Tuesday Art Lab Spring 2024

Tuesday Art Lab Spring 2024

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Exploring Video Game Art + The Skateboarding Culture

Dive into the synergy of video game development and street art culture in this unique class. From crafting video game concept art to analyzing city landscapes in popular games, students will explore the blend of real-life skate culture and its aesthetics. Utilizing Procreate, students will learn how to create really amazing backgrounds for concept art. Students will also sketch their own realms, drawing inspiration from Brooklyn's street art. This class also offers a deep dive into the diverse forms of local street art, from graffiti to sidewalk art. NOTE: this is not a skateboarding class, we will be observing the skateboard culture and street art with field trips.

Class Objectives:

  1. Video Game Concept: Concept art is the initial spark for crafting exciting new worlds within video games. Students will learn to use Procreate, a powerful digital art tool, to bring their unique visions to life.
  2. Study Game Worlds: We'll dissect how characters navigate the dynamic city environments in popular games like the Tony Hawk Pro Skate series and Jet Set Radio, discovering the unique blend of real-life skate culture and fantastical elements that define these digital worlds.
  3. Create Worlds and Characters: Students will be adept at imagining and sketching their own captivating realms and narratives. They will craft unique characters and develop skills to conceptualize exciting new video game worlds.
  4. Analyze Skateboarding Aesthetics: Understanding the aesthetics of skateboarder-frequented areas is crucial. Students will learn about the 'why' and 'where' of skateboarding hotspots and the character design and positions needed to execute gravity-defying tricks.
  5. Find Creative Inspiration: Students will draw inspiration from the captivating street art in Brooklyn, which boasts some of the most beautiful works of public art. We'll use the community's artistic expressions as a springboard for our own creations.
  6. Discover Street Art Culture: Our journey begins with an exploration of street art's rich culture, unique style, and intricate techniques. We'll break down stereotypes and gain a deep appreciation for this incredible art form that's often misunderstood.
  7. Explore Local Street Art Forms: We'll delve into the history and creators of street art while taking the time to explore various forms such as graffiti, sidewalk art, and poster art, all of which can be found right in our own neighborhood.

Class Stats:
Digital (Device Time): 65%
Analog (Hands on + outdoor time): 35%
Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Type of Device Provided: iPad
Application: Procreate

Educator: Air Hoover
Tuesdays: 3-5:30pm, late stay available till 6pm
Dates: 1/30 – 6/11
No Classes: 2/20, 4/23
Ages: 8+
Available Seats: 8

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