Check out the great testimonials from third grade through high school students!
Eden - 4th - California
I’ve finished the class! I learned how to group and ungroup things on Inkscape, I’ve learned what nodes are and how to use them, and how to use the basic tools of Inkscape!
The catboy drawing is of one of my characters who cosplays a lot, the Sammy the lammy drawing is of my sheep, (I made these two both before I knew how to color) and the butterfly drawing is of my animation on TupiTube!
Thank you so much for making this class, it was so much fun and I really loved it :DD
Adi – 8th grade - California
I have finished watching all the lessons and completed all the quizzes.
I learned how to do vector graphics in Inkscape and also create animations in TupiTube.
The course was easy to understand for a beginner like me. I will like to take many more courses from YDACS
Mariposa – 8th - grade California
I’ve finished DM101. In it I learned how to use nodes, things about venture graphics, how to group and ungroup things in Inkscape, I learned about the tools in Inkscape, and I learned about Chibis. I also learned about the history of Manga and I found that very interesting and fun. Thank you for the class 🙂
C Delaney - 9th grade - Georgia
I’ve finished DM101!
There were many cool things I learned like, how to group and ungroup objects, how to add nodes, what vector graphics are, and how to use inkscape and tupitube. I also though the course was very interesting and cool!
Jayden - 9th grade - Bermuda
I've finished DM101! I learned about the fill and stroke tools and learned about tracing and adding backgrounds and exporting images and I learned about node and fine node control and how to make animations and transformations. I've enjoyed working on my projects and showing my parents and I really enjoyed DM101!
Meryem – 9th grade – California
I’ve completed the the course DM101! I finished watching all the lessons and completed all the quizzes. I learned a lot, including vector graphics, how to draw different lines, shape lines using nodes, the Fill & Stroke Tool, the Bezier tool, how to duplicate & clone, draw and edit chibi characters, how to animate a butterfly, and how to export my animation. I enjoyed DM101 as I love art and this was a really cool experience & I learned a lot. It was a lot of fun!
Omar – 9th grade – California
I’ve finished DM101 At first it was not what I expected but I ended up liking it a lot, I learned many things like being able to draw on images and even learn to animate, and using all the tools among many things but I’m just going to say that this was an amazing class.
Valeria - 6th grade - California
I have finished DPP101, by watching all the videos and completing the quizzes. I did enjoy this course on Digital Photo Painting and learned how to apply filters to my creation, implant images from one image to another, and recoloring images. I liked this course because it also gave me an introduction to photoshop, which, of course, may be necessary as an additional skill in the future. It also introduced me to a bitmap program, Gimp, which I will be using for quite a while now as I have grown fond of its features.
Damian - 10th grade - California
I finished dpp101. I finished the videos and quizzes. It was quite a fun course. I was able to learn how to use the bitmap program gimp to speed up the process of creating characters in my video games. To be honest, I was not expecting to benefit from this course considering I was just doing it to advance and get to the course I really wanted to do but to my surprise I really did enjoy it and was able to incorporate it into my workflow process of making miny games and game mods. So yeah I enjoyed it and am looking forward to completing the next courses
Lily - 9th grade - California
I finished Digital Photo Painting and learned how to edit images. I learned how to edit brightness, add filters, duplicate objects, and edit colors in a photo. Not only did I learn how to edit an image alone, but also how to import a drawing into a photo or a photo into a game-making program. I didn’t expect to like photo editing as much as other forms of digital art, but it’s more fun than I thought, and useful too.
Sierra - 5th grade - California
I have finished the DPP101 course. I thought that this course was the best out of all the ones I have done. I learned so much like how to put digital photo paintings on t shirts and mugs. I learned how to turn photos into paintings, I learned how to use many of the filter tools, and I learned how to layer different types of things.
Eydrian – 12th grade - California
In DDP101, I learned about how to properly layer, use the pencil tool, node tool, the ellipse tool, how to trace, and much more! (Even though I struggled with tracing a lot in this lesson,haha) I had tons of fun in this class, and hope to improve soon.
