It’s almost time to sharpen up those pencils and dip those paintbrushes!
Being on the DFB Team, of course, we’re all about the Epcot’s Festival of the Arts food! But this year’s Fest has got you covered, whether you’re struck by hunger or a sudden bolt of inspiration! Let’s take a look at the wide selection of hands-on experiences you can have at the 2020 Epcot’s Festival of the Arts!
Ink & Paint Animation
This will be presented by Lynn Rippberger, Disney Animation Ink and Paint Artist and will take place each Saturday throughout the festival at 10 AM.
Many of Disney’s animated features were created with 2D Cel Animation. In this class, guests will get to learn about the history of 2D Cel Animation and paint their own Ink & Paint Cel!
Each week, guests will 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
This will be presented by Dave Avanzino, Dave Avanzino Designs, Inc.
- Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM
In this workshop, guests will create their own dimensional paper artwork. They’ll learn techniques to cut, fold, and add spacers to their work to create 3D Disney shadowbox art.
Gesture Drawing Basics: “Story Telling Drawings”
This workshop will be 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
Here, guests can 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, guests will create their own sketch to take home.
Animation 101: Flip Book Fundamentals
This will also be presented by Todd Bright, Bright Animation.
- Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 10:00 AM
- Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Here, guests will create their own moving magic and watch their drawings come to life during this animated workshop! Guests will learn the fundamental principles of animation with a former Disney animator and tools to complete the creation will be provided!
Doodling with Viz
This workshop will be presented by Gregg “Viz” Visintainer, Owner of Viz Art Ink and WonderGround Artist
- Sunday, Feburary 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM
This workshop allows guests to learn, watch, and draw a own doodle with hidden pictures and words to create a Viz Art Ink masterpiece.
Epcot’s 2020 Festival of the Arts runs from January 17th through February 24th, 2020. All of these exciting interactive workshops cost $45 per person (plus tax) and will take place in the World Showplace Events Pavilion, located between the United Kingdom and Canada pavilions! Reserve your place today by calling (407) WDW-FEST or (407) 939-3378.
Will you be participating in one of these Festival of the Arts workshops? Let us know which ones sound the most appealing in the comments below!