We are looking forward to seeing your children during the school year.
Our after-school workshops consist of a focused classroom laboratory where one lesson builds on the next. Skills are learned and applied to projects. Projects inspire invention and lifelong learning. Workshops are from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday for kids ages 10 to 16. To participate in the after school workshops, young makers must have an after-school warrior membership.
Arduino Focused Coding • Electrical/Mechanical Engineering
Everyone starts with the same basic robot chassis that we design and 3D print in-house, but once your student has the basics, it’s up to them to decide what they want their robot to accomplish. We have a wide array of add-ons from distance sensors and line followers, to light and sound receivers; any and all of which can be added to make their robot the best and coolest bot it can be!
Video Game Design • Model/Texture Building • Graphic Design • Game Coding • World Building
Let’s face it, video games are awesome, and with more and more advanced games and gaming systems emerging every year, the game process gets more complex. Over the course of the school year your student will learn how to use a variety of free open-source software to build an entire video game from the ground up; from things you might expect like: modeling the main character and deciding what they’ll look like (down to the finest detail), how much gravity does the world have and how that will affect the physics of the game. What is the end result? They will have their own video game to play!
Inventioneering • Woodworking • Metalworking • 3D printing • Laser Cutting
On Thursday’s your child has a unique chance to work on their own ideas and projects alongside staff and experienced mentors. Any idea for a project or a prototype they have can be made into a reality in one form or another using a combination of high-tech tools, woodworking, metalwork and crafting along with mentoring and direction from our knowledgeable staff. No project is too big or too small. From 3D printing a keychain in one afternoon, to building a cosplay costume all school year, your student will be driven to complete their own goals and make something they can be proud of!
Our after-school art and design workshops provide instruction, resources and professional mentorship, laying the foundation for skills associated with creativity and innovation. Each of our workshops takes place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday for kids and teens ages 10 to 18.
|DESIGN||SOLD OUT: 3 Dimensional Art & Design
|CLASS CLOSED: Printmaking Lab
|2 Dimensional Art
(Drawing & Painting)
|DIGITAL||Studio in use
|Studio in use
(screen printing class)
Graphic Design Fundamentals
|CERAMIC||SOLD OUT: Intro to Ceramics
|CLASS CLOSED: Intermediate Ceramics
|SCREEN PRINTING||OPEN STUDIO FOR SCREEN PRINTING CLASS||SOLD OUT: Screen Printing
|OPEN STUDIO FOR SCREEN PRINTING CLASS|
In this class, youth will explore various two-dimensional design techniques including drawing and painting, and other mixed media. The focus is on how the elements of art and the principles of design drive the work of artists. Projects range from sketching to abstract compositions, still life, self-portraits, and also contemporary paintings. Students will work with mediums such as acrylic, oil, watercolor, and other mediums. They will also learn various presentation and framing techniques.
This introductory ceramics course immerses students in the production of ceramic functional and non-functional clay art forms. Students will develop an understanding of ceramics as an art form. Students will enjoy exploring various wheel-throwing techniques, the basics of hand building, as well as glazing and firing processes. There will be opportunities for collaborative exploration and self-directed projects.
Ready to take your knowledge of ceramics to the next level? This class is for students who have prior experience with hand building methods including pinch pots, coil pots, and slab building. Students will be given projects that will challenge them to utilize the various methods of working with clay. They will also have the opportunity to work on their wheel-throwing skills and will propose their own self-guided projects using any and all techniques of their choosing.
In this 3 dimensional art and design class, youth will transition between 2 dimensional art, the digital medium, and finally fabrication utilizing multiple methods including wire, plaster, thermoforming, resin, felt, and clay. Designs can be either functional or sculptural in nature.
Utilizing the Adobe Suite Design software which includes Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as various open source design programs, students will digitally design artistic projects including personal logos, mini comic and coloring books, posters, as well as create printable artwork. They will also create and maintain their own digital web portfolios. Students will explore with photography, digital drawing, digital photo editing, and typographic layout to visually communicate concepts. Students will utilize Wacom Drawing tablets and studio camera equipment. Previous computer experience is a must.
Do you think you have the next best t-shirt design idea? In this screen printing workshop, youth will have the opportunity to design and screen print on various materials including t-shirts, canvas, and paper. From concept to print, students will gain an understanding of the true art form of screen printing. Students will explore creating designs by hand or digitally, exposing their designs onto the screens, and finally choosing inks and printing. Youth will be able to explore with different types of inks and fabrics and will also have dedicated studio time to screen print.
How many print techniques can you learn in one setting? In this workshop, you will create artful masterpieces utilizing multiple printmaking processes including relief, intaglio, stencil, and collagraphs. Students will be able to combine printmaking methods using materials such as linoleum, copper, and Plexiglas.