Animation Camps Part 1 OR Part 2

Summer Camp Workshop

Workshop Details

Space available in all sections!

Part 1 runs two times: Sign up July 8, 2019 or July 22, 2019 (Session 1 or 3)

Join us for a week-long intensive discovery into the fundamentals of
traditional hand-drawn animation. Together we’ll learn the same tools and
principles the pros use, dating all the way back to the early days of
Disney. We’ll start by learning key concepts such as squash and stretch,
timing, and spacing, while working our way to animating a walking
character by the end of the session. If you’re looking to join us for our
Digital Workshop in Part 2, this is a great introduction to get you

Part 2 runs two times: Sign up July 15, 2019 or July 29, 2019 (Session 2 or 4) Part one or equivalent experience is a pre-requisite.

Looking to take it to the next level? In Part 2 we’ll be bringing those traditional animation skills to the digital realm using Adobe Animate CC industry professional software. We’ll be starting with learning its traditional drawing and animation tools, then progressing with timelines, layering and symbol creation, to animating a fully created character. For those just starting their journey into animation, Part 1 of our camp is highly recommended.

NOTE: that the Animation  Part 1 Camp runs on July 8 – 12, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


NOTE: that the Animation Part 1 Camp runs on July 22 – 26, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


NOTE: that the Animation Part 2 Camp runs July 15 – 19, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 


NOTE: that the Animation Part 2 Camp runs July 29 – August 2, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

All camps sold out last year so if your camp is sold out, INQUIRE WITHIN TO BE PUT ON A WAIT LIST OR BOOK A TOUR!

Thank you.


Teacher: BRUCE SIMPSON has been animating (traditional, 2-D Flash & stop motion), cartooning, designing games, storyboarding and writing for animation professionally for over 30 years. His clients have included The Art Gallery of Ontario, Disney, Hanna Barbara, MGM, Warner Bros., Film Roman, Nelvana, Amblin, The NHL, Fred Penner, TSR, Teletoon and The Cartoon Network. He’s created award winning independent films, seen worldwide at various film festivals including Annecy, OIAF and Spike and Mike’s Festival of Animation. Personally, he has created HUNDREDS of animated shorts for kids’ shows including Prank Patrol, Mystery Hunters, Popular Mechanics For Kids and Finding Stuff Out. Also, Bruce has directed or co-directed a number of TV shows including Disney’s Jojo’s Circus, Life’s a Zoo and The Adventures of Napkin Man. Bruce’s feature film and television credits have included An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, Batman: The Animated Series, Jetson’s: The Movie, Rover Dangerfield & Thomas and the Magic Railroad.





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