Instructors

David Minichiello

In December of 2020, Dave Minichiello retired from Walt Disney Imagineering as an Executive Creative Director after a very successful over 41 year career with the Walt Disney Company. In his career span, Dave worked with his teams to design, art direct, and build many now classic Disney themed experiences and attractions around the world. Dave is an alumni of the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he graduated with honors. Painting and drawing have always been a passion for Dave and he has continued to do both his whole life. Traveling all over the world both personally and for Disney project exploration he has always documented his journeys by doing “plein air,” on location, painting and travel sketchbooks. Dave currently lives in Windermere Florida and now continues to paint professionally and teach.

David Minichiello