2018 Epcot Festival of the Arts FREE Seminars and Interactive Workshops

The Festival of the Arts is the very first Epcot Festival of 2018! From January 12 through February 19, Epcot will celebrate the Culinary, Visual, and Performing Arts with special activities and events in practically every corner of the park.

Epcot Festival of the Arts

Epcot Festival of the Arts

We’re already making our list of all the NEW EATS to try at the Festival’s Food Booths (which are like the Food and Wine Festival’s Marketplace Booths) and can’t wait to share our 2018 favorites with you on the 12th.

Click here to see ALL the Menus and Many FOOD PHOTOS for Epcot’s Festival of the Arts!

Almond Frangipane Cake layered with Raspberry Jam and Chocolate

Almond Frangipane Cake layered with Raspberry Jam and Chocolate

But did you know that the Food Booths aren’t the only way the Culinary Arts are recognized at the Festival of the Arts? Among a myriad of other activities, performances, and art exhibits, the Festival also features Complimentary Seminars and Festival of the Arts Workshops focused on each of the artistic disciplines.

Festival of the Arts FREE Seminars

Festival of the Arts Seminars take place twice daily in the Odyssey Festival Showplace at 1:30 and 4:30 pm. These seminar offerings (which are included with admission to Epcot) change daily.

Odyssey Festival Showplace

Odyssey Festival Showplace

We’re pointing out a few of the culinary-focused sessions below as examples, but be sure to check out ALL the offerings which also include Visual and Performing Arts sessions! Photography, music history, horticulture, and Disney animation are just a few of the many topics.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
Food as Art, Pana Thitaram, Walt Disney Imagineering
Seminar at 1:30 PM
Discover how food and the senses are used to enhance park attractions and environments

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018 and SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2018
Magic in the Milk: A Look Into the World of Latte Art, Abby Lancaster, Barista, Axum Coffee, Winter Garden, FL
Seminar at 1:30 PM
Find out what lies behind the magic of the milk in a live latte art demonstration

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2018
Home Brewing, Mike Wallace, Ten10 Brewing
Seminar at 1:30 PM
Learn the art and craft of home brewing

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018
Food Styling 101, Katie Farmand, Edible Orlando, Good Catch
Seminar at 1:30 PM
Understand the basics of what goes into making food photo- and video-ready

TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018 and SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018
Watermelon Carving, Stephanie Barlow, National Watermelon Promotion Board
Seminar at 1:30 PM
Watch as a watermelon is artfully carved and take away some tips and tricks that you can use at your next party

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018 and TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018
Pancake Art, Hank Gustafon, Co-Owner and Manager, Dancakes
Seminar at 1:30 PM
Watch as Hank incorporates artistry and color to transform pancakes into artistic masterpieces

Find the full list of Epcot Festival of the Arts FREE Seminars here!

Epcot Festival of the Arts Interactive Workshops

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.

Festival of the Arts Passport

Festival of the Arts Passport

You can see a food-focused offering below, but other topics range from Floral Arranging to Animation 101 and beyond.

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

Find the full list of Epcot Festival of the Arts Interactive Workshops here!

Epcot Festival of the Arts Premium Workshops

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.

There is much more than meets the eye (and there will be a LOT meeting the eye!) at the 2018 Epcot Festival of the Arts!

Click here for all the seminars, booth menus, and workshops for the 2018 Festival of the Arts here!

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