CHARACTER DESIGN LAB2019-01-20T22:36:51+00:00

You will collaborate on the development of character design with a leading character artist from PIXAR, who will share his experience of particular creative approaches and design processes for animated film. This will benefit your own work on animated films and series, without regard to a specific style.

The lab’s programme is focused on mastering the creative process of the development of the design of characters for animated film within the context of the demands of a story. Drawing skills are a prerequisite for participation. Team collaboration is essential. We strongly recommend to apply as a team of 2 artists with a project.


  • Character design lectures by an accomplished professional
  • Professional supervision and consulting of your project
  • Team collaboration with the mentor
  • Taking both Story and Art labs as a team project would qualify to get feedback from the panel of experts


Participants should have drawing skills already at an intermediate level and bring their own projects to the lab to boost both their skills, workflows and their projects at the same time.


In order to be eligible for the lab, you need to submit your project idea as a synopsis or character profiles no more than 500 words max. along with your registration. Participants bring their own materials, computers with Photoshop and projects to work on


  • Portfolio – expertise and experience in the field
  • Priority given to animators and artists
  • Motivational letter
    Emphasis on career motivation and vision
  • Own project
    Participants’ involvement is conditional on their having a project of their own
  • Own creative team
    Teams of at least two or more will receive priority
  • Participation in both Story & Art workshops


Art Lab 2018 with Ricky Nierva

Art Lab 2017 with Michel Breton

Art Lab 2016 with Jim Moore (Lucas Film)

Behind the scenes of ANOMALIA Art Lab 2016

Jim Moore on being a good artist

Jim Moore on dealing with non-artist clients

Zkušenosti českých a slovenských účastníků

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  • Duration
    July 22nd – August 2nd 2019 (10 days)

  • Mentor
    to be announced

  • Skill level
     junior and intermediate experience
  • Price

    1 200 EUR / 30 000 CZK

    Team of 2

    780 EUR / 20 000 CZK per participant

    Price includes 21% VAT. In case of EUR/CZK exchange rate should change, the fee in EUR is derived from CZK currency. Does not include: travel and accomodation


to be announced

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