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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mini Semester Winter Classes, Jan-Feb 2010

KARL GNASS CLASSES are held at AAI, American Animation Institute,
1105 North Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505.

"The right stuff / The right price"

JANUARY 4 to FEBRUARY 11 (6 weeks)

Please note: Some of the classes listed below are special *classes given only once a year during this Winter "mini-semester". The usual Thursday night Life Drawing class will be held on Monday night. The Friday class: 'Drawing From Top to Bottom' will resume in the Spring Class Schedule.

Registration has started!
so call AAI: 818-845-7000 and ask for Lynn!
Payments for all courses are due by December 30 to keep your reserved seat!


6 Mondays, JANUARY 4 - FEBRUARY 8, 9:30am - 4pm. Fee: $150

This course deals with the fundamentals and development of head and figure painting. Attention will be given to anatomy, structure and form followed with emphasis on character, mood and action. We will examine and explore different theories of color, the value scale, direct and indirect light and procedures used by various artists throughout history. There will be a running dialogue about composition and it's importance. Finally, a look at personal approach, established norms and limitations.

*Special Once a Year
5 Fridays, JANUARY 8 - FEBRUARY 5, 9:30am - 4pm. Fee: $125

Starting with a base of strong figure drawing concepts we will zero in on the development process, exploring expression, action and storytelling to create strong, viable, portfolio-ready characters.


6 Monday nights, JANUARY 4 - FEBRUARY 8, 7 - 10pm. Fee: $90

A basic foundation figure drawing class. Emphasis on fundamentals of observing, interpreting and describing form. Procedures used in quick sketch, construction and fundamentals of volume and structure. The goal is to develop the ability to draw with skill and imagination.

*Special Once a Year
12 evenings, Wednesdays and Thursdays, JANUARY 6 - FEBRUARY 11, 7 - 10pm. Fee: $180

We will take the confusion out of drapery by covering the important basic folds and how they relate to non-active folds and wrinkles. We will also explore the expressive qualities of drapery, drapery as costume, and costume a character.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Two Figure Gladiator Comp UPDATE

With one Amazon down:

It’s Male Against Female :)
Spartan vs. Amazon –
A Battle of the Sexes!

December 19, 10:00am-3:30pm

A two figure composition class concentrating on action hero and combat action poses. Working with two figures gives us a chance to visually express story and explore the values of composition.

To get a quick view & complete details,
please click the link below and then
click 'Current Seminar'.

Check for the special Winter Semester classes for January-February (6 weeks)