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Listed in the top 100 animation schools in the world, the Animation Portfolio Workshop program has been helping students assemble high caliber portfolios to get into into top animation schools since 1999.

Our program has been built with the animation portfolio in mind.  The portfolio requirements for animation schools are specific, with individual drawings reflecting the various components of the curriculum of the animation program itself. The common thread is the ability to draw.

A successful animation portfolio requires a demonstration of skill in observational drawing and illustrative drawing, or what we refer to in our APW curriculum as Life Drawing for Animation and Drawing for Animation.

Animation Portfolio Workshop offers a curriculum that is derived wholly from these two core components of an animation school portfolio.

Since its inception in 1999, Animation Portfolio Workshop has maintained a ratio of 10-12 students per instructor/teaching assistant.

Students attend classes one day per week for six hours. Three hours of Life Drawing followed by a one hour lunch break, and then three hours of Drawing for Animation.  A typical day of classes would look like this:

10am - 1pm   Life Drawing for Animation

1pm - 2pm   Lunch Break

2pm-5pm Drawing for Animation

Completed portfolios from our program have been used successfully to gain admission to these schools: Sheridan College (Computer Animation, Classical Animation, Illustration), Seneca Animation Arts Centre (Computer and Classical Animation, Gaming, Visual Effects), Algonquin College ( Animation), Capilano University ( Animation ), Vancouver Film School, Concordia University( Animation or Film program) , Ringling College of Art and Design, CALArts, School of Visual Arts (SVA) in Manhattan (Animation), Max the Mutt Animation, O.C.A.D. (Foundation Year, Advanced Standing), Ryerson Architecture, Ryreson Fashion, Biomedical Communications at University of Toronto and University of Waterloo Urban Planning.

Since our classes are on the weekends, some students study with us while completing their high school diploma; others while attending art fundamental programs at schools like Sheridan or Seneca College; others are mature students who have recently completed degrees or diplomas at post-secondary institutions; and some are animation industry professionals who wish to up-grade their drawing skills.

Rachel Joseph

Rachel Joseph

Character Designer / Guru Studio

The Animation Portfolio Workshop was one of the greatest experiences of my life as well as one of the best art classes I have ever taken. Every single one of the teachers and TAs helped me greatly improve through the duration of this course. The way everything was taught was so fun and every single teacher was there to help and point you in the right direction when you couldn’t grasp something. One thing I loved about the Workshop was the small tight knit class. Everyone was friends with each other and learned from each other. We were all reaching for the same goal and everyone wanted success for each other. I learned so much and I do not think I would have Improved as much as I had in such a short amount of time. I will use and cherish all the skills The Workshop has taught me for the rest of my life. I miss the experiences of APW so much and would definitely recommend the program to anyone who is interested in pursuing animation as a career!

Rachel Joseph

Rachel Joseph

Characer Designer / Guru Studio

The Animation Portfolio Workshop was one of the greatest experiences of my life as well as one of the best art classes I have ever taken. Every single one of the teachers and TAs helped me greatly improve through the duration of this course. The way everything was taught was so fun and every single teacher was there to help and point you in the right direction when you couldn’t grasp something. One thing I loved about the Workshop was the small tight knit class. Everyone was friends with each other and learned from each other. We were all reaching for the same goal and everyone wanted success for each other. I learned so much and I do not think I would have Improved as much as I had in such a short amount of time. I will use and cherish all the skills The Workshop has taught me for the rest of my life. I miss the experiences of APW so much and would definitely recommend the program to anyone who is interested in pursuing animation as a career!

Ken Mi Nakano

Ken Mi Nakano

2016 Winter Intensive student / Richmond, British Columbia

"APW is an unforgettable experience which I would highly recommend to anyone interested. The confidence gained and techniques learned are truly invaluable, I felt that I was part of a family. When I heard about APW's Winter Intensive, I cut my vacation overseas short to attend and would gladly do it again!, I consider my time there a keystone moment in my life. I'm still shocked at how much I improved in such little time. I was often denied entry into art programs during my time in highschool, but with APW, I was able to enter the school of my choice (Capilano University). Words cannot describe how thankful I am to the team at APW. As the Japanese proverb goes; Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher."

