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2018 Epcot® International Festival of the Arts: Seminars and Workshops

Under an amazing sunburst, the China Pavilion majestically sits by a pond packed with lily pads

Connect with your inner artiste by learning from the pros—at this year’s Epcot International Festival of the Arts!

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Infinite Wisdom

Explore creative horizons or take your talents to the next level with these weekly happenings—either way it’s a win!

Pack your palettes—and your appetite for knowledge—as accomplished Disney artists, guest-perts and Cast Members impart their professional expertise at complimentary seminars, hands-on workshops and quick study sessions.

Each week offers Festival Guests a unique opportunity to walk away with an enhanced skillset or new understanding of various artistic and culinary techniques Here’s the week-by-week breakdown—from animation drawing and floral arranging to calligraphy, abstract painting and other interesting topics. You won’t want to miss a minute!

Complimentary Seminar Details

  • Odyssey Festival Showplace
  • Sunday through Saturday (7 days a week)
  • 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM
  • Limited availability
  • Epcot admission required

Interactive Workshop Details

  • Odyssey Festival Showplace
  • Sunday through Saturday (7 days a week)
  • 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
  • $39 per person plus tax, Epcot admission required but not included
  • 15% discount per Annual Passholder or Disney Vacation Club Member
  • Limited availability
  • Advance reservations are recommended as this event fills up quickly

Call (407) WDW-TOUR to reserve your spot or visit the Odyssey Festival Showplace. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

Premium Workshop Details: Painting with a Disney Artist

  • Odyssey Events Pavilion
  • Fridays, January 19, 26 and February 2, 9, 16
  • 8:00 AM through 12:30 PM
  • Check-in 15 minutes prior to event
  • $259 per person plus tax, Epcot admission required but not included
  • 15% discount per Annual Passholder or Disney Vacation Club Member
  • Limited availability
  • Age 12 and up
  • Advance reservations are recommended as this event fills up quickly

All events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

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January 12 through January 13, 2018

See what’s happening during this week of the Festival of the Arts!

Friday, January 12, 2018

  • Sculpting a Mixed Media Action Figure
    Belinda Glennon, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Create and take home your own animated, poseable action figure from mixed media

  • Trailblazing Ladies of Disney Animation
    Mindy Johnson, Author of Ink & Paint – The Women of Walt Disney's Animation
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Discover some of the notable animating women behind Walt Disney's early animated classics

  • Artful Uses for Your Park Map
    Jovon Harkless, Local Artist
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Learn how to transform your park maps into a variety of beautiful art pieces

Saturday, January 13, 2018

  • Floral Arranging
    Disney Floral & Gifts
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Learn basic floral design principles and create your own petite Mickey Mouse-inspired arrangement

  • The Art of Wood Carving
    Andrew Mutiso, African Heritage, Inc.
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Learn about the art and history of carving wood sculptures

  • The Power of Storytelling
    Noah Elias, President and CEO, Great Flood Publishing Inc.
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Discover what makes a great story—and learn how you can use your own story to impact the world around you

All events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

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January 14 through January 20, 2018

See what’s happening during this week of the Festival of the Arts!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

  • Pencils, Paint & Pixels – How Women Transformed Walt Disney’s Animation
    Mindy Johnson, Author of Ink & Paint – The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Join Mindy as she raises the celluloid curtain on the remarkable untold 'her-story' of women in Disney animation and beyond!

  • From Animated Films to Theme Parks
    Lon Smart, Creative Concept Artist, Disney Entertainment
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Take a look at how a creative concept artist translates the fantasy world of film into an immersive theme park reality

  • Principles of Background Art and Matte Painting in Animated Films
    William Silvers, Former Walt Disney Feature Animation Studios Senior Background Artist
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Learn how background art has transitioned from 2D to 3D film and explore the differences between traditional and digital painting

Monday, January 15, 2018

  • Animation 101
    Todd Bright, Bright Animation, Former Disney Animator
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Learn the fundamental principles of animation and create your own animated flip book

  • What Does It Take to Get the Right Shot?
    Simone Amaduzzi, Simone Amaduzzi Photography
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Find out what it takes to get the right shot from an international photographer

  • Making the New Look Old
    Joe Bopp, Just-in Wood Signs, Oviedo, FL
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Discover the secrets of aging and transforming basic woods into other materials and learn DIY techniques for your home projects

