Studio Skills Animation Workshops – Fall & Winter 2017-18

TAIS STUDIO SKILLS


Beginning in September 2017 through March 2018, TAIS is offering 3-8 week animation skills development courses and 1-3 day focused animation workshops. With seven (7) different intensive courses, and eleven (11) different skills development workshops, there’s something for everyone – from no-experience beginners to those with years of experience in animation production.


 

Sign-up form is available below.

Important details

  • Instructors for each workshop or course will be announced a minimum of 4 weeks in advance of start-date, but TAIS reserves the right to change instructors assigned to each class as needed. Registrants will be notified as soon as possible of any changes
  • Class sizes are small to ensure that all participants have opportunities to ask questions and get personal feedback.
  • All Non-member course fees come with a one-year TAIS Supporting Membership included. This new membership can be used toward Member discounts for subsequent registrations.
  • TAIS offers a reduced pricing option – 2 subsidized registrations spots are available for each course.  Subsidies are available on a first-come, first-served basis, where the request meets basic requirements. To qualify for the subsidy, please fill out the application form, available HERE
  • For all registrants, payment MUST be made within 14 days of registration. If payment is not delivered in time, your spot may be given to another registrant
  • Payment MUST be made in full, IN ADVANCE of the start date of the workshop or course
  • Payment can be made by Paypal or EMT (send to tais.animation@gmail.com), or via Cash or Cheque (made out to Toronto Animated Image Society).
  • There is a MINIMUM ENROLMENT for all courses and Masterclasses. If the minimum is not met, the class may be cancelled. In the event of cancellation, all registrations will be refunded in full.
  • TAIS reserves the right to alter the class content, instructors, dates and hours for the class, as needed, as the curriculum is developed. Full refunds are available if changes to the dates or hours of the class are prohibitive for the registrant. Registrants will be notified as soon as possible of any changes to the class and/or schedule.
  • NO REFUNDS are available for modifications to class instructors or curriculum.
  • NO REFUNDS are permitted in the event of  cancellation by the registrant, including failure to attend.

 


FOR A FULL DESCRIPTION CLICK THE WORKSHOP/COURSE TITLE

INSTRUCTORS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AS THEY ARE CONFIRMED / WITHIN 4 WEEKS OF START DATE



COURSE 

Old School Awesomeness: Introduction to Hand Drawn Animation

Creative skills development
Beginner

INSTRUCTOR Bryce Hallett

Sept 26, Oct 3, 10, 17 2017
6:30pm – 9:30pm
4 sessions

Non-member $220 / TAIS Member $180 / Subsidized $100


COURSE

Hand Drawn Special FX

Creative skills development
Beginner

INSTRUCTOR Bryce Hallett

Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017
6:30pm – 9:30pm
4 sessions

Non-member $220 / TAIS Member $180 / Subsidized $100


COURSE

Character Design for Stop Motion Puppets

Creative skills development
Intermediate

INSTRUCTOR TBD

October 5, 12, 19, 2017
6:30pm – 9:30pm
3 sessions

Non-member $180 / TAIS Member $150 / Subsidized $80


COURSE

Puppet Design & Fabrication for Stop Motion

Technical skills development
Beginner

INSTRUCTOR Stephanie Dudley

October 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; December 6, 13, 2017
6:30pm – 9:30pm
8 sessions

Non-member $380 / TAIS Member $320 / Subsidized $200


WORKSHOP

Animation Software Basics: Dragonframe

Technical skills development
Beginner

INSTRUCTOR TBD

October 14, 2017
11:00am – 3:00pm

Non-member $100 / TAIS Member $80 / Subsidized $40


WORKSHOP

How to Make an Animatic 

Technical skills development
Beginner

INSTRUCTOR TBD

October 21, 2017
10:00pm – 2:00pm

Non-member $80 / TAIS Member $60 / Subsidized $25


WORKSHOP

Lighting for Stop motion

Technical skills development
Intermediate

INSTRUCTOR Evan DeRushie

October 21, 2017
3:00pm – 6:00pm

Non-member $60 / TAIS Member $45 / Subsidized $20


WORKSHOP

Stop Motion Puppet Animation for Beginners

Technical skills development
Beginner

INSTRUCTOR TBD

November 11, 2017
1:00pm – 5:00pm

Non-member $60 / TAIS Member $45 / Subsidized $20


WORKSHOP

Silhouette and Paper Puppet Stop Motion Animation  

Creative skills development
Beginner

INSTRUCTOR TBD

November 25, 2017
10:00am – 4:00pm

Non-member $100 / TAIS Member $80 / Subsidized $40


COURSE

Blender for Beginners: 3D Basics

Technical skills development
Beginner

INSTRUCTOR Michael Enzbrunner

February 10, 17, 24, 2018
11:00am – 2:30pm
3 sessions

Non-member $180 / TAIS Member $120 / Subsidized $80


COURSE

Animating for VR

Technical skills development
Intermediate

INSTRUCTOR TBD

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018
6:30pm – 9:30pm
4 sessions

Non-member $200 / TAIS Member $140 / Subsidized $100


COURSE

Coding for Animators

Technical skills development
Intermediate

INSTRUCTOR Nick Fox-Gieg

March 10, 17, 24, 2018
3:00pm – 6:00pm
3 sessions

Non-member $180 / TAIS Member $130 / Subsidized $90


WORKSHOP

Animated Self-Portraits

Creative skills development
Beginner

INSTRUCTOR TBD

January 17, 2018
6:30pm – 9:30pm

All registration $40


WORKSHOP

Animation Software Basics: Adobe After Effects

Technical skills development
Beginner

INSTRUCTOR TBD

January 20, 2018
11:00am – 5:00pm

Non-member $100 / TAIS Member $80 / Subsidized $50


WORKSHOP

Rotoscoping Animation 

Creative skills development
Intermediate

INSTRUCTOR TBD

January 27, 2018
11:00am – 3:00pm

Non-member $100 / TAIS Member $60 / Subsidized $50


WORKSHOP

Replacement Object Animation

Creative skills development
Beginner

INSTRUCTOR Martha Grant

February 7, 2018
6:30pm – 9:30pm

All registration $40


WORKSHOP

Animated Self-Portraits

Creative skills development
Beginner

INSTRUCTOR TBD

March 3, 2018
11:00am – 2:00pm

All registration $40


WORKSHOP

Projection-mapping for Animators

Technical skills development
Beginner

INSTRUCTOR TBD

March 31, 2018
11:00am – 4:00pm

Non-member $120 / TAIS Member $70 / Subsidized $40


 



 



 

TAIS Workshops are presented with the support of the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts

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