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VanArts Animators Go Wild: A Hands-On Field Trip Adventure!

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VanArts 2D/3D Character Animation students recently embarked on an unforgettable field trip that showcased the immersive and hands-on approach to learning that sets VanArts apart as a top destination for animation education.

VanArts Animation Student Sketching a Horse's Head

Students alternate between full-figure analysis of an entire body, with more detailed studies focusing on the head or limbs.

Immersive Learning Experience

The field trip provided students with a unique opportunity to engage with their subjects firsthand, bringing their artistic visions to life through direct observation and interaction. From touching animals, to feeling their movement, to sketching their unique personalities, students gained invaluable insights into animal anatomy and behaviour that will inform their animation projects.

VanArts Animation Students Sketching Goats

The goats are always a favorite for the animation students… and no wonder, they are the most ‘animated’ animals around!

Why Choose VanArts?

For students from around the globe, VanArts is the destination of choice for animation education. Our immersive approach to learning, coupled with hands-on experiences like the recent field trip, ensures that students receive a comprehensive education that prepares them for success in the competitive animation industry.

VanArts Animation Student Sketching a Cow

What does the head look like from a different angle.. wait a moment and you can see.

Collaborative Learning

Group learning played a vital role during the field trip, as students shared drawings and discussed each creature’s quirks in real time. The collaborative spirit was palpable, with group photos capturing the essence of creative camaraderie. By working together, students deepened their understanding and enriched their artistic endeavours.

VanArts students sketching a pig

The round forms make the pot-bellied pigs an inviting choice for warming up.

Highlights of the Trip

  • Exploration of animal anatomy through hands-on observation.
  • Group sketches bring collective creativity to life.
  • Dynamic discussions enrich understanding and artistry.
3 VanArts Animation Students Sketching a Pig

Taking advantage of the range of wildlife models on display at the farm.

Bringing Inspiration Back to the Studio

As the field trip came to a close, students were eager to bring their newfound inspirations back to the studio. Armed with a deeper understanding of animal movement and behaviour, they are poised to create animation projects that are both technically proficient and creatively compelling.

VanArts Animation Students Visit a Farm

Field trip for Life Drawing class: Getting up close and personal with our four-legged friends, in preparation for animating four-legged movement.


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