Hand Drawn Animation

October 7th, 2020
6:30pm – 9:30pm


Technical skills development
Beginner and/or Intermediate Animators

INSTRUCTOR Bryce Hallett

Free for TAIS Members

Workshop Description

Hand Drawn Animation is almost a lost art. In this course students will get hands on experience in analyzing and executing drawn special effects. We will talk about stylization and finding the forces that shape these almost abstract like forms into dynamic motion. Using paper and pencils (old school!) to explore and practice the theory, students will complete a few short sequences or animation loops that can easily be composited into their own projects later. Be it digital 2D, traditional 2D, Stop-Motion or CG, hand drawn effects can help elevate your film’s aesthetic. This course is suitable for beginner or intermediate animators.
Some stationary, and paper will be required. Students are encouraged to bring some pencils/sharpeners and maybe erasers, if they have specific equipment they want to use. Col erase coloured pencils (blue, red, and/ or green) can be useful as well as basic 2B pencils.


Bryce Hallett is an independent animator based in Toronto, Ont. who’s been working steadily since graduating from Classical Animation at Sheridan College in the 90’s. His work can be seen in sketch comedy shows, tv commercials, PSA’s and documentaries across North America & Europe. In addition to his freelance animation work, he also teaches Animation Fundamentals and Stop Motion Animation at OCAD University. He’s especially excited to be sharing is love of 2D hand-drawn effects with TAIS.