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Animation – Advancing Skills (stage 2)

  • Ages: 12-16
  • Term: Summer
  • Length: 8 weeks


This exciting stage two course gives budding animators aged 12-16 the chance to develop their animation skills and learn more advanced techniques.

To book your young artist’s place today, simply click the 'Book Now' button to be taken to AUB's secure online store, where you can complete your booking. You can also sign up to our newsletter for Saturday Art School updates.

What you need to know

When does it run?

Summer term 2024

Saturday 6 April – 25 May 2024

Summer term 2025

Saturday 26 April – 14 June 2025

How long is the course?

8 Saturdays

What time are the classes?


Who's this course for?

This course has been developed for aspiring animators aged 12-16.

Does my young artist need any qualifications or experience?

This is an advanced course to allow young artists to further develop and practice their animation skills. It's beneficial if your young artist has already studied Animation – an Introduction (stage 1) or has some previous experience with animation.

I’m not sure if this is suitable for my young artist. Can I speak to someone?

Yes of course! If you'd like to discuss if this course is suitable for your young artist, get in touch with us: email or call +44 (0) 1202 363222.

How much does this course cost?

2024: £219

2025: £239

What's included in this price?

  • All course materials and resources
  • Everything your young artist will need to take part in the course will be provided by us – no hidden costs!

  • Classes are practical, so wear clothes that you don't mind your young artists getting messy
  • Drinks and snacks for break time and duration of class; please ensure snacks do not contain nuts
  • It's strongly advised phones, tablets and other valuables are not brought to class. Any personal possessions are the responsibility of your young artist and AUB will not be liable for any loss or damage

About this course

Animation has no limits, and through this course, young artists aged 12-16 will develop more advanced animation skills to create more dynamic and technical work. This is a perfect opportunity for your young artists to push their ideas and let loose with their creativity.

This course has been specifically developed for animators aged 12–16 to foster and advance their personal skills, understanding, and development in the field of creative animation.

With expert guidance from our specialist and experienced tutor, Isabel Rentoul, your young artist will expand and develop their creativity and technical skills, and gain confidence in creating and sharing work.

This is a perfect opportunity for young animators to refresh their animation knowledge, learn a wider range of animation techniques, and develop their creative skills. With a focus on storytelling and emotion, this course allows young artists to develop their own ideas, creativity, and bring them to life through animation.

Each week your young artist will learn new skills using industry standard equipment, software and techniques that are vital in the world of animation. Skills covered includes 2D animation, story development, storyboarding, concept art, and using digital animation software.

  • 2D animation
  • Story development
  • Concept art
  • Storyboarding
  • Advanced skills in using industry-standard animation software
  • Acting for animation

At the end of the course your young artist will:

  • Possess improved artistic skills, including drawing and design techniques
  • Have an improved understanding of animation production, including story development, storyboarding, and concept art
  • Possess and be able to put into practice a progressive understanding of the principles of animation
  • Have a sound understanding of industry-standard animation software and its capabilities
  • Have an understanding of the importance of preparation, practice, and perseverance within animation
  • Be able to develop their ideas and bring them to life using industry-standard animation equipment
  • Have increased confidence in their own skills
  • Feel inspired by the new skills they've learnt and from sharing ideas with new friends
  • Have the foundations to continue creating beyond this course
  • You can request a certificate to confirm your young artist's achievements, providing they have 100% attendance record. To request a certificate please get in touch with us at and confirm name of your young artist and the title of course they've completed

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Meet your young artist's tutor

Isabel Rentoul - animator and illustrator

Isabel Rentoul

Isabel Rentoul is an experienced illustrator and comic artist who's published work in several zines and comic collections...

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This could just be the start of your young artist's creative journey! After this course, your young artist could further their digital skills, continue to harness their creativity and explore alternative Saturday Art School subjects or look forward to the future and the next step(s) in their creative journey by exploring AUB's Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media.

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