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Popular Animation Teachers

Matthew B.

Glendale, CA
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Emily S.

New York, NY
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Gilbert M.

Anaheim, CA
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Matthew B. Glendale, CA

About Matthew

For music studies: I'm a graduate of Berklee College of Music and have been playing guitar for fifteen years and teaching guitar lessons since 2003. I've taught hundreds of students as both a guitar instructor and band leader / rock coach. I'd love to help you achieve your music goals! I specialize in writing, recording and licensing music to film and television. I can help you learn to play your instrument, record yourself, compose full songs and tracks and get them placed in movies and television! I've written music, songs and sound design for over fifty television shows and films including The Hornet's Nest, Sport Science, Jersey Shore, Bad Girls Club, Project Runway, Faked or Faked: Paranormal Files, Haunted Highway, Deep South Paranormal and many others. You can see my links ...


Ray D. October 17, 2014
I took lessons with Matt when he lived in Virginia. He subbed for my teacher during a vacation and we hit it off immediately. He was constantly keeping things interesting with his preparation, but more importantly, and I have seen this with many teachers since, he actually kept notes on all of his students and tailored lessons to their particular interests, not just the same plan for everyone. He even helped me write some songs and record them on my computer. After the two lessons during my teacher's vacation, I started taking an extra lesson a week with Matt and made real progress until he moved to LA to pursue his career. Still miss him.
Emily S. New York, NY

I've created many animations in the context of video games as a professional artist, having worked in ToonBoom, GIMP and Photoshop. I specialize in character animations, mostly humans and animals.

My goal is to focus on the study of motion and help the student implement their own skills in drawing and observation.
I can also help the student build a portfolio in preparation for college or applying for companies (games, animation studios).

I've graduated with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University, and worked for Disney Research for a year and a half.

About Emily

I've been working professionally as an artist since 2009, making graphics and illustrations for clients and having worked for Disney Research for just over a year. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts in 2012. I'm currently a freelance artist, but I'd also love to contribute to the art education community by inspiring and instructing anyone who wants to learn. I specialize in drawing/illustration, digital painting, and 2D animation, mostly in the context of video games (with 2D graphics). I can also give advice in the designing of video games as well as marketing them. My hope and mission is to successfully distribute my knowledge, skills and experience to anyone who wants to acquire them. Thank you for your interest!


Subbu P. March 11, 2015
Cartooning · Online
Verified Student
Emily is excellent teacher and my kids are really loved her lessons. She explains clearly to kids and encourage kids to express their opinion. I saw great improvement in my kids drawing. Initially I was skeptical how online drawing lessons could be effective. I would like to thank you Emily for making drawing lessons effective and fun.
Samuel F. February 5, 2015
Adobe Photoshop · In studio
Verified Student
Emily is a great teacher, and also she is a very talented artist. Her classes are working really well for me at my skill level. She is very patient and dedicated, she really goes at of the way trying to answer all questions I have, even if she has no immediate answer for me, she takes note of it and she answers during next session.
Learning Photoshop with Emily is been great and also fun!, looking forward to my next classes.
Gilbert M. Anaheim, CA

The Ability to teach and mentor both traditional 2D Animation and 3D Animation

About Gilbert

I have worked for many Colleges and Kids Sports organizations. I have been background checked many times. I also teach kids of many ages at The Arbor Learning Center home schooling group. Mr. M. is a CG artist. Like many, his love for art started in grade school and evolved in high school. While running his own T-Shirt Design company, "Extreme Limitations", he was able to quickly see the power of design, layout, color, and typography. With over twenty years of experience in Graphic Design, Illustration, Prototype Design, Game Art, and Motion Graphics, Mr. M. now spends his time teaching students in many different graphic disciplines. He has been at Norco College since 2006 teaching 3D Modeling, Animation, Beginning and Advanced Photoshop, Illustrator, Digital Sculpting and ...


Teresa M. November 20, 2014
Adobe Photoshop · In studio
I have had the pleasure of taking several classes from Gil; Illustrator, Advanced Photoshop, 3D Modeling to name a few. As an older student in classrooms full of younger students, I can certainly recommend Gil's ability to teach any age group. He has the patience to walk students through techniques and procedures despite any lack of skill. At the same time, he is quick to challenge those students who skillfully grasp concepts and are ready to move on. The atmosphere he provides is warm and encouraging. There are so many techniques I am continue to use thanks to Gil's instruction!
Robert H. November 19, 2014
Adobe Photoshop · In studio
During my time at Norco College, I had the pleasure of taking quite a few classes with Gil. I'm not know to be the best kind of student, I don't do well in classroom structures, but Gil's class was one of the few I was able to stay focused and do well in.

He has a great way of teaching that actually allows you to learn and have fun at the same time. He knows what he is doing and that shows, plus instead of just telling us to read this chapter or go to this page and follow the instructions, he will be more hands on and show us what to do and where to go and he did his best to help each student individually and help push their limits to make some amazing pieces of work.

I've learned a lot and still use a lot of the techniques from those classes, definitely the best teacher I ever had to date. So take it from me, if you get the chance to ever have Gil as a teacher, don't pass it up.
Chelsea G. November 14, 2014
Video Game Art · In studio
I have actually taken quite a few classes that were taught by Gil. I always have found him to be a super helpful teacher and always looked forward to going to his classes because the atmosphere always felt really warm to me, especially compared to a lot of other classes I have taken; he really wants to help students learn. I really like his teaching techniques, which involves more teaching from experience than “here have a book follow these step-by-step instructions.” Everything I have taken away from Gil’s classes has helped me become much more efficient, as well as a better artist. I’d recommend him as a teacher to anyone.

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