2022 Johnson Scholarship Program Open
Who May Apply
To apply, applicants must be:
Founded in 1999 by two highly skilled and experienced artists, Gerard Sternik and Vince Peets, Animation Portfolio Workshop (APW) is the first school in Canada to specialize solely in animation portfolio preparation. Since its inception, thousands of students have been accepted into the best animation and art programs in the world and have gone on to successful careers in the animation industry.
Our qualified instructors teach the foundational drawing skills and portfolio preparation methods students require to succeed in top-tier animation and visual art programs worldwide. Designing characters and learning the basics of hand-drawn animation starts with drawing, and we should know – drawing is all we do. The curriculum is made up of two core components of an animation school portfolio: Life Drawing for Animation and Drawing for Animation. Perhaps the most unique aspect of APW is that many APW graduates have returned to the workshop to become teachers and tutors—mentors to students who are about to set their goals and meet the challenges of animation school.
Animation Portfolio Workshop has developed a fully established online presence for all of our classes, however we fully intend to return to in-person classes when all of the conditions are present to run them safely. This could occur as soon as April 2022. APW continues to deliver the high-quality online experience that we have been offering since September 2020 and once our in-person classes are up and running again, we will continue to offer the online classes to students who are not able to attend the in-person sessions.
APW Online - Session 1 April 2022 to February 2023
APW Online Session II September 2022 to February 5, 2023
APW Online Evening Class
Stay tuned for 2022 dates
March Break Animation Boot Camp: Monday March 14 - Friday, March 18th
Summer Animation Boot Camp A: Monday July 11th - Friday, July 15th
Summer Animation Boot Camp B: Monday July 25th - Friday, July 28th
Summer Animation Boot Camp C: Monday August 8th - Friday, August 12th
Summer Animation Boot Camp D: Monday August 22nd - Friday, August 26th
2022 Summer Intensive: July 5th to August 25, 2022
2022 Winter Intensive: Dates TBD
Animation Portfolio Workshop has partnered with the Black Business Professional Association of Canada, APW Associate Director /illustrator / visual artist / Joshua Miller and the Honourable Justice Kofi N. Barnes to offer the APW African Canadian Youth Scholarship. The African Canadian Youth Scholarship is granted annually to one student who best meets the specific financial and artistic eligibility criteria for this opportunity.
Awarded annually, the APW-ACYS provides a unique study opportunity for Black youth seeking excellence in the field of animation/illustration arts.
The Scholarship consists of full tuition for one session of the Animation Portfolio Workshop, a private online mentoring opportunity with APW Associate Director Joshua Miller, and all art materials required to complete the APW Session provided free of charge to the scholarship recipient.
Patrick O'Keefe - APW was a major catalyst in forming my passion and skills as a young artist. More....