DIGITAL ANIMATION CLASS

Level 3 Art - Ages 12+

Animation

Weekly Virtual Class

Learn the art of making moving pictures and the process of digital animation in this online class for teens & adults! 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

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🔎 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.

Students will learn how to bring characters to life and design moving backgrounds in short 2D animation projects — drawn frame by frame using digital techniques! Get guidance from a professional animator on your animation projects, portfolio, plus valuable industry advice!

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.

🤓 What to Expect in Class

Animation projects are guided with live demos, and typically take 2 - 3 weeks to complete. Students are encouraged to share their progress during class for personalised feedback, or submit them to Google Classroom for written feedback from their instructor if they need additional time after the live class.

Consistent practice is key to growth and improvement, so most of our students enrol for a full term and continue learning with us for years. Our projects rarely repeat (we only revamp past favourites and advanced students may choose to work on personal projects), so you can start anytime!


Animation is a live online art class that is weekly and ongoing throughout the year (4 class terms per year – Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer). It is also offered daily on select weeks as a Summer Intensive Camp.

📚 Curriculum / Learning Goals

Students will learn the 12 principles of animation and apply them to create compelling individual animation projects, which will empower them to design backgrounds and animate characters of their choice!


Animation projects may include:

  • Squash and stretch

  • Swinging pendulum

  • S/C curves for an animal tail or page of a book

  • Animating character eye blinks

  • Animating character walk cycles

✍ Art Materials

Recommended Programs:   

  • Krita (FREE - recommended & used by teachers, currently only Windows compatible)

  • Procreate (paid, iPad only)


Note: Feel free to use any program you're familar 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.

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6 - 12 students

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Level 3

Ages 12+

Grade 7 - Adult

Class Pricing 

Lessons occur once a week, consecutively from registration start date. A recording will be sent for missed classes.  A $5 administration fee may apply to switch classes mid-term or re-schedule a live lesson.

*Prices listed in CAD, tax not included. Classes subject to change/cancellation. 

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1 Lesson
5 Lessons
10 Lessons
20 Lessons
Art Intensives - Full Week Only
$368 / week
$348 / 2+ weeks
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$40 CAD
$190 CAD
$360 CAD
$680 CAD
1 Lesson
5 Lessons
10 Lessons
20 Lessons
Art Intensives - Full Week Only
$368 / week
$348 / 2+ weeks
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$40 CAD
$190 CAD
$360 CAD
$680 CAD
🌎 Can't attend live? Save 25% with our RECORDED LEARNING OPTION.
Instructors
Class Details
Term Dates
TUE 6:00 - 7:30 PM
SUMMER CLASS: Jul 5 - Aug 30
TUE 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Sep 13 - Jun 20
MON - FRI 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (3 hrs)
Animation 1: ART INTENSIVE CAMP: Aug 22 - 26, 2022
MON - FRI 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (3 hrs)
Animation 2: ART INTENSIVE CAMP: Aug 29 - Sep 2, 2022

Virtual Class Schedule (Eastern Time)

Instructor
Class Details
Term Dates
TUE 6:00 - 7:30 PM
SUMMER CLASS: Jul 5 - Aug 30
TUE 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Sep 13 - Jun 20
MON - FRI 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (3 hrs)
Animation 1: ART INTENSIVE CAMP: Aug 22 - 26, 2022
MON - FRI 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (3 hrs)
Animation 2: ART INTENSIVE CAMP: Aug 29 - Sep 2, 2022

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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