CONCEPT ART LAB2019-03-12T13:48:43+00:00

You will collaborate with Art Director Paul Abadilla of Pixar (to be confirmed) to take a story of your film or game project and create the concept art for it – design and create the style and atmosphere of the environment, design props and backgrounds, the style of render and FX of your movie or game.​

You will take a chunk of the story, or maybe just one sequence, and on a smaller scale, touch upon all the same things they would do to create the design packages necessary for production: storyboards, prop designs, character/costume designs, environment designs, FX design, shot plans (if it’s for a film), and a final story-beat illustration (or two…depending on complexity and skill level of the participant).

Throughout all of this, you will discuss how designs will effect budgets and schedules, and how your designs will be used by other departments down the line in production.

At the end of the lab, participants you will have several portfolio pieces showing your understanding of how to break down a portion of a film or game, and design all the elements necessary to be able move into production. The preference is to structure the experience as an overview, where participants get to experience designing all aspects of production (props, sets, environments, characters, FX etc.) 


  • Concept art lectures by an accomplished professional
  • Professional mentoring and consulting of your project – film or game
  • Team collaboration with the mentor
  • Taking both Story and Concept Art Labs as a team project would qualify to get feedback from the panel of experts (see Story Lab details)


Participants should have drawing skills already at an intermediate level and bring their own projects to the lab to boost both their skills, workflows and their projects at the same time.


In order to be eligible for the lab, you need to submit your project idea as a synopsis or character profiles and or designs no more than 500 words max. along with your registration. Participants bring their own materials, computers with Photoshop and projects to work on


  • Portfolio – expertise and experience in the field
  • Priority given to animators and artists
  • Motivational letter
    Emphasis on career motivation and vision
  • Own project
    Participants’ involvement is conditional on their having a project of their own
  • Own creative team
    Teams of at least two or more will receive priority
  • Participation in both Story & Art workshops


Art Lab 2017 with Michel Breton

Art Lab 2016 with Jim Moore (Lucas Film)

Behind the scenes of ANOMALIA Art Lab 2016

Jim Moore on being a good artist

Jim Moore on dealing with non-artist clients

Zkušenosti českých a slovenských účastníků

Interested in the lab?

Registration deadline by March 31th 2019.
Don’t miss your chance!

  • Duration
    5th – 16th August 2019 (10 days)

  • Mentor
    to be announced

  • Skill level
    at least intermediate drawing skills

  • Price

    1 200 EUR / 30 000 CZK

    Team of 2 artists
    600 EUR / 15 000 CZK per each participant

    Price includes 21% VAT. In case of EUR/CZK exchange rate should change, the fee in EUR is derived from CZK currency. Does not include: travel and accomodation


to be announced

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