Workshops

Take part in a museum workshop focusing on aspects of Walt’s legacy such as animation or storytelling.

WORKSHOP | Girl Scouts: Animation Domination

May 20

Cadettes connect with experts from The Walt Disney Family Museum to learn how Walt encouraged his staff to experiment with special effects that enabled them to make animation more interesting and realistic,…

SPOTLIGHT DRAW | How to Draw a Knight

All ages
Jun 22

In this fun and hands-on session, learn how to make your drawings truly come to life and put your creativity in the spotlight. An instructor will teach you step-by-step instructions on how to draw an…

SPOTLIGHT DRAW | How to Draw a Rhino

All ages
Jul 6

In this fun and hands-on session, learn how to make your drawings truly come to life and put your creativity in the spotlight. For artists of all ages, to learn step-by-step instructions on how to draw…

STUDIO SERIES | Animating a Dunk (Adult Session)

Ages 18 & up
Jul 7

Walt Disney would bring animals or actors into the Studios for his artists to study in preparation for an animated project. Walt felt live action reference was crucial for an animator to understand…

STUDIO SERIES | Animating a Dunk (Youth Session)

Ages 7–17
Jul 7

Walt Disney would bring animals or actors into the Studios for his artists to study in preparation for an animated project. Walt felt live action reference was crucial for an animator to understand…

POP-UP STUDIO | Mid-century Cartoons

Ages 8 to Adult
Jul 8

In the animated short Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom (1953), Walt Disney and his team of animators, stylized the film with heavy influences from mid-century cubist art. Ward Kimball, a co-director…

STUDIO SERIES | Animating Scale & Size (Adult Session)

Ages 18 & up
Jul 21

Wolfgang “Woolie” Reitherman, one of Walt Disney’s legendary Nine Old Men, animated many thrilling sequences in Walt Disney’s films. Some of his most dynamic scenes include the prehistoric battle…

STUDIO SERIES | Animating Scale & Size (Youth Session)

Ages 7–17
Jul 21

Wolfgang “Woolie” Reitherman, one of Walt Disney’s legendary Nine Old Men, animated many thrilling sequences in Walt Disney’s films. Some of his most dynamic scenes include the prehistoric battle…

SPOTLIGHT DRAW | How to Draw a Dinosaur

All ages
Aug 17

In this fun and hands-on session, learn how to make your drawings truly come to life and put your creativity in the spotlight. For artists of all ages, learn step-by-step instructions on how to draw…

STUDIO SERIES | Animating Flight (Adult Session)

Ages 18 & up
Aug 18

Eric Larson, one of Walt Disney’s legendary Nine Old Men, was the animator behind the some of Disney’s most memorable flight sequences. From the graceful Pegasus in Fantasia (1940), to Peter and…

WORKSHOP | Digital Illustration with ELIOLI

Ages 18 and up
Aug 18

Walt Disney held many titles during his career—award-winner, innovator, filmmaker—but above all else, he was a master storyteller. From animation to live-action features, Walt believed it was crucial…

STUDIO SERIES | Animating Flight (Youth Session)

Ages 7–17
Aug 18

 

Eric Larson, one of Walt Disney’s legendary Nine Old Men, was the animator behind the some of Disney’s most memorable flight sequences. From the graceful Pegasus in Fantasia

POP-UP STUDIO | Hues and Tones

Ages 10 to Adult
Aug 19

In 1936, Walt Disney felt that Mickey Mouse needed to return to the public eye and planned to feature him in a short piece called “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”. The thought to expand the project…

TEACHER WORKSHOP | Educator Open House

Sep 8

Enjoy light refreshments and connect with other educators while exploring the museum’s galleries. Take an interactive tour of our special exhibition Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men:…

SPOTLIGHT DRAW: How to Draw a Fairy Godparent

All ages
Sep 14

In this fun and hands-on session, learn how to make your drawings truly come to life and put your creativity in the spotlight. For artists of all ages, to learn step-by-step instructions on how to draw…

INDUSTRY PATHS | College Prep

Grades 9–12 & Parents
Sep 15

Three decades ago, Walt Disney founded California Institute of the Arts, a private institution for those interested in becoming a part of the arts industry. Over the years, countless art programs and…

STUDIO SERIES | Drawing Hands (Adult Session)

Ages 18 & up
Sep 15

 

Milt Kahl, one of Walt Disney’s legendary Nine Old Men and considered by some as the Michelangelo of animation, gave life to unforgettable characters like Pinocchio, Alice, Madam…

STUDIO SERIES | Drawing Hands (Youth Session)

Ages 7–17
Sep 15

 

Milt Kahl, one of Walt Disney’s legendary Nine Old Men and considered by some as the Michelangelo of animation, gave life to unforgettable characters like Pinocchio, Alice, Madam…

WORKSHOP | Imagineering at The Walt Disney Family Museum

Girl Scout Brownies (Grades 2–3)
Sep 16

Brownies visit The Walt Disney Family Museum to accomplish three of the five steps toward earning an Inventor Badge. In the galleries, they learn about Walt Disney’s Imagineers, who worked at WED…

POP-UP STUDIO | Xerography

Ages 8 to Adult
Sep 16

In 1961, One Hundred and One Dalmatians became the first Disney film to use a new process in animation called Xerography. This new technique allowed for exact reproductions of the animators’…

STUDIO SERIES | Breaking the Rules of Logic (Adult Session)

Ages 18 & up
Sep 29

When production began on Alice in Wonderland (1951) in 1946, Walt instantly knew he needed to capture the eccentric lunacy of Wonderland and its residents. He quickly enlisted one of his Nine Old Men,…

STUDIO SERIES | Breaking the Rules of Logic (Youth Session)

Ages 7–17
Sep 29

When production began on Alice in Wonderland (1951) in 1946, Walt instantly knew he needed to capture the eccentric lunacy of Wonderland and its residents. He quickly enlisted one of his Nine…

POP-UP STUDIO | Inktober

Ages 12 to Adult
Sep 30

Inktober is a special time of the year for artists, where every day during the month of October participants create and post original artwork onto social media using only ink as their medium. This class…

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Schedule subject to change. Please check calendar or ticket desk on the day of your visit for most current schedule.