Ken Mi Nakano

Ken Mi Nakano

2016 Winter Intensive Student / Richmond, British Columbia

"APW is an unforgettable experience which I would highly recommend to anyone interested. The confidence gained and techniques learned are truly invaluable, I felt like a part of a family. When I heard about APW's Winter Intensive, I cut my vacation overseas short to attend and would gladly do it again!, I consider my time there a keystone moment in my life. I'm still shocked at how much I improved in such little time. I was often denied entry into art programs during my time in highschool, but with APW, I was able to enter the school of my choice (Capilano University). Words cannot describe how thankful I am to the team at APW. As the Japanese proverb goes; Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher."

Cristian Caetano

Cristian Caetano

2017 APW Student

APW was a lifesaver! Getting ready to apply for animation seemed like a daunting task at first, but Vince, Bernadette Lindsey and Gerard were there every step of the way to aid me in building my portfolio. By the end, I made lots of friends, learned invaluable skills and built an incredible portfolio, all of which I will never forget.

Patrick Macadat

Patrick Macadat

2016 Summer Intensive Student / Patrick's portfolio

I'm from Fort McMurray Alberta. Before the workshop I didn't know how to draw gestures, let alone demonstrate structure. The APW Summer Intensive helped me with that and more. I chose the summer intensive because I'm not close to Toronto so I thought it would be better to complete the workshop within 2 months. I'm super pleased with the course it was beyond my expectations! With the help of APW I've been accepted into Seneca and Sheridan.

Alex Barnes

Alex Barnes

2017 APW Student

The workshop is a great place to build your roots and get a feel for what is needed for an animation portfolio. With guidance and help from people who really know their stuff!

Georgia Georgiou

Georgia Georgiou

2017 APW Student

Taking the workshop was the best decision I ever made for my future and making my dreams come true. No matter how talented you are everyone needs guidance, and that's what the workshop is all about. The teachers are on your side every step of the way encouraging you and teaching you how to really draw. Getting into animation school is the best thing that happened to me and I owe it to the workshop and all the teachers and the entire APW team that helped me get there.

Mr. Justice Kofi Barnes & Mrs. Beverley Thomas-Barnes

Mr. Justice Kofi Barnes & Mrs. Beverley Thomas-Barnes

Alex Barnes's Parents

Thank you. 24 months ago my son expressed an interest in studying animation. This is a field I knew nothing about and did not understand. So I researched the area thoroughly. I discovered that having the ability to create a top notch portfolio is extremely important. Job prospects are greatly enhanced by attending top-notch schools. You need an excellent portfolio to be successful in the very competitive admission process to the best schools. You need intense training to enhance and hone your skills in order to prepare a portfolio that would get the reviewers attention. Your Animation Portfolio Workshop successfully honed my son's talents. It helped him develop the portfolio required for success and he was admitted into his Animation School of choice. Your dedication to ensuring that your students achieve their highest potential is proven and exemplary. Thank you for helping our son achieve his goal.

Jibreel Baksh

Jibreel Baksh

2017 APW Student

Initially, I signed up for the APW expecting to create an animation portfolio... Little did I know, I was embarking on a thrilling and transformative journey towards becoming an artist. As the months passed by, not only did I see considerable improvements in my drawings, it was amazing to be part of an environment that continued to feel more like my second family. Having the help of Josh and his personal feedback skyrocketed my progression forward. From character development and storyboarding to concept designs for layouts - It would have taken me a considerable amount of time to reach this point without the help of Josh and the APW team. I would recommend this workshop to any student looking to achieve a solid foundation in drawing and the motivation and understanding to get there.

Tamara Luchtman

Tamara Luchtman

2017 APW Student

APW's program is a rigorous, challenging and incredibly rewarding experience. The instructors are exceptional in the sense that they adapt to each student's learning style, are encouraging, and make each class fun and engaging. I credit a big part of me getting into animation school to this program and its instructors/TAs

Sophie Alberdingk-Thijm

Sophie Alberdingk-Thijm

SVA Animation student / Sophie's Portfolio

APW not only changed the way I draw, it made me much more confident and passionate about my art. The structure of the course allowed me to stay on top of my work while preparing my portfolio and the environment created through dedicated instructors and enthusiastic students motivated me to work hard and keep improving. It still surprises me how fast my work began to improve (and continues to!) once I had a grasp of the exercises taught in the course. I’m utterly thrilled to start at SVA (School of Visual Arts) in New York this fall, and forever thankful to my mom for introducing me to this amazing network of friends and teachers.

