Do your kids like to doodle, tell stories, or explore animation? It’s time to bring their stories to life! This summer, your kids can skip watching cartoons all day and make their own instead! Quickdraw Animation summer camps are week-long adventures in storytelling and animated movement. Check out a QuickKids summer camp this year for a creative, inviting week.

Quickdraw Animation is Calgary’s home for independent animation. They promote the art of animation for all ages, through courses, workshops, screenings, and production resources. Quickdraw provides animation resources, classes, and opportunities to see, meet, and be inspired by professional animators. Some Quickdraw students have grown up and gone on to careers as artists and animators! They have three summer camps for kids aged 8 – 14 years and two camps for teens aged 13 – 17 years. It’s time to make your own cartoons!

Quickdraw Animation Summer Camps (Family Fun Calgary)

QuickKids Summer Camps (ages 8 – 14)

Students ages 8 – 14 years will learn the basics of animation by animating drawings, clay, cut-out paper characters, LEGO, and more! With one-on-one mentorship throughout the week, students will finish an animated film with sound effects and audio and receive a compilation of their films, plus they’ll have a great time! No animation skill is required and you can choose from three weeks. Camps run from 9 am – 5 pm.

Week 1: July 11 – 15 2022
Week 2: July 18 – 22, 2022
Week 3: July 25 – 29, 2022

Teen Animation Camp (ages 13 – 17)

Teens learn the fundamentals of animation from a professional animator using traditional and digital techniques, stop motion basics, and sound design. Students will complete a short choice-animated film with sound by the end of the week. This camp is open to all skill levels in animation and will be interesting to all. It’s great for teens who like art, computers, comics, movies, or music! Camp runs from 9 am – 4:30 pm.

Dates: August 8 – 12, 2022

Teen 3D Blender Camp (ages 13 – 17)

Are you interested in 3D animation like PIXAR and Dreamworks? In this day camp, students will learn the basics of Blender, a free 3D software used by studios such as Microsoft and Ubisoft, to model and rig their own 3D character and animate it in a simple scene by the end of the week. Camp runs from 9 am – 4:30 pm.

Dates: August 15 – 19, 2022

Quickdraw Animation Summer Camps (Family Fun Calgary)

No drawing skills are necessary and every day of camp will be fun, hands-on, creative and energetic. Participants are welcome to attend more than one week of the camp and will be encouraged to continue work on projects they may have started in the first week. Due to the small class size, these camps will fill up quickly, so register your young creator online soon!

Quickdraw Animation Summer Camps:

When: July and August 2022
Time: Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
Where: Quickdraw Animation Society
Address: 2011 10th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB