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    Wow Animation is our creative program for children from 5 to 18 years old who are interested in the art of filmmaking and animation. After school and during school breaks, our students learn how to make a storyboard, write a script, design a puppet from clay, paper or fiber, create an animated movie, record a sound, and much more.It is a program that teaches technology, arts and crafts, storytelling, critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration in a friendly and fun environment.

    We are partnering with the local company Marikah inc. that specializes in professional creative services. The owner of the company, our instructors and program coordinator Masha Kakhova says, “Our goal is to provide affordable and quality learning opportunities to everyone who is interested in the art of animated filmmaking. I like to show to my students that computer is not only toy for playing games or watching videos, but is also a great tool that can be used to express our own imagination and create something useful and interesting, having fun on the way.”

    With the help of our donors we are fortunate to have professional equipment and software to provide the best possible learning experience.

     

    We’re in the Media!

     

  • 2017 winter and spring schedule

    Claymation


    FUN WITH CLAYMATION

    July 31st—August 4th

    From 2 to 5 pm

    Recommended Ages: 6+
    $130 per student
    (materials, equipment and snacks included)

    We will make our characters from clay, create movie scenes, write an original script, work on story boards,  shot an  animated film, record dialogs, develop special sound effects, design a poster, and publish our movie on our YouTube Channel for sharing.

     

     

    Stopmotion


    STIKBOT & LEGO STOPMOTION

    August 7th—August 11th

    From 2 to 5 pm

    Recommended Ages: 6+
    $130 per student
    (materials, equipment and snacks included)

    We will create an original script, work on story boards, build one or more scenes and characters, shot an animated film, record dialogs, create special sound effects, design a poster, and publish our movie on our YouTube Channel for sharing.

     

     

     

  • Sign in

     Please, call or email us if you are planning to attend one of our sessions. You can sign in and make a payment at the museum store prior the first scheduled class.

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  • WOW! News

    Recent happenings in the program
    Wow Animation Filming Club Updates

    Wow Animation Filming Club Updates

    We are still looking for more students to fill up our Filming class. We will be meeting on Saturdays for...

  • Classes and Technics

    Claymation


    Animation with clay puppets.

    Brick Filming


    Animation Lego and Playmobil toys

    Cutout Animation


    Animation with paper puppets.

    Pixalation


    Animation with objects.

  • Contacts and Location

    We  are located inside the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum

    123 Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855

    Tel: (906) 226 3911 ext. 104    

    Email: animationwow@gmail.com