Sunday, September 25, 2005

Character Design Class at my studio

I just would like to put a feeler out there to see if there would be any interest in an 8 week character design class taught by me out of my home studio in Simi Valley, Ca. Space would be limited to only 6 students. Mainly because I would want to be able to have alot more one on one time. The class would cost $4oo for the 8 weeks and I would hold it on a weeknight from 7pm-10pm. Please post your comment on this if this would be of interest to you.
Thanks
Silver

32 comments:

JOSE LOPEZ said...

This is great Stephen!! To anyone considering a serious carrer as a Character Designer should really take advantage of this opportunity. Wish you all the luck my friend!!!!

donnachada said...

Hey Stephen, thanks so much for the class today. Great to meet you and see how you work. It's always great to see how someone approaches ideas and puts them down on paper. So for now, thanks a lot.
Great class. I hope your future classes have a great turn out. It's well worth it.

pl said...

I would be interested in taking your class!
However, are you planning on conducting another course after this one? If so, I would prefer the next one (or "semester")just because I'm a little busy with other studies right now (until end of October). But if not, I will still be interested though.

Justin Rodrigues said...

Stephen that sounds great i would really be interested in that class! I was there for one of your lectures at the Animation Academy and it changed my entire outlook on the way i approach drawing, i can only imagine how a class like this might benefit me. Keep us posted on your decision.
Thanks
Justin Rodrigues

Cedric said...

I'd sign up in a heart beat...except I live in Minnesota. Congratulations to whomever the six lucky people are.

stephen Silver said...

Yes, this would be an ongoing course. That way anyone who can't make one would be able to sign up for the next.

REE said...

Silver,
I was in your class at the AA a couple years back. I'm that black dude with the dreads that shares the same bitter taste about Klasky design as you do. :)You also gave me good advice on my first gig with Disney too. I wanna attend...Simi Valley's a little stretch for me tho at that time. I stay in Culver City near Sony. Any possiblity of the weekend? A Sunday afternoon maybe? Regardless,...I'd like a spot. I'm trying to refine and define my personal style while still remain completely versatile. Check my blog out when you get a moment and e-mail or comment to let me know what's good. Peace.

Kirk said...

Hey Stephen. I was at your lecture at Mike's school and I am definitely interested in attending your class. Please e-mail me some information if you can and what your planning. Thanks!!

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Jeff Z said...

Dang it, there's just no way I can make it out to Simi by 7pm on a weeknight, or I'd be all over it. Make it a Saturday and I'm SO there. :)

Alex "Toon" Deligiannis said...

Definitely interested, absolutely. So would this be 8 sessions in the 8 weeks Stephen? Or would we meet more than once a week?

stephen Silver said...

Alex, it would be 8 sessions in eight weeks. And REE I work in culver city too. we could make it 7.30-10:30
Unfortunatly, I would not be able to make it on a weekend. I need to cut the grass.

rini said...

i wish it's in san fran

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Paul Burrows said...

I would be extremely interested; I live in Thousand Oaks, so it would be really easy for me to get there. I got portfolio feedback from you the last two Comic-Cons and have been studying your Sketches by Silver and your Blog. Really inspiring! Please let me know when and where and I will open my schedule to be there.

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Vanoni! said...

Super interested, Stephen.
And I'm just a hop and skip from you, too.
I have to say though, the classes I've taken at the union (AAI) for the past 5 years have been twelve weeks for less money. I guess I've been spoiled :)

I'll have to cut grass to make ends meet.
Wanna free up your weekends?

– Corbett

geenpool said...

sigh...i wish. I'm up in Seattle. Have you ever considered doing some type of web class, a'la Animation Mentor? That could be really cool. I'd be all over that like a anvil to a cartoon character's head.

stephen Silver said...

would'nt have the faintest Idea how to do it through the web. but I may put out a dvd.

Daniel Chappelle said...

I have your book and dig your style. The class thing is great, good luck - I hope it works. I am on east coast, so unless I get some time off... Well how about a DVD?
Or even an audio of the lectures.
What Justin R. said leaves me wanting a listen in on your class!
"your lectures at the Animation Academy and it changed my entire outlook on the way i approach drawing"
I'd buy a lecture download for $. The DVD is a lot of work, but the audio thing is worth a try?
Cheerio!
dan

Drew said...

i know that keith lango does an online video tutorial service. i think he has a good time and the classes are awesome. it might be a good idea for what you're talking about. i'm in colorado, so i would definitely be interested. sony is lucky to have you.

Edward said...

I would definately be interested. Is there any chance of a weekend class though.

SteveLambe said...

Please put me down for a copy of the dvd when it's released.

stephen Silver said...

Unfortunatly there would be no way I could do it on a weekend. Unless I did a one day drawing seminar. Anyway, It seems that there has been a great response. I am looking to start the first semester in January 2006 on wednesday nights. For you guys that can do this please e-mail your name and addresses to me at silvertoons@yahoo.com.

Thanks

Smook said...

Can't attend the classes, but I'm with Steve on this one.....sign me up for the DVD!

Frank M Hansen said...

Very interested. I took your one class in Sherman Oaks a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it.
Great Idea.

Ari Sprague said...

Oh, oh. I live up the street in Moorpark, and I'd absolutely love to take classes from you. I'm in Woodbury Univeristy right now in Burbank, and am more interested in broadening my character design.
My email is morpheus34[AT]juno.com, and if you need adresses or phone numbers I can give them to you via that.

jhand said...

I am interested in taking a class with you, when do you think that it would start up?

stephen Silver said...

It is starting in January, please e-mail me your address. Silvertoons@yahoo.com

Ceps! said...

can it be in indonesia?? sigh*

mh said...

hello stephen!

looks like i missed the boat...i'm definitely interested in signing up for the next one. when does it start? pls. keep us posted. love your work!!!!!

stephen Silver said...

Just e-mail me @ silvertoons@yahoo.com and I will get in touch with you.

thanks