Schedule of Weekend Events Offered at the 2017 Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Epcot International Festival of the Arts

The first annual Epcot International Festival of Arts begins this weekend at Walt Disney World Resort. The event will be held Fridays through Mondays from January 13 to February 20, 2017.

Each weekend offers Festival Guests a unique opportunity to walk away with an enhanced skill set or a new understanding of various artistic and culinary techniques. Below is the full schedule of events taking place during week 1 of the Festival of the Arts at Epcot:

Friday, January 13, 2017

  • “Magical” Mixed Media Art
    Rachelle Eason, BoiLedBooks
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Craft a mixed media masterpiece with paper and paint—then we’ll mat it and add some sparkle so it’s ready to display!
  • Ink & Paint
    Lynn Rippberger, Disney Animation Ink and Paint Artist
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Learn the history of 2-D cel animation and how cels are meticulously created.
  • From Animated Films to Theme Parks
    Lon Smart, Creative Concept Artist, Disney Entertainment
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Discover how creative concepts translate from film to theme park magic!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

  • Gesture Drawing Class
    Todd Bright, Former Disney Animator
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Tell stories via the art of quick sketching from life!
  • Artisan Spice Blends Seminar & TastingPam Smith & Nicole Ramsland, P.S. Flavor
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Taste your way through vibrant flavors while learning how artisan spices are created, promote health and enhance flavor.
  • Watermelon CarvingGina Carrilho, Chef Assistant, Disney’s Boardwalk Resort Catering
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Take away carving tips and tricks for your next party!
  • Origami ClassGarden Deck at the Japan Pavilion, World Showcase
    Outdoor session starts at 1:30 PM
    Disney Cast Members teach origami and explain Japan’s cultural arts.
  • Anime Drawing ClassGarden Deck at the Japan Pavilion, World Showcase
    Outdoor session starts at 2:30 PM
    Disney Cast Members teach anime-style drawing and explain Japan’s cultural arts.
  • Kagami BirakiCourtyard at the Japan Pavilion, World Showcase
    Outdoor sessions start at 4:30 PM and 4:45 PM
    Enjoy Iwaizake (celebratory sake) and learn about “breaking the barrel.”
  • CalligraphyCourtyard at the Japan Pavilion, World Showcase
    Outdoor sessions start at 4:45 PM and 5:00 PM
    Disney Cast Members teach Japanese calligraphy.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

  • Floral Arranging
    Disney Floral & Gifts Designer
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Design a Tinker Bell-inspired arrangement with a little faith, trust and pixie dust!
  • Photography 101: Magic with Water
    Tom Smutny, Disney Photo Imaging
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Learn about camera settings, lenses and location scouting for the best results when photographing water.
  • Tea Discovery
    Karon Cannon, Tea Craze
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Taste 3 types of tea while learning about its history, health benefits and more!
  • Origami Class
    Garden Deck at the Japan Pavilion, World Showcase
    Outdoor session starts at 1:30 PM
    Disney Cast Members teach origami and explain Japan’s cultural arts.
  • Anime Drawing Class
    Garden Deck at the Japan Pavilion, World Showcase
    Outdoor session starts at 2:30 PM
    Disney Cast Members teach anime-style drawing and explain Japan’s cultural arts.
  • Kagami Biraki
    Courtyard at the Japan Pavilion, World Showcase
    Outdoor sessions start at 4:30 PM and 4:45 PM
    Enjoy Iwaizake (celebratory sake) and learn about “breaking the barrel.”
  • Calligraphy
    Courtyard at the Japan Pavilion, World Showcase
    Outdoor sessions start at 4:45 PM and 5:00 PM
    Disney Cast Members teach Japanese calligraphy.

Monday, January 16, 2017

  • Modern Macramé
    Sara Stoff, Fiber
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Workshop begins at 11:00 AM
    $39 per person plus tax
    Make a modern wall hanging using basic macramé knots.
  • Napkin Folding
    Nicole Sowers, Catering Manager, Disney Event Operations
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 1:30 PM
    Enhance your tablescapes with creative napkin folding!
  • Photography 101: Lighting and Perspective
    Tom Smutny, Disney Photo Imaging
    Odyssey Festival Showplace
    Seminar starts at 4:30 PM
    Explore photographic lighting, perspective. previsualization and plussing.

January 13-16 and 20-23

  • Disney on Broadway Concert Series  – Ashley Brown & Josh Strickland perform songs from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Mary Poppins, Tarzan and The Little Mermaid.

Below is a breakdown of what to expect week by week during the festival. All events are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Click here for a full schedule of each weekend.

Complimentary Seminar Details

  • Odyssey Festival Showplace
  • Fridays through Mondays
  • 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM and 4:30 TO 5:00 PM
  • Limited availability
  • Advance reservations are recommended as this event fills up quickly
  • Epcot admission required, but not included in cost of workshop

Interactive Workshop Details

  • Odyssey Festival Showplace
  • Fridays through Mondays
  • 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
  • $39 per person plus tax
  • 15% discount per Annual Passholder or Disney Vacation Club Member
  • Limited availability
  • Advance reservations are recommended as this event fills up quickly
  • Epcot admission required, but not included in cost of workshop

Premium Workshop Details: Painting with a Disney Artist

  • Odyssey Events Pavilion
  • Friday, January 27 and Friday, February 17
  • 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Check-in 15 minutes prior to event
  • $259 per person plus tax
  • 15% discount per Annual Passholder or Disney Vacation Club Member
  • Limited availability
  • Age 12 and up
  • Advance reservations are recommended as this event fills up quickly
  • Epcot admission required, but not included in cost of workshop

Quick Study Session Details

  • Japan Pavilion, World Showcase
  • Saturdays and Sundays
  • 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM, 4:45 PM and 5:00 PM
  • Epcot admission required

Disney on Broadway Concert Series 

  • America Gardens Theatre, Epcot
  • Fridays through Mondays, January 13 to February 20
  • Showtimes are 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM
  • Epcot admission required
  • Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older
  • Events are subject to change or cancellation without notice

Call (407) WDW-TOUR to reserve your spot or visit the Odyssey Festival Showplace. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

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