COURSE – Coding for Animators

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS)


Technical skills development


March 7, 14, 21, 2018
6:30pm – 9:30pm
3 sessions

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

The goal of this 3 class course is to give participants a foundation to be able to teach themselves how to incorporate new coding techniques into their art practice over time. For days one and two the course will focus on core concepts in Processing; then on the third day participants will apply what they’ve learned into Unity.

The course will take place in TAIS Studios, located at 1411 Dufferin Street, Unit B. Limited parking is available onsite.


The course instructor, Nick Fox-Gieg is an animator and creative technologist based in Toronto. His film “Jenny in the Self-Checkout Line” won an Honourable Mention Jury Prize at TAIS 11th Annual Animation Showcase in 2017, and his film “The Orange” won the jury prize for Best Animated Short at SXSW 2010. His films have also screened at the Ottawa, Rotterdam, and TIFF film festivals, at the Centre Pompidou, and on CBC TV. Nick was awarded an Eyebeam Fellowship in 2012, a Fulbright Fellowship in 2006, and has received media arts grants from Bravo!FACT, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the arts councils of Ontario, Pennsylvania, Toronto, and West Virginia. He holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Most recently, he’s been working on virtual reality and simulation projects at Framestore, Google Creative Lab, and the University of Waterloo. View Nick’s online portfolio.



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

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