the animation course instructor
Chad Stewart has worked as a professional animator in film and television for the last 27 years! Animating with a pencil at Walt Disney Feature Animation on such films as:
- The Emperor’s New Groove
- Fantasia 2000
Then making the transition over the great digital divide to Sony Pictures Imageworks and working as a lead animator on such digital features as:
- The Polar Express
- Stuart Little 2
- Surf’s Up
Chad has most recently worked as a 3D Visual Development Artist at Sony Pictures Animation and is currently contracting with the same studio to work on sporadic development projects. He has a full home life including his beautiful wife of 24 years, 4 daughters (including one who is married) and 4 sons, adopted from Liberia, West Africa. As a family, they have homeschooled for the last 18 years.
Since teaching children has been such an integral part of his family life, Chad was inspired to share his knowledge of animation with other kids via the wonders of the world wide web. Whether you want to pursue animation as a career or would enjoy just learning for the sheer pleasure of the animation art form, this course will work for you!
Kayla is the wife of Chad and mother to their 8 children. She has finished her 20 years of homeschooling and has jumped on board with Chad in this venture to bring the art and animation world to the online learning community. She takes care of the business and organizational side of things for The Animation Course, LLC.