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Pixel art

Make games beautiful

Learn to draw and animate two-dimensional sprites with visual effects. 2D artists produce coherent artwork for games.

Progressive curriculum

Learn the basics as you create simple pixel art

  • Navigate a graphics editor
  • Understand color theory
  • Create color palettes
  • Create complementary color schemes
  • Design with limited colors and resolution

Learn best practices as you create more detailed artwork for game characters

  • Understand color psychology and shape language
  • Create sprites with shading and highlights
  • Reinforce characters’ intentions with strong design choices
  • Design with a consistent aesthetic

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

  • Understand keyframes and animation cycling
  • Make believable motion with realistic body mechanics
  • Add visual effects to enhance the atmosphere
  • Develop a narrative

Student-centered instruction

Multimedia tutorials with self-paced progression

Challenging exercises to solidify and evaluate understanding

Individual, small group and large team projects spanning sessions or even seasons

One on one help

User-friendly tools


Piskel

Software

Simple graphics editor with many of the features of industry-standard Photoshop

2 ways to take this course


Commute

Ages 9–19

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

Overnight

Ages 9–19

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

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