Online Spring 2024 Session

April 8th, 2024

April 8th, 2024

ANIMATION:  Mentoring Workshop (Open Project)


Michal Makarewicz

20 year Pixar Animation Veteran

Length of Workshop: 10 weeks. Once a week.
Days: Wednesdays starting April 10th, 2024
Time:8-11 pm pacific time
Tuition: $1,600 (Includes a $200 non-refundable registration fee)
Prerequisite: none


Michal is here for you; The Mentorship class is a small class that focuses on you and your current needs as an animator. Use the time with Michal however you feel would help your animation grow.

Does your shot need polish? Do you want help coming up with Demo Reel Ideas?
Want to geek out about animation philosophy? Or deep dive into animation topics?
Want to see a LIVE demo on something?

Michal will help you craft your good ideas into great ones – and will let you know if your goals are within your skill set and achievable; no more wasting time!

You will get a personalized 30 minutes with Michal each week to go over whatever you are working on.

Michal will also provide video notes (when applicable) between each session.  


We recommend having a basic understanding of Maya and Body Mechanics before attending the Mentorship Workshop. 

The Mentorship is limited to 8 students to allow for maximum individualized focus. We encourage a comfortable, collaborative environment so that students can learn from their own assignments, the critiques of others’, instructor demos, lectures, and guest speakers.