VanArts Announces 2014 Story, Character & Animation Masterclass Tour


VanArts presents a masterclass in Story Development, Character Design & Animation taught by artists from Pixar Animation Studios.

This class has toured the world, stopping this year in:

  • Paris, France – Aug 1/2/3
  • London, UK – Aug 8/9/10
  • Chicago, USA – Aug 22/23
  • Vancouver, Canada – Sep 26/27
  • Montreal, Canada – Oct 24/25
  • Austin, USA – Nov 7/8

These exceptional 2-day and 3-day training events feature instructors Andrew Gordon (Animation), Matthew Luhn (Story Development) and Ricky Nierva (Character Design), all from Pixar.

Geared toward animators, story writers, character designers, game developers, filmmakers and other creative types and artists, the class offers a rare opportunity to learn from the industry’s top talent, providing participants with the tools needed to help create their own stories and feature-quality animation.

Details available on the EVENT INFO PAGE. Sessions run from 9:00am – 5:00pm each day. Tuition fees vary by event. Registrations have commenced, with limited seats available for purchase online via the EVENT INFO PAGE.

Andrew Gordon
Directing Animator, Pixar Animation Studios

Matthew Luhn
Story Supervisor, Pixar Animation Studios

Ricky Nierva
Lead Production Designer, Pixar Animation Studios

Source: The Vancouver Institute of Media Arts