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Workshops
Sat, Jul 25 | 10:30am–noon

Every artist has experienced it—the paralyzing lack of inspiration when faced with a blank page. In this installment of our Studio Series, learn about anticipation, exaggeration, and character animation as you create your own animation of an animator struggling with an art block.

Workshops
Sun, Jul 19 | 10:30am–12:30pm

Whether capturing an iconic moment in a film narrative or an attraction experience, posters have played a crucial role in Disney history and served many purposes. In this workshop, join us as we explore the history of Disney poster designs and learn what elements are utilized in developing a

Workshops
Sat, Jul 11 | 1–2:30pm

Whether it be by painting self-portraits, identifying personal traits within their characters, or making caricatures of colleagues during studio meetings, artists have long used themselves as a source of inspiration and reference. In the upcoming set of Studio Series workshops, look inward and use

Workshops
Sat, Jul 11 | 10:30am–noon

Whether it be by painting self-portraits, identifying personal traits within their characters, or making caricatures of colleagues during studio meetings, artists have long used themselves as a source of inspiration and reference. In the upcoming set of Studio Series workshops, look inward and use

Classes
Mon–Fri, Jul 20–31 | 9am–3pm

Join us for this two-week intensive class that focuses on 2D digital animation. Students learn how to take a character and bring them to life using classical, hand-drawn animation skills, then create their own short film.

Class culminates in a friends-and-family screening of all final projects.

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Classes
Mon–Fri, Jul 6–17 | 9am–3pm

From body shape to color scheme and clothing, every visible element of a character can give a viewer insight about who they are. Join us for this two-week intensive class as you learn how to design memorable and original characters. As you create a new personality for your character, dive further

Classes
Mon–Fri, Jun 22–Jul 3 | 9am–3pm

A well-developed setting can set your story apart and completely immerse your audience. Join us for a two-week intensive course exploring visual development as well as an exclusive look into today’s animation field led by guest animators.  

In this session, students focus on the process of crafting

Classes
Mon–Fri, Jun 8–19 | 9am–3pm

In this two-week class, be prepared to reimagine ideas and designs as you learn what it takes to be an animator. Using animation principles and unconventional items, various drawing methods and practices will be explored. After multiple animation tests, students will then use their new skills to

Classes
Mon–Fri, Jun 22–Jul 3 | 9am–3pm

This class is currently sold out, however, if you’d like to be placed on a waitlist, please email studio@wdfmuseum.org

Scholarships for this class are also still available. Please see Scholarship Opportunities below for more information.

This class will meet through the Zoom video call platform.

Classes
Mon–Fri, Jul 20–31 | 9am–3pm

Join us as we explore animation through the lens of race, ethnicity, and culture from around the world. In this two-week class, students will study diverse stories, writing tropes, and prominent figures within the animation industry. Using paper cut-out animation skills, students will then design

Classes
Mon–Fri, Jun 8–19 | 9am–3pm

Join us on an incredible two-week journey as we look at what it means to be a woman in animation. Students will design their own female lead character while studying narrative structure, fairy tales, and writing tropes and stereotypes in animated films. After developing storyboards and character

Workshops
Sun, Aug 16 | 10:30am–12:30pm

When Disneyland first opened its gates 65 years ago, one of the attractions that opened with the Park was Mad Tea Party. On this dizzying ride, guests sit in oversized teacups which spin wildly to the accompaniment of jaunty music. Each teacup features a unique painted design that is simple, yet

Talks
Wed, May 27 | 5:30pm PT

Join Disney animator, director, and producer Bruce W. Smith for behind-the-scenes stories from his work at Walt Disney Animation Studios on Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Tarzan® (1999), The Emperor’s New Groove (2000), The Princess and the Frog (2009), and Winnie the Pooh (2011), as well as his

Workshops
Sat, Aug 15 | 1–2:30pm

It is widely accepted that we are our own worst critics, and artists are no exception. Even the most experienced artists can be unsatisfied with a piece of work and start to doubt their skill. When embraced, self-doubt can actually be an important part of the artistic process as it motivates the

Workshops
Sat, Aug 15 | 10:30am–noon

It is widely accepted that we are our own worst critics, and artists are no exception. Even the most experienced artists can be unsatisfied with a piece of work and start to doubt their skill. When embraced, self-doubt can actually be an important part of the artistic process as it motivates the

Workshops
Sat, Jul 25 | 1–2:30pm

Every artist has experienced it—the paralyzing lack of inspiration when faced with a blank page. In this installment of our Studio Series, learn about anticipation, exaggeration, and character animation as you create your own animation of an animator struggling with an art block.

Workshops
Sat, Sep 26 | 1–2:30pm

Animation often involves long hours of work hunched over a light table or computer, which is not always good for an artist’s posture. After spending a long time working on a piece of animation while bent over in an uncomfortable pose, the artist’s back might start to hurt. In this installment of our