Animation with the Walt Disney Family Museum

Bring Your Creations to the Screen

In 2016, New Hampton School implemented a pilot course with the Walt Disney Family Museum (WDFM) in San Francisco, California to offer the class Animation with the Walt Disney Family Museum to our students. The museum provides educational experiences that honor Walt Disney's legacy and spark creativity in students. This partnership, the first of its kind at New Hampton, combines virtual and on-campus instruction.

Explore Animation Principles

Offered through the art department and taught by both on-site New Hampton faculty and virtual instruction from Walt Disney Family Museum educators, the course challenges students in visual principles, action analysis, physics, cinematography, acting and storytelling. New Hampton students are joined weekly by two educators from the museum in San Francisco who teach the animation class through Skype. A multi-camera set-up allows teachers and students to alternate between face to face interaction and visual demonstrations of drawing and technical skill development.

The study of screen arts applies to film, television, and games and includes disciplines such as animation, character design, storyboarding and visual development. The Walt Disney Family Museum aims to educate others about animation, innovation and inspiration through sharing the life story of Walt Disney.

Meet the Instructors

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    Amy Wilson 

    Director of Visual and Performing Arts, Visual Arts Faculty

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    Charlie Smith 

    Visual Arts Faculty

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    Travis Lacina 

    Instructor, WDFM Education Studio Manager
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