Workshops

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

The Art Playground

Ages 3–6 and accompanying adults

Join us for a new drop-in program for little ones, where students learn about Disney artist Eyvind Earle’s artwork and simple techniques of pointillism, using paint and paper to recreate a winter…

Artist Studio

Ages 7+

Join us for a new drop-in program where you can explore the world of stop-motion animation and discover techniques to create your own animation. Museum educators provide support, encouragement, and…

Studio Series: Creature Creation (Adult Session)

For Adults

When Disney animator Glen Keane was assigned to design and animate the Beast from Beauty and the Beast (1991), he combined features from various animals in order to create a unique character…

Studio Series: Creature Creation (Youth Session)

Ages 7-17

When Disney animator Glen Keane was assigned to design and animate the Beast from Beauty and the Beast (1991), he combined features from various animals in order to create a unique character…

Painting with Shapes with Tom Matousek (Ages 15+)

Grades 9-12 and Adults

Walt Disney has been iconized in many artistic forms over the years, and local portrait artist Tom Matousek’s tribute to him has gained the respect of artists and fans alike. Join Tom for a unique…

Painting with Shapes with Tom Matousek (Ages 8–14)

Grades 3-8

Walt Disney has been iconized in many artistic forms over the years, and local portrait artist Tom Matousek’s tribute to him has gained the respect of artists and fans alike. Join Tom for a unique…

Studio Series: Facial Animation (Adult Session)

For Adults

An animation can really stand out from the others when applying the subtle and often-missed facial details in a character’s performance. What would Donald Duck be without his ever-famous arched eyebrow?…

Studio Series: Facial Animation (Youth Session)

Ages 7-17

An animation can really stand out from the others when applying the subtle and often-missed facial details in a character’s performance. What would Donald Duck be without his ever-famous arched eyebrow?…

Girl Scouts: Imagineering

Grades 2-3

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 W.E.D…

Globetrotting with Walt

For Teachers

Take a tour of the core galleries with a focus on Walt’s travels to locations around the globe. Geography and history come to the fore as inspiration for future cross-disciplinary investigations.

Industry Paths: Freelance Artist

Grades 9-12 & Parents

Over the years, countless artists and animators have moved from contracted employment to freelance work. For example, Disney Legend Glen Keane worked on several Disney films such as The Rescuers

Pop Up Studio: Illustrated Maps

Grades 5 through adult

In the Walt Disney classic Peter Pan (1953), we soar with Peter and the Darling children over the imaginary land of pirates, mermaids, and fairies. As we explore the island of Never Land, we…

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

For Adults

Disney Legend Glen Keane has animated many memorable male characters—the Beast, Aladdin, and Tarzan to name a few. They may be handsome, muscular, and charming, but there’s much more to these gentlemen…

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

Ages 7-17

Disney Legend Glen Keane has animated many memorable male characters—the Beast, Aladdin, and Tarzan to name a few. They may be handsome, muscular, and charming, but there’s much more to these gentlemen…

Never Grow Up with Casey Robin

Ages 5 and up

Come celebrate the 65th anniversary of Walt Disney’s Peter Pan with a trip to Never Land. Join visual development artist and illustrator, Casey Robin, for a fun character design workshop.…

Painting Pinups with Casey Robin

Ages 12 to adult

Make something sweet this Valentine’s Day! Visual development artist and illustrator Casey Robin will share her tips for drawing adorable retro pinups. Follow along step-by-step as Casey shows you…

Studio Series: Animating a Fall (Adult Session)

For Adults

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

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

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…

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

For Adults

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…

Industry Paths: Video Games

Grades 9-12 & Parents

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 (Youth Session)

Ages 7-17

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…

Girl Scouts: Toon In

Grades 4-5

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

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

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

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…