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Quickdraw serves as a dynamic production and education facility, dedicated to providing artists with access to equipment, resources, and training to create their own animated productions.

To register for our courses, fill out an online form, call, or visit us. Courses and workshops have limited enrollment, and may be cancelled prior to start date if enrollment is low. Quickdraw accepts payment for courses through Paypal, cash, or cheque.


 

WINTER 2018

ADULT COURSES

Intro to Toon Boom Harmony Advanced

January 23 – April 10, 2018 (12 Week Course)
Tuesdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Instructor: William Dyer
Fee: $360 for QAS Members; $385 for Non-Members
Ages 18+

Learn the basics of Toon Boom Harmony Advanced, a powerful animation program used by studios around the world! Visit www.toonboom.com for more information on their industry standard animation technology. Intro to Toon Boom Harmony Advanced is a project based course that will explore newly developed tools such as frame by frame, cut-out, deform, and animation pipeline integration tools.

Click here to register for this course!

For further information feel free to contact programming@quickdrawanimation.ca, call 403-261-5767, or visit our offices.


ADOBE AFTER-EFFECTS

January 24 – April 11, 2018 (12 Week Course)
Wednesdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Instructor: Lyndon Navalta
Fee: $360 for QAS Members; $385 for Non-Members
Ages 18+

Adobe After Effects is a powerful compositing program that is an essential tool for all modern animators and filmmakers — it’s the “glue” that holds most animations and films together. It’s an intimidating (and frustrating) program to open up and start using with no experience, so let us walk you through it!

This class is nearing capacity! Please contact programming@quickdrawanimation.ca or call 403-261-5767 to inquire for about a spot and/or to get on the waitlist for this course.


ANIMATION FUNDAMENTALS

January 25 – April 12, 2018 (12 Week Course)
Thursdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Instructor: Ryan Von Hagen
Fee: $360 for QAS Members; $385 for Non-Members
18+

An introduction to the basics of animation, including an overview of various approaches and styles, animation movement techniques, and a history of animation. Students will also learn the basics of using animation software, creating high quality files, and proper pre-production techniques.

This class is nearing capacity! Please contact programming@quickdrawanimation.ca or call 403-261-5767 to inquire for about a spot and/or to get on the waitlist for this course.


FREE SWIM

January 26 – April 13, 2018
Fridays 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Lifeguard on Duty: Tyler Longmire
Free for members

Come work on your projects! This is time set aside specifically for students and members to use our classroom space to get things done. Tyler will be available to help with questions here and there as the casual “Lifeguard on Duty”.

For further information feel free to contact programming@quickdrawanimation.ca , call 403-261-5767, or visit our offices.


PROJECTS IN ANIMATION

January 27 – April 21, 2018 (12 Week course – No class on March 31)
Saturdays 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Instructor: Ryan Von Hagen
Fee: $360 for QAS Members; $385 for Non-Members

Have an idea, understand the basics of animation, and harbour a desire to do more? Is there a film burning in your brain that needs to be made? Join us for Projects in Animation, a class where intermediate animation techniques are taught with in-depth instruction from Ryan Von Hagen. Get some serious animating done!

  • NOTE: This course requires Animation Fundamentals or equivalent as a prerequisite. If in doubt, ask QAS staff.

This class is nearing capacity! Please contact programming@quickdrawanimation.ca or call 403-261-5767 to inquire for about a spot and/or to get on the waitlist for this course.


 

 

YOUTH AND CHILDREN’S COURSES

 

YOUNG ANIMATORS AFTER SCHOOL

January 24 – April 18, 2018 (12 Week Course) – no class on March 28th.
Wednesdays 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Instructor: Brian Batista
Fee: $225 for QAS Members; $255 for Non-Members
Ages 13 – 18

In this class students will delve into the world of animation, covering a range of topics including stop-motion, digital platforms, sound design and traditional animation techniques. Participants will complete a short animated film by the end of the course. Open and interesting to all skill levels.

Click here to register for this course!

For further information feel free to contact programming@quickdrawanimation.ca , call 403-261-5767, or visit our offices.


QUICK KIDS ANIMATION

January 27 – April 21, 2018 (12 Week course – No class on March 31)
Saturdays 9:00am – 12:00pm
Instructor: Jean-François Côté
Fee: $350 for QAS Members; $380 for Non-Members
Ages 8 – 14

Kids ages 8-14 learn to animate drawings, cutout characters and plasticine, animate digitally, and more! Kids receive a DVD compilation of their work at the end of the semester.

This class is nearing capacity! Please contact programming@quickdrawanimation.ca or call 403-261-5767 to inquire for about a spot and/or to get on the waitlist for this course.


ONGOING DROP-IN COURSES, WORKSHOPS, CLUBS

DROP-IN LIFE DRAWING

QAS is no longer offering weekly life drawing sessions at our studios. Our apologies! However, we partnered with Brian Batista at Atelier Artista to offer QAS members a discount on their weekly Wednesday night figure drawing classes. Click here for more details.

 


ZINE, BUTTON-MAKING AND LASERDISC CLUB

Monthly sessions, various times
Instructor: QAS buds
Fee: $5 per session / free for QAS Members
Ages 15+

We have a button maker, a sweet old photocopier, and a large collection of laserdiscs to go through. You’re totally invited!

Club meets are held on a casual basis throughout the year. Email info@quickdrawanimation.ca to express your interest and to sign up for updates.

 




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