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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.


 

FALL 2017

ADULT COURSES

 

(c)ART(oons) : THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION

September 26 – December 12, 2017 (12 Week Course)
Tuesdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Instructor: Carol Beecher
Fee: $300 for QAS Members; $325 for Non-Members
18+

Calling all emerging animators and animation fans! Understanding the history of animation is important to get a sense of possibilities for productions, broaden the scope of influences for creativity, and expose yourself to the origins of various practices and techniques utilized by current animators. In this lecture-based course, a fundamental survey of pre-cinema, historical, classic, and contemporary international animation will be studied.

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.


 

INTRO TO 3D ANIMATION

September 27 – December 13, 2017 (12 Week Course)
Wednesdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Instructor: Kristen Loader
Fee: $360 for QAS Members; $385 for Non-Members

You will be introduced to the world of 3D modelling using BLENDER, an open-source animation program. During the 12-week course you will learn the fundamentals of modelling 3D objects, creating textures and materials, and rigging your objects into simple animation. No experience required, some homework beneficial to projects but not required.

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.


 

ANIMATION FUNDAMENTALS

September 28 – December 14, 2017 (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 now full! There’s still room in the January 2018 Fundamentals class, or contact programming@quickdrawanimation.ca or call 403-261-5767 to get on the waitlist for this session.


 

FREE SWIM

September 29 – December 15, 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”.

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


 

YOUTH AND CHILDREN’S COURSES

YOUNG ANIMATORS AFTER SCHOOL

September 27 – December 13, 2017 (12 Week Course)
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

September 23 – December 16, 2017 (12 Week course – No class on November 11) This session is now full
Saturdays 9:00am – 12:00pm (option of staying until 5:00pm on December 9 and 16)
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 now full! There’s still room in the January 2018 Quick Kids class, or contact programming@quickdrawanimation.ca or call 403-261-5767 to get on the waitlist for this session.


 

WINTER 2018

ADULT COURSES


ADOBE AFTER-EFFECTS

January 24 – April 11, 2018 (12 Week Course)
Wednesdays 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!

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.


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.

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.


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.

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.


 

 

YOUTH AND CHILDREN’S COURSES

 

YOUNG ANIMATORS AFTER SCHOOL

January 24 – April 11, 2018 (12 Week Course)
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.

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.

 

ONGOING DROP-IN COURSES, WORKSHOPS, CLUBS

DROP-IN LIFE DRAWING

QAS Life Drawing sessions are ON HOLD for the immediate future. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

 


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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