Animation Fundamentals (In-Person)

Taught by

Émilie Tremblay

a clay plant is creeping out of a crack in a sidewalk
screenshot of a jump animation of a snake-like character
Screenshot of a collage animation. The background is of a mountain range, and there are two pictures of fish in the air

Registration is now closed.


September 19, 2023December 12, 2023

Tuesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm


Quickdraw Animation Society, 2011 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0K4


An introduction to the basics of animation! Go over the 12 principles 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.

This is a 12-class in-person course with no classes on November 14th.

This course is a pre-requisite for Projects in Animation, which we plan to launch for Winter 2024! So make sure to sign up so you're prepared to continue your skills!

ANIMATION FUNDAMENTALS IS NOW FULL - please contact Theresa Pinhey at to be added to the waitlist.

For further information feel free to contact, call 403-261-5767, or visit our offices. There are payment plans available if the course's price is at all a barrier to you.

Course Highlights

 Learn the 12 Animation Principles originally coined by the legendary Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston! Stretch and Squash, pose-to-pose, arcs, you name it!

Try your hand at various styles of animation to find your niche, including stop-motion and hand-drawn animation.