Pioneering Animation

Ages
Grades 3‑6
Date
Wed, Thu & Fri | 10am–noon & 1–3pm
Cost
$10 student, $12 adult
Location
Learning Center

Thanks to a new partnership with The Society of California Pioneers, located just steps away from the museum, students begin this program at The Society’s research library engaging with primary source materials, creating a narrative, and collecting images. The second half of their hands-on experience takes place in our Learning Center where, in small groups, students combine animation and history, as Walt Disney did in his own films, to create animated shorts.

 

Registration for the 2019–2020 academic year begins on August 1, 2019. Please email education@wdfmuseum.org for any inquiries.

Other Programs

  • Students take a tour of our newest special exhibition, Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World, with gallery activities and group discussions centered around one-of-a-kind Mickey artworks and objects. In the Learning Center, students bring to life their own animated characters using a Crankie box —illustrated stories literally cranked around two scrolls with a viewing screen. Students are welcome to self-guide through the main museum galleries before or after the workshop finishes.
    Limited time only: September 4, 2019 to January 6, 2020
    10am–noon and 1–3pm | Mon, Wed, Thu, & Fri | Grades 3–8