“Developing Young Minds Through The Art of Animation®”
Founded by Disney Animators THE ONLY ANIMATION ACADEMY FOR CHILDREN
WHY CHOOSE ELITE ANIMATION ACADEMY?
We are a YEAR ROUND Academy. We offer Regular and VIRTUAL (online) Courses, after school and on Saturday’s. The courses are available for children and Adults. Our popular Studio Summer Camps & Courses are in the Months of June, July, and August for children ages 8 & up. We focus on basic to advanced levels the classes are small to provide you with a more personal connection with the teachers and get the most out of the lessons. Instructors are professionals in their area of expertise. Available in English & Spanish.
Elite Animation Academy provides training services for Autistic students interested in Digital Arts & Graphics. We also offer a training program for the Adult Student diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. Parents & Students can choose Elite Animation Academy’s 9 month Digital Media Training Program.
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Elite Animation’s mission is to provide the highest quality education with top industry experts in the Art of Animation to students around the world from ages 8 and up. We strive to offer a unique, engaging and innovative animation programs, bringing real life experiences to the classroom and providing students with the tools to maximize their marketability and increase their opportunities for college placement and advancement in various industries, not just Entertainment.
Elite Animation’s vision is to become the best Animation Academy in Florida and virtually the world, teaching students from basic , intermediate, and advanced levels the wonderful Art of Animation. We have the reputation of developing the artistic gift of our students whether for their personal interest or a professional lucrative future.
Learning Animation is not just for movies, it is a lot more !
Animators create 2D and 3D images in motion for animated films, video games, commercials, and music videos. They create images, as well as special effects and other visual images, using video, film, or computer software. Some of the most common technology used by animators includes Adobe, AutoDesk 3DS Max, MAYA, VectorDesigner, and Ability Photopaint.
“ I owe so much of the artistic skill I have today to my weekends spent at the Elite Animation Academy. Not only were the owners knowledgeable and passionate about drawing and animation but the teachers that they brought in to teach their classes were very informative and very helpful in creating a foundation in my art process, which led to my acceptance into the Savannah College of Art and Design as well as to my success in the School of Visual Art Department at the University of Central Florida. I strongly recommend attending classes at the Elite Animation Academy. They know the industry and they know what they are doing!”
Matthew Graham, UCF School of Visual Arts
“Elite Animation Academy has plenty of qualities which makes it the ideal learning center for young kids who show any artistic interest. It’s mentors are quite experienced in their fields, coming from big name companies like Disney and Marvel among others. The only trait these educators share which is greater than their artistic skill is their patience and ability to teach. From someone who has been around Elite Animation for plenty of years, I can assure anyone that with dedication, results are very easily attainable.
Each class at Elite felt like another side of the coin with artistic discoveries being made at every session. To be able to apply all the methods of art that I learned throughout the years into practice and to get better each time felt very rewarding. I’m glad that I invested in Elite Animation Academy when I did. I am currently creating a portfolio for Ringling College of Art and Design and am very confident in my skills as an artist.
As for the portfolio development requirements, a lot of it requires a skill called observational drawing which is essentially looking at something and replicating through a drawing while maintaining its likeness. Elite Animation is very aware of the requirements that are essential for artists and prepares their students for if they chose to pursue art professionally. Elite Animation Academy is definitely a powerhouse when it comes to developing any skills of art and its those fundamental skills which will lead any artist into a bright and successful future.”
Ali Malik, Incoming Freshman – Ringling College of Art and Design
“I had a great experience with Elite Animation. The teachers live up to their reputation. They are all knowledgeable in their field. The program has given me the foundation to recognize and to build my skill toward my goal to be a professional animator. I’m impressed that they have state of the art equipment and staff for instruction in 2D, 3D, illustration, and digital design. I’ve attended since I was in Middle school and now I’m about to be a Senior in High School. It’s meant that much to me”
Aaron Jackson, Ringling College of Art & Design
“Elite Animation Academy provides an ideal environment for any student to further their artistic skills & style. The instructors are not only knowledgeable, but bring their own experiences working in the arts to class. In addition to the talent the instructors share with students, they are encouraging and engaging. On several occasions, instructors have given me to tools and confidence to push myself to a higher skill level. My involvement at Elite Animation Academy has led me to attend summer seminars at SCAD, where the instructors were impressed by my previous training. Next year, I hope to use the skills I’ve obtained at Elite Animation Academy to explore other summer seminars at CalArts”
Peyton Cantle, Incoming Freshman at SCAD or CalArts
My daughter absolutely LOVES Elite Animation Academy!! She has taken several courses here and her art skills have improved exponentially. The teachers are AMAZING and they nurture your child's love of art in all aspects. I highly recommend Elite Animation Academy to cultivate your budding artists creativity and skill set.read more
This place is awesome! I learned so much from Woody- he’s an amazing artist. Can’t wait to take the next class. By the way I’m 40 years old and if I can learn a lot here- anyone can :) Come and have fun with us. Thanks Elite- you guys are the best.read more
This was the best camp we enrolled my daughter in for this Summer (2017)! She had a lot of fun and enhanced more of her creative talent for drawing and illustrating. Todd, the director of Elite Animation and all his wonderful staff made her experience enjoyable and fun. She really thrived in learning more of what she loves to do! Thank you for such an awesome time and making a part of her Summer a fantastic learning experience. We'll definitely be back! :)read more