Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Disney announces interactive workshops for Epcot's winter arts festival

Disney has announced a lineup of interactive workshops for the upcoming Epcot International Festival of the Arts. The workshops range from hands-on classes in gesture drawing and animation to flower arranging and food and beverage classes.
The workshops are $39 plus tax each, and pass holds and DVC members get a 15% discount off the price. You can book now by calling 407-WDW-PLAY. 

In addition, there will be a dining package available, which pairs a full meal with priority seating for a Broadway-inspired concert. The dining package includes a full meal and priority seating for the 8 p.m. concert and participating Epcot restaurants. Prices range from $39-$69 for adults, $23-41 for kids. 

The festival runs Friday-Monday for five weeks, Jan. 13 through Feb. 20.

Here’s the list of interactive activities that have been announced so far. All of the activities listed below begin at 11 a.m. at the Odyssey Festival Showplace, located in Future World at Epcot. A complete list of offerings will be available online starting Jan. 6.

Jan. 13-16, 2017


FRIDAY, JAN. 13
"Magical" Mixed Media Art, Rachelle Eason, BoiLedBooKs: Create a magnificent mixed media piece using BoiLeD BooK paper and paint. Finish it off with a mat and some sparkle for a magical masterpiece to display.

SATURDAY, JAN. 14
Gesture Drawing Class, Todd Bright, Disney Animator: Learn the art of quick sketching from life with a Disney animator. Gesture drawing of people is foundational practice for animators, story board artists, and directors.

SUNDAY, JAN. 15
Floral Arranging with a Disney Floral & Gifts Designer: Learn basic floral design principles and show you how to create a petite Tinker Bell inspired floral arrangement.

MONDAY, JAN. 16
Modern Macramé, Sara Stoff, Fiber: Macramé is the art of knotting rope to make patterns. In this class you will learn basic macramé knots and how to make a modern wall hanging. Fun for the whole family!


Jan. 20-23, 2017


FRIDAY, JAN. 20
Floral Arranging with a Disney Floral & Gifts Designer. Learn some of the team's favorite ways to add a little touch of Mickey-magic to any floral arrangement.

SATURDAY, JAN. 21
Watercolor Love, Rachelle Eason, BoiLedBooks: Paint a wonderful work of art blending watercolors to create a beautiful sentiment. A choice of shapes will be available for your selection.

SUNDAY, JAN. 22
Become an Artisan Spice Blend Mix-Master, Pam Smith, P.S. Flavor: Learn how to blend spices the P.S. Flavor! way. You will be mixing a P.S. Flavor! spice blend to your own tastes and using it to create a vibrant vinaigrette and sensational salad.

MONDAY, JAN. 23
The Artistry of Amorette's Patisserie, Jade Bowser, Amorette's Patisserie, Disney Springs: Come learn the artistry behind the decorating techniques of Amorette’s signature “petite cake.” We will cover how to buttercream and decorate a cake while discovering the unique artistic touches of Amorette’s Patisserie. In the end, you will have a one of a kind cake designed to honor Epcot.


Jan. 27-30, 2017


FRIDAY, JAN. 27
Truffle Making, Amy Holmes & Kathleen Dunn, The Ganachery, Disney Springs: Learn to roll and decorate your own truffles using the Signature Ganachery Chocolate and pick up a few tips and tricks from the talented team of Chocolatiers.

SATURDAY, JAN. 28
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.

SUNDAY, JAN. 29
The Art of Mixology
, Eric Foster, Stacole Fine Wines & Spirits: Learn from a top mixologist as you experience a hands-on cocktail making workshop. Elevate classic cocktails by adding your own artistic touch and transform the simple cocktail to elegant using craft ingredients.

MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2017
Animation 101
, Todd Bright, Disney Animator: Create your own animated Flip Book while learning the fundamental Principles of Animation with a Disney animator. Watch your drawings come to life.



Feb. 3-6, 2017


FRIDAY, FEB. 3
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.

SATURDAY, FEB. 4
Valentine Card Making, Tona Bell, The Paper Seahorse: Make a beautiful handmade love note for Valentine’s or anytime. You will learn to make your own origami heart card and envelope. Then you will learn how to hand letter the greeting. 

SUNDAY, FEB. 5
Intro to Modern Calligraphy, Singling Lee, CalligraLee: Learn the basics of pointed pen calligraphy and work on a special project. We will cover topics such as mastering faux calligraphy, how to hold your oblique pen, letter formation, common issues you may run into, and which paths you can take with your new skill.

MONDAY, FEB. 6
11:00 a.m. Artfully Blending Tea, Karon Cannon, Tea Craze: Just like an artist creates a painting, you will create your own aromatic tea blend. In this fun and interactive workshop, we’ll discuss what tea is, the basics of blending, then set you free to blend your own tea using herbs and botanicals. When you finish your creation, you will take it home with you.


Feb. 10-13, 2017


FRIDAY, FEB. 10
Handwritten Typography, Simone Miranda, Creative Services Manager, Walt Disney World: Learn how to draw your own hand drawn typography to create personalized gifts and cards.

SATURDAY, FEB. 11
Become an Artisan Spice Blend Mix-Master, Pam Smith, P.S. Flavor: Learn how to blend spices the P.S. Flavor! way. You will be mixing a P.S. Flavor! spice blend to your own tastes and using it to create a vibrant vinaigrette and sensational salad.

SUNDAY, FEB. 12
Olive Oil 101, Marcy Elias, The Olive Pantry: Join us for a demonstration and tasting of recipes using The Olive Pantry's gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Learn how to incorporate Ultra Premium certified extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars to make your own home cooked meals healthy and delicious.

MONDAY, FEB. 13
Jewelry Making: Crystal Light Cuff Bracelet, Lymarie Suarez-Rivera, Arie Jewelry, Artegon Marketplace: Discover the craft of jewelry making and create your own beaded cuff bracelet using wire and crystal beads. Leave the workshop with your unique piece of jewelry and a new talent. 


Feb. 17-20, 2017


FRIDAY, FEB. 17
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.

SATURDAY, FEB. 18
Floral Arranging with a Disney Floral & Gifts Designer: During this session, the Disney Floral Designers will show you how to create a Valentine inspired arrangement. Learn basic floral design principles, tips and techniques so you can recreate the magic at home at any time of the year. 

SUNDAY, FEB. 19
Abstract Painting: A journey in bringing Your Art to Life, Crystal Dombrowsky, Crystal Dombrowksy Art Work: Enjoy a fun creative journey through self-expression to reveal your unique Artistic voice. Bring your abstract art to life as you paint a one of a kind Masterpiece!

MONDAY, FEB. 20
Animation 101, Todd Bright, Disney Animator: Create your own animated Flip Book while learning the fundamental Principles of Animation with a Disney animator. 
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