Analog Animation

Animation is a medium, not a genre! This course will give a deep grounding in the methods and principles of traditional animation. Throughout this class you will view short films, experiment with a variety of materials, participate in group discussions, and create a number of short films of your own devising.

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place onsite at Fleisher. Please review our COVID-19 community safety policies for current guidelines.

Tuition Assistance is Available

To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for winter term assistance is Wednesday, November 23; Notifications will be sent by Wednesday, December 7.

What you will learn:

  • Expanded knowledge of the medium of animation and all its potential.

  • Understanding of the technical processes involved in creating stop-frame and cell-based animation.

  • Ability to analyze movement and convey emotion and meaning through a series of drawings.

  • Grounding in the process of creating a finished work from start to finish. This process will include idea gathering, writing, storyboarding, roughs, iteration, finals, and critique

Required supplies:

  • Smartphone with free “Stopmotion Studio” app

  • Smartphone table clamp, Remote shutter

  • Lightpad

  • Drawing tools (Vine Charcoal, Pencil, Marker, Ink, Pen, Watercolor, Pastel)

  • Round peg bar

  • Three hole punched A4 paper (lots of it)

  • Masking tape

  • Scissors, Old magazines, Oil based clay

  • Esoteric objects and other things you find along the way

  • Sketchbook