Educational Services

Something different feels like a fresh breeze of air!

Finally, it’s out and published a small piece Katia worked for “Literature for Life”. The assignment consisted on illustrating a short fictional story from Vivian McInerny.

Katia: “ I really loved the dark and decadent tone of the piece and talked about a topic that is very relevant and close to my heart: Emotional Orphans and Unappealing Children. The text is been given in several highschool classes to read as a discussion topic and I am very happy and proud to be able to help on such a matter! As an artist, the ending really appealed to me, I wanted even if it was a hard reality to have a bit of “strange hope” kind of a feeling, so I chose neon-bright colors and I tried to give it a peaceful atmosphere for the privacy of the characters. I hope you like it!”

Please read here the story: https://locavorelitla.org/?story=the-home-for-emotional-orphans-and-unappealing-children

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Comic Barcelona!

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So excited about this 37 Comic Barcelona Festival! Not only because I love comics and it happens in my home city, but also because for the very first time ever I will be part of it! Super thrilled to be sharing some comic knowledge with the little ones at the Comic Kids section, but also to be part of the educational program with the “not so little anymore” future pool of artists! Here at Glow in the Dark, we are all about of giving back to the community, and what a better way for me than sharing some knowledge and tips in Barcelona!

Stay tuned for more news!

Woodbury Animation Panel!

Once more we were very happy to be part of a great industry panel at the Woodbury University, courtesy of their wonderful Animation Club!

Along with Annushka Almendros (APM at WB/ GITD Co-creator), Benson Shum (Disney Animator/Children Book Artist), Melissa Maryn (Toy Designer at Moose), Ryan Hansen (Story board at Dreamworks TV), Heather Gregersen (Story Revisionist at Dreamworks TV), Maureen Macomber (Studio Manager at GITD) and Katia Grifols (Mastermind at GITD) we spent our evening talking about our personal career paths and answering questions of young artists that want to make it into the industry! Was a very refreshing and fun night!

Thank you Woodbury kids for having us!

Volunteering in Vietnam!

Because Art and Stories are around the world there is nothing more inspiring to go find them!

Glow in the Dark was part of an Art initiative program promoted by the Right Hands. The volunteering promoted the Arts as a tool for Little orphan kids to not only use Art as a healing therapy but also as a possible future career for them. To learn a profession that will hopefully help their way out of poverty.

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Obviously with a great story like this we had to participate! We create content for kids at the studio, hopefully to give them awesome childhood memories. What a better chance for us to give those memories.. like literally! It was a very inspiring experience, extremely heartwarming and… we got the chance to teach this little future talents a bit of photoshop!

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The Right Hands provided them with Digital tablets, digital art programs, and art material for the kids so they can learn with good tools. We also participate in a lot of very inspiring activities like Museum Trips, Arts and Crafts day and even self modeling life drawing!

We will miss this girls a lot and the awesome group of Volunteers! We were soo charmed by Hanoi (Vietnam).

Thanks Right Hands for this awesome experience!

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Visual development Worksop at Escola Iboix, Granollers, Spain! 2018

I can’t express how meaningful it was for us to put together a Visual Development Worksop for the students at the Escola Iboix, in Granollers, (Catalunya-Spain). I grew up in a small town very close to Granollers, and I was so excited to teach this kids about Visdev. Growing up we had very little resources and knowledge about the Animation/Entertainment Industry and I feel the little me back in time.. would really had died for an opportunity like this. So I felt it was an honor to give the workshop.

We prepared some exercises, some lectures and the students did an awesome job on their final presentation. We provided a lot of feedback afterwords. Was a very fun experience! We really look forward to keep collaborating and inspiring the students from the Escola Iboix!

Inspiring the Next Generation of artists at the CTN Teens Week!

Very happy to be able to attend to this super cool CTN Teens event organized at the CSG Gallery in Burbank as a part of inspiring and promoting Art as a Career for the next generation of Artists.

We were part of a set of Lectures along with other artists where we shared our experiences and answered Q&A from teenagers attending to a variety of the Burbank High Schools.

Can’t wait to see what they can do!

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Denise our Fall 2017 intern!

That sad time of the year when we have to say "Goodbye, see you soon!" to our intern is here again... Sadness!!! This Fall we had the pleasure to have Denise Caro helping around, currently at the Woodbury University Animation program.  To have a proper farewell we visited our collaborators Alberto Corral and Ryan Hansen, at the Dreamworks Campus. We had a good time! We will miss you Denise, really thanks for your help!

 

 

 

Month of Lectures!

This month we are very busy with lectures as well! Very excited to meet new faces, and to help the next generation!

So here our info for the upcoming ones:

http://www.ctnanimationexpo.com/      http://ctnanimationexpo.com/axEventSchedule.php

http://www.ctnanimationexpo.com/   

http://ctnanimationexpo.com/axEventSchedule.php


The Freedom of Freelancing Panel. Sunday Nov 19, 03:15pm-04:00pm

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We also got Invited last Monday, November 06- 2017, to Alina Chau's Visual Development Class to give a lecture about our artist path. Very happy to be back at Woodbury University for it.

Here a picture of it since we forgot to take a proper one..! 

Here a picture of it since we forgot to take a proper one..! 

 

 

 

Project Neverland Guest Speaker!

We are very excited to announce that we will be part of the "Project Neverland"  Panel Discussion at the Art Center College of Design and Woodbury University. "Project Neverland" will be announced and presented to the public the following April 03 2017 at 7pm on a free admission and open to the public event. Michael Dooley, former Art Center Faculty member, will be hosting the panel interviewing a great selection of artists currently working for the Entertainment Industry  such as Alina Chau, Nic Gregory,  Casey Robin Neal  , as well as our CEO and Art Director Katia Grifols, who will be presenting their unique vision and  influences that lead them to create a singular new piece of concept for "Project Neverland".

Please find more information about the event HERE.

Poster from the Animation department at Woodbury University, to promote the event.

Poster from the Animation department at Woodbury University, to promote the event.

New year, new horizons!

We are very happy to announce that Glow in the Dark Concept Studio started the year with the right foot! We have been reach to provide teaching services to a new badge of Animation students at Woodbury University. Glow in the Dark will take care of Character Design for the Juniors in Animation at Woodbury for the whole Spring 2017 semester. We can't be more excited to guide this students with their art career. This will be a fun term!