**Please note: We are unable to support participants with equipment rentals outside of the Mohkinstsis/Calgary area**

Grant Writing Workshop (Online)

Date: Sunday,  August 1/21

Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Instructor: Carol Beecher
Fee: $0 for QAS Members; $10 for Non-Members

Do you want to get paid to make a film? There are tons of grants in Alberta that are ready (and excited!) to help you create your project! This informative workshop will help you build a strong grant application so that you can confidently communicate your idea. Carol Beecher is a local Calgarian Animator that has worked on numerous films including “Business as Usual” (2010), “Mr. Reaper’s Really Bad Morning” (2004), and “Skin for Skin” (2017) along with many others. Carol has been on numerous grant panels and has years of experience in the grant writing world. 

THIS WORKSHOP HAS NOW PASSED! THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT PARTICIPATED!

**Note: This workshop will be held online over Zoom. Please ensure you have a device that can support zoom and a good network connection.**

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


Past Workshops

Adobe Animate Workshop (Online)

Date: Saturday & Sunday,  April  10 & 11/ 2021

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Instructors: Michelle Ku
Fee: $25 for QAS Members; $30 for Non-Members

This workshop is for people who are new to Adobe Animate or just new to animation in general! You will learn how to set up your file and create your own simple looping animation.  You will learn the basic tools of the program, the principles of animation, and try it out for yourself! The goal is to leave the workshop with a simple & fun loopable animation, and to be equipped with the knowledge to keep creating!

Michelle Ku is a freelance 2D animator that currently resides in Calgary, Canada. 

Michelle Ku WEBSITE

Michelle Ku FILM REEL

Requirements:

  • Adobe Animate License (Participants must have their OWN Adobe Animate License for this workshop.)
  • Digital Drawing Tablet & Pen 
  • Scrap Paper & Pencil
  • Webcam and Mic (built-in mic and camera are fine)

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


Winter Stop Motion Workshop (Online)

Date: Sunday,  January 10/ 2021
Instructors: Simon & Vinson Chan
Fee: $5 for QAS Members; $10 for Non-Members
Ages 10+ 

Join us for this fun and interactive winter themed stop motion workshop with the creators of the incredible animated short film “The Legend of Bunny Phantom”! These animation pros will help you learn the basics of stop motion animation using paper cut puppets and backgrounds. You’ll learn some movement basics, get to meet some QAS members, and create a collaborative film celebrating our coldest season!

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


2-Day Maya Workshop (Online)

Date: Saturday & Sunday,  February 20 & 21/ 2021

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Instructors: Andrew Mohr
Fee: $25 for QAS Members; $30 for Non-Members

In this workshop, participants will work their way around a 3D animation program called MAYA. Participants will familiarize themselves with tools like the Extrude Tool, Bevel, Insert Edge Loop, and many more as they model a 3D object. This is a great introductory workshop to Maya! 

Andrew Mohr is a 3D animator located in Calgary, Alberta.

ANDREW MOHR-DEMO REEL

Requirements: We will provide student versions of MAYA for the duration of the workshop! Please have it downloaded and set up on your computer before the start of the workshop.

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**Note: This workshop will be held online over Zoom. Please ensure you have a device that can support zoom and a good network connection.**

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


Lizard Ladder experimental workshop with Ted Wiggin

Date: Wednesday, March 10/2021

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Instructor: Ted Wiggin
Fee: $0 for QAS Members; $5 for Non-Members

Ted Wiggin is an independent animator who pushes the boundaries of digital animation. His films in the past have been screened at festivals like GLAS, Ottawa International Film Festival as well as at GIRAF. Ted has created three experimental animation software engines (to date) that uniquely explores the inbetween frames while pushing them into feedback and hypnotic patterns of chaos. His newest film, Lizard Ladder, was created using the self-made software of the same name. Check out his work:

untitled: https://vimeo.com/7338902


Ted Wiggin will be walking us through his self-made software while participants explore automatic inbetweens. sequentially tracked lines, and an array of feedback expressions. The Lizard Ladder software is free and can be found on Ted’s website here: http://www.tedwiggin.com/LizardLadder/

Ted will be leading this live workshop online via ZOOM so that participants can work from home while they experiment with his mind melting software.

Over the workshop participants will experience direct instruction from Ted, get a glimpse of his artistic practice, and see what inspires his innovative films. Participant will then work with the Lizard Ladder software to create an animation of their own. All animation will be showcased on the QAS vimeo channel with permission from the participants.

Supplies for the workshop 
N/A, but it is always a good idea to bring a sketchbook!
 
Equipment for the workshop
Must have access to a computer. Recommended that you have a drawing tablet (but not essential). The Lizard Latter software is free and works on both mac (OS X 10.11 or later) and pc. Can be downloaded HERE.
 
THIS WORKSHOP HAS NOW PASSED! THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT PARTICIPATED!
 

**Note: This workshop will be held online over Zoom. Please ensure you have a device that can support zoom and a good network connection.**

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


2-Day After Effects Workshop (Online)

Date: Saturday & Sunday,  March 13 & 14/ 2021

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Instructors: Lyndon Navalta
Fee: $25 for QAS Members; $30 for Non-Members

After Effects is a vital program to know for any animator! It helps add those specific details and effects to your film that make it extra special. This workshop is tailored to the animator and will teach basic interface and functionality, motion graphics basics, compositing + effects basics, as well as some more advanced after effects techniques. This workshop is for participants who have some animating or film experience. Familiarity with photoshop and illustrator are recommended but not required.

Requirements: Participants must have their OWN After Effects License for this workshop.

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


  • Experimental Animation
  • Grant Writing

*If you have an idea for a workshop that hasn’t been offered, please fill out our QAS Workshop Application send it along with your CV to our Outreach & Education Coordinator at education@quickdrawanimation.ca

 

**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 workshop. However, since our workshops 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 workshops, and to be sure that we have the minimum enrolment we need to run each event.

Participants will receive a full refund on fees paid for workshops that are cancelled by the student at least two weeks in advance of the first day of class. If a workshop is cancelled by the participant within two weeks of the first day of class, Quickdraw will retain a processing fee of 25% of the full cost of the course. 

In the event that Quickdraw needs to cancel the workshop, whether due to COVID-19 precautions or other circumstances, participants will receive a full refund.

 



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