In-Person Workshop |
Collaging Characters with Deanna Marsigliese

$50 youth members | $65 youth non-members
Sat, Apr 27 | 10:30am–12:30pm
Learning Center
Grades 1–3

In this workshop, Pixar Art Director Deanna Marsigliese will explore the fundamentals of conceptual character design through collage. Students will be empowered to embrace the creative process through bold combinations of shape, color, and texture using this tactile classic: the timeless art of cut ‘n’ paste.

On-Sale Information

Tickets for In-Person Workshop | Collaging Characters with Deanna Marsigliese are available as follows:

  • Walt's Circle Donors: Purchase tickets online beginning Tuesday, March 19 at noon PST by emailing
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    Public (non-members): Purchase tickets online beginning Friday, March 22 at noon PST via the Studio Programs ticketing page.

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About the Speaker

Deanna Marsigliese is an Italian-Canadian Animation Art Director living in San Francisco, CA.

Specializing in story-telling through character and costume design, Marsigliese has worked for Pixar Animation Studios since 2012. Her credits include Disney and Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur (2015), Inside Out (2015), Incredibles 2 (2018), Bao (2018), Toy Story 4 (2019), Onward (2020), and Soul (2020).

Most recently, Marsigliese acted as both a Character Art Director and Animation Sketch Artist lead for Disney and Pixar’s Luca (2021), as well as designing new emotions for Inside Out 2, set to release in 2024.

Prior to her work at Pixar, Marsigliese freelanced as a 2D animator and character designer on a wide variety of film, television, and commercial projects. She also served as Professor of Classical Animation at Seneca College in Toronto, Canada, for six years.

Today, Marsigliese enjoys leading workshops, delivering keynote presentations, and participating in panel discussions worldwide, to inspire others through her passion for animation and design. She has been hosted by SXSW, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, ILM, WIA, LBXO, THU, Brainbar, Leaders London, View Conference, RiseUp Summit, CineKid Festival, Pixelatl, Prémios Quirino, and The Walt Disney Family Museum.

Marsigliese is a vintage fashion enthusiast with a penchant for very large designer costume jewels. When in need of inspiration, she explores—traveling the world at length, with a surprisingly small backpack.

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