Practical Models in Set Design with Bryn Imagire, Art Director, The Good Dinosaur

Students will explore spatial relations from flat drawing to practical 3D model. Participants will utilize polyurethane foam and paint to build models, and examine how texture, pattern and color inform set design.

Bryn Imagire joined Pixar Animation Studios in June 1997 as a digital painter on A Bug’s Life. She then worked as Shading Art Director on Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., Cars 2, and the Academy Award-winning features The Incredibles and Up.  Imagire’s latest project is Disney•Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, scheduled for release in November.

As a Shading Art Director, Imagire experiments with different materials to help form the overall look of the film through the colors and textures of characters, sets and objects.  She works closely with the director, production designer, and fellow art directors on each film to take the decided look and create that on screen.

About the Design by Hand series

Launched in partnership with Van Cleef & Arpels in fall 2013 with the iconic Finnish brand Marimekko, the Design by Hand series focuses on the craftsmanship, innovations, and merits of contemporary global designers. Special programs connect university students, high school students, adults, and families with design.