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Projects in Animation

Taught by

Carol Beecher

Style frames from an animation, used in Projects class in 2021
image of a piece of Kale with eyeballs and sneakers, with arms outstretched, standing on a mountain at night. He's looking at the camera
storyboard view for a projects class

Registration is now closed.


Stay tuned for the next run of this class! (projected winter 2025)


Quickdraw Animation Society, 2011 10 ave SW, Calgary AB


When our students come through the doors the first time, they often take Animation Fundamentals. Once they've completed that course, the most commonly asked question is, "where should I go next?"

This project-focused course led by Quickdraw’s own Carol Beecher, an amazing independent artist with A LOT of experience with project-based grants and animations, will lead you through the steps to get you prepped for production and applying for funds to make it happen. This course will cover best technical practices and advanced techniques, creation of animatics, grant-writing, project pitching, and setting up your production pipeline so your work looks the best it can be. Carol will help you develop your story and refine the pieces to get what you need to make it happen.

The goal of this class is to MAKE a THING with a professional mentor helping you out as you go! This is the natural evolution of our Advanced Animation class, so if you were looking to expand your skills and start making animations, don't miss out on this opportunity!

This is a 12-week in person class with no class on February 7th and March 27th

  • Animation Fundamentals
  • A project idea that you can create throughout the semester
  • Understanding of what form of animation you'd like to use for your project
  • Prepare assets and materials to refine your production pipeline
  • Receive mentorship and advice with your workflow and story writing
  • Animate and have the time to work on your personal project!