Workshops

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

Sat, Apr 6 | 10:30am–Noon

Animating on celluloid—or “cels” for short—can be traced back to the early 1900s when Winsor McCay was one of the first artists to pioneer the technique in his film The Sinking of the Lusitania (1918). During this workshop, you can experiment with this tried-and-true technique. 

Sat, Apr 6 | 1–2:30pm

Animating on celluloid—or “cels” for short—can be traced back to the early 1900s when Winsor McCay was one of the first artists to pioneer the technique in his film The Sinking of the Lusitania (1918). During this workshop, you can experiment with this tried-and-true technique. 

Sun, Apr 7 | 10:30am–12:30pm

In the 1930s, cartoons had their own distinctive aesthetic—one composed of rubber hose limbs and pie-cut eyes. In this workshop, design a successful anthropomorphic character that harkens back to the distinctive 1930s art style, which was exemplified at the time by Disney characters like Donald Duck...

Sat, Apr 13| 10am–2pm

With Earth Day just around the corner, learn how Walt Disney’s True-Life Adventures series prompted a generation of young people to care about our planet, and even inspired them to pursue environmental careers. Afterwards, fast-forward to today to see how The Walt Disney Company continues that...

Fri, Apr 19 | 2:30–2:50pm

In this fun, hands-on session, learn how to make your drawings come to life, while putting your creativity in the spotlight. Using a step-by-step process, an instructor will teach artists of all ages how to draw an original cartoon character. 

Sat, Apr 20 | 10:30am–Noon

Walt Disney knew that a strong story and compelling characters were two key factors in making a successful animated film. In this workshop, learn to use the elements of exaggeration, facial expression, and posture to animate a character who is a distinctive individual.

Sat, Apr 20 | 1–2:30pm

Walt Disney knew that a strong story and compelling characters were two key factors in making a successful animated film. In this workshop, learn to use the elements of exaggeration, facial expression, and posture to animate a character who is a distinctive individual. 

Fri, May 17 | 2:30–2:50pm

In this fun, hands-on session, learn how to make your drawings come to life, while putting your creativity in the spotlight. Using a step-by-step process, an instructor will teach artists of all ages how to draw an original cartoon character. 

Girl Scout Cadets (Grades 6–8)
Sun, May 19 | 10am–Noon

Cadettes will connect with experts from The Walt Disney Family Museum to learn how Walt encouraged his staff to experiment with special effects. Scouts will then experiment in groups with a mini multiplane camera in order to gain a hands-on understanding of how to create depth in an animated piece....

Schedule is subject to change. For the most current schedule of events, please check our website's calendar, or stop by the museum's Ticket Desk on the day of your visit.