Intro to 2D Digital Animation

Intro to 2D Digital Animation


Learn the principals of 2D Animation using professional software platform Adobe Animate with an award-winning animator!

Whether you're someone interested in learning Adobe Animate (formerly Adobe Flash), learning how to create digital animations or an illustrator interested in diving into digital animation - start creating now with our unique hands-on training.

Students will learn hands-on the principles of 2D digital animation that are needed to bring your own characters to life and how to design and digitally animate their very own characters, using Adobe Animate (formerly Adobe Flash) & wacom tablets. With class lessons, education, and hands-on exercises led by award-winning professional animator Jeanne Stern.

Each student will produce a series of short animations culminating in a final project. Films completed in this course are eligible to be featured at multiple ASoF student showcases, including our Official SXSW (South by Southwest) Community Film Screening.

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INSTRUCTOR: Jeanne Stern is a creative professional and multi-platform artist in digital media, animation, film, video and editing currently working and living in Austin, Texas. Her past work has screened at a variety of festivals and galleries around global including: PBS, The Smithsonian, South by Southwest and Heather Henson's traveling Film Festival. She holds an MFA in Film from the University of Texas and a BA in Studio Art from Connecticut College. She has been teaching both youth and adults within digital art creation and instruction for the past 5+ years including teaching at the University of Texas (Austin).

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: People who are interested in learning how to create 2D digital animation and/or those interested in learning how to animate on software platform Adobe Animate. 

PRE-REQUISITES: none necessary, beginners welcome! Students must be at least 16 years old to take this class.

CERTIFICATE: ASoF Digital Video Certificate Program core class.

SUPPLIES: All supplies provided for the duration of this workshop, including your own iMac workstation & software.

This course and all ASoF courses are certified with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to provide Continue Professional Educational (CPE) credits.

CLASS IMAGE CREDIT: still from Adobe Flash animation by students Sloane & Felix Lenz in ASoF's course, circa 2015.