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, Jan 29 | 10:30am–12:30pm

During the 1920s and early 1930s, rubber-hose characters became a staple in animation. With exaggerated flexibility and rubbery limbs, this style of animation was not only a time-saver for animators, but it gave this era an iconic look. From cinematic characters to video games like Cuphead (2017)...

Sun, Feb 5 | 10:30am–12:30pm

The second star to the right leads to Never Land! Sprinkle some fairy dust and follow along as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of Walt Disney’s Peter Pan (1953) in this workshop. Discover the magical world within the beloved tale as we focus on character and costume design elements to illustrate...

Sat, Feb 11 | 10:30am–noon

February is the month of love! From the Silly Symphony short Bugs in Love (1932) to modern day cartoons, join us as we delve into the use of romance in animation. Discover tips and techniques of how to create iconic sweethearts and bring to life a smitten character using acting principles and...

Sun, Feb 12 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Add a little pop of love this Valentine’s Day in this festive workshop. Join us as we fall head-over-heels into the origin and evolution of love letters and stationery, then create a modern, three-dimensional pop-up card perfect for that special someone using cardstock and mixed media.

Sat, Feb 25 | 10:30am–noon

As the frost melts away, little flower buds begin to appear in the trees. Join us as we unearth the innovations behind the Silly Symphony Flowers and Trees (1932) and how the natural world has influenced cartoons, then use traditional hand-drawn animation to illustrate a stylized tree dancing in a...

Sat, Feb 25 | 1–2:30pm

As the frost melts away, little flower buds begin to appear in the trees. Join us as we unearth the innovations behind the Silly Symphony Flowers and Trees (1932) and how the natural world has influenced cartoons, then use traditional hand-drawn animation to illustrate a stylized tree dancing in a...

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