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    The American Animation Institute has announced its Winter 2013 semester of classes, being held in January and February at the Animation Guild offices in Burbank, California.

    Weekday Classes

    Instructor: Karl Gnass
    6 Mondays, January 7-February 11, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Close attention will be given to the fundamentals of anatomy, structure and form followed with emphasis on character, mood and action. We will examine and explore different theories of color, the value scale, direct and indirect light and procedures used by various artists throughout history. Finally, a discussion of personal approach, inviting the student to challenge established norms and limitations.

    Instructor: Glenn Vilppu
    6 Tuesdays, January 8-February 12, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    This class will focus upon the high developed figure drawing, utilizing one- and two-hour poses -- gesture, construction, to rendering of form using a variety of techniques.

    Instructor: Karl Gnass
    6 Fridays, January 11-February 15, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    We will utilize figure-drawing concepts, reviewing and clarifying them, to transform figures into characters for storytelling and animation. We will also work on character development and expression for portfolios.

    Evening Classes

    Instructor: Karl Gnass
    6 Mondays, January 7-February 11, 7 to 10 p.m.
    A basic foundation class featuring figure drawing mechanics. Emphasis on description of form, quick sketch gesture and construction of volume and structure. The goal is to develop the ability to draw with skill and imagination. With lectures, demos and personal attention.

    Instructor: David Tanner
    5 Tuesdays, January 8-February 5, 7 to 9 p.m.
    Why is Cubism the most profound and lasting of all the Modernist art movements? Why does it remain mysterious even today? What can we learn from it? In this class, we will look briefly at the history of Cubism, then break down how Picasso and Braque made their drawings and paintings. We will apply their techniques to our own drawings and try to bend Cubist practice into a springboard for new and original abstractions. We will undertake one large drawing per class. We'll start with a geometric human figure and introduce Cubist techniques a few at a time until we arrive at total fusion of figure and background. In general we'll, use dry media and paper, but at the end, we may stretch out to include additional experimental techniques (wet media, collage, assembly or others) if there is interest.

    Instructor: Karl Gnass
    12 Wednesdays and Thursdays, January 9-February 14, 7 to 10 p.m.
    We will take the confusion out of drapery by covering the important basic folds and how they relate to non-active folds and wrinkles. We will also explore the expressive qualities of drapery, drapery as costume, and costume as character.

    To register, call (818) 845-7000. After registering by phone, make out checks to the American Animation Institute and send to 1105 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505. Payment is due by December 28. No refunds will be given after the first day of class.

    A PDF flyer of these classes is available at animationguild.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/2013-AAI-Winter.pdf.

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