The Festival of the Arts Workshop and Seminar Schedule Is Here

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The Festival of the Arts Workshop and Seminar Schedule Is Here

If you’re thinking about heading to Walt Disney World in early 2018 then we’ve got some fun weekend reading for those looking to do something a bit off-the-beaten-path at Disney’s amazing Epcot theme park.  Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts will kick off on January 12th and run through February 19th and celebrates the visual, performing and culinary arts.

This week the festival unveiled their exciting workshop and seminar schedule and we here at Chip and Co. are absolutely blown away by the amazing and eclectic variety of fun activities on offer.  Here’s a rundown of the optional activities that will be available to book for the 2018’s festival.

The Festival of the Arts Workshop and Seminar Schedule Is Here

Friday, January 12, 2018:

Sculpting a Mixed Media Action Figure
Belinda Glennon, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Create and take home your own animated, poseable action figure from mixed media

Trailblazing Ladies of Disney Animation
Mindy Johnson, Author of Ink & Paint – The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Discover some of the notable animating women behind Walt Disney’s early animated classics

Artful Uses for Your Park Map
Jovon Harkless, Local Artist
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Learn how to transform your park maps into a variety of beautiful art pieces

 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Floral Arranging
Disney Floral & Gifts
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Learn basic floral design principles and create your own petite Mickey Mouse-inspired arrangement

The Art of Wood Carving
Andrew Mutiso, African Heritage, Inc.
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Learn about the art and history of carving wood sculptures

The Power of Storytelling
Noah Elias, President and CEO, Great Flood Publishing Inc.
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Discover what makes a great story—and learn how you can use your own story to impact the world around you

Sunday, January 14, 2018
Pencils, Paint & Pixels – How Women Transformed Walt Disney’s Animation
Mindy Johnson, Author of Ink & Paint – The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Join Mindy as she raises the celluloid curtain on the remarkable untold ‘her-story’ of women in Disney animation and beyond!

From Animated Films to Theme Parks
Lon Smart, Creative Concept Artist, Disney Entertainment
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Take a look at how a creative concept artist translates the fantasy world of film into an immersive theme park reality

Principles of Background Art and Matte Painting in Animated Films
William Silvers, Former Walt Disney Feature Animation Studios Senior Background Artist
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Learn how background art has transitioned from 2D to 3D film and explore the differences between traditional and digital painting

The Festival of the Arts Workshop and Seminar Schedule Is Here

Monday, January 15, 2018

Animation 101
Todd Bright, Bright Animation, Former Disney Animator
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Learn the fundamental principles of animation and create your own animated flip book

What Does It Take to Get the Right Shot?
Simone Amaduzzi, Simone Amaduzzi Photography
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Find out what it takes to get the right shot from an international photographer

Making the New Look Old
Joe Bopp, Just-in Wood Signs, Oviedo, FL
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Discover the secrets of aging and transforming basic woods into other materials and learn DIY techniques for your home projects

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Cartoon Portraits
Jesus Minguez, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Draw your own cartoon characters and caricatures with guiding insights from this workshop

Food as Art
Pana Thitaram, Walt Disney Imagineering
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Discover how food and the senses are used to enhance park attractions and environments

The Art of Happiness
Will Gay, Design Director, Walt Disney World Resort
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Listen as Disney creative, Will Gay, talks about being an in-house Designer for Disney, and how following his dreams from an early age ultimately led him to happiness

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Handcrafted Calligraphy
Bonnie DiCocco & Donna Price, Driftwood Market, College Park, FL
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Learn how to letter like the pros and create a hand-crafted calligraphy alphabet for use in future projects

Magic in the Milk: A Look Into the World of Latte Art
Abby Lancaster, Barista, Axum Coffee, Winter Garden, FL
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Find out what lies behind the magic of the milk in a live latte art demonstration

Ancient Process of Casting Bronze
David Cumbie, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Learn about the bronze casting process throughout history

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Mini Masterpieces
David Matteson, Associate Curator of Education & Outreach, and Jane Ferry, Curator of Education, Orlando Museum of Art
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Create your own landscape, portrait or abstract work on canvas inspired by the Orlando Museum of Art’s State of Excellence

Photography 101: Take Better Photos with Your Cell Phone
Tom Smutny, Disney Photo Imaging
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Learn how to maximize the capabilities of your phone’s camera in order to take the best possible photos

Creating a Stained Glass Hanging
Everett Whittaker, Artisans on fifth, Mt. Dora, FL
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Discover the process of designing and constructing a stained glass hanging

