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Weekend course in Character Design for Animation

Character Design for Animation

Spend a weekend learning how to generate visually interesting and memorable characters suited for animation.

Weekend course in Character Design for Animation

  • Facts

    Weekend course in Character Design for Animation


    The course is not accredited with ECTS points

    Duration of the course
    Daily schedule: 09:00 am - 16:00 pm

    April 24-25, 2021

    Fee EU/Non EU Citizens: 1500 DKK (approximately 200 EUR)

    The Animation Workshop, Kasernevej 5, 8800 Viborg, Denmark (The Drawing Academy's class rooms)
  • Structure and content

    This course is designed to give you an insight in how to generate visually interesting and memorable characters, as well as how to prepare them for use in animation. The course consists of a handful of drawing exercises, aimed at giving you hands-on experience with many different aspects of the design process.

    The course is for everyone who is interested in learning how to design characters for animation.

  • How to apply

    Click the link and follow the instructions on the VIA website. If there are problems with the payment, it may help to try in another browser.

    When the course is paid, your seat is reserved since it follows the first-come-first-serve principle. If the course is full and you want to be registered on the waiting list, please email Maria Skov Pedersen on

    The Animation Workshop/VIA University College (TAW) reserves the right to cancel the course should there not be enough participants or should the restrictions due to COVID-19 make it too difficult to run a physical course.

  • Teacher

    Peter Meldgaard

    Peter Meldgaard

    Peter Meldgaard is educated as a Computer Graphics Artist at The Animation Workshop. He works as an illustrator and graphics designer for video games, and organizes art and game related events.

    In his teaching he seeks to keep people in the design phase for longer, by giving out many short assignments rather than a few long ones. He enjoys framing and limiting exercises in surprising ways, as to challenge the problem solving part of his students' brains.

  • Practical information

    Practical information about the course.

    The course fee of 210 EUR (1500 DKK) includes drawing materials (pencil and paper), tea, and coffee. If you wish to use other materials, you are of course very welcome to bring these yourself. Meals and accommodation have to be arranged by the participants. (There are supermarkets with bakery and meals to-go in walking distance from the school.)


    Accommodation is not included in the fee but Viborg offers several affordable accommodation opportunities. Within walking distance of the school you will find Oasen, Nattely and Klosterpensionen. The latter is located right next to Viborg's old Dome, right in the heart of the city. Other options include Lisely and Danhostel Viborg. You can also take a look at the local tourist agency's list of accommodation.

  • Contact

    Gry Lindebjerg Director of The Drawing Academy and Visuel HF

    Gry Lindebjerg

    Director of The Drawing Academy and Visuel HF

    T: +45 87 55 49 42