Myke Bakich

Myke Bakich

Story Artist / Freelance

Working in the animation industry requires more than a handful of skills and abilities. On a daily basis you are required to be quick, confident, committed, careful and provide a high level of quantity and quality work. I was very fortunate to study at the Animation Portfolio Workshop. It instilled in me the dedication and craftsmanship required to develop and use these skills not only as a student, but as a professional. I still use the fundamentals I learned in class at work each day. When it comes to finding success in the workforce you've gotta have the skills to stay employed.

Raship Trikha

Raship Trikha

Sheridan College Animation student

I'm an international student from Chandigarh, India and I GOT ACCEPTED TO SHERIDAN ANIMATION PROGRAM! ALL THANKS TO THIS WORKSHOP! Its so hard to describe how grateful i was to find this workshop. It has a clear goal and path that makes it even more reliable and appropriate. Once you go through this workshop you won't be able so say goodbye. The skills they teach not only help you build your portfolio but will also help you to survive in the competition you will face. The best thing that i liked was that they focused on drawing skills for the most part without making us worry about the portfolio.They started making us build the portfolio when we had the confidence and skill to do so that made it a lot easier. I would really like to thank the instructors Gerard,Vince and Bernadette who guided us throughout the portfolio days and also the T.As Josh and Lindsey for all the guidance! APW students were in fact the least tensed students out of all the applicants. I would really love to do the whole workshop again and again. Ill highly reccomend it to anyone applying to any animation college or anyone who wants to take their drawings skills to the next level!

Simona Baranovicova

Simona Baranovicova

Seneca Animation Student / Simona's Portfolio

I came to Canada all the way from Slovakia to attend the Animation Portfolio Workshop, and I must say it was well worth it! The atmosphere was great, the classes were filled with fun and we gained so much new knowledge. I just got accepted into the animation program at Seneca College and I know I wouldn’t have been able to do it without taking the workshop. If you’re considering whether to take the classes before applying to school, I say do so! There’s always a lot to learn and here you get all the feedback you need to successfully complete your portfolio.

Gabriel Arrellaga

Gabriel Arrellaga

Animation Student at Sheridan Animation / Gabriel's Portfolio

I got accepted to both Sheridan and Seneca, and without the workshop I don´t think I would have had the same results. I came all the way from Paraguay to do this course because I read a lot of great things about it, and I was not disappointed. The instructors are so amazing! They really care about their students and they help us throughout the whole portfolio experience. It´s also great because you make really good friends! I highly recommend taking this course!!

Gabriel Arrellaga

Gabriel Arrellaga

Animation Student at Sheridan Animation / Gabriel's Portfolio

I got accepted to both Sheridan and Seneca, and without the workshop I don´t think I would have had the same results. I came all the way from Paraguay to do this course because I read a lot of great things about it, and I was not disappointed. The instructors are so amazing! They really care about their students and they help us throughout the whole portfolio experience. It´s also great because you make really good friends! I highly recommend taking this course!!

Krishma Shinh

Krishma Shinh

2017 APW Student

APW was honestly one of the best experiences in my life and I proudly recommend it to every art kid I meet. The environment is just so motivating and the content is so valuable. I'm very thankful to APW teachers: Bernadette, Vince, Sonia, Lindsey, and Gerard. Everyone is so accepting and  encouraging. It feels like we're all one big family. Looking back at all the progress I've made since  May, I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to grow and develop my skill.

Krishma Shinh

Krishma Shinh

2017 APW Student

APW was honestly one of the best experiences in my life and I proudly recommend it to every art kid I meet. The environment is just so motivating and the  content is so valuable. I'm very thankful to APW teachers: Bernadette, Vince, Sonia, Lindsey, and Gerard. Everyone is so accepting and  encouraging. It feels like we're all one big family. Looking back at all the progress I've made since  May, I feel blessed to have had the opportunity  to grow and develop my skill.