Friday, January 19, 2018

Premium Workshop: Painting with a Disney Artist
Odyssey Events Pavilion
Workshop begins at 8:00 AM
$259 per person plus tax
Paint your own canvas under the guidance of a talented Disney artist

Once Upon a Doll
Linda Rick, Precious Moments Doll Maker
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Build your own fairytale-inspired doll and learn the process behind the creation of Precious Moments dolls

Presenting an Art Exhibition in One of the Top 10 Museums in the World
Josh Garrick, Artist and Creator of “Seeking the Ancient Kallos”
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Hear about the amazing series of events along a journey of destiny for a farm boy from Amish country who created a history-making exhibit

Hip Hop: The Evolution of Flow
Charles Griffin, Founder of the Central Florida Composers Forum
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Take a deep dive into hip hop’s nearly 50-year marriage between poetry and rhythm

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Once Upon a Doll
Linda Rick, Precious Moments Doll Maker
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Build your own fairytale-inspired doll and learn the process behind the creation of Precious Moments dolls

The Art of Disney Topiary
Debbie Mola, Disney’s Horticulture Team
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Learn how one-of-a-kind Walt Disney World topiaries are made and discover tips for creating your own horticulture sculptures at home

From Concept to Creation
John Coulter, WonderGround Gallery Artist
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Listen as John discusses how his background in theatrical costuming and design has influenced his whimsical painting style and unique attention to detail

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Printmaking from a Clay Base
Sheryl Odza, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Take home a ready-to-frame print by painting and layering colored slips, stencils and chalks on a flat clay plate

Home Brewing
Mike Wallace, Ten10 Brewing
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Learn the art and craft of home brewing

Making Every Moment Precious
Linda Rick, Precious Moments Doll Maker
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Learn the history and magic behind the making of the Precious Moments Disney Collection

The Festival of the Arts Workshop and Seminar Schedule Is Here

Monday, January 22, 2018

Abstract Painting: A Journey in Bringing Your Art to Life
Crystal Dombrosky, Crystal Dombrosky Art Work
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Bring your abstract art to life as you paint a one-of-a-kind masterpiece

Store Design: Where Furniture, Interior and Themed Design Meet
Becky Browne Allen, Store Designer & Ashley Provenzano, Retail Development Manager, Walt Disney World Resort
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Learn how Walt Disney World Resort store designers incorporate the science of store planning with the art of retail design to produce world-class experiences

Photography 101: Shooting Spectacular Fireworks
Jeff Nickel, Disney Photo Imaging
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Discover tips and tricks to photographing the sparkles and splendor of fireworks

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Floral Arranging
Disney Floral & Gifts
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Learn basic floral design principles and create your own petite Epcot’s The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion-inspired arrangement

State of Excellence
David Matteson, Orlando Museum of Art
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Discover the breadth and brilliance of private art collections in the state of Florida

Creating Bead Woven Jewelry
Joyce Eaton-Brady, Artisans on fifth, Mt. Dora, FL
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Learn to use the peyote stitch to create earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Gesture Drawing Class
Todd Bright, Bright Animation, Former Disney Animator
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Learn the art of quick sketching and how a single drawing can tell a story

From Animated Films to Theme Parks
Lon Smart, Creative Concept Artist, Disney Entertainment
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Take a look at how a creative concept artist translates the fantasy world of film into an immersive theme park reality

The Story of the Storytellers
Peter Schreyer, CEO and Executive Director, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Learn about the teen documentary photography program that showcases the lives of student participants

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Still Life Watercolor Sketching
Will Gay, Design Director, Walt Disney World Resort
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Learn a Disney artist’s techniques and walk away with your own watercolor sketch

What Does It Take to Get the Right Shot?
Simone Amaduzzi, Simone Amaduzzi Photography
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Find out what it takes to get the right shot from an international photographer

It’s All in the Details: The Art of the Prop and Its Role in the Story
Kristen Craig, Set Decorator, Walt Disney World Resort
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Discover the art of props and the role they play in bringing the stories and attractions to life at Disney Parks and Resorts

Friday, January 26, 2018

Premium Workshop: Painting with a Disney Artist
Odyssey Events Pavilion
Workshop begins at 8:00 AM
$259 per person plus tax
Paint your own canvas under the guidance of a talented Disney artist

“Magical” Mixed Media Art
Rachelle Eason, BoiLeD BooKs
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Create a mixed media piece using BoiLeD BooK paper, paint and a mat for display

Behind the Lines of Viz Art Ink
Gregg “Viz” Visintainer, Owner of Viz Art Ink and WonderGround Artist
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Find out how one man’s passion for doodling led to a career in the arts

