LIBERAL ARTS

 

Discovering the American Spirit (grades 5-12)
From the Wild West to the Declaration of Independence, students are transported back in time to experience American history through the stories and attractions in Liberty Square and Frontierland.  Students will journey into Liberty Square to get better acquainted with our country's great leaders and understand the impact of their influence. Then explore Frontierland to learn about sharing our cultural values and traditions from one generation to the next. In this 3 hour academic adventure students will also act as American pioneers to study the Gold Rush and the challenges of settling the western frontier.

Introduction to Global Citizenship (grades 4-12)
Discover how technology, communication and commerce have bridged cultural gaps around the world as you navigate the international pavilions of Epcot World Showcase.  Students will explore the cultures of several nations represented within Epcot's World Showcase where students will interact with international ambassadors to gain an understanding of how technology, communication and commerce bridge cultural gaps. In this 3 hour academic adventure students discover that while cultures vary, we all united in a global community.  Students will be introduced to another culture through a meet and greet with a World Showcase Representative.

Techniques of Teamwork through Improvisation (grades 6-12)
Band together as a creative ensemble, practice improvisation and team-building techniques, and use your newfound knowledge to stage your own performance!  In this three hour program at Epcot, students gain insights into how improvisational theories can be applied to real-life situations at home, school or in future careers. Every student plays a role in a mock production and they are taught professional communication techniques that, with practice, help build confidence, unleash creativity and cultivate teamwork.

Animation Academy “The Secrets of Drawing Disney Characters”:  (grades 9-12)
In this learning adventure, participants discover how basic geometric shapes combine to create iconic Disney characters who evoke a myriad of emotions. Guided by a Disney artist, students use artist-quality materials to illustrate their very own Disney character. Along the way, they’ll add some basic techniques and tricks to their repertoire of core art skills—which will help give their future drawings a professional edge!

Cel Animation “Ink & Paint”: (grades 5-12)
Explore some of the history and timeless art of animation and experience hand-painting a celluloid sheet—the technique the Ink & Paint artists used to create classic Disney Films. Students have the opportunity to step back in time and discover some of the historical background of Walt Disney’s animation and the techniques used by the celebrated Ink & Paint artists to create the great Disney animated classics.

Photography: A Visual Adventure: (grades 6-12)
Guided by a professional from the Disney Fine Art Photography team and a Disney Y.E.S. facilitator, participants will discover photographic tools and elements that will enhance their photo storytelling. Discover the art of storytelling through images—and take your art of photography to a new level! 

Story Telling Drawings: A Gesture Drawing Class (grades 9-12)
In this interactive workshop, students will learn gesture drawing and see how it applies to other art forms, most notably, animation. Guided by a Disney artist and with the assistance of a live, costumed model, students get a glimpse of the reality of quick-sketching from life.

Story Telling Drawings: A Gesture Drawing Class (grades 9-12)
In this interactive workshop, students will learn gesture drawing and see how it applies to other art forms, most notably, animation. Guided by a Disney artist and with the assistance of a live, costumed model, students get a glimpse of the reality of quick-sketching from life.
 

 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

 

Creative Thinking the Disney Imagineering Way (grades 9-12)
Become an honorary Disney Imagineer for a day and learn the creative process used by Walt Disney Imagineering to concept and create the magic of our world-famous theme parks and attractions. Students will examine the creative process of the world-renowned Walt Disney Imagineers. This experience is designed to demonstrate the benefits of forming a team with diverse talents to brainstorm and identify innovation solutions. In this 2.5 hour academic adventure students may find a unique perspective and even be inspired by their classmates during immersive group interactions.

Disney Leadership Strategies (grades 9-12)
Investigate proven management strategies employed by The Walt Disney Company, see how leadership spurs innovation, and promote personal and professional success. Students will learn Disney management skills and business strategies for becoming an effective leader. In this 3 hour academic adventure specially designed activities help students explore their entrepreneurial skills, practice communicating with and empowering people and discover how to inspire team excellence.

Managing Your Personal Brand (grades 4-12)
Formulate strategies for personal and professional success, start planning for a promising future, and discover how to navigate unexpected career highs and lows. This 3-hour field study aims to help students become self-aware, self-disciplined and self€┬Émotivated to increase their potential for becoming future leaders. Your group will learn that their choices tell their personal story and that they have the power to control their image. They will come to understand how to project a positive image, build their skill set through the collection of experience and apply them to leading others.