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Workshops
Sat, Apr 4 | 1–2:30pm

Wind can be a difficult element to illustrate in animation, as its effects are more visible than its presence. Disney films like The Old Mill (1937) perfectly depict the illusion of wind while showing the range of a soft breeze to a wild storm. Breeze through this workshop to learn more about the

Workshops
Sat, Apr 4 | 10:30–noon

Wind can be a difficult element to illustrate in animation, as its effects are more visible than its presence. Disney films like The Old Mill (1937) perfectly depict the illusion of wind while showing the range of a soft breeze to a wild storm. Breeze through this workshop to learn more about the

Talks
Sat, Apr 4 | 1pm

Milicent Patrick was a true Renaissance woman. Not only was she one of The Walt Disney Studios’ first female animators, but throughout her illustrious career, she also worked as an actress, makeup artist, and special effects designer. Recently recognized as the costume designer behind the iconic

Classes
Every Wed, Jan 15–Mar 4 | 4–6pm
Every Wed, Mar 11–Apr 29 | 4–6pm

Successful animators have a comprehensive understanding of basic animation techniques and principles. This eight-week course focuses on one of these concepts each class by working traditionally with pencil and paper. Budding animators develop a strong foundation, continue to build their knowledge of

Films
March | Daily, except Tuesdays | 2 pm

In honor of Women’s History Month, join us for a screening of Nancy Meyers’ directorial debut, The Parent Trap (1998), as we pay homage to the many women who have contributed to making The Walt Disney Studios what it is today. Based on the 1961 Disney classic of the same name, The Parent Trap tells

Growing Up Disney
Posted on Wed, 06/15/2016 - 15:56

In honor of Father’s Day, we share the stories told by Diane Disney Miller about her father, Walt Disney. In 1956, Diane sat down with journalist Peter Martin where she spoke candidly about what it was like to be Walt’s daughter.

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. 

For additional information and pricing, please contact our Events Manager at 415.345.6827 or events@wdfmuseum.org.

Click-through previews of available spaces are provided below.

Talks
Sat, Sep 28 | 1pm

Join Disneynature executive Paul Baribault as he discusses his own contributions to documentary filmmaking and public education, and explores how the Studios’ current Disneynature documentaries take inspiration from and strive to continue Walt’s original work on the True-Life Adventure series.

Fred Moore drawing Jiminy Cricket, c. 1940; courtesy of the Walt Disney Archives Photo Library, Disney
Posted on Mon, 03/02/2020 - 16:03

In the history of The Walt Disney Studios, animator Fred Moore (1911–1952) is considered among the leading artists who helped originate and define the Disney style, matching appealing design with believable performance. In particular, Moore was instrumental in the evolution of Mickey Mouse as an animated character, and his legacy with the Disney icon’s appearance remains evident today. 

Posted on Mon, 03/02/2020 - 15:58

In the history of The Walt Disney Studios, animator Fred Moore (1911–1952) is considered among the leading artists who helped originate and define the Disney style, matching appealing design with believable performance. In particular, Moore was instrumental in the evolution of Mickey Mouse as an animated character, and his legacy with the Disney icon’s appearance remains evident today.

Classes
Mon–Fri, Jun 8–19 | 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.

In this two-week class, be prepared to reimagine ideas and

Classes
Mon–Fri, Jul 20–31 | 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.

Join us for this two-week intensive class that focuses on

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.

A well-developed setting can set your story apart and

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.

In this two-week class, be prepared to reimagine ideas and

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, Jul 6–17 | 9am–3pm

This class is currently sold out, but scholarships are still available. Please see Scholarship Opportunities below for more information.

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

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

When Disneyland Park opened 65 years ago in July 1955, one of the opening day attractions was King Arthur’s Carrousel. Today, the attraction features 68 intricately-crafted white horses, each with its own unique name and details. Saddle up at this workshop to discover more about the history of this