Ideenhaus is a collaborative space designed to foster and grow art education in Vancouver. As veterans in creative fields, our mission is to provide students pre-college programs and workshops to help them adapt easily to University programs. Ideenhaus translates to a phrase meaning 'Idea House', and we truly believe that the work of art is a scream of freedom. Ideenhaus is an open studio that provides the fundamental structure and tools, while helping prospective students to grow, explore and create. Our team is consist of expertise in diverse areas of art and design, and we provide a new process and perspective for prospective youth and pre-college applicants. We understand that it's more than just guidance and pointing in one direction. We set ourselves as a prism with its multi-facets - providing endless possibilities.
VARIOUS WORKSHOP EXPERIENCES AND COLLEGE ATMOSHPHERE
WHAT IS PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM?
Pre-college programs for art and design offer strategically designed curriculums and trainings that mirror the academic environment of the most current and sought-after colleges and institutions to help prepare the students to secure their future in higher learning platforms. From portfolio building to exhibition and product showcase experiences, there are a lot of prerequisites and information that is often unavailable for many prospective students. Our curriculum is a robust method of teaching that is truly derived from the best program experiences that allows for the growth and preparation needed to take the next step towards your career.
This program is intended to raise curiosity and diversify interest in art by directly exposing the students to various industry insights and trends through workshops and guest speakers.
In this program, students will be presented with daily themes and activities, and the instructors will organically guide them to venture out and explore different areas of interests.
By monitoring the students daily, instructors will identify their strengths and tendencies to better guide them towards the right direction.
The underlying theme of this program is to showcase the realm of possibilities in art. Our instructor team acting as a prism of sort to provide a wider spectrum and view into the diverse art industry.
Students who have not decided on their field of studies due to the lack of information or experience.
Younger students trying to explore different areas of art.
Portfolio Prep Course (Pre-College Program)
The advanced program deals with higher learning with customized plans for individual students designed to strategically target specific areas of study or interest.
The enrollment process requires portfolio reviews and verbal interviews to identify and assess the area of interest and skill levels.
The students will have to think about career paths, school options, and requirements and processes for admissions to specific schools, with the guidance and support from our team. (Note: many art schools and design institutes have different requirements for portfolios for admission.)
In addition to daily workshops, one of the most important part of our training comes from ‘critsʼ, which are occasional open critique sessions where students and the instructors discuss and explore their work. We strongly believe this will open doors for a profound and engaging learning experience while learning to face the constructive criticism and comments that fuel the advancement into the reality of the industry.
Students will learn to defend, adapt and learn from various feedback, while being empowered to do so. Also, good verbal presentation skills are paramount in the design and art industry, and this class will further enhance those abilities.
Older students with specific fields in mind, or adults looking to advance their skills for career opportunities.
Portfolio review is mandatory.
Students must recognize their own fields of interest.
Intense Portfolio Course
This short term, intensive program offers more of a personalized one to one approach, fully customized and optimized to produce outstanding feedback, results and growth.
This intensive program is catered to the processes and requirements for admissions into specific art institutes and colleges. Portfolio design and curation will be heavily focused and the quality of work will be the foundation in which we prepare students for advancement.
The duration of the program varies, and the program can be further customized in junction with the Pre-College Class program.
Painting and Drawing
Putting emphasis on visual communication skills, our program offers various trainings which include primitive form studies, figure and still life drawings, perspective and exploded view studies, traditional media work, and more.
Transportation design, product design, and environmental design all fall in the category of Industrial design. When it comes to Industrial design, processes matter the most! We tend to encourage our students to focus on problem solving and conjuring up unique ideas through discussions and critique sessions.
Painting or drawing in digital space can be quite overwhelming to the beginners as there are simply too many different approaches to the process. We can help the beginners with general tutorials that we developed inhouse, while providing advanced techniques and features to the more advanced students looking to further their skills.
Entertainment design in essence is conceptualization. We offer in-depth look at the research techniques, conceptualization process, and presentation skills to ones looking to venture into the highly competitive Entertainment industry.
Graphic design commonly includes Layout Design, Branding, Typography, and UI Design. Graphic Design is a communication tool; therefore, finding the most effective and aesthetically pleasing way is the key point. We teach how to develop ideas and concepts depends on topics and use the tools properly.
WORKSHOP STUDIO EXPERIENCES WITH EXPERTS IN THE FIELDS
MEET OUR TEAM
Ideenhaus is a space to foster your growth not only for higher learning, but for the career you are aiming to achieve. Our team of industry professionals from various fields in art and design bring their extensive experience from brands such as Pixar Animation Studios and Disney to elevate your growth as an aspiring designer, animator or artist. Learn more about their creative insights.
Industrial and Entertainment Design
Art Center College of Design (BS in Transportation design)
Walt Disney Corporation
Disney Consumer Products/ Grand Central Art
Code 604 Studio Consulting Ltd
Clients: Disney, Pixar, Yamaha, Lucas Art, Reebok, and etc.
Sentinel Secondary School/ Special Educations
Code 604 Studio for Creatives
Visual Art and Animation
Emily Carr University of Art + Design - Bachelor of Media Arts
ART RAPTURE “Prohibition” art event, Vancouver -Sep, 2017
“East Meets West” Duo Show, Vancouver -Nov, 2016
ART RAPTURE art event, Vancouver -Oct, 2016
Allure + Prestige Art Event, Vancouver Terminal City Club -Feb, 2016
The Black & White Affair Art Auction, Vancouver -Nov, 2015
Ayden Gallery Group show ‘FEATURED’ -April, 2014
CBC Crash Gallery, Art Battle, Golden Brush, SNAG, Art Social, H’ARTS, SFU Fashion Week, Canvas of Change
Sequence Inc,Vancouver B.C.,
Digital painter for Microsoft franchise ‘HALO’ - Photoshop painter working on 2D/3D environments and character design. 2012 - 2015
Jace Kim Art Studio
OCAD University of Art + Design Bachelor of Advertising Design
Annual OCAD Design Competition - 1st place
Toronto Local Wine Label Design Contest - 1st place
Nutra Balance Canada Inc.
Label, Website, Package, Poster, Advertisement.
Freelance Work: Pokérrito, The Well, K Beauty International,
IDA Mentor at OCAD University
Jace Kim Art Studio