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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.


2019 – 2020 Course Calendar

 

 

ADULT COURSES


January – April, 2020

Experimental Animation

Jan 28 – April 14, 2020 (12 Week Course)
Tuesdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Instructors: Tyler Longmire, Joanne Fisher, Anna Firth

Fee: $360 for QAS Members; $385 for Non-Members
18+

Experimental Animation is an opportunity to explore various animating techniques outside the traditional idea of animation. Using mostly analog materials, participants will learn down shooter stop motion animation with materials like paint on glass, sand, found objects etc. They will focus on timing, design, loop weaving, film manipulation, and compositing while exploring avante garde ideas. This 12-week course will be split into three 4-week projects taught by three incredible local and national animators who use experimental animation in their own practice.

Click Here to Register for this course!

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


3D Animation

Feb 3 – May 4, 2020 (12 Week Course, No Class Feb 17, Apr 13)
Mondays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Instructors: William Dyer

Fee: $360 for QAS Members; $385 for Non-Members
18+

Come learn Blender! It’s a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software that artists are using to create incredible films and media art! In this course, participants will learn the basics of Blender while learning how to rig and animate. This is a great introductory course to 3D animation!

Click here to register for this course! This course is now full! Please email education@quickdrawanimation.ca to get on the wait list!

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


Advanced Animation

Jan 22 – April 15, 2020 (13 Week Course)
Wednesdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Instructor: Ryan Von Hagen
Fee: $360 for QAS Members; $385 for Non-Members
18+

 

Take a step further into the vastness of animation! This course focuses on intermediate techniques of animation such us rotoscoping, walk cycles, character animation, mouth sync, cinematic language, sound design, compositing and more. Up your skills and then put it to use in a narrative of your own creation.

Click here to register for this course!

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


ANIMATION FUNDAMENTALS

Jan 23 – April 9, 2020 (12 Session Course)
Thursdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Instructor: Mihaela Slabé
Fee: $360 for QAS Members; $385 for Non-Members
18+

 

An introduction to the basics of animation! Including an overview of various 2D approaches and styles, animation movement techniques, and a history of animation all through under camera animation technique. 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! This course is now full! Please email education@quickdrawanimation.ca to get on the wait list!

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


FREE SWIM

Saturdays 1:00pm – 5:00pm
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 education@quickdrawanimation.ca, call 403-261-5767, or visit our offices.


YOUTH AND CHILDRENS’ COURSES

September to December, 2019

YOUNG ANIMATORS AFTER SCHOOL

Sept 20 – Dec 20, 2019 (12 Session Course – No Class on Sept 27 or Nov 22)
Fridays 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Instructor: Erin Saunders
Fee: $320 for QAS Members; $350 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! This course is now full! Please email education@quickdrawanimation.ca to get on the wait list!

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


QUICK KIDS ANIMATION

Sept 14 – Dec 14, 2019 (12 Session Course – No class Oct 12, Nov 9, and Nov 23)
Saturdays 9:00am – 12:00pm

Instructor: Erin Saunders
Fee: $320 for QAS Members; $350 for Non-Members
Ages 8 – 14

 

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

Click here to register for this course! This course is now full! Please email education@quickdrawanimation.ca to get on the wait list!

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


January to April, 2020

YOUNG ANIMATORS AFTER SCHOOL

January 24 – April 24, 2020 (12 Week Course – No Class on March 27th and April 10th)
Fridays 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Instructor: Erin Saunders

Fee: $320 for QAS Members; $350 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! This course is now full! Please email education@quickdrawanimation.ca to get on the wait list!

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


QUICK KIDS ANIMATION (A)

Jan 25 – April 25, 2020 (12 Session Course – No class Feb 15 and April 11)
Saturdays 9:00am – 12:00pm

Instructor: Erin Saunders
Fee: $320 for QAS Members; $350 for Non-Members
Ages 8 – 14

 

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

Click here to register for this course! This course is now full! Please email education@quickdrawanimation.ca to get on the wait list!

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


QUICK KIDS ANIMATION (B)

Jan 26 – April 26, 2020 (12 Session Course – No class Feb 16 and April 12)
Sundays 9:00am – 12:00pm

Instructor: Émilie Tremblay
Fee: $320 for QAS Members; $350 for Non-Members
Ages 8 – 14

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

Click here to register for this course! This course is now full! Please email education@quickdrawanimation.ca to get on the wait list!

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


 

**CANCELLATION POLICY**

We appreciate that people’s plans and circumstances can change, and that sometimes it will be necessary to cancel your registration in a course. However, since our classes are so small, last-minute cancellations can be very difficult for us to deal with—we need time to make sure that we can reach out to members on the waiting lists for the classes, and to be sure that we have the minimum enrolment we need to run each class.

Students will receive a full refund on fees paid for courses or camps that are cancelled at least two weeks in advance of the first day of class. If a course or camp is cancelled within two weeks of the first day of class, Quickdraw will retain a processing fee of 25% of the full cost of the course. If a course or camp is cancelled after the first day of class, Quickdraw will retain a processing fee of 50% of the full cost of the course, or a pro-rated amount based on the number of classes already completed if the course is more than half finished. That said, please let us know if there are any circumstances we should know about in working out a refund.


 

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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