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Animation Academy

Get a hands-on drawing lesson with a Disney artist at the Animation Academy.

Disney California Adventure Park

Hollywood Land

Guests Must Be

Any Height

Age Interest

All Ages

Draw your very own character sketch under the guidance of a talented animator.

Learn the Secrets of Drawing
Fun for all ages and experience levels, this unique hands-on experience teaches you simple tricks and techniques to give your drawing that special Disney flair. Receive step-by-step instruction on how to illustrate your own version of a popular Disney character, and when you’re done, keep your art as a souvenir!

No Reservations—or Talent—Required
Classes occur every 30 minutes. To participate, simply show up at the Disney Animation Building where you can join in the fun once space is available.

The Disney Animation Building
While you’re here, pencil in some other experiences that showcase Disney movie magic.

  • See still images and video clips illustrating the creative process—from pencil to pixel—at the Animation Courtyard gallery in the main lobby.
  • Visit the Sorcerer’s Workshop to create your own simple animation in the Magic Mirror Realm and uncover your “inner Disney self” in The Beast’s Library!

Step up to the “hydrophone” for a live chat with Crush, the totally tubular turtle from Finding Nemo—and meet his new pals from Finding Dory at Turtle Talk with Crush.