After School Animation

Ages
Grades 6‑12
Date
Every Wed, Oct 24–Dec 19 (No class Nov 21) | 4–6pm
Cost
$425 members | $500 non-members
Location
Learning Center

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 build their knowledge of art and animation, and hone their unique skills. Continuing students should arrive prepared to work on their own project during the class as well as learn additional animation skills throughout the course.

Scholarships

To ensure that all students have the opportunity to take advantage of classes at The Walt Disney Family Museum, we are pleased to offer scholarships for qualified families. Here’s how to apply:

• Send an email to studio@wdfmuseum.org with the subject line “Scholarship Information”

• Please include your name, the student’s name and age, the class you are interested in

Other Programs

  • 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, 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
  • 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.
    Every Sun, Mar 17–May 5 |10am–12:30pm
    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...
    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...
    Every Sun, Mar 17–May 5 | 1:30–4pm
    Exception: No class on Apr 21.
  • Classes
    In the 1930s, the Walt Disney Studios used a then-innovative animation method: artists drew on celluloid sheets, or “cels,” with ink, and then placed...
    Mon–Fri | June 10–21
    9am–4pm
  • In this two-week class, be prepared to reimagine your ideas and designs as you learn about what it takes to become an animator—and use your new skills...
    Mon–Fri | June 10–21
    9am–4pm
  • Join us for this two-week journey into the world of comics as we explore this unique form of visual storytelling. Learn what it takes to plan out your...
    Mon–Fri | Jun 24–Jul 6 | 9am–4pm
    No Class: Jul 4; Make-up Class: Jul 6
  • In this two-week session, join us as we explore theme park attractions and what it takes to build both intricate and immersive designs.
    Mon–Fri | Jun 24–Jul 6 | 9am–4pm
    No Class: Jul 4; Make-up Class: Jul 6
  • This incredible two-week journey will take a look at what it means to be a woman in animation and helps students design their own female lead...
    Mon–Fri | Jul 8–19 | 9am–4pm
  • Join us for this two-week, intensive class that focuses on digital 2D animation. Learn how to take a character and bring them to life using classical,...
    Mon–Fri | Jul 8–19 | 9am–4pm
  • Join us as we explore animation techniques while simultaneously learning about race, ethnicity, and cultures from around the world and how to...
    Mon–Fri | Jul 22–Aug 2 | 9am–4pm