COURSE Old School Awesomeness: Introduction to Hand Drawn Animation

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS)


Creative skills development

INSTRUCTOR Bryce Hallett

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

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


This 4 week course covers the fundamentals of animation for those just starting out, or those looking for a refresher. Your instructor will provide in-depth instruction on the 12 principles of animation, as explored using hand drawn exercises and examples. All participants will finish the course with at least one short animated sequence. Materials provided.

4 week Course on the 12 Principles of Animation

  • Squash and Stretch
  • Anticipation
  • Staging
  • Straight Ahead Action and Pose to Pose
  • Follow Through and Overlapping Action
  • Slow In and Slow Out
  • Arc
  • Secondary Action
  • Timing
  • Exaggeration
  • Solid drawing
  • Appeal

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

The course instructor, Bryce Hallett, is an independent animator with 17 years experience in the industry. He has worked in a variety of styles and mediums and his animation can be seen in comedies, documentaries, advertising, and corporate and educational videos both online and on television in North America and Europe. He is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Classical Animation program as well as the Canadore College graphic design program and has taught various animation workshops with TAIS, Teletoon, and independently. Recently he has taught storyboarding for Seneca College’s animation program and has won some awards for his animated commercials which makes his mom proud. Click here to view Bryce’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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