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This workshop is an ongoing meetup for aspiring animators or hobbyists, led by Cote Zellers. Whether you are a beginner looking to get started from scratch or you have a project in progress that you are looking for feedback, this is an opportunity to grow in your animation skills. These workshops are drop-in, so you do not need to attend any consecutively.

About our animator: Cote Zellers is a director and writer and Animator, known for KaBlam!’s Prometheus and Bob (1996), I Spy (2003) and many Short films and commercials. He is a life long specialist in visual storytelling.

Class Dates: Mondays 4-5 PM & Thursdays 5-6 PM



Location: Restoration Society Inc., Clubhouse Buffalo

66 Englewood Avenue., Buffalo, NY 14214

October: Making Comics with Max Weiss

The world around us is filled with cartoons and comics. From newspaper strips, to the Marvel universe, to Japanese manga, comics are fun to read and even more fun to make! Through the language of cartooning we can use pictures to tell stories and engage readers. Have you ever felt like you have a story to tell? Let’s write, draw, doodle, dream, draft, color and create together! Join Buffalo cartoonist Max Weiss on an adventure into visual storytelling.

Class Dates: 5:30-7:30PM Wednesday October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

November: Exploring Graphic Design with Julian Montague

Graphic design is visual communication. It is how we get messages across without having to say much. From the apps on our phones to the billboards we drive past, our world as we know it is heavily impacted by the designs of others. Join acclaimed visual artist Julian Montague in an exploration of the elements of design. Together we will play with color, line, space, and more to experiment and create new works of art to inspire others and hone our own visual communication skills.

Class Dates: 5:30-7:30PM Wednesday November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th


The Learning Lab is designed for you to set aside time to complete your college assignments or high school equivalency work with a tutor available if you need extra assistance. Tutors are available if you need extra help via individual breakout rooms. Our tutors are National Tutoring Association certified and are able to assist with writing assignments from any subject, biology, social sciences and other general education classes, music, art, math and calculus, business, accounting, and economics. We will be offering Learning Lab in person as well as remotely at Daemen University starting September 13th.

Class Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-7:30PM

Cost: $20