Krishma Shinh

Krishma Shinh

2017 APW student

APW was honestly one of the best experiences in my life and I proudly recommend it to every art kid I meet. The environment is just so motivating and the  content is so valuable. I'm very thankful to APW teachers: Bernadette, Vince, Sonia, Lindsey, and Gerard. Everyone is so accepting and  encouraging. It feels like we're all one big family. Looking back at all the progress I've made since  May, I feel blessed to have had the opportunity  to grow and develop my skill.

Claudio Gonzalez

Claudio Gonzalez

Creature Cloth TD / Weta Digital, New Zealand

"The Animation Portfolio Workshop was instrumental in getting me into Seneca's animation course. I joined as an amateur artist with zero knowledge of anatomy, and left a professional with a strong understanding of the human body. My sketchbook improved exponentially after the year I spent at APW. Gerard and Vince were incredibly patient with us and took the extra time needed to help us expand our abilities. I can easily say that without the APW, I would not be where I am today, working as a Creature Cloth TD at Weta Digital. Thank you Gerard and Vince!"

Liz Eaton

Liz Eaton

2016 Summer Intensive student / Buffalo New York

Since I’ve been back home in Buffalo, I’ve had time to look back on my 8 weeks in Toronto attending the APW Summer Intensive session. It was an unforgettable life experience and I would do it again without hesitation! I miss Toronto, it’s a fun city with so much to do and see. I continue to draw everyday and carry my sketchbook with me wherever I go. This Workshop has taught me great skills to build on and has given me more confidence to present a portfolio worthy of being accepted into college. Josh did an amazing job teaching the class. He is a very dedicated and talented artist. He knew my strengths and weaknesses and was able to tell me exactly what I needed to do in order to make my drawing better. It was exciting to see the improvement in my drawings week after week. I cannot express enough how much I loved the entire experience and I will remember it always.

Patrick Macadat

Patrick Macadat

Summer Intensive Student / Fort McMurray Alberta

I'm from Fort McMurray Alberta. Before the workshop I didn't know how to draw gestures, let alone demonstrate structure. The APW Summer Intensive helped me with that and more. I chose the summer intensive because I'm not close to Toronto so I thought it would be better to complete the workshop within 2 months. I'm super pleased with the course it was beyond my expectations! "With the help of APW I've been accepted into Seneca and Sheridan.

Jim Zub

Jim Zub

Writer and Artist / Zub Tales

APW student portfolios showcase skills that are crucial to succeeding in the industry – high quality figure drawing and a clear understanding of proportion, volume, and gesture. They give their students a solid drawing foundation perfect for building a successful creative career.

Alex Stevens

Alex Stevens

Summer Intensive Student / San Diego, California

APW was a great experience for me. I learned a ton of stuff and significantly improved my drawing. I feel way more prepared for applying to animation schools. Not only that, but everyone I've met there became a good friend to me. They're all nice and supportive, and it's great to have a lot of friends with a common interest.

Simona Baranovicova

Simona Baranovicova

I came to Canada all the way from Slovakia to attend the Animation Portfolio Workshop, and I must say it was well worth it! The atmosphere was great, the classes were filled with fun and we gained so much new knowledge. I just got accepted into the animation program at Seneca College and I know I wouldn’t have been able to do it without taking the workshop. If you’re considering whether to take the classes before applying to school, I say do so! There’s always a lot to learn and here you get all the feedback you need to successfully complete your portfolio.

Diane Cousins

Diane Cousins

2016 APW student

APW is an experience I will never forget. There are so many amazing people there that can help you to improve. They became like a family to me and were nothing but supportive and encouraging. I would recommend this workshop to anyone who loves drawing and needs an extra boost to help them either with drawing or with building their portfolio. I started at a lower level and finished with such improvement that I got into Sheridan's Animation Program thanks to this helpful program. You will get the help you need here and you will learn a lot from some amazing people. Animation Portfolio Workshop has people there with experience that you can talk to and ask questions with any concerns you might have. I can't thank APW enough.