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

  • Cartoon Portraits
    Jesus Minguez, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Draw your own cartoon characters and caricatures with guiding insights from this workshop

  • Food as Art
    Pana Thitaram, Walt Disney Imagineering
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Discover how food and the senses are used to enhance park attractions and environments

  • The Art of Happiness
    Will Gay, Design Director, Walt Disney World Resort
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Listen as Disney creative, Will Gay, talks about being an in-house Designer for Disney, and how following his dreams from an early age ultimately led him to happiness

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

  • Handcrafted Calligraphy
    Bonnie DiCocco & Donna Price, Driftwood Market, College Park, FL
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Learn how to letter like the pros and create a hand-crafted calligraphy alphabet for use in future projects

  • Magic in the Milk: A Look Into the World of Latte Art
    Abby Lancaster, Barista, Axum Coffee, Winter Garden, FL
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Find out what lies behind the magic of the milk in a live latte art demonstration

  • Ancient Process of Casting Bronze
    David Cumbie, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Learn about the bronze casting process throughout history

Thursday, January 18, 2018

  • Mini Masterpieces
    David Matteson, Associate Curator of Education & Outreach, and Jane Ferry, Curator of Education, Orlando Museum of Art
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Create your own landscape, portrait or abstract work on canvas inspired by the Orlando Museum of Art's State of Excellence

  • Photography 101: Take Better Photos with Your Cell Phone
    Tom Smutny, Disney Photo Imaging
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Learn how to maximize the capabilities of your phone’s camera in order to take the best possible photos

  • Creating a Stained Glass Hanging
    Everett Whittaker, Artisans on fifth, Mt. Dora, FL
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Discover the process of designing and constructing a stained glass hanging

Friday, January 19, 2018

  • Premium Workshop: Painting with a Disney Artist
    Odyssey Events Pavilion
    Workshop begins at 8:00 AM
    $259 per person plus tax
    Paint your own canvas under the guidance of a talented Disney artist

  • Once Upon a Doll
    Linda Rick, Precious Moments Doll Maker
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Build your own fairytale-inspired doll and learn the process behind the creation of Precious Moments dolls

  • Presenting an Art Exhibition in One of the Top 10 Museums in the World
    Josh Garrick, Artist and Creator of “Seeking the Ancient Kallos”
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Hear about the amazing series of events along a journey of destiny for a farm boy from Amish country who created a history-making exhibit

  • Hip Hop: The Evolution of Flow
    Charles Griffin, Founder of the Central Florida Composers Forum
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Take a deep dive into hip hop’s nearly 50-year marriage between poetry and rhythm

Saturday, January 20, 2018

  • Once Upon a Doll
    Linda Rick, Precious Moments Doll Maker
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Build your own fairytale-inspired doll and learn the process behind the creation of Precious Moments dolls

  • The Art of Disney Topiary
    Debbie Mola, Disney’s Horticulture Team
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Learn how one-of-a-kind Walt Disney World topiaries are made and discover tips for creating your own horticulture sculptures at home

  • From Concept to Creation
    John Coulter, WonderGround Gallery Artist
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Listen as John discusses how his background in theatrical costuming and design has influenced his whimsical painting style and unique attention to detail

Events and hosts subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Artists paintbrushes, an open watercolor palette and wire bound sketch book rest on a wooden bench

January 21 through January 27, 2018

See what’s happening during this week of the Festival of the Arts!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

  • Printmaking from a Clay Base
    Sheryl Odza, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Take home a ready-to-frame print by painting and layering colored slips, stencils and chalks on a flat clay plate

  • Home Brewing
    Mike Wallace, Ten10 Brewing
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Learn the art and craft of home brewing

  • Making Every Moment Precious
    Linda Rick, Precious Moments Doll Maker
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Learn the history and magic behind the making of the Precious Moments Disney Collection

Monday, January 22, 2018

  • Abstract Painting: A Journey in Bringing Your Art to Life
    Crystal Dombrosky, Crystal Dombrosky Art Work
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Bring your abstract art to life as you paint a one-of-a-kind masterpiece

  • Store Design: Where Furniture, Interior and Themed Design Meet
    Becky Browne Allen, Store Designer & Ashley Provenzano, Retail Development Manager, Walt Disney World Resort
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Learn how Walt Disney World Resort store designers incorporate the science of store planning with the art of retail design to produce world-class experiences

