Workshops

Workshops & Courses

 

We offer a variety of exciting art, digital and animation courses and workshops outside our diploma programs. We have courses that appeal to those from every background – from the complete beginner, to the occasional hobbyist, to the working professional. We pride ourselves on the quality of our offerings, and all of our courses are held to the same high standard as our diploma programs. This means you always get:

      • A small class size
      • Instructors who are industry professionals
      • A supportive and fun environment

Workshops provide instruction within a specific area of study, such as cartooning, comic books, gaming, animation (classical, 2D and 3D), and life drawing. Our aim is to provide you with a fun and educational experience either building new skills or enhancing the ones you already have.  Many of our workshops are targeted at beginners, hobbyists and those considering a career in a related field. Some are also suitable for those within arts or animation-based careers wishing to enhance their portfolios or develop their skill set in a particular area.


Our “Learn to Draw” Portfolio Development course is a great introduction to the basics of representational drawing. It provides you with the opportunity to develop your life drawing, basic composition, perspective, and free hand & constructive drawing skills, and is highly recommended to anyone planning to apply to an arts program.


Professional Development courses are designed for working industry professionals to help advance them in their careers.


Our intensive 6-week Certificate Program (offered during the summer) is for students who will be applying to art-based post-secondary programs to build their skills and ensure they are portfolio-ready. Successful completion of this certificate is considered equivalent to some of the requirements for applying to our Max the Mutt Diploma Programs.

 

Current Workshops, Professional Development & Portfolio Development Courses:
  • 3D Rigging and Python

    October 5, 2019 $1800.00

    Dates: Saturdays, starting Saturday October 5, 2019 Time: 9:30AM-4:30PM (with lunch break)   To apply, please email rmelville@maxthemutt.com with your demo reel.  Who is this Course for? Individuals interested in obtaining employment as 3D riggers Professionals working as as Animators, Modelers or Generalists who want to specialize in character rigging Individuals who have an engineering or programming […]

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  • Comic Books for Teens

    September 28, 2019 $400.00

    Develop your skills as a comic creator! In this art workshop, students will be introduced to the exciting world of comic drawing and comic construction, from how you brainstorm your initial idea to the creation of a full-sized page. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the various stages of creating a comic, including scripting, […]

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  • Comic Books for Adults

    September 30, 2019 $400.00

    Develop your skills as a comic creator! In this class, students will be introduced to the exciting world of comic construction, from how you brainstorm your initial idea to the creation of a full-sized page. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the various stages of creating a comic, including scripting, layout and designing characters, […]

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  • Paper-Based Game Prototyping

    October 8, 2019 $400.00

    Ever dreamed of becoming the next Parker Brothers? Whether it’s video games, board games, or escape the room games, understanding game design is fundamental to creating a successful game experience. In this class students will learn fundamental game design skills by designing, prototyping and producing a variety of unique card and board games. You will […]

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  • Introduction to Animation – Mondays

    October 21, 2019 $400.00

    This class is being offered Monday evenings from October 21–December 16. Join us for an exciting journey into the fundamentals of traditional hand-drawn animation. Participants will learn the same tools and principles the pros use, dating all the way back to the early days of Disney. We’ll start by exploring key animation concepts such as squash […]

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  • Introduction to Life Drawing

    October 19, 2019 $400.00

    Life Drawing is an important building block for all arts-based careers. It’s also an essential skill for any artist to develop, not to mention a great source of relaxation and stress-relief. This course follows the teaching methods of the celebrated Kimon Nicolaides, designed to allow anyone to improve their technique and recommended by prominent studios […]

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  • Introduction to Animation – Saturdays

    October 19, 2019 $400.00

    This class is being offered Saturday afternoons from October 19–December 14. Join us for an exciting journey into the fundamentals of traditional hand-drawn animation. Participants will learn the same tools and principles the pros use, dating all the way back to the early days of Disney. We’ll start by exploring key animation concepts such as […]

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  • Fall Learn to Draw: Portfolio Development

    October 20, 2019 $875.00

    The Fall Learn to Draw: Portfolio Development Workshop is a great introduction to the basics of representational drawing. If you are planning to apply to arts programs, this is a “must” and an opportunity to build your portfolio! Eight FULL days of instruction on Sundays. Eight mornings with Jock Macrae teaching Life drawing! Eight afternoons with […]

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