Around the World

Ages
Grades 5–8
Date
Mon–Fri, Jun 18–29 | 9am–4pm
Cost
$725 members | $825 non-members
Location
Learning Center

Join us as we explore skills in animation while learning about cultures from around the world. In this two-week class, you will study diverse stories, writing tropes, and prominent figures within the animation industry. Using classical, hand-drawn animation skills, you design characters and create a short film.

A showcase of all student work will be held at the end of the two-week session; family and friends are encouraged to attend. This class is intended for students interested in learning the process of animation. Students will be working in the studio for the majority of the hours in session. The class is recommended for students with some experience in animation.

Advance tickets for all membership levels

Tickets for this summer class will be available as follows:

  • Walt’s Circle Donors, Supporter, and Friend-level members: Purchase tickets beginning Monday, March 12 at noon by calling 415.345.6829 or emailing membership@wdfmuseum.org    
  • Corporate Members: Purchase tickets beginning Monday, March 12 at noon by calling 415.345.6815 or by emailing evann@wdfmuseum.org    
  • All member levels: Purchase tickets online or at the ticket desk beginning Wednesday, March 14 at noon    
  • Public (non-members): Remaining tickets available online or at the ticket desk beginning Thursday, March 15 at noon

To receive priority access to purchase tickets, you may upgrade your membership. Membership dues and Walt's Circle donations may be paid as monthly installments or as a one-time annual payment. For more information, please call the membership department at 415.345.6810.

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