 Božena Baranovičová

Božena Baranovičová

Slovakia / Simona Baranovicova's Mom

After our daughter Simona came to Canada from Slovakia and completed this workshop we saw great progress in her drawing skills. We are proud that thanks to the Animation Portfolio Workshop and her own enthusiasm she got into the school of her dreams. We thank the whole APW team for the help and support they have shown our daughter! Slovak: Po tom, čo sa naša dcéra Simona zúčastnila na tomto kurze sme u nej videli veľké pokroky v kreslení a sme hrdí na to, že sa vďaka nemu a vlastnej zanietenosti dostala na školu svojich snov. Ďakujeme celému APW tímu za pomoc a podporu ktorú prejavili našej dcére!

Gabriel Arrellaga

Gabriel Arrellaga

Animation Student at Sheridan Animation / Gabriel's Portfolio

I got accepted to both Sheridan and Seneca, and without the workshop I don´t think I would have had the same results. I came all the way from Paraguay to do this course because I read a lot of great things about it, and I was not disappointed. The instructors are so amazing! They really care about their students and they help us throughout the whole portfolio experience. It´s also great because you make really good friends! I highly recommend taking this course!!

Afia Fobi

Afia Fobi

APW Character Design Contest Winner 2014

Being able to attend the APW has been one of the most important experiences in my development as an artist. The in-depth and solid approaches to teaching of drawing techniques, from gesture and contour, to design and structure has had a considerable impact on improving my work. Not only is the quality of instruction top notch, but the positive atmosphere of being able to befriend and learn from other aspiring artists was awesome.

Sam Vest

Sam Vest

Film Maker / North Hollywood, California

APW put me a step ahead of the competition. Within a few short months APW helped transform me from an amateur into a proficient artist. So proficient in fact that I received acceptance into the highly coveted Sheridan Animation program. The one-on-one instruction I received from the APW teachers steered my learning so that I steadily grew better and better by providing me with foundational drawing skills that I'll use the rest of my art career. Concepts like feeling the pose, drawing through objects to create dimension, and sculpting the page to evoke mass are lessons I'll never forget. There's a saying that goes, "You have to draw 10,000 bad drawings before you make a good one." Looking back, the APW classes and assignments pushed me past those 10,000 in no time!

Sophie Alberdingk-Thijm

Sophie Alberdingk-Thijm

SVA Animation student / Sophie's portfolio

APW not only changed the way I draw, it made me much more confident and passionate about my art. The structure of the course allowed me to stay on top of my work while preparing my portfolio and the environment created through dedicated instructors and enthusiastic students motivated me to work hard and keep improving. It still surprises me how fast my work began to improve (and continues to!) once I had a grasp of the exercises taught in the course. I’m utterly thrilled to start at SVA (School of Visual Arts) in New York this fall, and forever thankful to my mom for introducing me to this amazing network of friends and teachers.

Niko Powell

Niko Powell

Animation student at Sheridan Animation / Honalulu, Hawaii

APW changed my life. I am proud and so grateful to have been introduced to the world of professional Art. I have learned so much from my amazing teachers: Gerard, Bernadette, and Vince. It has opened up a wide world for me to hone my own artistic talent. They break your drawing down to the bottom so that you can build it up again as a stronger artist in every aspect. I can’t recommend APW enough, it has helped me in so many ways and anyone hoping to go into Illustration, Animation or any of the arts should definitely go through this amazing course full of amazing and inspiring people.

Diane Cousins

Diane Cousins

Sheridan College Animation Student

APW is an experience I will never forget. There are so many amazing people there that can help you improve. They became like a family to me and were nothing but supportive and encouraging. I would recommend this workshop to anyone who loves drawing and needs an extra boost to help them either with drawing or with building their portfolio. I started at a lower level and finished with such improvement thanks to this helpful program. You will get the help you need here and you will learn a lot from some amazing people. Animation Portfolio Workshop has people there with experience that you can talk to and ask questions with any concerns you might have. I can't thank APW enough.

