Join Gnomon Founder and President Alex Alvarez for an all-new episode of Art Jam on Wednesday, September 8th! This series allows viewers to get an inside look at guest artists' creative process and learn about 3D software tools.
During his final solo Art Jam episode, Alex will explore Unreal Engine and ZBrush, and share work from his new short film, which was created during Epic Games' Unreal Fellowship. He will also talk software tips and tricks and discuss how Gnomon's classes prepare students for industry work. If you've ever been curious to see 3D and virtual production software in action, join the jam! Be sure to stick around for the whole stream as Alex answers viewer questions in real time. Follow us on our social channels for upcoming Art Jam guest artist announcements!
Events with closed captioning are available via Gnomon Facebook Page.
Gnomon's full-time programs and 10-week individual courses are designed to develop well-rounded artists that are skilled in the diverse disciplines within 3D production. For those outside of the US, virtual classroom-style online courses are also available.
Alex is the Founder and President of Gnomon. After attending the Art Center College of Design and the University of Pennsylvania, Alex worked as an Applications Engineer for Alias|Wavefront, the creators of Maya. The mid 90's marked a paradigm shift as computer graphics burst on the scene and forever changed how visual effects and video games would be created. While working onsite at scores of studios around southern California, Alex was in the midst of a rapidly growing demand for a new breed of artist.
In 1997 Alex founded Gnomon, a vocational art school that would find itself at the crossroads of art and technology. In the years that followed to today, Alex has guided Gnomon's evolution through his passion for the entertainment industry and collaboration with the professional community.
An accomplished artist and teacher, Alex has taught thousands of students on campus, online and at events around the world. He has been published and interviewed by industry magazines, websites, podcasts and books, as an authority on vocational education, creature development and environment art. His credits include Star Trek, Prometheus, Super 8, Green Lantern and Avatar.