Quickdraw Animation Society is a member driven not-for-profit that fosters a creative community through resources and opportunities that further animation arts and culture.

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Cut paper painted in pastels, an image of a man wearing thick glasses, a yellow and red checkered shirt and black slacks sits at a desk looking at a typewriter. He is holding his neck in pain from slouching. In the top left of the frame, there is a hand holding the handle of an umbrella.

unlike most cut-out animation, which tends to treat its canvas like a two-dimensional platform, Voltova is more than willing to push her camera angles and distort her perspectives; it makes for a much more dramatic and energetic piece of animation than paper cut-out usually allows.

Recent opportunities

Posted Jan 23, 2024

DS4Y & Quickdraw MOCAP Residency

6 week residency, to be completeted approx feb 13 to mar 23

Recently, Quickdraw has acquired 2 Rokoko Smartsuite II motion capture suits and we're excited to support ONE resident artist to explore the ways this technology intersects with their discipline, depending on their interests and abilities.

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Posted Nov 14, 2023

Straight-Ahead Scholarships and Production Residency

Applications will be accepted in 2024 - stay tuned for more details

A Mentor-focused program offered by the Quickdraw Animation Society (QAS) intended to assist neurodivergent Youth (16-25 years of age) in learning animation or animation adjacent processes (gaming, 3D, storyboarding, etc) and discovering potential career pathways.

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Monday Shorts

Make your Mondays a little more pleasant with a newly curated short film each week, plus our insights into why we love them.

A mysterious creature stands with outstretched arms under a glowing light

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Sign up for a one-year membership to gain access to Quickdraw's courses, resource library, and more. Whether you're a youth, a student, or a professional artist, we have the tools you need to support your animation practice.