**Please note: All courses, including online courses, are intended for students in the province of Alberta only**

Online Stop Motion Animation Camp (Ages 10-14)

Dates: July 5th – July 16th, 2021

MON-FRI (2 week session)
9:00AM – 12:00PM

Instructors: Jean François Côté and Toby Duska

Fee: $300 for QAS Members; $330 for Non-Members

Do you love films like Coraline, Kubo and the Two Strings, Wallace and Gromit and various others? Do you ever wonder how those films are made? Here’s a chance to find out how! For a 2-week, online adventure, participants will learn the basics of animation through the magical technique of stop-motion animation. Using our down-shooter cameras and a professional stop-motion program, participants will make animated films through paper cutouts, animated personal objects, and much more! Each student will complete a short animated movie with sound and receive a compilation of the class’ work at the end of the camp!

Requirements: 

  • Computer with Zoom installed
  • Webcam (we can lend you one upon request)
  • Drawing materials (as well as construction paper, scissors, tape)
  • Stop-motion kit – To rent the stop-motion gear, we will require a $200 refundable deposit with the purchase of the camp. This will be reimbursed upon the return of the equipment. 
  • Dragonframe license: This is included in the camp fee

About the Instructors: 

Jean François, or JF to his fans, has been a QuickKid and camp instructor with Quickdraw for years and years. Loved by all of his students for his exceptional knowledge of animation and open-ended teaching techniques, JF has animated for several shorts, notably Mr. Reaper’s Really Bad Morning. Accompanying him, we are introducing Toby Duska into our instructor pool. Toby has been a part of QuickKids as a student, and after aging out became a dedicated volunteer and we are so proud to allow Toby to join the instructing side. Join both of our stop-motion and youth animation masters in this wonderful imaginative camp!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER – Registration is Now Closed. 

For further information feel free to contact education@quickdrawanimation.ca, call 403-261-5767, or visit our offices


Online Drawing for Animation Camp (Ages 12-17)

Dates: July 26th – August 6th, 2021

MON – FRI (2 week session)
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Instructor: Émilie Tremblay

Fee: $250 for members, $280 for non-members

Learn how to draw specifically for animation in this fun online camp! All those major animations you love? Someone had to think specifically about who those characters really were. What they looked like, wore, facial expressions for different emotions, how they walked etc. All vital in giving a character a distinct personality. In this interactive camp, you’ll be learning from a top notch local animator. They’ll teach you the elements of character design, perspective, and environment. By the end of this camp, you’ll have a fully fledged character, boards, and more that you can take forward into future animation projects!

Requirements: 

  • Computer with Zoom installed
  • Webcam (we can lend you one upon request)
  • Drawing materials (camper’s choice)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER this camp is now full! Thank you for your support!

About the Instructor

MLE is a cartoonist and art teacher with an ambition for comic writing. Previously, they have enjoyed volunteering at many Quickdraw events including the Animation Lockdown, and GIRAF, and spent the summer of 2017 as our Production Assistant. After two years of animation at Sheridan College, they have returned to Calgary to develop their own stories and share their appreciation of the arts with their students and community. They have spent the past year teaching their own Drawing in Animation classes that they developed, as well as our Animation Fundamentals courses over the past Fall and Winter. 

Check out their instagram @homesick_mountain_beast

For further information feel free to contact education@quickdrawanimation.ca, call 403-261-5767, or visit our offices


Online Toon Boom Harmony Camp (Ages 12-17)

Dates: August 16th – August 27th, 2021

MON – FRI (2 week session)
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Instructor: Brian “Bunny” Batista

Fee: $275 for members, $305 for non-members

ToonBoom Harmony is a professional Canadian 2D animation software that is taking the global animation community by storm! It’s used by companies like Cartoon Network, Universal, Ubisoft, Southpark Studios, Lucas Films LTD., and many more. Join us for this online, interactive ToonBoom camp and get introduced to this powerful animation software. You’ll learn your way around ToonBoom through various exercises to learn its mechanics, and the completion of a finished animated short.

Requirements: 

  • Computer with Zoom installed
  • Webcam (we can lend you one upon request)
  • Toon Boom license (This is included in the camp fee)
  • Drawing Tablet –  To rent a drawing tablet, we will require an additional $100 refundable deposit with the purchase of the camp. This will be reimbursed upon the return of equipment.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER – This camp is now full!

About the Instructor

Brian currently has an active studio practice in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Brian graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design with a BFA with distinction, he was the 2001 Valedictorian, a recipient of a Board of Governors award for his faculty, and a 2014 ACAD Alumni Award recipient.

Brian co-founded (CUFF) the Calgary Underground Film Festival and is an active member of the Calgary arts Community. His experience and involvement in the arts community is extensive. Brian currently teaches creative arts at the Alberta College of Art and Design in the Continuing education department, he teaches animation at the Quickdraw Animation Society and samplers at Swinton’s every few Sundays. He has opened a private atelier/school www.Atelierartista.com for those wanting to take their artistic skills to the next level.

Brian’s Website

For further information feel free to contact education@quickdrawanimation.ca, call 403-261-5767, or visit our offices


**CANCELLATION POLICY**

We appreciate that people’s plans and circumstances can change, and that sometimes it will be necessary to cancel your registration in a course. However, since our classes are so small, last-minute cancellations can be very difficult for us to deal with—we need time to make sure that we can reach out to members on the waiting lists for the classes, and to be sure that we have the minimum enrolment we need to run each class.

Students will receive a full refund on fees paid for courses or camps that are cancelled by the student at least two weeks in advance of the first day of class. If a course or camp is cancelled by the student within two weeks of the first day of class, Quickdraw will retain a processing fee of 25% of the full cost of the course. If a course or camp is cancelled by the student after the first day of class, Quickdraw will retain a processing fee of 50% of the full cost of the course, or a pro-rated amount based on the number of classes already completed if the course is more than half finished. That said, please let us know if there are any circumstances we should know about in working out a refund.

In the event that Quickdraw needs to cancel the course, whether due to COVID-19 precautions or other circumstances, students will have their choice of receiving a pro-rated refund based on the number of classes completed, retaining that amount as a credit towards future courses, or donating that amount to Quickdraw as a charitable contribution.


Contact: Theresa Pinhey
Outreach and Education Coordinator
Education@quickdrawanimation.ca
(403) 261 5767



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