2019 SUMMER CAMPS

Keeping Young Minds Active Over The Summer

Are you ready for your child’s summer adventure? The Innovation Hub summer camps are packed with exciting and fun hands-on camps designed to engage. From video game design and robotics to pottery and screen printing, we have camps your child will love. Sign up today!

MINI MAKER CAMPS

Ages 8-10

Young Maker Camps

Ages 11-13

Clean & Green Art

June 3-7
8am-12pm
1pm-5pm 

$225.00

Mini makers will learn to make art through sustainable and innovative means, utilizing recycled materials to make beautiful and functional works of art.  They will learn to make journals, jewelry, greeting cards, reusable fabric shopping bags, and more.

Robotics

June 17-21
8am-12pm
1pm-5pm 

$275.00

Do you want a vast army of mechanical minions to do your bidding? Well, that’s too expensive, but what about one little robot that you can control? We can handle that! Learn the basics of the coding and wiring that it takes to create artificial intelligence that can move and react to the world around it. Campers will take home their own robot! 

Clay Creations

July 22-26
8am-12pm
1pm-5pm 

$275.00

Get you hands dirty learning to make pottery and sculpture. Learn a variety of clay techniques and then design and make your very own masterpiece to be fired in our kiln. Pick up for ceramic pieces will be 4-6 weeks after camp.

Lamp Camp

June 3-7
8am-12pm
1pm-5pm 

$250.00

To quote Brick from Anchorman, “I love lamp.” Over the course of this camp learn how to solder, and wire in a switch; laser cut a wooden base, sand, stain, and assemble it using proper woodworking techniques. Next, it’s time to decorate the shade with watercolor and printmaking techniques; then put the whole thing together and take it home to brighten up your life!

Think outside the canvas!

July 8-12
8am-12pm 

$225.00

Get creative with the essentials:  pencils, paints & watercolors. We’ll use laser cut shapes and more as you learn painting techniques and color theory in an exciting new way.  Draw, paint, and show off all your colors in this traditional art camp with a few makerspace twists!

3D Print and Laser

July 22-26
8am-12pm
1pm-5pm 

$245.00

A big part of what we do here at The Innovation Hub is make products for people on our 3D printers and laser cutters. Now you can learn how to use these same machines that our production staff use on a daily basis! Learn 3D modeling and sculpting, and how to print them on our 3D printers. Create specialized vector graphics and run them on our laser cutters. Learn how to get a design from your mind into your hands!

T-shirt Design

June 17-21
8am-12pm 

$255.00

It’s never too early to start learning the basics of designing and making your own line of t-shirts.  Learn various methods of printing, painting, and dyeing fabric to make your own t-shirts and more! Items to print are included.

Video Game Design

July 8-12
8am-12pm
1pm-5pm 

$225.00

Most kids want to spend their summers playing video games, but some kids actually want to spend their summer making video games and we can help! Learn how to create everything about a video game world from the types of plants down to the gravity of your planet. Then, create a fully animated 2D character to explore your world!

Clean & Green Art

June 10-14
8am-12pm
1pm-5pm

$225.00

Young makers will learn to make art through sustainable and innovative means, utilizing recycled materials to make beautiful and functional works of art.  They will learn to make journals, jewelry, greeting cards, reusable fabric shopping bags, and more.

Robotics

June 24-28
8am-12pm
1pm-5pm

$275.00

Do you want a vast army of mechanical minions to do your bidding? Well, that’s too expensive, but what about one little robot that you can control? We can handle that! Learn the basics of the coding and wiring that it takes to create artificial intelligence that can move and react to the world around it. Campers will take home their own robot! 

Pottery Making

July 29-August 2
8am-12pm
1pm-5pm 

$275.00

Learn pottery hand building, wheel throwing, and decoration techniques.  Then make a place setting of functional pottery dishes and decorate them with underglazes to be fired in our kiln.  

Pick up for ceramic pieces will be 4-6 weeks after camp.

Lamp Camp

June 10-14
8am-12pm
1pm-5pm

$250.00

To quote Brick from Anchorman, “I love lamp.” Over the course of this camp learn how to solder, and wire in a switch; laser cut a wooden base, sand, stain, and assemble it using proper woodworking techniques. Next, it’s time to decorate the shade with watercolor and printmaking techniques; then put the whole thing together and take it home to brighten up your life!

Graphic Design & Digital Fabrication

July 15-18
8am-12pm 

$255.00

Design like the pros.  Learn to organize your thoughts through influences, colors, and fonts.  Use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to bring your ideas to life. Then, fabricate something unique to take home with digital fabrication tools like the laser cutter.

3D Print and Laser

July 29-August 2
8am-12pm
1pm-5pm

$245.00

A big part of what we do here at The Innovation Hub is make products for people on our 3D printers and laser cutters. Now you can learn how to use these same machines that our production staff use on a daily basis! Learn 3D modeling and sculpting, and how to print them on our 3D printers. Create specialized vector graphics and run them on our laser cutters. Learn how to get a design from your mind into your hands!.

Printing & Dyeing

June 24-28 
8am-12pm 

$255.00

Design, dye, and print t-shirts and more in our screen printing studio.  Learn to turn your idea into digital designs and wearable art. We’ll provide items such as t-shirts and bags for each participant.

*We will send more information after registration concerning what you can bring from home to use for screen printing.

Video Game Design

July 15-18
8am-12pm
1pm-5pm

$225.00

Most kids want to spend their summers playing video games, but some kids actually want to spend their summer making video games and we can help! Learn how to create everything about a video game world from the types of plants down to the gravity of your planet. Then, create a fully animated 2D character to explore your world!

iZoo – When Technology Meets Nature |  A Partner Camp with the Little Rock Zoo

Campers (ages 12-13) will explore the Little Rock Zoo as they learn about how technology is used to care for and conserve nature. Students will also learn to use some incredible technology brought in from the Arkansas Innovation Hub as they gain hands-on experience.

Summer Art Apprenticeship Program

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is a great place for learning at any age.  For teens ages 13-18, we are launching a pilot apprenticeship program, which offers learning through teaching others.  Apprentices in our art programs are a special group of volunteers selected to work with us as preparation for a future intern, job/career as an artist, or to find out if art is the right career choice for them.  They will be introduced to the work and progress of being behind the scenes of teaching summer camps and classes at the Innovation Hub. The apprenticeship will be a hands on learning experience. We believe in the methodology of “See One- Do One- Teach One.” They will also get the opportunity to find their own unique skills during the summer, and may be given special projects to work on for the Innovation Hub to practice those skills.  Apprentices will have the opportunity to lead activities during our summer Art Walk nights.

Openings

8 apprentices total: 2 or 3 will be selected for each of the 3 mediums.

Mediums

Screen printing, Ceramics, Graphic Design & Photography.

Cost

Free for all accepted applicants.

Hours

10 hours per week between hours of 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday and 5-8pm for Art Walk nights – an additional 10 hours per week may be spent at the Innovation Hub to work on personal projects if approved by art staff.

Additional Details

Since this is the pilot program, we have a goal of selecting at least 50% of apprentices accepted to be familiar and participated in activities with the Innovation Hub. 

Start Date

June 10

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