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Walt Disney Family Museum Announces New Studio Workshops

The Walt Disney Family Museum has announced new studio workshops. This includes virtual studio options and also studio programs. The following options will be offered by the museum.

Virtual Studio Series

Workshops

  • Adult Session (Ages 18+): 10:30am–noon PT | Zoom Webinar
    $13 members | $18 non-members
  • Youth Session (Ages 7–17): 1–2:30pm PT | Zoom Webinar
    $10 members | $15 non-members

Studio Series workshops are 90-minute sessions that explore animation principles and techniques.

  • Animate Apple Picking | Sat, Sep 10
    As Fall begins, orchards are filled with sweet apples ripe for the picking. Join us as we enjoy a favorite Autumn pastime and explore how characters have been animated harvesting throughout film and television. With a focus on gesture, pose, and silhouettes, follow along as you animate a character plucking a delicious fruit. 
  • Animate Autumn Leaves | Sat, Sep 24
    Sweater weather has arrived in the Bay Area with its trademark crisp air and falling leaves. Spend a cozy day with us as we focus on autumnal themes within the animated world and how animators have mastered subtle foliage techniques. Then using traditional hand-drawn animation, we will animate a leaf gently descending to the ground.

Studio Programs

Workshops

Pop-Up Studio | Create a Dancing Flower

Sun, Sep 18 | 10:30am–12:30pm | Ages 7+
In-Person: Learning Center
Free with reserved ticket

Extreme color transformations within leaves and flowers occur in the Fall. Color has also left quite a cinematic impact on the depiction of flora, especially in Walt Disney’s short film Flowers and Trees (1932). This year, celebrate the Academy Award®-winning cartoon’s 90th anniversary as we explore its innovative use of Technicolor®. Then using paper-cut outs, you will design a unique flower and bring it to life using stop-motion animation.

On-Sale Information
Tickets for the workshops listed above will be available as follows:

  • Walt’s Circle, Supporter, Founding, and Friend-level members: Purchase tickets beginning Friday, July 29 at noon by emailing membership@wdfmuseum.org.
  • All member levels: Purchase tickets online beginning Tuesday, August 2 at noon.
  • Public (non-members): Remaining tickets available online beginning Thursday, August 4 at noon.

Become a member to receive priority access to purchase tickets. Membership dues and Walt’s Circle donations may be paid as monthly installments or as a one-time annual payment. For more information, please email the Membership Department at membership@wdfmuseum.org.

Also at the Walt Disney Family Museum, there are other things to check out beyond the permanent museum exhibits. Currently, Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book: Making a Masterpiece is being presented at Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall through January 8, 2023.

What do you think of all of the offerings at The Walt Disney Family Museum? What are you most excited about? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!

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