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Start Date:

Wed, Jul 22, 4:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time

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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 12 and older
Average Class Size: 30
Teacher: Nicox Colaleo

What you'll learn in this cartoon class:

A Crash Course in Cartoon Animation. Join us virtually from anywhere!

Open to Teens, College Students, Recent Grads, and Professionals

June 10, 2020

Getting Into The Animation Industry with Special Guest BROOKE KEESLING and DARON NEFCY

A Q&A/Talk for entering the animation business. How can you get your foot in the door? Does art school matter? What should be in your portfolio? All this and more will be discussed with a special guest.

June 24, 2020 

Working in the Animation Industry with Special Guest TBA

So, you got a job! This Q&A/Talk will focus on starting your career in cartoons, and what to expect now that you're a part of the animation industry. Joining the discussion is a special guest.

July 8, 2020

Working From Home in the Animation Industry with Special Guest Matt Braily and Ruth Turner

This Q&A/Talk will focus on how to work in the animation industry during something unexpected, like our current global pandemic. What are the pros and cons to working for home? How should you manage your time? How can one avoid going crazy being inside all week? All this and more will be discussed with a special guest.

July 22, 2020

Storyboarding and Character Design with Special Guests CHEYENNE CURTIS and ASHLYN ANSTEE

Interested in storyboarding and/or character designing for cartoons? This Q&A/Talk will be a discussion about the exciting world of storyboarding and character design for animation, with Nico being joined by special guest artist, Cheyenne Curtis (Star vs the Forces of Evil, Big City Greens, Amphibia) and Ashlyn Anstee (Adventure Time, Harvey Beaks, We Lost Our Human).

August 5, 2020

Voice Acting for Cartoons with Special Guest ERIC BAUZA

A Q&A/Talk for voice acting in animation, how to work at becoming a voice actor, and the process of bringing new and classic characters to life. Nico Colaleo is joined by voice actor extraordinaire, Eric Bauza, whose credits include Scoops in Nico's own show Ollie & Scoops, as well as Looney Tunes Cartoons (Bugs, Daffy, Tweety, Marvin Martian), Unikitty!, Ren & Stimpy (Stimpy), Muppet Babies (Fozzie Bear), Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Splinter/Narrator), Star vs the Forces of Evil, Uncle Grandpa, The Loud House, El Tigre, and much, much more!

August 19, 2020

Writing for Animation with Special Guest EMILY BRUNDIGE

Want to become an animation writer? This Q&A/Talk will cover writing for animation, with special guest Emily Brundige joining the discussion. Emily's writing credits include Hilda, Harvey Girls Forever (also created by), Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh, Unikitty!, Amphibia, DC Superhero Girls, Teen Titans Go!, Star vs the Forces of Evil, and the upcoming Nate the Great for Nickelodeon.

September 2, 2020

Making Your Own Cartoon with Special Guest VIVIENNE MEDRANO

Planning to create a cartoon all on your own, without studio involvement? This Q&A/Talk will focus on creating your own independent cartoon/film/short/series for the internet, outside of the studio system. Further discussion includes differences in working on your indie project versus traditional in-studio projects. Nico is joined by special guest Vivienne Medrano, creator of internet sensations Hazbin Hotel and Helluva Boss.

September 16, 2020

Building Character with Special Guest CRAIG BARTLETT

This Q&A/Talk will focus on how to create well-rounded, interesting characters and situations for a cartoon. How do you find a voice and personality for your characters? Are your characters strong enough? What's the "hook" for your show and the situations that take place in it? All this and much more will be discussed with special guest Craig Bartlett, creator of the Nicktoon classic Hey Arnold!

September 30, 2020

Pitching to Studios with Special Guest JORGE GUTIERREZ

So now you've got a great idea, great characters, and you're ready to pitch it all to a studio! Now what? This Q&A/Talk will cover creating a pitch bible for your project, and the process of pitching your baby to studio executives. Nico is joined by special guest Jorge Gutierrez (Creator and director of El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, the theatrical film The Book of Life, and the upcoming Netflix series epic Maya and the Three).

October 14, 2020, 4 pm - 6 pm PDT

Running Your Own Animated Series with Special Guest CRAIG MCCRACKEN and ROB RENZETTI

This Q&A/Talk will focus on the highest point you can reach in animation: Showrunning your own series. What entails being a good director to your crew? What's it like being the captain of the ship? Nico will discuss his experience running a show via the internet, with a long-distance crew of artists around the world, while his special guest Daron Nefcy (creator of Star vs the Forces of Evil) will share her experiences of running a show and directing her crew traditionally in-house in a studio environment.


Please note that it is prohibited to record, photograph, screenshot or distribute talks and demo's of this Online Session on any other platform. Please be respectful to the artist and the other participants in this stream.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy

All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

We of course understand if there is an emergency preventing you from attending, we are happy to push your ticket forward to be used for another class.

Start Dates (7)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
4:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time Nicox Colaleo 1 $5
4:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time Nicox Colaleo 1 $5
4:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time Nicox Colaleo 1 $5
4:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time Nicox Colaleo 1 $5
4:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time Nicox Colaleo 1 $5
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
4:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time Nicox Colaleo 1 $5
4:00pm - 6:00pm Pacific Time Nicox Colaleo 1 $5

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