ONLINE! Traditional Animation 2 – Fridays

Arts Workshop

Workshop Details

Tradition Animation 2 begins by building on what Introduction to Traditional Animation explored! Students will delve deeper into the animation principles and character movement animation.  With a focus on how to create believable movement, motion and action, as well as dissecting the the subtle details and the little extras that bring a character to life, students will explore familiar practices and expand their skills. Students can expect demos and exercises to include a 4-legged walk cycle, dialogue, and how to create strong poses, emotion and believability in your character’s performance.

Each class, students will get feedback from the instructor on their work and how to improve and push it further. The more work you put in, the further you will go! Students are encouraged to complete assignments in-between sessions to hone their skills in creating intriguing and plausible character movement animation. Sharpen your pencils or charge up your tablets it is going to be a fun course!

This beginner-intermediate level 2D animation course is open to anyone 13 – 18 with a general interest in animation or art. Students should already be familiar with fundamental animation principles such as stretch and squash, timing, spacing, animating arcs and bipedal walk cycles.

This 9-week program begins Friday, July 29 at 6pm EST.

Current session runs Thursdays, from March 3rd to April 28 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm EST.

“We always got feedback for our own works and got to see the other students’ work, which was very helpful. Also the classes were very fun and interesting.”



June Yim AP4

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 to 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.


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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