22.09.14 | Gesture Drawing for Animation (5 Monday Evenings)

This 5-week course is designed to show the importance of gesture drawing in animation. The focus will be on capturing the essence of a pose, expression of the figure and the use of graphic principles to create dynamic drawings.

This Course Will Cover:

  • Week 1: Lines of Action, Rhythm and Exaggeration.
  • Week 2: Shape – Abstracting the Pose.
  • Week 3: Angles – Flexibility in a Pose.
  • Week 4: Contrast – Straight & Curved Lines.
  • Week 5: Context – Interpretation of a Pose.

Participant Profile:

This course is aimed at individuals interested in studying animation and professionals working in the industry. Participants should have some life drawing experience.

Tutor Info:

Niall Laverty has worked in the animation industry for over 15 years in the U.S.A., Germany and Ireland. His credits include Anastasia, Titan A.E. and award-winning short, Hasan Everywhere. Niall has been teaching gesture drawing to animation students and professionals for over 10 years. Classes are based on his experience as a freelance animator and illustrator. He has taught at the Royal College of Art and is a regular tutor at Gobelins, Filmakademie and The Animation Workshop. http://nialllaverty.blogspot.com/

Date & Times:

Mondays 6.30pm-9.30pm, Dates: 22nd September, 29th September, 6th October, 13th October and 20th October.


Guinness Enterprise Centre, Taylors Lane, Dublin 8 (http://gec.ie/directions-and-map).


75 Euro.

Payment can be made by credit card online (a link will be sent to you) or by cheque/postal order payable to Animation Skillnet C/O Dublin Business Innovation Centre.

Application Procedure:

Please apply by sending an email to: animationskillnet@gmail.com

Deadline for Applications:

Wednesday, 17th September.

Course Information


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