THIS WEEKEND: Toronto Animation Arts Festival International

If you're in Toronto this weekend then you should definitely check out the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International. It has events and screenings for everyone from animators to fans.

If you want to try your hand at life drawing there are free costumed life drawing sessions all day Saturday and Sunday. Free supplies are also available, curtesy of Above Ground Art Supplies.

There is also an arts market where you can talk to animation studio reps, animation school reps, as well as individual artists.

The selected films and TAAFI Workshops this year are also pretty amazing. Steven Silver's Character Design workshop (Character Design - The Silver Way) should be fantastic. Darren Donovan's "Digital Skills Workshop - 2D FX"is another that I'll definitely be checking out.