We always love hearing about our graduates in Digital Photography winning awards for their amazing work!
VanArts is proud to give a shout-out to Katrina Gurr (Class of 2013) who was a Top-Pick in the Opus Big Picture 2014: Black & White Edition Gallery compeition by Opus Art Supplies. For her photo entitled "Resemblance" (left), Katrina won a facemounted print of her work and a feature in their Visual Arts Newsletter.
Also, we are excited to hear that Jens Kristian Balle (Class of 2012) received 2 Honorable Mentions in the presitigious International Photography Awards (IPA 2014) for his images of local Vancouver actors Al Dales and Frank Crnkovic. The photos entitled "X" and "Donkey" were awarded in the category for Professional Advertising, Self-Promotion.
Keep up the good work guys; you're doing VanArts proud!read more about New Awards for Photography Grads
As today's featured faculty member, VanArts presents our lead instructor for Game Art & Design, Mr. Izmeth Siddeek. Izmeth has over 10 years of experience in the film & game industries and is publishing an upcoming book on new technology for motion capture. read more about Featured Faculty: Izmeth Siddeek
On September 26-27 2014, VanArts hosted our Story & Animation Masterclass with Matthew Luhn & Andrew Gordon of Pixar Animation Studios, with special guest Peter Nash of Sony Pictures Imageworks. read more about Story & Animation Masterclass returns to Vancouver
In this featured video, 2D Animation graduate Emily Cooper from Perth, Australia shares about her experience studying in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. Emily was one of several grads from her class hired at local studio Atomic Cartoons.
VanArts is proud of the wide variety of international students from Australia and elsewhere who have made the journey to study with us and have their lives changed. Want to join us? Contact us today.read more about From Australia to Vancouver: A Grad's Journey
VanArts recently returned from participating in the Ottawa Animation Festival in September as a festival patron and exhibitor. Whenever we fly into different cities across Canada and worldwide for events like this, we inevitably run into past graduates from our programs who are now making their mark in the industry. read more about Animation Grads in Ottawa
Congratulations to our Graduating Class of Fall 2014! At the Vancouver Playhouse on Sept. 11th, 2014, we celebrated the achievements of graduates in all of our programs. It was our largest grad celebration ever and we are very proud of their accomplishments. Can't wait to see where their careers take them in the future! read more about Graduation Fall 2014
On Wednesday September 10th, VanArts hosted a special Industry Night for our recent grads in 2D/3D Character Animation, Game Art & Design, and Visual Effects. The local industry is booming with studios expanding and seeking many fresh hires, so it was a great opportunity for our new grads and senior students to network and connect with recruiters. read more about VanArts Industry Night
VanArts had a great time participating at SIGGRAPH 2014 in our home city of Vancouver last week! This is the second time the world's largest computer graphics conference has landed in our own backyard, and we were thrilled to participate again. read more about VanArts at SIGGRAPH 2014
Enjoy this featured video going behind the scenes of the Child Portrait Day Workshop in our Digital Photography program!read more about Featured Video: Child Portrait Day Workshop