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Quickdraw offers a range of in-person and online courses and workshops for animators of all ages and skill levels in the Calgary area. Course offerings change regularly, and if you don't see what you're looking for, please don't hesitate to reach out!

Please note: All courses, including online courses, are intended for students based in Alberta only.

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Feb 06, 2022Feb 06, 2022

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Quickdraw helps animators apply for grants every year with great success - why not get paid to do something you love?

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Jan 20, 2022Mar 10, 2022

Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm Session one: Jan 20 - Feb 10 Session two: Feb 17 - Mar 10 You only need one session to get the credential on your account.

Become trained in our brand-new Animator Cube for an official credential on your membership!

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Ask us about scheduling your workshop!

The Quickdraw Animation Society’s Portable Animation Workshops (PAW) use the latest in animation software, along with the expertise of our talented instructors, to bring a fully functioning animation studio into classrooms and other environments throughout Calgary.

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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.

Beyond the classroom

Quickdraw's support for animators goes far beyond our courses and workshops. Once you've learned enough to get you started on your professional path, keep an eye out for funding opportunities and job calls around Calgary, and browse through our equipment catalogue to find the tools you need to reach the next level.

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    Looking for support in creating new works or learning new skills? Here are some resources to get you started. (Note: Unless otherwise noted, these scholarships and grants are not affiliated with Quickdraw)

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    Interesting opportunities for animators in Calgary (and sometimes beyond). Unless otherwise noted, these postings are not affiliated in any way with Quickdraw.

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    Whether you work with analog, digital, or somewhere in between, our equipment library and studios have what you're looking for to take your animation to the next level.

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