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Epcot International Festival of the Arts Complete Guide

Epcot International Festival of the Arts Guide

Epcot International Festival of the Arts Complete Guide

What is the Epcot International Festival of the Arts?

The Epcot International Festival of the Arts is Disney’s way of combining the creativity of arts and food in only a way Disney can do! This festival is in its second year and lasts for over a month.

According to Disney, accomplished professionals will teach guests creative techniques and tricks of the trade at hands-on workshops as well as complimentary seminars. Some of the activities include animation drawing, cake decorating, and calligraphy. The goal of this festival is to help guests walk away with a brand-new set of skills or  who are at least stimulated to learn a new hobby!

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 the ultimate epcot festival of the arts guide

Featured Events at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts

  • Artful photo ops
  • Artist appearances
  • Commemorative merchandise
  • Community arts musical showcase
  • Culinary masterpieces
  • Destinations Discovered Tour
  • Disney on Broadway Concert Series
  • Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt
  • Gallery exhibits
  • IllumiNations
  • Interactive mural
  • Living statues
  • Workshops and seminars
  • Walking chalk gallery

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Let’s break down Epcot International Festival of the Arts

What are the dates for Epcot International Festival of the Arts?

The 2018 dates are January 12th through February 19th.

How does the Epcot International Festival of the Arts differ from the other park festivals?
  • Although there are paid workshops, most of the offerings for Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts are included with theme park admission to Epcot.
  • Instead of Flower Power & Eat to the Beat concerts, there’s Disney on Broadway.
  • Prices are slightly higher for Festival of the Arts food.
  • The temperatures are wonderful in Florida during this festival.
  • This festival focuses more on the arts (painting, drawing, music, sculpting, and more).
  • Festival of the Arts fairly new compared to the other two that have been going on for over a decade plus.

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Epcot International Festival of the Arts Food and Beverage Offerings

