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Intro to Concept Art

An essential 10 week course where you acquire expertise in all the steps required to create visually stunning concept art pieces

Teacher Artwork by Nicolas Gosselin

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Intro to Concept Art

Intro to Concept Art will be offered in a new format featuring both pre-recorded lessons and demos from your instructor as well as LIVE feedback sessions each week! 

Each pre-recorded lesson will be available one week before the live feedback session. You’ll be able to watch these at your own leisure and practice the skills and theory you learn from each video!  Then, once a week, you will join your instructor and up to 9 other students for live personalized feedback on your artwork.


Do you want to become a concept artist but aren’t sure where to start? Do you wish to learn the efficient processes and techniques used by concept artists to create breathtaking and visually stunning concept art pieces you see in your favourite video games and movies?


In this introductory course, you will practice your fundamentals, learn the basics of design, create strong references, draw various iterations and become highly comfortable with all the steps involved in the concept art creation process.

Through lectures, demonstrations, assignments, personalized feedback and correction, your instructor Nic Gosselin will increase your understanding of the concept art creation process while you take 1 concept to completion - from initial idea to final concept art piece.

Students will work and rework their concept through the 10 week course, adjusting and correcting at each step of the way so they can have thorough knowledge and understanding of the concept art creation process. The in class exercises and homework are designed to push the students and challenge creative thinking and problem solving abilities. You will acquire the skills required to expertly communicate your ideas through your sketches and express the desired mood with your concepts. You will also gain expertise in creating various sketches and variations of your design in multiple views in addition to learning the best ways to best present your concept art piece for maximum impact

By the end of this course, you will have received the tools, techniques and knowledge required to create your own stunning concept art pieces from scratch. You will have a brand new piece for your portfolio that you can be proud of as well as the ability and know how to create further amazing concept art.

  • Course Type Concept Art and Illustration Classes
  • Duration 10 weeks
  • Skill Level
    Level 2
    Level 2

    Second level classes are for students who have a good foundation in the basics of realistic drawing (such as perspective, proportion, shading and colour theory) and already know how to use Photoshop, but need more in-depth knowledge to create professional and complex artwork.

    This level is about expanding knowledge, strengthening skills, and transitioning to the world of concept art and illustration.

  • Language English

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Note: This class will be offered online only

Recorded Class Release Date  - Starts: Wednesday, March 29th and will be released once a week every Wednesday

Live Feedback Session - Section A) Starts: Wednesday, April 5th and is once a week from 5 PM to 6 PM, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT or UTC-4h) - English - Nicolas Gosselin

Live Feedback Session - Section B) Starts: Wednesday, April 5th and is once a week from 6 PM to 7 PM, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT or UTC-4h) - English - Nicolas Gosselin

Duration: 10 weeks

If you are not able to make it to the live class (due to time zone differences) not to worry; the live feedback sessions will also be recorded, so you’ll be able to see what critiques you were given at a later time!



Skill requirements 

To enroll in this course you should have: 

If you are unsure of your skill level, please contact [email protected] for additional guidance.


Language and age requirements

You should have at least intermediate level English to take this class. Please be advised that there could be artistic nudity in our classes. Students should be 14 years old to enroll.

Required Materials

Material List: 

  • 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).


Important note: 


Please note that the vast majority of our digital classes are taught using Adobe Photoshop and that this is also the recommended program for students to use. You may consult our FAQ for more information on other software which may be potentially used for class, however, please note that no technical assistance will be provided by instructors on the use of alternative painting software as they may not be familiar with the program.


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

*Please consult our Tech Requirements below for more precise computer specifications.


Tech Requirements for Attending Syn Studio Online Classes

Minimum Requirements

  • A strong uninterrupted broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE) connection with a minimum 600kbps bandwidth (up/down).
  • A Laptop/Desktop computer equipped with a single core processor (at least 1 GHZ processing speed) or a smartphone/tablet with equivalent processing capabilities
  • Good speakers/earphones to listen to the classes 
  • Browser - IE7+, Safari 5+, Firefox, Chrome 
  • Operating System - Windows XP, Mac OS 10.6, Linux distro based on 3.0 kernel, Android 5.0, iOS 10


Syn Studio Recommendations

  • 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.
  • Laptop/Desktop computer equipped with a dual core processor with at least 2 GHZ processing speed and a 4 GB 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.

Course Outline

*Please note that the following outline is subject to change slightly at the teacher's discretion.

Part 1

Gain expertise in design fundamentals and learn how to break down an image so you can study the value contrast and achieve the ideal colour balance. Understand the important role that research and reference play in the concept art process. Gain proficiency in effectively using research as way to gather inspiration while drawing.


Part 2

Become proficient in shape design and language so you can create multiple concepts with different personalities. Learn a powerful method of visual communication so you can effectively convey your ideas to your audience.


Part 3

Employ the iterative design process and all you’ve learned during the class to complete a final concept art project and portfolio piece you can be proud of!

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