Classes

Every Wed, Apr 3–Apr 24 | 4–6pm

This four-week course refines artist and animator skills explored in After School Animation I and After School Animation II. Continuing students should arrive prepared to work on their individual projects during the class as well as learn additional animation techniques and tips throughout the...

Mon–Fri, Jun 10–21 (no class Jun 19) | 9am–3pm

Early forms of animation amused audiences and allowed for creative experimentation within the medium for budding animators. When sound-on-film technology came into existence, the world of animation changed forever! Characters could speak, react, and have conversations with each other, with endless...

Mon–Fri, Jun 10–21 (no class Jun 19) | 9am–3pm

Whether taking a trail into the dark woods, or a journey to a mysterious castle, or even a simple bike ride to school, stories can let your imagination visit and explore any place at any time! As the storyteller, you make the choices that lead the reader down the path of adventure. In this two-week...

Mon–Fri, Jun 24–Jul 3 (no class Jul 4 & 5) | 9am–3pm

Who hasn’t doodled a creepy little creature in the margins of their homework? Or sketched an alien visitor from another planet? Perhaps a drawing of a mischievous monster that lives under the bed? In this class, you will illustrate unique depictions of creatures that live in the corners of our minds...

Mon–Fri, Jun 24–Jul 3 (no class Jul 4 & 5) | 9am–3pm

At the heart of every great artist is a strong foundation of skills allowing them to take their ideas and turn the imaginary into reality. Join us this summer for an intensive focusing on the fundamentals of drawing light and shadow. We will explore how light bounces, reflects, and brings dimensions...

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 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 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...

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.