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An AICD graduate proudly
finishes one of his projects
- a perfect 20 inch sphere -
Student ice carver

Give us 3 days and we will give you a LIFETIME of better Carving and Design...

Drawing and 3-D Visualization

Discover your inner drawing and
three dimensional abilities in
one amazing day!

Have you always wished you could
draw things as they really look?

Over a period of 20 years as an award winning Master Art Teacher Paul Germain has developed powerful teaching techniques that have helped thousands of beginning students with "no drawing ability" to draw like professionals.

Now, it is your turn to experience the same miracle.

Providing far more instruction than what mere demonstrations of complex carvings can provide, Paul Germain's totally immersive, one-to-one, hands-on training techniques and real life applications make even the most detailed features of AICD's fascinating instructional programs come to life. Paul's break through methods of training prove to be nothing short of contagious for highly motivated chefs, culinary instructors, and professional ice carvers who want it all - their testimonials then say it all!

AICD is world those who value the best.

This course of private instruction has been developed for all carvers.


Drawing and 3-D Visualization

Program Overview

Becoming world renown...
one carver at a time.

This program provides intensive instruction for developing the Drawing and 3-D Visualization Skills needed to design and sculpt high-end, handcarved ice sculptures... 3 Days (20 hours) of Private Instruction!
Note: To maximize your time during instructional hours, you will also be provided approximately 10 additional hours of drawing/design oriented work that is to be completed at your hotel.

Prerequisites: None

The Drawing and 3-D Visualization Program provides one-to-one, private instruction for any level of carver. It providesessential drawing and three-dimensional visualization skills needed for handcarved custom ice sculptures.

AICD's programs of private instruction are available year-round.
Reservations are available up to one year in advance with paid tuition.
Paul German will be happy to adapt your training schedule to best fit
your particular travel needs - such as flight arrival/departure times.

"This has been one of the biggest learning experiences I've ever had. I've realized, thanks to Mr. Paul G, there's an artist in everyone and not to be afraid of being creative. There's no doubt in my my that I'm leaving Fresno being by far a better carver, can't wait to go back to my country and put into practice all the techniques I've learned here and get out there showing people my art work. I'm really thankful to Mr. Paul and his beautiful wife for receiving me in their home and bringing out the artist in me. Muchas Gracis"

Veronica Rosa Hernandez Lopez, CPIC, Chef, Mexico City, Mexico

AICD's comprehensive Drawing and 3-D Visualization Class features two days (16 hours) of intensive drawing and 3-D sculpting instruction and 10 hours of offsite drawing and design oriented homework at your hotel.

Total Continuing Education Hours (CEH) for this program: 26 hours

AICD's Lifetime Certification Guarantee:

Due to AICD's proven "hands on" approach to comprehensive instruction and its stature as a private school, you can earn each level of AICD Certification for life with no certification fees, no yearly fees, and no membership requirements.

To maintain the integrity of AICD's educational programs, activities such as attendance at conventions, competitions, and related activities cannot be counted for receiving AICD Certification. A carver's unique experiences may, however, qualify as the prerequisite for enrolling in AICD's advanced instructional programs.


Tuition, Class Schedules, Registration Information

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"Paul is just the best to learn from. Wow!! So much to know about ice carving, and you will not find a better teacher than Paul Germain. He drives you to think like an artist, and when you are done you are an artist. AICD is the place to go!! I will take what I learned with me for the rest of my Ice Career. The word will be spread - AICD is the place to be. Thank you!"

Craig A Welsh, CCIA, Executive Sous Chef, St. Francis Yacht Club,
San Fransisco, California

Be sure to read what chefs and career ice carvers have shared about their experience at AICD.

Our proven "total immersion" approach to individualized instruction is ideal for professional chefs and ice carvers from the United States and around the world who value the optimal use of their time, energy, and level of experience.

Based upon the student's previous art training (whether beginning or advanced), offsite coursework is individually developed to meet the particular needs of each student in order to make his or her preparation for the next day's instructional activities as beneficial and enjoyable as possible. Textbooks, drawing aids, clay, modeling tools, and other materials are furnished upon arrival at AICD for this offsite coursework.

Our Drawing and 3-D Visualization Program is designed to teach essential drawing and three-dimensional visualization skills needed by professional chefs, culinary students, and ice carvers.

This remarkable program provides one-to-one personalized instruction that is tailored for each student's experience and future objectives. Private instruction ensures that student carvers of any level receive far more actual training and individual guidance than is possible within group ice carving classes. It also provides a much safer and more productive learning environment for developing the advanced art skills needed for highly realistic and creative multi-block construction.

Comprehensive drawing instruction is condensed into a one day program.

This incredible value is ideal for meeting the needs of ice sculpture companies, culinary schools, hotels, country clubs, caterers, and restaurants.

Our unique program includes hands-on training in many of the secret drawing and 3-D visualization techniques developed throughout Paul Germain's career as an award winning art educator.

Our private, one-on-one instruction is available for highly motivated ice carvers who want to advance at a rate that is optimum for their learning style, skill, and level of experience. Private instruction can be adapted to suit the individual carver's schedule.

AICD is able to adapt training hours to fit the individual needs of the student's schedule.

AICD's training/certification programs are a valuable way to earn points
for NICA and ACF certification programs, which are independent of AICD.

The ice carving industry is growing at a phenomenal rate in the U.S and around the world. AICD is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive ice sculpture training possible for ice sculpture companies, hotels, caterers, country clubs, and culinary schools seeking to employ highly qualified, professionally certificated chefs, ice carvers, and sales associates.

AICD is fully CCR approved and registered to provide training to all
branches of the Federal Government, including the Department of Defense


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