I'm about to leave my actual school (in Switzerland) because its classes are frustrating and I don't feel like I'm learning quite as much as I'd like to. I don't plan on getting back on a college program again, because I'm not interested in having a Bachelor or anything. I just need knowledge and practice as well as meeting people! And I am really motivated on working hard!
So I'm planning on leaving for the States for a bit (don't know how long yet, could be 6months or a year) and I'm looking for good classes to attend without having to enter any college/school program. I've already heard about Pasadena's Concept Design academy, LAAFA and WATTS. I hope to become an illustrator or a concept artist and I'm looking for anything that will help making my foundations stronger (anatomy, perspective, color theory etc) but also teach me more specific things (character design, portrait studies, concept art and so on..). Would you guys have any good places to recommend? I'm looking mostly for classes in CA or in NY, but also in Europe, and those can be one-day as well as 10 weeks or more classes!
Thanks for your help!!