The Best After School Classes in the Country

Launching September 3rd.

The Innovation Hub’s after school classes are packed with opportunities for your child to stretch their imagination, explore through hands-on activities under the guidance of experienced staff, and create amazing experiences that will inspire innovation and creativity now and for a lifetime to come.

Your child does not need a membership to the Hub in order to attend an after school class. In the past, the after school warrior membership was associated with the after school program. This year the classes are stand alone and a membership is not associated with the after school classes. Tuesday and Thursday classes are from 4:00 to 6:00 (for 10-13 and 14-16 year olds) and Wednesday classes are from 4:00 to 5:30 (for 15-18 year olds).

Scholarships for after school classes are available. Please contact Errin Stanger for more information: estanger@arhub.org.

Innovators

Ages 10-13

September

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4:00 – 6:00pm | $75

Learn basic hand building techniques to make pinch pots, coil pots, and slab built forms out of clay. You will also get a chance to try out our pottery wheels! We’ll fire a few of your favorite creations that you can pick up when glazing and firings are complete.

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4:00 – 6:00pm | $50

Want to sculpt the imaginary into something real? In this class you will learn how to use computer software like Sketch Up and Sculptris to create fantastic 3D models, prepare those models for printing in a slicing program called Cura, then load up the plastic filament of your choice, run your 3D prints on the printer and walk away with a tangible object fabricated from your very own imagination!

October

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4:00 – 6:00pm | $50

Make and take video game art to the next level. In this class we will create fantastically beautiful pixel art of your favorite characters, logos and your own original designs using a variety of different mediums including melted and shrinking plastics!

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4:00 – 6:00pm | $50

Would your child enjoy learning how to draw or create on a computer instead of a sketch pad? This class is designed to teach you how to get those clever ideas from your brain into software that can unleash your creative powers with laser cutters, CNC routers, and screen printing to make some of the coolest things to come out of the Hub. Vectors are scalable drawings and designs that can be printed small or very very large, without losing any quality. You’ll learn about design software the pros use and software you can download at home for free! This class is recommended before taking our laser cutting and screen printing classes to make the most of your experience at the Hub!

November

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4:00 – 6:00pm | $50

Learn a very fun, approachable printmaking technique that you can use to continue creating projects on your own at home or at the Hub. In this block printing class, you will learn to carve linoleum to create your own designs that can be used to print multiples of cards, artwork, or even t-shirts, fabric, or wrapping paper.

Learn More

4:00 – 6:00pm | $75

This class will focus on the technical process of screen printing. Learn how to take your one color designs and print them onto cotton-based fabrics and paper! You will learn every step of the process so that you can design and print on your own creations at the Hub. Here’s what we’ll cover in the studio: emulsifying and burning designs onto screens, plastisol ink use, printing on apparel and paper, names and uses of basic equipment in the studio, names and uses of inks and cleaning products in our studio.

December

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4:00 – 6:00pm | $75

Imagine making personalized signs, delicate paper art, precise boxes and unique jewelry with light! In this class you will learn how to harness the power and precision of our laser cutters to create intricate designs and detailed engravings on a wide variety of materials such as wood, leather, paper, plastic and even chocolate! The creative possibilities are limitless!

Learn More

4:00 – 6:00pm | $50

Want to sculpt the imaginary into something real? In this class you will learn how to use computer software like Sketch Up and Sculptris to create fantastic 3D models, prepare those models for printing in a slicing program called Cura, then load up the plastic filament of your choice, run your 3D prints on the printer and walk away with a tangible object fabricated from your very own imagination!

EXPERIMENTeRS

Ages 14-16

September

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4:00 – 6:00pm | $50

Make and take video game art to the next level. In this class we will create fantastically beautiful pixel art of your favorite characters, logos and your own original designs using a variety of different mediums including melted and shrinking plastics!

Learn More

4:00 – 6:00pm | $50

Would your child enjoy learning how to draw or create on a computer instead of a sketch pad? This class is designed to teach you how to get those clever ideas from your brain into software that can unleash your creative powers with laser cutters, CNC routers, and screen printing to make some of the coolest things to come out of the Hub. Vectors are scalable drawings and designs that can be printed small or very very large, without losing any quality. You’ll learn about design software the pros use and software you can download at home for free! This class is recommended before taking our laser cutting and screen printing classes to make the most of your experience at the Hub!

October

Learn More

4:00 – 6:00pm | $75

Learn basic hand building techniques to make pinch pots, coil pots, and slab built forms out of clay. You will also get a chance to try out our pottery wheels! We’ll fire a few of your favorite creations that you can pick up when glazing and firings are complete.

