Classes

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

Grades 6–12
Every Wed, Aug 28–Oct 16 | 4–6pm

Successful animators have a comprehensive understanding of the basic animation techniques and principles. This eight-week course goes in depth on a different concept each class, working traditionally with pencil and paper. Through this course, budding animators will develop a strong foundation,...

Every Sat, Sep 7–Oct 26 | 1:30–4:30pm

Learn traditional animation techniques that Walt and his team relied upon daily with pencil and paper, and transition them into the digital world. Students learn skills and software using Toon Boom to create hand-drawn animation on a computer. This eight-week class will focus on introductory-level...

Grades 3–5
Every Sun, Sep 8–Oct 27 | 10am–noon

Join us in this eight-week class in which we explore character design and what it means to represent oneself inside and out. Using shape language, silhouette, and historical reference, you will experiment with drawing costumes to suit a variety of characters, emphasizing their purpose and personas.

Every Sun, Sep 8–Oct 27 | 1–4pm

Learn traditional animation techniques that Walt and his team relied upon daily with pencil and paper, and transition them into the digital world. Students learn skills and software using Toon Boom to create hand-drawn animation on a computer. This eight-week class will focus on introductory-level...

Grades 6‑12
Every Wed, Oct 23–Dec 18 (No class Nov 27) | 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...

Every Sat, Nov 2–Dec 7 | 1–4pm

Gain an understanding of visual storytelling in this six-week intensive course. 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...

Grades 3–5
Every Sun, Nov 3–Dec 8 | 10am–12pm

In this six-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...

Grades 9–12
Every Sun, Nov 3–Dec 8 | 1–4pm

From the detailed background paintings of Sleeping Beauty (1959) to the immersive life-size lands of Disneyland, Walt Disney found many ways to visually display the worlds of his creations. In this class, learn about the process of developing an idea from concept sketches to completed pieces of art...

Every Sun, Nov 3–Dec 8 | 1–4pm

Gain an understanding of visual storytelling in this 6-week intensive course. 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 is...

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.