Quickdraw's Holiday Closure: December 18 2022 - January 14 2023!

Animation Fundamentals (In-Person)

Taught by

Émilie Tremblay

bouncing ball motion path with a little bear head as an example
drawing of a person leaping through the air
a claymation ball with a wire tail getting ready to jump on two boxes

Please register to take this course


January 25, 2023April 19, 2023

Wednesdays, 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-week in-person course with no classes on November 16th for our GIRAF animation festival.

This course is a pre-requisite for Advanced Animation in Winter 2023! So make sure to sign up so you're prepared to continue your skills!

For further information feel free to contact education@quickdrawanimation.ca, 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.