Eric Chartrand-McCue

Eric Chartrand-McCue

APW Character Design Contest winner 2015

Winning free tuition to the Animation Portfolio Workshop was exhilarating, and partaking in the workshop was fun, and at times a little challenging to learn the ropes. But as soon as you learn them everything else gets easier and what you learn there will last you a lifetime. Several, if your gifted (joke). Anything that you want to get into, whether it be storyboarding, animation, comics, illustration, or even 3d animation will be easier once you learn what it is that you need to learn. But only if you're willing to do the work.

Maisie Li

Maisie Li

APW Character Design Contest winner 2013

APW has completely changed my life. I got into Sheridan's animation program using the portfolio I made at APW. My parents never considered art school an option for me, so winning the contest helped convince them a lot. The workshop has given me the opportunities to succeed and pursue my dream of becoming an animator by helping me get into art school. The program and the teachers are all amazing and I hope that many other people in the future will also get this amazing chance, thanks APW!

Tiffany Dang

Tiffany Dang

Art Student / San Jose California

"Moving to another country for school can be nerve-wracking. I was in a country I didn't know much about, and had left behind much of my life in California. On the first day of APW, I sat in a room full of strangers whose names I didn't know. But as the months in the workshop went by, everyone - students, teaching assistants and teachers - taught and learned together like a family. Taking APW was not only an educational experience, it was a life experience. I gained so much, and I would gladly do it again."

Joseph Lague

Joseph Lague

Lead Rigger, Cel Action 2D / Industrial Brothers

Animation Portfolio Workshop is the catalyst that launched my career. They successfully taught me the skills to succeed in animation school and beyond. I've been working nonstop for almost 9 years now in Toronto and I am always bumping into successful APW graduates.

Myke Bakich

Myke Bakich

Story Artist / Freelance

Working in the animation industry requires more than a handful of skills and abilities. On a daily basis you are required to be quick, confident, committed, careful and provide a high level of quantity and quality work. I was very fortunate to study at the Animation Portfolio Workshop. It instilled in me the dedication and craftsmanship required to develop and use these skills not only as a student, but as a professional. I still use the fundamentals I learned in class at work each day. When it comes to finding success in the workforce you've gotta have the skills to stay employed.

Animation Career Review

Animation Career Review

/ Animation Career Review

The rest of the world would do well to recognize the importance of this school.

Paul Guenette

Paul Guenette

Animator

"It's hard to believe that you started this more than 10 years ago". Most of your former students that I've worked with have been some of the best animators. I could also be biased because I was one of the first students. I owe you guys so much. Thanks."

Ken Wong

Ken Wong

Illustrator / Freelance Artist

During the Summer Intensive program with Gerard and Vince gesture drawing became extremely important to me as an artist. It not only changed the way I think about posing a character, but also gave me the most appropriate method to bring characters to life. Surprisingly, the skill set I was taught in APW still helps me to develop my own drawing style and career now!

Shen-Howe Lee

Shen-Howe Lee

UX and UI Designer / One Net Marketing

The APW was a great investment. Gerard and Vince helped me to put together a great portfolio that got me accepted into the Seneca Animation program. Moreover, their community of teachers, students, and alumni provided a lot of support and motivation on my journey to becoming a production artist. I highly recommend APW for anyone who's goal is to work in the TV/FILM or video game industry as an artist.

Patrick O’Keefe

Patrick O’Keefe

Visual Development Artist / Sony Pictures Animation

APW was a major catalyst in forming my passion and skills as a young artist. It helped me to build a strong foundation that went far beyond getting into the college of my choosing and sustains my work ethic today as a professional concept artist in the entertainment industry.

Mitch Yager

Mitch Yager

Animator / Sony Imageworks

APW gave me the knowledge I needed to pursue my dream job. I still use the fundamentals from this program every day at work. These guys know what they are talking about and I really don't think I would have got this far without their help.

Jim Zub

Jim Zub

Writer and Artist / Zub Tales

APW student portfolios showcase skills that are crucial to succeeding in the industry – high quality figure drawing and a clear understanding of proportion, volume, and gesture. They give their students a solid drawing foundation perfect for building a successful creative career.

