Summer Classes

Discover the exciting worlds of art and animation by working in art mediums—drawing, painting, and sculpting—alongside experimenting with animation techniques—pixilation, stop motion, and claymation. Be prepared to rethink and reimagine ideas and designs as you learn what it takes to be an animator. Classes culminates in a gallery-style showcase of artworks with a screening of all final projects for family and friends.

Scholarships

To ensure that all students have the opportunity to take advantage of classes at The Walt Disney Family Museum, we are pleased to offer scholarships for qualified families. Here’s how to apply:

  • Send an email to studio@wdfmuseum.org with the subject line “Scholarship Information”
  • Please include your name, the student’s name and age, the class you are interested in

SUMMER CLASS | Intro to Animation (JUN 4-15)

In this two-week class, be prepared to rethink and reimagine ideas and designs as you learn what it takes to be an animator. Drawing, painting, and sculpting techniques will be explored alongside The 12 Principles of Animation, with an emphasis on Timing, Spacing, and Staging. Students will create…

SUMMER CLASS | The Heroine’s Journey (JUN 4-15)

Take an incredible journey through the process of creating strong female characters while learning about being a woman in the animation industry today. In this two-week class, students will design their own lead character while studying narrative structure, use of fairy tales, writing tropes, and…

SUMMER CLASS | 3D Animation (JUN 18-29)

Discover what it takes to create a 3D animated film and learn what it takes to be a professional animator during this two-week intensive. Begin with the basics of both software and animation principles, then create in-depth examples demonstrating what you have learned.

Class culminates in a…

SUMMER CLASS | Intro to Animation (JUL 2-13)

Be prepared to rethink and reimagine ideas and designs as you learn what it takes to be an animator in this two-week class. Drawing, painting, and sculpting techniques will be explored alongside The 12 Principles of Animation, with an emphasis on Timing, Spacing, and Staging. Students will create…

SUMMER CLASS | Knights in Training (JUL 2-13)

Join us on for an adventure through the process of creating strong male characters while learning about careers in the animation industry. In this two-week class, students will design their own lead character while studying narrative structure, use of fairy tales, writing tropes, and stereotypes in…

SUMMER CLASS | The Heroine’s Journey (JUL 16-27)

Take an incredible journey through the process of creating strong female characters while learning about being a woman in the animation industry today. In this two-week class, students will design their own lead character while studying narrative structure, use of fairy tales, writing tropes, and…

SUMMER CLASS | Digital 2D Animation (JUL 16-27)

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

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

SUMMER CLASS | Digital 2D Animation (JUL 31-AUG 11)

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

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

SUMMER CLASS | From Sketch to Screen with The Animation Collaborative

Join us for a two-week intensive class exploring character animation and get an exclusive look into today’s animation field with guest animators from The Animation Collaborative. In-process feedback, technical presentations, and personal career advice provide a comprehensive, hands-on look at the…