Story & Character Masterclass in New York City

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Industry Events, Member Perks | No Comments

image: Masterclass with artists from Pixar Animation Studios (can't see this? set your email client to "show images")

Our friends at Van Arts wrote us to share the exciting news that their Story and Character Masterclass is returning to New York City!  A limited number of discount tickets are available to ASIFA-East members so get yours fast!  The discount code is for 10% off and will be sent out to all members in our newsletter.  Or contact us and we’ll send you the code directly!

See below for all details:

Great news, top artists from Pixar are coming to teach in New York City!

VanArts presents a masterclass in Story & Character Development, taught by Matthew Luhn (Story Supervisor) and Valerie LaPointe (Story Artist) from Pixar Animation Studios.

This exceptional 2-day training event takes place on June 19 & 20, 2015 in New York, NY.

An ideal professional development opportunity, offering participants a rare and exciting chance to learn from the industry’s top talent, and to network with others.

This event is geared toward:

  • 2D/3D animators, character designers, comic artists
  • story artists, screenwriters & novelists
  • game designers & developers
  • working professionals, students, enthusiasts
  • trainers & educators

Exciting New Format

We are introducing a new Masterclass + Workshop format. Day 1 is an exciting, interactive lecture format on story structure, storyboarding and character development, and Day 2 is a hands-on workshop where you can put these tools into practice creating your own stories.

The workshop day is only open to 50 participants and will sell out fast, so you definitely won’t want to miss it!


Tuition is only $549 for 2 full days of Masterclass + Workshop instruction, and $299 for the one day Masterclass. Space is limited and demand is expected to be strong.

Click here to get more info & register >

Summer 2015 Tour

This class is part of the Summer 2015 Masterclass Tour, with stops in New York City, Toronto and Los Angeles. View full tour info here.

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