Cuisine Classique
  • Red Wine Braised Short Rib with Parsnip Purée, Broccolini, Baby Tomatoes and Aged Balsamic
  • Seared Corvina with braised Ratatouille and Lemon-Thyme Beurre Blanc (GF)
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Saint-Honore Tart: Caramel Cream Tart with Caramel Glaze topped with Cream Puffs
  • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Chico, CA
  • Bell’s Two Hearted American-style India Pale Ale Kalamazoo, MI
  • Duck Rabbit Milk Stout Farmville, NC
  • Beer Braising Flight
  • Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva Art Series Logrono, Spain
  • Domaine Savary Chablis, Burgundy
The Artist’s Table
  • Roasted Pork Roulade with Butternut Squash Purée, Marble Potatoes and Baby Carrots with a Red Wine Sauce featuring Melissa’s Produce
  • Pan-Seared Scallop with Chorizo, Roasted Red Pepper Coulis and a Parmesan Crisp (GF)
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Callebaut Belgian Sipping Chocolate Flight: White, Milk, Dark (non-alcoholic)
  • Callebaut Belgian Sipping Chocolate: Dark Chocolate with Chambord
  • Perla Santa Coffee-flavored Wine
  • Barrymore Rosé, Monterey County, CA
  • Carmel Road Drew’s Blend Pinot Noir, Monterey County, CA
The Deconstructed Dish
  • Atypical BLT with Crispy Pork Belly, Tomato Jam and Soft Poached Egg
  • Irregular Reuben with Shredded Corned Beef, Thousand Island Dressing, Pickled Red Cabbage and a Rye Curl
  • Deconstructed Strawberry Cheesecake: Whipped, New York Style Cheesecake with Fresh Florida Strawberries and Sugar Cookies with Micro-basil
  • Intrinsic Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington
  • Deconstructed Breakfast: Twinings® Spiced Apple Chai Tea Shake with Maple Bourbon Cream, a Waffle Crisp and Candied Bacon
  • Pop-Artsicle: Red, White and Blue Frozen Slushy (non-alcoholic)
  • Deconstructed Breakfast: Twinings® Spiced Apple Chai Tea Shake with Maple Syrup, a Waffle Crisp and Candied Bacon (non-alcoholic)
The Painter’s Palate
  • Trio of Savory Croissant Doughnuts:
    • Whipped Boursin Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese with Fresh Herbs (V)
    • Chicken Salad with Shaved Fennel and Fresh Herbs
    • Spicy Tuna with Wasabi and Seaweed Salad
  • Gallery Bites: A Trio of Hors d’Oeuvres
    • Chilled Shrimp with Cucumber Cream Cheese on a Crostini
    • Traditional Deviled Egg with Candied Bacon
    • Crispy Truffled Risotto Ball with Stone-ground Mustard
  • Pop’t Art: Abstract Designed Sugar Cookie with Strawberry Filling (V)
  • White Chocolate Figment Puzzle on an Artist Palette
  • White Chocolate Painting with Chocolate Easel
  • Pomegranate Mule featuring the Ginger People Ginger Beer and Van Gogh Vodka
  • North Coast Brewing Co. Scrimshaw Pilsner Style Beer, Fort Bragg, CA
  • M.I.A. Brewing Company Jazz IPA, Doral, FL
  • Central 28 Beer Company Miss Mary Brown Oatmeal Brown Ale, DeBary, FL
  • Popcorn Pairing Flight
Pop Eats
  • Sous Vide Poulet Rouge Chicken Roulade with Apples and Sage served with Warm Brie Fondue, Blueberry and Beet Gel and garnished with Apple and Beet Chips
  • Shrimp Ceviche with Lime Mint Foam
  • Almond Frangipane Cake layered with Raspberry Jam and Chocolate (V)
  • Pop’t Art: Modern-design Sugar Cookie with Strawberry Filling (V)
  • Cloudem Sparkling Wine
  • Cloudem Sparkling Wine in a Souvenir Glass
  • Popping Bubbles Cocktail
The Masterpiece Kitchen
  • Charcuterie Palette with Artisan Cured Meats, Nueske’s Smoked Beef and Cheese
  • Smoked Salmon Tartare, Caviar, Crisp Lavash and Traditional Accompaniments
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto, Aged Parmesan, Truffle Shavings and Zinfandel Reduction (V)
  • Triple Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Crunch, Dark Chocolate Sauce and Gold Leaf from our Master Pastry Chef
  • Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque Brut Champagne
  • Classic Sidecar with a Chocolate Twist
  • The Meeker Vineyard Winemakers’ Handprint Merlot, Sonoma County, CA
  • Pinord La Dama Reserva Familiar Brut
  • Pinord La Dama Reserva Familiar Brut Rosé
  • Silverado Vineyards Chardonnay
El Arista Hambriento (The Hungry Artist)
  • Mixiote de Cordero: Wrapped Slow Braised Lamb marinated in Tres Chiles Paste and Spices
  • Tacos de Puerco: Two Corn Tortillas with Slow-roasted Pork Shoulder marinated in Ancho Paste, served with Sweet Plantain Purée and garnished with Pea Tendrils
  • Atole de Fresa and Mexican Concha Bread: Warm Strawberry Drink served with Mexican Concha Bread
  • Frida Guava Margarita
  • Diego Passion Margarita on the rocks
  • Allende Craft Mexican Golden Ale
The Painted Panda – China
  • Coconut Panda Rice Cake
  • Crispy Fried Shrimp in a Wonton Chip Lotus Flower
  • Crystal Mooncake with Fruit Filling, garnished with Toasted Coconut
  • M.S.G.: A cooler of Mango Wine, Strawberry Syrup and Ginger Ale
  • Fortune Cookie: ByeJoe Red, Amaretto, Coconut and Pineapple
  • Strawberry Bubble Tea (non-alcoholic)
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Epcot Festival of the Arts Food Options

