Linked to CG Society – one of the oldest online social hubs for digital artists – this is great all rounder
CGSociety is a social art hub featuring industry news, features, forums and challenges, as well as a strong body of workshops dealing with the more technical side of artistic training. These CGWorkshops cover subjects such as advanced matte painting, video game animation, rigging techniques and cloth simulation, taught by a collection of film and game industry names such as lead character technical director Wade Ryer, Blizzard’s David Luong and senior Houdini artist Niels Prayer.
Courses last between four and eight weeks, and prices range from $349 to $699 (£247 to £494). They operate along the same lines as other schools: each week students are presented with a pre-recorded lesson with homework and a social space to share work and critique. There’s scope for exposure on several courses with some teachers sharing their student’s work online, and student work is often featured on the main page of the website.
Robert Chang, who featured in early issues of ImagineFX, offers Becoming a Better Artist.