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Graphic art

Make games beautiful

Learn to model game assets. Game artists produce coherent artwork to complement a game’s mood and style.

Progressive curriculum

Learn the basics as you animate pixel art of your own imagination

  • Navigate a graphics editor
  • Create sprites
  • Animate using keyframes
  • Cycle animations

Learn to use color and shape intentionally as you create sprites for game characters

  • Create complementary color schemes
  • Create sprites with shading and highlights
  • Design with limited colors and resolution
  • Design with a consistent aesthetic

Learn to use motion and effects intentionally as you construct increasingly complex game worlds

  • Make believable motion with realistic body mechanics
  • Add visual effects to enhance the atmosphere
  • Develop a narrative
  • Skin a user interface
  • Give and take constructive criticism

Learn to develop full games with a team as you focus on visual assets

  • Conduct research
  • Create game ready art and animation
  • Practice project management
  • Learn best practices
  • Perform quality assurance testing

4 lessons per level & 4 students max

Every session includes 4 lessons with a live instructor. Lesson duration is determined by the number of students: 1 hour for 1 student, plus 20 minutes for each additional student, up to 2 hours for 4 students.

Homework is assigned to solidify understanding, and individual help is provided outside class to complete assignments and progress to the next level.

User-friendly tools


Piskel

Software

A simple graphics editor with many of the features of industry-standard Photoshop.

4 ways to take this course


Commute

Ages 10–18

Visit one of our resorts this summer for hands-on lessons, studio practice and social activities.

Overnight

Ages 10–18

Stay at one of our resorts this summer for hands-on lessons, studio practice and social activities.

Remote

Ages 10–18

Go online year-round for hands-on lessons and social activities.

One on one

Ages 10–18

Go online year-round for hands-on lessons and social activities.

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