiannon Remo created this minotaur character after being taught how to use digital sculpting software ZBrush at last year's High School Summer Camp.

There isn't any homework assigned during the course, but you can expect to work hard from 9am to 5pm each day – and even in a week, you can learn a lot.

To see what you can achieve, check out the model above of a minotaur, created by Rhiannon Remo after being taught how to use digital sculpting software ZBrush at last year's Summer Camp. You can see more of Rhiannon's art in her online gallery.

Each of the course instructors is an experienced professional artist: Louie Tucci, who taught Rhiannon on the Digital Sculpting course – and who will be teaching it again this year – used to be Brand Manager at Pixologic, the company that makes ZBrush.

“The course is designed to give you a complete overview of the workflows used [in the games and visual effects] industry,” says Louie. “Typically, my students complete the workload of a ten-week course in five days. That may sound complex, but we've seen some incredible results over the past few camps.”

Other courses cover Digital Painting, taught by games artist Sing Ji; an introduction to 3D Animation, Games and Visual Effects, taught by VFX artist Stephen McClure; and Drawing for the Entertainment Industry, taught by fine artist April Connors.

See all the courses you can take at this year's High School Summer Camp

At the end of each day, you will also get to meet different guest speakers, who can tell you what it's like to work in the movie, games and animation industries.

“If you're a young artist, courses like this give you a chance to talk to people who work in art professionally, and see all the different career possibilities,” says April. “And when the time comes to apply to art school, they give you an idea of how to improve your skills while you're working on your portfolio on your own.

“For me, Gnomon's High School Summer Camps give students an opportunity to come up to the 'big leagues',” adds Louie. "Once you've seen what is possible in digital art, you can never un-see it again."

This year's High School Summer Camp begins on Monday 19 June 2017, and there is a second set of courses the following week. If you want to find out more, the links at the foot of this story should tell you everything you need to know.

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