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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 2017

ADULT COURSES

 

PROJECTS IN ANIMATION

January 14 – April 08 2017 (12 Week Course – no class on February 18)
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 in-depth instruction from Ryan von Hagen (and special guests) is paired with focused work time under his guidance. 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 NOW FULL! Please contact programming@quickdrawanimation.ca , call 403-261-5767, or visit our offices to get on the wait-list.

Or contact us at programming@quickdrawanimation.ca or 403-261-5767, or by visiting our offices.


ANIMATION FUNDAMENTALS

January 17 – April 4 2017 (12 Week Course)
Tuesdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Instructor: Ryan von Hagen
Fee: $360 for QAS Members; $385 for Non-Members

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 NOW FULL! Please contact programming@quickdrawanimation.ca , call 403-261-5767, or visit our offices to get on the wait-list.

Or contact us at programming@quickdrawanimation.ca or 403-261-5767, or by visiting our offices


ADOBE AFTER-EFFECTS

January 19 – April 6 2017 (12 Week Course)
Thursdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Instructor: Brian Batista
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 NOW FULL! Please contact programming@quickdrawanimation.ca , call 403-261-5767, or visit our offices to get on the wait-list.


 

FREE SWIM

January 20 – April 21, 2017
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”.


 

YOUTH AND CHILDREN’S COURSES

YOUNG ANIMATORS AFTER SCHOOL

January 19 – April 6 2017 (12 Week Course)
Thursdays 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.

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL! Please contact programming@quickdrawanimation.ca , call 403-261-5767, or visit our offices to get on the wait-list.


 

QUICK KIDS ANIMATION

January 28 – April 22, 2017 (No class on February 18)
Saturdays 9:00am – 12:00pm (option of staying until 5:00pm on April 15 and 22)
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, plasticine, animate digitally, and more! Kids receive a DVD compilation of their work at the end of the semester.

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL! Please contact programming@quickdrawanimation.ca , call 403-261-5767, or visit our offices to get on the wait-list.


 

  

ONGOING DROP-IN COURSES, WORKSHOPS, CLUBS

DROP-IN LIFE DRAWING

Wednesdays 7:00pm – 10:00pm (Subject to RSVP and Space Availability)
Instructor: Simon Tang
Fee: $10 per session

UPDATE JANUARY 2017: QAS Life Drawing sessions are ON HOLD for Winter-Spring 2017 as we move into our new space and sort out a new venue to hold these weekly sessions. We will update this page once we get things sorted. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

All major animation schools & studios require samples of a life-drawing portfolio. This is a casual, non-instructional session with live models. Workshop coordinator is willing to review student portfolios upon request.

Sessions are held via RSVP, we highly recommend RSVPing with Simon before coming down on any given Wednesday. Please contact Life Drawing coordinator Simon Tang for all information and to RSVP via email: silver1spider@hotmail.com


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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