ONLINE! Introduction to Traditional Animation – Fridays

Arts Workshop

Workshop Details

Introduction to Traditional Animation is an exciting intro to the fundamentals of animation.  We will be exploring techniques in 2D hand-drawn animation that can later be applied to animated films, cinematic movies, games and any animation medium down the road. This intuitive 2D animation course will allow you to explore and foster your creativity.

Beginning with simple but important concepts like Timing and Spacing, Squash and stretch, animating arcs eventually culminating with a walking character.

By the end of the course students will have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of animation that they can apply to future animation courses as they continue their artistic journey.

This beginner-level 2D animation course is open to anyone 13+ with a general interest in animation or art, no previous experience necessary!
This 9-week program begins Wednesday, May 20th at 6pm EST.



This workshop requires Internet Access and will take place via Google Hangouts. Students can work traditionally or digitally!


  • Pencils (Optional: Col-Erase Pencils)
  • Animation Paper
  • Animation Pegbar
  • Light pad or tablet
  • Animation Software for Pencil Tests (examples: Rough Animator, Stop Motion Studio, Monkey Jam, FlipaClip, or other software of choice)
  • Tripod & camera


  • Digital Drawing Tablet (iPad, Wacom, Huion, etc.)
  • Animation Software (Toon Boom Harmony, Animate CC, Moho, Pencil 2D, Clip Studio Paint, Stop Motion Studio, FlipBook, Opentoonz or any other 2D animation software)
  • **Students will be expected t already be familiar with the tablet & program they will be utilizing for this workshop

A more detailed list of these materials will be provided to those who register for the class.

“The Introduction to Traditional Animation class was one of the best classes I have ever attended!”


About the Instructor

Bryce Hallet is the instructor for Max the Mutt's online 2D animation course available online

BRYCE HALLETT is a Toronto based independent animator with over 20 years of experience. He is a graduate of Classical Animation at Sheridan College, Graphic design at Canadore College and studied Film and TV production at Humber College. His freelance career spans the gamut of creating animation and motion graphics for documentaries, Tv commercials, educational films, sketch comedy, music videos and the odd video game App. In addition to animating he enjoys sharing his expertise teaching courses and workshops at various institutions including The Toronto Animated Image Society, Teletoon, Sheridan College, Seneca College and OCAD University.

 He is the illustrator of the book “ Animation Unleashed: 100 Principles Every Animator, Comic Book Writer, Filmmaker, Video Artist and Game Developer Should Know”, written by Ellen Besen. Currently they are working on the second edition expected out some time next year.

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