Classes

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

Grades 6‑12
Every Wed, Oct 24–Dec 19 (No class Nov 21) | 4–6pm

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

Grades 9–12
Every Sun, Jan 6–Mar 10 | 10am–12:30pm
Exceptions: No class on Jan 20 or Feb 24.
In this eight-week course, we will explore where comics come from, and what makes this form of visual storytelling unique.
Grades 3–5
Every Sun, Jan 6–Mar 10 | 1:30–4pm
Exceptions: No class on Jan 20 or Feb 24.
In this eight-week course, we will explore where comics come from, and what makes this form of visual storytelling unique.
Grades 6–8
Every Sun, Jan 6–Mar 10 | 1:30–4pm
Exceptions: No class on Jan 20 or Feb 24.
Join us for this eight-week course, during which you will build and animate your own stop-motion puppet.
Grades 6–12
Every Wed, Jan 9–Feb 27 | 4–6pm
During this eight-week course, each class will focus on one of these core concepts in relation to working traditionally with pencil and paper.
Every Wed, Mar 6–Apr 24 | 4–6pm
During this eight-week course, each class will focus on one of these core concepts in relation to working traditionally with pencil and paper.
Ages 18+
Every Sun, Mar 17–May 5 |10am–12:30pm
Exception: No class on Apr 21.
Join us for this six-week journey into the world of cartooning, during which you will gain an understanding of how a mastery of basic shapes can bring your creations to life.
Grades 3–5
Every Sun, Mar 17–May 5 | 1:30–4pm
Exception: No class on Apr 21.

Walt’s journey into the field of animation began with the stop motion method. Before he started producing his own Laugh-O-gram shorts, he worked for the Kansas City Film Ad Company, where he produced stop motion commercials using a cutouts (featured in gallery 1).  Join us for this eight-week course...

Grades 6–8
Every Sun, Mar 17–May 5 | 1:30–4pm
Exception: No class on Apr 21.

From a young age, Walt Disney was interested in comics and sequential art. At McKinley High School, he drew comics for the school’s magazine, The Voice. In this eight-week course, we will explore where comics come from, and what makes this form of visual storytelling unique. Students will use...

Scholarship Information

We are no longer accepting scholarship applications for our 2018 Summer Classes, but we encourage you to apply next year. 

 

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.