  • Photography 101: Shooting Spectacular Fireworks
    Jeff Nickel, Disney Photo Imaging
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Discover tips and tricks to photographing the sparkles and splendor of fireworks

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

  • Floral Arranging
    Disney Floral & Gifts
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Learn basic floral design principles and create your own petite Epcot’s The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion-inspired arrangement

  • State of Excellence
    David Matteson, Orlando Museum of Art
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Discover the breadth and brilliance of private art collections in the state of Florida

  • Creating Bead Woven Jewelry
    Joyce Eaton-Brady, Artisans on fifth, Mt. Dora, FL
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Learn to use the peyote stitch to create earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

  • Gesture Drawing Class
    Todd Bright, Bright Animation, Former Disney Animator
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Learn the art of quick sketching and how a single drawing can tell a story

  • From Animated Films to Theme Parks
    Lon Smart, Creative Concept Artist, Disney Entertainment
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Take a look at how a creative concept artist translates the fantasy world of film into an immersive theme park reality

  • The Story of the Storytellers
    Peter Schreyer, CEO and Executive Director, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Learn about the teen documentary photography program that showcases the lives of student participants

Thursday, January 25, 2018

  • Still Life Watercolor Sketching
    Will Gay, Design Director, Walt Disney World Resort
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Learn a Disney artist’s techniques and walk away with your own watercolor sketch

  • What Does It Take to Get the Right Shot?
    Simone Amaduzzi, Simone Amaduzzi Photography
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Find out what it takes to get the right shot from an international photographer

  • It’s All in the Details: The Art of the Prop and Its Role in the Story
    Kristen Craig, Set Decorator, Walt Disney World Resort
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Discover the art of props and the role they play in bringing the stories and attractions to life at Disney Parks and Resorts

Friday, January 26, 2018

  • Premium Workshop: Painting with a Disney Artist
    Odyssey Events Pavilion
    Workshop begins at 8:00 AM
    $259 per person plus tax
    Paint your own canvas under the guidance of a talented Disney artist

  • “Magical” Mixed Media Art
    Rachelle Eason, BoiLeD BooKs
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Create a mixed media piece using BoiLeD BooK paper, paint and a mat for display

  • Behind the Lines of Viz Art Ink
    Gregg “Viz” Visintainer, Owner of Viz Art Ink and WonderGround Artist
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Find out how one man’s passion for doodling led to a career in the arts

  • Sketchbook Savvy
    Thomas Thorspecken, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Experience traditional and digital sketchbooks used by professional artists

Saturday, January 27, 2018

  • Doodling with Viz
    Gregg “Viz” Visintainer, Owner of Viz Art Ink and WonderGround Artist
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Learn, watch and draw your own doodle with hidden pictures and words to create a Viz Art Ink masterpiece

  • Food Styling 101
    Katie Farmand, Edible Orlando, Good Catch
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Understand the basics of what goes into making food photo- and video-ready

  • Black Ash Basketry
    Marcia Morse Mullins, BorderWeave and Art Crawl, Inc.
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Learn about the processes used to turn an ash tree into weaving materials—and watch a live demonstration of a master basketmaker at work

Events and hosts subject to change or cancellation without notice.

A glowing orb resembling the planet Earth floats across the World Showcase Lagoon at Walt Disney World Resort while a light and fireworks show is in progress overhead

January 28 through February 3, 2018

See what’s happening during this week of the Festival of the Arts!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

  • Ink & Paint Animation
    Lynn Rippberger, Disney Animation Ink and Paint Artist
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Learn about the history of 2D Cel Animation and paint your very own Ink & Paint Cel

  • Photography 101: Lighting and Perspective
    Tom Smutny, Disney Photo Imaging
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Glean insights into different types of lighting, the use of perspective and other techniques to apply to your photography

  • Violin: What It Is and How It Works
    Daniel Muni, Muni Strings, Winter Park, FL
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Learn about the process of making violins and the physics of acoustical amplification that give the violin its unique sound

Monday, January 29, 2018

  • P.S. Flavor! – Artisanal Spice Artistry
    Pam Smith and Nicole Ramsland, P.S. Flavor! – Artisanal Spice Blends
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Blend your own spices with a “sand art twist” and learn the creative process of bringing a beautiful artisanal spice blend to life

  • Painting Shanghai Disneyland
    George Scribner, Animation Director, Scribnerart, Inc.
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Hear about the challenges and rewards of this 3-year painting project

