Intro To Animation Writing – ONLINE WRITING CLASS (Tuesdays)

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Intro To Animation Writing (5 weeks)

Love animation, but not sure where to start? This beginning level class will give you the tools and set the foundation for you to begin writing animation with confidence. You’ll discover the difference between storyboard-driven and script-driven animation shows. You’ll also develop a story springboard, outline, and a spec scripts of an existing 11-minute show, all while learning the basic structure of animation writing. So let’s get our Saturday morning cartoon on!

This class is 5 weeks long and does not have a class show.

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Instructor Patricia Villetto

Patricia Villetto grew up outside of NYC, in a town so small there were 39 people in her high school graduating class. And yes, she was class president.

From there, she headed to Northern Ireland and the University of Ulster, where she studied acting, playwriting, and the art of Irish bullshitting. She landed in Los Angeles to hone her improv and sketch skills and perform at Second City, UCB, iO, and The Ruby Theatre.

Patricia is currently waiting for her first feature film to be announced and recently wrote for Netflix’s SONIC PRIME – Gotta go fast! She was also a writer and segment producer for Nickelodeon’s CAMP NICK and head writer for Dreamwork TV’s sketch show OMG. Other past works include Cartoon Network’s BEN 10 and MEGA MAN, Adult Swim’s TIGTONE, Dreamwork TV’s SWAMP TALK WITH SHREK AND DONKEY, KING JULIEN’S STAND UP, PUSS IN BOOTS, branded content for Mattel and GoldieBlox, and the CBS Diversity Showcase.

Our classrooms are ADA compliant.



March 26th, April 2nd, 9th, 16th, & 23rd

Price: $250


Refund Policy

  • The Ruby LA has a no-refund policy on all classes and shows. If we need to cancel or re-schedule a class for any reason, you are entitled to take that class or classes equal to the admission price of that class. You may use your class credit for up to two years, after which time it expires.
  • The Ruby LA reserves the right to replace a course instructor, without notice, and at any time, with another equally qualified course instructor.
  • The Ruby LA also reserves the right to postpone or cancel a course if an emergency or unforeseen conflict arises. In the event of a complete cancellation, students’ tuition will be refunded or credited. Any fees incurred by students for travel, lodging, etc. will not be reimbursed by the Ruby LA.