Refreshment Outpost
Food:
  • Chilled Shrimp, Quinoa, Layered Vegetables, Spiced Yogurt and Red Pepper Coulis
Le Arte di Mangiare — Italy
  • Involtini di Salmone al Basilico, Piso Venere, Salsa Romesco: Basil-scented Salmon Roulade, Purple Rice and Romesco Sauce
  • Sformato di Melanzane e Pomodori, Mozzarella Fior di Latte: Tomato and Eggplant Terrine, Fior di Latte Mozzarella
  • Crema Fitta, Pesche e Rucola Pesto, Ciliege di Amarasca: Cream Fritters, Peach and Arugula Pesto and Amarena Cherries
  • Amaretto Bellini: Amaretto, White Peach Purée and Prosecco
  • Vodka Rossini: Vodka, Strawberry Purée and Prosecco
  • Prosecco, Villa Sandi
  • Moscato Fior d’Arancio, Montegrande
  • Corbinello, Montegrande
  • Pinot Grigio, Bosco del Merlo
  • Merlot, Montegrande
  • Moretti Lager
  • Moretti La Rossa Double Malt Beer
Takumi Table – Japan
  • Chirashi Sushi and Haupia Pearl: Salmon, Tuna and Yuzu Miso with Coconut Tapioca Pudding
  • Taiyaki: Stuffed Japanese Pastry with Sesame Cream and Raspberry Sauce
  • Calpico Yogurt Strawberry Swirl Sake
  • Masu Sake in a Personalized Wooden Cup
Mosaic Canteen – Morocco
  • Hummus Trifle: Layered Hummus topped with Spiced Beef, Pine Nuts and Dry Cherries, served with Pita Chips
  • Mediterranean Flat Bread with Zaatar, Olive Oil Artichoke, Olives, Mozzarella and Feta Cheese
  • Chebbakia: Hand-twisted Strips of Fried Dough coated with Honey, Rosewater and Sesame Seeds
  • Embrace the Arak: Massaya Arak, Grapefruit Juice and Grenadine
  • Tarima Red, Alicante, Spain
  • Casa Beer
L’Art du Cuisine Francaise – France
  • Rillettes du Mans, Cornichons, Carré du Boulanger: House-made Pork Rillettes, Cornichons and House-made Bread
  • Saumon en Croute Façon Paul Bocuse: Salmon in a Puff Pastry Crust, Paul Bocuse-style, with Spinach and Beurre Blanc Sauce
  • Le Coucher de Soleil: Sunset Mango and Raspberry Cake
  • Frosé: Frozen Côtes de Provence Rosé Wine with Grey Goose Vodka and Peach Purée
  • L’Or par Edmond Thery: French Sparkling Chardonnay
  • Alsace, Pinot Blanc, Reserve 2015, Gustave Lorentz
  • Bordeaux, Château Tour de Granins, Grand Poujeaux, Moulis en Medoc 2015
Fife & Drum
Food:
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie
Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
Beverages:

All Festival specialty drinks served hot or cold.

  • Canada: Night Sky Latte: A delicious shot of Joffrey’s Italian Espresso mixed with Creamy Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, topped with Steamed Milk and Whipped Cream
  • Disney Traders: Cinnamon Sensation: A shot of Italian Espresso mixed with RumChata and Cinnamon Whiskey, blended with Steamed Milk and Whipped Cream
  • Future World East: Painted Lady Latte: A shot of Joffrey’s Italian Espresso mixed with rich Baileys Espresso Créme Liqueur, topped with Steamed Milk and Whipped Cream
  • The American Adventure: Dreamy Bourbon: A shot of Italian Espresso mixed with Bourbon Whiskey Cream Liqueur, blended with Steamed Milk and Whipped Cream
Refreshment Port
Food:
  • Croissant Doughnut filled with Pastry Cream and topped with Colored Pearls
Decadent Delights
  • White Chocolate and Purple Sweet Potato Mousse, Salted Caramel and Maple Meringue with Coconut
  • Crisp Caramel Chocolate Mousse Bar, Flavored Merengue Kisses and Passion Fruit Sauce
  • S’mores Tart: House-smoked Buttermilk Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Mousse, Toasted Marshmallow Meringue, Graham Cracker Dust and Malted Milk Chocolate Sauce
  • Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Ferreira 10 Year Old Port
  • 3 Daughters Strawberry Nitro, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Breckenridge Nitro Vanilla Porter, Breckenridge, CO
  • Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, England
  • Neapolitan Beer Flight
  • Coppo Moncalvina Moscato d’Asti, Piedmont

Epcot International Festival of the Arts Activities and Seminars

Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt

The Festival of the Arts will have guests going on an epic global adventure with Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt.

Epcot Festival of the Arts Community Canvas

Epcot Festival of the Arts Community Canvas

Visual Arts Highlights

Learn the latest creative techniques and tricks of the trade during hands-on workshops and complimentary seminars with accomplished professionals

Event Details

  • Locations throughout Epcot
  • Daily, January 12th to February 19th

Interactive workshops will take place daily at 11:00 a.m. in the Odyssey Festival Showplace and are available to book for $39 plus tax per person per workshop unless otherwise noted.

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018

11:00 a.m. Sculpting a Mixed Media Action Figure with Belinda Glennon of Crealdé School of Art
Create your own animated, poseable action figure.

1:30 a.m. Trailblazing Ladies of Disney Animation with Mindy Johnson, Author of Ink & Paint – The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation
Discover animating women from Walt Disney’s early years.

4:30 p.m. Artful Uses for Your Park Map with Jovon Harkless, Local Artist
Find ways to change your park maps into artwork.

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2018

11:00 a.m. Floral Arranging with a Disney Floral & Gifts Designer
Learn floral design principles.

