Classes

We are excited to offer classes in art, animation, and more to students of all ages. 

Grades 6–12
Every Wed, Jan 15–Mar 4 | 4–6pm
Every Wed, Mar 11–Apr 29 | 4–6pm

Successful animators have a comprehensive understanding of basic animation techniques and principles. This eight-week course focuses on one of these concepts each class by working traditionally with pencil and paper. Budding animators develop a strong foundation, continue to build their knowledge of...

Grades 3–5
Every Sun, Jan 26–Mar 15 | 10am–noon

Walt Disney’s journey into the field of animation began with the stop-motion method using paper cutouts. Learn techniques to create your own set for stop-motion animation in this class. You will design concept art for an environment, illustrate a blueprint, construct a prototype and final set, and...

Every Sun, Jan 26–Mar 15 | 1–4pm

Join us for an 8-week course inspired by drawing class methods used in the animation industry, crafted to cover the basic fundamentals of drawing and design. Students will learn introductory concepts about shape, shadow and lighting, drapery drawing studies, and still life.

This class is a...

Mon–Fri, Jun 8–19 | 9am–3pm

In this two-week class, be prepared to reimagine ideas and designs as you learn what it takes to be an animator. Using animation principles and unconventional items, various drawing methods and practices will be explored. After multiple animation tests, students will then use their new skills to...

Mon–Fri, Jun 8–19 | 9am–3pm

Join us on an incredible two-week journey as we look at what it means to be a woman in animation. Students will design their own female lead character while studying narrative structure, fairy tales, and writing tropes and stereotypes in animated films. After developing storyboards and character...

Mon–Fri, Jun 22–Jul 3 | 9am–3pm

A well-developed setting can set your story apart and completely immerse your audience. Join us for a two-week intensive course exploring visual development as well as an exclusive look into today’s animation field led by guest animators.  

In this session, students focus on the process of crafting...

Mon–Fri, Jun 22–Jul 3 | 9am–3pm

In this two-week class, be prepared to reimagine ideas and designs as you learn what it takes to be an animator. Using animation principles and unconventional items, various drawing methods and practices will be explored. After multiple animation tests, students will then use their new skills to...

Mon–Fri, Jul 6–17 | 9am–3pm

If you are interested in learning about computer animation, join us for this two-week intensive 3D animation class. This course will cover essentials like the twelve principles of animation and the industry-standard software Maya to help you bring objects and characters to life. Gain a working...

Mon–Fri, Jul 6–17 | 9am–3pm

From body shape to color scheme and clothing, every visible element of a character can give a viewer insight about who they are. Join us for this two-week intensive class as you learn how to design memorable and original characters. As you create a new personality for your character, dive further...

Mon–Fri, Jul 20–31 | 9am–3pm

Join us as we explore animation through the lens of race, ethnicity, and culture from around the world. In this two-week class, students will study diverse stories, writing tropes, and prominent figures within the animation industry. Using paper cut-out animation skills, students will then design...

Mon–Fri, Jul 20–31 | 9am–3pm

Join us for this two-week intensive class that focuses on 2D digital animation. Students learn how to take a character and bring them to life using classical, hand-drawn animation skills, then create their own short film.

Class culminates in a friends-and-family screening of all final projects.

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Scholarship Information

Please visit the page of the specific class(es) you would like to attend to view scholarship opportunities and application information. Additionally, even if classes are sold out, scholarships may still be available for students in-need. Visit the page of the class you are interested in for more information. 

 

Scholarships made possible in part by our corporate sponsors: 

 

Schedule is subject to change. For the most current schedule of events, please check our website's calendar, or stop by the museum's Ticket Desk on the day of your visit.