-RESOURCES-

 

CONVENTIONS:

 

Alternative Press Expo (APE)- San Jose Convention Center. San Jose, CA. October 8-9, 2016.

 

CTN Animation Expo- Burbank Airport Marriott. Burbank, CA. November 20-22, 2015.  $55-$250.

 

Dragon Con- Hyatt, Marriot, Hilton, Westin, and Sheraton Atlanta. Atlanta, GA.  September 2-5, 2016. $90.

 

Emerald City Con- Washington State Convention Center. Seattle WA. April 7-10, 2016. $20-$95.

 

GenCon- Indiana Convention Center. Indianapolis, IN. August 4-7, 2016.

 

IlluxCon- Googleworks. Reading, PA. October 2016.

 

LA Art Show- LA Convention Center. Los Angeles, CA. January 27-31, 2016. $15-$250.

 

Long Beach Comic Expo- Long Beach Convention Center. Long Beach, CA. February 20-21. $25-50.

 

Monsterpalooza- Pasadena Convention Center. Pasadena, CA. April 22-24, 2016. $30-$70.

 

New York Comic Con- Javits Center. New York, NY. October 6-9, 2016.

 

San Diego Comic Con- San Diego Convention Center. San Diego, CA. July 21-24, 2016. $35-$220.

 

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live (SFAL)- Academy of Art University. San Francisco, CA. October 28-30, 2016. $20-$40.

 

WonderCon- LA Convention Center. Los Angeles, CA. March 25-27, 2016.  $16-$55.

 

 

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES:

 

Schoolism (www.schoolism.com) - online, and events around the world.

Bobby Chiu, Kei Acedera, Dice Tsutsumi, Robert Kondo, Nathan Fowkes.
 

Marshall Vandruff Seminars (www.marshallart.com) - LA and OC
Composition, Anatomy, Storytelling, Perspective, Drapery, the Old Masters, etc.
 

IMC/ SmArt School (www.smartschool.com) - Amherst, MA/ Online

Rebecca Guay, Greg Manchess, Donato Giancola, Dan dos Santos, Scott Fischer, Irene Gallo,
Boris Vallejo, Julie Bell, and guests like Mike Mignola, Iain McCaig, Brom.

 

TLC Workshops (www.tlcworkshops.com)- Seattle, WA

Greg Manchess, Dan dos Santos, Terryl Whitlatch, Karla Ortiz, Allen Williams.

 

LAAFA (www.laafa.org)- Van Nuys, CA

Rey Bustos, Sean Cheetham, Ignat Ignatov, Ron Lemen, Ramon Hurtado.

 

Concept Design Academy (www.conceptdesignacad.storenvy.com)- Pasadena, CA

Kevin Chen, Peter Han, Robert Kondo, Louie del Carmen, Ryan Lang.

 

Gnomon (www.gnomon.edu)- Los Angeles / Online/ DVDs

Craig Elliot, Ron Lemen, Iain McCaig, Gary Meyer.

 

New Masters Academy (www.newmastersacademy.com)- online

Steve Huston, Glen Vilppu, Bill Perkins, Joe Weatherly.

 

Watts Atelier (www.wattsatelier.com)- Encinitas, CA / online

Jeff Watts, Erik Gist, Meadow Gist, Lucas Graciano.

 

Bethany Applied Arts (www.bcappliedarts.com)- Online (formerly TAD)
John English, Jon Foster, Sterling Hundley, George Pratt.

 

Ctrl Paint (www.ctrlpaint.com)- online digital painting and concept art tutorials.

 

Gumroad (www.gumroad.com)- various online tutorials, brush sets, etc. by artists like James Gurney, ShiYoon Kim, etc.

 

 

LIFE DRAWING/ DRAWING VENUES:

 

Center Stage Gallery (www.centerstagegallery.com)- Pasadena, CA- $10, Wednesday nights, 7pm-10pm.

 

The Drawing Club (www.thedrawingclub.com)- Alhambra, CA- $20,  Thursday nights, 7pm-10-pm.
Bob Kato’s costumed life drawing sessions held at Gallery Nucleus.

 

Gallery Girls (www.gallerygirls.org)- Los Angeles, CA – Suggested $10 donation, Monday nights, 6:30pm-8:30pm.

 

Drink and Draw- various events around town, usually free.

 

Otis life drawing sessions- free!

 

Dr. Sketchy’s LA (www.drsketchy.com/branch/LosAngeles)- $12-$15, roughly 2 hour sessions, locations and dates variable.

 

LCAD Life Drawing sessions (www.lcad.edu/figure-drawing-workshops-2)- $15, Saturdays 1pm-6pm.
Laguna College of Art & Design.

 

National History Museum (www.nhm.org)- $12, Great for animal anatomy and nature-inspired drawing.

 

Huntington Library and Gardens (www.huntington.org) - $23-$25, first Thursday of every month is free!
Great for plein air, landscape sketching, and master copies.

 

LA, Santa Ana, San Diego zoos- $20, $10, and $48 respectively.

 

FIDM Costume Exhibits (www.fidmmuseum.org)- free! Fantastic costume design reference and inspiration.

 

Norton Simon Museum (www.nortonsimon.org)- $12. Wonderful collection for master copies, beautiful garden for landscape sketching.

 

LACMA, The Getty and Getty Villa, etc.