Studio Series |
Animating a Hand Cramp (Adult Session)

Ages 18+
Sat, Sep 12 | 10:30am–noon
$13 members | $18 non-members

Traditional hand-drawn animation requires an incredibly high number of individual drawings for each piece of movement. It has been estimated that classic animators like Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men were able to complete from 14–24 seconds of animation per week. If each second of animation requires 24 individual drawings, that equals between three and six hundred drawings each week—enough to give anyone a hand cramp. In this workshop, create a short animation showing an animator dealing with the painful experience of a cramping hand.

On-Sale Information

Tickets for Studio Series: Animating a Hand Cramp are available as follows:

  • Walt’s Circle Donors: Purchase tickets beginning Monday, May 18 at noon by calling 415.345.6810 or emailing

  • Supporter and Friend-level members: Purchase tickets beginning Wednesday, May 20 at noon by calling 415.345.6810 or emailing

  • All member levels: Purchase tickets online beginning Friday, May 22 at noon

  • Public (non-members): Remaining tickets available online beginning Monday, May 25 at noon

To receive priority access to purchase tickets, you may upgrade your membership. Membership dues and Walt's Circle donations may be paid as monthly installments or as a one-time annual payment. For more information, please email or call the Membership Department at 415.345.6810.

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