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In the Digital Painting and Expanded Animation program, students take core Drawing & Painting classes but also experiment with stop motion techniques, 3D animation and 2D visual effects for animation and painting. Beyond the technical skills, students also learn to create your own ideas and artistic voice.
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Cathy(Zhixin) Zhou
Cathy(Zhixin) Zhou

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Cathy(Zhixin) Zhou

“Flee is a narrative animated graphic novel with animated GIFs, it is about a dream of a retired museum curator Anton who suffers from a sudden illness. The main theme I am exploring in my project is human’s attitude toward death and illnesses. The... More

Tyler Orellana
Tyler Orellana

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Tyler Orellana aka. Snail Sniffer

“As a figure painter, my art connects with how I come to understand my own body. Through experimental brush strokes, I am able to imbue my figures with an uncanniness that is representative of emotional, psychological, and physical experiences.... More

Gordon Kong
Gordon Kong

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Gordon Kong

“My greatest happiness is to bring you hope and joy. ”

Sarah Lessard
Sarah Lessard

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Sarah Lessard

“The Witch’s Guide to Identity and Illusion (2022) is an animated narrative film retelling the classic Greek mythological story of Hades and Persephone. As the goddess reflects on the circumstances surrounding her capture, looking back on the events... More

Angelica Da Silva
Angelica Da Silva

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Angelica Da Silva

“Blue’s Tears is a two-dimensional animation based on highly sensitive people (HSP) in an insensitive environment. The main character, Blue, is a highly sensitive person and an introvert attending an art university. This project aims to highlight... More

Kaeti MacNeil
Kaeti MacNeil

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Kaeti MacNeil

“Carasoul: a Portrait in Nth Dimensions is an animated surrealist 4K film. My work visualizes temporal, immaterial sensations as spatially material extensions of the body. Like the physical matter of the body and the electric experience of the... More

Zebv Diez
Zebv Diez

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Zebv Diez

“Ikot ny Buhay is a three-part animation series exploring Filipino identity through material objects. Inspired by an excerpt from the book Brown Skin White Minds, the pieces respond to societal ideas of how objects imported from the west are... More

Michael Arsenault
Michael Arsenault

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Michael Arsenault aka. Maikeru64

“I’m an experimental animator, a painter, and a mixed media artist. I am very fascinated with the avant-garde style of work, and I wish to incorporate that in my animations and paintings. I will use all means necessary to create something unique,... More

Stephen Pham
Stephen Pham

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Stephen Pham aka. noreception

“Hello, I like trying a bunch of different stuff. I wish to become better one day, please wish me luck. ”

Kayla Dang
Kayla Dang

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Kayla Dang aka. Umidra

“My work revolves around my lived experience, an attempt to understand my thoughts and feelings but also to process. My film, “I should be dead already” is a 2D animated short that is an introspective summary of my mental health over the past four... More

Maria Tran
Maria Tran

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Maria Tran

“Interlude is a 2D animation about the journey one takes from denial and fear to moving forward and being free from mental anguish. Inspired by my own faults and inaction to explore my limits in avoidance of failure; the character in the narrative... More

Carmen Yuen
Carmen Yuen

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Carmen Yuen

“My Reflection is a short, top-down, 2D pixel animated exploration game about a student navigating through her struggles of anxiety and having too many assignment deadlines. Gameplay time ranges from half an hour to an hour. The central themes of... More

Jasmine Myers
Jasmine Myers

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Jasmine Myers

“Where I Learned Virtues is a 2D narrative animation that shares my experience with Baha’i children’s classes and explores the idea of learning virtues. Throughout the animation, I share what I learned in these classes, how they helped me growing... More

Will MacRae
Will MacRae

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Will MacRae aka. Zorp

“The Temple of the Dreamer (TTOTD) is a narrative VR pilgrimage set in a colourful fantasy world designed to evoke a dream-like sensation and a feeling of divinity. This prototype (and a completed sample of TTODD) consists of a game level, character... More

Rebecca Van Fraassen
Rebecca Van Fraassen

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Rebecca Van Fraassen aka. Rev

“Desiderium is a short horror film based on the story “The Monkey’s Paw” in which three wishes are granted to the holder of a cursed paw. This narrative contains a warning about our elusive human desires and the price for altering fate. In our need... More

Robert Da Rosa
Robert Da Rosa

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Robert Da Rosa

“Portraits: Performance and Privacy is a series of oil paintings on cradled wood panels that explores femininity being expressed through the male body, depicting imagery of masculinity that is atypical for mainstream media. The works also comment on... More

Camille Kiffin
Camille Kiffin

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Camille Kiffin aka. Cami

“As a multidisciplinary artist I have incorporated a lot of my personal experiences into my work. One of the ways in which I like to do that is by the use of colour. At an early stage in my life I've always associated personalities with colour. In... More

Ellejae Jimenez
Ellejae Jimenez

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Ellejae Jimenez

“RELOAD is a project created by childhood friends Ellejae Jimenez and Dani Meuret ”

Joan Nuguid
Joan Nuguid

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Joan Nuguid

“Feeling and digesting, internalizing and projecting. I'm a 2D experimental animator interested in works that encourage introspection. ”

Maria El-Chaar
Maria El-Chaar

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Maria El-Chaar aka. M.E

““Golden Wounds” is a 2D animated short film based on my experience of the challenges faced during and after recovery from mental illness. The one legged porcelain doll is slowly being cracked and broken during therapy as well as after leaving the... More

Jenny Zhang
Jenny Zhang

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Jenny Zhang

“If I would start reflecting from the beginning of my life, I will consider myself a piece of paper. The accumulation of creases, folds, cracks and notches will never fade, which is similar to the living of a human being. Repeating life cycles,... More

Ali Ibrahim
Ali Ibrahim

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Ali Ibrahim

Dammi Kim
Dammi Kim

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Dammi Kim

“Buddy is a three-minute 2D animated film made with Procreate, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe After Effects. Buddy is about a lonely robot suffering from a nightmare but overcomes its fear by meeting a dog in the forest. It focuses on the elements of... More

Mengyifei Qi
Mengyifei Qi

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Mengyifei Qi

“My meaning as an artist is to experience different forms of art. Showing everyday life is what I am about as a digital painter. ”

Maha Faruqi
Maha Faruqi

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Maha Faruqi aka. Dame Draws

Huaning Wang
Huaning Wang

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Huaning Wang

“Monster is an animation that aims at revealing the pressure of modern fast-paced society and the workplace, as well as the influence of long-term psychological stress on health. This narrative story mainly follows a day in the life of the main... More

Yujia Guo
Yujia Guo

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Yujia Guo

Declan David
Declan David

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Declan David

Akshita Mathur
Akshita Mathur

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Akshita Mathur

Jay Clarke
Jay Clarke

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Jay Clarke

Mikayla Bandayrel
Mikayla Bandayrel

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Mikayla Bandayrel

Jessee Abrahams
Jessee Abrahams

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Jessee Abrahams

Hanin Ibrahim
Hanin Ibrahim

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Hanin Ibrahim

Mahpara Bint Mobin
Mahpara Bint Mobin

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Mahpara Bint Mobin

Shiyu Zhang
Shiyu Zhang

Drawing and Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation

Shiyu Zhang

Celebrate the work of OCAD U’s class of 2021/2022!