Workshops

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

SPOTLIGHT DRAW | Draw a Bear

All ages
Nov 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…

STUDIO SERIES | Drawing Drapery (Adult Session)

Ages 18 & up
Nov 17

Les Clark, one of Walt Disney’s legendary Nine Old Men, served as an animator for countless Disney classics and was well known for his iconic work animating Mickey Mouse in the Fantasia (1940)…

STUDIO SERIES | Drawing Drapery (Youth Session)

Ages 7–17
Nov 17

Les Clark, one of Walt Disney’s legendary Nine Old Men, served as an animator for countless Disney classics and was well known for his iconic work animating Mickey Mouse in the Fantasia (1940)…

STUDIO SERIES | Bold Personalities (Adult Session)

Ages 18 & up
Dec 1

John Lounsbery, one of Walt Disney’s legendary Nine Old Men, animated some of the most eccentric and temperamental Disney characters to date, including the Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland

INDUSTRY PATHS | Build a Portfolio/Demo Reel

Grades 9–12 and parents
Dec 1

Walt Disney always encouraged his animators to remain students and to continually learn and improve their craft with every project. Bring your artwork and join us for this informative workshop about…

STUDIO SERIES | Bold Personalities (Youth Session)

Ages 7–17
Dec 1

John Lounsbery, one of Walt Disney’s legendary Nine Old Men, animated some of the most eccentric and temperamental Disney characters to date, including the Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland

WORKSHOP | Digital Background Design with Patrick O’Keefe

Ages 16 & up
Dec 2

In 1939, Walt Disney began production on the animated feature Bambi (1942) and enlisted artist Tyrus Wong to inspire the influential backgrounds used in the film. His minimalist style, specifically…

POP UP STUDIO | Winter Luminaries

Ages 7 to adult
Dec 9

Aside from creating unforgettable animated films, Walt Disney also had a deep-rooted passion for miniatures. In fact, Walt built a miniature train around his Los Angeles home in 1950. Join us this holiday…

SPOTLIGHT DRAW | Draw a Chimney Sweep

All ages
Dec 14–14

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, join us in our Learning Center where an instructor…

STUDIO SERIES | Character Styling (Adult Session)

Ages 18 & up
Dec 15

In 1954, Walt Disney began construction on a long-awaited dream, Disneyland. The project required a new team of creatives to makes his vision into a reality. Walt chose one of his Nine Old Men, animator…

STUDIO SERIES | Character Styling (Youth Session)

Ages 7–17
Dec 15

In 1954, Walt Disney began construction on a long-awaited dream, Disneyland. The project required a new team of creatives to makes his vision into a reality. Walt chose one of his Nine Old Men, animator…

WORKSHOP | Girl Scouts: Animation Domination

Girl Scout Cadettes (Grades 6–8)
Dec 18

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

SPOTLIGHT DRAW | Draw a Sleigh

All ages
Dec 21–21

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…

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