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The Art Department Animation Class Registration Closes February 7th

Registration for Animation Principles, Character Design, Production Design and Story classes closes this coming Friday. 

Registration for Animation Principles, Character Design, Production Design and Story classes at The Art Department online school closes this coming Friday.

Dedicated to the training and preparation of artists for today’s professional art world, TAD offers both full-time, part-time and individual classes. The animation classes taught at TAD are taught by leading professionals in the animation industry. These classes are designed to improve a student’s talent, develop their skill level, and help them confidently enter the animation industry with a strong portfolio and body of work. This semester, TAD is offering four animation classes.

2014 Animation Classes

Principles of Animation

Instructor: Stephen Gregory, Animator at Pixar Animation Studios
Wednesdays: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. CST

Class Description:

This unique and in-depth class covers the full range of principles used in animation throughout history and in today’s 2D and 3D animation industry. This enlightening course provides the foundation required for understanding animation principles, and helps prepare students for understanding motion, physics, weight, stretch and squash, follow through, anticipation, staging, arcs, timing, secondary action, exaggeration, appeal and more.

Learn more about the class here.

Character Design

Instructor: Dan Holland, Sketch Artist at Pixar Animation Studios
Thursdays: 11:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. CST

Class Description:

This class seeks to help students understand design as it relates to character creation. We will delve into the heart of the problem of character design and learn to create beyond the superficial to shape original characters with unique appeal.

Learn more about the class here.

Story I

Instructor:

Sam Hood, Story Artist at Pixar Animation Studios
Mondays: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CST

Class Description:

This class is to help students gain the skills needed to understand the concepts of what the day to day is for a storyboard artist in a feature film environment. Topics such as staging, composition, gags, 3-act story structure as well as many other concepts will be learned

Learn more about the class here.

Production Design

Instructor:

Anthony Christov, Art Director at Pixar Animation Studios
Mondays: 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. CST

Class Description:

This class addresses design, composition, staging, and movement in 2D drawings for film. We will develop the ability to translate emotional and verbal ideas into strong visual images whose design is determined by story and character development.

Learn more about the class here.

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