  • It’s All in the Details: The Art of the Prop and Its Role in the Story
    Kristen Craig, Set Decorator, Walt Disney World Resort
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Discover the art of props and the role they play in bringing the stories to life at Epcot

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

  • Watercolor Love
    Rachelle Eason, BoiLeDBooKs
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Paint your own work of art by blending watercolors, then polish it off with a mat for display

  • Watermelon Carving
    Stephanie Barlow, National Watermelon Promotion Board
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Watch as a watermelon is artfully carved and take away some tips and tricks that you can use at your next party

  • Photography 101: A Look at Landscapes
    Jeff Nickel, Disney Photo Imaging
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Enjoy tips on how to maximize your photography of the beautiful scenes that surround us

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

  • Floral Arranging
    Disney Floral & Gifts
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Learn basic floral design principles and create your own petite arrangement in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Epcot

  • What Does It Take to Get the Right Shot?
    Simone Amaduzzi, Simone Amaduzzi Photography
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Find out what it takes to get the right shot from an international photographer

  • Acrylic in Action!
    Donne Bitner, Crealdé Artist, Crealdé School of Art
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Learn all about painting with acrylics

Thursday, February 1, 2018

  • Whimsical Tea Pots of Clay
    Doug Bringle, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Surprise yourself as you mold a small teapot from air-dry clay

  • A History of American Mavericks – Composers Outside the Box
    Charles Griffin, Founder of the Central Florida Composers Forum
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Study up on American music history and its strain of independent thinkers

  • One Little Spark… Finding the Figment Inside of You
    Jason "Tiki" Tackett, Disney’s Virtual Magic Kingdom, Disney Parks Blog
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Join Disney Artist Jason “Tiki” Tackett on a magical journey to find the creative spark which lives inside every one of us

Friday, February 2, 2018

  • Premium Workshop: Painting with a Disney Artist
    Odyssey Events Pavilion
    Workshop begins at 8:00 AM
    $259 per person plus tax
    Paint your own canvas under the guidance of a talented Disney artist

  • From Script to Screen – Developing Stories at Disney Animation Studios
    Paul Briggs, Head of Story for Frozen and Big Hero 6, Voice Actor, Director
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Discover how Disney Animation Studios brings a story to life from script to the big screen—plus, get a special look at Briggs’ new children's book Catch My Breath

  • The Art of Face Painting
    Enjoy Your Face, Inc.
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Watch how quickly trained artists can transform a face with hand-painting techniques

  • The Music of John Williams
    Charles Griffin, Founder of the Central Florida Composers Forum
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Take a look at John Williams’s unique genius and understand where his art fits into the fascinating history of music for film

Saturday, February 3, 2018

  • Burlap Wreath Making
    Bonnie DiCocco and Donna Price, Driftwood Market, College Park, FL
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Make your very own wreath using burlap and ribbons

  • The Art of Disney Animation Story
    Paul Briggs, Head of Story for Frozen and Big Hero 6, Voice Actor, Director
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Learn about classic story art and methods the artists use to create the amazing films of Disney Animation

  • To Be Announced – Seminar
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM

Events and hosts subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Piles of fresh fruits and vegetables include scallions, squash, chili peppers, nectarines and limes

February 4 through February 10, 2018

See what’s happening during this week of the Festival of the Arts!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

  • Organic Mosaics
    Brittany Smith, Show Finisher, Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Create your own colorful mosaic using a variety of dried foods

  • To Be Announced – Seminar
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM

  • Watercolor Travel Sketching, Urban Sketching, and Painting En Plein Air
    Kim Minichiello, Former Walt Disney Imagineer and Founding Member of the Orlando Chapter of the Global Urban Sketchers Group
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Learn how to use watercolor sketching to record memories and discover the materials needed to chronicle the world around you

Monday, February 5, 2018

  • The World of Paper Crafting
    Simone Miranda, Creative Services Manager, Walt Disney World Resort
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Create your own paper blossom and learn the art of quilling

  • Pancake Art
    Hank Gustafon, Co-Owner and Manager, Dancakes
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Watch as Hank incorporates artistry and color to transform pancakes into artistic masterpieces

  • Photography 101: Ready, Set, Action!
    Jeff Nickel, Disney Photo Imaging
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Get tips on how to best capture subjects in motion

