Pictoplasma Academy Masterclass


September 24 – October 2, 2016

The Pictoplasma Academy Masterclass in Berlin is suitable for all interested in expanding their practise in a specific field related to the creation of characters – whether as illustrators, animation filmmakers, fine artists, or graphic, fashion, and product designers. It invites a group of international graduate students and young professionals selected upon application to kick-start their careers as character designers in close collaboration with industry leading creators and producers. The 8-day intense masterclass challenges participants to explore their personal projects right across the media spectrum – from drawing and illustration to sculpture and visual storytelling – and find the right path for their further development.


The Pictoplasma Academy aims to bring the participants’ personal projects to the next level and help them find the strategic path to connect with key partners for their further development. This mentoring process continues after the course during the six months leading up to an exclusive group exhibition, in which participants of the Academy present their work to a professional, international audience as part of the Pictoplasma Festival 2017 in Berlin.

The staff includes illustrator and children books author Rilla Alexander; illustrator, toy designer, animation and game director Nathan Jurevicius; fine artist Mehdi Hercberg aka Shoboshobo; Benjamin van Oost, creative director, exceptionally gifted sculptor and founding member of Case Studyo; and Phil Hunt, director of multi-award winning, London-based animation Studio AKA.


Deadline for application is July 15 via Email to [email protected]

The Academy’s tutors will review all applications during the last week of July.

The fee for participation is 1.390,- €

Further information

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