1:30 p.m. The Art of Wood Carving with Andrew Mutiso of African Heritage, Inc.
Discover the art and history of carving wood sculptures.

4:30 p.m. The Power of Storytelling with Noah Elias, President and CEO, Great Flood Publishing Inc.
Learn how tell a great story of your own.

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018

11:00 a.m. Pencils, Paint & Pixels – How Women Transformed Walt Disney’s Animation with Mindy Johnson, Author of Ink & Paint – The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation
Listen to Mindy as she tells the remarkable untold ‘her-story’ of women in Disney.

1:30 p.m. From Animated Films to Theme Parks with Lon Smart, Creative Concept Artist, Disney Entertainment
See how concept artist brings the fantasy world of film into a theme park!

4:30 p.m. Principles of Background Art and Matte Painting in Animated Films with William Silvers, Former Walt Disney Feature Animation Studios Senior Background Artist
Learn how background art has transitioned from 2D to 3D film.

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018

11:00 a.m. Animation 101 with Todd Bright, Bright Animation, Former Disney Animator
Discover the essential principles of animation.

1:30 p.m. What Does It Take to Get the Right Shot? with Simone Amaduzzi of Simone Amaduzzi Photography 
Find out how to get the right shot.

4:30 p.m. Making the New Look Old with Joe Bopp of Just-in Wood Signs
Learn secrets of aging and transforming basic woods.

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018

11:00 a.m. Cartoon Portraits with Jesus Minguez of Crealdé School of Art
Learn how to draw your own cartoon characters and caricatures.

1:30 p.m. Food as Art with Pana Thitaram of Walt Disney Imagineering
Find out how Disney uses food and the senses to enhance park attractions.

4:30 p.m. The Art of Happiness with Will Gay, Design Director, Walt Disney World Resort
Listen to a Disney creative story on how following his dreams from an early age ultimately led him to happiness.


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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018

11:00 a.m. Handcrafted Calligraphy with Bonnie DiCocco & Donna Price of Driftwood Market
Learn how to create a hand-crafted calligraphy alphabet.

1:30 p.m. Magic in the Milk: A Look Into the World of Latte Art with Abby Lancaster of Axum Coffee
Find out the magic of the milk in a live latte art demonstration.

4:30 p.m. Ancient Process of Casting Bronze with David Cumbie of Crealdé School of Art
Learn about the bronze casting process.

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018

11:00 a.m. Mini Masterpieces with David Matteson, Associate Curator of Education & Outreach, and Jane Ferry, Curator of Education, Orlando Museum of Art
Create your own landscape, portrait or abstract work on canvas inspired by the Orlando Museum of Art’s State of Excellence.

1:30 p.m. Photography 101: Take Better Photos with Your Cell Phone with Tom Smutny of Disney Photo Imaging
Learn how to maximize your phone’s camera in order to take the best photos.

4:30 p.m. Creating a Stained Glass Hanging with Everett Whittaker of Artisans on fifth
Discover the process of creating a stained glass.


Festival of the Arts Group Painting

Festival of the Arts Group Painting

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018

8:00 a.m. Premium Workshop: Painting with a Disney Artist*
$259 per person plus tax
Paint your own canvas under the guidance of a Disney artist.

11:00 a.m. Once Upon a Doll with Linda Rick, Precious Moments Doll Maker 
Learn the process behind the creation of Precious Moments dolls.

1:30 p.m. Presenting an Art Exhibition in One of the Top 10 Museums in the World with Josh Garrick, Artist and Creator of “Seeking the Ancient Kallos”
Learn about the journey of a farm boy from Amish country who created a history-making exhibit.

4:30 p.m. Hip Hop: The Evolution of Flow with Charles Griffin, Founder of the Central Florida Composers Forum
Find out about hip hop’s 50-year marriage between poetry and rhythm.

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018

11:00 a.m. Once Upon a Doll with Linda Rick, Precious Moments Doll Maker
Build your own fairytale-inspired doll.

1:30 p.m. The Art of Disney Topiary with Debbie Mola, Disney’s Horticulture Team
Learn how Walt Disney World topiaries are made.

4:30 p.m. From Concept to Creation with John Coulter, WonderGround Gallery Artist
Listen as John discusses how his background in theatrical costuming influenced his painting style.

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2018

11:00 a.m. Printmaking from a Clay Base with Sheryl Odza of Crealdé School of Art
Take home a ready-to-frame print by painting and layering colored slips, stencils and chalks on a flat clay plate.

1:30 p.m. Home Brewing with Mike Wallace of Ten10 Brewing
Discover the world of home brewing!

