The Heroine’s Journey

Ages
Grades 5–8
Date
Mon–Fri | Jul 8–19 | 9am–4pm
Cost
$700 members | $800 non-members
Location
Learning Center

In various films, the audience is usually introduced to a hero, who we follow through an epic tale of adventure. However, what happens when that hero is female? Come take the first step on an incredible two-week journey as we look at what it means to be a woman in animation. Students will design their own female lead character while studying narrative structure, fairy tales, writing tropes and stereotypes in animated films. After developing storyboards and character designs, students will then transform their sketches into a 3D maquette. A showcase of all student work will be held at the end of the two-week class. 

Please Note: This summer class is for girls and individuals who self-identify as female.

Scholarship Opportunities

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.

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