"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."
Lisa Wang - Animator at Method Studios
Gerard Sternik, Program Director/InstructorGerard Sternik is a graduate of the Drawing and Painting Department at Ontario College of Art. He spent two years studying drawing and sculpture in Florence, Italy, and four years studying anatomy in conjunction with the University of Toronto Department of Gross Anatomy. He taught Life Drawing and Anatomy at Sheridan College in the Classical Animation Department from 1996 – 2000.
Vince Peets, Program Director/InstructorVince Peets’ professional experience as a storyboard artist covers animated TV series, feature films and TV spots in both Toronto and Los Angeles. He has taught drawing for animation, visual language and storyboarding in the Classical Animation Department of Sheridan College.
Bernadette Peets, InstructorA graduate of the Ontario College of Art (OCAD), Bernadette majored in Drawing, Painting and Art History. She taught these subjects at Sheridan College in the Art Fundamentals Program and Visual and Creative Arts and in the Department of Continuing Education from 1996 – 2008. She has been developing her own art practice over the past 25 years in her Toronto studio. www.bernadettepeets.com Bernadette teaches Life Drawing for Animation.
Joshua Miller, InstructorA graduate from the Seneca Animation Arts Centre at York University in Toronto, Josh is also a former APW student. Since completing the workshop in 2011 Josh maintains his own drawing practice as he continues to lend his talents, enthusiasm and energy to teaching APW students. @sketchemup
Lindsey Rosenow, Instructor-in-trainingLindsey is a former student of the Animation Portfolio Workshop. Lindsey completed the workshop for the second time in 2014. Then while studying at Seneca's Animation Arts Centre she began training as an APW TA and is presently training as an instructor. @imaginationmountain
Orlagh Lucyk/MacGowan, TAA former student of the Animation Portfolio Workshop and presently studying at Sheridan College's Animation Arts Centre, Orlagh is part of our team sharing her talents with APW students. @oelm_
Simona Baranovicova, TASimona completed the 2014/2015 Fall/Winter Session of A the Animation Portfolio Workshop and presently in her first year at Seneca College's Animation Arts Centre.
Sonia Furier, Instructor
Sonia is presently on sabbatical. Currently a storyboard revisionist at Arc Productions in Toronto, Sonia has also worked at 9 Story Media group on shows such as Numb Chucks, Camp LakeBottom and Arthur. After completing the Animation Portfolio Workshop and graduating from Sheridan College's Classical Animation program, Sonia spent 3 years as an APW TA, then trained as an APW instructor and presently teaches Life Drawing for Animation. Check out Sonia's drawings.