5 Weeks | Concept Art

Next course starts 25 June 2018.

Learn more about the course below.

Learn to create art for the film, video game and animation industries.

Concept art can be defined as a form of illustration that is used to convey an idea before it is put into final production. It is not only used to design the objects, characters, vehicles and environments that feature in these productions, but the skills often extend into standalone illustration.

Techniques covered in this course are basic conceptualisation skills, perspective, drawing, anatomy and digital painting. A large portion of the course is devoted to working in Photoshop and mastering digital painting techniques, from the fundamentals such as basic form construction and texturing to more complex ideas like working with color and light. Students will use graphic tablets to do class exercises to build up a solid set of fundamentals and then apply these skills in exercises designing objects, characters and environments. Students are taught different workflows for completing concept art including drawing based workflows, designing with silhouettes, incorporating photo textures and overpainting.

This evening class is for the visually inclined. It is for anyone that would like to develop the visual awareness, imagination and technical skills to help them visualise and render ideas. It is for anyone that has marveled at digital art and now wants to take steps in creating their own.

What will I learn?

This short course is packed with theoretical and practical training that includes:

Getting the Foundations
Core Concepts
Advanced Techniques


What are the course requirements?

Adobe Photoshop

What are the course requirements?

In order to join this course it's essential that you have knowledge of, and experience with Adobe Photoshop.

How much does the course cost?

R6, 900.00

How much does the course cost?

Cost includes VAT and a 2GB Flashstick.

Friends of Design Full Time students will also receive a 30% discount.

Course Schedule

Next course:
25 June 2018

Course Schedule

25 June – 25 July 2018

Monday - Wednesday, 17h30 - 20h30

Any class falling on a public holiday will be carried over to be held the next available Thursday evening (to be arranged between the lecturer and class).

What do we receive at the end of the course?

Certificate of

What do we receive at the end of the course?

You will receive a Friends of Design Certificate of Completion showing the Apple and Adobe logos, as well as your details and the details of the course you completed.


Andrew Avvakoumides

Andrew is an experienced lecturer with a passion for excellence.

How it Works.

If you'd like to sign-up for this short course, simply fill in the details below, and we'll be in touch to arrange the rest.

6900 25/06/2018

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Testimonials from students and industry.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed this course. It has been such a significant experience for me because I have never been surrounded with so many people as excited about Concept Art as I am. I’d recommend this course to as many people as I can."

Kalynne Forster

Course attendee

"Most focused drawing/painting course I’ve been to, could feel myself improve. Loved it, you’re a brilliant lecturer."

Tessa Wessels

Course attendee

"Great start to begin concept art, really opened my eyes to how objects are created using different values of grey. 10/10. Would recommend to others."

Wesley du Preez

Friends of Design Full Time Student | Print & Web

"A++ for Andrew being the most enthusiastic teacher and knowing his stuff."

Kira Ihlein

Course attendee


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