About the Class
Students learn to design and create animations for both video and video games using a combination of traditional art, digital 2D computer programs, and 3d animation software. This course prepares students for skills necessary for production level art and animation.
Strong drawing skills are not needed. Such skills will be developed and refined as you progress throughout the program.
Meet the instructor
This is an exciting time to be an artist! It seems as though the northwest is a magnet community for developing artists. Whether it’s fine arts, graphic arts or music – the greater Seattle area produces them all! My name is Lee Anne Lumsden and I have over 25 years of experience in the visual arts and teaching field. I am blessed to be able share my passion with the students here at Sno-Isle TECH, and introduce them to the opportunities in our vibrant northwest community.
Animation at Sno-Isle TECH is a college preparatory class. Students work closely with computer programmers for the gaming industry so there is a strong emphasis on team work. Computer animation and computer graphics (CG) have strong foundations in traditional 2D (two dimensional) art; therefore, along with 3D computer skills, students will be drawing with pencil, charcoal, pen & ink, along with painting and sculpting by hand. Students study the principles of animation, human anatomy, story development and portfolio development. If you are a passionate artist and you enjoy working with others, and would like to pursue Animation as a career, this is the class for you!
Please feel free to email us if you have any questions about this exciting program!