**Please note: All courses, including online courses, are intended for students in the province of Alberta only**

ANIMATION FUNDAMENTALS (In-Person)

Sept 24 – Dec 10, 2020 (12 Session Course)
Thursdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Instructor: Émilie Tremblay
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.

*Note: This is an in-person class. All students are required to wear a mask and remain 6ft apart from other classmates at all times.*

Click here to register!

This course is now full! Please contact education@quickdrawanimation.ca to get added to our waitlist!

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


3D ANIMATION (Online)

Sept 28 – Dec 21, 2020 (12 Week Course, No Class Oct 12)
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!

*Note: Must have a powerful up-to date computer either MAC or WINDOWS and working webcam.*

Rentals are available through Quickdraw https://quickdrawanimation.ca/production/services/

Please contact production@quickdrawanimation.ca to inquire about equipment rentals for this course. 

Enrolment for this course is now closed.

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


DRAWING FOR ANIMATION (Online)

Sept 23 – Dec 16, 2020 (12 Week Course, No class Nov. 11)
Wednesdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Instructor: Émilie Tremblay
Fee: $360 for QAS Members; $385 for Non-Members
18+

The famous animator, Richard Williams, said “Good drawing is not copying the surface. It has to do with understanding and expression. We don’t want to learn to draw just to end up being imprisoned in showing off our knowledge of joints and muscles. We want to get the kind of reality that a camera can’t get. We want to accentuate and suppress aspects of the model’s character to make it more vivid.” In this course, you’ll learn to professionally design your characters in a way that gives them real… well… “character”. Learn how shapes and colours help express different personas and emotions. You’ll study some life drawing, perspective, environmental design, and the worx and come out of the course with a couple fully fledged characters and environments that you can take forward into your future animating projects!

*note: this is an online course. A webcam is required as well as a computer that will support Zoom. * 

Rentals are available through Quickdraw https://quickdrawanimation.ca/production/services/

Please contact production@quickdrawanimation.ca to inquire about equipment rentals for this course. 

Enrolment for this course is now closed.

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


INTRO TO TOONBOOM HARMONY (Online)

Sept 29 – Dec 15, 2020 (12 Week Course)
Tuesdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Instructor: Brian Batista
Fee: $360 for QAS Members; $385 for Non-Members
18+

ToonBoom Harmony is a professional 2D animating software used globally in the Animation Industry. In this course, you’ll be introduced to the platform and learn your way around the program while creating multiple short projects to showcase your skills. Some animation fundamentals are required. 

*Note: this is an online course. A webcam is required as well as a computer that will support Zoom. All participants are required to rent a drawing tablet for this program unless they already have one. * 

Rentals are available through Quickdraw https://quickdrawanimation.ca/production/services/

Please contact production@quickdrawanimation.ca to inquire about equipment rentals for this course. 

Enrolment for this course is now closed.

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


January to April, 2021

ANIMATION FUNDAMENTALS (In-Person)

Dates: January 28 – April 15, 2021
Thursdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Instructor: TBA
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.

*Note: This is an in-person class. All students are required to wear a mask and remain 6ft apart from other classmates at all times.*

Click here to register!

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


ADVANCED ANIMATION (Online)

Dates: January 27 – April 21, 2021
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. Animations Fundamentals is highly recommended.

Click here to register!

*Note: this is an online course. A webcam is required as well as a computer that will support Zoom.* 

Rentals are available through Quickdraw https://quickdrawanimation.ca/production/services/

Please contact production@quickdrawanimation.ca to inquire about equipment rentals for this course. 

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


TOONBOOM HARMONY ADVANCED (Online)

Dates: January 26 – April 13, 2021
Tuesdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Instructor: TBA
Fee: $360 for QAS Members; $385 for Non-Members
18+

You’re familiar with ToonBoom Harmony but you’re ready to take your skills to the next level! This course is the course for you! You’ll learn complex techniques specific to ToonBoom Harmony that will push your work forward within the animation industry! This course is for people that have experience in ToonBoom Harmony. Intro to ToonBoom Harmony is recommended.

*Note: this is an online course. A webcam is required as well as a computer that will support Zoom. All participants are required to rent a drawing tablet for this program unless they already have one. * 

Rentals are available through Quickdraw https://quickdrawanimation.ca/production/services/

Please contact production@quickdrawanimation.ca to inquire about equipment rentals for this course. 

Click here to register!

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: Erin Saunders
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. Erin 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.

 


**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 enrollment we need to run each class.

Students will receive a full refund on fees paid for courses or camps that are cancelled by the student at least two weeks in advance of the first day of class. If a course or camp is cancelled by the student 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 by the student 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.

In the event that Quickdraw needs to cancel the course, whether due to COVID-19 precautions or other circumstances, students will have their choice of receiving a pro-rated refund based on the number of classes completed, retaining that amount as a credit towards future courses, or donating that amount to Quickdraw as a charitable contribution.



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