4:30 p.m. Making Every Moment Precious with Linda Rick, Precious Moments Doll Maker
Learn the history behind the Precious Moments Disney Collection.

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018

11:00 a.m. Abstract Painting: A Journey in Bringing Your Art to Life with Crystal Dombrosky of Crystal Dombrosky Art Work
Bring your abstract art to life.

1:30 p.m. Store Design: Where Furniture, Interior and Themed Design Meet with Becky Browne Allen, Store Designer & Ashley Provenzano, Retail Development Manager, Walt Disney World Resort
Find out how Walt Disney World Resort store designers incorporate the science and art of store planning.

4:30 p.m. Photography 101: Shooting Spectacular Fireworks with Jeff Nickel, Disney Photo Imaging
Learn tips for photographing the fireworks.

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018

11:00 a.m. Floral Arranging with a Disney Floral & Gifts Designer
Learn basic floral design principles.

1:30 p.m. State of Excellence with David Matteson of the Orlando Museum of Art
Discover the private art collections in the state of Florida.

4:30 p.m. Creating Bead Woven Jewelry with Joyce Eaton-Brady of Artisans on fifth
Learn to use the peyote stitch to create jewelry.

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018

11:00 a.m. Gesture Drawing Class with Todd Bright of Bright Animation, Former Disney Animator
Learn the art of quick sketching.

1:30 p.m. From Animated Films to Theme Parks with Lon Smart, Creative Concept Artist, Disney 
See how a creative concept artist translates the fantasy world of film into theme park reality.

4:30 p.m. The Story of the Storytellers with Peter Schreyer, CEO and Executive Director, Crealdé School of Art
Learn about the teen documentary photography program.

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018

11:00 a.m. Still Life Watercolor Sketching with Will Gay, Design Director, Walt Disney World Resort
Learn a Disney artist’s watercolor sketch techniques.

1:30 p.m. What Does It Take to Get the Right Shot? with Simone Amaduzzi, Simone Amaduzzi Photography
Find out what it takes to get the right shot.

4:30 p.m. It’s All in the Details: The Art of the Prop and Its Role in the Story with Kristen Craig, Set Decorator, Walt Disney World Resort
Discover the art of props and their role in bringing attractions to life at Disney Parks.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018

8:00 a.m. Premium Workshop: Painting with a Disney Artist*
$259 per person plus tax
Paint your own canvas with the help of a Disney artist.

11:00 p.m. “Magical” Mixed Media Art with Rachelle Eason of BoiLeD BooKs
Create a mixed media piece using BoiLeD BooK.

1:30 p.m. Behind the Lines of Viz Art Ink with Gregg “Viz” Visintainer, Owner of Viz Art Ink and WonderGround Artist
Find out how Gregg’s passion for doodling led to a career in the arts.

4:30 p.m. Sketchbook Savvy with Thomas Thorspecken of Crealdé School of Art
Experience traditional and digital sketchbooks.

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018

11:00 a.m. Doodling with Viz with Gregg “Viz” Visintainer, Owner of Viz Art Ink and WonderGround Artist
Draw your own doodle with hidden pictures and words.

1:30 p.m. Food Styling 101 with Katie Farmand, Edible Orlando, Good Catch
Understand the basics of making food photos.

4:30 p.m. Black Ash Basketry with Marcia Morse Mullins, BorderWeave and Art Crawl, Inc.
Learn about the processes used to turn an ash tree into weaving materials.

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 2018

11:00 a.m. Ink & Paint Animation with Lynn Rippberger, Disney Animation Ink and Paint Artist
Discover the history of 2D Cel Animation.

1:30 p.m. Photography 101: Lighting and Perspective with Tom Smutny, Disney Photo Imaging
Learn about different types of lighting, the use of perspective and more for photography.

4:30 p.m. Violin: What It Is and How It Works with Daniel Muni of Muni Strings
Learn about the process of making violins.

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018

11:00 a.m. P.S. Flavor!™ – Artisanal Spice Artistry with Pam Smith and Nicole Ramsland, P.S. Flavor!™ – Artisanal Spice Blends
Learn how to blend your own spices with a “sand art twist.”

1:30 p.m. Painting Shanghai Disneyland with George Scribner, Animation Director, Scribnerart, Inc.
Hear about the challenges and rewards of this 3-year painting project

4:30 p.m. It’s All in the Details: The Art of the Prop and Its Role in the Story with Kristen Craig, Set Decorator, Walt Disney World Resort
See how props play a role in bringing the stories to life at Epcot.

