Animation City is nurturing new animation artists throughout the City of Toronto.


Toronto is an ANIMATION CITY

The Toronto Animated Image Society’s Animation City program brings animated art and story making to your community group or classroom in the GTA and beyond. Our workshops offer a fun and unique way to learn about the animated arts, and our instructors incorporate many creative skills including drawing, painting, and sculpture, as well as performance, video editing, music/sound design, and special effects.





Animation City is a resourceful addition to the classroom – our workshops are linked with school curriculum, and integrate skills in digital and media literacy, critical thinking, storytelling, visual arts and technology. We provide all equipment, materials, and instruction for our workshops.

Our workshops come in different animation styles, and for groups ranging from 10 to 100 participants, or more!


  • Introduction to Stop Motion
  • Storytelling
  • Pixilation
  • Flipbooks (Intro to hand drawn animation)
  • Rotoscoping (Animation from video)
  • Studio Fieldtrip


  • The creative Re-user
  • The Human Body
  • Toronto is Home 
  • Canadian Animalia


Animation is a flexible medium and can be adapted to different topics, from social issues to specific curriculum goals. Tell us what you are interested in and we can work together designing a workshop that fits your organization’s needs.




Community Partners

Since TAIS launched Animation City in 2014, the project has engaged over 1,100 participants in 500+ hours of fun and focused learning – delivering 55 workshops and 3 summer camps in collaboration with 21 community partners. See who’ve  we worked with HERE

To make a booking, please fill out the request form below.

QUESTIONS? Contact Andrea Vela Alarcón, Outreach Coordinator


Phone: 416-533-7889




TAIS Animation City program is presented with the support of the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts

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This project was initiated through funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation