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Animation Fundamentals (In-Person)

Taught by

Émilie Tremblay

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

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January 25, 2024April 18, 2024

Thursdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm


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


Animation Fundamentals is now FULL! Please contact Theresa at to be added to the waitlist or mailing list for future runs of this course.

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 March 28th.

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!

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.