Workshops

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

Studio Series: Animating a Fall (Adult Session)

For Adults
Feb 24

In the cartoon world, characters can defy gravity by hanging still in the air for many seconds before realizing there is no ground under their feet and then falling rapidly to Earth. Even with a simple…

Studio Series: Animating a Fall (Youth Session)

Ages 7-17
Feb 24

In the cartoon world, characters can defy gravity by hanging still in the air for many seconds before realizing there is no ground under their feet and then falling rapidly to Earth. Even with a simple…

Pop Up Studio: Sculpting Beasts

Grades 3 through adult
Feb 25

Sculptures of characters, also known as maquettes, are essential visual development tools during production of an animated film. These allow 2D animators to correctly and consistently model their character…

Industry Paths: Video Games

Grades 9-12 & Parents
Mar 10

Walt Disney always pushed his Studio to be at the forefront of the latest technological and artistic innovations. Today, the video game industry leads the pack with a new generation of art and animation.…

Studio Series: Designing a Lead Female Character (Adult Session)

For Adults
Mar 10

Disney Legend Glen Keane has animated many memorable lead female characters including Ariel, Pocahontas, and Rapunzel. These ladies’ interests, talents, and strengths that break the traditional princess…

Studio Series: Designing a Lead Female Character (Youth Session)

Ages 7-17
Mar 10

Disney Legend Glen Keane has animated many memorable lead female characters including Ariel, Pocahontas, and Rapunzel. These ladies’ interests, talents, and strengths that break the traditional princess…

How to Draw a Leprechaun

All Ages
Mar 16–16

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, join us in our Learning Center where an instructor…

Girl Scouts: Toon In

Grades 4-5
Mar 18

Juniors visit The Walt Disney Family Museum to accomplish three of the five steps toward earning a Drawing Badge. In the galleries, they observe how drawing was the foundation to Walt Disney’s many…

Pop Up Studio: Imaginary Creatures

Grades 6 & Up
Mar 18

Just as Walt Disney was inspired by various cultures and fairytales for his films, Hayao Miyazaki’s films are also inspired by Japanese beliefs and folklore. To honor the legacy and 30th anniversary…

Studio Series: Animating Dance (Adult Session)

For Adults
Mar 24

Ballet was a major influence to Disney Legend Glen Keane when he created his animated shorts Duet (2014) and Nephtali (2015). In both films, we see a specific loose and rough style…

Studio Series: Animating Dance (Youth Session)

Ages 7-17
Mar 24

Ballet was a major influence to Disney Legend Glen Keane when he created his animated shorts Duet (2014) and Nephtali (2015). In both films, we see a specific loose and rough style…

STUDIO SERIES | Animal Animation: Adult Session

Ages 18 & up
Apr 7

In the early years of The Walt Disney Studios, Walt made sure his top animators were not only experts in animating human movement, but animal movement, as well. During the production of Bambi

STUDIO SERIES | Animal Animation: Youth Session

Ages 7–17
Apr 7

In the early years of The Walt Disney Studios, Walt made sure his top animators were not only experts in animating human movement, but animal movement, as well. During the production of Bambi

POP UP STUDIO | Friendly Fears

Ages 5 to adult
Apr 8

In Walt Disney’s animated short The Reluctant Dragon (1941), we encounter a dragon who is not a fearsome monster but rather a bubbly creature who loves poetry. The dragon was specifically…

SPOTLIGHT DRAW | How to Draw an Elephant

All ages
Apr 13

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…

STUDIO SERIES | Animating Skateboarding: Adult Session

Ages 18 & up
Apr 21

Disney Legend Glen Keane was inspired by his son’s skateboarding skills and incorporated it when animating Tarzan surfing along the moss-covered branches of the jungle. In this workshop, explore several…

STUDIO SERIES | Animating Skateboarding: Youth Session

Ages 7–17
Apr 21

Disney Legend Glen Keane was inspired by his son’s skateboarding skills and incorporated it when animating Tarzan surfing along the moss-covered branches of the jungle. In this workshop, explore several…

POP UP STUDIO | Multiplane

Ages 12 to adult
Apr 22

Walt’s vision to give depth to 2D drawings in animated films led to the perfection of the multiplane camera. Join us for this hands-on workshop using our custom-made miniature multiplane set-ups to…

STUDIO SERIES | MerMay: Adult Session

Ages 18 & up
May 5

The month of May is all about mermaids at The Walt Disney Family Museum! Our newest exhibition, Make Believe: The World of Glen Keane, showcases artwork by this legendary Disney animator, including…

STUDIO SERIES | MerMay: Youth Session

Ages 7–17
May 5

The month of May is all about mermaids at The Walt Disney Family Museum! Our newest exhibition, Make Believe: The World of Glen Keane, showcases artwork by this legendary Disney animator, including…

POP UP STUDIO | Automatons

Ages 7 to adult
May 6

The creative individuals known as Imagineers helped make Walt’s dream of a theme park come true by helping design and construct attractions at Disneyland. Some of the first rides they helped to create…

SPOTLIGHT DRAW | How to Draw a Tropical Bird

All ages
May 18

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

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…

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