Even if you’re not in school anymore, you might love to learn new things.
Well, we have GREAT news. You can learn new things alongside some of your favorite Disney characters and themes with classes inspired by Disney! We’re taking you through some online classes you can take RIGHT NOW to satisfy your yearn to learn!
Imagineering in a Box is a series of FREE online courses created in a partnership between Disney and Khan Academy. The courses have Imagineers from around the world telling you how they dreamed up, and then BUILT some of your favorite Disney attractions, animatronics, and more.
You can start the courses right here and find yourself accessing 32 videos showcasing a range of skills demonstrated by the Disney Imagineers.
2. Disney STEAM: The Magic Kingdom
Outschool is a platform that offers video chat classes from real teachers and one teacher is offering a lesson called Disney STEAM: The Magic Kingdom. Ages 8 through 13 can learn how Imagineers at Disney World use STEAM / STEM concepts to create magical experiences for park guests through 5 project-based lessons.
3. Disney Codeillusion
This program is on the pricy side at $899 for the Enchanted plan, but there’s a free trial if you want to see if it’s right for you!
Arts and Crafts Classes
4. Character Design with Personality: 4 Core Concepts for Creating Better Characters with Tom Bancroft
Want to learn some art skills? Who better to learn from than the creator of Mulan and Mushu Tom Bancroft! On Skillshare you can learn 4 Core Concepts for Creating Better Characters!
This class could be great for anyone who makes characters like Comic book artists, Comic Strip Artists, Animators, Children’s Book artists, and Video game designers. Sign up on Skillshare and give it a shot!
5. Animators Teaching Animation: WALK CYCLES
Also on Skillshare is a segment called Animators Teaching Animation where you can learn how to animate walk cycles if you’re looking to animate characters, this could be some seriously valuable info.
Plus, it’s taught by Daniel Gonzales, a current Pixar animator!
6. Disney Parks How To Series
For a more casual course in drawing Disney-style, you can learn to draw a lot of your favorite characters for free on Youtube. Check out this lesson on drawing Stitch!
7. Disney DIYs by Disney Family
Similar to the How To Series is the Disney DIYs by Disney Family but instead of character drawings, you’ll be doing crafts that are big fun for the whole family — like this Baby Yoda Pumpkin!
8-16. Disney Institute Classes
Disney actually offers a few official business classes for leaders and those providing service to customers through the Disney Institute. Classes include:
- On-Demand Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence
- On-Demand Disney’s Approach to Employee Engagement
- On-Demand Disney’s Approach to Quality Service
- Employee Engagement Essentials: Intentional Listening
- Employee Engagement Essentials: Power of Recognition
- Leadership Essentials: Everyone Can Lead
- Leadership Essentials: Collaboration
- Service Essentials: Owning the Service Moment
- Service Essentials: People Make the Difference
Prices range from $49 to $199 per course.
17. Chef Art Smith Cooking Classes
Get cooking with the chef from one of our favorite restuarants in Disney Springs! Chef Art Smith is the mind behind the menu at Homecomin’ and you can learn some of his favorite recipes straight from him!
Just head on over to the chef’s Instagram and check out the Instagram TV postings. In 2020, Chef Art Smith did a BUNCH of little classes on how to cook!
18. runDisney Recipes
runDisney has got a handful of awesome recipes for runners — spoiler alert though, you don’t need to be a runner to enjoy these eats! The best part of cooking classes? You get to eat when you’re done!
19. Disney Parks Mixology School
Want to learn some drinks to go with your newfound cooking skills? Stick around on Youtube for free Disney Parks Mixology School from Disney Family!
If you’ve got a Peloton bike, you might be pretty jazzed to know there are actually Disney-themed classes! If you search “Disney” in your search for Pelaton rides, you’ll find a BUNCH of classes that include your favorite Disney tunes.
Bonus points: There are Hamilton classes too!
21. Get Moving with Disney Family
If you don’t have a Peloton or you’re looking to work out with the whole family, you can do so for free with the Get Moving with Disney Family by Disney Family series on Youtube!
Hopefully, you have fun with these Disney classes. As always, stay tuned to DFB for the latest Disney updates and more!
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