A 2-Week Crash Course!

Sunday, March 3rd - Thursday, March 14th, 2024

Space is limited; register early to reserve your spot!

Sessions will be held via Zoom on Sundays and Thursdays.
2-Hour Classes from 7:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time

  • Sun, March¬†3rd
  • Thu, March 7th
  • Sun, March¬†10th
  • Thu, March¬†14th

Learn how to use Maya for character animation so that you can focus on creativity, storytelling, and bringing characters to life!

  • Animation Studio Workflows and Techniques
  • Practical Demos, Helpful Tips, and In-Depth Explanations
  • All sessions are recorded and replay access is¬†permanent
  • Access to private Discord channels¬†to communicate with your instructor, and your peers for continued support

Everything You Need to Start Animating

Whether you're self-teaching, attending a university program, or an online school - this class is for you!



  • Perfect for Artists¬†with Little to No Experience in Maya
  • Affordably-Priced Animation Education
  • Industry-Based Course Curriculum
  • All Lectures are Recorded¬†for¬†Continued Access



4 Class Sessions with your Instructor, Sir Wade

A former Trainer at DreamWorks Animation, Sir Wade provides a more in-depth and well-rounded education in Maya than any other animation program for a fraction of the price. Don't believe us? Read the reviews!

  • Live Demos and Instruction
  • Workflow Demos and Open Q&A
  • Simple Maya Exercises to Follow Along

Time to start exploring the world of 3D Character Animation!



 Here's an overview of some of the topics we'll dive into:

  • Maya's UI /¬†How to Set Up the Software Properly
    • Important¬†Settings to Tweak
    • Making Sure Your Files Never Get Lost
      (trust me, this is super common + annoying)
  • 3D Camera Navigation Tips + Tricks
  • Creating Props and¬†Setting Up a Functional Shot
  • Animating Characters and Objects
    • Which Controls to Use /¬†Where to Start
    • Beginner Workflows to Get You Started
  • Animation Visualization Tools
    • Arc Tracking / Ghosting /¬†2D Drawing
    • Graph Editor 101
    • Timeline Tricks¬†/¬†Other Animation¬†Features
  • Exporting High Quality Animation (without rendering)
  • Lots of Q&A

Explore Maya's Animation Essentials




I've been teaching animation for over 5 years, and I thought it was time to put together a crash-course in character animation to help you get started!

There are a lot of Maya Workshops out there, but I honestly believe mine to be the best. I've spent years tweaking the curriculum and adjusting the class material and examples based on my industry experience and what I know of the studio needs at the places I haven't worked.

Many online schools and colleges / universities charge a ton of money for beginner workshops, but mine is designed to give you a solid understanding of what it's like to work in this tool and how to properly explore this path without breaking the bank.

Plus, I'll always teach you WHY you're supposed to hit these buttons, instead of simply expecting you to memorize the steps.

This crash course is designed to get you up to speed quickly, to teach you essential lessons that every animator needs to learn in order to continue growing as an artist.

All of that and more, at an affordable price.

"I've never attended a class that explains the basics of animation so thoroughly. I now have a deep understanding of what should I do to make my animations work and feel appealing, something that I've never felt in my 3 years of college."

Daniel Florez

"Sir Wade was super fun and inspiring. Everyday that I was in class, I felt like something new was coming. Everybody is super nice and Sir makes you feel just as important as everyone else. Definitely one of the best mentors ever! 100% recommend."

Morgan Hansen

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