Sometime around 1999 I uncovered someone's notes from these sessions. From the looks of it, each class was dedicated to a specific task, like the 4 frame run shown below.
Click on the image for the lesson of June 18, 1987.
I've been told by a few people that artists would often take these classes more seriously than their paying jobs. An animator might be a little late or sloppy or even turn down freelance work to ensure that Tissa's homework was done properly.
R. O. Blechman told me he was inspired to needle Tissa into giving the classes after visiting the Richard Williams' studio in London and seeing Art Babbit and Ken Harris give talks. (On the flip side, Richard Williams told me they nearly came to blows -respectfully -over Tissa's services.)
Tissa's ability to "dance" is unparalleled. "Dance is always a walk. Body is always in balance even when its falling.
Notes from June 25, 1987 on balance and exaggeration. And "Personality of the character will come with drawing."
Homework: a beach ball moves half its size.
I have a few dozen of these note pages. We'll be posting them sporadically in the upcoming weeks.