Animation Workshops for Every Artist
Animation Mentor offers workshops tailored to your schedule and interests. Taught by industry professionals and award-winning artists, you’ll learn new skills from the best!
Workshops for Beginners
Don’t know where to start? If you’re interested in Animation Mentor’s Core Character Animation Courses, take the Maya Workshop to begin your 3D animation journey. If traditional animation is more your style, put your drawing skills to good use in our 2D Animation for Beginners Workshop.
Maya Workshop: Animation Basics
Master this key software before diving into the art of animation.
2D Animation for Beginners
Learn the fundamentals of 2D Animation from a Disney legend.
Intermediate animation workshops require a basic understanding of the fundamentals of physicality, weight, and timing.
Walk Cycles & Character Movement
Animate exciting and believable character movement in 2D.
Tailored workshops for animators with a strong understanding of advanced body mechanics. Take these animation workshops to expand your existing skill set and add to your portfolio.
for 3D Animators
Plus your animation by pushing your characters to their limits.
Quickly animate, layout, and stage shots for production.
Best for skilled animators with strong advanced body mechanics experience, these 12-week workshops focus on VFX-level animation created by studios like Industrial Light & Magic and Framestore. Pro mentors prepare students to work on animated and live-action films.
Animate creatures and animals with guidance from pro VFX animators.
Fight or Flight
Create dynamic flight scenes and fight sequences with creatures.
Interested in working in the game animation industry? Learn the basics of animating a character in Autodesk Maya before playing your animation live in Unreal Engine (a software used in games like Fortnite!). These workshop are best for animators with strong body mechanics experience.
Game Animation Fundamentals
Animate a character to play live in the Unreal Engine.
Game Animation: Combat Attacks
Create a thrilling fight sequence between characters.
Created by award-winning Storyboard and Comic Artist Mike Kunkel, these animation workshops walk students through the storyboarding process. Learn how to tell an effective, visual story using tools like camera angles and unique layouts. Storyboarding is an in-demand skill set needed across film, game, comic, and TV production.
Story I: Storyboarding
Learn basic storyboarding techniques and skills.
Story II: Intermediate Storyboarding
Build a story from scratch, including pitch, script, and animatic.
Ever wanted to create your own works of art? Modern concept artists use digital tools to create landscapes and characters, bringing their imagination to life. Our workshops help students understand the basics of character design and digital painting through visual shapes and appeal.
Learn digital painting techniques and create your own works of art.
Principles of Design
Design appealing characters using shape language and color theory.
Blizzard character artist, Hong Chan Lim, teaches his 3D modeling workflow using modern software like Autodesk Maya and Pixologic’s ZBrush. Follow along and design your own character from scratch.
3D Character Modeling
Design your own 3D character, from sketch to final model.
3D Character Modeling for Games
Prepare your 3D model for real-time games.