Spring term classes begin on April 7th.

Syn Studio Fundamentals Bootcamp

Boost your fundamental art skills at a discounted rate with our structured Bootcamp program.

What is the Fundamentals Bootcamp?

The Fundamentals Bootcamp is an ideal way for students who are starting on their artistic journey to learn and develop their art fundamentals. The classes have been pre-selected and grouped for optimal progression so students can be introduced to key theory and practices that will build on each other from one term to the next.

 

In taking the Fundamentals Bootcamp parts I and II, you will build the skills required to create a portfolio that can be used to apply for our Online Concept Art Program.

Term curriculums and fees

The Fundamentals Bootcamp is grouped into the following two terms:

Fundamentals Bootcamp part II*

*If one of the above classes is not available in a given term, it may be substituted with another Level 2 class.


 

Each term of the Fundamentals Bootcamp also includes the following:

  • A discounted price on each class 
  • Access to an exclusive online resource library with digital books, reference images and brushpacks
  • Access the term’s featured webinar/Q&A with a renowned guest artist
  • A one-on-one portfolio review with a professional concept artist

 

It should be noted that students are required to have taken Foundations of Drawing (or have the equivalent experience) prior to enrolling in Fundamentals Bootcamp part I. To verify this, you will need to submit examples of your artwork once you have registered.

 

While we recommend following the classes in both parts I and II, if you have already developed sufficient skills in the topics covered in Fundamentals Bootcamp part I, you may choose to follow just Fundamentals Bootcamp part II on its own. In this case, you will also be required to submit examples of your artwork once you have registered. 

 

Prices:

Fundamentals Bootcamp part I: $1,125 USD (save up to $271!*)

Fundamentals Bootcamp part II: $1,205 USD (save up to $271!*)

Fundamentals Bootcamp part I & part II**: $2,299 USD (save up to $573!*)

 

*These savings are calculated based on regular class prices

 

**It should be noted that, if you are purchasing both parts I and II of the Fundamentals Bootcamp in one lump sum of $2,299 USD, then the terms must be taken consecutively. If you cannot enroll in two consecutive terms, then you can purchase parts I and II of the Fundamentals Bootcamp separately.

Where do I start?

Step 1

To sign-up for the Fundamentals Bootcamp (parts I, II or I & II), navigate to the Registration section of this page select the term of your choice and clicking on the "Register Now" buttons in the Registration section below.

Step 2

After completing your registration, we will send you a welcome email along with a request to share examples of your artwork with us.

Teacher Artwork by Eric Mannella

Just one or two terms can make a huge difference in your skill level and portfolio!

Required Materials And Tech Requirements

Summarized required materials for traditional classes

While you may view the full material lists for each of the classes featured in the Fundamentals Bootcamp on their respective class pages, you will find a summary of the required materials below:

Fundamentals Bootcamp Part 1

Required Materials

  • Kneadable eraser (any brand)
  • White eraser (any brand)
  • Mechanical eraser pen (Tombow recommended)
  • Pencil sharpener (Staedtler recommended, or any brand)
  • Sketching Pencils: 4H, HB, 4B  (any brand)
  • Colored Pencils: 1 white and 1 black (KOH-I-NOOR or Prismacolor recommended)
  • Sketchbook with removable pages,  9"x12" or 11"x14” (Fabriano recommended, or any brand)
  • White, matte bond paper pad, 18"x24"
  • Strathmore Bristol Vellum Paper Pad 11"X14" or similar
  • A drawing board (26” minimum)
  • 3-4 bull clips

 

Optional materials:

  • Canson Tracing Paper Pad, 11"x14”
  • Brown craft paper sheets, 18"x14"
  • A blending stump

 

Required materials for digital classes

  • A desktop computer or laptop with Photoshop installed*
  • A  graphic tablet with pressure sensitivity (from brands such as Wacom, Huion, or Xencelabs), OR a tablet-laptop hybrid (also with Photoshop installed) with pressure sensitivity (such as the Wacom Cintiq Companion or Microsoft Surface Pro).

 

*Please ensure that all of your hardware and software is functioning properly before the start of the term; there will not be any time to resolve technical issues in class.

 

Minimum Tech Requirements 

  • A strong uninterrupted broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE) connection with a minimum 1.5Mbps bandwidth (up/down). You can also connect to the internet directly using your ethernet cable to improve your experience.
  • A laptop/desktop computer equipped with a dual core processor with at least 2 GHZ processing speed and 4 GB of RAM
  • High-quality speakers/earphones to listen to the classes
  • Browser & Operating System - We recommend using the latest version of the browser and operating system for an optimal online classroom experience.
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Fundamentals Bootcamp Part 2

Required Materials

  • Kneadable eraser (any brand)
  • Pencil sharpener (any brand)
  • White eraser (any brand)
  • 18”x24” inch pad of white, drawing paper (Canson, Strathmore, or Fabriano recommended. NOT newsprint!)
  • Notebook or sketchbook for taking notes
  • 3 sheets of grey paper, 19”x25” inches, (Canson Mi-Teintes recommended in Steel Grey or Felt Grey colour)
  • Staedtler Mars Lumograph graphite pencils, 3 of each: 2B, HB. 1 of each: H, 2H, 4H 
  • Terracotta or Earth red Col-Erase pencil 
  • Derwent Drawing pencil in Chinese White
  • A drawing board (26” minimum)
  • 3-4 bull clips
  • Clear plastic ruler (30 cm/12 inches or longer)
  • Masking tape

 

Please note if the exact materials listed above cannot be acquired, similar brands and materials will suffice.

 

Required materials for digital classes

  • A desktop computer or laptop with Photoshop installed*
  • A  graphic tablet with pressure sensitivity (from brands such as Wacom, Huion, or Xencelabs), OR a tablet-laptop hybrid (also with Photoshop installed) with pressure sensitivity (such as the Wacom Cintiq Companion or Microsoft Surface Pro).

 

*Please ensure that all of your hardware and software is functioning properly before the start of the term; there will not be any time to resolve technical issues in class.

 

Minimum Tech Requirements 

  • A strong uninterrupted broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE) connection with a minimum 1.5Mbps bandwidth (up/down). You can also connect to the internet directly using your ethernet cable to improve your experience.
  • A laptop/desktop computer equipped with a dual core processor with at least 2 GHZ processing speed and 4 GB of RAM
  • High-quality speakers/earphones to listen to the classes
  • Browser & Operating System - We recommend using the latest version of the browser and operating system for an optimal online classroom experience.
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Registration

Spaces are limited and registration works on a first-come-first serve basis.

See 'Where Do I Start?' for more info.

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Questions and Assistance

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