Art and Animation Training
Art and Animation Training
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Aaron graduated from the Ringling College of Art & Design in 1989 from the Illustration program. He was then hired by Walt Disney Feature Animation where he spent 21 years helping to create some of the greatest animated films ever made. During that time he worked as an animator or supervising animator on “The Rescuers Down Under”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Aladdin”, “The Lion King”, “Pocahontas” and “Mulan”. In 2003 he was co-director of “Brother Bear” for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film.

After “Brother Bear” he helped to develop several projects but ultimately left Disney to pursue an opportunity back home in Florida. Aaron recently served as 2D Animation Supervisor and Character Designer for the “The Bear and the Hare” an advertisement loved by millions around the world. Aaron is currently involved in a number of film projects for various studios. He is also developing a short animated film called “Snow Bear”.

Animation Lessons, Tutorials & Digital Painting Courses

On this site you will find his work as well as animation lessons and digital painting courses where he teaches you the “how-to’s” in an easy to follow and affordable series of videos and digital downloads. You’ll learn the fundamentals of animation, illustration techniques and more. You’ll also discover Photoshop tips and lessons on how to use TVPaint. Also, be sure you subscribe to Aaron’s YouTube channel for even more art lessons and free tututorials.

Speaking Engagements, Demos & Lectures


Aaron regularly travels the country and abroad speaking at events, colleges and more. If you are interested in contacting Aaron about speaking or demoing on topics such as animation, film development, digital illustration, concept art, visual development and more Click Here