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

  • Animation 101
    Todd Bright, Bright Animation, Former Disney Animator
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Make your own animated flip book and learn the fundamental principles of animation

  • Pancake Art
    Hank Gustafon, Co-Owner and Manager, Dancakes
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Watch as Hank incorporates artistry and color to transform pancakes into artistic masterpieces

  • Creating a Magical Fairy House
    Vikki Yarborough and Ronda Maseman, Fairy House Ladies
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Meet the Fairy House Ladies and discover how they’ve been creating fairy houses of all sizes since 2006

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

  • Paper Quilling
    Lois Bandt-Weber, Artisans on fifth, Mt. Dora, FL
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Learn the art of rolling, coiling and shaping small strips of paper to create your own ready-to-display piece of art

  • Photography 101: Photo Editing
    Tom Smutny, Disney Photo Imaging
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 11:00 AM
    Look at a variety of photo editing programs, explore editing tools and learn how to produce the best possible photos from the images you have already taken

  • To Be Announced – Seminar
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM

Thursday, February 8, 2018

  • Mini Masterpieces
    David Matteson, Associate Curator of Education & Outreach, and Jane Ferry, Curator of Education, Orlando Museum of Art
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Create your own landscape, portrait or abstract work on canvas inspired by the Orlando Museum of Art's State of Excellence

  • A Brief History of Jazz
    Charles Griffin, Founder of the Central Florida Composers Forum
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Explore the perfect storm of cultural and musical influences that gave rise to the birth of jazz in New Orleans, and take a quick tour of the trail blazed by the giants of this uniquely American genre

  • Upcycling for the Theatre: Faux Art Techniques
    Jovon Harkless, Local Artist
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Discover how prop masters and set artists apply techniques to make the old look new, the new look old—and everything in between

Friday, February 9, 2018

  • Premium Workshop: Painting with a Disney Artist
    Odyssey Events Pavilion
    Workshop begins at 8:00 AM
    $259 per person plus tax
    Paint your own canvas under the guidance of a talented Disney artist

  • Sculpting a Mixed Media Action Figure
    Belinda Glennon, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Create and take home your own animated and poseable action figure using a variety of media

  • Presenting an Art Exhibition in One of the Top Ten Museums in the World
    Josh Garrick, Artist and Creator of “Seeking the Ancient Kallos”
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Hear about the amazing series of events along a journey of destiny for a farm boy from Amish country who created a history-making exhibit

  • Brainstorming, Ideation and Doodling Your Way to Great Ideas
    Jason Grandt, Creative Director, Art Direction, Walt Disney World Resort
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Learn how Walt Disney Imagineers use blue-sky thinking—and discover how you can use this practice in your everyday life

Saturday, February 10, 2018

  • Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons
    David A. Bossert, Author and Disney Historian
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Learn about the origins and history of Walt Disney's first major animation success in this immersive lecture that includes the screening of rare Oswald cartoons

  • Stories from a National Parks Painter
    Patricia Cummins, 12 Time National Park Artist-in-Residence
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Observe as Patricia presents her artwork and shares stories about her experience as a painter

  • Watermelon Carving
    Stephanie Barlow, National Watermelon Promotion Board
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Watch as a watermelon is artfully carved and take away some tips and tricks that you can use at your next party

Events and hosts subject to change or cancellation without notice.

A cup of steaming hot coffee art features frothy hearts and intricate swirls

February 11 through February 19, 2018

See what’s happening during this week of the Festival of the Arts!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

  • Ink & Paint Animation
    Lynn Rippberger, Disney Animation Ink and Paint Artist
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Learn about the history of 2D Cel Animation and paint your very own Ink & Paint Cel

  • An Afternoon With a Disney Historian
    David A. Bossert, Author and Disney Historian
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Join David as he discusses his latest books, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons; The Art of Tennessee Loveless: The Mickey Mouse TEN x TEN x TEN Contemporary Pop Art Series; and Dali and Disney: Destino Limited Edition

  • Ceramics and Civilization
    Doug Bringle, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Discover the importance of ceramics in the rise of civilization

Monday, February 12, 2018

  • Gesture Drawing Class
    Todd Bright, Bright Animation, Former Disney Animator
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Come learn the art of quick sketching and how a single drawing can tell a story

  • Art in the Community
    Joshua Vickery, Central Florida Community Arts
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Discover how the arts are a powerful outlet to express, build community and give back in a great way

