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2019 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 creative techniques from amazing artists at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts, January 18 to February 25, 2019!

A hedge, carefully trimmed into the shape of a butterfly

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 floral design, character sketching, ink & paint, 3D paper crafting and everything in between!

EVENT DETAILS

  • Odyssey Festival Showplace – Epcot
  • Daily, Fridays through Mondays
  • 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
  • $39 plus tax per workshop
  • Separate Epcot admission required and not included
  • Limited availability
  • Call (407) WDW-TOUR or (407) 939-8687 to reserve your spot or visit the Odyssey Festival Showplace
  • 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

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

  • Upcycling: Disney Park Map Bouquets
    Presented by Jovon Harkless, Local Orlando Artist
    Friday, January 18, 2019
    You’ve discovered a world of magic, but the fun doesn’t have to stop there! Instead of throwing out your park map at the end of the day, upcycle it! Learn to create amazing one-of-a-kind flowers out of park maps and arrange them into your very own personalized bouquet.

  • Ink & Paint Animation
    Presented by Lynn Rippberger, Disney Animation Ink & Paint Artist
    Saturday, January 19, 2019
    Saturday, January 26, 2019
    Friday, February 1, 2019
    Saturday, February 9, 2019
    Friday, February 15, 2019
    Saturday, February 23, 2019
    Create your very own Ink & Paint cel with one of Disney’s Ink & Paint artists. Learn about the colorful history of 2D animation—and how Disney artists meticulously created by hand many of the classic animated features.
  • An Afternoon with Heather Theurer, a Disney Fine Artist
    Presented by Heather Theurer
    (HeatherTheurer.com)
    Sunday, January 20, 2019
    Join Heather Theurer for her Epcot International Festival of the Arts premiere. She will discuss her artwork and the processes by which she paints her "modern-day masterpieces" and will discuss her inspirations for her Disney pieces, such as “Ohana Means Family” (Lilo & Stitch), “Baby of Mine” (Dumbo), “Her Father's Daughter” (Merida) and many more. Her work is among the most popular limited-edition art releases in the Disney Fine Art collection.
  • Floral Arranging
    Presented by Disney Floral & Gifts
    (disneyfloralandgifts.com)
    Monday, January 21, 2019
    Saturday, February 2, 2019
    Friday, February 22, 2019
    Imagine the Pixie-dusted possibilities as Disney Floral Designers show you how to make a little design magic and your skills blossom! Get grounded in basic floral design principles and create your own petite floral arrangement.
  • Animation 101: Flip Book Fundamentals
    Presented by Todd Bright, Bright Animation
    (toddbright.com)
    Friday, January 25, 2019
    Monday, February 4, 2019
    Monday, February 18, 2019
    Create your own moving magic and see your drawings come to life during this animated workshop! Learn the fundamental principles of animation from a former Disney animator whose credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch and Brother Bear. The tools to complete your creation will be available—all that’s needed is you!
  • Handcrafted Calligraphy
    Presented by Bonnie DiCocco and Donna Price, Driftwood Market in Winter Garden and College Park, Florida
    Sunday, January 27, 2019
    Monday, February 11, 2019
    Learn how to letter like the pros and take home a beautiful piece of your own hand-lettered art. By adding your personal style and flair, you’ll create a hand-crafted calligraphy alphabet for use in future projects.
  • Gesture Drawing Basics: “Storytelling Drawings”
    Presented by Todd Bright, Bright Animation
    (toddbright.com)
    Monday, January 28, 2019
    Saturday, February 16, 2019
    Monday, February 25, 2019
    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 foundational practice for animators, storyboard artists and directors. A single drawing can tell a story.
  • Doodling with Viz
    Presented by Gregg “Viz” Visintainer, Owner of Viz Art Ink and WonderGround Artist
    (Vizartink.com)
    Sunday, February 3, 2019
    Take your doodling to the next level. Learn, watch and draw with hidden pictures and words to create a Viz Art Ink masterpiece.
  • Disney 3D Paper Crafting
    Presented by Dave Avanzino, Dave Avanzino Designs, Inc.
    Friday, February 8, 2019
    Create your own dimensional paper artwork and 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!
  • Topiary Art
    Presented by Jen Contarino, Noah’s Ark
    (Noahsarktopiary.com)
    Sunday, February 10, 2019
    Topiaries make wonderful gifts and are a fun project for Guests of all ages. Topiaries also are fabulous alternatives to flower arrangements. Learn to make your own topiary with Noah’s Ark and take your creation home to enjoy!
  • A Journey of Abstract Expressionism
    Presented by Crystal Dombrosky, Crystal Dombrosky Fine Art
    (CrystalDombrosky.com)
    Sunday, February 17, 2019
    Unleash your potential through a journey of abstract expressionism. During this guided painting workshop, Guests will bring their abstract art to life as they paint a one-of-a-kind masterpiece to take home.
  • The Art of Floral Arranging
    Presented by Creative Partners of Alice’s Table

    Creative Partners of Alice’s Table
    (Alicestable.com)
    Sunday, February 24, 2019
    Discover your true floral potential as representatives from the Alice’s Table creative team walk you through the construction of your own blossoming design. During this workshop, learn basic floral design and create your own masterpiece to take home and enjoy.

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