CANCELED | Paper Cut-Out Animation (EPACENTER)

$350 members | $400 non-members
Thu, Jan 18–Mar 7 | 4:30–6:30pm
1950 Bay Rd
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Grades 6–8

In this six-week class, be prepared to reimagine ideas and designs as you learn what it takes to be an animator. Using animation principles and paper cut-outs, we will explore various methods of animating such as simple ball bounces to more character-driven scenes.

This class is intended for students interested in learning the process of animation. This class is recommended for students with very little or no experience in animation. Student projects will be created entirely using paper cut-outs. 

Please note: This class takes place at EPACENTER (1950 Bay Rd, East Palo Alto, CA 94303).

On-Sale Information

Tickets to Paper Cut-Out Animation at EPACENTER are available beginning Friday, December 22 at noon.

About Our Partnership with EPACENTER

The Walt Disney Family Museum is partnering with EPACENTER, a creative youth development organization in East Palo Alto, to further expand the museum’s animation and film instruction to youth across the Bay Area. EPACENTER offers culturally responsive instruction in the digital, visual, literary, and performing arts disciplines during the school day, after school, and during the summer. EPACENTER also engages youth in organizational decision-making and key leadership roles, and links youth to meaningful summer employment opportunities, colleges, and careers. Museum instructors will be leading both in-person and virtual classes for youth from EPACENTER’s state-of-the-art digital media lab.

Scholarship Information

To ensure that all students have the opportunity to attend animation classes with The Walt Disney Family Museum at EPACENTER, we are pleased to offer scholarships to qualifying families and students of all ages. How to apply: 

  • Send an email to with the subject line “EPACENTER Scholarship Information 2024” 

  • Include the student’s name and age, a parent/guardian’s name (if applicable), and the class name and dates 

  • Scholarship applications are due no later than Friday, January 12, 2024 at 11:59pm PST 

  • If you have any additional questions about scholarships, please email Travis Lacina, Director of Education, at 

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