Founded in 1999 by two highly skilled and experienced artists, Gerard Sternik and Vince Peets, Animation Portfolio Workshop (APW) is the first school in Canada to specialize solely in animation portfolio preparation. Since its inception, thousands of students have been accepted into the best animation and art programs in the world and have gone on to successful careers in the animation industry.
Our qualified instructors teach the foundational drawing skills and portfolio preparation methods students require to succeed in top-tier animation and visual art programs worldwide. Designing characters and learning the basics of hand-drawn animation starts with drawing, and we should know – drawing is all we do. The curriculum is made up of two core components of an animation school portfolio: Life Drawing for Animation and Drawing for Animation. Perhaps the most unique aspect of APW is that many APW graduates have returned to the workshop to become teachers and tutors—mentors to students who are about to set their goals and meet the challenges of animation school.
Session Two: September 11, 2021–February 6, 2022
APW Online April 2021 to February 2022
APW Online Evening Class
April 6, 2021 to February 1, 2022
Summer Boot Camp 1: July 5 – July 9, 2021
Summer Boot Camp 2: July 12 – July 16, 2021
Seventy-six 3 hour classes are taught 2 evenings a week, Tuesday and Thursday. April 6, 2021 to Feb 2022
2021 Summer Intensive: July 5 – August 27, 2021 Online
Due to the uncertainty of COVID, the Summer Intensive program will be offered online.
2021 Winter Intensive: Oct. 20 – Dec. 10, 2021
Patrick O'Keefe - APW was a major catalyst in forming my passion and skills as a young artist. More....