Lidia - 7th grade - California
I really enjoyed this course. Previously, I’ve done DM101, DPP101 and DDP101. And what I really liked about this course, was that I was able to learn new skills in applications like Inkscape, GIMP and Blender. The parts that I liked in the course was when I was editing my YDACS letters, adding elements to my ocean scene, and when I created a short animation of a bouncing ball.
Thank you very much for the hard work you guys do to teach others how to use their drawing skills and incorporate them in pictures and animations!
Bruce - 12th grade - California
GREAT CLASS!!!! I truly liked this class. I had a great experience, lots of fun and I learned how to create 3D drawings using blender . How to use extruding, shading and smoothing for a drawing. Editing materials and added my first camera. Adding lights and rendering drawings I got to use levels, gradients and lens flares. Also used grease pencils. The part that I loved the most was when I finished the animation and played it. It was so satisfying watching an animation that I created.
Stephen – 6th grade - California
I’ve Finished Da101 It was a lot of Fun to Learn how to animate, I’ve learned 12 Principles of Animation, how To Animate Bones, and how to use the Keyframes.
Abiah – 7th grade – Michigan
I have finished DA101! It was really fun and enjoyable! I learned the 12 principles of animation, how to use key frames and all of the tools that you need to use while making animations! I am so glad I took this class!
Adi – 8th grade - California
I have finished DA101. I enjoyed learning how to make pinhead walk with bone animation and using key frames in Moho. I hope to use these skills to make cool video games.
Sam – 11th grade – South Carolina
I’ve finished watching all the videos and all the quizzes of da101. I thought it was really neat that I learned how animation in general works and I’d like to try it on my own sometime, but for now I think I’ll work on learning how to draw before I bring my drawings to life.
Sierra - 5th grade - California
I have finished the DA102 course. I loved it I thought is was incredibly helpful and it was such a fun course to take. I learned how to do all of the 12 principles of animation now, I learned how to use inscape when I use animation, I learned how to make characters talk and make them move their mouths. I also loved learning how to make characters and making them unique. I learned how to make different types of animations. This was a lot of fun and I loved every minute of it.
Abiah – 7th grade– Michigan
I have finished DA102! I finished all of my videos and quizzes. It was super fun and enjoyable! The thing that i learned that was the most interesting was bones and skeletons. I learned how to manipulate bones, move them, and make them stronger and weaker.
Kierstin - 11th grade - California
I’ve Finished DA102!!!!! YAY! I have completed watching all the lessons and taking the quizzes!
I have learned so much from this course! How to time my animations correctly, manipulate bones, create characters, control the camera, moving frames, using switch layers, and how to make the characters seem more human or have a personality.
I really enjoyed my journey through the digital animation courses! Every time I finished an animation, I felt very accomplished with my progress! I have even started making the frame art for another animation I’m planning on putting together!
Jude - 4th grade - California
I’ve finished VGD101. I learned how to code my game. This class was so fun to do.
Quinn – 7th grade – Michigan
I finished VDG101. I enjoyed learning how video games work behind the scenes. I had a lot of fun working on it.
Kierstin – 12th grade - California
I’ve finished VGD101! I had a lot of fun learning the easy alternative for coding. I was honestly a little worried that I would have to learn something super complicated.
Clickteam Fusion and this course was a great introduction to making videogames and I hope to take the other video game deign courses at YDACS!
Here is my version of Super Knight!
Cosmo – 5th grade – California
I finished VGD102
This was a very fun experience in making a RPG video game and I really enjoyed this class.
Brianna – 8th grade – California
I’ve finished VGD 102 and I loved learning about making a RPG
Kierstin – 12th grade – California
I’ve finished VGD102!
I learned a lot from this class. I learned how to program enemies to move at random, how to transport players to different frames, how to make my own characters and items in Clickteam Fusion, and how to make a simple RPG game. I enjoyed the simplicity of this course and how easy all the coding was. I look forward to branching out and making my own RPG!
Matthew – 11th grade – CWCS
I just finished watching all of the lessons and completed all of the quizzes. The video game design skills I learned in VGD102 include how to create an RPG using frames, similar to the old Pokemon on Gameboy. I also learned how to create and move a character in an 8 direction movement and created a frame that included the inside of a house. What I liked about this class, is that I can create a more realistic area for my character to move around and it is similar to 3D.