Classes

Mon–Fri, Jul 8–19 | 9am–3pm

Have you ever wanted to learn about hand-drawn animation while simultaneously exploring how computer-based tools can help your character move like a living being? Join us for this two-week intensive class that focuses on digital 2D animation using classical, hand-drawn skills. Combined with rigging...

Mon–Fri, Jul 8–19 | 9am–3pm

Fashion is a form of history we wear! Join us for this two-week intensive class as you learn how to design memorable and original costumes from the past, present, and future. From body shape to color scheme and cloth, every visible element of an outfit can give a viewer insight into its wearer. As...

Mon–Fri, Jul 22–Aug 2 (no class Jul 31) | 9am–3pm

Before he created his first animated short films, Walt Disney worked for the Kansas City Film Ad Company, where he produced stop-motion animation commercials using paper cut-outs. Since that era, stop-motion animation has developed physically and technologically, bringing grander sets and more...

Mon–Fri, Jul 22–Aug 2 (no class Jul 31) | 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 with unconventional items, various traditional and experimental methods and practices will be explored. After multiple animation tests, students will use their...

Every Wed, Aug 28–Oct 16 | 4–6pm

This eight-week course continues to refine artist and animator skills explored in After School Animation: Beginner. Continuing students should arrive prepared to work on their individual projects during the class and will learn additional animation techniques and tips throughout the course. Students...

Every Wed, Aug 28–Oct 16 | 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 6–12
Every Sat, Sep 21–Nov 9 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Walt Disney’s journey into the field of animation began with the stop-motion method. Before he started producing his own Laugh-O-gram short films, he worked for the Kansas City Film Ad Company, where he produced stop-motion commercials using paper cut-outs. Join us for this eight-week course and...

Every Wed, Sep 25–Nov 13 | 4–6pm

Stop-motion animation dates back to the 19th century and has left a lasting impact on the world of cinema. Over the years, artists and animators have utilized stop-motion in various ways from experimental shorts to feature-length film. Join us in this eight-week class as we dive into the history of...

Scholarship Information

To ensure that all students have the opportunity to take classes at The Walt Disney Family Museum, we are pleased to offer scholarships to qualifying families and students of all ages.

Please visit the page of the specific class(es) you would like to attend to view scholarship opportunities and application information. If a class is sold out, scholarships may still be available for students in need.

If you have any additional questions about scholarships, please email the Studio Team at studio@wdfmuseum.org.

 

Scholarships made possible in part by our generous donors and corporate sponsors:

Schedule is subject to change. For the most current schedule of events, please visit our calendar.