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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.


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  • 2019-2020 Fall/Winter Classes

    Sand Animation

    Fall/Winter  Sand Animation Classes!

    Intro to Sand Animation (Tuesdays, 5 weeks) Session 1:

    November 12, 19, and December 3,10 and 17. 

    5:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.

    Recommended ages 5-13

    $55 class fee

    Intro to Sand Animation ( Wednesdays, 5 weeks) Session 2: 

    November 13, 20 and December 4, 11, 18. 

    5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

    Lego Animation (Tuesdays, 7 weeks) Session 1:  February 4-March 17 

    5:00 p.m-6:15 p.m.

    Lego Animation (Wednesdays, 7 weeks) Session 2 :  February 5-March 18

    5:00 p.m.-6:15 p.m. 

    Recommended Ages 5-13

    $85 class fee


    Recommended ages:
    5-13 yrs

    $55 for Intro to Sand Animation

    $85 for Lego Animation
    (includes materials & equipment)

    Classes take place at:
    The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum
    123 West Baraga Avenue
    Marquette, Mi. 49855

    For more info contact:
    Denise Owens

    To Register contact museum store:
    (906) 226-3911

  • Sign Up

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

     Click to download the form

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    Recent happenings in the program
  • Classes and Techniques


    Animation with clay puppets.

    Brick Filming

    Animation Lego and Playmobil toys

    Cutout Animation

    Animation with paper puppets.

    Sand Animation

    Animation with sand.

  • 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