Summer Classes

Discover the exciting worlds of art and animation by working in art mediums—drawing, painting, and sculpting—alongside experimenting with animation techniques—pixilation, stop motion, and claymation. Be prepared to rethink and reimagine ideas and designs as you learn what it takes to be an animator. Classes culminates in a gallery-style showcase of artworks with a screening of all final projects for family and friends.

All summer classes for 2017 are sold out.

Scholarships

To ensure that all students have the opportunity to take advantage of summer classes at The Walt Disney Family Museum, we are pleased to offer scholarships for qualified families. Here's how to apply:

  • Send an email to studio@wdfmuseum.org with the subject line “Scholarship Information.”
  • Please include your name, the student's name and age, the class you are interested in.

We will then send you a follow up email within 24-hours with a scholarship packet and further instructions on how to apply. Scholarship applications are due by April 2, 2017 and applicants will be notified by April 10, 2017 of acceptance or denial.

Intro to Animation (Grades 3–5)

Be prepared to rethink and reimagine ideas and designs as you learn what it takes to be an animator in this two-week class. Drawing, painting, and sculpting techniques will be explored alongside principles of animation, with an emphasis on timing, spacing, and staging. Students will create multiple…

Intro to Storyboarding (Middle School)

Gain an understanding of visual storytelling in this five-day intensive. Learn the basics of camera angles, composition, and framing, then turn your story into a fully formed storyboard from beginning to end. Be prepared to rework ideas and try new things to best tell your story.

This class…

Digital 2D Animation (Middle School)

Focus on 2D digital animation in this two-week class, as you learn how to make a character come to life using classical, hand-drawn animation skills. Use these skills and the tools provided in class to create your own short film. Class culminates in a gallery-style showcase of artworks and a screening…

Digital 2D Animation (High School)

Focus on 2D digital animation in this two-week class, as you learn how to make a character come to life using classical, hand-drawn animation skills. Use these skills and the tools provided in class to create your own short film. Class culminates in a gallery-style showcase of artworks and a screening…

Hand Drawn Animation (Middle School)

Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to create a hand drawn animated film in this two-week summer class. Working with pencil and paper, you will learn how to animate one drawing at a time. Use your talent and traditional techniques to create a short film, one drawing at a time. Class culminates…

3D Animation (High School)

Discover what it takes to create a 3D animated film and learn what it takes to be a professional animator during this two-week intensive. Begin with the basics of both software and animation principles, then create your own animated short demonstrating what you have learned. Class culminates in a…

From Sketch to Screen with Animation Collaborative (High School & Young Adult)

Explore character development and get an in-depth look into the animation industry with guest animators from The Animation Collaborative. In this two-week class, enjoy in-process feedback, technical presentations, and career advice, while experiencing comprehensive, hands-on lessons that help bring…

The Heroine’s Journey (All Girls Session, Grades 5–8)

Take an incredible journey through the process of creating strong female animated characters while learning about being a woman in the animation industry today. In this two week, female-focused class, students will design their own lead character while studying narrative structure, use of fairy tales,…