Character Design Fundamentals in 2D Animation: Tips from the Top

Have you thought of becoming a professional animator? Are you interested in learning how to bring your creative ideas and characters to life through animation? 

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7pm PDT, Academy of Art University invites you to a free 2D animation workshop with Nicolás P. Villarreal, Director, School of Visual Development and 2D Animation. 

In this 60-minute interactive workshop Mr. Villarreal will share his creative journey, including specific tips that helped him go from someone who struggled to draw to an award-winning animator. He will also demonstrate character design skills that are important to his professional career such as refining expressions, and running an efficient 2D animation test. If you’re interested in any aspect of animation or visual development, this workshop is for you. 

Established in 1929, Academy of Art University is one of the largest private accredited art and design schools in the nation. Located in San Francisco, the epicenter of culture and technology, Academy of Art University offers more than 135 accredited degree programs spanning 40 areas of study, including entertainment arts, advertising, fashion, architecture, game development, music, communication, photography and more.

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