In 1951—four years before the grand opening of Disneyland—a man named Harper Goff browsed the shelves of Bassett-Lowke, a miniature train store in central London. When a particular antique train took Goff’s eye, he was told that it had been promised to someone else. “I found one,” Goff later remembered, “and the man said ‘There’s a gentleman coming in this evening who’s shown some interest in that…’”
The gentleman in question was Walt Disney. When Walt returned to the store later that day to
The Walt Disney Family Museum is proud to continue its partnership with the New Hampton School by supporting the school’s summer Animation Camp.
Join Antonio Pelayo, one of the uniquely talented Ink & Paint artists at The Walt Disney Studios, for an interactive workshop in which students will learn about the inking and painting of animation cels, a fading art form that was once an essential component of the animation industry. With Pelayo’s
Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Walt Disney Family Museum is one of the Bay Area’s most inspirational event and meeting venues. The breathtaking backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge, coupled with the natural beauty of the surroundings, embrace this unique venue in the charm of San Francisco. Meetings and events can be customized to include any or all of the spaces in The Walt Disney Family Museum to make your event a truly memorable and remarkable experience.
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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 their own version of our building.
This month’s theme is presented in conjunction with
The Walt Disney Family Museum is located at 104 Montgomery Street in the Presidio of San Francisco, California. Be aware that there are two Montgomery Streets in San Francisco—the museum is located in the Presidio of San Francisco, NOT in the Financial District. If you are using a GPS, please remember to enter the zip code 94129 when planning your route.
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.