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Intro to 2D Digital Animation

November 23, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Where: Online via Zoom

When: Weekly on Tuesday nights from Nov. 23 – Feb. 8 (two-hour classes)

Cost: $120 + HST for FilmPEI members – $250 for non-members (pay what you wish option for FilmPEI members)

Contact: info@filmpei.com to ask questions and to register.


FilmPEI’s Teresa Kuo is running this 12-week online course for those interested in learning animation.

Participants must have access to a computer to use the necessary free software.

FilmPEI will provide a drawing tablet so participants may follow along with Kuo’s lessons using their own artwork and creations.

There will be homework outside of the scheduled class time.

“The main goal is by the end of the course they’ll know the main principles of animation,” Kuo said. “I think animation is kind of limitless.”

THERE WILL BE A FREE ONLINE Q&A SESSION ABOUT THIS COURSE ON NOV. 2.  (contact info@filmpei.com to register for this info session)


Week 1
Introduction(types of animationanimation tools, program outline, what programs and materials are neededWeek 2
Software and hardware overview

Week 3
12 animation principles

Week 4
Animation exercise (bouncing ball)Week 5
Homework review
Animation exercise (pendulum)

Week 6

Homework review

Animation exercise (head spin)

Week 7

Homework review
Animation exercise (morph with character)

Week 8

Homework review
Animation exercise (walk cycle)

Week 9

Homework review
Animation exercise (looped run cycle with character)

Week 10

Homework review
Animation exercise (panning background with design)

Week 11

Homework review
Animation exercise  (10 second
animation with 3 animation principles)

Week 12

Review Homework
Next steps!!!!


Teresa Kuo was born in Taipei, Taiwan and grew up on PEI. Inspired by her family of professional animators, Teresa has earned a BFA in Animation (Concordia 2018) and a MEd. (UPEI 2020). Although Teresa’s versatile practice is based in animation, she has a passion for a variety of work in the arts. When not working on her next animated film, she teaches watercolour painting, illustration and design.

Much of Teresa’s filmmaking reflects on her duality as a Taiwanese Canadian and her unique experience growing up in PEI. Sometimes her work follows a linear storyline, other times her focus is the mundane of a lived experience or feeling. Themes of details and aestheticism often appear in her work. Teresa has produced animations for Vince the Messenger’s music video, “Black Sheep,” and animated stage designs for Ebb and Flow: Tides of PEI Settlement, a show which she also produced.


November 23, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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