Studio Classes

Dive deep into animation with multi-day classes and intensives for students of all ages and levels of expertise. Studio classes are designed to showcase fundamental principles of art, design, and animation as well as the tangible benefits of a supportive, creative environment supervised by teaching animators and industry professionals. 

After School Animation (Grades 6–12)

Successful animators have a comprehensive understanding of basic animation techniques and principles. This eight-week course focuses on one of these concepts each class. Budding animators can develop a strong foundation, continue to build their knowledge of art and animation, and hone their unique…

Digital 2D Animation for Adults

Take the traditional animation techniques that Walt and his team used daily with pencil and paper and move them into the digital world. Students learn skills and software in this eight-week class using Toon Boom to create hand-drawn animation on the computer. Students will go through advanced exercises…

Beginning Animation (Grades 3–5)

In this eight-week class, be prepared to rethink and reimagine ideas and designs as you learn what it takes to be an animator. Drawing, painting, and sculpting techniques will be explored alongside the 12 principles of animation, with an emphasis on timing, spacing, and staging. Students will create…

Foundation Drawing (Grades 9–12)

Walt knew that having a strong foundation is key to becoming a strong artist. This 12-week course is inspired by drawing-class methods utilized by the animation industry and designed to cover the basic fundamentals of drawing and design. Students will learn introductory concepts dealing with shape,…

Understanding Photoshop (Ages 14 & up)

Gain an understanding of how to edit and play with images in Photoshop in this Understanding series class. Students will be introduced to tools, functions, and tips and tricks as they learn the basics of Photoshop. This class is designed with beginners in mind and is intended for students with very…