21.03.2020 | Masterclasses at Animation Dingle 2020 ***CANCELLED***



We are very sorry to inform you that, unfortunately, the workshop with Thomas Fluharty “Next Level Drawing Workshop and the Joy of Drawing” on Saturday 21st of March has been cancelled.
As you are all aware, the increasing spread of COVID-19 means that there are now greater risks for people travelling from abroad to not be able to re-enter their country of origin at a later stage, as various countries’ approach to containing the virus regularly changes, in line with the WHO’s recommendations and their own Health Department’s guidelines. 
In order to attend the event, Thomas would have to go through a number of states, countries and airports, which in the current climate now present too great a risk. Thomas was very much looking forward to this visit and is greatly saddened to have to make this decision: he will release a public statement on his own Social Media soon and we are working together to plan another visit in the future, once the threat is eliminated.
As regards the other workshops and events, please note that the festival is due to go ahead as planned.


Animation Skillnet are teaming up with Animation Dingle to offer the masterclasses outlined below at Animation Dingle 2020 (with support from Skillnet Ireland, Animation Ireland Screen Skills Ireland and the BAI).

This year, delegates can choose to attend either or both masterclasses, as they will be taking place in the the conference hall at Dingle Skellig Hotel.

Please note that registration for these masterclasses is only open to those who have already bought Animation Dingle festival passes.

Please register here:  https://animationskillnet.ie/events/masterclasses-at-animation-dingle/

The deadline for registrations is Monday 16th March at 7pm.

Workshop 1 – Thomas Fluharty – Next Level Drawing Workshop and the Joy of Drawing

You are only as good as you draw.  In fact, there is NOTHING beyond drawing.  Since drawing is the top, everything else, artistically speaking, is subjected to it.  Regardless of how well you paint, you are only as good as you draw. In light of these truths, I have designed this class to unpack my 35-year approach to drawing using classical instruction, a hint of caricature and exaggeration fused with passion, and an ever increasing, intense love for drawing. 

Teaching is a natural extension of who I am and what I do.  When I teach these workshops, it’s ultimately an opportunity for us to interact and revel in the wonders, the difficulties and the joys of drawing.

“Listening to you was like catching a flame…you were burning!”  – Ralf Ricker

Thomas Fluharty’s work has been featured on covers for Mad magazine, Der Spiegel, and Time Magazine, who gave the cover to the National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection. His work is notably featured for The Weekly Standard, for whom he has painted over 100 covers. Other clients have included People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, The Village Voice, Coca-Cola, and the New York Times and Disney.

Fluharty’s work has received national recognition from the Society of Illustrators in New York and Los Angeles and Communication Arts Illustration annuals. He won a gold medal from Spectrum Fantastical Art for his depiction of Hillary Clinton, and a bronze medal for the cover painting of Max Lucado’s book, The Boy and the Ocean for 3×3  Magazine of Contemporary Illustration under his children’s book alias T. Lively Fluharty.

 Fluharty loves working with students all over the world teaching online with Schoolism.com where he teaches drawing and painting.

 He is happily married to the love of his life Kristi, has five amazing daughters, and one cute little cavalier spaniel named Biddy.

Date: Saturday 21st of March 2020

Time: 9:30 (please arrive a few minutes early to sign in and take your seat)

Venue: Dingle Skellig Hotel

Duration: 120 minutes

Workshop 2 – Seamus Malone – Acting in Animation

Seamus will present examples of his TV and feature film work and discuss the process behind character animation.

Seamus studied traditional 2D and stop-motion animation at Ballyfermot College, Dublin, graduating in 1994. He has subsequently worked as a Lead Animator, Animation Supervisor, Writer and Director with Aardman Animations, PDI, Dreamworks, Sony Pictures Animation, Bórd Scannán na hÉireann, Netflix and now DNEG Feature Animation. He has worked on numerous award-winning features, shorts, commercials and TV series’ including: 

Chicken Run, Flushed Away, The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit, Creature Comforts, Rex The Runt, Morph, A Matter Of Loaf And Death, Shaun The Sheep, Arthur Christmas, Macarooned, Watership Down and the upcoming Ron’s Gone Wrong.

Date: Saturday 21st of March 2020

Time: 12pm (please arrive a few minutes early to sign in and take your seat. If you attend both workshop, there will be no need to sign in again and you will be able to remain in your seat)

Venue: Dingle Skellig Hotel

Duration: 120 minutes

Course Information


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