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Slide Carbon Black Art Festival 10th-11th April 2021

Expert Teachers

Learn from experts of the film and gaming industry and enjoy a real classroom experience.

Exciting Locations

Get inspired by the world’s biggest armory, a botanical garden and a baroque palace.

Personal Feedback

Get face-to-face feedback and take the next step in your career as an artist.

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Meet like-minded people and be part of an international and supportive community of artists.

A career boost for Illustrators, Concept Artists and Students

CB Workshops are tailored towards people who study or work in Animation, Concept Art or Illustration. We want you to take the next step in your career as an artist and offer a unique and inspiring learning environment. Our top-notch instructors give you personal feedback and help you reach your career goals.

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Testimonials

I loved the Dynamic Sketching Workshop; it gave me the right tools and an idea of how I can progress. Carbon Black will see me again:)
Let’s get into details for all of those interested: – We got all materials for the Dynamic Sketching Workshop that was needed, and the Peter Han (instructor) also showcased some of the drawings with the same material so that we could see how it is working with it. – the location was perfectly picked, we had a room for the in-class lectures, and after that, we were able to go out and draw onsite in the botanic garden. – Peter Han (instructor) had an excellent timetable, and the progression from day to day was intense but suitable for every skill level to follow along, even for me as a beginner. – The interaction with Peter was excellent, he encouraged us to ask as many questions as possible, and he answered all of them not only by telling the answer but also showcasing it. – the atmosphere at the workshop was very good, and the Carbon Black Team did a fantastic job organizing every day something after the course for socializing like dinner and drinks. – The catering was delicious, always on time and you could choose at least between 2 menus. -Snacks, fruits, and drinks (incl. coffee) where the whole time available for you to grab some. overall I am very happy that I could attend this workshop and now be part of the Carbon Black community.

Boris about Dynamic Sketching with Peter Han

Boris, Dynamic Sketching with Peter Han

I feel incredibly fortunate to have taken this workshop. I really enjoyed and learned a lot from Will. Despite it being a 4 day workshop, I felt that I learnt a year worth of knowledge. Thank you Carbon Black and thank you Silvia for arranging this workshop, I will definitely keep an eye on future workshops as well.

Nora about Environment & Composition (Online) with Will Weston

Nora, Environment & Composition Online with Will Weston

Because of covid-19 the workshop was changed to an online class (with the option to op-out) via zoom, which worked really well. The organization was perfect and I couldn’t have wished for more. There were lectures and live demos, feedback with overpaints and so on for every student which also increased the learning effect exponentially. The homework was pretty demanding but totally worth it! Will is an awesome teacher, explaining everything clearly and with many practical examples and demos, answering all questions patiently and without leaving anything in the unclear. We got many, many resources which alone would have been an incredible thing, but combining it all together it was a truly amazing experience. Thanks to Carbon Black and Will Weston!

David about Environment & Composition (Online) with Will Weston

David, Environment & Composition Online with Will Weston

This was my first online workshop and I was surprised how well it went. The organizers of Carbon Black Workshops were very accommodating and answered questions before they came up – very professional

Maik Fraisler about Environment & Composition (Online) with Will Weston

Maik Fraisler, Environment & Composition Online with Will Weston

It was the most useful and informative workshop for me. A lot of useful information, a detailed explanation of the principles of the composition and drawing from the Master of his craft. I would highly recommend!

Yulia Zaporozhets about Environment & Composition (Online) with Will Weston

Yulia Zaporozhets, Environment & Composition Online with Will Weston

The workshop was really great. I’ve learned enormous amount of information just in 1 week. Also Will shared different resources for future, so I have more than enough things to work with for few months more. The only thing to keep in mind, the workshop is very intense and if you other stuff to do during the week, like a main job, it will be very hard to keep up with the homework, but it still worth it.

Saandji about Environment & Composition (Online) with Will Weston

Saandji, Environment & Composition Online with Will Weston

This workshop was an amazing experience for me. It was really well organised and the online format worked great. Will is such an incredible teacher. He explains everything very clearly and caters to people’s needs. He also gave us a lot of resources and exercises we can do to improve after the workshop. I really learned a lot through this workshop and would love to participate in another one.

Adina about Environment & Composition (Online) with Will Weston

Adina, Environment & Composition Online with Will Weston

Amazing Workshop !!!!

Alexandre Roose about Environment & Composition (Online) with Will Weston

Alexandre Roose, Environment & Composition Online with Will Weston

I had my doubts because I had known anatomy fairly well, but the workshop also introduced me to many interesting techniques and insights from the entertainment industry I couldn’t get anywhere else. All in all, I got well over my money’s worth. Thank you!

Simon about Figure Drawing & Anatomy (Online) with Will Weston

Simon, Figure Drawing & Anatomy Online with Will Weston

After taking the „Environment and Composition” workshop with Will Weston I spontaneously decided on the last evening that I have to also do the Figure Drawing workshop, starting on the next day. It was also a zoom class which worked also perfectly and despite the drawbacks compared to a live workshop it also had many advantages, like a vast amount of resources we got from Will, live feedback with overpaints of all student work and so on. In short: It was equally great! Although after the first two sessions, which covered mainly proportions and anatomy and struggling pretty hard with the homework, I thought that it may be not so much for me personally, but then the taught stuff somehow kicked in and it started making sense! My progress in those few days has been incredible. Will knows what he is doing and following his lead, I think the only reason to fail is because of giving up. Thanks to Carbon Black for the flawless organisation and Will who’s teaching experience and knowledge is just awesome. This won’t have been my last workshop with neither Carbon Black, nor Will!

David about Figure Drawing & Anatomy (Online) with Will Weston

David, Figure Drawing & Anatomy Online with Will Weston

CarbonBlack made my interests into their interests, so I no longer felt like just another customer. The workshop went smoothly, the customer service was very flexible and down to earth. I can’t think of any downsides. I don’t attend many workshops in general, but from now on I think I will 🙂

Simon about Figure Drawing & Anatomy (Online) with Will Weston

Simon, Figure Drawing & Anatomy Online with Will Weston

It was a blast! Taught by a greatly experienced artist and teacher, but the most important value of these workshops is the chance to create bonds and keep in touch with a community; this is (in my opinion) the most enriching aspect.

Lorenzo about Figure Drawing & Anatomy (Online) with Will Weston

Lorenzo, Figure Drawing & Anatomy Online with Will Weston

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