tue27apr7:00 pmtue8:30 pmCharacter Design Fundamentals in 2D Animation: Tips from the Top7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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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 have in the profession, including refining expressions, and running an efficient 2D animation test.

dIf you’re interested in any aspect of animation or visual development, this workshop is for you.

Nicolás P. Villarreal

Nicolás P. Villarreal was born and raised in La Plata, Argentina. He studied and graduated from La Escuela de Animación y Cinematografía with a degree in Traditional Animation. While studying animation, Miguel Alzugaray, an established artist from Argentina took him under his mentorship. Nicolas studied animation and classical painting until he entered the Master’s Program at the School of Animation at Academy of Art University.

Mr. Villarreal has worked as a Traditional Animator, Character Designer, Sculptor, and Visual Development Artist for films and video games at Walt Disney Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment, Jim Henson Studios, Sega, Reel FX, Psyop, Digital Domain, Duncan Studios and Amazon Studios, among others. He has given presentations at Pixar Animation Studios, Dreamworks Animation, Apple, Stanford University, the Sydney Opera House and several universities in South America and Europe. He has also given a popular TEDx talk.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity gain some animation skills from a pro! RSVP today.


(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT



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