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Online Art Program


Choose your level:
Level 1: Beginner - Intermediate
Level 2: Intermediate - Advanced

Learn the art of making moving pictures and the process of digital animation in this online class. Animate characters and design backgrounds, plus get industry advice on animation careers.

A sneak peek into our weekly live online Digital Animation class.

Online Art Class Details


🟩 Level 1

Level 1 is designed to introduce beginners to the basics of 2D animation with short digital projects. Discover the art of making things move by drawing step by step, frame by frame!

You’ll learn the 12 principles of animation, including squash and stretch, timing and motion, anticipation, and more. Project examples:

  • Bouncing ball

  • Swinging pendulum

  • S/C curves for an animal tail

  • Character eye blink

If you start a class and feel like it is too challenging or not challenging enough, we will transfer you to another level and waive any admin fees.

🟨 Level 2

Level 2 is designed for intermediate to advanced students who are ready to animate 2D backgrounds and characters. Get guidance from a professional animator on your animation projects and portfolio, plus industry advice!

You'll practice advanced animation techniques to create the illusion of complex movement frame by frame, using a digital software of your choice. Project examples:

  • Walk cycle

  • Moving background

  • Animated facial expressions

  • Metamorphosis

If you start a class and feel like it is too challenging or not challenging enough, we will transfer you to another level and waive any admin fees.

🔎 Virtual Class Details

Do you dream of creating your own animated films and becoming an animator one day? Start by learning the foundational animation principles and applying them to create the illusion of movement step by step in this online animation class.

🕒 Animation projects are guided with live demos and typically take 2 - 3 weeks to complete.

📥 You’ll have the option of sharing your progress and checking in for live feedback. If you need additional time to finish your artwork after the live class, you’re also encouraged to share your finished drawings to Google Classroom to get written feedback from your instructor.

🗓️ Animation is a live virtual art class that is weekly and ongoing throughout the year. It is also offered as a weekly recorded learning option, an online course, and offered daily on select weeks as a Summer Intensive Camp.

🔑 Consistent practice is key to growth and improvement, so most students enrol for a full term and continue learning with us for years.

Projects rarely repeat, although we do revamp your favourite projects. You can start anytime!

Animation is a great online art enrichment program for artists of all ages from 9 to 99. The program is designed to complement Canadian school curriculum guidelines and is structured and thoughtfully planned every term using our unique teaching method and the latest art trends and design innovations.

✍ Art Materials

This animation class focuses on traditional (hand-drawn) animation techniques but is taught digitally, so you can enjoy the efficiency of digital art shortcuts! Students are welcome to use Krita, (a free and robust program we recommend) Procreate, Clip Studio Paint, or any digital software if they are familiar with the animation tools.

Recommended Programs:   

Note: Feel free to use any program you're familiar with. Most offer similar tools, but some are able to create animations. 

Recommended Hardware:

Equipment for Virtual Art Classes: 

For the best online experience, we recommend using a webcam and mic so our teacher may provide instant feedback. Students without a webcam/mic may use text chat, and get individual feedback online through Google Classrooms.


4 - 12 students

Teens & Adults

Attend Live or Access Recordings

Virtual Class Pricing 

Live classes occur weekly and camps occur daily. Online video course pricing varies (see course page)Class recordings are sent for all absences. All Program Pricing

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Base Rate
Full Term
10 Lesson Flex Pack
5 Lesson Flex Pack
$34 / lesson
$29 / lesson (save 15%)
$306 (save 10%)
$162 (save 5%)

*Prices listed in USD and applicable taxes are included. Program subject to change/cancellation.

Base Rate
Full Term Rate
5 Lesson Pack
10 Lesson Pack
$34 / lesson
$29 / lesson (save 15%)
$162 (save 5%)
$306 (save 10%)
Get class recordings to learn on your own time and upload artwork for feedback. Learn more
NEW Recorded Learning Option SAVE 25%
Class Details
Program Type Copy
TUE 6:00 - 7:30 PM ET

Level 2 - Weekly Class

MON 6:00 - 7:30 PM ET

Level 1 - Weekly Class

DAILY 11:00 - 4:00 PM ET
DAILY 11:00 - 4:00 PM ET

Class Schedule (Eastern Time)

Class Details
Program Type
MON 6:00 - 7:30 PM ET

Level 1 - Weekly Class

TUE 6:00 - 7:30 PM ET

Level 2 - Weekly Class

DAILY 11:00 - 4:00 PM ET
DAILY 11:00 - 4:00 PM ET

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Have more questions? See our FAQ Section.

100% Success Guarantee 

We're confident that our students will see great improvement if they consistently try their best in class. If you find our learning experience is not a good fit, we'll issue you a refund.

Digital Animation - Class Photos

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Acrylic dog painting from dog reference
Comparing varying movements in an animation exercise using a Poké Ball.
A swinging pendulum demo made with Krita, a free digital animation program!

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