2018 Festival of the Arts — Interactive Workshops and Premium Workshops

The Epcot Festival of the Arts offers guests a variety of opportunities to channel their inner artist! Throughout the Festival’s run from January 12 – February 19, 2018, Interactive Workshops and Premium Workshops focus on the Performing, Visual, and Culinary Arts, just like the Festival itself.

Festival of the Arts Passport

Festival of the Arts Passport

Interactive Workshops take place daily in the Odyssey Festival Showplace from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm. These sessions are $39 per guest plus tax, and Epcot admission is required but not included. Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members are eligible for a 15% discount. Advance Reservations are highly recommended. Call (407) WDW-TOUR to reserve a spot. Interactive Workshop offerings change daily.

Premium Workshops take place on select Fridays at the Odyssey Events Pavilion (January 19, 26 and February 2, 9, 16) from 8:00 am – 12:30 pm. They allow guests to paint their own canvas under the guidance of a talented Disney artist! These sessions are $259 per guest plus tax, and Epcot admission is required but not included. Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members are eligible for a 15% discount. Guests must be 12 years of age or older to participate. Advance Reservations are highly recommended. Call (407) WDW-TOUR to reserve a spot.

Interactive Workshops

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018
11:00 AM, Sculpting a Mixed Media Action Figure, Belinda Glennon, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL
Create and take home your own animated, poseable action figure from mixed media

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2018
11:00 AM, Floral Arranging, Disney Floral & Gifts
Learn basic floral design principles and create your own petite Mickey Mouse-inspired arrangement

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018
11:00 AM, Pencils, Paint & Pixels – How Women Transformed Walt Disney’s Animation, Mindy Johnson, Author of Ink & Paint – The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation
Join Mindy as she raises the celluloid curtain on the remarkable untold ‘her-story’ of women in Disney animation and beyond!

MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
11:00 AM, Animation 101, Todd Bright, Bright Animation, Former Disney Animator
Learn the fundamental principles of animation and create your own animated flip book

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
11:00 AM, Cartoon Portraits, Jesus Minguez, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL

Draw your own cartoon characters and caricatures with guiding insights from this workshop

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
11:00 AM, Handcrafted Calligraphy, Bonnie DiCocco & Donna Price, Driftwood Market, College Park, FL

Learn how to letter like the pros and create a hand-crafted calligraphy alphabet for use in future projects

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018
11:00 AM, Mini Masterpieces, David Matteson, Associate Curator of Education & Outreach, and Jane Ferry, Curator of Education, Orlando Museum of Art
Create your own landscape, portrait or abstract work on canvas inspired by the Orlando Museum of Art’s State of Excellence

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018
11:00 AM, Once Upon a Doll, Linda Rick, Precious Moments Doll Maker

Build your own fairytale-inspired doll and learn the process behind the creation of Precious Moments dolls

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018
11:00 AM, Once Upon a Doll, Linda Rick, Precious Moments Doll Maker
Build your own fairytale-inspired doll and learn the process behind the creation of Precious Moments dolls

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2018
11:00 AM, 
Printmaking from a Clay Base, Sheryl Odza, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL

Take home a ready-to-frame print by painting and layering colored slips, stencils and chalks on a flat clay plate

MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018
11:00 AM, 
Abstract Painting: A Journey in Bringing Your Art to Life, Crystal Dombrowsky, Crystal Dombrowsky Art Work

Bring your abstract art to life as you paint a one-of-a-kind masterpiece

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018
11:00 AM, Floral Arranging, Disney Floral & Gifts
Learn basic floral design principles and create your own petite Epcot’s The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion-inspired arrangement

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018
11:00 AM, 
Gesture Drawing Class, Todd Bright, Bright Animation, Former Disney Animator

Learn the art of quick sketching and how a single drawing can tell a story

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018
11:00 AM, 
Still Life Watercolor Sketching, Will Gay, Design Director, Walt Disney World Resort
Learn a Disney artist’s techniques and walk away with your own watercolor sketch

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018
11:00 AM
“Magical” Mixed Media Art, Rachelle Eason, BoiLedBooks

Create a mixed media piece using BoiLeD BooK paper, paint and a mat for display

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018
11:00 AM
Doodling with Viz, Gregg “Viz” Visintainer, Owner of Viz Art Ink and WonderGround Artist

Learn, watch and draw your own doodle with hidden pictures and words to create a Viz Art Ink masterpiece

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 2018
11:00 AM
, Ink & Paint Animation, Lynn Rippberger, Disney Animation Ink and Paint Artist
Learn about the history of 2D Cel Animation and paint your very own Ink & Paint Cel

MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018
11:00 AM, P.S. Flavor! – Artisanal Spice Artistry, Pam Smith and Nicole Ramsland, P.S. Flavor!
 – Artisanal Spice Blends
Blend your own spices with a “sand art twist” and learn the creative process of bringing a beautiful artisanal spice blend to life

TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018
11:00 AM, 
Watercolor Love, Rachelle Eason, BoiLedBooks

Paint your own work of art by blending watercolors, then polish it off with a mat for display

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2018
11:00 A
M, Floral Arranging, Disney Floral & Gifts

Learn basic floral design principles and create your own petite arrangement in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Epcot

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018
11:00 AM, 
Whimsical Tea Pots of Clay, Doug Bringle, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL

Surprise yourself as you mold a small teapot from air-dry clay

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018
11:00 AM, 
From Script to Screen – Developing Stories at Disney Animation Studios, Paul Briggs, Head of Story for Frozen and Big Hero 6, Voice Actor, Director

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

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018
11:00 AM,
 Burlap Wreath Making, Bonnie DiCocco and Donna Price, Driftwood Market, College Park, FL

Make your very own wreath using burlap and ribbons

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2018
11:00 AM, 
Organic Mosaics, Brittany Smith, Show Finisher, Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Create your own colorful mosaic using a variety of dried foods

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018
11:00 AM, 
The World of Paper Crafting, Simone Miranda, Creative Services Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Create your own paper blossom and learn the art of quilling

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018
11:00 AM, Animation 101, Todd Bright, Bright Animation, Former Disney Animator
Make your own animated flip book and learn the fundamental principles of animation

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018
11:00 AM,
 Paper Quilling, Lois Bandt-Weber, Artisans on fifth, Mt. Dora, FL

Learn the art of rolling, coiling and shaping small strips of paper to create your own ready-to-display piece of art

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018
11:00 AM, Mini Masterpieces, David Matteson, Associate Curator of Education & Outreach, and Jane Ferry, Curator of Education, Orlando Museum of Art

Create your own landscape, portrait or abstract work on canvas inspired by the Orlando Museum of Art’s State of Excellence

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2018
11:00 AM, Sculpting a Mixed Media Action Figure, Belinda Glennon, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL
Create and take home your own animated and poseable action figure using a variety of media

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018
11:00 AM,
 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons, David A. Bossert, Author and Disney Historian
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

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2018
11:00 AM
, Ink & Paint Animation, Lynn Rippberger, Disney Animation Ink and Paint Artist
Learn about the history of 2D Cel Animation and paint your very own Ink & Paint Cel

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018
11:00 AM, Gesture Drawing Class, Todd Bright, Bright Animation, Former Disney Animator
Come learn the art of quick sketching and how a single drawing can tell a story

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018
11:00 AM, 
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
During this fun creative session, Paige will share her love of the arts—and maybe a few creative surprises

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018
11:00 AM,
 String Art, Bonnie DiCocco & Donna Price, Driftwood Market, College Park, FL
Create your own gorgeous string art just in time for Valentine’s Day

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018
11:00 AM, 
3D Paper Crafting, Dave Avanzino, Disney Consignment Artist

Learn techniques to cut, fold and add spacers to your own 3D shadowbox artwork

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018
11:00 AM, 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
During this fun creative session, Paige will share her love of the arts—and maybe a few creative surprises

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2018
11:00 AM,
 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
Join us for this unforgettable and nostalgic look at the art and innovation of magical mid-century Disney works

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2018
11:00 AM, Our World in Abstract, Patricia Byron, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL
Create a soft, intimate glimpse of your world with oil pastels and learn to see the landscape without quite so much definition

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018
11:00 AM, 
Mini Masterpieces, David Matteson, Associate Curator of Education & Outreach, and Jane Ferry, Curator of Education, Orlando Museum of Art

Create your own landscape, portrait or abstract work on canvas inspired by the Orlando Museum of Art’s State of Excellence

Premium Workshops

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018
8:00 AM, Painting with a Disney Artist

Paint your own canvas under the guidance of a talented Disney artist

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018
8:00 AM, Painting with a Disney Artist
Paint your own canvas under the guidance of a talented Disney artist

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018
8:00 AM, Painting with a Disney Artist
Paint your own canvas under the guidance of a talented Disney artist

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2018
8:00 AM, Painting with a Disney Artist
Paint your own canvas under the guidance of a talented Disney artist

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018
8:00 AM, Painting with a Disney Artist
Paint your own canvas under the guidance of a talented Disney artist

Return to Main Festival of the Arts Page