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018

11:00 a.m. Watercolor Love with Rachelle Eason of BoiLeDBooKs
Paint your own work of art by blending watercolors.

1:30 p.m. Watermelon Carving with Stephanie Barlow, National Watermelon Promotion Board
Watch the creation of a crafted watermelon artfully carved.

4:30 p.m. Photography 101: A Look at Landscapes with Jeff Nickel, Disney Photo Imaging
Find out how to maximize your photography skills at Disney.

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2018

11:00 a.m. Floral Arranging with a Disney Floral & Gifts Designer
Create your own small 35th anniversary of Epcot arrangement.

1:30 p.m. What Does It Take to Get the Right Shot? with Simone Amaduzzi of Simone Amaduzzi Photography
Find out what it takes to get the right shot.

4:30 p.m. Acrylic in Action! with Donne Bitner, Crealdé Artist, Crealdé School of Art
Learn all about painting with acrylics!

 

Festival of the Arts Mary Blair Display

Festival of the Arts Mary Blair Display

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018

11:00 a.m. Whimsical Tea Pots of Clay with Doug Bringle of Crealdé School of Art
Learn how to mold a small teapot from air-dry clay.

1:30 p.m. A History of American Mavericks – Composers Outside the Box with Charles Griffin, Founder of the Central Florida Composers Forum
Discover American music history.

4:30 p.m. One Little Spark… Finding the Figment Inside of You with Jason “Tiki” Tackett, Disney’s Virtual Magic Kingdom, Disney Parks Blog
Check out the magical journey of Jason and how he finds his creative spark.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018

8:00 a.m. Premium Workshop: Painting with a Disney Artist*
$259 per person plus tax
Paint your own canvas with the help of a Disney artist.

11:00 a.m. From Script to Screen – Developing Stories at Disney Animation Studios with Paul Briggs, Head of Story for Frozen and Big Hero 6, Voice Actor, Director
Discover how Disney Animation Studios brings a story to life from script to the big screen.

1:30 p.m. The Art of Face Painting with an Artist from Enjoy Your Face, Inc.
See how trained artists can transform a face with hand-painting techniques.

4:30 p.m. The Music of John Williams with Charles Griffin, Founder of the Central Florida Composers Forum
Take a look at John Williams’s unique genius and understand where his art fits into the films.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018

11:00 a.m. Burlap Wreath Making with Bonnie DiCocco and Donna Price, Driftwood Market
Make your own wreath using burlap and ribbons.

1:30 p.m. The Art of Disney Animation Story with Paul Briggs, Head of Story for Frozen and Big Hero 6, Voice Actor, Director
Learn about classic story art and methods used to create the films of Disney Animation.

4:30 p.m. To Be Announced…

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2018

11:00 a.m. Organic Mosaics with Brittany Smith, Show Finisher, Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Learn how to create your own colorful mosaic.

1:30 p.m. To Be Announced…

4:30 p.m. Watercolor Travel Sketching, Urban Sketching, and Painting En Plein Airwith Kim Minichiello, Former Walt Disney Imagineer and Founding Member of the Orlando Chapter of the Global Urban Sketchers Group
Learn how to use watercolor sketching.

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018

11:00 a.m. The World of Paper Crafting with Simone Miranda, Creative Services Manager, Walt Disney World Resort
Create your own paper blossom and learn the art of quilling!

1:30 p.m. Pancake Art with Hank Gustafon, Co-Owner and Manager, Dancakes
Watch Hank transform pancakes into artistic masterpieces.

4:30 p.m. Photography 101: Ready, Set, Action! with Jeff Nickel, Disney Photo Imaging
Get tips on how to best capture subjects in motion.


 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018

11:00 a.m. Animation 101 with Todd Bright of Bright Animation, Former Disney Animator
Learn how to make your own animated flip book.

1:30 p.m. Pancake Art with Hank Gustafon, Co-Owner and Manager, Dancakes
Watch as Hank transform pancakes into artistic masterpieces.

4:30 p.m. Creating a Magical Fairy House with Vikki Yarborough and Ronda Maseman, Fairy House Ladies
Discover how the Fairy House Ladies have been creating fairy houses since 2006.

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018

11:00 a.m. Paper Quilling with Lois Bandt-Weber, Artisans on fifth
Learn the art of rolling, coiling and shaping small strips of paper.

1:30 p.m. Photography 101: Photo Editing with Tom Smutny, Disney Photo Imaging
Look at a variety of photo editing programs.

