Digital 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 techniques, 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 in this workshop:

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

  • Understanding of the technical processes involved in creating cel 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:

  • Sketchbook and Drawing tools

  • Please bring an external flash or hard drive to class or be prepared to save your work on a cloud-based storage alternative. Fleisher’s computers are shared tools and the hard drives are cleared regularly to keep them in good working condition.