The Heroine’s Journey (All Girls Session, Grades 5–8)

  • Date & Time

    Mon, Jul 3; Wed–Sat, Jul 5–8; Tue–Sat, Jul 11­–15 | 9am–4pm | Grades 5–8
  • Cost


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 stereotypes in animation. Starting with storyboard development and basics of character design, students will then transform their sketches into a three-dimensional maquette. A showcase of all student work will be held at the end of the two-weeks—family and friends are encouraged to attend.

This class is intended for girls and individuals who self-identify as female. Students will be working in the studio for the majority class hours. This is not an animation class, and is focused on design and drawing.

This class meets Monday, July 3 through Saturday, July 8, and Tuesday, July 11 through Saturday, July 15. There is no class on Tuesday, July 4.


To ensure that all students have the opportunity to take advantage of summer 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 with the subject line “Scholarship Information.”
  • Please include your name, the student's name and age, the class you are interested in.

We will then send you a follow up email within 24-hours with a scholarship packet and further instructions on how to apply. Scholarship applications are due by April 2, 2017 and applicants will be notified by April 10, 2017 of acceptance or denial.