  • Violin: What It Is and How It Works
    Daniel Muni, Muni Strings, Winter Park, FL
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Learn about the process of making violins and the physics of acoustical amplification that give the violin its unique sound

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

  • A Morning With a Disney Legend
    Paige O’Hara, Disney Legend, Disney Fine Artist and Voice of Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    During this fun creative session, Paige will share her love of the arts—and maybe a few creative surprises

  • Photography 101: Magic with Water
    Tom Smutny, Disney Photo Imaging
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Learn about using camera settings, lenses and locations to get the best results with photographs involving water

  • Seeing Sound and Painting Music
    Christina Eve, Studio of Christina Eve, Art Crawl, Inc.
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Discover how synesthesia—a neurological condition that merges audio and visual senses—allows Christina Eve to manipulate acrylic and alcohol inks with blown air, palette knives and sponges to visually depict music and sound

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

  • String Art
    Bonnie DiCocco & Donna Price, Driftwood Market, College Park, FL
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Create your own gorgeous string art just in time for Valentine’s Day

  • Upcycling for Floral Arrangements
    Jovon Harkless, Local Artist
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Learn about upcycling techniques and alternate materials to create unique, personalized floral arrangements

  • To Be Announced – Seminar
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM

Thursday, February 15, 2018

  • 3D Paper Crafting
    Dave Avanzino, Artist, Dave Avanzino Designs, Inc.
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Learn techniques to cut, fold and add spacers to your own 3D shadowbox artwork

  • To Be Announced – Seminar
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM

  • Impressionism With An Edge
    Noreen Coup, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Find out how to paint contemporary floral oil paintings with a palette knife to create bright, bold, textured works of art

Friday, February 16, 2018

  • Premium Workshop: Painting with a Disney Artist
    Odyssey Events Pavilion
    Workshop begins at 8:00 AM
    $259 per person plus tax
    Paint your own canvas under the guidance of a talented Disney artist

  • A Morning With a Disney Legend
    Paige O’Hara, Disney Legend, Disney Fine Artist and Voice of Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    During this fun creative session, Paige will share her love of the arts—and maybe a few creative surprises

  • What Does It Take to Get the Right Shot?
    Simone Amaduzzi, Simone Amaduzzi Photography
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Find out what it takes to get the right shot from an international photographer

  • One Little Spark… Finding the Figment Inside of You
    Jason "Tiki" Tackett, Disney’s Virtual Magic Kingdom, Disney Parks Blog
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Join Disney Artist Jason “Tiki” Tackett on a magical journey to find the creative spark which lives inside every one of us

Saturday, February 17, 2018

  • Yesterday's Tomorrow: Disney's Magical Mid-Century
    Don Hahn, Film Producer of Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and Maleficent; Author of Yesterday's Tomorrow: Disney's Magical Mid Century
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Join us for this unforgettable and nostalgic look at the art and innovation of magical mid-century Disney works

  • Magic in the Milk: A Look Into the World of Latte Art
    Abby Lancaster, Barista, Axum Coffee, Winter Garden, FL
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Find out what lies behind the magic of the milk in a live latte art demonstration

  • To Be Announced – Seminar
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM

Sunday, February 18, 2018

  • Our World in Abstract
    Patricia Byron, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Create a soft, intimate glimpse of your world with oil pastels and learn to see the landscape without quite so much definition

  • A Nostalgic Trip to the Mid-Century
    Don Hahn, Film Producer of Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and Maleficent; Author of Yesterday's Tomorrow: Disney's Magical Mid Century
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Don will share rare artwork and film clips from this dynamic period when Walt Disney turned his attentions to theme park design, television, music, movies and more

  • To Be Announced – Seminar
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM

Monday, February 19, 2018

  • Mini Masterpieces
    David Matteson, Associate Curator of Education & Outreach, and Jane Ferry, Curator of Education, Orlando Museum of Art
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Create your own landscape, portrait or abstract work on canvas inspired by the Orlando Museum of Art's State of Excellence

  • Photography 101: Closer, Sweeter, Better
    Tom Smutny, Disney Photo Imaging
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Discover how to deliver emotion in your photography and the importance of close-ups, composition and depth of field

  • Living Women Composers
    Charles Griffin, Founder of the Central Florida Composers Forum
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Survey the history of women composers with special emphasis on the amazing and varied voices that these artists represent today

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