Sketchbook Savvy
Thomas Thorspecken, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Experience traditional and digital sketchbooks used by professional artists

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Doodling with Viz
Gregg “Viz” Visintainer, Owner of Viz Art Ink and WonderGround Artist
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Learn, watch and draw your own doodle with hidden pictures and words to create a Viz Art Ink masterpiece

Food Styling 101
Katie Farmand, Edible Orlando, Good Catch
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Understand the basics of what goes into making food photo- and video-ready

Black Ash Basketry
Marcia Morse Mullins, BorderWeave and Art Crawl, Inc.
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Learn about the processes used to turn an ash tree into weaving materials—and watch a live demonstration of a master basketmaker at work

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Ink & Paint Animation
Lynn Rippberger, Disney Animation Ink and Paint Artist
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Learn about the history of 2D Cel Animation and paint your very own Ink & Paint Cel

Photography 101: Lighting and Perspective
Tom Smutny, Disney Photo Imaging
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Glean insights into different types of lighting, the use of perspective and other techniques to apply to your photography

Violin: What It Is and How It Works
Daniel Muni, Muni Strings, Winter Park, FL
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Learn about the process of making violins and the physics of acoustical amplification that give the violin its unique sound

The Festival of the Arts Workshop and Seminar Schedule Is Here

Monday, January 29, 2018

P.S. Flavor! – Artisanal Spice Artistry
Pam Smith and Nicole Ramsland, P.S. Flavor!– Artisanal Spice Blends
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Blend your own spices with a “sand art twist” and learn the creative process of bringing a beautiful artisanal spice blend to life

Painting Shanghai Disneyland
George Scribner, Animation Director, Scribnerart, Inc.
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Hear about the challenges and rewards of this 3-year painting project

It’s All in the Details: The Art of the Prop and Its Role in the Story
Kristen Craig, Set Decorator, Walt Disney World Resort
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Discover the art of props and the role they play in bringing the stories to life at Epcot

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Watercolor Love
Rachelle Eason, BoiLeDBooKs
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Paint your own work of art by blending watercolors, then polish it off with a mat for display

Watermelon Carving
Stephanie Barlow, National Watermelon Promotion Board
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Watch as a watermelon is artfully carved and take away some tips and tricks that you can use at your next party

Photography 101: A Look at Landscapes
Jeff Nickel, Disney Photo Imaging
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Enjoy tips on how to maximize your photography of the beautiful scenes that surround us

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Floral Arranging
Disney Floral & Gifts
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Learn basic floral design principles and create your own petite arrangement in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Epcot

What Does It Take to Get the Right Shot?
Simone Amaduzzi, Simone Amaduzzi Photography
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Find out what it takes to get the right shot from an international photographer

Acrylic in Action!
Donne Bitner, Crealdé Artist, Crealdé School of Art
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Learn all about painting with acrylics

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Whimsical Tea Pots of Clay
Doug Bringle, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Surprise yourself as you mold a small teapot from air-dry clay

A History of American Mavericks – Composers Outside the Box
Charles Griffin, Founder of the Central Florida Composers Forum
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Study up on American music history and its strain of independent thinkers

One Little Spark… Finding the Figment Inside of You
Jason “Tiki” Tackett, Disney’s Virtual Magic Kingdom, Disney Parks Blog
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Join Disney Artist Jason “Tiki” Tackett on a magical journey to find the creative spark which lives inside every one of us

Friday, February 2, 2018

Premium Workshop: Painting with a Disney Artist
Odyssey Events Pavilion
Workshop begins at 8:00 AM
$259 per person plus tax
Paint your own canvas under the guidance of a talented Disney artist

From Script to Screen – Developing Stories at Disney Animation Studios
Paul Briggs, Head of Story for Frozen and Big Hero 6, Voice Actor, Director
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Discover how Disney Animation Studios brings a story to life from script to the big screen—plus, get a special look at Briggs’ new children’s book Catch My Breath

The Art of Face Painting
Enjoy Your Face, Inc.
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Watch how quickly trained artists can transform a face with hand-painting techniques

The Music of John Williams
Charles Griffin, Founder of the Central Florida Composers Forum
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Take a look at John Williams’s unique genius and understand where his art fits into the fascinating history of music for film

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Burlap Wreath Making
Bonnie DiCocco and Donna Price, Driftwood Market, College Park, FL
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Make your very own wreath using burlap and ribbons

The Art of Disney Animation Story
Paul Briggs, Head of Story for Frozen and Big Hero 6, Voice Actor, Director
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Learn about classic story art and methods the artists use to create the amazing films of Disney Animation

