Welcome to The Gnomon Workshop, the industry leader in professional training for artists in the entertainment industry. Founded by Alex Alvarez in 2000, The Gnomon Workshop was launched as a means to share professional techniques with artists who could not attend the hands-on courses offered at the Gnomon School in Hollywood, California. Over the past fourteen years, the Gnomon Workshop library has expanded to offer training by over 125 professional instructors on a diverse range of tools, software and media including design, drawing, sculpture, painting, modeling, texturing, animation, effects and compositing.
Gnomon’s mission has always been to provide the highest caliber training that both educates and inspires, in order to help artists achieve their personal goals. Whether your interests are digital matte painting, character modeling, digital sets, vehicle design, visual effects or maquette sculpture, our library of training helps artists learn from the experience of others in order to save time and improve skills. Our customers range from high-school students who are just discovering the career opportunities that lie ahead of them, to seasoned professionals with decades of experience.
Located in the heart of Hollywood, Gnomon has become a hub for many of the industry’s top talents who come together to help train their peers and the next generation of artists. The Gnomon School and The Gnomon Workshop facilities comprise of 30,000 square feet of classrooms, studios, lounges, labs, offices and production space. With over 450 students and 80 instructors every term at the School, no other training provider is as immersed in the industry and it’s education as The Gnomon Workshop. Our founder Alex Alvarez, himself an artist and instructor, maintains a constant dialogue with the industry to ensure that Gnomon maintains its position as a critical resource. As the demand for artists increases and the quality of visuals in games and film continues to mature, education is the foundation of our industry’s future.
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Medium(s) Taught: Drawing, Painting, Digital, 3D, Animation, Sculpting, VFX, Illustration, Misc.
Tuition: $59 per month
Financial Aid: None