Over the course of the Epcot Festival of the Arts, Guests will be able to sign up for and participate in an abundance of interactive workshops and seminars. These Epcot Festival of the Arts workshops and seminars will teach Guests a variety of different skills that range anywhere from calligraphy, to flower arranging, to card making, to cake decorating.
Details on workshops that will be occurring for the 2021 event have not been released. Stay tuned for more.
2020 Epcot Festival of the Arts Workshops
During the Epcot Festival of the Arts Workshops, Learn creative techniques from amazing artists at the Epcot by enrolling in interactive workshops where you can pick up tips and craft your own memento. Learn from accomplished Disney artists, experts, and Cast Members who will impart their professional expertise during hands-on workshops. These workshops come with a separate fee.
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. These workshops will take place in the World Showplace Events Pavilion on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. The cost of each workshop is $45 plus tax.
Ink & Paint Animation
Presented by Lynn Rippberger, Disney Animation Ink and Paint Artist
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
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
- Sunday, February 23, 2020
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, February 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.
Paint with a Disney Artist
Create your very own masterpiece during a guided class for all levels. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn from a talented Disney artist at either an outdoor or an indoor class. Whether you’re a seasoned painting veteran or have never picked up a paint brush, this experience is sure to leave you wanting to explore more about this beautiful art form. Refreshments will be served.
The cost is $259 plus tax, Epcot admission required and not included.
- Saturday, January 18: 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
- Saturday, February 8: 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM
- Saturday, February 15: 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
- Saturday, February 22: 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Call (407) WDW-FEST or (407) 939-3378 to reserve your spot for the Paint with a Disney Artist experience.
To learn more about the Epcot Festival of the Arts, visit our main festival page.