Dear KLA students and parents,
My name is Mr. Sartain and this will be my third year teaching at KLA. I am very excited to be back to share my love and knowledge of video game art and design with KLA students. In addition to being a Career Technical teacher at KLA, I am also a 3D Artist who works in the video game industry. I currently work for High Moon Studios, a company associated with Activision. I have worked on many different known video games over the past 7 years. I look forward to another great year!
Video Game Art & Design is a study of industry-used, game-art techniques and its applications of game art assets. We learn to utilize tools and advanced techniques in the creation of assets for a game engine. Students will gain the knowledge of level art creation using low polygon assets and game-compliant textures, while working within a commercial game engine and 2D and 3D software. Other advanced concepts, such as animated textures and normal maps will also be explored.