Henry Bernstein moved to Colorado in 2019 and began teaching that year. He joined KCAA in 2021. He was attracted to KCAA for it’s art-based mission, innovative format, and the opportunity to teach animation.
In the Visual Design aspect of his classes, Mr. Bernstein focuses on teaching students the principles and basic elements of visual design, the creative process, how to draw, and how to use design software.
In the Animation aspect, Mr. Bernstein will focus on teaching students the history of animation, basic frame-by-frame animation techniques, basic and intermediate animation software, industry standard theory and concepts, and how to create full-length animated videos.
Mr. Bernstein’s teaching philosophy revolves around a balance between student autonomy of creative choice and individual responsibility. Students will learn how to advocate for themselves while also learning how to become better artists and better thinkers.
Grew up in Maryland right outside Washington, DC. Attended St. Mary’s College of Maryland, majored in Studio Art and Art History. Played 3 years of college basketball. Reached 2 Elite 8s.
Prior to teaching Henry worked as an animator/graphic designer in Washington DC. Some clients include History Channel, National Geographic, Discovery, the Washington Nationals, Holocaust Museum, NASA, and others. Henry loves sharing his passion for art with students and helping them realize their potential.
Likes: Basketball, literature, outdoors
Dislikes: wires, traffic, passive-aggressiveness
Fav music: Blink-182, Kid Cudi