The Animation Course is the premier animation school built with 11-18 year olds in mind.


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An Experienced Instructor

Chad Stewart has worked as a professional animator in film and television for the last 27 years! He has worked with both Walt Disney Feature Animation and Sony Pictures on films like Emperor's New Groove, Tarzan, and Polar Express. Now he brings his wide experience—both from the field and from being an expert homeschooling dad—into teaching students ages 11-18 about this fascinating art form.


Our daughter loves these classes! [...] Mr. Stewart does a wonderful job teaching the class—it is fun, encouraging, challenging, and positive!
— Perry & Stephanie Converse, Parents


Not Just a Class, A Community

Each student is able to interact directly with Chad, and also receives personalized video feedback from industry professionals on every weekly assignment. Each student attends a class full of students that are just like them. Students interact with real people, receive encouragement, and are given personal guidance. Taking a class isn't just about learning skills; it's also an opportunity to join a growing community of people who love animation.


I loved getting a personalized review that helped me understand what I should be working on and what I did well!
— Megan Patten, Student


Real Skills & Real Careers

The Animation Course benefits from an instructor and multiple graders who have real connections to the animation world. Transcripts are available for high school credit. Students have the opportunity to get an idea of what it looks like to work in the field, to receive one-on-one career guidance, and to lay the foundation for a real career.


I love the wonderful feedback on each assignment and how positive and encouraging it is for beginners. Also, we enjoy the interviews of Chad and other animators.
— Kayla Ricker, Student