Classes

The Walt Disney Family Museum offers art and animation classes 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 3‑5
Every Sun, Oct 28–Dec 9 (No class Nov 25) | 10am–noon

Walt Disney’s career began in the world of cartooning. From a young age, he envisioned himself as a cartoon artist and, in fact, drew many of the comics in his high school newspaper The Voice. With this passion, he created one of the most recognizable cartoon characters of all time. Join us for this...

Every Thu, Nov 1–Dec 13 (No class Nov 22) | 4–6pm

In this six-week class, take the traditional animation techniques that Walt and his team used daily with pencil and paper, and move them into the digital world. Learn skills and software using Toon Boom to create hand-drawn animation on the computer. This class will focus on introductory-level...

Grades 9–12
Every Sun, Jan 6–Mar 10; exceptions: no class on Jan 20 or Feb 24 | 10am–12:30pm
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; exceptions: no class on Jan 20 or Feb 24 | 1:30–4pm
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; exceptions: no class on Jan 20 or Feb 24 | 1:30–4pm
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; exceptions: no class on Apr 21 |10am–12:30pm
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; exception: no class on Apr 21 | 1:30–4pm

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; exception: no class on Apr 21 | 1:30–4pm

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 Programs

We are no longer accepting scholarship applications for our Summer Classes 2018. We encourage you to apply next year. You may still apply for any of our other classes taking place at The Walt Disney Family Museum.

Schedule subject to change. Please check calendar or ticket desk on the day of your visit for most current schedule.