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Madrid Academy Of Art

Junior Summer Bootcamp: Character Design & Animation – From 1 to 4 weeks

✅ Monthly Price: € 495 monthly

✅ Starting Date: Summer (Jul, Aug)

✅ Program Duration: From 1 to 4 weeks

✅ Total Hours: 40h

✅ Schedule: Monday to Friday 12PM – 2:00 PM (July and August)

✅ Weekly Hours: 10h

✅ Language: English, Spanish

✅ Art Discipline: Digital Drawing, Digital Painting, Digital Sculpture

✅ Daily Live Model Session: No

✅ Weekly Live Model Hours: h

Starting Date: Any Monday in July or August.

Join our dynamic Character Design program tailored specifically for teenagers! This exciting camp is designed for students from 12 to 17 years old, who are passionate about drawing, digital painting, character creation, and animation. This immersive course is designed to help young artists develop their character creation skills using the latest digital tools. Throughout the program, students will:

  • Explore Anatomy and Expressions: Understand the fundamentals of human and animal anatomy to create realistic and imaginative characters.
  • Learn Dynamic Posing: Master the art of posing characters to convey movement and emotion.
  • Develop Unique Characters: From initial concept to final design, students will create their own original characters, learning about personality development, costume design, and storytelling.
  • Enhance Digital Art Skills: Using Procreate and Clip Studio, students will gain proficiency in digital drawing techniques, layer management, and coloring.

 

  • Introduction to Character Design
    • Overview of character design principles
    • Understanding the importance of characters in storytelling
  • Anatomy and Proportions
    • Basics of human and animal anatomy
    • Proportions and their impact on character believability
    • Practical exercises in drawing anatomical structures
  • Expressions and Emotions
    • Techniques for drawing facial expressions
    • Conveying emotions through body language
    • Assignments on creating expression sheets for characters
  • Dynamic Posing
    • Basics of dynamic posing and gesture drawing
    • Creating movement and action in static images
    • Exercises in drawing characters in various poses
  • Developing Unique Characters
    • Brainstorming and concept development
    • Creating character backstories and personalities
    • Designing costumes and accessories
    • Assignment: Develop an original character from concept to final design
  • Digital Art Techniques
    • Introduction to Procreate and Clip Studio
    • Digital drawing and painting techniques
    • Layer management and coloring methods
    • Practical exercises on using digital tools effectively
  • Style Exploration
    • Understanding different art styles
    • Finding and developing your unique style
    • Exercises to experiment with various styles and techniques
  • Inventive Design Challenges
    • Creative exercises to push imagination and innovation
    • Designing fantastical and otherworldly characters
    • Assignment: Create a series of characters based on imaginative prompts
  • Final Project
    • Comprehensive character design project
    • Incorporating all learned techniques and concepts
    • Presentation and critique sessions to showcase work

General Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Summer (July and August): Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Program Schedules:

  • Full-Time Program:
    • Monday to Friday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    • Summer (July and August): 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Monday to Friday)
  • Part-Time Program:
    • Morning Schedule: Monday to Friday: 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
    • Afternoon Schedule: Monday to Friday: 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM (with a lunch break from 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM)
    • Summer (July and August): 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Monday to Friday)
  • Amateur and Other Programs:
    • Flexible schedule based on your chosen hours.

Special Events:

    • Winter Trimester: No local holidays.
    • Spring Trimester: May 1st (Labour Day), May 2nd (Community Festival of Madrid).
    • Summer Trimester (July and August): No local holidays.
    • Fall Trimester: November 1st (All Saints’ Day), December 6th (Constitution Day) or December 8th (Immaculate Conception)​.

Flexibility and Recommendations:

  • We are generally quite flexible when it comes to making changes to your schedule, as long as it’s possible. Sometimes, due to limited spots, changes may not be feasible.
  • If you need to make changes to your program, please let us know at least one week in advance. The more notice you give, the better the chances we can accommodate your request, although this will greatly depend on the specific situation.

 

  • Device: Bring either a laptop with Clip Studio installed or an iPad with Procreate installed.
  • Digital Pen: A digital drawing pen is required for sketching and designing.
  • Sketchbook and Pencil: Ideally, bring an A4 sketchbook, a pencil, and an eraser for traditional drawing exercises.

Classrooms and Study Spaces

  • Classroom: Main room for classes.
  • Study Room: Dedicated space for individual and group study.
  • Library 📚: For book consultations (books cannot be taken home).

Cafeteria

  • Coffee and Tea ☕🍵: Available for self-service.
  • Microwave: For heating food.
  • Tables: For eating.
  • Free Fruit 🍎: Usually apples or other fruit available.

Common Areas

  • Rest Areas: Sofas for relaxing inside the school.
  • Terrace 🌞: Outdoor area with benches, often used for smoking and socializing.

Storage

  • Lockers 🔒: Each student can have a locker, with the option to use a small padlock.
  • Storage Units: For leaving artwork, boards, and paintings.
  • Coat Racks 🧥: Available throughout the school.

Facilities

  • Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi for students.
  • Security: Surveillance cameras in different areas.

Opening Hours

  • Regular Hours:
    • Monday to Friday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Summer Hours (July and August):
    • Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Nearby Stations:

  • Fuente de la Mora: Train, light rail, and metro.
  • Pinar de Chamartín: Metro station.
  • Bus Access: Various bus lines connect from Plaza Castilla.

Parking:

  • Unregulated Parking: Free street parking available around the school.
  • Paid Parking Lots: Two paid parking lots within walking distance.
  • School Garage: Limited spots available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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✅ Split Payment Available

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