Narrative Animation 101 - Digital Art Workshop

November 20, 2021 - 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Repeats: weekly on Saturday until November 28, 2021.


Dates: Nov. 20 & 27, 2021    
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Maximum participants: 10 
Age range: 13+ recommended 
Cost: $40 

Through this 2-part workshop, Cyril Chen will teach the basics of narrative animation to put your ideas in motion! Using a script and concept art provided by the artist, participants will walk through the process of turning a written story into a full animatic. In the workflow of narrative animation, animatics are moving storyboards that serve as a blueprint for a final animation, showing key movements, camera placement, and transitions. 

The artist will be using Blender, Speaker Deck, and a digital screen tablet. Participants are welcome to use the media and software of their choosing. Beatboard and storyboard templates will be provided that can be drawn digitally. Participants are also welcome to print out the templates if they plan to draw traditionally. 


Cyril Chen 


Cyril W. Chen (陳嘉雯, they/them) is an animation filmmaker who was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Treaty 4 Territory with family from the Guangdong and Hong Kong regions of China. Cyril’s work stems from the exploration of migration, separation, and the ways in which we are intertwined with cyberspace. Find more of Cyril’s work on their website:  

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