Lisa Wang

Lisa Wang

Animator / Method Studios

The instructors at APW are very dedicated and attentive. Not only did I learn to draw, they also taught me how to see form, structure, and think and draw in 3D space. The skills I learned at APW have been extremely helpful through all four years in animation at Sheridan College.

Graham Finley

Graham Finley

Animator / Pixar Animation

Working with Gerard and Vince and having them focus my energy and enthusiasm for drawing gave me the start I needed. They knew when to answer questions I had and when I needed the encouragement to continue searching for myself.

Gianna Marks

Gianna Marks

Sheridan College Animation student

I would like to thank all the instructors at the APW for teaching me so much. The drawing experience that I gained at the workshop was beyond what I could have hoped for. This course not only allowed me to produce a competitive portfolio, but it reawakened in me a love for drawing, and a desire to draw. I had never done life drawing before, but the workshop made me fall in love with it, and I wanted to do it as often as possible. It was an amazing experience to see my skills and those of my friends get better with time. The teachers encouraged us to work hard and not to settle for anything. Great animation does not come from just doing the minimum. You have to continuously refine your skills, and the workshop helped me to see that. By the end of the workshop I made some incredible friends who all had the same interests as me. It was a class that I will never forget, and I encourage anyone who loves animation and loves drawing to take this course. You will learn skills that will stay with you in whatever field of art you choose to study.

Vicky Hinatsu

Vicky Hinatsu

APW TA in training

Wow, i can’t believe its over already!! I cant even comprehend all the drawings (and friends) I' ve made over the months gone by! Thanks to Jose for never letting up or holding back, Chris for staying so late to look at my stuff (sorry!), Sonia for helping me REALLY understand contour, Vince for the perspective help (and the camera), Bernadette for keeping everyone in check (and for letting me on as helper!), Gerard for A LOT, and especially Lindsey, Vinnie, and Josh (thanks so much for running open life!) for all the help!! Good luck to everyone!

Raship Trikha

Raship Trikha

Sheridan College Animation student

I'm an international student from Chandigarh, India and I GOT ACCEPTED TO SHERIDAN ANIMATION PROGRAM! ALL THANKS TO THIS WORKSHOP! Its so hard to describe how grateful i was to find this workshop. It has a clear goal and path that makes it even more reliable and appropriate. Once you go through this workshop you won't be able so say goodbye. The skills they teach not only help you build your portfolio but will also help you to survive in the competition you will face. The best thing that i liked was that they focused on drawing skills for the most part without making us worry about the portfolio.They started making us build the portfolio when we had the confidence and skill to do so that made it a lot easier. I would really like to thank the instructors Gerard,Vince and Bernadette who guided us throughout the portfolio days and also the T.As Josh and Lindsey for all the guidance! APW students were in fact the least tensed students out of all the applicants. I would really love to do the whole workshop again and again. Ill highly reccomend it to anyone applying to any animation college or anyone who wants to take their drawings skills to the next level!

Simona Baranovicova

Simona Baranovicova

Seneca Animation Student / Simona's Portfolio

I came to Canada all the way from Slovakia to attend the Animation Portfolio Workshop, and I must say it was well worth it! The atmosphere was great, the classes were filled with fun and we gained so much new knowledge. I just got accepted into the animation program at Seneca College and I know I wouldn’t have been able to do it without taking the workshop. If you’re considering whether to take the classes before applying to school, I say do so! There’s always a lot to learn and here you get all the feedback you need to successfully complete your portfolio.

Niko Powell

Niko Powell

Animation Student at Sheridan Animation / Niko's Portfolio

APW changed my life. I am proud and so grateful to have been introduced to the world of professional Art. I have learned so much from my amazing teachers: Gerard, Bernadette, and Vince. It has opened up a wide world for me to hone my own artistic talent. They break your drawing down to the bottom so that you can build it up again as a stronger artist in every aspect. I can’t recommend APW enough, it has helped me in so many ways and anyone hoping to go into Illustration, Animation or any of the arts should definitely go through this amazing course full of amazing and inspiring people.

John Harris

John Harris

Marketing Manager / Pexeto

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Lisa Kimberly

Lisa Kimberly

Web Designer / Pexeto

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John Doe

John Doe

Web Developer / Apple

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