About the Program

This is a perfect opportunity to start preparing for a future career in Animation. It includes developing an artist's eye, classical hand drawing skill sets, mark making, value/shading, structure & gesture drawing, anatomy, a digital artist's online portfolio, animating short clips in Adobe CC Animate, Character Animator & Photoshop. The elements and principles of design are established and explored. Video clips created on a Wacom Intuos tablet with multiple tracks including sound. Also, the 12 Principles of Animation are critical to create stunning work, and  audience involvement from the teachings of the masters at Disney studios in the late 1920's. 

Come and immerse yourself in drawing for the countless careers ahead in this field; animator, illustrator, gaming design with User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI), storyboard artist and graphic artist to name a few.

Approved Equivalency Credit: 0.5 English, 0.5 OR 1.0 AP or Standard Fine Arts 

College Credits: Highline College -- 11 credits

Meet the Instructor

Edward EtheringtonĀ 

Phone: 206.631.7343 


The Animation program is a combination of drawing & sketching with pencil and paper, elements and principles of art, use of Wacom Intuos Pro table and animation principles through software. 

Whether it is working with students on the skills for perspective, drawing humans, animals, comics, character 3 views (front, side, rear), different topics, logos, each day presents new challenges and great opportunities to assist students in this fast-growing field. Guest speakers from post-secondary schools and the industry help explain next steps for students.

I look forward to meeting you!