Video games were originally invented by the military as a way to teach men and women in uniform which color of ghost is safe to eat and how to effectively leap over barrels. Continue their mission with today’s Groupon to FuturePoly. Choose between the following options:
- For $49, you get a half-day Intro to Photoshop/Digital Painting workshop (a $150 value).
- For $49, you get a half-day Intro to Video Game Art workshop (a $150 value).
FuturePoly fosters the careers of video-game developers with a slew of interactive classes and workshops led by digitally experienced instructors. A half-day Intro to Photoshop/Digital Painting workshop enlightens first-timers on the computer program's basic tools. An instructor will also demonstrate the art of digital painting, preparing students to hide photo-captured blemishes or unwanted Richard Nixon cameos with simple brushstrokes. Taught by professional artists, the Intro to Video Game Art session hones in on the 3-D modeling and texturing tools deployed to create realistic, immersive game environments. Students can also turn a personal photo into the face of a 3-D video-game character or finally give facial dimension to the sentient paper doll they've nursed since childhood.
The high-tech classroom at FuturePoly is lined in futuristic steel gray but harks back to the present with warm shades of crimson and natural wood accents. Perched atop flanked desks, computers form a helpful clan, facilitating student work and nonchalantly whistling when not utilized for school-related tasks.