Our 2023/24 Intermediate Animators Residency Call is OPEN! Click HERE for details! Deadline is April 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

Registration is now closed.


January 25, 2023April 19, 2023

Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm


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


Animation Fundamentals Winter 2023 is full - please reach out to Theresa at education@quickdrawanimation to be added to the waitlist.

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 March 29th.

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.