In the world of animation magic, the imagination is the most powerful tool. Storytelling is a concoction of enchanting ideas and emotions using the imagination to create a script and storyboard.
By casting spells upon themselves, apprentices learn to transform into a character and then bring it to life through the mastery and control of their voice and expression.
Rendering gives one the ability of seeing. Learn to conjure another world and draw it into being so that others may see a new perspective with some nice shading and stippling.
An animation spell is a very powerful incantation that causes inanimate objects to come to life, or to move and act as if they were alive. Unleash the power of your creative self and Stop the World.
Jay and his team at Spread the Weird teach phenomenal 3D Animation, 3D Modeling, Drawing, and Storytelling classes and camps for kids ages 8 to 14. They are the best in the Valley at what they do, and come highly recommended by our team.
- CodaKid Team (Community Collaborator in STEAM Education)
@SpreadtheWeird is the best camp for smart and creative kids and Jay is a brilliant teacher. Lucky we got a spot for next week!
— Peter (Parent of 12 y.o. attendee of 3 Camps)
Jay has been teaching me 2D Animation! He makes everything easy to understand learning 2D. When I have difficulty understanding he explains it clearly for me to understand. I can't wait to learn more! Jay is great! I recommend this tutor!
— Benjamin (100+ Hours of Drawing & 2D animation Sessions)
He is very patient and knowledgeable. I would recommend him anytime! He has a great approach with children and tunes into their specific needs and wants. He has a way of asking questions to get the information he needs to create the program that is best suited to the individual.
— Vera (Home tutoring for two 9 year olds)
Jay's patience, clarity, and interest in the subject matter made the session both highly productive, as well as enjoyable for me. He gave me a great new perspective on the way I work in 3D, and I look forward to learning more from him!
— Rebecca (Adult 3D Artist Improving Skills)
I learned a lot in a short amount of time. He came with a lesson and then answered all my questions. I look forward to more lessons. We covered a number of topics and went over my needs and what anticipated I'll need in the future. I highly recommend Jay.
— Mike (Adult Entrepreneur Learning Adobe CC)
Jay did a great job helping my son learn Adobe Illustrator while also helping him complete his project. My son was extremely pleased which is fantastic given he wasn't so sure about getting help from someone else. Jay was also very prompt and responsive so scheduling the lesson was a breeze. I recommend Jay highly!
— Suzanne (Mother of College Arts Graduate)
Jay took a 15-year-old who had never studied music production before, to a basic understanding of 3 different open source music-related apps, in 2 hours. I caused some technical difficulties with a misplaced software key and Jay was able to work around the problem. We will return for more lessons, so my budding rapper-nephew can get his beats on video. Quote: "Jay was cool."
— Christy (Involved Relative of Creative Teen)
Two lessons later and I'm most pleased with my applications as a result of our time addressing the tools and applications for Photo Shop! Next area will be Light Room and I'm anxious to explore this with Jay! I'm feeling very comfortable with the product especially for how I intend to use it. Can't go wrong investing time with Jay!!!!
— Dennis (Senior Photographer Learning Adobe Suite)