Our Rewarding Workshops Cultivate Creativity!

Our beloved workshops are back again this year, with some special additions — and a few have already sold out!

Berkeley City College Animation Workshop
Make animated shorts with
students from Berkeley City College

Berkeley City College again offers their fun, fantastic animation workshops, which give kids a compact and hands-on animation experience. There are several kids of animation available:

Clay Puppet Animation will demonstrate how to bring clay figures to life through animation.

Family Fun Stop-Motion will show you how to animate toys and objects to create your own stories.

Pixilation & Foley uses kids as life-sized animation models, and also shows you how to make your own sound effects to spice up the on-screen action.

At the end of each festival day, these workshop films are projected in one of our theaters as part of the regular festival program!

This year we’re also honored to have the Walt Disney Family Museum present two special events.

The first is a workshop on Character Design, a tutorial on how to bring your character creations to life.

Walt Disney Family Museum Artist's Career
Artist’s Career: one-on-one advice

The second, The Artist’s Career, is a one-on-one consultation with an industry professional, who will offer participants their expert advice on the best pathways for students considering a career in visual art or animation.

All of these events are designed to encourage or enlighten young people with an interest in filmmaking, storytelling, and creative endeavors so that they have stronger tools for tackling the challenges of making their projects. Gaining understanding and insight into the creative process is essential for everybody no matter their interests or goals.

Sign up now for the few spots we have left!