Defined as a neurological condition, it means "joined perception", whereby the senses literally merge. This is the fascinating concept behind an exciting new Montreal art studio, aimed at lovers of video games, cartoons and graphic novels, and open to anyone interested in learning the latest computer technology applied to art, as well as in honing their specific talent. The studio is staffed with a diverse and colourful group of teachers, all artists themselves, creating a particularly stimulating atmosphere. Montreal is third in the world (!) when it comes to video production, after Tokyo and L.A., and has produced some of the most talented special effects artists. The courses are for both beginners, and industry professionals, and that interaction adds another stimulating element to the workshops. The vision of Syn Studio art school is to develop a fulltime programme aimed at creating concept artists for the entertainment industry. Stressing a culture of excellence, it has on board some very talented people, each bringing their own unique talent to the table. Artist-teachers such as illustrator Charles Vinh, versatile painter Heidi Taillefer, cartoonist André Pijet and game art designer Meinert Hansen, are but some of the many who have joined the school.
The studio is closely connected with the entertainment industry, and some of its teachers are currently working on Batman: Arkham Origins (Meinert Hansen) for Warner Brothers Games, Splinter Cell Conviction for Ubisoft (Vlad Dergachov) and X-Men: Days of Future Past for Marvel (Geof Isherwood). These are some of the biggest titles in production right now in Montreal or anywhere.
The motto of the studio is: Great artists are not born, they are made! Its courses range from Drawing from Life, through Digital Painting and Advanced Anatomy, to Storytelling through Comics, Character & Creature Design, and 3D Game Environments. With a curriculum enhanced by recent research in both computer design and brain chemistry, Syn Studio offers a unique opportunity to try your hand, and mind, at the brave new world of artistic creation.
Syn Studio, 94 Ste-Catherine Est, #7, 514.998.7625
http://synstudio.ca/(lien externe)

 
Student artwork by Dave Fraser
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Student artwork by Neeraj Patel
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Teacher artwork by Charles Vinh
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Teacher artwork by Heidi Taillefer
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Teacher artwork by Meinert Hansen
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