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Organic Mosaics
Brittany Smith, Show Finisher, Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Create your own colorful mosaic using a variety of dried foods

Watercolor Travel Sketching, Urban Sketching, and Painting En Plein Air
Kim Minichiello, Former Walt Disney Imagineer and Founding Member of the Orlando Chapter of the Global Urban Sketchers Group
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Learn how to use watercolor sketching to record memories and discover the materials needed to chronicle the world around you

The Festival of the Arts Workshop and Seminar Schedule Is Here

Monday, February 5, 2018

The World of Paper Crafting
Simone Miranda, Creative Services Manager, Walt Disney World Resort
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Create your own paper blossom and learn the art of quilling

Pancake Art
Hank Gustafon, Co-Owner and Manager, Dancakes
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Watch as Hank incorporates artistry and color to transform pancakes into artistic masterpieces

Photography 101: Ready, Set, Action!
Jeff Nickel, Disney Photo Imaging
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Get tips on how to best capture subjects in motion

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Animation 101
Todd Bright, Bright Animation, Former Disney Animator
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Make your own animated flip book and learn the fundamental principles of animation

Pancake Art
Hank Gustafon, Co-Owner and Manager, Dancakes
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Watch as Hank incorporates artistry and color to transform pancakes into artistic masterpieces

Creating a Magical Fairy House
Vikki Yarborough and Ronda Maseman, Fairy House Ladies
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Meet the Fairy House Ladies and discover how they’ve been creating fairy houses of all sizes since 2006

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Paper Quilling
Lois Bandt-Weber, Artisans on fifth, Mt. Dora, FL
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Learn the art of rolling, coiling and shaping small strips of paper to create your own ready-to-display piece of art

Photography 101: Photo Editing
Tom Smutny, Disney Photo Imaging
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 11:00 AM
Look at a variety of photo editing programs, explore editing tools and learn how to produce the best possible photos from the images you have already taken.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Mini Masterpieces
David Matteson, Associate Curator of Education & Outreach, and Jane Ferry, Curator of Education, Orlando Museum of Art
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Create your own landscape, portrait or abstract work on canvas inspired by the Orlando Museum of Art’s State of Excellence

A Brief History of Jazz
Charles Griffin, Founder of the Central Florida Composers Forum
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Explore the perfect storm of cultural and musical influences that gave rise to the birth of jazz in New Orleans, and take a quick tour of the trail blazed by the giants of this uniquely American genre

Upcycling for the Theatre: Faux Art Techniques
Jovon Harkless, Local Artist
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Discover how prop masters and set artists apply techniques to make the old look new, the new look old—and everything in between

Friday, February 9, 2018

Premium Workshop: Painting with a Disney Artist
Odyssey Events Pavilion
Workshop begins at 8:00 AM
$259 per person plus tax
Paint your own canvas under the guidance of a talented Disney artist

Sculpting a Mixed Media Action Figure
Belinda Glennon, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Create and take home your own animated and poseable action figure using a variety of media

Presenting an Art Exhibition in One of the Top Ten Museums in the World
Josh Garrick, Artist and Creator of “Seeking the Ancient Kallos”
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Hear about the amazing series of events along a journey of destiny for a farm boy from Amish country who created a history-making exhibit

Brainstorming, Ideation and Doodling Your Way to Great Ideas
Jason Grandt, Creative Director, Art Direction, Walt Disney World Resort
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Learn how Walt Disney Imagineers use blue-sky thinking—and discover how you can use this practice in your everyday life

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons
David A. Bossert, Author and Disney Historian
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Learn about the origins and history of Walt Disney’s first major animation success in this immersive lecture that includes the screening of rare Oswald cartoons

Stories from a National Parks Painter
Patricia Cummins, 12 Time National Park Artist-in-Residence
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Observe as Patricia presents her artwork and shares stories about her experience as a painter

Watermelon Carving
Stephanie Barlow, National Watermelon Promotion Board
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Watch as a watermelon is artfully carved and take away some tips and tricks that you can use at your next party

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Ink & Paint Animation
Lynn Rippberger, Disney Animation Ink and Paint Artist
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Learn about the history of 2D Cel Animation and paint your very own Ink & Paint Cel

An Afternoon With a Disney Historian
David A. Bossert, Author and Disney Historian
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Join David as he discusses his latest books, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Disney CartoonsThe Art of Tennessee Loveless: The Mickey Mouse TEN x TEN x TEN Contemporary Pop Art Series; and Dali and Disney: Destino Limited Edition

Ceramics and Civilization
Doug Bringle, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Discover the importance of ceramics in the rise of civilization

