Illustration of night sky with silhouetted trees with no leaves with a background of a blue and purple sky with yellow stars, in the foreground there is a tree with colorful bark, and pink grass on the ground. Shannon Lee

Story Visualizer


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Tuesday, Thursday, Monday



This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Live meetings
  • Live critiques

Do you have an idea that you would like to bring to life? Join a stimulating environment in which you can create the best version of your concepts through fresh perspectives, constructive critiques, and hands-on artwork generation. This workshop dives into pre-production processes in an animation workflow. Storyboarding, animatics, background design, and character design will be covered with an emphasis on honing each student’s vision. We will also cover how to set-up a DIY home animation studio as well as incorporate digital tools including Stop Motion Studio, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Premiere. Each class consists of screenings, discussions, critiques and studio. Screenings of animations include historical and contemporary perspectives, in conjunction with relevant visual presentations. This workshop is suitable for both experienced animators and individuals who may not have any animation background. 


This online workshop uses the ZOOM platform.
Class meets Tuesday and Thursday, Jan 2 and 4
Mon and Thursday, Jan 8 and 11, 6:30-9:30pm



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Shannon Lee is an independent animator, visual artist, and educator. Her work is infused with science fiction, magical realism, and experimental narrative and animation techniques. Shannon received her MFA in Experimental Animation at the California Institute of the Arts in 2017 and her films have been shown in festivals and art spaces including the Ann … Read more