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2024 Innovation Hub’s After-School Program

CALLING ALL YOUNG MAKERS!

The Innovation Hub’s Young Maker After-School program enables your children to discover, design, and learn the tools of the trade to become the future makers of our world! Through hands-on projects packed with art and technology that include ceramics, fabric arts, sculpture, digital design, robotics, glass arts, and more, we know this will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all kids!

Camps will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday OR Thursday afternoon depending on the program.

Camps start on February 6, 2024, and end on May 9, 2024. From March 12 to March 21, 2024, we will have no after-school program.

For students between the ages of 8-17 years old. Please note that the age requirement will vary based on the program.
All camps will be held at the Innovation Hub from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
All camps will be held at the Innovation Hub located at 204 E 4th St. North Little Rock, AR 72114.
The cost for each program is $300 per student. If you are interested in a payment plan, please read the following directions before checking out. During checkout, you will see the cost of the program and a check box that says, “Pay only a security deposit of $100.00.” If you check this box, you will only pay $100.00 at check out and agree to a payment plan.

You will receive more information about your payment plan within 24-48 hours after checkout. Please look for an email from Casey.Jeffery@arhub.org.

CHECK OUT OUR OFFERINGS!

Tuesday Programs (Starting Feb. 6, 2024)

From 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Design for young entrepreneurs class is sold out.

Design for Young Entrepreneurs

Ages 11-17 Years Old

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Calling all future designers! Let’s jump into the world of 2D design and learn how to make your own products! Using design principles, students will learn how to design flyers, buttons, stickers, shirts, zines, coasters, and more. Participants will also learn to design using cutting-edge software including programs such as Vector, Procreate, and Photoshop. We will teach your budding entrepreneur the maker tools of the trade to make these designs come to life. Students will work with our screen-printing press, laser cutter, printmaking press, and other fabulous tools within our makerspace.

Dates: From February 6, 2024, to May 7, 2024

Days: On Tuesdays ONLY

Time: From 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Ages: 11-17 years old

Lego Robotics for Young Coders

Ages 10-15 Years Old

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Let your child become a Master Builder AND Coder of Robotics in this engaging afterschool program that explores the possibilities of robotics using a toy we are all familiar with: Legos! Students will learn to engineer, code, and program various Lego Robots using motors and sensors to provide a learning experience like no other. Using this intuitive technology, students can join at any level of experience, and great news parents – You get to avoid stepping on Legos!

Dates: From February 6, 2024, to May 7, 2024

Days: On Tuesdays ONLY

Time: From 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Ages: 10-15 years old

Wednesday Program (Starting Feb. 7, 2024)

From 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Video Game Design for Young Programmers

Ages 11-17 Years Old

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Calling all young gamers! We are thrilled to bring back our popular video game design after-school program. Most kids want to spend their time playing video games, but some kids actually want to spend their time making video games and we can help! Students will learn programming and coding to build their very own game. In this course, participants will be introduced to concepts, problems, and methods of computer programming, and how these apply to video game creation. Have your kid join us and GAME ON!

Dates: From February 7, 2024, to May 8, 2024

Days: On Wednesdays ONLY

Time: From 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Ages: 11-17 years old

Pottery for Young Creatives

Ages 8-15 Years Old

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The Innovation Hub’s award-winning ceramic after-school program invites your children to discover the endless possibilities of ceramics. Through dynamic, hands-on instruction, students will discover their inner sculptor or potter. Students will learn how to turn clay into functional tableware as they use hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques to make cups, mugs, plates, bowls, vases, and tea sets. If you have a child who likes to work with their hands, then this is the opportunity for them! Students will leave with a collection of original ceramic objects that will inspire them for years to come. 

Dates: From February 7, 2024, to May 8, 2024

Days: On Wednesdays ONLY

Time: From 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Ages: 8-15 years old

Thursday Programs (Starting Feb. 8, 2024)

From 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Glass Arts for Young Makers

Ages 10-17 Years Old

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Explore the colorful world of art through glass! Students will learn about tools, techniques, and safety in the glass studio while creating a variety of projects that involve glass cutting, grinding, layering, slumping, fusing, and soldering. Students will create both decorative and functional pieces such as suncatchers, night-lights, and jewelry all while exploring different materials and techniques. This program is designed to allow young makers to develop their own style and build the knowledge and confidence to set them up for independent making in the future. This is the perfect program for students who are creative, open-minded, detail-oriented, and motivated to make quality works of art. 

Dates: From February 8, 2024, to May 9, 2024

Days: On Thursdays ONLY

Time: From 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Ages: 10-17 years old

Mixed Media for Young Artists

Ages 10-17 Years Old

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Do you know a creative young maker who is eager to dive into art making and bringing their creative ideas to life? Look no further! In this Creative Arts afterschool program, students will learn to challenge and express themselves through an array of art-making projects including sculpture, jewelry making, printmaking, textiles, and more! This program is designed to expose students to new artmaking techniques and enable them to explore their own creative interests while building their technical skills. This is the perfect program for students interested in working with their hands and trying new things in an encouraging and engaging environment. 

Dates: From February 8, 2024, to May 9, 2024

Days: On Thursdays ONLY

Time: From 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Ages: 10-17 years old

Scholarship Application

Through the generosity of our donors, The Innovation Hub is pleased to offer scholarships for after-school students with challenging economic needs. Currently, we have reached our capacity within the after-school program for scholarship offerings. Please be on the lookout for summer camp scholarship opportunities, to be offered soon!

CONTACT OUR TEAM!

If you have questions about our after-school program or are seeking information about multi-student discounts or scholarships, please contact us via this form. We look forward to talking with you!

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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

  • MWF 9AM to 5PM
  • TTH 9AM to 8PM
  • SAT: 1st & 3rd of Month, 10AM to 2PM