• On Mar 30, 2021
    Dianna from MS Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    my gs 10 yo loves animae and wants to become an artist.. does disney offer a tutorial session or workshop other than the one at animal kingdom which just does the animal characters? if so, when, cost, length of session, and how can i be notified in advance

    Hi Dianna! Welcome back to planDisney.

    I have a special place in my heart for aspiring artists – my daughter is one too, and it’s wonderful to watch her work and display her beautiful creations. We are so inspired by Disney’s artists, and if you haven’t watched “Into the Unknown: The Making of Frozen 2” on Disney+, I hope you will. The series features the various artists who contributed to the film and provides a special look at the processes, tools, and creativity involved in animation. We simply loved it.

    At this time, The Animation Experience at Conservation Station at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park is the only drawing workshop offered in the theme parks. My daughter cannot wait to participate! You’re correct that the characters they draw there tend to be Disney animals, so if your grandson prefers figurative art, it might not be his thing. However, it’s still super cool to learn from a Disney artist, and they share great tips throughout the experience. I would recommend keeping an eye on the Disney Parks Blog to see if more experiences are announced. 

    Disney’s Art of Animation Resort used to offer drawing sessions for Guests, but I don’t see it in the list of recreation options, and I expect it would be currently paused due to cleaning protocols. If you have a visit planned, be sure to ask a Cast Member at your Disney resort hotel for the latest news on that experience. This is a fantastic resort for art-loving Guests, as the whole lobby is designed to showcase Disney artists’ creative process and the evolution of character design for some of the most beloved Disney characters. 

    I think your artist would love to explore Walt Disney Presents at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This interactive exhibit includes some incredible artifacts from Walt Disney’s life and career in animation, and it ends with a short film titled “Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream.” It’s neat to learn about all the things Walt Disney revolutionized and the ways his dream has evolved and been realized over the years.

    Has your grandson seen the Learn to Draw tutorials on the Disney Parks Blog? Check out their YouTube channel for the full listing – these videos feature Imagineers taking you step-by-step through the process of drawing iconic Disney icons, scenes, and characters. 

    Just as Rapunzel is always hoping to “add a few new paintings to my gallery,” I hope your artist is inspired by this list of ideas! ChEARs to his creative spark!

    Have a great big beautiful tomorrow,
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Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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