Arts

Art Careers Seminar with Chris Chien - How to Become a Professional Artist

In this 2-day workshop, you will learn about the world's best art schools, and how you can prepare to work in the entertainment industry as a concept artist on video games, movies and TV shows!
Chris Chien
557 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 32 learners
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Class

40 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 2 weeks

11-16

year olds

3-18

learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Chris Chien is a professional theme park designer who has spent the last 10 years contributing to projects such as Universal Studios, Sesame Street Land, SeaWorld, Kennedy Space Center, Ferrari World and many more. As a professional concept designer and illustrator, he has created designs for many theme parks all around the world!

Chris primarily works in Photoshop, but his background in traditional mediums such as charcoal, watercolor and oil painting help gives his digital art an authentically “hand-painted” look. In addition, Chris often uses 3D software such as SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Planet Coaster to create immersive worlds.

In 2010, Chris graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelors in Industrial Design and a minor in Theater. During his time in college, Chris designed and built many award-winning Carnival Booths, which sparked his interest in themed entertainment. Afterward graduating from Carnegie Mellon, he moved to Los Angeles to study at the prestigious Concept Design Academy, studying under Hollywood’s finest professionals from Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, Lucasfilms, Marvel, and Blizzard.
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Chris’ passion for themed entertainment and storytelling comes from exploring different countries. With his desire to learn and explore, he backpacked around the world, visiting the continents of Europe, Asia and South America - seeing castles, jungles, and temples in their natural context.  Chris’ mission in themed entertainment not just to entertain, but to also provide education and inspiration to people around the globe.
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Skills:
​• 10 years of concept art and design experience
​• 8 years of professional teaching experience (art classes for children, teens and adults)
• Experienced in theme park design, concept art for games and movies, showset design, fabrication, and scenic painting
Students will have worksheets and reflection questions that they can use to further research and study art career paths. 
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.

Teacher

Chris Chien
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
🚀 Artistic Skills Development Coach
557 total reviews
411 completed classes

About Me

Hi I'm Mr. Chris. I'm a theme park designer and professional concept artist who has worked for companies such as Disney, Universal and SeaWorld. I studied Industrial Design at Carnegie Mellon University and Art Center College of Design. 

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