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Student Artwork by Krist Miha

 
If days of the week or names appear to you in colour, or listening to music produces images, you may have synesthesia.

Defined as a neurological condition, it means "joined perception", whereby the senses literally merge. This is the fascinating concept behind Syn Studio Art School in Montreal(lien externe), 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 its teachers have worked on some of the biggest titles produced in the last decade such as X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse (Christian de Massy), Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed Unity (Remko Troost) and For Honor (Jeong H.Shin), among others.

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, 460 Ste-Catherine Ouest, #508, 514.998.7625
http://synstudio.ca/(lien externe)

 
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Teacher Artwork by Remko Troost

 
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Teacher Artwork by Pierre Raveneau

 
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Student Artwork by Jarrard Lee

 
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Student Artwork by Giuseppe di Stasio