This week’s Jentasmic! column at Studios Central raves about how much fun I had last December at Animation Academy.
I was never much of an art student. In fashionable 1970s Marin County, when “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” was all the rage, my middle-school drawing teacher abruptly pronounced me to be entirely left-brained. He was cruel, but correct.
So, you shouldn’t be surprised that it had never occurred to me to check out the “learn to draw Disney characters” class at Animation Academy, in The Magic of Disney Animation at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Why subject myself to more humiliation? Plus, somehow I’d never been all that interested in The Magic of Disney Animation to begin with, and given its location in the park, it was never anywhere near my critical path to Tower of Terror, or Toy Story Mania, or the Sci Fi Dine In.
Once I tried it I did, in fact, have a great time! The rest of the story is over at Studios Central, for your reading pleasure.