4:30 p.m. To Be Announced…

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018

11:00 a.m. Mini Masterpieces with David Matteson, Associate Curator of Education & Outreach, and Jane Ferry, Curator of Education, Orlando Museum of Art
Learn how to create your own landscape, portrait or abstract work on canvas inspired by the Orlando Museum of Art’s State of Excellence.

1:30 p.m. A Brief History of Jazz with Charles Griffin, Founder of the Central Florida Composers Forum
Charles Griffin, Founder of the Central Florida Composers Forum!

4:30 p.m. Upcycling for the Theatre: Faux Art Techniques with Jovon Harkless, Local Artist
Discover how prop masters make the old look new, the new look old.


Epcot Festival of the Arts Merchandise

Epcot Festival of the Arts Merchandise

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2018

8:00 a.m. Premium Workshop: Painting with a Disney Artist*
$259 per person plus tax
Paint your own canvas with help of Disney artist!

11:00 a.m. Sculpting a Mixed Media Action Figure with Belinda Glennon of Crealdé School of Art
Create your own animated and poseable action figure.

1:30 p.m. Presenting an Art Exhibition in One of the Top Ten Museums in the World with Josh Garrick, Artist and Creator of “Seeking the Ancient Kallos”

4:30 p.m. Brainstorming, Ideation and Doodling Your Way to Great Ideas with Jason Grandt, Creative Director, Art Direction, Walt Disney World Resort
Learn how Walt Disney Imagineers use blue-sky thinking.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018

11:00 a.m. Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons with David A. Bossert, Author and Disney Historian
Learn the history of Walt Disney’s first major animation success.

1:30 p.m. Stories from a National Parks Painter with Patricia Cummins, 12 Time National Park Artist-in-Residence

4:30 p.m. Watermelon Carving with Stephanie Barlow, National Watermelon Promotion Board
Watch as a watermelon is artfully carved.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2018

11:00 a.m. Ink & Paint Animation with Lynn Rippberger, Disney Animation Ink and Paint Artist
Learn about the history of 2D Cel Animation.

1:30 p.m. An Afternoon With a Disney Historian with David A. Bossert, Author and Disney Historian
Join David as he discusses his latest books, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons; The Art of Tennessee Loveless: The Mickey Mouse TEN x TEN x TEN Contemporary Pop Art Series; and Dali and Disney: Destino Limited Edition

4:30 p.m. Ceramics and Civilization with Doug Bringle of Crealdé School of Art
Discover the importance of ceramics.

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018

11:00 a.m. Gesture Drawing Class with Todd Bright of Bright Animation, Former Disney Animator
Learn the art of quick sketching.

1:30 p.m. Art in the Community with Joshua Vickery, Central Florida Community Arts
Discover how the arts allow expression.

4:30 p.m. Violin: What It Is and How It Works with Daniel Muni of Muni Strings
 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018

11:00 a.m. A Morning With a Disney Legend with Paige O’Hara, Disney Legend, Disney Fine Artist and Voice of Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast 

1:30 p.m. Photography 101: Magic with Water with Tom Smutny, Disney Photo Imaging
Learn about using camera settings, lenses and locations for photographing water.

4:30 p.m. Seeing Sound and Painting Music with Christina Eve, Studio of Christina Eve, Art Crawl, Inc.
Discover how synesthesia—a neurological condition that merges audio and visual senses—allows Christina Eve to manipulate acrylic and alcohol inks.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018

11:00 a.m. String Art with Bonnie DiCocco & Donna Price, Driftwood Market
Create your own art for Valentine’s Day.

1:30 p.m. Upcycling for Floral Arrangements with Jovon Harkless, Local Artist
Learn about upcycling techniques.

4:30 p.m. To Be Announced…

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018

11:00 a.m. 3D Paper Crafting with Dave Avanzino, Artist, Dave Avanzino Designs, Inc.
Learn techniques to cut, fold and add spacers to your own 3D shadowbox artwork.

1:30 p.m. To Be Announced…

4:30 p.m. Impressionism With An Edge with Noreen Coup of Crealdé School of Art
Find out how to paint contemporary floral oil paintings.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018

8:00 a.m. Premium Workshop: Painting with a Disney Artist with Dave Avanzino, Artist, Dave Avanzino Designs, Inc
$259 per person plus tax
Paint your own canvas.

