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The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University

674 East Brier Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92408-2800   |    1.909.915.2100

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Our degree programs in the areas of Design, Media Arts, Fashion, and Culinary help you focus your talents and explore what you’re passionate about. In our collaborative environment, our instructors will guide and mentor you as we help you build the skills you need to start your creative career.

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The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University

The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University, is located in a region with a rich cultural history. Here, you&'ll learn in a city that's attracting aspiring creative artists who seek a metropolitan lifestyle.

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Seasons Restaurant

Seasons is a student-run restaurant that’s open to the public. Located at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, Seasons serves as the dining lab for students in the culinary program, offering a unique combination of real-world experience and instructional content.

Under the direction of Chef George Tucker and Dining Room Operations Manager Gabriela Rodriguez, culinary students nourish and delight patrons while taking the final steps on their path to becoming culinary professionals. From food ordering and preparation to guest seating and serving, Seasons is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience to its patrons.

For reservations, please contact Seasons Restaurant at 909.915.2170.

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Capturing Color and Light in Illustration With Visual Development Artists Tiffanie Mang and Zac Retz Capturing Color and Light in Illustration With Visual Development Artists Tiffanie Mang and Zac Retz

Event: Capturing Color and Light in Illustration – Visual Development Artists Tiffanie Mang and Zac Retz

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2016

Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm 

Location: The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University, 674 East Brier Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92408, Building 1 – Rooms 126, 127 & 128

Workshop Details
The digital age is taking over the art scene. There are countless brushes and painting apps to help one create beautiful illustrations with ease. However, the discipline of studying the world around you and capturing it on a canvas should never be forgotten. This workshop will focus interpreting color and light through plein air painting, and applying those studies to illustrations, color keys and other aspects of visual development. Starting with the foundation of understanding composition, color harmonies, and different lighting scenarios, students will ultimately be able to create beautiful paintings that tell engaging stories.

About Zac Retz
Zac Retz is originally from upstate New York where he went to school and studied illustration at the Rochester Institute of Technology. After graduating in 2012 he illustrated the children’s book, "Too Much Glue" which went on to become an amazon best seller. From there he started working at Workinman Interactive where he painted backgrounds for various Disney and Nickelodeon games.  Zac is currently working as a visual development artist at Reel FX, designing environments and painting color keys for the Scooby Doo animated feature film, due to come out in 2018.

About Tiffanie Mang
Tiffanie Mang graduated from the University of Southern California with a major in Animation and Digital Arts, and currently works as a freelance visual development artist and illustrator.  An avid plein air painter always inspired by the outdoors, Tiffanie loves to find stories everywhere through color and light. She believes that film and interactive media can connect different cultures though great story telling, and she strives to bring those unique stories to life through her paintings.  She is currently working freelance on an unannounced project. Past work includes visual development for Film Roman.  She is also teaching a plien air painting class for Society of Illustrators this Spring.

There is no charge to attend the event; however, all attendees must register for a complimentary ticket by clicking the link below

www.CapturingColorWorkshop.eventbrite.com

To request accommodations in connection with this event, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at (909) 915-2180.

The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America.  Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change.  Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states.  Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University.  The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire © 2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved.  Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info. 

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Cecil Kim Workshop and Lecture On Saturday, March 26, 2016 Cecil Kim Workshop and Lecture On Saturday, March 26, 2016

Event: Cecil Kim Workshop and Lecture

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2016

Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm 

Location:  The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University, 674 East Brier Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92408, Building 1 – Rooms 126, 127 & 128

Bio/About: Cecil Kim is Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of Section Studios Los Angeles.  Cecil has more than 20 years’ experience working as a concept artist in games.  He has worked for giant developers like Square USA on the Final Fantasy IX.  He also worked at Sony Computer Entertainment America on all of the God of War Games, G.O.W. 1, 2, 3 and Ascension.  He won a BAFTA award in 2011 for his work on God of War 3.  In 2011 he started a small game studio called Section Studios.   They have launched 7 successful titles like Zombie Killer Squad, Dead Realm, Tintertia, Vlad and many more.

The workshop will focus on the challenges an independent developer faces working on multiple games with multiple styles.  

There is no charge to attend the event; however, all attendees must register for a complimentary ticket by clicking the link below

www.Cecilkimworkshop.eventbrite.com

Q&A Session Immediately Following

To request accommodations in connection with this event, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at (909) 915-2180.

The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America.  Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change.  Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states.  Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University.  The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire © 2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved.  Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info. 

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Inland Empire Faculty Member Composes Music for Documentary Inland Empire Faculty Member Composes Music for Documentary

Ian Vargo, Interactive Media Design faculty member at The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University, composed and performed the music for a documentary on Mitsuo Miyata, a homeless Japanese man who living on the streets of Los Angeles.

The documentary’s director created a website to help support Mitsuo. The goal is to fly Mituso back Japan to reunite with family.

View the documentary video here: http://elderstreets.org/

The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University, 74 East Brier Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92408-2800 . ©2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University, is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University, does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature.

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Inland Empire Culinary Student Cooks for President Obama Inland Empire Culinary Student Cooks for President Obama

Elys Soto was recently part of a team who cooked for President Barack Obama during his February 2016 visit to Los Angeles. The dinner also included a performance from John Legend. Soto is working toward an Associate of Science in Culinary Arts at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University. 

Soto is an employee of Ta Da Catering, the company that led food preparation for the event.

The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University, 74 East Brier Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92408-2800 . ©2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/329 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Notable alumni

Learn more from some of our grads who’ve made a name for themselves as they talk about their education, their careers, what Creativity for Life means to them, and their advice for aspiring creative professionals.

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Julio Ochoa

Julio Ochoa

User Interface Designer, Esri

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David Lewis

David Lewis

Line Cook , Crush & Brew

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Immanuel Morris

Immanuel Morris

Rotoscope Artist , Stereo D

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 Sergey Yoshimar Solorzano

Sergey Yoshimar Solorzano

Lead Designer , GFDM

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 Azhar Hai

Azhar Hai

Technology Manager, PSAV

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