Summer Camp 2017 - FX DOJO
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Summer Camp 2017

Summer Camp 2017


FX dojo is excited to present Summer Design Camp!

  • One Week Sessions, Monday thru Friday
  • Four hours a day, 1:30pm-5:30pm
  • Recommended for ages 10-18 (students younger than 10 need instructor approval)
  • All skill levels welcome

Enjoy carefully crafted art lessons using an arsenal of open source tools

  • Krita – Digital Painting
  • Blender – 3D modeling and Animation
  • Unity – Game engine for interactivity

Welcome to the only classes in San Diego where students can learn Computer Animation and Game Design using a combination of OPEN SOURCE and FREE software. These unique 4-hour workshops get kids and teens acquainted with Blender, Krita, and Unity, some of the most powerful applications for artists today.


  • 1:30pm – 3:00pm Digital Painting and Illustration with Krita
  • 3:00pm – 3:15pm Break
  • 3:15pm – 4:15pm 3D Blender Exercises
  • 4:15pm-4:30pm Break
  • 4:30pm-5:30pm Combined lessons using Blender, Krita, and Unity Game Engine


Meaning “crayon” in Swedish, Krita is beautifully emulates traditional mediums like charcoal, painting, and much more. After hitting their Kickstarter goal last year, Krita continued their non-stop development to becoming a free alternative to Adobe Photoshop and Painter. Students will practice drawing exercises as well as learn about pixels and photo manipulation with this open source favorite.

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Blender is the 3D powerhouse that is disrupting the CG landscape with reliable and innovative tools packaged efficiently and available for… yes, you guessed it — FREE! Serving a mostly European user base, Blender has been getting noticed by professional animators and VFX artists as more projects reveal they are including this Dutch software in their pipeline. Tony DeRose, Senior Scientist at Pixar publicly praised Blender as a tool worth learning and Sean Kennedy, an Oscar-award-winning Compositor on “Life of Pi”, claims Blender is the only 3D application he needs.


Game Engines are responsible for assembling all the artwork and making it interactive. Unity’s Professional version carries a $1500 annual subscription fee but the Personal Edition became available for free last year to encourage more artists to create content.


1 Week Sessions – $275

No prior experience is necessary. Summer camps are intended for ages 10-18 (students younger than 10 need instructor approval)

All classes taught by Otto Lai – click for bio

Questions? call Otto directly at (619)354-3656 or email:

August Session Two: August 14th – Aug 18th, M-F 1:30pm-5:30pm
(4 seats available)

To reserve your seat, please use Paypal link or mail check payable to Otto Lai (please write student’s name and session on check!):

  • FX Dojo is located in the Liberty Station Arts District
  • 2690 Historic Decatur Rd #205
  • San Diego, CA 92106

IMPORTANT – if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call Otto directly at (619)354-3656 or email:



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