11:00 a.m. A Morning With a Disney Legend with Paige O’Hara, Disney Legend, Disney Fine Artist and Voice of Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
1:30 p.m. What Does It Take to Get the Right Shot? with Simone Amaduzzi of Simone Amaduzzi Photography
4:30 p.m. One Little Spark… Finding the Figment Inside of You with Jason “Tiki” Tackett, Disney’s Virtual Magic Kingdom, Disney Parks Blog

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2018

11:00 a.m. Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Disney’s Magical Mid-Century with Don Hahn, Film Producer of Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and Maleficent; Author of Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Disney’s Magical Mid Century
Take a nostalgic look at the art and innovation of mid-century Disney works.

1:30 p.m. Magic in the Milk: A Look Into the World of Latte Art with Abby Lancaster, Barista of Axum Coffee
Find out what lies behind the magic of the milk in a live latte art demonstration!

4:30 p.m. To Be Announced…

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2018

11:00 a.m. Our World in Abstract with Patricia Byron of Crealdé School of Art
Learn how to use oil pastels.

1:30 p.m. A Nostalgic Trip to the Mid-Century with Don Hahn, Film Producer of Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and Maleficent; Author of Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Disney’s Magical Mid Century

4:30 p.m. To Be Announced…

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018

11:00 a.m. Mini Masterpieces with David Matteson, Associate Curator of Education & Outreach, and Jane Ferry, Curator of Education, Orlando Museum of Art

1:30 p.m. Photography 101: Closer, Sweeter, Better with Tom Smutny, Disney Photo Imaging
Discover the importance of close-ups, composition and depth of field.

4:30 p.m. Living Women Composers with Charles Griffin, Founder of the Central Florida Composers Forum
Discover the history of women composers.

Epcot Festival of the Arts Palate

Epcot Festival of the Arts Palate

Epcot International Festival of the Arts Dining Packages

The Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Package is available this year at select Epcot restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests are provided 3-course meal or full buffet, depending on the location, with priority seating at one of 3 concerts held the same day.

Reserve dining packages by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-7463.

Participating Restaurants:

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Norway Pavilion

Breakfast– Adult $60; Child $36

Lunch– Adult $70; Child $42

Dinner– Adult $70; Child $42

Biergarten Restaurant – Germany Pavilion

Lunch– Adult $44; Child $25

Dinner– Adult $51; Child $29

Coral Reef Restaurant – The Living Seas Pavilion

Lunch– Adult $66; Child $22

Dinner– Adult $66; Child $22

The Garden Grill Restaurant – The Land Pavilion

Breakfast– Adult $43; Child $27

Lunch– Adult $57; Child $36

Dinner– Adult $57; Child $36

Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room – United Kingdom Pavilion

Lunch– Adult $57; Child $21

Dinner– Adult $57; Child $21

Pricing (excludes tax and gratuity)

 

Epcot International Festival of the Arts Entertainment

This year’s festival will entertain guests with popular songs performed by Broadway stars from Disney’s musicals. In the America Gardens Theatre, guests will enjoy songs from Aladdin, Newsies, The Lion King and more.

Disney on Broadway Participating Artists

  • Kara Lindsay – January 12 to 15, 2018 and January 19 to 22, 2018
  • Kevin Massey – January 12 to 15, 2018 and January 19 to 22, 2018
  • Kissy Simmons – January 26 to 29, 2018 and February 2 to 5, 2018
  • Alton Fitzgerald White – January 26 to 29, 2018 and February 2 to 5, 2018
  • Ashley Brown – February 9 to 12, 2018 and February 16 to 19, 2018
  • Josh Strickland – February 9 to 12, 2018 and February 16 to 19, 2018

Performances will be 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday through Monday of each festival weekend.

Epcot Festival of the Arts artwork display.

Epcot Festival of the Arts artwork display.

Things to Remember

  • Festival of the Arts will be daily with Broadway shows on weekend
  • Don’t forget to participate in the incredible painting PhotoPass photo ops
  • Visit all the artist throughout World Showcase who will be doing live paintings and more
  • Magic Your Way Dine and Deluxe Dine packages will be accepted as payment (requires 2 table service entitlements per Disney on Broadway Concert Series Dining Package)
  • Dining reservations must be at least 2.5 hours before showtime
  • Guaranteed concert seating badges for the America Gardens Theatre will be provided at the restaurant

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NikkyJ

 

NikkyJ
NikkyJ

I’m a writer who loves ALL things amusement park related. I was born and raised in Florida, which attributes to my Theme Park passion. Every since I was a child I had a natural affinity to the parks here that has now spilled over into adulthood. Instead of rushing over to the thrill rides, like I used to, you may find me in the Italy Pavilion at EPCOT enjoying a nice glass of wine and a delightful book!

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