We are proud to say we just wrapped up our first 10-week Stylized Concept Art class with Beck Hallstedt. As we started building Chimirus almost 2 years ago, having a concept class was one of our goals. We wanted to offer training that was new, relevant and just plain different. Now, we have a very special class that resonated with the community for several reasons…

This is our first long-format class that sold out.

We had a student drive to/from class each week from Wisconsin ! (That’s crazy dedication!)

This is the very first live Concept Art class of its kind in the Midwest.

The students loved it and really improved their skills—fast, creating amazing work for their portfolio.

Over the 10 weeks, Beck covered content on developing concept art—from history and examples to digital painting, texturing and world-building. They presented live demos, paint-overs, lectures and critiques to really hone their skills and polish their work.

After all of that hard work, we had to celebrate! We brought in champagne and Molly’s cupcakes (our favorite!) We discussed our work, feedback on the class and even our pets—lot’s of cats, a three-legged turtle and dogs! It was a truly special moment for us, and it was so awesome to have such great students. A special thank you to Beck Hallstedt, our mega-talented instructor, our incredibly dedicated and talented students, and our friends Linas Jodwalis and Paul Klinke at Almost Gold for making our first class a success and a wonderful experience!