Wednesday, August 4, 2010

2010 / 2011 Fall Winter Session

We have decided to run a Fall / Winter Session that will start up on Saturday, September 18th, 2010 and run until Sunday, February 27, 2011.

Each week there will be four 3 hour classes for a total of 228 hours of instruction.
Classes are held on Saturdays and Sundays.

APW will run this session based on sufficient enrollment.
We will decide early in the week of August 16th whether the session has sufficient enrollment to go ahead.

Monday, May 10, 2010

New Portfolio Workshop International Student

.......happy to say that our new PWI student had her first classes today.

She will be spending a month with us doing a serious intensive program in life drawing for animation to help her put together a portfolio to apply for work in the industry.
We had a great chat this morning about making the animation portfolio, and the kinds of work she'll be focusing on with her team of four instructors and two T.A.'s.

She will work with the six of us on a one to one basis for the month, drawing in classes for 6 hours every day with the model, and spending Saturday and Sunday working on her drawing of animals at the ROM.
On top of that, she has 4 to 5 hours of homework everyday to complete for the following day.

I believe She's going to take off like a drawing rocket!!

PWI is the Cadillac of educational services...tailored to suit the needs of each individual student.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

First Life Drawing Class of 2010/2011 Workshop

I started teaching the new group of Workshop students on May 1 and I must say that they look to be very promising in terms of their potential for turning out some great portfolios......
There is a wide variety of people with different art backgrounds in this group.
I find it so pleasurable to teach a group of eager students all focused on the same basic goals.

The main point of Saturdays lesson with them was simple, and it's one I always start the new groups with:

capitalize on being beginners at this practice, and of possessing a beginners mind.

There is a tremendous freedom in not having to carry around the baggage of all the conclusions one has reached about a given object when one is trying to see it as it is, as if for the first time , so as to find out something new about it and draw that.


Monday, April 12, 2010

Another Info Session at Sheridan

On Wed. April 14 in room A-107 from 11am to 12pm there will be an APW info session at Sheridan (Trafalgar campus in Oakville, ON). There will be some students from the recent session of the APW on hand who will bring their successful portfolios along with them to display and APW director, Vince Peets will be there to answer any questions and show some student drawing examples from other recent sessions of the APW. Should be fun.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

There will be a public information session at Sheridan College on April 7 2010 in the Art Fundamentals area of the college in room A-107 from 11am to 12pm.
The purpose of this session is to provide information to students interested in attending the upcoming 2010/2011 workshop.
Topics covered at the info session include; the Workshop program content and portfolio viewing as well as a chance to meet former Workshop students currently attending the Sheridan Animation Program.

Everyone welcome.

See you there.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Meet the Parents

Parents of students have a lot to say about the workshop. In this APWnetwork video, Fatima Merpouya talks about her son, Bahador. She shares her excitement about the progress that she was able to see in her son's drawings of animal and room/perspective studies. Bahador went on to study animation at Seneca's Animation Arts Centre and presently works in the animation industry in Toronto, Canada. In addition to his work as a Drawing for Animation instructor with the Animation Portfolio Workshop, Bahador's professional Visual Effects resume includes work on the feature film "The Incredible Hulk".

APW network on youtube!

Tune in to the APWnetwork. Listen in on some of the interviews with past students as well as some conversations with parents of Animation Portfolio Workshop students.