Charles Hu

Expertise: Figure painting; character, mural, and comic book design
Cofounder of 3Kicks Fine Art Studio
Instructor at: ArtCenter College of Design, Laguna College of Art and Design, Gnomon—School of Visual Effects, Games & Animation
Worked as an illustrator for the film, End of the Spear

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Rey Bustos

Expertise: Anatomy, drawing, and sculpture
Teaches at: Art Center College of Design, California State University, Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, Disney Feature Animation

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Karl Gnass

Expertise: Figure and animal drawing, and storyboarding
Taught at: Disney Feature Animation, Disney Television Animation, DreamWorks
Storyboard artist for Peter Pan and the Pirates, Gargoyles, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid

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Renae Wang

Expertise: Figure and landscape oil painting
Teacher at Laguna College of Art and Design
Studied at the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, and Laguna College of Art and Design

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Jordu Schell

Expertise: Sculpture and concept design
Worked on films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Avatar, Planet of the Apes
Designed the Emmy award-winning creature for Babylon 5-The Series

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Bill Perkins

Expertise: Art direction, animation, drawing, and composition
Worked on films such as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Academy Award-winning Aladdin
Worked for: Walt Disney Feature Animation, Warner Bros., DreamWorks, and Industrial Lights & Magic

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Joe Weatherly

Joe Weatherly
Expertise: Drawing and painting animals
Taught at Nickelodeon Animation, DreamWorks Animation, Universal Studios, Art Center College of Design
Author of The Weatherly Guide to Drawing Animals, Animal Essence: The Art of Joe Weatherly, Joe Weatherly Sketchbook Volume 1

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Erik Olson

Expertise: Painting and illustration
Professor at College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit
Illustration commissions: Walt Disney Company, Universal Pictures, and Dungeons & Dragons Inc

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Juliette Aristides

Expertise: Figure drawing and painting, still-life, and interiors
Founder of Classical Atelier at Gage Academy of Fine Art
Author of several art instruction books, including Classical Drawing Atelier and Classical Painting Atelier

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Ed Fraughton

Expertise: Sculpture
Member of National Academy of Western Art, National Sculpture Society, and Utah Westerners
Commissions: Mormon Battalion Monument in San Diego, Spirit of Wyoming in Cheyenne, Wyoming

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Steve Huston

Expertise: Drawing, painting, anatomy, and composition
Taught at: Disney, Warner Brothers, DreamWorks Studios, Blizzard Entertainment, Art Center College of Design
Featured in: Art News, American Art Collector, Harper’s Bazaar

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Jason Arkles

Art Focus: Figurative Sculpting
Author of “Sculpting From Life”, “On Sculpture by Leon Battista Alberti”
Large scale sculpture features on the façade of Saint Mark’s English Church

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George Pratt

Art Focus: Comics, Drawing, and Painting
Graphic novel: Enemy Ace: War Idyll, nominated for Eisner Award and Harvey Award
Teaches at Ringling College of Art and Design, and Illustration Academy in Kansas City, Mo.

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Larissa Marantz

Art Focus: Illustrator, Animator, Cartoonist
Worked as a Character Designer for Nickelodeon’s Rocket Power and Rugrats TV shows
Owner of OC Art Studios; 12 years of teaching at Laguna College of Art + Design

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Louise Gasca

Expertise: Tradition tattoos
Graduated from the University of Hertfordshire and has a post-graduate teaching qualification
Apprenticed at Body Art and Soul in Los Angeles. Shows artwork at LagunaART and the San Clemente Art Show

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Kamille Corry

Expertise: Figure painting
Founder and Director of the Corry Studio of Figurative Art, Vice President of the Academy of Classical Design
First Place winner of the 2018 Boston Figure Painting Competition at the Academy of Realist Art

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Carlos Huante

Expertise: Creature and character design
Worked as a concept artist on films such as Skull Island, Blade Runner: 2049, and Dune (2021)
Received the ADG Excellence in Production Design Award for his contributions to Blade Runner 2049

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Danny Galieote

Expertise: Painting and animation
Lead character animator for Walt Disney Animation Studios for 12 years
Taught at Art Center College of Design, and at Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art

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