Max The Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design http://maxthemutt.com Private Toronto school specialising in representational art and animation. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:42:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 November 29th: The Last Open House of 2014 at Max the Mutt!http://maxthemutt.com/november-29th-the-last-open-house-of-2014-at-max-the-mutt/ http://maxthemutt.com/november-29th-the-last-open-house-of-2014-at-max-the-mutt/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:44:32 +0000 http://maxthemutt.com/?p=9663                               Come visit Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design                                                 […]

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Max the Mutt’s October 24 Hour Comic Event!http://maxthemutt.com/max-the-mutts-october-24-hour-comic-event/ http://maxthemutt.com/max-the-mutts-october-24-hour-comic-event/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 02:13:05 +0000 http://maxthemutt.com/?p=9627 Max the Mutt just finished a “work week,” similar to “reading week” at university. Students took advantage of the break to organize a 24 Hour Comic event. Kent Burles, who leads the Sequential Arts Program sent me this report: Hi Maxine, My report on the latest 24 Hour Comic … […]

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Max the Mutt Students At The ROM Drawing Bird & Dinosaur Skeletonshttp://maxthemutt.com/max-the-mutt-students-at-the-rom-drawing-bird-skeletons/ http://maxthemutt.com/max-the-mutt-students-at-the-rom-drawing-bird-skeletons/#comments Sun, 26 Oct 2014 15:36:12 +0000 http://maxthemutt.com/?p=9614 Tina writes about Animal drawing classes visiting the #RoyalOntarioMuseum in Toronto: Earlier this month, I was happy to return once more to the ROM with my animal drawing classes to spend an entire day there. We were met by the aptly named Mark Peck, the head of the ornithology department […]

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How to Make The Most of Your Art Education: Use It Or Lose Ithttp://maxthemutt.com/how-to-make-the-most-of-your-art-education-use-it-or-lose-it/ http://maxthemutt.com/how-to-make-the-most-of-your-art-education-use-it-or-lose-it/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:20:34 +0000 http://maxthemutt.com/?p=9608 There is no easy way to be an artist. A certain amount of obsession is required! The ability to motivate yourself and realize that this is what you do,who you are… not just to pass a class or get a piece of paper, but for yourself, that is the secret. […]

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There Are No Short Cuts To Becoming An Animator!http://maxthemutt.com/there-are-no-short-cuts-to-becoming-an-animator/ http://maxthemutt.com/there-are-no-short-cuts-to-becoming-an-animator/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:09:29 +0000 http://maxthemutt.com/?p=9601 I’ve just been surfing the net and reading advice from pros to hopeful animators, and once again I’m puzzled. As  usual, all of them stress life drawing, film language, design and composition, perspective and structural drawing, animal drawing, storytelling and ACTING..so why are there so many quickie animation programs around? […]

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Sequential Arts (Comics & Graphic Novels) Program Head Kent Burles Sends News: The 24 Hour Comic Marathon Is Back!http://maxthemutt.com/sequential-arts-comics-graphic-novels-program-head-kent-burles-sends-news-the-24-hour-comic-marathon-is-back/ http://maxthemutt.com/sequential-arts-comics-graphic-novels-program-head-kent-burles-sends-news-the-24-hour-comic-marathon-is-back/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:10:27 +0000 http://maxthemutt.com/?p=9592 Just received an email from Kent Burles, Illustration for Sequential Arts Program head…. “After a brief interruption last spring, the twice annual MTM 24 Hour Comic Marathon is back! We will be holding this fall`s version of what I affectionately call the `torture chamber“ this coming Thursday, October 23rd, and we will work […]

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Brazilian Animation Director Gabriel Garcia To Visit Max the Mutt!http://maxthemutt.com/brazilian-animation-director-gabriel-garcia-to-visit-max-the-mutt/ http://maxthemutt.com/brazilian-animation-director-gabriel-garcia-to-visit-max-the-mutt/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:37:27 +0000 http://maxthemutt.com/?p=9586 The Brazilian Film and TV Festival of Toronto starts Thursday (Oct 15th) with a showing of award winning 3D animated short “Ed,” and feature animated film “Until Sbornia Do Us Part” on view at the Carlton Theatre. Max the Mutt was visited yesterday by festival organizer Felipe Cerqueira, who spoke […]

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For Canadian Thanksgiving: Thanks to everyone at Max the Mutt!http://maxthemutt.com/for-canadian-thanksgiving-thanks-to-everyone-at-max-the-mutt/ http://maxthemutt.com/for-canadian-thanksgiving-thanks-to-everyone-at-max-the-mutt/#comments Sun, 12 Oct 2014 20:36:37 +0000 http://maxthemutt.com/?p=9566 Those of us who feel compelled to create visual art are an interesting group. We need to join imagination to observation, to reach inside ourselves to express our deepest reactions to the experience of being alive. I could never understand how art could happen or the processes of expression be […]

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Tim Deacon Endorses Max the Mutt !http://maxthemutt.com/tim-deacon-endorses-max-the-mutt/ http://maxthemutt.com/tim-deacon-endorses-max-the-mutt/#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 23:28:57 +0000 http://maxthemutt.com/?p=9544 Toronto Animation professional Tim Deacon is setting up a new                         studio in Toronto!   I’ve never seen so many companies looking for animation graduates, people with the right knowledge and training, and recently that includes new companies opening […]

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Max the Mutt’s October Open House!http://maxthemutt.com/max-the-mutts-october-open-house/ http://maxthemutt.com/max-the-mutts-october-open-house/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:47:31 +0000 http://maxthemutt.com/?p=9523           Our September Open House was a busy, energy filled day and we enjoyed meeting all of you who attended! If you haven’t visited us yet, and want information about the school and all the programs, here is your invitation to our next event: Max the […]

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