The Festival of the Arts Workshop and Seminar Schedule Is Here

Monday, February 12, 2018

Gesture Drawing Class
Todd Bright, Bright Animation, Former Disney Animator
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Come learn the art of quick sketching and how a single drawing can tell a story

Art in the Community
Joshua Vickery, Central Florida Community Arts
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Discover how the arts are a powerful outlet to express, build community and give back in a great way

Violin: What It Is and How It Works
Daniel Muni, Muni Strings, Winter Park, FL
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Learn about the process of making violins and the physics of acoustical amplification that give the violin its unique sound

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A Morning With a Disney Legend
Paige O’Hara, Disney Legend, Disney Fine Artist and Voice of Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
During this fun creative session, Paige will share her love of the arts—and maybe a few creative surprises

Photography 101: Magic with Water
Tom Smutny, Disney Photo Imaging
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Learn about using camera settings, lenses and locations to get the best results with photographs involving water

Seeing Sound and Painting Music
Christina Eve, Studio of Christina Eve, Art Crawl, Inc.
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Discover how synesthesia—a neurological condition that merges audio and visual senses—allows Christina Eve to manipulate acrylic and alcohol inks with blown air, palette knives and sponges to visually depict music and sound

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

String Art
Bonnie DiCocco & Donna Price, Driftwood Market, College Park, FL
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Create your own gorgeous string art just in time for Valentine’s Day

Upcycling for Floral Arrangements
Jovon Harkless, Local Artist
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Learn about upcycling techniques and alternate materials to create unique, personalized floral arrangements

Thursday, February 15, 2018

3D Paper Crafting
Dave Avanzino, Artist, Dave Avanzino Designs, Inc.
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Learn techniques to cut, fold and add spacers to your own 3D shadowbox artwork

Impressionism With An Edge
Noreen Coup, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Find out how to paint contemporary floral oil paintings with a palette knife to create bright, bold, textured works of art

Friday, February 16, 2018

Premium Workshop: Painting with a Disney Artist
Odyssey Events Pavilion
Workshop begins at 8:00 AM
$259 per person plus tax
Paint your own canvas under the guidance of a talented Disney artist

A Morning With a Disney Legend
Paige O’Hara, Disney Legend, Disney Fine Artist and Voice of Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
During this fun creative session, Paige will share her love of the arts—and maybe a few creative surprises

What Does It Take to Get the Right Shot?
Simone Amaduzzi, Simone Amaduzzi Photography
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Find out what it takes to get the right shot from an international photographer

One Little Spark… Finding the Figment Inside of You
Jason “Tiki” Tackett, Disney’s Virtual Magic Kingdom, Disney Parks Blog
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Join Disney Artist Jason “Tiki” Tackett on a magical journey to find the creative spark which lives inside every one of us

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Disney’s Magical Mid-Century
Don Hahn, Film Producer of Beauty and the BeastThe Lion King and Maleficent; Author of Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Disney’s Magical Mid Century
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Join us for this unforgettable and nostalgic look at the art and innovation of magical mid-century Disney works

Magic in the Milk: A Look Into the World of Latte Art
Abby Lancaster, Barista, Axum Coffee, Winter Garden, FL
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Find out what lies behind the magic of the milk in a live latte art demonstration

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Our World in Abstract
Patricia Byron, Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Create a soft, intimate glimpse of your world with oil pastels and learn to see the landscape without quite so much definition

A Nostalgic Trip to the Mid-Century
Don Hahn, Film Producer of Beauty and the BeastThe Lion King and Maleficent; Author of Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Disney’s Magical Mid Century
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Don will share rare artwork and film clips from this dynamic period when Walt Disney turned his attentions to theme park design, television, music, movies and more

Monday, February 19, 2018

Mini Masterpieces
David Matteson, Associate Curator of Education & Outreach, and Jane Ferry, Curator of Education, Orlando Museum of Art
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
$39 per person plus tax
Create your own landscape, portrait or abstract work on canvas inspired by the Orlando Museum of Art’s State of Excellence

Photography 101: Closer, Sweeter, Better
Tom Smutny, Disney Photo Imaging
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
Discover how to deliver emotion in your photography and the importance of close-ups, composition and depth of field

Living Women Composers
Charles Griffin, Founder of the Central Florida Composers Forum
Odyssey Festival Showplace
Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
Survey the history of women composers with special emphasis on the amazing and varied voices that these artists represent today

Additional workshop and seminar activities are still to be added. Readers are encouraged to keep following along with Chip and Co. for the latest Festival of the Arts news and updates as well as how you can book in these fantastic Early 2018 offerings.

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