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2020 Epcot® International Festival of the Arts: Workshops

A family watches as an artist puts finishing touches on a portrait of Mickey Mouse at Epcot

Learn amazing artistic techniques on weekends during the Epcot International Festival of the Arts—January 17 to February 24, 2020.

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Infinite Wisdom

Expand your horizons—enroll in an interactive workshop where you can pick up tips and craft your own memento.

Pack your palettes—and your appetite for knowledge—as accomplished Disney artists, Guest-perts and Cast Members impart their professional expertise during hands-on workshops. (Separate fee required.)

Each session gives Festival Guests a unique opportunity to create original art and walk away with an enhanced skillset or new understanding of various techniques. Topics include character sketching, ink & paint, 3D paper crafting and everything in between!  

EVENT DETAILS

  • Location: World Showplace Events Pavilion
  • Days: Saturdays and Sundays
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
  • Price: $45 per Guest, plus tax 
  • Call (407) WDW-FEST or (407) 939-3378 to reserve your spot
  • Separate Epcot admission required and not included
  • Limited availability
  • Guests under 18 must have parent or guardian permission to call

View the complete list of creative workshops offered.

Young Guests and their family members enjoy a drawing class with a Disney artist

Workshop Schedules

See the variety of workshops available that will bring out your inner artiste!

SCHEDULE
Don’t miss out on these exciting opportunities to flex your creative muscles.

Ink & Paint Animation
Presented by Lynn Rippberger, Disney Animation Ink and Paint Artist

  • Saturdays at 10:00 AM

Many of Disney’s animated features were created with 2D Cel Animation. Learn about the history of 2D Cel Animation and paint your very own Ink & Paint Cel with one of Disney’s Ink & Paint artists!

Each week, you’ll paint a different Disney character:

  • Saturday, January 18, 2020 – Mickey Mouse
  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 – Minnie Mouse
  • Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Donald Duck
  • Saturday, February 8, 2020 – Pluto
  • Saturday, February 15, 2020 – Goofy
  • Saturday, February 22, 2020 – Mickey Mouse

Disney 3D Paper Crafting
Presented by Dave Avanzino, Dave Avanzino Designs, Inc.

  • Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM

You will create your own dimensional paper artwork. Learn techniques to cut, fold and add spacers to your work to create 3D Disney shadowbox art. You will have the opportunity to make your own framed magical masterpiece!

Gesture Drawing Basics: “Story Telling Drawings”
Presented by Todd Bright, Bright Animation

  • Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM and 10:30 AM

Come learn the art of quick sketching from a former Disney animator whose credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch and Brother Bear.  During this workshop you will create your own sketch to take home. Gesture drawing of people is a foundational practice for animators, story board artists and directors. A single drawing can tell a story. 

Animation 101: Flip Book Fundamentals
Presented by Todd Bright, Bright Animation 

  • Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Create your own moving magic and watch your drawings come to life during this animated workshop! Learn the fundamental principles of animation with a former Disney animator whose credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch and Brother Bear. Tools to complete your creation will be provided!

Doodling with Viz
Presented by Gregg “Viz” Visintainer, Owner of Viz Art Ink and WonderGround Artist

  • Sunday, Feburary 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Experience doodling to the next level. Learn, watch and draw your own doodle with hidden pictures and words to create a Viz Art Ink masterpiece.

PRICE
$45 per person, plus tax

All appearances, presentations and events are subject to change without notice. All Interactive Workshops will take place in the World Showplace Events Pavilion, located between the United Kingdom and Canada pavilions.

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  • 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
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