Learn More

4:00 – 6:00pm | $50

Want to sculpt the imaginary into something real? In this class you will learn how to use computer software like Sketch Up and Sculptris to create fantastic 3D models, prepare those models for printing in a slicing program called Cura, then load up the plastic filament of your choice, run your 3D prints on the printer and walk away with a tangible object fabricated from your very own imagination!

November

Learn More

4:00 – 6:00pm | $75

Imagine making personalized signs, delicate paper art, precise boxes and unique jewelry with light! In this class you will learn how to harness the power and precision of our laser cutters to create intricate designs and detailed engravings on a wide variety of materials such as wood, leather, paper, plastic and even chocolate! The creative possibilities are limitless!

Learn More

4:00 – 6:00pm | $50

Want to sculpt the imaginary into something real? In this class you will learn how to use computer software like Sketch Up and Sculptris to create fantastic 3D models, prepare those models for printing in a slicing program called Cura, then load up the plastic filament of your choice, run your 3D prints on the printer and walk away with a tangible object fabricated from your very own imagination!

December

Learn More

4:00 – 6:00pm | $50

Learn a very fun, approachable printmaking technique that you can use to continue creating projects on your own at home or at the Hub. In this block printing class, you will learn to carve linoleum to create your own designs that can be used to print multiples of cards, artwork, or even t-shirts, fabric, or wrapping paper.

Learn More

4:00 – 6:00pm | $75

This class will focus on the technical process of screen printing. Learn how to take your one color designs and print them onto cotton-based fabrics and paper! You will learn every step of the process so that you can design and print on your own creations at the Hub. Here’s what we’ll cover in the studio: emulsifying and burning designs onto screens, plastisol ink use, printing on apparel and paper, names and uses of basic equipment in the studio, names and uses of inks and cleaning products in our studio.

CHANGEMAKERS

Ages 15-18

September

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4:00 – 5:30pm | $75

In this class students will learn about how to safely use all the basic wood working tools in our shop with a special emphasis on the table saw, band saw, and miter saw. Students will use the skills they learn to make a small lidded box to take home.  

October

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4:00 – 5:30pm | $75

Whether pottery is something you’re trying for the first time, or you are wanting to improve your existing clay skills, this class will take you through projects in various techniques used for hand building, wheel throwing, and glazing. Ceramic work will be fired in our electric kiln for pick up at a later date. Clay fee: $40 for a bag of clay

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4:00 – 5:30pm | $75

In this class students will work with our shop foreman to work on their own woodworking project. Pre-requisite, Woodshop 101 required. Let your imagination go and make something amazing. Material cost not included.

November

Learn More

4:00 – 5:30pm | $75

This class will focus on the technical process of screen printing. Learn how to take your one color designs and print them onto cotton-based fabrics and paper! You will learn every step of the process so that you can design and print on your own creations at the Hub. Here’s what we’ll cover in the studio: emulsifying and burning designs onto screens, plastisol ink use, printing on apparel and paper, names and uses of basic equipment in the studio, names and uses of inks and cleaning products in our studio.

Learn More

4:00 – 5:30pm | $75

In this class students will work with our shop foreman to work on their own woodworking project. Pre-requisite, Woodshop 101 required. Let your imagination go and make something amazing. Material cost not included.

December

Learn More

4:00 – 5:30pm | $75

Imagine making personalized signs, delicate paper art, precise boxes and unique jewelry with light! In this class you will learn how to harness the power and precision of our laser cutters to create intricate designs and detailed engravings on a wide variety of materials such as wood, leather, paper, plastic and even chocolate! The creative possibilities are limitless!

Learn More

4:00 – 5:30pm | $75

In this class students will work with our shop foreman to work on their own woodworking project. Pre-requisite, Woodshop 101 required. Let your imagination go and make something amazing. Material cost not included.

Due to the diverse number of classes, workshops, summer camps and field trips we offer, we have created a cancellation policy that gives us an opportunity to fill our schedule. You may cancel by phone or by sending an email to sales@arhub.org. If you have to cancel your upcoming class, workshop, field trip or summer camp registration refunds will be given as follows: Cancellations made 30 days or more in advance of the event date will receive a 100% refund, cancellations made 15-30 days in advance of the event date will receive a 50% refund, cancellations made 0-14 days within the event date will not receive any type of refund.

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is a proud affiliate of Winrock International.

FIND US IN NLR

Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub
204 E 4th St
North Little Rock, AR 72114

(501) 907-6570

info@arhub.org

OUR HOURS

Monday – Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday: Closed