Workshops

Take part in one of our workshops, all of which focus on various aspects of Walt’s legacy, including animation, storytelling, and innovation. 

Sun, Aug 21 | 10:30am–12:30pm

This month marks the 80th anniversary of the feature-length film Bambi (1942). In the classic film, life in the woods is painted through breathtaking backgrounds and endearing woodland animal characters. Join us on a journey through the history of Bambi and its character designs. Then, using shape...

Sat, Aug 27 | 10:30am–noon PT

Every hero needs a dynamic pose, action, or movement to visually tell the audience how amazing they are. Join as we explore the dynamic acts of protagonists within the animated world, and then use traditional hand-drawn animation to create a hero fleeing a scene only to slide back to defend themself...

Sat, Sep 10 | 10:30am–noon PT

As Fall begins, orchards are filled with sweet apples ripe for the picking. Join us as we enjoy a favorite Autumn pastime and explore how characters have been animated harvesting throughout film and television. With a focus on gesture, pose, and silhouettes, follow along as you animate a character...

Sat, Sep 10 | 1–2:30pm PT

As Fall begins, orchards are filled with sweet apples ripe for the picking. Join us as we enjoy a favorite Autumn pastime and explore how characters have been animated harvesting throughout film and television. With a focus on gesture, pose, and silhouettes, follow along as you animate a character...

Sun, Sep 18 | 10:30am–12:30pm PT

Extreme color transformations within leaves and flowers occur in the Fall. Color has also left quite a cinematic impact on the depiction of flora, especially in Walt Disney’s short film, Flowers and Trees (1932). This year, celebrate the Academy Award®-winning cartoon’s 90th anniversary as we...

Sat, Sep 24 | 1–2:30pm PT

Sweater weather has arrived in the Bay Area with its trademark crisp air and falling leaves. Spend a cozy day with us as we focus on autumnal themes within the animated world and how animators have mastered subtle foliage techniques. Then using traditional hand-drawn animation, we will animate a...

Schedule is subject to change. For the most current schedule of events, please visit our calendar.