Learn how your drawings can come to life at RCC’s Animation Academy

ASHEBORO (Jan. 7, 2018)

Ambitious artists used to have to cross the country to learn animation at Los Angeles studios. Now, thanks to today’s digital tools, local artists can learn how to make their drawings come to life here in Asheboro. Randolph Community College is offering students ages 16 and up the opportunity to learn from award-winning professional Terry Locke in its new “Animation Academy.”

Terry Profile 5 2018

Locke has more than 25 years of experience in the creative field. He is the former CEO of The Animation Factory Inc. and the author of the young reader’s book series, “Spencer Hurley and the Aliens.” His clients include such notables as Warner Brothers, McDonald’s, HBO, Blockbuster Video, Acclaim, Mattel, and Hasbro.

The Academy introduces students to fundamental and advanced animation techniques and theory. Students will learn how to take their existing illustration capabilities and add the magic of motion, while developing style and consistency in the process. Those who advance into the 3D classes will learn how to use Autodesk Maya software to develop 3D models for use in animated productions and video games.

Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon in room 103 of the RCC Design Center.

The cost is $180 for each class. “Elemental 2D Animation” (#68579) is March 5-May 9 (March 9 and 23, April 6 and 13); “Advanced 2D Animation” (#68580) is May 21-Aug. 1 (June 1, 15, and 29, July 13); “Elemental 3D Animation: 3D Modeling” (#68581) is Aug. 13-Oct. 17 (Aug. 17, Sept. 7 and 21, Oct. 5); and “Elemental 3D Animation: Motion & Dynamics” (#68582) is Oct. 29-Jan. 23 (Nov. 2 and 16, Dec. 7, Jan. 4 with no classes Nov. 28 and Dec. 16-Jan. 1).

For information or to register, call 336-633-0268 or click here.